Archive for the ‘Ambition’ Category


Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

…When we read about highly successful people throughout history, we immediately see their great successes, but little is written of the day-to-day grind they put themselves through to achieve those successes. The eighteen-hour days, the failure upon failure, the ease with which they could have given up. They had no assurances, but they quietly pursued. Patience does not mean sitting idly by, just waiting for that day when one’s dreams suddenly manifest. Patience means working hard, day in and day out, with focus and conviction, understanding that each minute we pursue will ultimately be rewarded.



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Ambition can creep as well as soar.


—Edmund Burke

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The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

Colorful spring sunrise on meadow

—W.M. Lewis

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Drive & Ambition

Big results require big ambitions.


—Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher, 540 BC – 480 BC

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A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.

Marcus Aurelius

—Marcus Aurelius

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