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Ambition, n. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
So in the simple blessing of a rainbow, In the bevelled edge of a sunlit mirror, I have seen visible, Death's artifact Like a soldier's ribbon on a tunic tacked.
Neither will it be, that a people overlaid with taxes should ever become valiant and martial.
Francis,Viscount St Albans Bacon
I have had wealth, rank and power, but, if these were all I had, how wretched I should be.