130 Ambition Quotes To Help You Hustle For Your Goals

Looking for inspiring quotes about being ambitious? We have rounded up the best collection of ambition quotes, sayings, proverbs, captions, status, and messages, (including images and pictures) to motivate you to dream big and be successful.

Ambition is the thing one most wants to do in one’s life. Everyone needs the ambition to succeed, whether personally or professionally. Ambition is the driving force to accomplish your goals and is the keystone to success.

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After all, it is necessary to produce tangible results by following your goals. Ambition is a strong will to achieve success, power or money, or something you want to do or accomplish very much. Being ambitious as a student or at your work career is important to be successful.

When you are really passionate about something in life, you put all your hardwork, time, and efforts to make your dream come true. These encouraging quotes on ambition will help you set goals and work with focus and determination to achieve your target.

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Famous Ambition Quotes

  1. “Embrace your ambition.” — Unknown

  2. “Ambition begets vexations.” — Singhalese

  3. “Ambitions reveal direction.” — Mace Windu

  4. “Ambition destroys its possessor.” — Hebrew

  5. “My ambition cannot be stopped!” — Cao Cao
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    quotes for ambition

  6. “If you would get ahead, be a bridge.” — Welsh

  7. “Ambition has no rest.” — Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  8. “Ambition never comes to an end.” — Yoshida Kenko

  9. “Ambition can creep as well as soar.” — Edmund Burke

  10. “Ambition is a good servant but a bad master.” — Unknown

  11. “A woman who has no ambition is not interesting.” — Unknown

  12. “Ambition is more important than ability.” — P.S. Scott
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    quotes about ambition

  13. “Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.” — Frank Tyger
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    ambition quotes

  14. “Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.” — Oscar Wilde

  15. “Ambition beats genius 99 percent of the time.” — Jay Leno
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    quotes on ambition

  16. “Be tough, be ambitious, and know exactly what you want.” — Unknown

  17. “Our ambitions can only be limited by our doubts.” — Rajesh
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    ambitious quotes

  18. “My ambition is always is to get better and better.” — Leo Messi

  19. “Ambition is the first step to success. The second step is action.” — Joann Samuels Sh
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  20. “Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.” — Buddha

  21. “Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.” — Abraham Lincoln

  22. “Ambitions tend to remain undisturbed by realities.” — Frank Herbert

  23. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” — Salvador Dalí

  24. “Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.” — Washington Irving

  25. “When your ambition is big, then your efforts should be even bigger.” — Unknown

Quotes About Being Ambitious

  1. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” — Timothy Leary

  2. “Ambition is not a vice of little people.” — Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

  3. “Love, a pleasant folly; ambition, a serious stupidity.” — Nicolas Chamfort

  4. “Ambition and the belly are the two worst counselors.” — German Proverb

  5. “I suffer from ambition, I am addicted to success, and allergic to average.” — Unknown

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  6. “Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition.” — Alain de Botton

  7. “A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.” — Steven Brust

  8. “To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.” — Samuel Johnson

  9. “Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do.” — Robert Browning

  10. “Ambition is believing in yourself eve when no one else in the world does.” — Unknown

  11. “A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.” — Marcus Aurelius
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    Famous Ambition Quotes

  12. “Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.” — Quintilian

  13. “I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.” — Thomas Carlyle

  14. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” — Bill Bradley
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    ambition goals quotes

  15. “The biggest changes in a woman’s nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition.” — Tagore

  16. “Motivation and ambition either come from fear or love, it’s up to you to choose.” — Kevin Kerr

  17. “Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  18. “Do what you can, but also know your limits. Don’t forget to take care of you too.” — Akiroq Brost

  19. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” — Madonna

  20. “Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes; The glorious fault of Angels and of Gods.” — Alexander Pope

  21. “Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.” — William Lilly

  22. “Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.” — Thomas Otway

  23. “The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.” — Oliver Goldsmith

  24. “Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.” — Bryant McGill

  25. “Where there are large powers with little ambition… nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.” — Sir Henry Taylor

Motivational Quotes About the Power of Ambition

These powerful quotes about ambitious in your career will encourage you to hustle and work hard inspire of obstacles and move your way to success.

