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The week with… towers of ambition

July 28, 2011 by · No comments

La Tour Eiffel
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Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss.
Niccoló Machiavelli (1469 – 1527)

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Where there are large powers with little ambition… nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
Johnatan Swift (1667-1745)

Petronas Towers
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As in nature, things move violently to their place and calmly in their place, so virtue in ambition is violent, in authority settled and calm.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

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Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

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He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.

Ein Turm wie aus Glas
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Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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A slave has but one master the ambitious man has as many masters as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortune.
Jean de La Bruyère, (1645 – 1696), French essayist and moralist.

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Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

Galata Turm
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Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
Lao Tse

Tower of Lutheran church in Jerusalem
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