You never fail until you stop trying.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.Oscar Wilde,"Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young", in The Chameleon (Oxford, December 1894).
Full of hopes beyond their power though not beyond their ambition.Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War (5th century BC), Book III, 39.
And mad ambition trumpeteth to all.Nathaniel Parker Willis, from a poem delivered at the Departure of the Senior Class of Yale College (1827).
Ambition never comes to an end.Yoshida Kenk?, Tsurezure-Gusa (Essays in Idleness) (ca. 14th century).
Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.Henry Ward Beecher, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 11.
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