Quotation Explorer - 'Defined'

Experts are by definition the servants of those in power: they don't really THINK, they just apply their knowledge to problems defined by the powerful. - Slavoj Žižek
Everything is as real as nothing, whatever way the nothing itself is defined. - Thiruman Archunan
Professionalism shouldn't be defined by a persons paycheck, role or title. It should be defined by a persons work ethic - Janna Cachola
Atheism may be defined as the mental attitude which unreservedly accepts the supremacy of reason and aims at establishing a lifestyle and ethical outlook verifiable by experience and the scientific method, independent of all arbitrary assumptions of authority and creeds. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
What has defined our faith since the beginning is open-ended gladness. - Matt Chandler
Some day soon," Lance said, "you'll walk out of here and have to decide how you're going to live the rest of your lives. Will you be defined by what other people see, or by the essence of your soul? - Andrew Davidson
We are not defined by the adversities in our lives, we are defined by how we manage them. - Rob R Morris
Every great dream has no defined parameters, out of fear we set the limitations. - Wayne Chirisa
Music is the space between the notes as much as the notes themselves; it's defined as much by silence as by sound. - James McKean
We aren't just defined by who we are, but by who are friends are. It's funny that we put so much importance on something that wont mean shit once we graduate. - Shaun David Hutchinson
He had never been a religious person. Even as a child he had found the notion of an omnipotent creator who punished his crations inconsistently for minor infractions of a vaguely defined moral code to be unthinkable to anyone with an ounce of sense. - Michael Thomas Ford
Your destiny can only be defined by you. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Ultimately, you are defined by your kindness, compassion, passion, and choice. - Debasish Mridha
So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. - Alan W. Watts
Success can be defined as how hard you continue to fight when they tell you that the battle is over. - Mark W. Boyer
Purity is defined by the clearness of the stars - Michael Biondi
Never be defined by what has happened to you in the past, it was just a life lesson, not a life sentence. ~ - Donald Pillai
Maybe we're all ongoing stories, defined at various stages of life, or whenever people oblige us to declare ourselves. Fiction is marvelous for studying this, allowing the writer and reader to leap decades in a sentence. No other art lets you bend time as much. - Tom Rachman
Destiny is defined by your choices, decisions, and determination. - Debasish Mridha
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined. - Thomas Szasz
We are not defined by the things we accumulate, but by the memories we impart. - Philip Olivier
We are not defined by the family into which we are born, but the one we choose and create. We are not born, we become. - Tori Spelling
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. - Bertrand Russell
As hatred is defined as intense dislike, what is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion, if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked? - Rowan Atkinson
Life is not defined by what you achieve, but what you give. - Debasish Mridha
Some say that our lives are defined by the sum of our choices. But it isn't really our choices that distinguish who we are. It's our commitment to them. - Emily Thorne
Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.
Abundance is not defined by possessions, but it is defined by inner perceptions. - Debasish Mridha
Success is defined, not by what you achieve in life, but by what you do for others without expectations. - Debasish Mridha
I don't compare life to anything. Life can't be defined or compared, I just know that it dresses itself as a murderer in the end. - Griselda Salazar
What I think the political correctness debate is really about is the power to be able to define. The definers want the power to name. And the defined are now taking that power away from them. - Toni Morrison
We are defined by how we choose to exist. Responsibility towards and contribution to society is part of how we make a difference. Every human being wants to make a difference; one of the ways we might do this is through our contribution to communities . - Sameh Elsayed
When we look back at life we realize no true moment defined us, but in fact the events leading up to that moment. - Chris Burkmenn
If I were asked to define Motherhood. I would have defined it as Love in its purest form. Unconditional Love. ~~ - Revathi Sankaran
We are truly defined by what we pass on to the next generation. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Your friends and enemies are defined the moment you come to this world. - M.F. Moonzajer
I have defined poetry as a 'passionate pursuit of the Real. - Czesław Miłosz
Self-leaders are still true leaders even if they have no known followers. True leaders inspire by the influence of their characters and general self-made brands. Leadership is defined by the virtues of one's behaviour. - Israelmore Ayivor
Our failures make us who we are; they build our character, we are defined by what we do with them, and how we respond to adversity. Without failure there is no growth, no striving for better, no adjusting, or dusting yourself off to try again. - J.W. Lord
Personal Responsibility of each citizen before the nation, is usually well defined in all developed nations. - Sunday Adelaja
Life without a defined purpose is similar to a boat without a crew in the middle of the ocean. - Debasish Mridha
I have seen soldiers panic at the first sight of battle, and a wounded squire pulling arrows out from his wound to fight and save his dying horse. Nobility is not a birth right but is defined by one's action.
