Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
My favorite literary heroine is Jo March. It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer.
Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.
An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.
I'm instinctively very suspicious and guarded, and I try to counteract it so much. I find reason allows you to be open, and my only sort of ambition in life is to try and be as open as possible.
The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
If you want a nation to have space exploration ambitions, you've got to send humans.
I have to make sure I stay focused and have the same ambition I've always had and work hard - that's the key to success.
Queen songs tend to be about very personal things: personal dreams and personal ambitions.
Accidents on big mountains happen when people's ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.
The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope - and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
Ambition never is in a greater hurry than I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
What we have, what we wish we had - ambitions fulfilled, ambitions disappointed, investments won, investments lost, elections won, elections lost - these things may occupy our attention, but they do not define us.
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
I had lost my way for some time, so I need to do things that I am happy with. It's not about being the number one heroine or money. It's about doing roles that I enjoy. My biggest ambition is happiness.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.