Quotes by ambition
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
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.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
Bryant H. McGill
American journalist and author 1969-
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
A man without ambition is like a bird without wings.Source: System: The Magazine of Business (1908)
British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
Ambition can take the place of everything - even sex.
Ambition is the grand enemy of all peace.Source: The meaning of culture
Irish writer 1854-1900
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
American former professional basketball player and politician 1943-
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Henry S. Haskins
American stockbroker and man of letters 1875-1957
Discontent follows ambition like a shadow.Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940) p. 135
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.
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