people would succeed in
small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.—Longfellow.
mountain tops, shall find
loftiest peaks most
wrapt in clouds and snow;
surpasses or subdues
down on the
hate of those below.
stand high, have many
blasts to shake them; And if they fall, they dash themselves to
of glory leads but
to the grave.—Gray.
be careful to deserve
a good reputation by doing well; and when that care is once taken, not
to be over anxious about the success.—Rochester.
we will, you may be
sure that ambition is an error; its wear and tear of heart are never
steals away the freshness of life,—it deadens its vivid and social
shuts our souls to our own youth,—and we are old ere we remember that
have made a fever and a labor of our raciest years.—Lytton.
thee, fling away ambition:
By that sin fell the angels. —Shakespeare.
man compares and estimates
himself by an idea which is higher than himself, and a mean man by one
which is lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other,
Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.—Beecher.
one reward for all:
- It is
for man to rest in
absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations, as the
fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature, and quenched the spirit
of immortality, which is his portion.—Southey.
power, a little
A grave to
rest in, and
a fading name!
ambition is, I
and to please
from springs below,
as they go.