Ambitions Quotes

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J.M. Barrie
“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”
J.M. Barrie, The Little Minister

Israelmore Ayivor
“Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Steve Maraboli
“Become the leader of your life. Lead yourself to where you want to be. Breathe life back into your ambitions, your desires, your goals, your relationships.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Tanzy Sayadi
“The aching in my chest
isn't because I miss you,
it's realizing that you have
become someone I no longer know,
your fears, your 4 am thoughts,
your achievements,
are things I no longer have an equivalent to.
Who we were and who we are
are four different people,
and the me from now
doesn't relate to the me from then,
let alone to the you from now.
-Tanzy Sayadi and Jarod Kintz”
Tanzy Sayadi, liQUID PROse QUOtes

Sanhita Baruah
“It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.”
Sanhita Baruah

Jeffrey Archer
“Are parents always more ambitious for their children than they are for themselves?”
Jeffrey Archer, A Prisoner of Birth

J. Krishnamurti
“How do you listen? Do you listen with your projections, through your projection, through your ambitions, desires, fears, anxieties, through hearing only what you want to hear, only what will be satisfactory, what will gratify, what will give comfort, what will for the moment alleviate your suffering? If you listen through the screen of your desires, then you obviously listen to your own voice; you are listening to your own desires. And is there any other form of listening? Is it not important to find out how to listen not only to what is being said but to everything – to the noise in the streets, to the chatter of birds, to the noise of the tramcar, to the restless sea, to the voice of your husband, to your wife, to your friends, to the cry of a baby? Listening has importance only when on is not projecting one’s own desires through which one listens. Can one put aside all these screens through which we listen, and really listen?”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

Stormie Omartian
“My dreams had to be His dreams, the ones He placed in my heart. They couldn't be the ones I thought I should have, or needed for the purpose of making other people like me.”
Stormie Omartian, Stormie: A Story of Forgiveness and Healing

Oliver Burkeman
“We’ve been granted the mental capacities to make almost infinitely ambitious plans, yet practically no time at all to put them into action.”
Oliver Burkeman, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

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

“If you chase after everything at once, you stand a good chance of ending up empty-handed.”
Tadahiko Nagao, Kokology: The Game of Self-Discovery

Durgesh Satpathy
“Sometimes our highest goal becomes our big enemy when we move towards our goal blindly without focusing on the path we follow.”
Durgesh Satpathy, Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

Maurice Chevalier
“It is a matter of artistic instinct. In his own thoughts and feelings and way of doing things an actor is worth nothing or he is worth something. If he is worth something then he will try to be worth something more as is only normal in anyone who wants to get on. I can think of no other way to explain artistic development.”
Maurice Chevalier

Leo Tolstoy
“I longed with all my soul to be good, but I was young; I had passions and I as alone, completely alone, in my search for goodness. Every time I tried to display my innermost desires - a wish to be morally good - I met with contempt and scorn, and as soon as I gave in to the base desires I was praised and encouraged. Ambition, lust for power, self-interest, lechery, pride, anger, revenge, were all respected qualities. As I yielded to these passions I became like my elders and I felt that they were pleased with me.”
Leo Tolstoy, A Confession and Other Religious Writings

Ron Baratono
“Don't over think things, just do you.”
Ron Baratono

“Admire the strength of youthfulness, use your energy to purse your ambitions.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Admire the strength of youthfulness, use your energy to pursue your ambitions.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

William Shakespeare
“We are woven from the fabric of which our dreams are made.”
William Shakespeare

“The worth and value of your ambition hinges on the principles which nourish it.”
Sebastien Richard, Lead Like a Superhero: What Pop Culture Icons Can Teach Us About Impactful Leadership

Narayanan Palani
“Work on ambitions as if you are to disappear tomorrow; Forgive people as if you are to see them disappear tomorrow”
Narayanan Palani

“Life does not take vacations.
Neither should your ambitions.
In this life right here, right now...
fulfilling your dreams should be your only vow.”
Ricardo Derose

Ranjani Rao
“Basic gardening knowledge tells us that plants located adjacent to each other in the same soil, with similar exposure to sunlight and equal access to water and nourishment may grow at different rates and in different ways. My siblings and I were very different—in personality and temperament, in our views and opinions, and in our dreams and ambitions for the future. How could I be expected to evolve at the same pace and in the same direction as a stranger with whom I had tried (and failed) to build a mutually enabling relationship?”
Ranjani Rao, Rewriting My Happily Ever After - A Memoir of Divorce and Discovery

Lucy  Carter
“It’s because I have certain standards for the connotations that my name rings and the legacy that I leave behind,” I responded. “When people hear my name, I want them to recognize it for the reasons that I want. I want to be recognized for my intellect, my intellectual discoveries, my writing, my contributions to equality, and other such things. I don’t just want to be recognized for being a converter; I want to be recognized for being who I truly am.”

“You want to be famous?”

“I would have to be in order for my legacy to be known… but I want to be famous for intellectual change, philosophical contributions, my writing, and my support of equality. I don’t just want to be famous for converting! My life could amount to more than just conversion!”
Lucy Carter, The Reformation

Raphael Canossa
“What drives us forward, can just as well pull us down: our ambitions, prejudice, overwhelming pride, the inability to believe - in God, in friends, in the mankind in general.”
Raphael Canossa, Love and Die Twice: Between Passion and Destiny

“When following your heart be careful not to lose your mind.”

“When following your heart be careful not to lose your mind”
Aegelis, Sophizo

Ann Petry
“When she was in high school she had believed that white people wanted their children to be president of the United States; that most of them worked hard with that goal in mind. And if not president--well, perhaps a cabinet member.”
Ann Petry, The Street

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