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TOPIC: Ambition Quotes


"There is no saying to what length an enterprising man may push his good fortune."

Source: To the New York Council of Safety, August 4, 1777
Author: Washington, George
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"I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage, with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post which any human power can give."

Source: A letter to Alexander Donald, 1789
Author: Jefferson, Thomas
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"Ambition is the subtlest Beast of the Intellectual and Moral Field. It is wonderfully adroit in concealing itself from its owner."

Source: A letter to John Quincy Adams, January 3,1794
Author: Adams, John
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