Aspirations help you to give a purpose and direction to your life. They can give you something to hope for and aim towards. May these motivational quotes inspire you to aspire to make your dreams come true.

  1. “There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.” — Henry van Dyke

  2. “There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.” — Napoleon Hill

  3. “To me, and if I can bring one second of joy into a child or a grown-up’s life, then I have achieved my lifetime ambition.” — Michael Jackson

  4. “Being ambitious is actually good as long as you do not step on other people’s toes and provides inspiration to fellow men.” — Sara Wellington

  5. “Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.” — Edward Dahlberg

  6. “Some people think ‘ambition’ is a dirty word. I’m here to tell you healthy ambition is a gorgeous sight to behold.” — Michelle Kinsman

  7. “Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme, to be sublimely great, or to be nothing.” — Thomas Southerne

  8. “Many people struggle to realize their ambitions because they spend too much time thinking and too little time doing and looking.” — Michael Matthews

  9. “Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped.” — Suzy Kassem

  10. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  11. “If a person holds no ambitions in this world, he suffers unknowingly. If a person holds ambitions, he suffers knowingly, but very slowly.” — Alan Lightman

  12. “You can realize your full possibilities, but to dominate and achieve you must have high aims, ideals and ambitions — all linked to an iron will.” — Wallace D.

  13. “Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.” — Oscar Wilde

  14. “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.” — David Hume

  15. “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.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

  16. “Realizing your ambitions, controlling your fate, and achieving unrivaled greatness is derived from knowing what to change, how to change, and, most importantly, why to change.” — Dean Gualco

  17. “The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people.” — Mark Twain

  18. “I am ambitious. I set goals; not because I am happy with who I am. I enjoy the experience of rising above my perceived limitations and discovering new levels of my capabilities.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli

  19. “Ambition is a very dangerous thing because either you achieve it and your life ends prematurely, or you don’t, in which case your life is a constant source of disappointment. You must never have ambition.” — Jeremy Clarkson

  20. “Ambition is an uncomfortable companion many times. He creates a discontent with present surroundings and achievements; he is never satisfied but always pressing forward to better things in the future. Restless, energetic, purposeful, it is ambition that makes of the creature a real man.” — Lyndon B. Johnson

Quotes About Ambition and Dreams

These famous success quotations are by popular leaders, celebrities, writers, authors, of all time around the world, who will encourage you with wise words of wisdom to be successful.

The inspirational quotes are great for students, businessmen, entrepreneurs, life, teamwork for a positive approach and growth mindset. Don’t miss our collection of preparation quotes to always be ready in life.

  1. “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” — Elvis Presley

  2. “Whatever you dream of, there will be fulfillment.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

  3. “Just be yourself, hold true to yourself, your dreams and ambitions.” — Patrick Rahn

  4. “The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.” — William Shakespeare (Hamlet)
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    ambition success quotes

  5. “When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

  6. “People with ambition don’t give a damn what other people think of them.” — Diane Setterfield

  7. “Follow your star, it’s never too late, even if it doesn’t quite happen as you expect.” — Jemima Pett

  8. “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” — Maya Angelou
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  9. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” — Criss Jami

  10. “When your ambition is greater than your fear, your life will get bigger than your dream.” — Farshad Asl

  11. “Your ambitions and desires should always be within your control and to benefit you.” — Victoria Michae

  12. “It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.” — Martina Boone

  13. “A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm–it can creep, but it cannot fly.” — Henry Ward Beecher

  14. “There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.” — Jonas Salk

  15. “Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.” — Dwayne Johnson

  16. “Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  17. “You have the patience, the strength and the passion to achieve your ambitions, your goals and your dreams. All you have to do now is try.” — Candid Blog

  18. “Planning in this way also boosts your self-esteem, because it demonstrates to yourself that you are taking your dreams and ambitions seriously.” — Alan Schmidt

  19. “Finding your purpose and realizing your ambitions often starts small, and what better place to start your new motivated life than to begin making changes to yourself.” — Unknown

  20. “Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” — Donald Trump

Ambition And Goals Quotes

Without a strong desire to be success and achieve our goals, nothing is possible. Being ambition is all about determination, focus, persistence, consistency and relentless hard work to be a winner and rise to the top.

