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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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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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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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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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