Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts
- Walter Savage Langor
Ambition - an overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- Ambrose Bierce
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to do so.
- Charles De Gaulle
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
- Oscar Wilde
Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.
- Baltasar Gracian
Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
- Ben Jonson
A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson
A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Nothing is so commonplace as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In man, ambition is the common'st thing
Each one, by nature, loves to be a King.
- Robert Herrick
Ambition lubricates the mind.