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Ambition never comes to an end.

Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.

Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

Ambition thinks no face so beautiful, as that which looks from under a crown.

Ambition, and Covetousnesse are Passions that are perpetually incumbent, and pressing.

Ambition, having reached the summit, longs to descend.

Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.

Ambition, in a private man is a vice, is in a prince the virtue.

Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong.

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

As dogs in a wheel, or squirrels in a cage, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

Fling away ambition. By that sin angels fell. How then can man, the image of his Maker, hope to win by it?

Great souls, by nature half divine, soar to the stars, and hold a near acquaintance with the gods.

He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.

High seats are never but uneasy, and crowns are always stuffed with thorns.

Hitch your wagon to a star.

How like a mounting devil in the heart rules the unreined ambition.


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