Quotes: ambition

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.

  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
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    Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.

  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Ambition can creep as well as soar.

  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

  • Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

  • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Ambition is not a vice of little people.

  • A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.

  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.

  • Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

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