"If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms."
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"Ambition is not a vice of little people."
"Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment."
"The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune."
"Men would be angels, angels would be gods."
"When ambition ends, happiness begins."
"Hasty climbers have sudden falls."
"Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue."
"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
"Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude."
"It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it."
"The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream."
"As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him."
"Ambition should be made of sterner stuff."
"Ambition if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others."
"If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest."
"So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be."
"Where ambition ends happiness begins."
"Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs."
"Ambition is the last refuge of failure."
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