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Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you read more

Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.

by F. Hawes Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.

What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.

by Robert Browning Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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By low ambition and the thirst of praise.

By low ambition and the thirst of praise.

by William Cowper Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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The shades of night were falling fast,
As through an Alpine village passed
A youth, who bore, read more

The shades of night were falling fast,
As through an Alpine village passed
A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice
A banner with the strange device,
Excelsior!

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Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we would storm
heaven itself in our folly.
[Lat., read more

Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals: we would storm
heaven itself in our folly.
[Lat., Nil mortalibus arduum est:
Coelum ipsum petimus stultitia.]

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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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When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.

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Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.

Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.

by Edgar Quinet Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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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 position with creeping.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Ambition Quotes,
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