Ambition Quotes

Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.

Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do.

Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself And falls on the other side. (Macbeth)

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.

When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. (Julius Caesar)

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book — what others do not say in whole books.

As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him. (Julius Caesar)

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.