13 of the Greatest Quotes on Ambition

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Ambition is one quality that not a lot of people have. But for those who do have it, they seem to always be succeeding at everything. I recently wrote about how to know if you’re ambitious and reviewed some inspiring examples of ambitious people. But to dive deeper into the topic, here are some of the best quotes on ambition.

Top 5 Ambition Quotes

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

“Distance yourself from negative people who try to lower your motivation and decrease your ambition. Create space for positive people to come into your life. 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

“A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.” — Marcus Aurelius

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

“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

4 Quotes on What You Can Do With Ambition

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

“Big results require big ambitions.” — Heraclitus

“Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them– that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.” — L.M. Montgomery

“Ambition beats genius 99 percent of the time.” — Jay Leno

4 Quotes on How to Use Ambition

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

“Ambition without action is fantasy.” — Bryant McGill

“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.” — Cesar Chavez

“Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love.” — Robin S. Sharma

Let’s Wrap This Up

Becoming ambitious will take you far in life. You will accomplish much more by taking on lofty goals and putting in the work to achieve them than you will by thinking small. 

I hope these quotes have inspired you to become ambitious, use it to set exciting goals, and work hard to achieve amazing things.