To be a success, dream with open eyes, have faith in your defined purpose, and act with deep love. - Debasish Mridha
Human beings are primarily defined by what we desire, not what we know. - David Brooks
The day you find out who you are is when you look back and realize that it was never the words, rather your actions that defined you. - Shannon L. Alder
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
Strength is not defined by the load you bear, it’s defined by the amount you can bend before breaking. - Blake Mays
The essence of oppression is that one is defined from the outside by those who define themselves as superior by criteria of their own choice. - Andrea Dworkin
A man's love for a woman is not defined by his availability in bed, but by every ingredient he adds to improve the taste of the relationship. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Genius might well be defined as the ability to makes a platitude sound as though it were an original remark.
It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment. - W. Edwards Deming
Vocabularies are crossing circles and loops. We are defined by the lines we choose to cross or to be confined by. - A.S. Byatt
A Good Relationship is like a neat and defined nail art. It requires a lot of concentration, time devotion and patience, to take it to perfection! - Mehek Bassi
If insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results - then success is insanity squared!(2012 SCBWI New Member Conference; Richmond, VA) - Brian Rock
Forgiveness is a virtue of beauty. You learn to see a person no longer defined by a past but one that has re-created itself anew. - Jason Micheal Ratliff
Being an entrepreneur cannot be defined by your successes until it has been built by your failures. - Cody McLain
How you matter is defined by the things that matter to you. You matter as much as the things that matter to you do.
She got inside me with her story. I could feel her flowing in me and far, faraway I related in parallel. Her smile was a reflection of my own brokenness. It defined buried feelings that I could never ignore. - Robert M. Drake
No one is an outside observer of nature,We're defined by our environment and our interaction with that environment -- by our ecology. And that ecology is necessarily relative, historical and empirical. - Beau Lotto
A nation is not defined by its borders or the boundaries of its land mass Rather, a nation is defined by adverse people who have been unified by a cause and a value system and who are committed to a vision for the type of society they wish to live in and give to the future generations to come. - Fela Durotoye
God long ago defined what it means to do evil. It is for violations of His standards that we are to be afraid. - The Liberty Book
We are born among relatives. Family is defined by loyalty. - Dan Groat
We are not defined by belief or by faith nor religion.We are the family of God. - Ellen J. Barrier
The world is focused on success, which is defined as riches and fame. Define your success as a person of values. Make love, compassion, and kindness your only success and everything else will be available to you. - Raphael Zernoff
Wealth is defined in many ways, yet freedom might be its best indication. - Todd William
Happiness is an inner perception, not a defined destination. - Debasish Mridha
Your intelligence is defined by your intuitive question not by your definitive answers. - Debasish Mridha
Every man is defined by his deeds. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A hero is defined by what he or she can do, not by what he or she cannot do. - Damon Throop
I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation. - Hillary Rodham Clinton
Our teens are embedded in a culture driven by competition and perfectionism, where success is defined by status, performance and their appearance. - Auliq Ice
We must not be defined by what we do, but we must be what and who we are, then only happen to do what we do! - C. JoyBell C.
There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined. - Albert Camus
In an age in which the media broadcast countless pieces of foolishness, the educated man is defined not by what he knows, but by what he doesn't know. - Nicolás Gómez Dávila
If a `religion' is defined to be a system of ideas that contains unprovable statements, then Godel taught us that mathematics is not only a religion, it is the only religion that can prove itself to be one. - John D. Barrow
Our future paths are defined by how we turned and walked the road in the past. - Kat Lahr
Life is defined by time and seasons. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Life is defined by time, appreciate the beauty of time;A time to plant, a time to harvest. A time to cry, a time to laugh.A time to be sad, a time to be happy. A time to be born, a time to die. - Lailah Gifty Akita
NW" is full of split selves, people alienated from the very things they thought defined them. Their nostalgia -- for old movies, old songs, buses they don't ride anymore -- is less a salve than a form of pain. - Christian Lorentzen
Ballot papers do not define leaders. Leadership is defined by conviction, vision, passion and inspiration. - Israelmore Ayivor
The reality of the reality show on TV is that its quality standard is not defined by the performance of the participants but by the presentation of honesty in selection of the people as its judge celebrity. - Anuj Somany
Life is defined by the lives you touch, and not by the mistakes you've made. - Chris Burkmenn
Distance does not define your destination; it is defined by your thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. We worship self-indulgence & consumption. - Auliq Ice
Time may be defined as " dimension governed by activity." Dimension diminishes with inactivity so does the value of time. - Moutasem Algharati
Social history might be defined negatively as the history of a people with the politics left out. - G. M. Trevelyan
Prison is the only place, where Darwin's Theory of Evolution may seem to work. Survival of the fittest does only work, where the fittest is defined as the most loving. - Raphael Zernoff
We can be safe and live with other defined truths exemplified by a capital T or we can change and with our limited time experience truth with a small t, seeking our own understanding, which can change with new awareness. - David W. Earle
Formal education and current position can define your worthiness. What makes you extraordinary is defined by your attitude towards others. - Ashish Patel
Successful men are defined by thier actions; Unsuccessful men are defined by actions not taken.
