ambition

A Quote by William G. Hoffman on ambition, animals, army, art, boasts, cheerfulness, daughters, engineering, facts, fame, familiarity, fighting, freedom, gifts, god, good, heroism, history, information, injustice, innocence, jesus, justice, labor, laws,

1. A big black bug bit a big brown bear. 2. Bring a bit of buttered brown bran bread. 3. Just which one he wants I don't know. 4. His daughter was going to New York to study law. 5. That's the question that really troubles him. 6. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. 7. Thou wouldst not play false yet wouldst wrongly win. 8. Amidst the mists and coldest frosts, With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts, He hits his fists against the posts, And still insists he sees the ghosts. 9. An Austrian army awfully arrayed, Boldly by battery besiege Belgrade; Cossack commanders cannonading come, Deal devastation's dire destructive doom; Ev'ry endeavor engineers essay, For fame, for freedom, fight, fierce, furious fray. Gen'rals 'gainst gen'rals grapple,-gracious God! How honors Heav'n heroic hardihood! Infuriate, indiscriminate in ill, Just Jesus, instant innocence instill! Kinsmen kill kinsmen, kindred kindred kill. Labor low levels longest, loftiest lines; Men march 'midst mounds, motes, mountains, murd'rous mines. Now noisy, noxious numbers notice nought, Of outward obstacle o'ercoming ought; Poor patriots perish, persecution's pest! Quite quiet Quakers "Quarter, quarter" quest; Reason returns, religion, religion, right, redounds, Suwarrow stop such sanguinary sounds! Truce to thee, Turkey, terror to thy train! Unwise, unjust, unmerciful Ukraine! Vanish vile vengeance, vanish victory vain! Why wish we warfare, wherefore welcome won Xerxes, Xantippus, Xavier, Xenophon? Yield, ye young Yaghier yeomen, yield your yell! Zimmerman's, Zoroaster's zeal Again attract; art against arms appeal. All, all ambitious aims, avaunt, away! Et caetera, et caetera, et caeterä.1 10. I am the very model of a model major-general, I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral, I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical, From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical; I'm very well acquainted too with matters mathematical; I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical; About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot of news- With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse; . . . I'm very good at integral and differential calculus; I know the scientific names of beings animalculous; In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral I'm the very model of a modern major-general.2 1 Anonymous, "Alliteration, or the Siege of Belgrade" Bartlett's Familiar Quotations 2 The Pirates of Penzance

William G. Hoffman

Source: The Speaker’s Notebook

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A Quote by William Cowper on ambition and praise

Low ambition and the thirst of praise.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 591.

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A Quote by William Congreve on ambition, love, and mind

Love's but a frailty of the mind, When 'tis not with ambition joined.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Way of the World, 1700

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on ambition, balance, beginning, imitation, life, poetry, and water

I had still the ambition, formed in Sligo in my teens, of living in imitation of Thoreau on Innisfree, a little island in Lough Gill, and when walking through Fleet Street very homesick I heard a little tinkle of water and saw a fountain in a shop window which balanced a little ball upon its jet, and began to remember lake water. From the sudden remembrance came my poem Innisfree.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Trembling of the Veil

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A Quote by Vic Oliver on ambition, life, money, people, time, and work

If a man is after money, he's money mad; if he keeps it, he's a capitalist; if he spends it, he's a playboy; if he doesn'tget it, he's a never-do-well; if he doesn't try to get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it; he's a parasite; and if he accumulates it after a life time of hard work, people call him a fool who never got anything out of life.

Vic Oliver

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A Quote by unknown on ambition, life, money, people, and work

If a man runs after money, he's money mad; If he keeps it, he's a capitalist; If he spends it, he's a playboy; If he doesn't get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it, he's a parasite; And if he accumulates it after a lifetime of hard work, People call him a fool who never got anything out of life.

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A Quote by unknown on ambition, death, and god

God is not dead but alive and well and working on a much less ambitious project.

unknown

Source: Graffito

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A Quote by Timothy Leary on ambition, men, and women

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

Timothy Leary (1920 - 1996)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on aim, ambition, company, friendship, and hope

Watson's motto at the first CTR conventions: Your company is your friend. That is my hope and aim and ambition.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas and Marva Belden in The Life of Thomas J. Watson, 1962, Little, Brown and Co.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on ambition, men, and pain

I have no ambition to govern men. It is a painful and thankless office.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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