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Quotations about Ambition


Ambition is a powerful force that fuels our aspirations, pushes us beyond our comfort zones, and inspires us to reach for the stars. It is the catalyst for personal growth, professional success, and the pursuit of meaningful accomplishments. In this compilation, we explore the lighter side of ambition, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, relatable, and sometimes absurd aspects of our pursuit of greatness. So, fasten your seatbelt, embrace your ambitions, and get ready to embark on a journey filled with laughter and inspiration.

Get ready to laugh as we present a compilation of funny quotations about ambition. While ambition is often associated with seriousness and determination, there are moments of levity, irony, and self-deprecating humour that arise when navigating the ups and downs of pursuing our goals. From witty observations on the lengths we go to achieve success to humorous reflections on the unexpected outcomes of our ambitions, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and sometimes comical aspects of our relentless drive.

quotations about ambition

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition." Timothy Leary(psychologist, 1920-1996)

"Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy." Milan Kundera (Czech writer, 1929-)

"People assume you slept your way to the top. Frankly, I couldn't sleep my way to the middle." Joni Evans (American publisher, 1942-)

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." Salvador Dali (Spanish painter, 1904-89)

"When ambition ends, happiness begins." Thomas Merton (theologian, 1915-1968)

"Ambition is the last refuge of the failure." Oscar Wilde (playwright, 1854-1900)

"A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be." Steven Brust (author, 1955-)

"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book." Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher, 1844-1900)

"At the age of six, I wanted to be a cook. At seven, I wanted to be Napoleon, and my ambition has been growing steadily ever since." Salvador Dali (Spanish painter, 1904-89)

"My grandfather once told me that there two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition there." Indira Gandhi (Indian stateswoman, 1917-84)

"The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman, and have a French boyfriend." Katharine Hepburn (American actress, 1907-2003)

"Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket." Victor Hugo (French writer, 1802-85)

For years, politicians have promised the moon. I'm the first one to be able to deliver it. Richard Milhous Nixon (American Republican statesman, 1913-94)

Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes. P. J. O'Rourke 1947- American humorous writer

A self-made man is one who believes in luck and sends his son to Oxford. Christina Stead (Australian novelist, 1902-83)

"There is always room at the top." Daniel Webster (American politician, 1782-1852) having been advised against joining the legal profession due to overcrowding.

"Every nice girl's ambition." John Betjeman (English poet, 1906-84) upon seeing a commemorative stone engraved "Laid by the Poet Laureate" (John Masefield).

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