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943.  A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumour.  (Belief & Hell & Ambition & Human Beings & Behaviour & Death)  Aldous Huxley

 

 

58,956.  Pride went before, ambition follows him.  (Pride & Ambition)  William Shakespeare, The First Part of the Contention II Henry VI I i 178, Salisbury

 

58,823.  Ah, my gracious Lord, these days are dangerous.

Virtue is choked with foul ambition,

And charity chased hence by rancour’s hand.  (Virtue & Ambition & Charity)  ibid.  III i 142-144, Gloucester

 

 

63,164.  Such men as he be never at heart’s ease,

Whiles they behold a greater than themselves,

And therefore are they very dangerous.

I rather tell thee what is to be feared

Than what I fear, for always I am Caesar.  (Ambition & Envy & Jealousy)  William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I ii 207

 

63,165.  Ambition’s debt is paid.  ibid.  III i 83

 

63,166.  The noble Brutus

Hath told you Caesar was ambitious;

If it were so, it was a grievous fault;

And grievously hath Caesar answered it.  ibid.  III ii 83

 

63,167.  When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept;

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.  ibid.  III ii 97

 

63,168.  On the Lupercal

I thrice presented him a kingly crown

Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?  ibid.  II ii 101

 

 

63,169.  Who doth ambition shun

And loves to live i’ the sun,

Seeking the food he eats,

And pleased with what he gets.  William Shakespeare, As You Like It II v 38

 

 

63,170.  For the very substance

Of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.  William Shakespeare, Hamlet II ii 253-254

 

4,603.  I am myself indifferent honest.  But yet I could accuse me of such things, that it were better my mother had not borne me.  I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious; with more offences at by beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in.  What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven?  We are arrant knaves all; believe none of us.  Go thy ways to a nunnery.  (Man & Honesty & Pride & Revenge & Ambition & Advice & Self & Fault & Offence)  ibid.  III i 123-140, Hamlet to Ophelia

 

 

63,171.  I have no spur

To prick the sides of my intent, but only

Vaulting ambition which o’erleaps itself

And falls on th’ other.  William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth I vii @25, Macbeth

 

 

63,172.  Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition:

By that sin fell the angels.  William Shakespeare, Henry VIII III ii 441

 

 

6,745.  Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.  (Knowledge & Learning & Ambition & Frankenstein & Horror)  Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus ch4 p38

 

53,774.  Seek happiness in tranquillity and avoid ambition.  (Happiness & Ambition & Frankenstein & Horror)  ibid.  ch24 p200

 

 

10,501.  Young, stubborn, proud, Michelangelo is devoured by an extraordinary ambition.  (Art & Ambition)  Michelangelo: Heart and Stone starring Rutger Hauer

 

 

10,919.  At the age of six I wanted to be a cook.  At seven I wanted to be Napoleon.  And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.  (Art & Ambition)  Salvador Dali

 

 

11,397.  My ambition is limited to capturing something transient.  (Art & Ambition)  Berthe Morisot

 

 

48,158.  Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.  (Engine & Ambition)  Elvis Presley

 

 

63,158.  Keep away from those who try to  belittle your ambitions; small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.  (Ambition & Greatness)  Mark Twain

 

 

63,159.  Ambition is the last refuge of failure.  Mark Twain

 

 

46,412.  I don’t really have no ambition you know.  I only have one thing I’d really like to see happen: I’d like to see Mankind live together.  (Music & Ambition & Reggae)  Marley 2012 starring Bob Marley, director Kevin Macdonald, Bob

 

 

59,335.  Forgive my ambitions for you but they have been such from the day you were born.  (Pope & Ambition)  The Borgias: The Moor s1e3, Rodrigo to Cesare

 

 

59,421.  What rules this family, mother?  Ambition.  (Pope & Ambition)  The Borgias: Siblings s3e3

 

 

62,371.  We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community ... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.  (Achievement & Ambition)  Cesar Chavez

 

 

63,160.  Ambition is not a vice of little people.  Michel de Montaigne

 

 

63,161.  Ambition, in a private man a vice,

Is in a prince the virtue.  Paul Massinger, The Bashful Lover

 

 

63,162.  Ambition is like love – impatient both of delays and rivals.  Buddha

 

 

63,163.  Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes;

The glorious fault of angels and of gods.  Alexander Pope, Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady

 

 

63,173.  Great ambition is the passion of a great character.  Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts.  All depends on the principles which direct them.  Napoleon Bonaparte 

 

 

63,174.  Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.  Niccolo Machiavelli

 

 

63,175.  Big results require big ambitions.  (Ambition & Result)  Heraclitus

 

 

63,176.  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.  Oscar Wilde

 

 

63,177.  Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.  Wilfred Owen

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