Let your ambition be the achievement on earth of a Heavenly civilization!

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 98

With regard to the things of the spirit they are as lifeless as a stone; nor do they wish to be otherwise . . . But man's ambition should soar above this -- he should ever look higher than himself, ever upward and onward, until through the Mercy of God he may come to the Kingdom of Heaven.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 71