A Quote by Thomas Dunn English on ambition and growth

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

Thomas Dunn English (1818 - 1902)

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A Quote by Sterling W. Sill on ambition, attitude, enthusiasm, failure, good, laziness, and loyalty

Everything depends on attitude. We are ambitious or lazy, enthusiastic or dull, loyal or undependable, according to our attitude. We get good grades or poor grades - according to our attitudes. Discouragement is an attitude. Lack of industry is an attitude. Failure to follow instructions is an attitude. attitude

Sterling W. Sill (1903 - 1994)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on ambition and death

O fading honours of the dead! O high ambition, lowly laid!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on ambition, glory, honor, perfection, principles, and virtue

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir John Buchan on adventure, ambition, careers, honor, life, men, and politics

Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.

Sir John Buchan (1875 - 1940)

Source: Pilgrim’s Way, 1940

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on ambition and nobility

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on ambition, desires, emotion, passion, religion, tenacity, and world

A tough but nervous, tenacious but restless race [the Yankees]; materially ambitious, yet prone to introspection, and subject to waves of religious emotion. . . . A race whose typical member is eternally torn between a passion for righteousness and a desire to get on in the world.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1921, ch. 2

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on ambition, cheating, good, interest, men, nature, and truth

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.

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

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A Quote by Russell Herman Conwell on ambition, money, and power

Money is power, and you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it.

Russell Herman Conwell (1843 - 1925)

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A Quote by Robert Solow on ambition, driving, goals, good, ideas, kindness, mistakes, niceness, and people

It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.

Robert Solow

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