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Ambition has gotten a bit of a bum rap. In its name, people have ruined the reputations of others, bankrupted trusting investors and seized political ground at all costs. And yet, ambition quotes help us see the truth of ambition. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing – in fact, it is one of the driving forces that lets us readily challenge the status quo and attempt to achieve what others see as impossible. It is here that ambition quotes become most handy, letting us know that it’s OK to be ambitious, for as Elvis Presley so aptly said, “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” Reference.com Definition of Ambition
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"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition." Timothy Leary
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Anatole France

"The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever." Anatole France
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The high prize of life, the crowning fortune of man, is to be born with a bias to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Oscar Wilde

"Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more." Oscar Wilde
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Samuel Johnson

"He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage." Samuel Johnson
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Madonna Madonna

"Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep." Madonna Madonna
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Joseph Joubert

"When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees." Joseph Joubert
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George Patton

"Always do more than is required of you." George Patton
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Mark Twain

"Keep away from small 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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Thomas Carlyle

"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom." Thomas Carlyle
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George Bernard Shaw

"In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it." George Bernard Shaw
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David Viscott

"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be." David Viscott
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"We grow small trying to be great." David Hockney
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John D. Rockefeller

"The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich wont succeed; you must have a larger ambition." John D. Rockefeller
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"Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky." American Proverb
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C.S. Lewis

"Nothing is more likely to destroy a species or a nation than a determination to survive at all costs" C.S. Lewis
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Edmund Burke

"Ambition can creep as well as soar." Edmund Burke
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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"I'd like to tell them thank you. Their courage and ambition to get a higher education ... is something I truly admire. It's something I can't picture, but it's something I know happened, and that's why I commend them for doing what they've done." Bruce Davison
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"It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will." Sallust Sallust
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William Shakespeare

"Farewell the tranquil mind; farewell content!Farewell the plumed troop and the big warsThat make ambition virtue!" William Shakespeare
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Birth: 1910-08-26 Death: 1997-09-05

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

Born Agnes Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa joined the Order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto in Ireland at the age of 18. Known then as Sister Teresa, her journey in her faith would take her to India and onward to Darjeeling, where she continued her religious vows. Arriving in Calcutta, she was extremely moved by the sick and dying on the city's streets. It was there that she founded Missionaries of Charity, her lifelong work. She started the Kalighat Home for the Dying where she would gather the dying from the streets to give them home care during their last days. Mother Teresa continued …



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