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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 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.

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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Such joy ambition finds.

Such joy ambition finds.

by John Milton 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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Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.

by Sir Walter Scott Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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If at great things thou would'st arrive,
Get riches first, get wealth, and treasure heap,
Not difficult, read more

If at great things thou would'st arrive,
Get riches first, get wealth, and treasure heap,
Not difficult, if thou hearken to me;
Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand,
They whom I favor thrive in wealth amain,
While virtue, valor, wisdom, sit in want.

by John Milton Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and read more

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.

by Sir Philip Sidney Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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Ambition has no rest!

Ambition has no rest!

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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

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