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As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
Robert Louis Stevenson
President Obama instituted the most anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime. Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
George W. Bush
I would absolutely characterize myself as ambitious.
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.
Julia Ward Howe
Many are ambitious of saying grand things, that is, of being grandiloquent.
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 Bruyere
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed.
Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position.
Jean de la Bruyere
I'm a modern woman in the sense of I take care of myself, I'm fiercely independent, and I'm really ambitious. Yet I have these old-school thoughts in my mind.
I've always been ambitious since I was nine years old and that was never going to change.
I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading.
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
People say it's not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people.
I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I'm there trying to do it.
I almost never have a plan for myself... I'm not ambitious in that way.
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