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Definition of Zeal

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

Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs.
Leonardo da Vinci

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
Louis D. Brandeis
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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