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The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious.  The desire to reach hearts is wise.
   ―    Maya Angelou
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On This Day In:
2019 More Proof #45 Is Incompetent?
2018 Every Time I Think I’m Falling
2017 Still Testing The Hypothesis
2016 Excessive Weakness In January
2015 That Burns
2014 Hey, I Resemble That Remark… (4!)
2013 Sit, Put, Until…
2012 Lessons For My Son
2011 Reaching The Right Audience
2010 Christmas Trees and Profession of Faith

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Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
   —    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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On This Day In:
2019 Not Personal
2018 Preference For Irrationality
2017 All At Once
2016 One Of My Vices
2015 The War Lord
2014 Orange October (II) – Giants Win NLDS Game 2 In 18 Innings (2 to 1)!!
Acknowledging Doubt
2013 Fulfilled Acceptance
2012 Error Is Tolerated Here (So Far)
2011 In Defense Of Pain

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Without ambition one starts nothing.  Without work one finishes nothing.  The prize will not be sent to you.  You have to win it.
  ―  Ralph Waldo Emerson
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On This Day In:
2018 Diversity
2017 Timely Planning
2016 Just Too Easy To Know Fewer And Fewer
2015 A Fine Balance
2014 Next Rung
2013 Super Bowl Prep
Romantics
A Goal For Zen?
2012 Mutant Powers Of Obsession
2011 Federal Stars
Mud Pie

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Ambition is the greatest disease and killer of man that the world has ever known.  More than any plague, man’s desire to inflict his will on others has caused the senseless deaths of millions, and to what end?  All kings must die.  What have they accomplished with their ambition and self-delusion of power?  For their lives are nothing more than fleeting moments in the course of centuries, and don’t really matter all that much.
   —   Barry Sadler
From his novel: “Casca #5 : The Barbarian
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On This Day In:
2014 More Branches To Climb
Just In Time — Happy Thanksgiving (2014)
2013 For And Against
2012 De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum
2011 Similar And Different
2010 Reminiscing
Differences

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All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively.  Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth.  Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
    ―     Niccolò Machiavelli
From:  “The Prince
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On This Day In:
2012 Seven Causes
2011 I Feel A Tingle Coming On

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