Quotes by ambition

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  • 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.
  • 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
    Sir Walter Scott
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    Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
    Bruce Forsyth
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    Ambition can take the place of everything - even sex.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
    Bryant H. McGill
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    Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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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
    Jean de la Bruyère
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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.
  • Arthur Koestler
    Arthur Koestler
    Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
    Arthur Koestler
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    A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
  • 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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