„Low ambition and the thirst of praise.“

Quelle: Table Talk (1782), Line 591.

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englischer Dichter 1731 - 1800

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„Praise enough
To fill the ambition of a private man,
That Chatham's language was his mother tongue.“

—  William Cowper, The Task

Quelle: The Task (1785), Book II, The Timepiece, Line 235.

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„Ambition
Is like the sea wave, which the more you drink
The more you thirst—yea—drink too much, as men
Have done on rafts of wreck—it drives you mad.“

—  Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892

The Cup, Act i, Scene 3, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„Teach me. Lord, my true condition;
Bring me childlike to Thy knee;
Stripped of every low ambition,
Willing to be led by Thee.“

—  Henry Francis Lyte Anglican priest, hymn-writer and poet 1793 - 1847

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 329.

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„Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It's okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.“

—  Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974

The Shared Patio (2005)
Kontext: Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is really worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It's okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.

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„Loneliness was an unsatisfied thirst for illusion.“

—  Kóbó Abe, buch The Woman in the Dunes

Quelle: The Woman in the Dunes

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„Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.“

—  James Madison 4th president of the United States (1809 to 1817) 1751 - 1836

Federalist No. 51 (6 February 1788)
1780s, Federalist Papers (1787–1788)

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„I will be satisfied if my epitaph shall be written thus: "Here lies one who never rose to any eminence, who only courted the low ambition to have it said that he striven to ameliorate the condition of the poor, the lowly, the downtrodden of every race and language and color."“

—  Thaddeus Stevens American politician 1792 - 1868

Speech (13 January 1865), as quoted in History of the Antislavery Measures of the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congress (1865) by Henry Wilson, p. 388
1860s

„The man's thirst for guilt was insatiable as the desert's for water.“

—  Thomas Pynchon, buch Die Enden der Parabel

Gravity's Rainbow (1973)

„I've got a powerful thirst for some of that lactation.“

—  Bill Allred

Radio From Hell (January 13, 2006)

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„Usually we only praise to be praised.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld, buch Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

On ne loue d'ordinaire que pour être loué.
Maxim 146.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)

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„Security doesn't rob ambition; the illusion of security robs ambition.“

—  Jay Samit American businessman 1961

Quelle: Disrupt You! (2015), p. 25

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