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#10

 

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.

--EDWARD DAHLBERG

 
#9
 

Ambition displeases when it has been sated ... having reached the peak, it aspires to descend.

--PIERRE CORNEILLE

 
#8
 

If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.

--WHITFIELD DIFFIE

 
#7
 

Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!

--WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR

 
#6
 

It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.

--ANTHONY TROLLOPE

 
#5
 

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.

--CESARE PAVESE

 
#4
 

Lo, as the last proud empire mourns her fall,
Ambition weeps that she hath conquered--all,
Lifts up her hands, that earth can never feel,
And pants for other worlds to conquer still.

--MARTHA LAVINIA HOFFMAN

 
#3
 

A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm -- it can creep, but it cannot fly.

--HENRY WARD BEECHER

 
#2
 

Ambition is the last infirmity of noble minds.

--J. M. BARRIE

 
#1
 

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.

--SAMUEL JOHNSON

 
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