Quotes: ambitious

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
  • Juvenal
    Juvenal
    Roman poet about 1st century AD
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    Here we all live in a state of ambitious poverty.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    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.
  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
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    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.
  • Margaret Fuller
    Margaret Fuller
    American writer 1810-1850
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    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
    Louisa May Alcott
    American Author 1832-1888
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    It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
  • Robert Burton
    Robert Burton
    English clergyman and writer 1577-1640
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    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.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    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.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.
  • Akhenaton
    Akhenaton
    Egyptian King, Monotheist BC -~1375
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    The ambitious will always be first in the crowd; he presseth forward, he looketh not behind him. More anguish is it to his mind to see one before him, than joy to leave thousands at a distance.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
  • William Penn
    William Penn
    English religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania 1644-1718
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    The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
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