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Definite Quotes

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Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Motivational Leadership Success Ambition

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

If epic poetry is a definite species,
the sagas do not fall within it.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

 

Some people asked me if I would be interested in managing the A's.
I said a definite no thank you.
At night, that place is a graveyard with lights.
- Whitey Herzog

I can give you a definite perhaps.
- Samuel Goldwyn

All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

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The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy,
which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy,
an august civil polity or a great art.
- Ralph A. Cram

With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed
inflammation of the sentence structure and definite
hardening of the paragraphs.
- James Thurber

For a solo work I need a definite idea.
For the present I have none.
- Alfred Schnittke

I played a definite part in it.
I guess the things that I played in films and the way
the nudity and the love scenes were handled were really different.
- Bo Derek

I can plod.
I can persevere in any definite pursuit.
To this I owe everything.
- William Carey

Each simian had a much different body suit,
so besides trying to define class across species,
there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.
- Colleen Atwood

Winners are people with definite purpose in life.
- Denis Waitley

I wish in my own mind I were more definite -
that I was absolutely convinced I'd never direct someone else's script,
but I keep reading scripts, because I might find something.
- Paul Mazursky

With a definite, step-by-step plan -
ah,
what a difference it makes!
You cannot fail, because each step carries you along to the next,
like a track.
- Scott Reed

Like all science, psychology is knowledge;
and like science again,
it is knowledge of a definite thing,
the mind.
- James M. Baldwin

Although as a sailor I despised politics -
for I loved my sailor's life and still love it today -
conditions forced me to take up a definite attitude
towards political problems.
- Fritz Sauckel

No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes.
He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and
institutions and ways of thinking.
- Ruth Benedict

My ideas had been taking a socialistic shape for many years;
but they were lacking in definite outline.
- Edward Carpenter

I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new.
I am a good salesman.
When I'm on form, I can sell anything.
- Brian Eno

When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons
when you can see the weather coming and going,
which lends itself to photography.
- Graeme Le Saux

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite,
incoherent homogeneity toward a definite,
coherent heterogeneity.
- Herbert Spencer

Literature does not exist in a vacuum.
Writers as such have a definite social function exactly
proportional to their ability as writers.
This is their main use.
- Ezra Pound

I couldn't see myself filling some definite niche in what is called a career.
This was all misty.
- Carl Sandburg

Science always has its origin in the adaptation of
thought to some definite field of experience.
- Ernst Mach

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once,
whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
- Napoleon Hill

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up
in our politics and say definite things which mean something,
or whether we shall always go on using generalities
to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It has a sound and rational circulating medium,
a real and definite representative of wealth.
- Josiah Warren

The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain
definite and narrow limits;
it thereby justifies,
in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
- Leo Tolstoy

Biography is a very definite region bounded on the north by history,
on the south by fiction, on the east by obituary,
and on the west by tedium.
- Philip Guedalla

Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after,
I don't think having a famous father affected him much.
- Kim Weston

Make definite assertions.
Avoid tame, colorless, hesitating, non-committal language.
- William Strunk, Jr.

We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he
is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons
or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
- George Eliot

Good acting is about being as natural and calm as possible.
These days producers have such definite ideas that
you have to be prepared to do whatever they ask.
- Bryn Terfel

There are definite reference points to older Depeche Mode records.
- Martin Gore

The album is a definite departure.
I haven't written original material before,
except for one song on my first album,
but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
- Diana Krall

Our tradition of political thought had its definite
beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle.
I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
- Hannah Arendt

Have a definite opinion.
- William Safire

Our live show is a definite experience,
since it's an extension of my albums.
- Deana Carter

My talents fall within definite limitations.
I am not as versatile an actress as some think.
- Greta Garbo

In the photographs themselves there's a definite contrast
between the figures and the location -
I like that kind of California backyard look;
clapboard houses,
staircases outdoors.
- Helmut Newton

A set definite objective must be established if we
are to accomplish anything in a big way.
- John McDonald

