Quotation Explorer - 'Definition'

The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen. - William Hazlitt
The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. - Socrates
The definition of the future is today - ABC
WHO IS LEARNED? A definition One who, consuming midnight oilin studies diligent and slow,teaches himself, with painful toil,the things that other people know. - Piet Hein
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. - George Bernard Shaw
There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer. - Peter F. Drucker
By its definition, sound is interactive. It is you connecting with the frequency of something greater or richer through hearing. Likewise, when your sound goes out, you can no longer hear the sound of your voice. And if you cannot hear your voice, you don’t know who you are. - Suzette Hinton
If you cannot attract a woman, you are, by definition, sterile. - Erik Von Markovik
Its all about perspective, that is how you look at things. Your own thoughts and outlook defines whether an experience, event, situation whatever is good or bad. And your definition determines your response. - Stella Payton
The definition of a relationship is like a shower. You walk in when it is cold, and comes out when it is too hot. - Jim Jensen
I have a definition of success. For me, it's very simple. It's not about wealth and fame and power. It's about how many shining eyes I have around me. - Benjamin Zander
Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude. - Sir Philip Sidney
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. - Adlai E. Stevenson II
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
[...] nonstate conflicts kill far fewer people than conflicts that involve a government, perhaps a quarter as many. Again, this is not surprising, since goverments almost by definition are in the violence business. - Steven Pinker
A "centrally planned economy" by definition discourages and despises participation by the masses. It's a bureaucratic oligarchy. - A.E. Samaan
For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us. - Audre Lorde
The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it or to escape what is bad in it but we will escape it only by adding something better to it. - Wendell Berry
What is my definition of jazz? 'Safe sex of the highest order. - Kurt Vonnegut
Perhaps time’s definition of coal is the diamond. - Kahlil Gibran
In old days, instead of asking a teacher, people looked at the dictionary to know the complete definition of teacher. Now Google becomes our teacher and to know about Google, people Google it. - Munia Khan
Love is beyond reason. Love is not measurable in words. Love cannot be partial; it cannot have owners. Love is essentially beyond definition or concept. - Mabel Iam
Whoever says true happiness has a overall definition is just lying. - Mekiah Johnson
The definition of tragedy is when people do not communicate yet struggle to conceal the pain. - Ken Poirot
To feel that your will is not free is the very definition of insanity. - Marty Rubin
It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of exact legal definition; in the practice of the Courts, it means 'anything that shocks the magistrate.' - Bertrand Russell
Its all about perception, that is how you look at. Your own thoughts and outlook defines whether it is good or bad. And your definition determines your response. - Stella Payton
The purest definition of religious is: relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality. - Darrell Calkins
You will never achieve a goal by definition unless you try. - Auliq Ice
Unexplained isn't a word it's a statement of what it meant.And i guess in the real world that definition doesn't exists in a conceptual way. - Jerril Thomas Abraham
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis. - Martha Beck
Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you. - Golda Poretsky
Art is the reason I get up in the morning, but the definition ends there. It doesn't seem fair that I'm living for something I can't even define. - Ani DiFranco
If you use the term 'over-exaggerate,' you know the definition neither of 'exaggerate' nor of 'over. - Rodney Ulyate
My definition of a free society is where it's safe to be unpopular. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
A label locks me into a definition that people use to control me. A vision graces me with an idea that serves to release me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Arms control is by definition a rejection of disarmament. - David T. Dellinger
The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW. - Shannon L. Alder
My definition of Fun Game is when everyone wins. - Kirtida Gautam
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment. - Walter Lippmann
In my lifetime I have witnessed far too many miracles to believe in impossibilities, and so I am officially modifying the definition. im·pos·si·ble [im-pos-uh-buhl]Old definition: Unable to be done.New definition: Unable to be ignored until done. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Your definition of a good life does not have to look like everyone else thinks it should. Whatever feels right for you, whatever aligns your inside with your outside, that's what you should spend your time doing. - G.G. Renee Hill
