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Greater mischiefs happen often from folly, meanness, and vanity than from the greater sins of avarice and ambition.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
To talk German was beyond the sweep of my dizziest ambition, but an Italian runner or porter instantly presented himself.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
He went on, ruminating on the vain shadow, into which his over-heated ambition to act and to be distinguished, had involved him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Noble ambition—worthy of a less ignoble cause—a better fate!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
His ambition is a purely selfish one, while mine is distinctly benevolent.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Tausig had a great ambition to be a composer, and in his early youth he published a number of compositions.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
To colour a meerschaum was the ambition of smokers, swearing was considered neither low nor vulgar, and snuffing was fashionable.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
She expatiated on his father's character; on the envy of his rivals; and dated his fall to their ambition alone.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
But Soult was possessed of a crafty caution which seldom if ever allowed his ambition to hinder the success his ability deserved.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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