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The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition
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If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider.
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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
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I know what I have done, and Your Honor knows what I have done. Somewhere between my ambition and my ideals, I lost my ethical compass.
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Ambition can creep as well as soar.
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But the moment you turn a corner you see another straight stretch ahead and there comes some further challenge to your ambition.
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There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
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I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
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Here at last. We shall be free; the Almighty hath not built. Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and in my choice. To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
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Once we begin to want, we fall under the jurisdiction of the Devil. It is a great force, and a great fortune, to be able to live without any ambition whatever. I aspire to it, but the very fact of so aspiring still participates in ambition.
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We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.
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Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
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I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives.
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Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
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The different branches of Arithmetic - Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.
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My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything.
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Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
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Ambition drove many men to become false to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
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It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what other men say in whole books - what other men do not say in whole books.
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