Home » Life Quotes

53+ Ambition Quotes For Chasing Dreams (MINDSET)

Whether you’re looking for the perfect caption or an image to share for motivation, check out the list of quotes I put together to get inspired by! Check out the free printable wall art to hang up around your space to change your daily outlook for the better…

Motivational Quotes About Ambition

steve jobs change the world famous quote for motivation

1. “Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.” – Steve Jobs

ralph waldo emerson quote to inspire ambition

2. “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

oscar wilde true progress quote

3. “Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.” – Oscar Wilde

if the fire in your heart is strong quote

4. “If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way.” – Suzy Kassem

seneca the younger progress is boundless motivating quote

5. “When once ambition has passed its natural limits, its progress is boundless.” – Seneca the Younger

ambition greater than your fear caption to inspire

6. “When your ambition is greater than your fear, your life will get bigger than your dream.” – Farshad Asl

helen keller success achieved quotation

7. “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.” – Helen Keller

all you have to do now is try caption image

8. “You have the patience, the strength, and the passion to achieve your ambitions, your goals, and your dreams. All you have to do now is try.” – Unknown

driven quote about having ambition in life david goggins

9. “Motivation is crap. Motivation comes and goes. When you’re driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.” – David Goggins

Ambition Printable Wall Art

printable ambition quotes to hang up on vision board

With four different quotes to choose from, you can print these off and hang them up on your vision board, around the apartment, or on the fridge! Let me know what you think of them…

quotes to print at home with ambition and motivational captions

Here’s how to print:

  • Download the PDF below
  • Print off on heavy-weight paper
  • Trim along the cutmarks
  • Hang them up around your space to get motivated and stay ambitious in chasing your dreams

Funny Ambition Sayings & Captions

charles bukowski ambition funny short quote

10. “My ambition is handicapped by laziness.” – Charles Bukowski

salvador dali ambition growing funny saying

11. “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” – Salvador Dali

madonna know exactly what i want in life quotation

12. “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” – Madonna

Related Post: Elizabeth Taylor Quotes

martina boone inspiring words about accomplishing goals

13. “It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.” – Martina Boone

robert greene ambition and glory quote

14. “Stupidity and human incompetence are the great evils, not ambition and glory.” – Robert Greene

Ambition Quotes About Goals & Dreams

be ambitious not afraid to do what you love caption

15. “Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.” – Dwayne Johnson

henry wadsworth longfellow success quotation

16. “Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

comfort kills ambition inspirational caption

17. “Comfort kills ambition. Get uncomfortable and get used to it in your pursuit of your goals and dreams.” – Robert Kiyosaki

Check Out My Printable Quotes!

If you’re looking for motivation throughout your day or you want to be surrounded by positivity… check out all of my printable quotes on Pinterest for inspiration to stay ambitious

do hard things quote to print at home
calvin coolidge do something at once quotation

18. “We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.” – Calvin Coolidge

bryant h mcgill ambition without actions is fantasy quote

19. “Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.” – Bryant H. McGill

terry josephson overcoming inexperience quote about ambition

20. “Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.” – Terry Josephson

motivation is more than desire herbert armstrong

21. “Ambition is more than mere desire. It is desire plus incentive – determination – will to achieve the desire.” – Herbert Armstrong

Powerful Life Sayings To Inspire Ambition

maya angelou desire to reach for the stars

22. “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” – Maya Angelou

be ambitious when chasing your dreams in life caption

23. “When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

criss jami persistence motivational quote

24. “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” – Criss Jami

Related Post: Practice Quotes & Images

jonas salk dream life quotation

25. “There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.” – Jonas Salk

Share This Post With Someone!

Hit the share buttons at the top or bottom of the post and share these images with someone who needs some motivation today! Or follow me on Facebook…

follow your star its never too late powerful quotation

26. “Follow your star, it’s never too late, even if it doesn’t quite happen as you expect.” – Jemima Pett

roy t bennett bring out the best in you caption

27. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” – Roy T. Bennett

young man without ambition steven brust quotation

28. “A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.” – Steven Brust

carl sagan not required to be in perfect harmony

29. “The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” – Carl Sagan

Success Quotes About Being Ambitious

marcus aurelius self worth quote about success

30. “A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.” – Marcus Aurelius

lack of ambition universal weakness napoleon hill

31. “There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition” – Napoleon Hill

herbert kaufman habit of persistence inspiring quote

32. “Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.” – Herbert Kaufman

good old days quote aaron lauritsen

33. “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen

byron pulsifer perseverance and ambition quote for success

34. “Ambition is the epicenter of perseverance through which accomplishments spell success.” – Byron Pulsifer

passion of a great character quote napoleon bonaparte

35. “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 principles which direct them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

grand thing to rise in the world ambitious success quote

36. “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

Related Post: Amit Ray Quotations

barack obama something larger than yourself inspiring words

37. “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.” – Barack Obama

Ambitious Mindset & Perspective Quotes

motivation and ambition its up to you to choose quote

38. “Motivation and ambition either come from fear or love, it’s up to you to choose.” – Kevin Kerr

diane setterfield motivational saying about people with ambition

39. “People with ambition don’t give a damn what other people think of them.” – Diane Setterfield

define who you are david goggins

40. “Everybody comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.” – David Goggins

believe that you too can become great mark twain

41. “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.” – Mark Twain

Share This Post With Someone!

If you found a quote you love, were inspired by, or know someone who could use some good vibes in their life today… share this post or repin from my Pinterest boards!

courage and ambition anais nin inspiring words

42. “Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

healthy ambition is a beautiful sight quote

43. “Some people think ‘ambition’ is a dirty word. I’m here to tell you healthy ambition is a gorgeous sight to behold.” – Michelle Kinsman

best in the world motivational saying about being ambitious

44. “If a man does not work passionately – even furiously – at being the best in the world at what he does, he fails his talent, his destiny, and his God.” – George Lois

delivering on your ambitions robin sharma quote

45. “Be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions. And a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love.” – Robin S. Sharma

Short Ambition Quotes

ps scott ambition over ability short quotation

46. “Ambition is more important than ability.” – P.S. Scott

time is the only critic without ambition quote

47. “Time is the only critic without ambition.” – John Steinbeck

persistence is the vehicle you arrive in short caption

48. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

Related Post: Motivating Hustle Quotes

motivation is enthusiasm with purpose frank tyger

49. “Ambition is enthusiasm with purpose.” – Frank Tyger

keep true to yourself patrick rahn

50. “Just be yourself, hold true to yourself, your dreams and ambitions.” – Patrick Rahn

ambition beats genius jay leno short saying

51. “Ambition beats genius 99 percent of the time.” – Jay Leno

intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings

52. “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali

oscar wilde endurance and ambition short motivational quote

53. “Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.” – Oscar Wilde

I’ve been working on printable quotes to hang up around my office, living room, and fridge! Add small reminders of positivity throughout your day, here’s what to do next:

  1. Get all the free printable quotes
  2. Share this post with someone
  3. Check out my printable wall art
kind people are my kinda people print

Related Posts:

author profile picture casey olivia

Hey, I'm Casey Olivia! I love finding the best quotes and creating easy to share images so they can spread positivity to everyone. Follow me here...

Pinterest · Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · Etsy

Get The FREE Printable

Change the way you think and bring positivity into your life with this growth mindset print!

free printable growth mindset poster