Quotes: ambition

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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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
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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
    American psychologist and writer 1920-1996
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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.
  • A man without ambition is like a bird without wings.

    Source: System: The Magazine of Business (1908)

  • 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
    Cesare Pavese
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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.
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