Selected Quotes about Ambition

There's never been a real destination resort in Asia, and when we open the Venetian Macao, it will be the first. -- Sheldon Adelson

We've had some tough times, but we've hung in there. -- Paul Allen

Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want. -- Robert G Allen

We're getting hurt, but I'm a long-term investor. -- Prince Alwaleed

My wheels are running. My investments are local, regional and international. -- Prince Alwaleed

If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all. -- Prince Alwaleed

It is hope in this wider sense which enabled my father to build, from scratch, one of India's largest modern enterprises. His was an undertaking powered by hard work, initiative, self-belief but, above all else, the capacity, as he would often say, "to dream with your eyes wide open". -- Anil Ambani

We are using new technologies in meaningful ways. To build our new refinery in 60 percent of the time it took to build our first, we are training 20,000 people in a new generation of welding technology in six months. -- Mukesh Ambani

In my father's language: "To create something out of nothing." That possibility exists in India even in old-world sectors like agriculture. -- Mukesh Ambani

I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times. -- Mukesh Ambani

Now that economic realism has finally arrived in India, the future lies in becoming a strong economic power. Dominance in the world will come only from how well a nation can cope with economic realism and towards that India must work, must find its own place under the sun. -- Mukesh Ambani

In the coming five years, there'll be activity in the luxury world and we'll be there. -- Bernard Arnault

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared. -- Mary Kay Ash

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go farther than a great idea that inspires no one. -- Mary Kay Ash

Children, you must remember something. A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. -- Pearl Bailey

Over the next 6 years alone, we will invest another $40 billion in innovation, continuing to make us a top R&D spender in any industry. -- Steve Ballmer

We're going to compete. We're going to be in the online business. We are going to have a core around online. We're going to be excellent. -- Steve Ballmer

I think a lot of people were under the impression that property development was a way of becoming a millionaire in six months, while doing nothing, and I don’t think that's the case. And I'm not sure it ever has been, really. -- Sarah Beeny

I always win, I'm cursed to win. -- Silvio Berlusconi

Only I can turn this country around. -- Silvio Berlusconi

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better. -- Jeff Bezos

I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country. -- Tony Blair

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. -- William Blake

As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work. -- Sergey Brin

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. -- Les Brown

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. -- Robert Burton

The universe likes SPEED. Don’t delay, don’t second-guess, don’t doubt.. -- Rhonda Byrne

I want to be the voice of change and hope. I want to confront the big challenges this country faces. -- David Cameron

We went from one million to 20 million subscribers in the past five years. That's great, but a billion people watch CNN. -- Steve Case

We do believe we're on the path of building what may be the most valuable company and most respected company in the world someday, and we're going to continue to focus on making that happen. -- Steve Case

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. -- Joseph Conrad

If an enterprise does not aspire to be the best of its kind, it will attract second-rate employees, and it will be soon forgotten. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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

I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient, so am I presently perfect and not deficient because I will be different tomorrow. I will grow and I am not deficient. -- Wayne Dyer

There's no good idea that can't be improved on. -- Michael Eisner

We are seeing improvement across key financial measures, but we are not where we want to be yet. -- Michael Eisner

Winning is not enough. All others must lose. -- Larry Ellison

It's fascinating as we continue to innovate and lead the way in both the application space and the database space. In the very beginning, people said you couldn't make relational databases fast enough to be commercially viable. I thought we could, and we were the first to do it. But we took tremendous abuse until IBM said, "Oh yeah, this stuff is good." -- Larry Ellison

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. -- William Faulkner

We're not in this for the fast money. Really, what we want is to be part of this industry. -- David Filo

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. -- Henry Ford

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. -- Anatole France

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other. -- Sigmund Freud

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Mahatma Gandhi

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. -- David Lloyd George

You can never be comfortable with your success, you've got to be paranoid you're going to lose it. -- Lou Gerstner

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood. -- Kahlil Gibran

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. -- Langston Hughes

You've got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it." It's called perseverance. -- Lee Iacocca

The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do - they always reach. -- Lee Iacocca

