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Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Begin to define for ourselves
what it is to make a healthy choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

 

I define nothing.
Not beauty, not patriotism.
I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
- Bob Dylan

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

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Every man must define his identity against his mother.
If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
- Camille Paglia

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

If you have not taken the time to define what happiness means to you,
what have your spent your whole life pursuing?
- Bo Bennett

The final test for a novel will be our affection for it,
as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.
- E. M. Forster

When you judge another, you do not define them,
you define yourself.
- Wayne Dyer

All physical systems can be thought of as registering
and processing information,
and how one wishes to define computation will determine
your view of what computation consists of.
- Seth Lloyd

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for
change is the creative contradiction at the heart of
the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
- Freda Adler

How you define yourself is a major issue for young people and adults alike.
- Jim McKay

Whenever you're scared of something,
don't let that define you.
We all feel it, but step up.
- Vince Vaughn

You can not define being exactly on time.
- W. Edwards Deming

The power to define the situation is the ultimate power.
- Jerry Rubin

Jazz is a white term to define black people.
My music is black classical music.
- Nina Simone

I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't
think it's a huge responsibility.
It's part of who I am.
It does not define me.
- Oprah Winfrey

Commercial speech is like obscenity...
we can't seem to define it, but we know it when we see it.
- Jef I. Richards

Award trophies, as opposed to letting the players define and claim their own.
Ultimately, pay them to play so that their activity
not only resembles work but is work.
- John Thorn

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture
as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge
that has been well and truly forgotten.
- Albert J. Nock

In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten;
in the human kingdom,
define or be defined.
- Thomas Szasz

I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that
a text displays for continuing to generate different readings,
without ever being completely consumed.
- Umberto Eco

I don't have a warm personal enemy left.
They've all died off.
I miss them terribly because they helped define me.
- Clare Boothe Luce

What actually makes poetry poetry is of course impossible to define.
We recognize it when we hear it, when we see it,
but we can't define it.
- Robert Morgan

Neither science, nor the politics in power,
nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even
the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
- Ulrich Beck

Most controversies would soon be ended,
if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms,
and then adhere to their definitions.
- Tryon Edwards

One may define flattery as a base companionship which
is most advantageous to the flatterer.
- Theophrastus

To know God better is only to realize how impossible
it is that we should ever know him at all.
I know not which is more childish to deny him,
or define him.
- Samuel Butler

We have to define and put into practice a better,
more coherent and effective policy on income security.
- Kim Campbell

In fact, it is often times a detriment for the Government
to preemptively legislate on an issue before we can
either define it or grasp its impact.
- Steve Buyer

I define success as being comfortable with yourself and your life.
And that is about as good as it gets,
really.
- Treat Williams

When two drivers curse each other on the road,
and one of them happens to be a Jew,
you can't define that as anti-Semitism.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within
this male attention and to compete with each other
for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
- Audre Lorde

A monopoly on the means of communication may define
a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian
formula of monopoly in the means of production.
- Robert Anton Wilson

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings
in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
- Thomas Hardy

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define;
Of inspiration one percent,
of perspiration, ninety nine.
- Thomas A. Edison

It is just because civilization is ever evolving,
changing, and becoming more complicated,
that experts find it so difficult to define it in explicit terms.
- Arthur Keith

I think in some ways we have allowed other people to set the agenda.
Other people to define who we are.
- Lee Scott

MS doesn't define who I am.
- Teri Garr

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
- Alan Watts

Femininity appears to be one of those pivotal qualities
that is so important no one can define it.
- Caroline Bird

It is not our mistakes that define who we are;
it is how we recover from those mistakes.
- Bo Bennett

Caring for but never trying to own may be a further
way to define friendship.
- William Glasser

If I didn't define myself for myself,
I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
- Audre Lorde

The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.
- Stokely Carmichael

And I've been acting for 39 years, so I define characters
differently than I did in say Miami Vice.
- Edward James Olmos

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion.
They help us define who we are; they provide something steady,
reliable and safe in a confusing world.
- Susan Lieberman

Many attempts have been made by writers on art and
poetry to define beauty in the abstract,
to express it in the most general terms,
to find some universal formula for it.
- Walter Pater

Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another,
and then they punish us for it.
- Ivan Turgenev

Perhaps they do not recognize themselves,
for a rich man is even harder to define than a poor one.
- William Graham Sumner

All the great legends are Templates for human behavior.
I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
- John Boorman

When people say 'What are underground comics?' I think
the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved...
we didn't have anyone standing over us.
- Robert Crumb

If I were to ask you for example right now to go back
with me and define those moments in your life that
shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them,
something would happen.
- James Lipton

I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds
of material but I know it when I see it.
- Potter Stewart

I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
- Alfred Edward Housman

Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there.
You know I don't think its fair that I'm living for
something I can't even define.
- Ani DiFranco

Everyone agrees to that; but when we come to define truth,
dissension starts.
- Samuel E. Morison

If you're not out front defining your vision,
your opponent will spend gobs of money to define it for you.
- Donna Brazile

It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not.
Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
- Elizabeth II

Superstition? Who can define the boundary line between
the superstition of yesterday and the scientific fact of tomorrow?
- Garrett Fort

The imperative is to define what is right and do it.
- Barbara Jordan

We define only out of despair, we must have a formula...
to give a facade tot he void.
- Emile M. Cioran

If you come to fame not understanding who you are,
it will define who you are.
- Oprah Winfrey

We felt it was very important for an entity like CCTV
to make its presence felt...
To generate a space and to define a space,
that is the main thing.
- Rem Koolhaas

Once you accept the existence of God -
however you define him,
however you explain your relationship to him -
then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.
- Morris West

I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe
Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.
- Max Baer

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it.
A good writer turns fact into truth;
a bad writer will,
more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
- Edward Albee

We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
- Virginia Satir


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