Ambition: (aspiration...desire... aim... )

A strong passion ... will insure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. --- Willam Hazlitt 1778

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for? --- Robert Browning 1812

All human beings, by nature, desire to know. --- Aristotle 384BC

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. There is nothing more potent than thought. Deed follows word and word follows thought. The word is the result of a mighty thought, and where the thought is mighty and pure the result is always mighty and pure. --- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing the service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large. --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

Desire creates the power. --- Raymond Hollingwell

Don't start living tomorrow, tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today. --- Anon xxxx

Far away, there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. --- Louisa May Alcott

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. --- Aristotle 384BC

If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. --- Brendan Francis

If you want to persuade people, show the immediate relevance and value of what you're saying in terms of meeting their needs and desires ... Successful collaborative negotiation lies in finding out what the other side really wants and showing them a way to get it, while you get what you want. --- Herb Cohen

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth. --- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807

If your aim is control, it must be self-control first. If your aim is management, it must be self-management first. --- Anon xxxx

Image creates desire. You will want what you imagine. --- J.G. Gallimore

In the long run, you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Isn't the fulfillment of our duty towards our neighbor an expression of deepest desire? --- Dag Hammarskjold 1905

It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. --- Eric Hoffer

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 1835

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish --- Michelangelo 1474

Love is not getting, but giving. Not a wild dream of pleasure and madness of desire - oh, no - love is not that! It is goodness and honor and peace and pure living - yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest. --- Henry Van Dyke

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood ... Make big plans, aim high in hope and work. --- Daniel H. Burnham

Many people realize their hearts' desires late in life. Continue learning, never stop striving and keep your curiosity sharp, and you will never become too old to appreciate life. --- Anon xxxx

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. --- William Blake 1757

No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. (Islam) --- Sunnah

Our aspirations are our possibilities. --- Robert Browning 1812

Our aspirations are our possibilities. --- Samuel Johnson 1709

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. --- Seneca 4BC

Pearls lie not on the seashore. If thou desirest one thou must dive for it. --- Chinese Proverb xxxx

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim. --- John D Rockefeller, Jr 1874

The aim of the laborer should be, not to get his living, not to get 'a good job,' but to perform well a certain work. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. --- Publius Cornelius Tacitus 55

The greater part of all the mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. --- Thomas Henry Huxley 1825

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