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Ambition is the immoderate desire for power
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to
Ambition can creep as well as soar
You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem
So high as a tree aspires to grow, so high will it find an atmosphere suited to it
Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame
Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens
I believe that if one always looked at the sky, one would end up with wings
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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