Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do.
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.
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
Generally speaking, it has been my ambition to write as a good old nurse will speak when she tells fairy tales.
My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.