ambition

A Quote by Robert Burton on ambition, anxiety, birds, dogs, labor, and men

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 (1577 - 1640)

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A Quote by Robert Boyle on ambition, books, contentment, nature, and world

I am not ambitious to appear a man of letters: I could be content the world should think I had scarce looked upon any other book than that of nature.

Robert Boyle (1627 - 1691)

Source: The Philosophical Works of Robert Boyle, 1738, vol. I, preliminary discourse

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A Quote by Renata Adler on ambition, loneliness, sex, and society

The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated loneliness, and a sense of local and global distress.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ambition, day, force, life, men, men and women, practicality, and women

We want men and women who shall renovate life and our social state but we see that most natures are insolvent, cannot satisfy their own wants, have an ambition out of all proportion to their practical force, and so do lean and beg day and night continually.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ambition, art, character, genius, mistakes, poetry, pride, sensuality, talent, and truth

The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ambition, jobs, principles, trouble, and work

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on ambition and work

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on ambition, anger, enemies, envy, peace, and pride

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on ambition, anger, enemies, envy, peace, and pride

Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: viz., avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

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A Quote by Pearl Mae Bailey on ambition, blessings, children, death, earth, and love

Children, you must remember something. A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.

Pearl Bailey (1918 - 1990)

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