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A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific image of what they want to achieve. Most people’s sights are only toward the next run, the next increment of money.
Ambition — it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Ambition, n.: An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.
Ambition is not what man does … but what he would do.
What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.
A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.