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Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.
François Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Faith is daring to put your dream to the test. It is better to try to do something and fail than to try to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e. e. cummings
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Personal Stories About ‘Ambition’
Never Give Up...Submitted by Rudi
Failure. This is what I new was coming on results day from highschool nothing had gone right and to be quite honest I just messed about the whole time I was at school and many of you reading this will have done to! but nothing could have prepared me for the bluntness of the few things people said to me that day:...
On AmbitionSubmitted by Rosalie Cushman
It is an odd thing, to think you might have peaked in your life; to contemplate however briefly, that the very best, most productive years might be behind you. Odder still, is the acknowledgement that you simply do not operate from the same appetites that once propelled you. It feels strange to discover that just...
Finally GraduatingSubmitted by Anonymous
Years of anticipating this time has finally arrived, there were times when I thought we would never get here. We are having three graduations in one family! My daughter is graduating from 4-year college in nursing, and my son is graduating from high school, and I also just graduated last week. The dream was...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Ambition’
Karen is sick with an "incurable" form of cancer. Her now ex-husband lost all their money in day trading. One of her two adopted children has a learning disability that may never allow him to live alone. Still, instead of feeling sorry for herself, a victim, or helpless, Karen started her own business and is...
Janice ASubmitted by
Mrs. Attaway teaches pre-algebra and algebra at a local middle school in my town and has taught thousands of students. Sure, she teaches the material that is required by law and makes sure that her students understand that material, but she does so much more than that. First of all, hardly anyone understands math...
Bryant LSubmitted by
Born and raised in Cabrini Green, Chicago's most notorious housing project, Bryant beat the odds and became a person that everyone can look up to. Raised in an extremely impoverished community where he shared a one-bedroom apartment with four others and where friends and family were continually being lost to the...
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"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Gabriela, New Jersey
Without ambition, we would not be where we are today.
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Ambition is the desire and discipline to reach your destiny.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
Life is good, but you must take along the principles that governs it.
Omodu Jack-West Worlu, Garden City Magazine