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1. "Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures."
Author: Alessandro Del Piero
2. "My ambition is to become one of those actresses that is like a chameleon that you don't recognize."
Author: Alexandra Roach
3. "I wanted to smell the guitars. It's hard to explain but they have a smell. And the best way I could ever describe it would be to say they smell like potential. Ambition and desire. If such things had a smell."
Author: Barbara Hall
4. "I don't have any ambition to make lots of money or win an Oscar or anything like that. It's not about that for me."
Author: Ben Whishaw
5. "Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along."
Author: Carroll Shelby
6. "To all accusations of excessive development the administrators can reply, as they will if pressed hard enough, that they are giving the public what it wants, that their primary duty is to serve the public not preserve the wilds. "Parks are for people" is the public relations slogan, which decoded means that the parks are for people-in-automobiles. Behind the slogan is the assumption that the majority of Americans, exactly like the managers of the tourist industry, expect and demand to see their national parks from the comfort, security and convenience of their automobiles.Is this assumption correct? Perhaps. Does that justify the continued and increasing erosion of the parks? It does not."
Author: Edward Abbey
7. "Does any woman ever count the grains of her harvest and say: Good enough? Or does one always think of what more one might have laid in, had the labor been harder, the ambition more vast, the choices more sage?"
Author: Geraldine Brooks
8. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
Author: Helen Keller
9. "So true it is, and so terrible, too, that up to a certain point the thought or sight of misery enlists our best affections; but, in certain special cases, beyond that point it does not. they err who would assert that invariable this is owing to the inherent selfishness of the human heart. It rather proceeds from a certain hopelessness of remedying excessive and organic ill. To a sensitive being, pity is not seldom pain. An when at last it is perceived that such pity cannot lead to effectual succor, common sense bides the soul be rid of it."
Author: Herman Melville
10. "My ambition is as deep as your pockets. I'm an aspiring politician."
Author: Jarod Kintz
11. "But what will not ambition and revengeDescend to?"
Author: John Milton
12. "...for neither do the spirits damnedLose all their virtue, lest bad men should boastTheir specious deeds on earth which glory excites,Or close ambition varnished o'er with zeal."
Author: John Milton
13. "Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries."
Author: Mary Shelley
14. "...discontented inhabitants who willingly admit a foreign power either through excessive ambition or through fear, as was the case with the Etolians, who admitted the Romans into Greece. So it was with every province that the Romans entered: they were brought in by the inhabitants themselves."
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
15. "In the professional world of leadership ambition and potential are the most excessive commodities."
Author: Noel DeJesus
16. "The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves."
Author: Robert Burton
17. "My one ambition is to play a hero."
Author: Sessue Hayakawa
18. "I was four when I announced my ambition to write, eight when I began publishing such claims."
Author: Taiye Selasi
19. "Every time I catch myself trying to figure out other people's motives, I'll stop and ask myself: "What did I say or do that prompted the action? Why did I react to it as I did? Does what happened make a major difference to me, or am I making something big out of a trifle?"Leave off that excessive desire of knowing; therein is found much distraction There are many things the knowledge of which is of little or no profit to the soul."
Author: Thomas à Kempis
20. "The loneliness she felt before Frank walked her home from Wang's cleaners began to dissolve and in its place a shiver of freedom, of earned solitude, of choosing the walls she wanted to breakthrough, minus the burden of shouldering a tilted man. Unobstructed and undistracted, she could get serious and develop a plan to match her ambition and succeed."
Author: Toni Morrison
21. "At that time the only treatment of angelism, that is, excessive abstraction of the self from itself, was recovery of the self through ordeal."
Author: Walker Percy
22. "But it was I, yes I, who discovered the link between excessive masturbation and entry into politics!"
Author: Woody Allen

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