Ill give you a definite maybe.
- Samuel Goldwyn

He who seeks for methods without having a definite
problem in mind seeks in the most part in vain.
- David Hilbert

But though cognition is not an element of mental action,
nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it,
the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly
defined a definite value.
- Samuel Alexander

As a great man's influence never ends,
so also there is not definite finality,
no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries,
ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs
of a growing population and an enlarging domain.
- Cleveland Abbe

Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us,
that species have a definite existence,
and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space,
and that no species is repeated in time.
- Edward Forbes

But the Committee for Industrial Organizations is here.
It is now henceforth a definite instrumentality,
destined greatly to influence the lives of our people
and the internal and external course of the republic.
- John L. Lewis

I hold that the propositions embodied in natural science
are not derived by any definite rule from the data of experience,
and that they can neither be verified nor falsified
by experience according to any definite rule.
- Michael Polanyi

Since the season ended, I've let things settle down,
and I have to talk to the coaching staff and management.
I really don't want to turn this into a big drama.
So I plan on making a definite decision relatively quickly.
- Steve Yzerman

I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment,
which I hate to do, but it's motivational.
I like old heavy metal when I'm outside working on my car.
Music has definite functions for me.
- Peter Steele

It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight
of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium,
but so long as fractional weights were general there
was no particular need to explain this fact,
nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it.
- Francis William Aston

I find that people are constantly coming up to me now.
There's been a definite surge of people recognizing
me and I'm not sure if it has to do with the DVDs or not,
but I've sort of assumed that it does because the show
has been off the air for three years now.
- Shiri Appleby

I, of course, wanted to play real jazz.
When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to,
I wanted those pops to kick!
Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch.
- Count Basie

We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the
individuals throughout their whole existence are not
sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal:
yet these are definite life in simpler shape.
- Asa Gray

You're being cast for your acting ability.
It's not based on the way your body functions.
If you're playing a lead in a movie,
it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you.
In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold.
- Neve Campbell

I've been working on Barb for a while.
I looked at her as a sort of every woman.
She's incredibly strong; she's incredibly generous.
She's seemingly insane because she is in the situation
of a polygamous relationship,
but she had definite reasons to do it.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

I consider Bush's decision to call for a war against
terrorism a serious mistake.
He is elevating these criminals to the status of war enemies,
and one cannot lead a war against a network if the
term war is to retain any definite meaning.
- Jurgen Habermas

Our parents were very strict.
Not in a brutal or awful way, but there were definite rules,
such as after six on a school night you didn't go out,
and at weekends you had to be home by a certain time.
It wasn't particularly sheltered, but we were well brought-up.
- Caroline Corr

The egg of every species of animal or plant carries
a definite number of bodies called chromosomes.
The sperm carries the same number.
Consequently, when the sperm unites with the egg,
the fertilized egg will contain the double number of chromosomes.
- Thomas Hunt Morgan

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm,
and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things:
first,
an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm,
and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying
that ideal into practice.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

And the American public was able to make up their own
mind whether this verdict was a just verdict or not.
So I think there's a lot of value in the public being
able to see how the system works or doesn't work,
so I think there's a definite value there.
- Lance Ito

The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is -
a change from an indefinite,
incoherent homogeneity to a definite,
coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation
of motion and integration of matter.
- Herbert Spencer

English policy may not yet have made the definite decision to attack us;
but it doubtless wishes,
by all and every means, even the most extreme,
to hinder every further expansion of German international
influence and of German maritime power.
- Bernhard von Bulow

There's nothing definite yet.
Of course, any time you have a book,
there's going to be book signings and stuff.
We'll do bookstores that handle both audio and video.
And some of the stores want to have the CDs available at the same time.
So that part looks real good.
- Scotty Moore

White...
is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing,
as fierce as red, as definite as black...
God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously,
I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

When I was about 17 or 18, I finally admitted to myself
that I wasn't going to change.
I didn't know what the consequences would be,
but I had the definite feeling that it was going to wreck my Disney career.
- Tommy Kirk

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists?
In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
- Woody Allen


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