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English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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
British writer and poet 1771-1832
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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
French writer 1645-1696
A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.
Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.