Nature of Ambition

“It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enemies to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will. _x000D_
Sallust (86 BC – 34 BC)_x000D_
The daunting force that can alter ones beliefs to unduly create an ideal that he or she solely needs what is yearned after; that which is desired.  It is the mind-set that is really more of an entity that sits on ones shoulder, and relentlessly screams never give in, never stop; that asset that makes those who are not fervent, envious… That is ambition.  For many, ambition is sought as a relentless drive that defines a society, and ultimately offers a greater good to its entire people.  Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Susan B. Anthony, all of which have been labeled heroes, true purveyors of a good fueled by ambitionthis force which all acknowledge.  Although, these beliefs are one-sided!  Others, on the other hand, perceive the nature of ambition as a means to achieve the individual aspiration (i.e. Adolf Hitler, Julius Caesar, Stalin); those who search for what best pleases their own desires._x000D_
Daniel Webster recognizes the term ambition as the very poison of society, an obscure piece of terminology more pernicious than the dregs of perdition.  It is within his insightful and otherwise philosophical writing, Oration on Ambition, that we come to observe the life-altering afflictions that said desire can bring.  Webster offers to his reader a relation onto actions driven by perseverance through the lives of two menGeorge Washington and Julius Caesar.  On one hand, as many may justify, the encounters of our nations first president can very well validate an understanding as to how a life, driven by the high merit of ambition, will unduly create an idol for a socie… “