Ambition makes a huge difference between a winner and loser. Ambitious is a strong desire and determination to succeed. An ambitious man has the zeal and the positive energy towards success, even in the face of impossibility and fears. These selected 39 quotes for ambitious persons are meant to remind you of your purpose in life when the tough times seem not fading.

1. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs

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

 3. “One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest in themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” Jeff Bezos

4. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.” – Richard Branson

 5. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Bill Gates

6. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” Vince Lombardi

7. “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” Donald Trump

9.  “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” Napoleon Hill

10. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffett

11. “Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be.” – David Goggins

12. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison

13. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

14. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

15. “It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life.” Paulo Coelho

16. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

17. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” Bill Cosby

18. “Success is not what you have, but who you are.” Bo Bennet

19. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates

20. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” Warren G. Tracy’s student

21. “To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” Corneille

22. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain

23. “Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius

 24. “There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.” Christopher Morley

25. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” Napole

26. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Albert Schweitzer

27. “What is not started will never get finished” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

28. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” Malcolm Forbes

29. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” Jim Rohn

30. “Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” Erica Jon

31. “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can’t learn anything from being perfect.” Adam Osborne

32. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell

33. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader

34. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

35 “Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius

35. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates