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AMBITION QUOTATIONS
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“Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.”

Frank Tyger

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“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.”

Hal Boyle

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“The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.”

William Shakespeare

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“You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world and you will be something. “I cannot,” never accomplished anything; "I will try,” has wrought wonders.”

J. Hawes

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“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.”

Elvis Presley

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“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“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

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“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.”

Les Brown

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“Your ambition should be to get as much life out of living as you possibly can, as much enjoyment, as much interest, as much experience, as much understanding. Not simply be what is generally called a ‘success.’”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.”

Henry van Dyke

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“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”

Thomas Edison

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“It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.”

Anthony Trollope

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'ambition'.
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Angie D My hero is my aunt, Angie. In February 2008, she was hit by a drunk driver. Not that much damage happened to her. Later on in the year, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was tough to get through. I don't know if she still has breast cancer, but I do know that she is getting better. Soon she says that she...
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Monte R My husband is my hero. We married in 1991. We had nothing but happiness and love for one another. After a few years of working different jobs, my husband decided we needed to do more to be successful and achieve our goals. In 1998, he decided to go to college, get a degree, and find a job that he enjoyed that...
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Tenise Tenise is my hero for all that she did with her role as the president of L.I.F.E. (Love is Finding Everyone), a Colorado Springs teen service group. As the group's leader, Tenise organized dances and step shows to fund an impressive number of community service projects. She rallied L.I.F.E.'s members to provide...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACCEPTANCE
ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BE SUPER
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
CURIOSITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DISCOVERY
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FREEDOM
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INITIATIVE
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
NEVER EVER GIVE UP
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PERSPECTIVE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SELFLESSNESS
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
WONDER
YOU GOT THIS
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Your Comments
Omodu Jack-West from Nigeria DECEMBER 21, 2016
Believe in yourself else nobody will. Picture the future!

Olamide Ijaduola from Abuja, Nigeria AUGUST 28, 2014
...the best site I've come across so far

Mark A. Hill from Miami , Florida JULY 26, 2014
Believe

psionic from that one place APRIL 2, 2014
row row fight the power

Gabriela from New Jersey MARCH 7, 2014
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

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