If you aspire to the highest place it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
Ambition must be made to counteract ambition
“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.”
If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's ok. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.
“A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.”
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
“A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions”
“The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.”
“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”