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Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and sp
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"Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition"

- Adam Smith

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Adam Smith's quote speaks to the distinct ambition of mankind and the power of speech to accomplish it. He recommends that aspiration, the desire to be remarkable and lead others, is a characteristic that is special to human beings. Speech is the tool that enables us to express our aspiration and to pursue it. Smith indicates that without speech, aspiration would be difficult to achieve. Speech is the key to opening our capacity and permitting us to reach our objectives. It is the medium through which we can interact our ideas and desires, and it is the methods by which we can influence and convince others. Speech is the fantastic instrument of aspiration, and it is the power that enables us to recognize our ambitions.

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Adam Smith This quote is written / told by Adam Smith between June 5, 1723 and July 17, 1790. He was a famous Economist from Scotland. The author also have 29 other quotes.

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