Never accept anyone's definition for your life. I'm a testimony of grace. Do your small things in your own way - Kingsley ofosu-Ampong
Darling, you know and I know that everything is straight between us at last beyond the furthest abstract definition in metaphysical terms or any terms you want to specify or sweetly impose or harken back. - John Kerouac
Our heroes are those... who... act above and beyond the call of duty and in so doing give definition to patriotism and elevate all of us.... America is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. - David Mahoney
Definitions and meanings change all the time. Truth and reality are very volatile, indefinite, multi layered and sometimes very paradoxical. That’s why it is very fiddly to make a set definition for the phenomena of our daily life. ( " Did not expect it would ever happen, there" ) - Erik Pevernagie
The definition of stupid is the inabilitly to see another side to an argument other than one's own. - James Rozoff
Know the true definition of yourself. That is essential.Then, when you know your own definition, flee from it. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Narratives are the primary way in which we make sense of our lives, as opposed to, for example schema,cognition, beliefs, constructs. Definition of narrative include the important element of giving meaning to events and experiences over time by connecting them as a developing, continuing story. - Jacqui Stedmon
love is no definition .it has no conclusion . - litymunshi
Our parents were our first gods. If parents are loving, nurturing, and kind, this becomes the child’s definition of the creator. If parents were controlling, angry, and manipulative, then this becomes their definition. - David W. Earle
A good short definition of grace is "one-way love. - Justin S. Holcomb & Lindsey A. Holcomb
When the world says that values are different nowadays - under the definition of freedom, it tries to convince you that GOD doesn't know what he is talking about - Farid F. Ibrahim
Fear is only the enemy if you let it keep you from moving forward.Put fear on your side and let it motivate you.This is the definition of an alchemist. To turn base metal into gold. Fear into Motivation. - Matthew Donnelly
I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true. - Audrey Hepburn
Good and bad are illusions. What exists is either the presence of empathy or the lack of it. I think this should become the new, clear definition of how we see people. No more "good" and no more "bad". Those terms are highly subjective. - C. JoyBell C.
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions, there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated. - Paul Rand
The definition of a good story is one that remains with you long after you've turned that last page. - T.A. Uner
It's hard to imagine a more biblical definition of devil worship than an exaltation of the self, an exaltation of the ego, and a tearing down of that countercultural sign of the cross," Moore argued. This pride doing things our way instead of following God's plan - Russell D. Moore
The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. - John F. Kennedy
Terrorism is the use of violence or intimidation in the pursuit of a political aim. The highest political aim is the creation and enforcement of law. Cops use violence and intimidation to enforce law. Therefore, all cops are, by definition, terrorists. - Dane Whalen
It is not those events outside of our control which we should allow to define us. Instead, the definition of who we choose to be is dictated by how we deal with these outside events within ourselves. - Tony C. Skye
Nine-tenths of all artistic creation derives its basic energy from the engine of repression and sublimation, and well beyond the strict Freudian definition of those terms. attended new College in Oxford. You might like to see my collection of Oxford trees at Rob's Bookshop. - John Fowles
The formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence. - National Academy of Sciences
Definition of money is the reward you get for solving people`s problems. - Sunday Adelaja
The definition of black irony is Pro-lifers killing Doctors who do abortions - Bill Hicks
HASH, x. There is no definition for this word -- nobody knows what hash is. - Ambrose Bierce
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. - Alfred North Whitehead
I believe that feminism has become a political movement that seeks to obtain unlimited rights for woman without corresponding responsibilities via the suppression of feminism.Under my definition, helping oppressed women in other countries falls outside the scope of the movement's interests. - Mike Adams
Faith is, by its very definition, belief without proof. - Stephen King
My definition of good literature is that which can be read by an educated reader, and reread with increased pleasure. - Gene Wolfe
The definition of 'Employment' by an employer, and, that by an employee, are seldom the same. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
P3- every simple need to which an institutional answer is found permit the invention of a new class of poor and a new definition of poverty - Ivan Illich
