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Ambition is destruction, only competence matters.

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

Ambition is not a weakness unless it be disproportioned to the capacity. To have more ambition than ability is to be at once weak and unhappy.

Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.

Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

Ambition is the avarice of power; and happiness herself is soon sacrified to that very lust of dominion which was first encouraged only as the best means of obtaining it.

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

Ambition is the spur that makes man struggle with destiny. It is heaven's own incentive to make purpose great and achievement greater.

Ambition itself is not so reckless of human life as ennui. - Clemency is a favorite attribute of the former, but ennui has the taste of a cannibal.

Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.

Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.

Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power, that avarice makes as to wealth. She begins by accumulating it as a means to happiness, and finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end.

Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.


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