To be spiritual means you have cosmic ambitions. You want to know not just the whole creation but the Creator and the source of creation as well. To be material means you have petty ambitions of owning a house – or 10 houses – or a whole apartment building.
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.
Alfred P. Sloan
The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will be eager to be set next his host.
Ambition is best tempered with self-knowledge!
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions… Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
Bryant H. McGill
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
Ambition – it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
James M. Barrie
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.