Quotations that match 'ambitious'.

President Obama instituted the most anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime. Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless. Mitt Romney
[ Agenda Ambitious Call Called His Instituted Lifetime Measures Most Now Obama Obama Our President Reckless Seen]
Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity. Robert Louis Stevenson
[ Ambitious Attempts Conceived Console Discourage Generally Mediocre Mediocrity Most Our Pocket Their Them Use Wisdom]
I've always been ambitious to be very good at what I do. Glenda Jackson
[ Always Ambitious Been Good Very]
I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting. Thomas Huxley
[ Am Ambitious Content Despise Doubting Exertions Fools Formed Go Half Hand Having Myself Nothing Oh Once Plodding Plough Restless Set Stimulus Their Those Vanity Were Which Wise Would]
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place. Charles Baudelaire
[ Ambitious Another Give Hate Hatred Instinctive Meet Men Place Poetry Progress Road Same Them Two Upon]
I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed. Charles Kuralt
[ Ambitious Driving Labor Needed Sleepless Succeed Think Used]
I don't think I'm very ambitious at all. But I seem to play people who have that quality. Catherine Keener
[ Ambitious Play Quality Seem Think Very]
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
[ Ambitious Anxiety Birds Cage Chain Climb Dogs Great Incessant Labor Men Never Reach Squirrels Still Top Wheel]
I think it should be ambitious and good music does deal with life and art and all these wonderful things. Jonny Greenwood
[ Ambitious Art Deal Does Good Life Music Should These Things Think Wonderful]
Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent. Augustus Hare
[ Ambitious Being Grand Many Saying Things]
Bill and Hillary Clinton have one central idea in their uncluttered, ambitious minds: Hillary in 2008. Let Bush get re-elected, use the '04 primaries and general election to clean out the underbrush of competing Democratic candidates, and proceed unimpeded to the '08 nomination. Dick Morris
[ Ambitious Bill Bush Candidates Central Clean Clinton Competing Democratic Election General Get Hillary Idea Minds Nomination Out Primaries Proceed Re-Elected Their Use]
I'm extremely ambitious. I don't know why people are afraid to say that. I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad. Jada Pinkett Smith
[ Afraid Ambitious Bad Devil Extremely Know Say Sell Soul Success Think Want Why Won]
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. Gustave Flaubert
[ Ambitious Amuse Children Instruction Live Order Purpose Read Yourself]
But time has caught up with it and I think vindicated it. Shampoo, too: very dark, very ambitious movie. Robert Towne
[ Ambitious Caught Dark Movie Shampoo Think Time Too Up Very Vindicated]
I think in the end, when you're famous, people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits. I think I've just become this ambitious, say-whatever's-on-her-mind, intimidating person. And that's part of my personality, but it's certainly not anywhere near the whole thing. Madonna Ciccone
[ Ambitious Anywhere Become Certainly Down End Famous Few Intimidating Just Narrow Near Part Person Personality Thing Think Traits Whole]
I'm not really very ambitious. James D'arcy
[ Ambitious Really Very]
It's funny. Of all the jobs I've been ambitious for, this is one that never crossed my mind. Edmund S. Muskie
[ Ambitious Been Crossed Funny Jobs Mind Never]
The five of us don't know how to exist in any other way. We are an ambitious bunch, I guess. Andy Taylor
[ Ambitious Any Bunch Exist Five Guess How Know Other Us Way]
I'm not ambitious. Amy Sedaris
[ Ambitious]
Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery. R. Buckminster Fuller
[ Ability Ambitious Because Become Behind Effectively Fronts Great Had Individuals Invisible National Nations Operating Powerful Remain Scenery Simply Their Vastly While]
As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic. Jonathan Coe
[ Ambitious Background Became Bigger Books Eventually Grew More Necessary Ones Painting Political Question Scale Situations Social Sometimes Start Which]
It's a very smart and heartfelt movie and that's why, I think, we're all drawn to it. We really showed up for this with this collective idea that it was really ambitious, but we felt we all really had something to gain from it. Robert Downey, Jr.
