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Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.
One of the things that happens in my house on the holidays is after dessert, we sit down to a very ambitious men-versus-women game of Trivial Pursuit. It's brutal. And there's a trophy.
French poet 1821-18670
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.
Saving our planet requires you to be ambitious in what you aim, and, equally, in how hard you work to reach your goal.
Irish writer and poet 1728-17740
The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.
Egyptian King, Monotheist BC -~13750
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.
British writer and artist 1670-17330
The first Rudiments of Morality, broach'd by skilful Politicians, to render Men useful to each other as well as tractable, were chiefly contrived that the Ambitious might reap the more Benefit from, and govern vast Numbers of them with the greater Ease and Security.Source: The Fable of the Bees An Enquiry into the Origin of Moral Virtue, p. 33
Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-16960
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.
English religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania 1644-17180
The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
English playwright and poet 1564-16160
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-16770
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
Sir Philip Sidney
British Author, Courtier 1554-15860
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
French writer and criticus 1823-18920
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
J. Martin Kohe
American self-help author0
You can choose to be lazy or you can choose to be ambitious. Stop to think about it again. Don't you do your own choosing?
American writer 1842-1914-1
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.