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Definition of Ambition

Ambition

  1. The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing.
  2. An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something.
  3. To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.

Ambition Quotations

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Liberty Hyde Bailey

We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
Sheryl Sandberg

As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.
Johnny Depp
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Ambition Translations

ambition in Dutch is ambitie, eerzucht
ambition in French is ambicion, ambition, aspiration
ambition in German is Ehrgeiz
ambition in Italian is ambizione
ambition in Latin is cupiditas
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