[ Ambitious Collective Drawn Felt Gain Had Heartfelt Idea Movie Really Showed Smart Something Think Up Very Why]
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel. Joseph Addison
[ Ambitious Among Apt Authors Excel Humour Kinds More None Than Which Works Writing]
There's also a subplot about a guy who manages pop groups. Dave is a very ambitious boy, and he gets offered an audition but only wants to do it on his terms and conditions. He wants to maintain his integrity. Neil Tennant
[ Also Ambitious Audition Boy Conditions Dave Gets Groups Guy His Integrity Maintain Manages Offered Only Pop Terms Very Wants]
For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete. Paul Graham
[ Ambitious Corporate Ladder Most Obsolete Young]
The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes. Jean de la Bruyere
[ Advancement Aid Ambitious Contribute Fortunes His Man Many Master May Persons Slave Whose]
My agent was ambitious for me. But going out and chasing it? No, I'd rather work in my vegetable garden or play with my kid. I guess I'm kind of boring. Kathleen Quinlan
[ Agent Ambitious Boring Chasing Garden Going Guess Kid Kind Out Play Rather Vegetable Work]
We would certainly encourage the Italian government to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform. Rodrigo Rato
[ Agenda Ambitious Certainly Encourage Forward Government Italian Put Reform Would]
I incline to an aristocratic republic. This would satisfy the ambitious spirit among our people. We shall learn from the historic mistakes of others in the same way as we learn from our own; for we are a modern nation and wish to be the most modern in the world. Theodor Herzl
[ Ambitious Among Aristocratic Historic Incline Learn Mistakes Modern Most Nation Others Our Own Republic Same Satisfy Shall Spirit Way Wish World Would]
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue. Walter Scott
[ Ambitious Glory Honor Incentive Natures Our Perfection Principle True Very Virtue]
Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular. Lord North
[ Ambitious Being Does Hardly Man May Men Popular Try Without]
I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build. Julia Ward Howe
[ Am Ambitious Build Climb Confirmed Division Energies Faithful Human]
There is nothing wrong with becoming more ambitious along the way, but I think what the government has asked the council to do is a perfectly good starting point. Estelle Morris
[ Along Ambitious Asked Becoming Council Good Government More Nothing Perfectly Point Starting Think Way Wrong]
Toting around a full orchestra on tour is very ambitious. I would consider doing a show now and then, like do a show at Radio City or Carnegie Hall with a full orchestra. Vanessa Carlton
[ Ambitious Around Carnegie City Consider Doing Full Hall Now Orchestra Radio Show Then Tour Very Would]
People have always thought that I wasn't ambitious. They judged by appearances and were fooled. I was competitive. I wanted success and was willing to work for it. Perry Como
[ Always Ambitious Appearances Competitive Fooled Judged Success Thought Wanted Were Willing Work]
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. Arnold J. Toynbee
[ Aiming Ambitious Beyond Goal Important Itself Life Likely More Most Paradoxical Principle Profoundly Reach Some True Way]
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. Ambrose Bierce
[ Ambitious Any Combustible His Illuminate Name Patriotism Ready Rubbish Torch]
I'm not an overly ambitious person; I don't feel like I have to excel. Chris Evert
[ Ambitious Excel Feel Overly Person]
I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without. Anna Julia Cooper
[ Ambitious Any Constantly Felt Girl Many Suppose Unanswered Within Without]
I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%, you know? I think it's just that he has never... he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him. John Milius
[ Ambitious Anybody Better Else Enough Form Francis Half Him Just Know Late Never Pick Than Things Think]
Who can wonder at the attractiveness... of the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator? Marsilio Ficino
[ Ambitious Attractiveness Bar Bribes Feet Highest Men Orator Our Society Successful Wonder Young]
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune. William Penn
[ Ambitious Blasts Fortune Men Most Power Tallest Trees Winds]
I'm belligerent rather than ambitious. Ian Hart
[ Ambitious Belligerent Rather Than]
It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly, for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable, ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery. Jonathan Mayhew
[ Ambitious Cruel Folly Man Misery Nations Riot Stupid Suffer Their Unaccountable Unreasonable Wanton Whole Would]
Well, I don't know. It's long, it's longer than both of the other books put together, so it's more ambitious. I think I get under the skin of the people a lot more than in the other books. Cory Doctorow
[ Ambitious Books Both Get Know Long Longer Lot More Other Put Skin Than Think Together Under Well]
To be honest, I'm not as goal oriented and ambitious as I once was. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Ambitious Goal Honest Once Oriented]
Tim sends me a fairly ambitious workup in notebook form noting the passages we're going to cover and the chronology of the biblical events, and his commentaries on those things he's read and written. Jerry B. Jenkins
[ Ambitious Biblical Chronology Commentaries Cover Events Fairly Form Going His Notebook Noting Passages Read Sends Things Those Tim Written]
I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure. George W. Bush
[ Ambition Ambitious Failure Hope Hopeful Know Likely Lot More Obviously Opposed Realize Succeed Success Washington]
Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful. Arthur Keith
[ Ambitious Combative Competitive Envious Jealous Man Nature Vengeful]
People say it's not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people. Prince William
[ Actually Ambitious Help Quite Say Wanting]
I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes. I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill. Diane Cilento
