The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, and a hell of heaven.
Ambition is an idol on whose wings great minds are carried to extremes: to be sublimely great, or to be nothing.
I charge thee, fling away ambition. By that sin fell the angels; how can man then, the image of his maker, hope to win by it?
My success so far has only been won by absolute indifference to my future career.
Avarice walks among us disguised as ambition.
A slave has only one master; the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.
To have more ambition than ability is to be at once weak and unhappy.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather in what he longs to attain.
Accursed ambition,
How dearly I have bought you.