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Definition of Zeal


  1. Passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor.
  2. A zealot.
  3. To be zealous.

Zeal Quotations

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
Daniel Boone

I have come to the conclusion that it's a waste of time to have too much pride in anything. Perhaps it's good to have a sense of duty, a jealous zeal to protect or improve, but pride ultimately is only that which stands vulnerable to offense and degradation.
Henry Rollins

The generous wish to share with all what is precious, to spread broadcast priceless truths, to shut out none from the illumination of true knowledge, has resulted in a zeal without discretion that has vulgarised Christianity, and has presented its teachings in a form that often repels the heart and alienates the intellect.
Annie Besant

When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.

Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others.
Pasquier Quesnel
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Zeal Translations

zeal in Danish is iver
zeal in Dutch is ambitie, vuur, ijver
zeal in Finnish is into
zeal in German is Eifer
zeal in Italian is voga
zeal in Latin is studium, devotio
zeal in Norwegian is iver
zeal in Portuguese is zelo
zeal in Spanish is ahinco, celo
zeal in Swedish is arbetslust, iver, nit
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