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英语名人名言:Ambition 野心、抱负

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Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky. American Proverb The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996) Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. Edgar Berge
  • Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.
     
    American Proverb
     
    The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
     
    Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)
     
    Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
     
    Edgar Bergen (1903 - 1978), (Charlie McCarthy)
     
    The nature of society is largely determined1 by the direction in which talent and ambition flow-by the tilt2 of the social landscape.
     
    Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983), The Temper of Our Time, 1967
     
    What seems to be generosity3 is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
     
    Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
     
    Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
     
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), Driftwood; Table Talk, 1857
     
    Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
     
    James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937)
     
    Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture4 with creeping.
     
    Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745), Miscellanies, 1711
     
    All ambitions are lawful5 except those that climb upward on the miseries6 or credulities of mankind.
     
    Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)
     
    It's delightful7 to have ambitions. I'm so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them—that's the best of it. Just as soon as you attain8 to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.
     
    L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
     
    Dreams, goals, ambitions - these are the stuff man uses for fuel.
     
    L. Ron Hubbard (1911 - 1986)
     
    Keep away from people who try to belittle9 your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
     
    Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
     
    He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss.
     
    Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)
     
    A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings10 here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest.
     
    Pearl Bailey (1918 - 1990)
     
    Though ambition itself be a vice11, yet it is often times the cause of virtues13.
     
    Quintilian
     
    Men are more often bribed14 by their loyalties15 and ambitions than by money.
     
    Robert Jackson
     
    Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
     
    Sallust (86 BC - 34 BC), The War with Catiline
     
    All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
     
    William Congreve (1670 - 1729)
     
    Ambition, the soldier's virtue12, rather makes choice of loss, than gain which darkens him.
     
    William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Antony and Cleopatra, Act III, sc.1
     
    I have no spur to prick16 the sides of my intent, but only vaulting17 ambition, which o'erleaps itself, and falls on the other.
     
    William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Macbeth, Act I, sc. 7
     
    I hold ambition of so light a quality that is is but a shadow's shadow.
     
    William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Hamlet, Act II, sc. 2
     
    Lowliness is young ambition's ladder,
     
    Whereto the climber-upward turns his face;
     
    But when he once attains18 the upmost round,
     
    He then unto the ladder turns his back,
     
    Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
     
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    William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Julius Caesar, Act II, sc.1
     
    Virtue is choked with foul21 ambition.
     
    William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Henry VI, Part II, Act III, sc. 1

    1、determined [di'tə:mind]
    adj.坚定的;有决心的
    参考例句:
    I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已决定毕业后去西藏。
    He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他决定查看一下办公室后面的房间。
     
    2、tilt [tilt]  
    v.(使)倾侧;(使)倾斜;n.倾侧;倾斜
    参考例句:
    She wore her hat at a tilt over her left eye.她歪戴着帽子遮住左眼。
    The table is at a slight tilt.这张桌子没放平,有点儿歪.

    3、generosity [ˌdʒenə'rɔsiti]  
    n.大度,慷慨,慷慨的行为
    参考例句:
    We should match their generosity with our own.我们应该像他们一样慷慨大方。
    We adore them for their generosity.我们钦佩他们的慷慨。

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