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Ambition is best tempered with self-knowledge!
What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition?
Raising ambition in 2014 is crucial for arriving at a meaningful climate agreement in 2015.
My ambition is to do what I like and to do good things that I might not have done before.
Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
We have these ambitions that are very hard to accomplish because life puts us in our place. We have this battle with mediocrity.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I had no ambition to be a writer because the books I read were too good, my standards were too high.
If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.
God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny more extraordinary than was conceived for Him, yes God is like Me, only more so.
I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you're in trouble. It's like wanting to be married - you'll take anybody. If you want the Oscar really badly, it becomes a naked desire and ambition. It becomes very unattractive.
I have an ounce of Lady Gaga's full-bodied ambition.
I go through stages. Randomly, I'll be attracted to a crazy rocker with tattoos. And I find that I'm extremely attracted to ambition and wit.
There's a lot of obsession about people's personal ambitions.
Without Ataturk's vision, without his ambition and energy, without his astonishing boldness in sweeping away traditions accumulated over centuries, today's Turkey would not exist, and the world would be much poorer.
I've always had ambition, and the acting was successful and put my name on the map, but it was never the plan to stop there.
It's okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.
There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list.
Am I ambitious? I used to be afraid of that word but now I think ambition is a good thing.
American exceptionalism is grounded in the founding of the United States upon an idea, rather than upon the ambitions of men.
I never get bored talking about themes dealing with ambition, leadership and what it means to be an American. I love that stuff. I just love it. I've loved it ever since I was on 'The West Wing.'
An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.
The lifelong health problems of John F. Kennedy constitute one of the best-kept secrets of recent U.S. history - no surprise, because if the extent of those problems had been revealed while he was alive, his presidential ambitions would likely have been dashed.
Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
I really never had any ambitions to be a standup comic. I was talked into it by guys that I used to work out with.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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