Humans are ambitious by nature. If there weren't ambitious souls among us, we would never make any progress and the world would fall flat.
Everyone has hopes, dreams and personal goals - but the truly ambitious strive to push their boundaries beyond all recognition. Being an ambitious person is tough and in many ways it comes at a cost.
In the coming months, we're going to be looking at ambition and what it means in today's world. Not only will we be offering tips, stories, and insights, but we will also be talking to ambitious people from various walks of life and asking them their thoughts on the subject.
But, to kick things off, here are five famous quotes about ambition to give you a little food for thought...
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We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. - Cesar Chavez
A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. - Pearl Bailey
Big results require big ambitions. - Heraclitus
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
As a teenager, I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too. - Johnny Depp