Quotes: ambitious

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  • Augustus Hare
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    Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.
  • Bobby Flay
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Ban Kimoon
    Ban Kimoon
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    Saving our planet requires you to be ambitious in what you aim, and, equally, in how hard you work to reach your goal.
  • 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.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    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
    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.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    Sir Philip Sidney
    British Author, Courtier 1554-1586
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    To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
  • Ernest Renan
    Ernest Renan
    French writer and criticus 1823-1892
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    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
    J. Martin Kohe
    American self-help author
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    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?
  • 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.