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Ambition and aspiration can be nurtured from an early age. Here pupils in university regalia march in a procession at New College School, Oxford.

Ambition is the desire for personal achievement. Ambitious persons seek to be the best at what they choose to do for attainment, power, or superiority. Ambition is also the object of this desire.

Acquired power can be wielded in the name of a vague or clear ideal or multiple ideals. When ambition is used to seek a clear ideal, it develops a close relationship to extremism. Throughout human history, many examples can be found of people who were extremely ambitious, for better and for worse. The notorious Greek Herostratus had the ambition to become famous by destroying the Temple of Artemis.

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Ambition is the possession of motivation for power. Ambitious persons seek power either for themselves or for others.

Quotes

  • Vain the ambition of kings
    Who seek by trophies and dead things
    To leave a living name behind,
    And weave but nets to catch the wind.
  • Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
    • Henry Ward Beecher, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 11.
  • Virtue is choked with foul ambition.
    • William Shakespeare, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 12.
  • Ambition is a gilded misery, a secret poison, a hidden plague, the engineer of deceit, the mother of hypocrisy, the parent of envy, the original of vices, the moth of holiness, the blinder of hearts, turning medicines into maladies, and remedies into diseases.
    • Thomas Brooks, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 12.
  • Ambition is but avarice on stilts.
    • W. S. Landor, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 12.

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Ambition
by Robert W. Service
Collected in Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

Ambition

They brought the mighty chief to town;
They showed him strange, unwonted sights;
Yet as he wandered up and down,
He seemed to scorn their vain delights.
His face was grim, his eye lacked fire,
As one who mourns a glory dead;
And when they sought his heart’s desire:
“Me like’um tooth same gold,” he said.

A dental place they quickly found.
He neither moaned nor moved his head.
They pulled his teeth so white and sound;
They put in teeth of gold instead.
Oh, never saw I man so gay!
His very being seemed to swell:
“Ha! ha!” he cried, “Now Injun say
Me heap big chief, me look like hell.


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also ambition

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German

Noun

Ambition f. (genitive Ambition, plural Ambitionen)

  1. ambition for some particular achievement

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Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!

Ambition is a four-player trick-taking card game where the objective is to avoid taking the most points in each round. The stated goal of the designer was to invent a trick-taking card game where the role of chance related to the hands dealt (termed as "hand-luck") was minimized.

External links

  • Rules of Ambition
  • Ambition blog

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