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Throw away all ambition beyond that of doing the day's work well. The travelers on the road to success live in the present, heedless of taking thought for the morrow. Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your wildest ambition. (Quote by - William Osler)

It's been my ambition for about 30 years to do a full- length animation film. (Quote by - Paul McCartney)

But what will not ambition and revenge Descend to? who aspires must down as low As high he soar'd, obnoxious first and last To basest things. (Quote by - John Milton)

If at great things thou would'st arrive, Get riches first, get wealth, and treasure heap, Not difficult, if thou hearken to me; Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand, They whom I favor thrive in wealth amain, While virtue, valor, wisdom, sit in want. (Quote by - John Milton)

In our country, true teams rarely exist . . . social barriers and personal ambitions have reduced athletes to dissolute cliques or individuals thrown together for mutual profit . . . Yet these rugby players. with their muddied, cracked bodies, are struggling to hold onto a sense of humanity that we in America have lost and are unlikely to regain. The game may only be to move a ball forward on a dirt field, but the task can be accomplished with an unshackled joy and its memories will be a permanent delight. The women and men who play on that rugby field are more alive than too many of us will ever be. The foolish emptiness we think we perceive in their existence is only our own. (Quote by - Victor Cahn)

To make converts is the natural ambition of everyone. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. (Quote by - Cesar Chavez)

On the summit see, The seals of office glitter in his eyes; He climbs, he pants, he grasps them! At his heels, Close at his heels, a demagogue ascends, And with a dexterous jerk soon twists him down, And wins them, but to lose them in his turn. (Quote by - William Cowper)

They please, are pleas'd, they give to get esteem Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me. (Quote by - Robert Browning)

The shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice A banner with the strange device, Excelsior! (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God. (Quote by - Madonna)

The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed; you must have a larger ambition. There is no mystery in business success. If you do each day's task successfully, and stay faithfully within these natural operations of commercial laws which I talk so much about, and keep your head clear, you will come out all right. (Quote by - John D. Rockefeller)

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. (Quote by - Timothy Leary)

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens. (Quote by - Lao Tzu)

I know what I have done, and Your Honor knows what I have done. Somewhere between my ambition and my ideals, I lost my ethical compass. (Quote by - Jeb Stuart Magruder)

Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition. (Quote by - Sir William Osler)

My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions. (Quote by - Omar Bongo)

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favor cannot satisfy him (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

Music was what I always wanted to do and I was one of the lucky few to achieve my ambition and earn a living from it for which I'm very grateful. (Quote by - Babyface)

Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose (Quote by - Frank Tyger)

When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

A driving ambition is of little use if you're on the wrong road (Quote by - Frank Tyger)

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