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'Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man Would do!
~ Robert Browning | (British poet. ) | 1812 -1889 | Ambition
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
~ Joseph Conrad | ( British novelist. ) | 1857-1924 | Ambition
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Ambition
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
~ Robert Browning | (British poet. ) | 1812 -1889 | Ambition
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
~ Henry Ward Beecher | ( American politician. ) | 1813-1887 | Ambition
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
~ Edmund Burke | ( British political writer. ) | 1729-1797 | Ambition
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Ambition
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Ambition
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Ambition
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.
~ Robert Browning | (British poet. ) | 1812 -1889 | Ambition
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
~ Joseph Joubert | (French moralist. ) | 1754-1824 | Ambition
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
~ Niccolo Machiavelli | ( Italian philosopher and statesman. ) | 1469-1527 | Ambition
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Ambition
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end.
~ Charles Caleb Colton | ( British clergyman ) | 1780-1832 | Ambition
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
~ Jonathan Swift | ( Irish-born English satirist. ) | 1667-1745 | Ambition
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Ambition
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
~ Ambrose Bierce | ( American newspaperman and short-story writer. ) | 1842-1914 | Ambition
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
As falls the dew on quenchless sands, blood only serves to wash ambition's hands.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Ambition
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Ambition
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
~ Salvador DalA­ | ( Spanish surrealist painter. ) | 1904-1989 | Ambition
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Ambition
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     

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