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Great ambition is the passion of a great character. He who is endowed with it may perform very good or very bad actions; all depends upon the principles which direct him.
"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. Having been alive, it won't be hard in the end to lie down and rest."
Ambition destroys its possessor.
"Whether life is rough or smooth, ambition we must have, or die at the han...
Ambition can be cultivated. But we must not overlook the danger in over-ambition. The successful man constantly watches lest his ambition may ruin him. The desire to be champion has caused the death of many a person who let his ambition run wild.
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp or what's a heaven for?"
Ambition is in fact the avarice of power.
Fling away ambition; by that sin fell...
All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
"Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals."