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Ambition
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The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.

- Hepburn, Katharine
2.

An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.

- Michael Korda
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It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book.

- Nietzsche, Friedrich
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A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.

- La Bruyere, Jean De
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As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand.

- Lee, Bruce
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After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer.

- Proverb, American
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The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.

- Casson, Herbert N.
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Sometimes creativity is a compulsion, not an ambition.

- Ed Norton
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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.

- Addison, Joseph
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Every time we perform an act of kindness to any human being, ay, even to a dumb animal; every time we conquer our worldliness, love of pleasure, ease, praise, ambition, money, for the sake of doing what our conscience tells us to be our duty,--we are indeed worshipping God the Father in spirit and in truth, and offering Him a sacrifice which He will surely accept for the sake of His beloved Son, by whose Spirit all good deeds and thoughts are inspired.

- All Saints' Day Sermons. 1871.
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We are living the events which for centuries to come will be minutely studied by scholars who will undoubtedly describe these days as probably the most exciting and creative in the history of mankind. But preoccupied with our daily chores, our worries and personal hopes and ambitions, few of us are actually living in the present.

- Lawrence K. Frank
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The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the productive man a yet higher species.

- Nietzsche, Friedrich
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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.

- Mark Twain
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Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.

- Sir William Osler
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In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.

- Shaw, George Bernard
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Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.

- Sontag, Susan
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There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.

- Stanley, Arthur P.
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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

- Helen Keller
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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

- Keller, Helen
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Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.

- Sallust


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