They forget that for a Creator to create, He must be greater than His creation, thus He must be by definition not less than emotional. - Geoffrey Wood
One definition of success is achieving what your haters don't want you to achieve. Them wanting you not to achieve it means it's worth a lot. - Mohammed Zeyara
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success. - Gerry Spence
Socialism is not a meritocracy. By definition it places increasingly confining restraints on those that succeed the most. - A.E. Samaan
A real definition of life lies in our daily thoughts and the steps we take to or away from what is distinctive and noble. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Anarcho-capitalism is not by definition libertarian. It is rather a prediction, not a definition. - David D. Friedman
I've seen enough family photos in enough homes to know that the term 'suitable for framing' should have a stricter definition. - Alex Bosworth
I remembered a definition of chivalry I'd heard once: a man protecting a woman against every man but himself. - James Anderson
For me, that's the definition of being rich: it doesn't cross your mind to mention it to your best friend. And money is such a given you don't care how you come by it. - Andre Agassi
Among other things Jonestown was an example of a definition well known to sociologists of religion: a cult is a religion with no political power. - Thomas Wolfe
Does something which exists on the edge have no true relevance to the stable center, or does it, by being on the edge, become a part of the edge and thus a part of the boundary, the definition which gives the whole its shape? - Lucy Grealy
Courage, the original definition of courage, when it first came into the English language it’s from the Latin word cor, meaning heart and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. - Brené Brown
Money is not my definition of success; inspiring people is the definition of success. - Kanye West
The infinite bears no definition - G.W. Lwin
Life is something whose definition vary person to person. - Hitesh Mohapatra
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
[What is the definition of guts?] Grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway
He sells his loyalties to the highest bidder. Shouldn’t even a mercenary have morals? That’s the textbook definition of a whore! - Nadia Scrieva
Historical definition of a country's borders... "...here's where my murder geography ends and your murder geography begins, at least until I get more murderers to expand my murder-fest. - Stefan Molyneux
The definition of a philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black hat, which isn’t really there. And the definition of a theologian is he’s somebody who finds it. - Michael Ruse
The modern definition of "racist" is "someone who is winning an argument with a liberal
Also, always encourage 'being good' over 'doing good.' Acts of goodness are the difficulty for us and should, of course, be avoided. 'Being good' is far less problematic, largely because it lacks definition and can be solely a state of mind completely unattached to reality. - Geoffrey Wood
Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors? - Edith Wharton
The monstrous act by definition demands a monster. - Rick Yancey
The definition of Brevity: That which people believe would be a virtue - in me! - Greg Curtis
As we grow up, nothing changes more than the definition of loss. - Saleem Sharma
Sin, in its simplest definition, is the misuse or abuse of anything GOD created. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Another Definition For Facebook - A place where people can share their feelings and others can like it even if it's a sad feeling or a happy one. - Akash B Chandran
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. - Gore Vidal
Laughter is by definition healthy. - Doris Lessing
I have a suspicion that the definition of "crazy" in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to f*** [sleep with her] anymore. - Tina Fey
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
If you say you're a unifier, you expect and usually get applause. I'm a divider. Politics is division by definition, if there was no disagreement there would be no politics. The illusion of unity isn't worth having, and is anyways unattainable. - Christopher Hitchens
Every human being is, by definition, a theologian. - Russell D. Moore
Friends, are you a man according to Gods definition? Have you ever placed yourself under God’s microscopic eyes? Have you examined yourself according to his standards of judgment? Does he call you a man - Sunday Adelaja
A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward. - Phillips Brooks
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared. - P. J. Plauger
I love the word 'dream.'For some, it’s something that’s completely unattainable, yet for others, completely attainable.Choose your definition wisely. - Colleen Ferrary Bader
One woman's definition of success may not be another's. Is success, as the world defines it, an accomplishment in a society this sick? - Donna Lynn Hope
By definition, though, we are family. And in difficult times-- times like these-- despite our differences, we stand together as family. - Stephen King
The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.
