Definitions: (1) an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, <as wealth, fame, or spiritual enlightenment> and the willingness to strive for it; aspiring; (2) requiring exceptional effort or ability; challenging; difficult <an ambitious project>; (3) strong yearning; eager <ambitious love>

Derivation: Latin, “to go about”; from the practice of Roman candidates for political office going around the city soliciting votes

• To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue. — Sir Walter Scott (1771– 1832) Scottish historian, poet, & playwright
• We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. — Cesario EstradaCesar” Chavez (1927–1993) American labor & civil right leader

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