[ Ambitious Learn Learnt Movement Skill Sometimes Still Teach Theory Very Which]
I have been ambitious to be a somebody from the time I was 5 years old. Ethel Merman
[ Ambitious Been Old Somebody Time Years]
I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all. Barbra Streisand
[ Ambitious Any Just More Privacy Really Talked Wish]
I've never been ambitious about recording. Harry Dean Stanton
[ Ambitious Been Never Recording]
I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. Madonna Ciccone
[ Ambitious Exactly Know Makes Okay Tough Want]
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head. Elizabeth I
[ Ambitious Hand Harm Head Perilous Strength]
Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others. David Brainerd
[ Ambitious Being Better Business Commands Desire Esteemed Faithfully Further God Heed Others Perform Regard Take Than World]
I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious. Alan Hansen
[ Ambition Ambitious Him Might Seemed Talk Talking Think]
From where I am sitting much of the country now sees the President the way I have seen him since the campaign. He is an ambitious leftist, with little understanding of economics, and with far-reaching goals to create significant and irreversible growth of government and redistribution of wealth through dramatic changes in tax, regulatory, and spending policies. Charles W. Calomiris
[ Am Ambitious Campaign Changes Country Create Dramatic Economics Far-Reaching Goals Government Growth Him Irreversible Leftist Little Much Now Policies President Redistribution Regulatory Seen Sees Significant Since Sitting Spend]
It's hard to be ambitious if you're content, isn't it? Tucker Carlson
[ Ambitious Content Hard]
Everybody is ambitious. The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do. Jean Monnet
[ Ambitious Everybody Question Whether]
I never saw myself as being ambitious, I saw myself as being in love with the profession. I'm a people person. I love to get to know different kinds of people. Jack Kelley
[ Ambitious Being Different Get Kinds Know Love Myself Never Person Profession Saw]
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious. Hannah Arendt
[ Age Ambitious Authority Enough Free Itself Make Must Ours Position Would]
I'm enthusiastic and ambitious, and I work hard. Jason Statham
[ Ambitious Enthusiastic Hard Work]
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious. Baruch Spinoza
[ Abject Ambitious Believed Envious Humble Most Those Usually]
Before we got married, I had tremendous ambition. Once we got married and I started having children, then I just thought that that was my real life. Steve was definitely more ambitious than I. Eydie Gorme
[ Ambition Ambitious Before Children Definitely Got Had Having Just Life Married More Once Real Started Steve Than Then Thought Tremendous]
When ambitious desires arise in thy heart, recall the days of extremity thou has passed through. Ieyasu Tokugawa
[ Ambitious Arise Days Desires Extremity Heart Passed Recall Thou Through Thy]
Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious goals to improve efficiency of our cars. What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency. Jay Inslee Car
[ Adopted Ambitious Back Boost Cars Did Efficiency Fairly Get Goals Got Improve Our Some Tremendous]
I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country. George Washington
[ Am Approbation Country Founded Good Honors Other Promote Public Than View]
Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess. Robert Adamson
[ Ambitious Books Guess Living Make Plan Poetry Pretty Publish Well Write Writing]
Being a celebrity or anything else where you're really ambitious, it's really a game to see how successful you can get. Joe Rogan
[ Ambitious Anything Being Celebrity Else Game Get How Really See Successful Where]
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position. Jean de la Bruyere
[ Ambitious His Man Many Master Masters May Position Slave Useful]
You think of stars as ambitious or aggressive or self-oriented. John Turturro
[ Aggressive Ambitious Stars Think]
I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person. But I'm a spiritual person as well. I believe in creative visualization. So for me to go to America - which I find such a positive place - well, I took to it like a duck to water. Victoria Beckham
[ Ambitious America Believe Creative Driven Duck Find Go Person Place Positive Spiritual Such Took Very Visualization Water Well Which]
Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television science fiction series ever made. It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it. Bill Mumy
[ Ambitious Babylon Big Biggest Different Ever Fiction Five Made Most Novel Over Probably Science Series Stories Television Told Within Years]
The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty. Fisher Ames
[ Ambitious Believe Call Democracy Ignorant Known Liberty Licentiousness Propensity Which]
I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent. Christiane Amanpour
[ Announced Begin Boy Correspondent Equivalent Foreign Going Innocently Just Quickly Really Tea Thereof Very Wanted]
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. Louisa May Alcott
[ Ambitious Between Difference Especially Genius Learn Long Men Takes Talent Time Women Young]
If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery. Charles Krauthammer
[ Affairs Ambitious Contract Covering Devious Discovery Dull Enough Expert Get Going Hide History Insist Life Messy Nothing Our Out Personal Pristine Public Reserved Rich Risk Running Show Their Things Those Tracks Very Virtu]
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 Browning Business
[ Ambitious Anxiety Birds Cage Chain Climb Dogs Great Incessant Labor Men Never Reach Squirrels Still Top Wheel]
Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers. David Kay
[ Action Advisers Aggressive Ambitious Chose Course Disagreed Estimate Fortunately Kennedy Less President Recommended Robert Than Their]
As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him. William Shakespeare
[ Ambitious Him Honour Slew Valiant]