How will we achieve big if we don’t dream big? Dreaming big is the first step to success. It is important to aim high to accomplish big targets in our lives. We need to be ambitions and passionate about things we want for ourselves.

  1. “Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.” — Criss Jami

  2. “Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.” — Edgar Bergen

  3. “Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.” — Steve Jobs

  4. “Let your action manifest your thought, your belief and your passion.” — Mohammed Ali Bapir

  5. “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.” — Aaron Lauritsen

  6. “If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way.” — Suzy Kassem

  7. “The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed, you must have a larger ambition.” — John D. Rockefeller

  8. “Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” — Les Brown

  9. “Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.” — Jonathan Swift

  10. “Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.” — Shannon A. Thompson

  11. “Say what we will, we may be sure that ambition is an error. Its wear and tear on the heart are never recompensed.” — Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  12. “If a man does not work passionately – even furiously – at being the best in the world at what he does, he fails his talent, his destiny, and his God.” — George Lois

  13. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” — Roy T. Bennett

  14. “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.” — Thomas Jefferson

  15. “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” — Mark Twain

  16. “It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.” — Anthony Trollope

  17. “An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.” — Mary Kay

  18. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller

  19. “It occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.” — John Green

  20. “Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.” — Benjamin Franklin

Ambition Quotes On Success

There are a lot of things that hold us back from taking a stride towards our goals. At times we might even face failures but failures are a small part of our success story.

We are capable of achieving whatever we want. Sky is the limit, if we are ready to work hard against all odds.

Big dreams might scare you at times. But that is what allows you make great things possible. By simply allowing yourself to dream you put a stepping stone towards achieving greatness.

  1. “Big results require big ambitions.” — James Champy

  2. “Success reveals how little ambition is worth.” — Marty Rubin

  3. “Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.” — Shannon L. Alder

  4. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” — Napoleon Hill
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    Ambition Quotes For Career

  5. “Ambition has the power to change the fate of success.” — Aniket S Sharma

  6. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” — John D. Rockefeller

  7. “Grab it while you can because tomorrow could suck you dry.” — Nora Roberts

  8. “Ambition is the epicenter of perseverance through which accomplishments spell success.” — Byron Pulsifer

  9. “My belief in life is that you need only three things to get to the top- Talent, Ambition and Initiative.” — Ankit Patni

  10. “Your ambitions will rise above your faults and you will get where you wish to go.” — Isabel Stevens Webster

  11. “The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for.” — Habeeb Akande

  12. “Ambition is more than mere desire. It is desire plus incentive – determination – will to achieve the desire.” — Herbert Armstrong

  13. “Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled with great ambitions.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  14. “Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame, A grave to rest in, and a fading name!” — William Winter

  15. “Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.” — Herbert Kaufman

  16. “If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider.” — Dr. Joyce Brothers

  17. “Those moments you fail are not the end, they are periods in which you recollect thoughts, ideas, and ambitions, and change direction.” — Benjamin Chapin

  18. “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 the right road.” — Dag Hammarskjold

  19. “If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.” — Mildred Mcafee

  20. “Inspiration, from whatever the source, arouses feelings within us that rekindle hope, ambition, and determination. It is a momentary whisper of encouragement and reassurance that causes us to become aware of our potential.” — Jim Rohn


Read on to find these encouraging words of wisdom about goals and ambitions that will motivate you in building your business, leading your life, creating successful career, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears to do anything you set your mind to.

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