Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.

- Walter Savage Langor


Ambition - an overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

- Ambrose Bierce

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to do so.

- Charles De Gaulle

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

- Oscar Wilde

Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.

- Baltasar Gracian


Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.

- Ben Jonson


A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.

- Samuel Johnson

A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


Nothing is so commonplace as to wish to be remarkable.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


In man, ambition is the common'st thing 
Each one, by nature, loves to be a King.

- Robert Herrick


Ambition lubricates the mind.