Quotes about Ambition

"A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it"

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"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do."

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company and developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.


"Companies that succeed are driven by internal ambition. Stock prices doesn't drive them. Ambition and values drive them. You have to create tenson between reality and aspirations."

Sumantra Ghoshal (1948–2004) was an academic and management guru. Ghoshal co-authored Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution with Christopher A. Bartlett, which has been listed in the Financial Times as one of the 50 most influential management books.


"It's true that you can be anything you want, but it is far easier when your ambition is complemented by the ambition of others."

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American novelist who wrote works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction. He was known for his humanist beliefs as well as being honorary president of the American Humanist Association. He is widely considered one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century.


"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) commonly known as Salvador Dalí , was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres.


"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."

Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an influential American psychologist and writer known in later life for advocating research into psychedelic drugs.


"The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition."

Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (6 August 1715 – 28 May 1747) was a French moralist, essayist, and miscellaneous writer.


"A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive."

Pearl Mae Bailey (March 29, 1918 – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer.


"A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be."

Steven Karl Zoltán Brust (born November 23, 1955) is an American fantasy and science fiction author of Hungarian descent.


"Achievement results from work realizing ambition."

Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard) (3 November 1954) is an English musician who gained popularity as the lead singer of New Wave/post-punk group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring ten UK top ten hits between 1979 and 1983, including three No.1s.