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.
  • 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.
  • Bill Mumy
    Bill Mumy
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    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.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
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    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.
  • Juvenal
    Juvenal
    Roman poet about 1st century AD
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    Here we all live in a state of ambitious poverty.
  • I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.
  • Barbra Streisand
    Barbra Streisand
    American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker 1942-
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    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
    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.
  • Ben Shapiro
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Arthur Keith
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    Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
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