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.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
    Edmund Burke
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    Ambition can creep as well as soar.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
  • Timothy Leary
    Timothy Leary
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    Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
  • 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
    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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    Ambition is not a vice of little people.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    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.
  • Sir James Matthew Barrie
    Sir James Matthew Barrie
    British playwright 1860-1937
    Sir James Matthew Barrie
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    Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
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