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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

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

I think I have an inner confidence that my tastes are pretty simple, that what I find funny finds a wide audience. I'm not particularly intellectual or clever or minority-focused in my creative instincts. And I'm certainly not aware of suppressing more sophisticated ambitions.
Rowan Atkinson

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

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
Barack Obama
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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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