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J. M. Barrie Quotes and Sayings

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Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
- J. M. Barrie

That is ever the way.
Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
- J. M. Barrie

Every time a child says I don't believe in fairies
there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
- J. M. Barrie

It's a sort of bloom on a woman.
If you have it, you don't need to have anything else;
and if you don't have it,
it doesn't much matter what else you have.
- J. M. Barrie

 

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs,
but there will never be equality in the servants' hall.
- J. M. Barrie

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by.
Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.
- J. M. Barrie

Every man who is high up likes to think he has done it all himself;
and the wife smiles,
and lets it go at that.
It's our only joke.
Every woman knows that.
- J. M. Barrie

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We are all failures at least, all the best of us are.
- J. M. Barrie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

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

Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career,
Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.
- Annette Funicello

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

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

Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.
- Terry Josephson

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

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 world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
- James K. Polk

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

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

I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave
the sounds and smells of these sights behind me,
but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.
- Emanuel Celler

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

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

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
- Carl Sagan

Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men,
and to console undistinguished people for their want
of fortune and their lack of merit.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme;
to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
- Shakti Gawain

Mel is nuts.
He puts on a suit and a tie and acts like a normal
person so people think he's okay.
He's definitely out in left field.
He's got the ambition of a boy.
- Dom DeLuise

I never had any ambition to be a star,
or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word.
- John Hurt

If you can once engage people's pride,
love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear
what their reason can do against you.
- Lord Chesterfield

My one ambition was to go to Broadway,
and I never gave up on that dream.
- David Hasselhoff

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
- Thomas Merton

I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before,
but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
- Joseph Conrad

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.
- Michael Korda

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust,
like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
- John Webster

That's my ambition: that you look at the pictures and realize what complex,
fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.
- Jock Sturges

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

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

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

An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
- Michael Korda

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.
- Pat Riley

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

Ambition can creep as well as soar.
- Edmund Burke

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

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

As a teenager I was so insecure.
I was the type of guy that never fitted in because
he never dared to choose.
I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all.
For nothing.
And that thought took away all my ambition too.
- Johnny Depp

The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize
the intimate connection between wetting the bed and
the character trait of ambition.
- Sigmund Freud

Ambition, in a private man is a vice,
is in a prince the virtue.
- Philip Massinger

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

Time is the only critic without ambition.
- John Steinbeck

My ambition is to be happy.
- Penelope Cruz

Ambition is not what man does...
but what man would do.
- Robert Browning

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

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

The men who succeed are the efficient few.
They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
- Robert Burton

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

I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him,
it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious.
- Alan Hansen

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim,
wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;
obtained with labour,
for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it,
best enjoyed.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition;
to curb that,
is the first step to contentment, since to diminish
expectation is to increase enjoyment.
- Frances Burney

My biggest ambition is never to be bored.
I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
- Anjelica Huston

Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
- Walter Savage Landor

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


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