quotes tagged with 'ambition'

There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself

Author: Lemony Snicket, Source: HorseradishSaved by l1nds4y in time ambition lemonysnicket 2 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Some things are changeless—priceless. We must anchor ourselves to the eternal verities of life, for life is   eternal. The honors of men more often than not are fleeting. Anxious to run after the honors of office or succumb to the pressures of public glamour and worldly acclaim, some of us are no longer willing to stand up for all the principles of the gospel. We seek to justify our unrighteousness by claiming that if only we can get title or position, then think of the good we can do. Hence we lose our salvation en route to those honors. We sometimes look among our numbers to find one to whom we can point who agrees with us, so we can have company to justify our apostasy."

Excellent Talk  http://scriptures.byu.edu/gettalk.php?ID=1361

Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Three Threatening Dangers, Conference Report, October 1964, pp. 56-60Saved by cmiket in pride ambition honorofmen worldly 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtaint the ashes.

Author: Chinese proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government integrity burn conscience ambition proverb burning ashes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.

Author: Alexander Hamilton, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny war peace moderation ambition AlexanderHamilton 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
What a tragic end to such a gifted beginning! What a pathetic farewell to a life that held such promise! And where did it go wrong? It went wrong when ambition became more important than conviction; when corruption transcended fidelity; when power and wealth created a thirst for material goods that honest living could not satisfy. Could there be sadder words than these from the lips of a BYU-Idaho graduate fifty or sixty or seventy years from today: “Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye. Had I but serv’d my God with half the zeal I serv’d my King [or my company or my country club or my BMW], he would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies.”

For BYU-Idaho students it must be the kingdom of God first and forever. Eternal possessions. The restored gospel. Family and friends. Truth and industry and love. Humility and sacrifice and faith. As you stand on the threshold of your bright and beautiful future, may heaven strip from you this very hour, this very instant, any budding taste you may be acquiring for unseemly wealth or authoritarian power or worldly acclaim. I pray you will always have money sufficient for your needs and I pray you will exert a righteous influence wherever life’s journey takes you in the business and professional world, but I ask you not to be lured by the siren song of avarice and greed, or the quest for unrighteous dominion over your fellow men and women.

Student life and student wages should have already taught you that to be happy you do not need the most expensive car, the most fashionable clothing, nor the most elegant furnishings in your home. Furthermore, in the years ahead, neither your self-esteem nor your standing before God will hinge on being at the top of the corporate pyramid.

Don’t advance yourself through compromise. Don’t feather your nest with what you’ve plucked dishonorably from another. Remember that in the end, surely God will be looking only for clean hands, not full ones.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: The Third Great Commandment and Other Thoughts, Brigham Young University-Idaho April 23, 2005Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice faith world humility conviction selfesteem ambition kingdomofgod career 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You can often gauge a man's ambition by whether he hates his alarm clock or considers it his best friend.
Author: Thomas A. Edison, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in work productivity time ambition clock 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundation of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Author: Saint Augustine, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in greatness goals humility foundation ambition 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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