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• Ambition is to the soul what hunger is to the body.
(Ludwig Börne)

• When success is no longer thought of in doing the right thing, ambition and anger dwindle.
(Thank you)

• Everything that is really valuable does not come from ambition or a sense of duty, but from love and devotion towards people or objective things.

• Unscrupulous ambition is a result of pathological dissatisfaction, so each of us can only be as grateful as his satisfaction allows.

• The very essence of ambition is only the shadow of a dream.
(William Shakespeare)

• When ambition is born as a dwarf, it is called vanity.

• Nobility is just a disguised ambition that despises the small advantages in order to pursue greater ones.
(François Duc de La Rochefoucauld)

• Ambition: an overpowering desire to be reviled by enemies while still alive and to be laughed at by friends after death.
(Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce)

• I have always seen intense ambition and distrust together.
(Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

• Burning ambition banishes all amusements from youth in order to rule alone.
(Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues)

• The moral feeling must not be absent in those natures which have no ambition. The ambitious manage without the same thing, with almost the same success.
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

• Oh, the unfortunate ambition, it is a poison for all joys.
(Heinrich von Kleist)

• Even the best ambition disappears in the budget book.
(Honoré de Balzac)

• Some people who wanted to go too high suddenly found themselves through the bottom.

• A young person should be ambitious to excel in every piece and do too much rather than too little.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope)

• It is a child's ambition to want to appear particularly fine by doing it differently from the others.
(Michel Eyquem de Montaigne)

• When everything dies in the great, even ambition, vanity is still green.
(Jean Paul)

• Ambition and lust often speak the same language.
(Antoine de Rivarol)

• Every man of ambition must fight his century with his own weapons.
(Oscar Wilde)

• Ambition - Overwhelming longing to be slandered by enemies in life and mocked by friends in death.
(Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce)

• Ambition attacks small souls more easily than big ones, like straw huts more easily catch fire than palaces.
(Nicolas de Chamfort)

• Love, a lovable madness - ambition, a serious stupidity.
(Nicolas-Sébastien de Chamfort)

• Ambition likes to call itself a calling, perhaps in good faith and deceiving itself, hypocritical as it is.
(Victor Hugo)

• Ambition is the last resort of failure.
(Oscar Wilde)

• Behind every successful man there was an even more ambitious woman.

• Desiring office and privilege is ambition.
(Thomas Hobbes)

• Violent zeal for the truth is either lack of control, ambition, or arrogance.
(Jonathan Swift)

• The craftsman who wants to do it too well spoils skill out of ambition.
(William Shakespeare)