A person who cannot imagine the future is a person who cannot contemplate the results of his actions. Some are thus paralyzed into inaction.
If a person holds no ambitions in this world, he suffers unknowingly. If a person holds ambitions, he suffers knowingly, but very slowly.
The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.- Peter Ustinov
My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.- Juliette Binoche
My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.- Juliette Binoche
People with ambition don't give a damn what other people think of them.- Diane Setterfield
To wish a healthy man to die is the wish from a mind of sickness. To wish an ailing man to...- Roman Payne
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|Birth:||28th November, 1948|
|Profession:||Physicist, Professor, Writer|
Alan Paige Lightman is an American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur. He is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams. He was the first professor at MIT to receive a joint appointment in the sciences and the humanities. He graduated from White Station High School in Memphis. Lightman received his AB degree in physics from Princeton University in 1970, magna cum laude, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his PhD in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1974, where he had received a National Science Foundation pre-doctoral fellowship. He was an Assistant Professor of astronomy at Harvard University from 1976 to 1979 and from 1979 to 1989 a research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Lightman's novel Einstein's Dreams was an international bestseller and has been translated into thirty languages. Lightman's novel The Diagnosis was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award in fiction and has been adopted by high school teachers of Advanced Placement English.
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