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Charles Cotton Quotes and Sayings

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All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown;
like streams supplied from springs below,
which scatter blessings as they go.
- Charles Cotton

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

 

Ambition is like love,
impatient both of delays and rivals.
- The Buddha

It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
- Bono

Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
- Charles Baudelaire

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Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- Salvador Dali

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

Ambition has one heel nailed in well,
though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
- Lao Tzu

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority,
of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man,
and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
- Adam Smith

Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I;
it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.
- Lynn Davies

Ambition can creep as well as soar.
- Edmund Burke

My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher,
and that's still what I do: teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander,
and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for
freedom and for the moral well-being of man.
- Lajos Kossuth

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people.
They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence,
ambition, and aggressiveness.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

My ambition is to do a good job.
I never plan anything.
- Ilie Nastase

Ambition is not what a man would do,
but what a man does,
for ambition without action is fantasy.
- Bryant H. McGill

To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition
for the sex to which I proudly belong and whose independence
I shall defend until my dying day.
- Rosa Bonheur

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.
- Elihu Root

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
- Elvis Presley

Great ambition is the passion of a great character.
Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts.
All depends on the principles which direct them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny
more extraordinary than was conceived for Him,
yes God is like Me, only more so.
- Norman Mailer

I have been absolutely hag-ridden with ambition.
If I could wish to have anything in the world it would
be to be free of ambition.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Where ambition can cover its enterprises,
even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle,
it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
- Angela Carter

My mother carried on and supported us;
her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
- Philip Levine

Independence is not a whim or an ambition.
It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group.
- Aslan Maskhadov

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

Whatever success I may have attained is due to the
fact that since I was old enough to work at all,
my ambition has never deserted me.
- Anna Held

I can't sing.
Definitely no ambition in that area.
- Corin Nemec

Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
- Edmund Burke

It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave
a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
- Franz Liszt

The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
- Peter Ustinov

My ambition is to have beautiful encounters,
not to make money.
- Juliette Binoche

Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand.
- William Feather

His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.
- John McCarthy

My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing,
speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons.
- Gene Tunney

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.
- Shane Warne

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
Whether it be true or not, I can say for one
that I have no other so great as that
of being truly esteemed of my fellow men,
by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
- Abraham Lincoln

My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
- Lajos Kossuth

We're not all nice, and there are a lot of levels of ambition and niceness.
- Heather Donahue

I should have been smart enough to stay happy.
But my ambition ruled my life.
- Eva Gabor

Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope -
and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
- Bob Riley

Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak;
religion is a cloak of ambition,
injustice and vice.
- Georges Bizet

Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition,
I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
- Horace Walpole

But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself,
can adapt to the needs of its citizens,
can take their views into account.
That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
- John Hutton

It's incredible considering the public perception that
he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent,
and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.
- Alan Hansen

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect,
a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
- James F. Cooper

Ambition is not a vice of little people.
- Michel de Montaigne

My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.
- Juliette Binoche

My ambition when I started out was to play two or three gigs a week.
And that's what I'm doing.
- Van Morrison

I had a burning ambition.
Otherwise, I wouldn't have accomplished it.
- Claire Bloom

Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.
- Susan Sontag

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue,
and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
- Thomas Jefferson

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
- Jodie Foster

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices;
so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
- A. C. Benson

I have no ambition to surprise my reader.
Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
- Anthony Trollope

As the country now turns a new leaf,
our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
- Hamid Karzai

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
- Thomas Carlyle

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.
- Kimi Raikkonen

The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion,
or delusion.
- Derek Jarman

If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything,
but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.
- Whitfield Diffie

My one ambition is to play a hero.
- Sessue Hayakawa

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn,
been made the prey of ambition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

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

My ambition is peace and perfection.
- DeForest Kelley

I think we still believe that ambition is for boys.
- Jeanette Winterson

Though ambition in itself is a vice,
it often is also the parent of virtue.
- Hosea Ballou


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