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Where ambition ends happiness begins.

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Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime . Not failure, but low aim is crime.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.

So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) British poet.


Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.

Susan Sontag (1933-2004) American author.

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish-born English satirist.

I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.

John D Rockefeller (1939-1937) American industrialist and philanthropist.

It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.