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To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
When you're a very ambitious person, the things that are disappointing are when other people around you aren't as enthusiastic.
I've known ambitious people with no aptitude for the thing they did. Most of whom, rather terrifyingly, tended to succeed.
Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.
I was an ambitious child and I tended to be scatterbrained. If I was at school and saw a bird outside the window I wanted to follow it. I was adventurous.
Although I am small, ugly and dirty, I am highly ambitious, and at the slightest flattery, I immediately start to strut like a turkey.
Until women are as ambitious as men, they're not gong to achieve as much as men.
I'm a modern woman in the sense of I take care of myself, I'm fiercely independent, and I'm really ambitious. Yet I have these old-school thoughts in my mind.
I think it's better to be overly ambitious and fail than to be underambitious and succeed in a mundane way. I have been very fortunate. I failed upward in my life!
Francis Ford Coppola
I'm ambitious. But if I weren't as talented as I am ambitious, I would be a gross monstrosity.
My first serious attempts at writing were made in 1868, and I took up two very different lines of composition; I wrote some short stories of a very flimsy type, and also a work of a much more ambitious character, 'The Lives of the Black Letter Saints.'
I've always been ambitious since I was nine years old and that was never going to change.
I was definitely different from the other kids... I was more ambitious. I knew what I liked and what I wanted, and I worked really hard. I was a very serious kid.
People think they have to be ambitious. But at a certain age, all you want is to be around nice, decent people.
I'm the most ambitious person you ever met.
I'm not very ambitious at all.
Hoover was incredibly ambitious as a young man. He was highly motivated to succeed in Washington, primarily due to his mother's expectations of him.
It's a very smart and heartfelt movie and that's why, I think, we're all drawn to it. We really showed up for this with this collective idea that it was really ambitious, but we felt we all really had something to gain from it.
Robert Downey, Jr.
I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person. But I'm a spiritual person as well.
I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person. But I'm a spiritual person as well. I believe in creative visualization. So for me to go to America - which I find such a positive place - well, I took to it like a duck to water.
I'm extremely ambitious. I don't know why people are afraid to say that. I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Everybody is ambitious. The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do.
I know that the last thing a book wants is to just sit around unread, serving as an element of interior decorating. So when I have people over, all they have to do is glance at my books, and I implore them to take a few home with them. If I am really ambitious, I pack books into boxes and donate them to prisons.
When sudden death takes a president, opportunities for new beginnings flourish among the ambitious and the tensions among such people can be dramatic, as they were when President Kennedy was killed.
Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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