Quotes by ambition

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  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
  • 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.
  • Arthur Koestler
    Arthur Koestler
    Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
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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
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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
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    Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Ambition can creep as well as soar.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.
  • Edward Dahlberg
    Edward Dahlberg
    American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 1900-1977
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    Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
  • Thomas Otway
    Thomas Otway
    English dramatist 1652-1685
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    Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
  • Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
  • Robert Southey
    Robert Southey
    British writer 1774-1843
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    Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
  • Sir John Denham
    Sir John Denham
    Anglo-Irish poet and courtier 1615-1669
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    Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Ambition is not a vice of little people.
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