Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
When ambition ends, happiness begins.
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Irish poet & playwright
Big results require big ambitions.
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
American singer & actor
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Men rise from one ambition to another: First, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
Ambition beats genius 99 percent of the time.
American television host
Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
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.
The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognise the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition.
(This story appears in the 11 February, 2022 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)