WORD OF THE DAY
The Roman nobility, resting wholly on sufferance, was overthrown by the ambition of one of its own members.
He suspected Sirian was Memon's spy and couldn't help but wonder if Memon understood how deep ambition ran in a man like Sirian.
In particular that conception which regarded "ambition" as the guiding motive in his career has been dispelled by a more intimate and accurate knowledge of his life; this shows him to have been very little the creator of his own career, which was largely the result of circumstances outside his control, the influence of past events and of the actions of others, the pressure of the national will, the natural superiority of his own genius.
Do you think everything they have done has been with the single ambition of getting third-party information out of you?
But his ambition was by no means satisfied, and he even aspired to the crown of the East Roman empire.
Shakespeare remains so popular because he wrote about timeless human experiences: love and fear and envy, anger and revenge and jealousy, ambition and regret and guilt.
One is lured by women, another by honors, a third by ambition or money, and they go over to that camp.
Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave.
Their ambition is to rank as a civilized state, and the flattery lavished on them by their teachers has spoiled them.