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English playwright and poet 1564-1616
As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
American actor and musician 1954-
Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television science fiction series ever made. It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.
Roman poet about 1st century AD
Here we all live in a state of ambitious poverty.
Anna Julia Cooper
American author, activist and sociologist 1858-1964
I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.
American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker 1942-
I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all.
Miguel de Cervantes
Spanish writer 1547-1616
If you are ambitious of climbing up to the difficult, and in a manner inaccessible, summit of the Temple of Fame, your surest way is to leave on one hand the narrow path of Poetry, and follow the narrower track of Knight-Errantry, which in a trice may raise you to an imperial throne.
American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
In actuality, California could be a wonderful place to live. In fact, if you're highly educated and ambitious, you can do quite well here while enjoying the sun and the fun. The only problem: California will then blame you for your success and recommend that all your cash be removed from you.
British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
American writer 1810-1850
It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.
Louisa May Alcott
American Author 1832-1888
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
American journalist 1968-
Let's just start with the word 'diva.' It is obviously a sexist slight - a term that is only applied to women, almost always in a derogatory way. It's usually applied to women who are viewed as overly ambitious. It is applied to demanding women, to women who follow their own path.
English clergyman and writer 1577-1640
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Scottish anatomist and anthropologist 1866-1952
Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
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