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Ambition

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?

Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.

What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.

Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.

Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.

Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.

The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.

Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.

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

Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.

Ambition can creep as well as soar.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

As falls the dew on quenchless sands, blood only serves to wash ambition's hands.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.

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