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.

  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.

  • 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.

  • 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
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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
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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.

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