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He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.
~ Lao-Tzu

 

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I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
~ James R. Cook

 

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I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
~ John D. Rockefeller

 

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I shall strike the stars with my unlifted head.
~ Horace

 

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I too must attempt a way by which I can raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men.
~ Virgil

 

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I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.
~ Laurel Cutler

 

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I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
~ Angus Grossart

 

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If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
~ Henry Miller

 

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If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
~ Mildred Mcafee

 

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If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
~ Publilius Syrus

 

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Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
~ C. Archie Danielson

 

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It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.
~ Seneca

 

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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

 

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It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
~ George Eliot

 

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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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Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. [The Root Of The Righteous]
~ A. W. Tozer

 

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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.
~ Robert Burton

 

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Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
~ Alexander Pope

 

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Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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