Thursday, April 24, 2008

Famous Quotes a286-a288

. Thursday, April 24, 2008 .

a286: Ambition is a lust that's never quenched,
Grows more inflamed, and madder by enjoyment.
- Otway.

a287: 'Tis a common proof.
That lowliness is young ambition's ladder,
Wherto the climber upwards turns his face,
But when once attains the utmost round,
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend.
- Shakespreare.

a288: Farewell, a long farewell, to all my greatness!
This is the state of man. To-day he puts forth
The tender leaves of hope; to-morrow blossoms,
And bears his blushing honors thick upon him;
The third day comes a frost, a killing frost.
- Shakespreare.