The trick with getting Windows 10 to work well on my 2011 Windows 7 laptop computer was to use a HDMI cable and plug it into a full High Definition (HD) 1920x1080 resolution computer monitor at 60Hz as the sole display. - Steven Magee
if you are using probability arguments wit yourself, you are saying: I want to live a life like everybody else! By definition, an exceptional life is a life of low probability. - Derric Yuh Ndim
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein
Values are the definition of our actions in life - Armin Houman
If you want to know where someone's heart is at, find out what their definition of success is. - R.A.Delmonico
My personal definition of confidence is to keep believing that the stars in the solar system are actually watching and applauding you. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
When you lower the definition of success to such a level that any person can reach it, you don’t teach people to have big dreams; instead you inspirit mediocrity and nurture people’s inadequacies. - Shannon L. Alder
The definition of freedom is that there is no dependency. Despite having the physical body, one feels no dependency. - Dada Bhagwan
The most satisfactory definition of man from the scientific point of view is probably Man the Tool-maker. - Kenneth Oakley
…love is by definition freeand if he choose to gowhen I would have him stayperhaps I'll die a bitbut I'd rather sothan taste his absent minded kissand lie uneasy in a masked embrace - Lenore Kandel
Love don't have definition .It was just as it was since the world was created. People are just trying to explain it in vain. - Bikash Bhandari
The definition of hell is two people in a relationship that is starved for love and unable to fulfill that need. - Shannon L. Alder
What is the difference between a living thing and a dead thing? In the medical world, a clinical definition of death is a body that does not change. Change is life. Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that scary. - Leonard Sweet
Any youth which is not misspent is, by definition, misspent. - Hermester Barrington
Free markets and capitalism are predicated upon the definition of greed as altruistic in economics".~ [2012] - R. Alan Woods
There's this idea that to live out of conformity with how I feel is hypocrisy; but that's a wrong definition of hypocrisy. To live out of conformity to what I believe is hypocrisy. To live in conformity with what I believe, in spite of what I feel, isn't hypocrisy; it's integrity. - Erik Thoennes
If librarianship is the connecting of people to ideas and I believe that is the truest definition of what we do it is crucial to remember that we must keep and make available, not just good ideas and noble ideas, but bad ideas, silly ideas, and yes, even dangerous or wicked ideas. - Graceanne A. Decandido
You will never understand the real definition of insanity until the day you are told it is unreasonable for you to feel hurt by the very people that hurt you. - Shannon L. Alder
My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
Chaos... by its very definition cannot be controlled. Once introduced, all order and intention is rendered useless. The outcome of chaos can never be predicted. The only certainty it brings... is the devastation it leaves in its wake. - Emily Thorne
The definition of management is literally "control," but the definition of true leadership is love. - Richie Norton
historical arguments; traditional apologetics breaks down here. Since man is here dealing with God and this by definition means with the invisible, impalpable, uncontrollable, only one attitude is appropriate and required : believing trust, trusting faith. - Hans Küng
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. - Albert Camus
To even begin to embrace the magnitude of God’s vision, we must first embrace our vision as being nothing more than vision by definition. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I will not impress you with words, I will prove to you their definition. It’s a genuine vocabulary. - Soar
A catalyst by definition creates a reaction, but itself remains unchanged. Be a positive catalyst for a cause you are passionate about. I dare you to remain unchanged! - Michele Jennae
A "breakdown" is when you've exhausted every option and have no choice but to accept the fact that you are powerless to create the outcome you want. A "breakthrough" has the same definition. - Paul Colaianni
I never see problems. I always see challenges. By definition, a problem is something unwelcome or harmful, whereas a challenge is a contest. Contests can be won; and, I love winning. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
The scientific definition of intelligence is the capacity to overcome obstacles - Mark Colenutt
Sociopath. A label given, and a title received. A definition adorned? Or perhaps a ribbon atop a word. - Gareth Brewer
The will to grow is in essence the same phenomenon as love. Love is the will to extend oneself for spiritual growth. Genuinely loving people are, by definition, growing people. - M. Scott Peck
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