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«For men tied fast to the absolute, bled of their differences, drained of their dreams by authoritarian leeches until nothing but pulp is left, become a massive, sick Thing whose sheer weight is used ruthlessly by ambitious men. Here is the real enemy of the people: our own selves dehumanized into ''the masses.'' And where is the David who can slay this giant?»
Author: Lillian Smith
, Here is
, The Absolute
, The Masses
«But I have noticed this about ambitious men, or men in power?they fear even the slightest and least likely threat to it.»
«I'm not that ambitious any more. I just like my privacy. I wish I really wasn't talked about at all.»
«A person of mature years and ripe development, who is expecting nothing from literature but the corroboration and renewal of past ideas, may find satisfaction in a lucidity so complete as to occasion no imaginative excitement, but young and ambitious students are not content with it. They seek the excitement because they are capable of the growth that it accompanies.»
«Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.»
«A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position.»
«I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.»
«As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.»
Author: Henry David Thoreau
, For some
, The Pyramids
«An experienced, industrious, ambitious, and often quite often picturesque liar»
«As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.»