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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: Ambition

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

Today's theme is Ambition. Ambition can be a negative thing when it becomes ruthless or disregard's human life or emotions, but it can also be a positive force for change and achievement. As this is the beginning of a new year, I figure there's no better time for a little ambition. :D

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."--Salvador Dali

"Get going. Move forward. Aim high. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here."--Donald Trump

"Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds."--Oscar Wilde

"Oh, it's delightful to have ambitions. I"m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them--that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.--L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

"Ambition should be made of sterner stuff."--William Shakespeare

"All people dream, but not equally.
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come true."--D.H. Lawrence
Which is your favorite quote about ambition? Do you have one to add?

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