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Quote Left It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. Quote Right
Quote Left To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue. Quote Right
Quote Left Firm, faithful, and devoted, full of energy and zeal, and truth, he labors for his race; he clears their painful way to improvement; he hews down like a giant the prejudices of creed and caste that encumber it. He may be stern; he may be exacting; he may be ambitious yet; but his is the sternness of the warrior Greatheart, who guards his pilgrim convoy from the onslaught of Apollyon. His is the exaction of the apostle, who speaks but for Christ, when he says, Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. His is the ambition of the high master-spirit, which aims to fill a place in the first rank of those who are redeemed from the earth -- who stand without fault before the throne of God, who share the last mighty victories of the Lamb, who are called, and chosen, and faithful. Quote Right
Quote Left Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left If you are ambitious of climbing up to the difficult, and in a manner inaccessible, summit of the Temple of Fame, your surest way is to leave on one hand the narrow path of Poetry, and follow the narrower track of Knight-Errantry, which in a trice may raise you to an imperial throne. Quote Right
Quote Left In order to be profoundly dishonest, a person must have one of two qualities either he is unscrupulously ambitious, or he is unswervingly egocentric. Quote Right
Quote Left Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. Quote Right
Quote Left If any ambitious man have a fancy to revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment, the opportunity is his own -- the road to immortal renown lies straight, open, and unencumbered before him. All that he has to do is to write and publish a very little book. Its title should be simple -- a few plain words -- My Heart Laid Bare. But -- this little book must be true to its title. Quote Right
Quote Left The omission of an expected conjunction is called an asyndeton . Caesar is supposed to have said about Gaul: I came, I saw, I conquered. Lincoln concluded the Gettysburg Address, That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.Caesar seems to have omitted his conjunction to speed things up; he is emphasizing how quickly the conquest of a place follows from its being sighted by a great and ambitious general. Lincoln's omission is more subtle Quote Right
Quote Left Every ambitious would-be empire, clarions it abroad that she is conquering the world to bring it peace, security and freedom, and it is sacrificing her sons only for the most noble and humanitarian purposes. That is a lie; and it is an ancient lie, yet generations still rise and believe it. Quote Right
Quote Left Darling, you know, I have a most ambitious fantasy. Quote Right
Quote Left But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals of general alarm... But what degree of madness could ever drive the federal government to such an extremity. Quote Right
Quote Left Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute. Quote Right
Quote Left You say: I'm bright and ambitious. Investor thinks: That's a relief because I usually invest in stupid and lazy people. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant. Quote Right
Quote Left If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery. Quote Right
Quote Left The (Colombian) government's ambitious eradication campaign, to date, has met with heavy resistance from traffickers and armed insurgents, Quote Right
Quote Left No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition. It reduces their supporters to that tractable number which can be managed by the joint influences of fruition and hope. It offers vengeance to the discontented, and distinction to the ambitious; and employs the energies of aspiring spirits, who otherwise may prove traitors in a division or assassins in a debate. Quote Right
Quote Left Which dreams indeed are ambition, for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. Quote Right
Quote Left Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them ... Quote Right
Quote Left The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as can help in making his fortune. Quote Right
Quote Left Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious goals to improve efficiency of our cars. What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not the delicate neurotic person who is prone to angina, but the robust, the vigorous in mind and body, the keen and ambitious man, the indicator of whose engines is always at full speed ahead. Quote Right
Quote Left We will do our utmost to show our commitment in the fight against doping. We plan to have the most ambitious and comprehensive system of testing ever activated at a world championships. Quote Right
Quote Left It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself. Quote Right
Quote Left It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. Quote Right
Quote Left As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left "When I said that I could make sense with all of these boxes, they said: 'You are so ambitious!' And when I'm done, they fled away with their pride and shoes." -'City box' photoverse, sknor Quote Right
Quote Left be ambitious like satellite dishes, don't let the sky limit your wishes, aim beyond to where the dish is, live ambitious like satellite dishes Quote Right
Quote Left be ambitious like satellite dishes Quote Right
Quote Left As I grow older and hope diminishes, I come to terms that my presence was not constructive nor overly ambitious. Quote Right
Quote Left Always be dedicated,ambitious and courageous to your future goals. Quote Right