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Definition Quotes

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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

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It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority.
By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy

Not only is women's work never done,
the definition keeps changing.
- Bill Copeland

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

There is no definition of beauty, but when you can
see someone's spirit coming through,
something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me.
- Liv Tyler

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

God...
a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
- Ayn Rand

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie,
but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
- Evan Esar

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing
unreliable facts from reliable figures.
- Evan Esar

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

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say:
the process whereby American girls turn into American women.
- Christopher Hampton

The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me.
- Sloan Wilson

There's the great line: the definition of a liberal
is someone who's afraid to take their own side in a fight.
And that's my problem with my fellow liberals.
- Paul Begala

My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
- Thom Gunn

Congress's definition of torture in those laws -
the infliction of severe mental or physical pain -
leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation.
- John Yoo

I think all good writing is a struggle.
To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle,
almost by definition, because you could always improve.
- Jane Asher

It's the perfect definition of a settlement.
Both parties didn't get what they wanted.
- David Geffen

There are no good or bad habits.
All habits are, by definition, bad.
- Jose Bergamin

I have my own definition of minimalism,
which is that which is created with a minimum of means.
- La Monte Young

There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow
the definition to include only those who in their search
for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.
- Henry A. Wallace

Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right.
- Amos Oz

By definition a sequel can't be original.
So you've got to figure out what worked the first time around.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
- Jonathan Swift

If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary,
it isn't what you watch on TV.
- Val Kilmer

The definition of a Schwarzenegger Republican is a
Bush Republican who says he's a Schwarzenegger Republican.
- Warren Beatty

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both
to preserve the traditional definition of marriage
and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.
- Mitt Romney

Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.
- Candice Bergen

Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the
continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap
between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
- Nadine Gordimer

I don't know how one actually would define obscenity.
I'm sure the definition is different according to the age one is living in.
- Jane Alexander

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality,
it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition,
it is imperfect and untrue.
- Benjamin Haydon

Having federal officials, whether judges,
bureaucrats, or congressmen, impose a new definition
of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering
profoundly hostile to liberty.
- Ron Paul

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
- Larry Hagman

The conventional definition of management is getting
work done through people,
but real management is developing people through work.
- Agha Hasan Abedi

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing,
but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.
- A. R. Ammons

The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable
of observing the facts which he examines.
- Marc Bloch

We still lack a global definition of terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

By my definition, prayer is consciously hanging out with God.
Being with God in a deliberate way.
- Malcolm Boyd

My definition of an executive's job is brief and to the point.
It is simply this: Getting things done through other people.
- James Cash Penney

And that is my definition of democracy,
the right to be in a minority and not be suppressed.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

Liberals subscribe to the new flexible,
pluralistic definition of the family;
their defense of families carries no conviction.
- Christopher Lasch

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake,
matters become political by definition,
for speech is what makes man a political being.
- Hannah Arendt

The best definition of an immortal is someone who hasn't died yet.
- Tom Holt

The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition
of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children,
and many writers.
- Joan Didion

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that
he is one who never inflicts pain.
- John Henry Newman

I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
- Stephen Harper

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct,
not to law.
Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
- Albert Camus

One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet,
that there are those who've gone before and those who will come,
and that there is a community of spirits.
- Rita Dove

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

The definition of the individual was:
a multitude of one million divided by one million.
- Arthur Koestler

Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens.
- Peter McWilliams

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the definition
of a marriage as between one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer

It's bad poetry executed by people that can't sing.
That's my definition of Rap.
- Peter Steele

I have a liberal definition of news because I think
news can be what excites people.
I'm not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn't.
- Diane Sawyer

But the truth is that critics are by definition critical.
That's their job.
- Frank Black

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw

The question of the family now divides our society
so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree
on a definition of the institution they are arguing about.
- Christopher Lasch

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed
to have read and often thinks they have.
- Alan Bennett

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart;
for his purity,
by definition, is unassailable.
- James A. Baldwin

If you can get the proper definition of trouble,
then we can find out who the real troublemakers are.
- Al Sharpton

The philistine provides the best definition of art.
Anything that makes him rage is first class.
- Louis Dudek

I will give you a definition of a proud man:
he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled
with hatreds cannot be vain,
neither can he be wise.
- John Keats


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