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.
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.
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.
Irish writer 1854-1900
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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.
Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
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.
Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.
Sir James Matthew Barrie
British playwright 1860-1937
Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
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