Question Proposed on LinkedIn: What’s the best quote you’ve heard about professional ambition?

Others’ Responses:

– “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

– “Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.” – Anonymous

– “Good things come to those who wait, but only those things left behind by those who HUSTLE!” – Abraham Lincoln

– “To rest is to rust”. – Anonymous

– “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

– “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh

– “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

– “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” – Arnold J. Toynbee

– “Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed up in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

– “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretsky

– “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” – George Bernard Shaw

– “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” ” T.S. Eliot

– "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

– “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

– “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

– “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

– “Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” – Robert H. Schuller

– "If some-one offers you an amazing opportunity and your not sure you can do it – say yes, then learn how to do it later.” – Richard Branson

– “When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” – Walter Payton

– “The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Alan Kay

– “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

– Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see" – Arthur Schopenhauer

– “In this country it’s a good thing to kill an admiral now and then to encourage the others” – Voltaire

– “The harder you work the luckier you get.” – Anonymous

My Response:

– “You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.” — Paul Brown

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