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The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition. (Quote by - Marquis De Vauvenargues)

Someday we may have as many followers as the harpsichord. (Quote by - Eddie Condon)

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude. (Quote by - Sallust)

Who know but He, whose hand the lightning forms, Who heaves old ocean, and who wings the storms, Pours fierce ambition in a Caesar's mind. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us / avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. (Quote by - Francesco Petrarch)

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

It's been a lifetime ambition of mine to play an 007 villain. (Quote by - Angelina Jolie)

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition. (Quote by - Cesare Pavese)

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. (Quote by - Thomas Dunn English)

The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of ''eternity''; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book - - what everyone else does not say in a book. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Unruly ambition is deaf, not only to the advice of friends, but to the counsels and monitions of reason itself. (Quote by - Sir Roger L'Estrange)

I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice. (Quote by - Chief Edward F. Croker)

I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way. (Quote by - Joe DiMaggio)

Such joy ambition finds. (Quote by - John Milton)

Pride went before, ambition follows him. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees. (Quote by - Kenneth Kaunda)

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable. (Quote by - Eleanor Roosevelt)

Ambition is torment enough for an enemy; for it affords as much discontentment in enjoying as in want, making men like poisoned rats, which, when they have tasted of their bane, cannot rest till they drink, and then can much less rest till they die. (Quote by - Joseph Hall)

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. (Quote by - Contributed by: Maria Green)

In ways to greatness think on this, That slippery all ambition is (Quote by - Robert Herrick)

The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything - and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the ''productive'' man a yet higher species. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory. (Quote by - Marcus T. Cicero)

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals. (Quote by - Buddha)

I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked. (Quote by - Michael J. Fox)


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