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 John Webster - “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust.”  
 William Shakespeare - “I charge thee, fling away ambition By that sin fell the angels.”  
 Lucy Maud Montgomery - “For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.”  
 Charles Dickens - “Dombey and Son had often dealt in hides, but never in hearts. They left that fancy ware to boys and girls, and boarding-schools and books. Mr. Dombey would have reasoned That a matrimonial alliance with himself must, in the nature of things, be gratifying and honourable to any woman of common sense. That the hope of giving birth to a new partner in such a house, could not fail to awaken a glorious and stirring ambition in the breast of the least ambitious of her sex.”  
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “You know that he came into his uncle's money a little time ago, and after a first delirious outbreak, he has now relapsed into that dead heavy state of despair which is caused by having everything which one can wish for. How absurd are the ambitions of life when I think that I, who am fairly happy and as keen as a razor edge, should be struggling for that which I can see has brought neither profit nor happiness to him”  
 C.S. Lewis - “All that we call human history--money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery--is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”  
 C.S. Lewis - “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”  
 Jeanette Winterson - “I think we still believe that ambition is for boys.”  
 Kit Williams - “You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art.”  
 Lawrence Welk - “One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering ambition for their daughters.”  
 Shane Warne - “With just about every player in Australia, his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia. That's why they're playing first class cricket. It's just a different attitude.”  
 Gene Tunney - “My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing, speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons.”  
 Anthony Trollope - “It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.”  
 Anthony Trollope - “I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.”  
 Michael Strahan - “My craziest ambition is to take John Madden's job and salary.”  
 Georg Solti - “The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition, which has never subsided to this day.”  
 Ally Sheedy - “I have the desire to work as an actress, but I have no ambition to be a star.”  
 Jock Sturges - “That's my ambition that you look at the pictures and realize what complex, fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.”  
 John Strachan - “Trusting in Christ, we may boldly join in the combat, and enlist ourselves among that disinterested band, who fight not for human ambition, or human praise, but for the honour of our Saviour, and the salvation of men.”  
 Stephen Sondheim - “My mother wanted me off her hands. She was a working woman. She designed clothes, and she was a celebrity collector. It's my mother's ambition to be a celebrity.”  
 Katey Sagal - “So they've actually - it's not that her character is a singer, but she had ambition to do that at an earlier time in her life. So I've actually sung two or three times now on the show.”  
 Graham Roberts - “My ambition is to go back to Spurs and Rangers in some capacity and give something back that they gave to me.”  
 Kimi Raikkonen - “Do you have any ambitions outside racing My main ambition at the moment, whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.”  
 Elihu Root - “Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.”  
 Samuel Richardson - “What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition”  

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