A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do!
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
Beyond this world strange things are known; Use the key, unlock the door; See what your fate might have in store; Come explore your dreams' creation.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
Failures are divided into two classes --those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves
Great opportunity to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
It may be that those who do most, dream most.
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
Know your limits, but never accept them.
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude
Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we storm heaven itself in our folly.
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.
Some wo(men) have thousand of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up.
Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them.
The difference between the ground and the heights you achieve.
The Largest Room in the World, is the Room for Improvement.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.
There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.
Too low they build who build below the skies.
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.
We must accept finite disappointment,but never lose infinite hope.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail
What is my loftiest ambition? I've always wanted to throw an egg at an electric fan.
Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.
When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
You can sit around and wait for the good things to happen to you, you can go out and make them happen.
You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
You cannot discover new ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.