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    He was utterly without ambition [Chas. II.]. He detested
    business, and would sooner have abdicated his crown than have
    undergone the trouble of really directing the administration.

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Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.

by Thomas Otway Found in: Ambition Quotes, Lust Quotes,
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We grow small trying to be great.

We grow small trying to be great.

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Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy read more

Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.

by Sir William Osler Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by read more

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.

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Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific image of what they want to achieve. Most read more

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.

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When ambition ends, happiness begins.

When ambition ends, happiness begins.

by Hungarian Proverb Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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On what strange stuff Ambition feeds!

On what strange stuff Ambition feeds!

by Eliza Cook Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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Who know but He, whose hand the lightning forms,
Who heaves old ocean, and who wings the storms,
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Who know but He, whose hand the lightning forms,
Who heaves old ocean, and who wings the storms,
Pours fierce ambition in a Caesar's mind.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that read more

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

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