Defined purpose oriented actions, not actions, are the attributes of success. - Debasish Mridha
In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create but by what we refuse to destroy.
Peace can only be found in what your extraordinary imagination has defined as an ordinary life. - Shannon L. Alder
Spiritual maturity is not defined by how well one applies Biblical principles to suppress sin. - John Paul Warren
The meaning of Sannyas is not well defined. Its meaning is not static; it is redefined after short periods of time in the life of a Sannyasi. - Harshit Walia
In the end, people should be judged by their actions, since in the end, it was actions that defined everyone. - Nicholas Sparks
Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being. - Walter Brueggemann
Success is different for everyone; to be successful does not mean it has to be understood or defined by what the world defines it as. - Pauline Seaport
There are places I cannot visit. Places of unbearable sadness, grief, mourning. They say places are made by people. I say places are defined by the memories they conjure—the lunge of a curse, a shared and shattered history, a loved one drowned and lost in the ocean of forgetting. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken
Failure is defined by our reaction to it. - Oprah Winfrey
Death is the defined destination at the end of our life where we transform and transcend ourselves for eternal life. - Debasish Mridha
A friend of mine once defined love as finding someone you can talk to late into the night - James Patterson
We myopically stare at the gaping hole left in our lives and see nothing but the hole, not realizing a hole is defined by everything around it that is not a hole. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Never allow yourself to be defined by some else's opinion of you....unless they hold a higher opinion of you than you have for yourself. - Audrey Moralez
Chaos is what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control. - Terence McKenna
Creation signifies, above all, emotion, and that not in literature or art alone. We all know the concentration and effort implied in scientific discovery. Genius has been defined as an infinite capacity for taking pains. - Henri Bergson
We are made by the choices we make. We are defined, not by how or where we were born but what we make out of the "where" and "how"; not much of how we started but more of how we decide to end. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
We are defined as artists by the pull of our hearts, not the creation of our hands. - Edward Mooney, Jr.
sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges. - Jon Ronson
ritual maturity is not defined by how well one applies Biblical principles to suppress sin. If you are capable of suppressing your sins or managing them, you would have no need for a Redeemer. - John Paul Warren
Never allow yourself to be defined by your past; ‘yesterday’ is just a word, not a dictionary. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible - Arthur C. Clarke
Tantra like any raw power is defined by the wisdom of its user - Anupama Garg
PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. - Ambrose Bierce
Even though quality cannot be defined, you know what quality is. - Robert Pirsig
I’ve grown up defined by this desperate, undeniable, ‘can’t breathe’ kind of space inside of myself and I’m afraid that the diagnosis is fatal. - Jennifer Elisabeth
Life is defined by time, appreciate the beauty of time. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The future isn't written in the stars. There are no guarantees. So claim your adulthood. Be intentional. Get to work. Pick your family. Do the math. Make your own certainty. Don't be defined by what you didn't know or didn't do.You are deciding your life right now. - Meg Ray
Spiritual maturity is not defined by how well one applies Biblical principles to suppress sin. If you are capable of suppressing your sins or managing them, you would have no need for a Redeemer. - John Paul Warren
If you define yourself through the opinions of others you'll never be defined at all.
True love is a feeling...which can neither be defined nor described! - Gladys Bejani
Beauty is not defined by your physical features. It is defined by the heart inside your chest and the love that flows through it. - Imania Margria
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love. - Benjamin Disraeli
Human happiness is defined by the hardships and conflicts you have been through. The greater they are, the greater is your happiness. - Petar Dunov
Your happiness is defined by what makes your spirit sing.
The number and richness of man’s signifiers always surpasses the set of defined objects that could be termed signifieds. The symbolic function must always precede its object and does not encounter reality except when it precedes it into the imaginary… - Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Sex mirrored our drinking; both defined our relationship: selfish, detached, indulgent and satisfying. - B.J. Neblett
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