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It is indolence... Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine. (Quote by - Jane Austen)

By low ambition and the thirst of praise. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions (Quote by - Marcus Aurelius)

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. (Quote by - Henry Jackson Van Dyke)

If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you. (Quote by - Lord Chesterfield)

Festival of the impassioned efforts and manifold ambitions of all forms of youthful activity of every generation springing from the threshold of life. (Quote by - Baron Pierre De Coubertin)

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles. (Quote by - Karl von Clausewitz)

A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

I would like to lose some of the weight that I have put on since I stopped playing football. (Quote by - John Barnes)

I never gave a thought to running, ... Not even in my heart of hearts do I have an ambition to do that. (Quote by - Gregory Peck)

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. (Quote by - Charlie McCarthy)

Golf is an open exhibition of overweening ambition, courage deflated by stupidity, skill soured by a whiff of arrogance. (Quote by - Alistair Cooke)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. (Quote by - Margaret Mead)

Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others. (Quote by - Susan Sontag)

The question that is so clearly in many potential parents minds: 'Why should we stunt our ambitions and impoverish our lives in order to be insulted and looked down upon in our old age?'. (Quote by - J A Schumpeter)

The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper (Quote by - George Santayana)

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)

Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure. (Quote by - Pat Riley)

Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Ambition and fleas both jump high (Quote by - German Proverb)

Now I have my new ambition to fly on my 100th birthday. (Quote by - Herbert Sloane)

Ambition is the ecclesiastical lust. (Quote by - Daniel Noonan)

When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there. (Quote by - Jim Henson)


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