When I was a kid, they'd say, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" kids would go Wonder Woman, an astronaut. Do you know what I always said? World domination - so we're on our way. -- Terri Irwin

We have to still develop the Ikea group. We need many billions of Swiss francs to take on China or Russia. -- Ingvar Kamprad

It was our duty to expand. Those who cannot or will not join us are to be pitied. What we want to do, we can do and will do, together. A glorious future! -- Ingvar Kamprad

Think and act big and grow smaller, or think and act small and grow bigger. -- Herb Kelleher

Goethe tells us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment, 'Stay, thou art so fair.' -- Robert Francis Kennedy

I like to dream, but I like to make things happen. -- Heidi Klum

I always try to make my things happen. -- Heidi Klum

Ultimately, we wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour. -- Phil Knight

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition. -- Michael Korda

Visions of McDonald's restaurants dotting crossroads all over the country paraded through my brain. I don't believe in saturation. We're thinking and talking worldwide. -- Ray Kroc

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied. -- Niccolo Machiavelli

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -- Nelson Mandela

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. -- Og Mandino

Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top - or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another. -- Richard Nixon

You appear to have a good project... we wish you well in this endeavor. -- David Packard

I don't want to be left behind. In fact, I want to be here before the action starts. -- Kerry Packer

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority, otherwise called ambition. -- Cesare Pavese

Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them. -- James Cash Penney

I urge you to set a tough, quantitative target for adding "differentiators" as I call them, to every service you provide. -- Tom Peters

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. -- Colin Powell

I want Wipro to be among the top ten IT companies in the world. -- Azim Premji

Are we all clear that we want to build something that can aspire to be a world power - not just a trading bloc, but a political entity? -- Romano Prodi

You can get anywhere if you simply go one step at a time. -- Dave Ramsey

I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build. -- John Rockefeller

I have no interest in being the biggest, the most profitable or the largest retailer. I just want The Body Shop to be the best, most breathlessly exciting company - and one that changes the way business is carried out. -- Anita Roddick

I think that the moment for women has arrived. Not for women but simply for the harmony of life. -- Segolene Royal

We must love stupid people better than ourselves; are they not the really unfortunate ones of this world? Do not people without taste and without ideal grow constantly weary, rejoicing in nothing, and being quite useless here below? -- George Sand

Nothing -- I mean nothing -- and no-one -- I mean no-one -- will stop me going through to the end, and trying to be ready for the challenge of 2007. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer... He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen. -- Robert L. Schwartz

If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves. -- Joseph Stalin

I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken. -- Martha Stewart

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. -- Harold Taylor

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. -- Mother Teresa

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. -- Henry David Thoreau

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake . . . by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. -- Henry David Thoreau

I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. -- Donald Trump

My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and the I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after. -- Donald Trump

Don't get mad. Get everything! -- Ivana Trump

I just love it when people say I can't do it, there's nothing that makes me feel better [than proving them wrong] because all my life, people have said that I wasn't going to make it. -- Ted Turner

You can never quit. Winner never quit, and quitters never win. -- Ted Turner

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain

From compromise and things half done, Keep me with stern and stubborn pride, And when at last the fight is won, God, keep me still unsatisfied. -- Louis Untermeyer

High expectations are the key to everything. -- Sam Walton

We're all working together; that's the secret. And we'll lower the cost of living for everyone, not just in America, but we'll give the world an opportunity to see what it's like to save and have a better lifestyle, a better life for all. We're proud of what we've accomplished ; we've just begun. -- Sam Walton

If you can imagine it,You can achieve it.If you can dream it,You can become it. -- William Arthur Ward

People say it's not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people. -- Prince William

If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it. -- Woodrow Wilson

No matter how good you get you can always get better and that's the exciting part. -- Tiger Woods

We are driving innovation to be leaders in areas such as advertising, music, broadband, and search. Consumers vote with their mouse every day and we never take their choices for granted. -- Jerry Yang

We still have a long way to go. Companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Intel were just starting at their 10-year anniversary. -- Jerry Yang

You can get everything in life you want if you will just give enough other people get what they want. -- Zig Ziglar

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