Ambition Has But One Reward For All: A Little Power, A Little Transient Fame, A Grave To Rest In, And A Fading Name.
Ambition has but one reward for all:
A little power,
a little transient fame,
a grave to rest in,
and a fading name.
-- William Winter
A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave.
-- John Dyer (1700-1758) -- Grongar Hill, Line 88...
And my large kingdom for a little grave, A little little grave, an obscure grave.
-- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), King Richard II -- Act iii, Sc. 3...
In love there is but little rest. -- Chauce
Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
-- William Lilly...
One foot in the grave. -- Beaumont and Fletcher -- The Little French Lawyer, Act i, Sc. 1
Come fill the cup and in the fire of spring Your winter garment of repentence fling.
The bird of time has but a little way To flutter -- and the bird is on the wing. -- Omar Khayyam...
Ambition is not a vice of little people. -- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592)
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
-- Dr. Johnso...
Have you seen the old man in the closed down market, Kicking up the papers in his worn out shoes?
In his eyes you see no pride, hands hang loosely at his side Yesterdays papers, telling yesterdays news....