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Definition Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Definition

Please enjoy these Definition Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That is the definition of faith - acceptance of that
which we imagine to be true,
that which we cannot prove.
- Dan Brown

Democrats' definition of "rich" - always seems to be
set just above whatever the salary happens to be for a member of Congress.
Perhaps that says it all.
- Steve Steckler

To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing itself.
- Georges Braque

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

If we change the definition of marriage to be more inclusive,
then it is logical to argue that we should broaden
the definition so that won't exclude anyone.
- Jack Kingston

No one is above the law, not even the president.
I believe perjury does meet at least the definition of high misdemeanor.
- Nancy Johnson

Movie SF is, by definition, dumbed down -
there have only been three or four SF movies in the
history of film that aspire to the complexity of literary SF.
- Dan Simmons

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

I don't know what this definition of affirmative action is for some.
- Chaka Fattah

To me the definition of true masculinity -
and femininity,
too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
- Ezra Pound

My definition of modernism took a while to develop.
- Peter Gay

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water
remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.
- Dave Freudenthal

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can
listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
- Billy Connolly

Personally, I don't like the term 'success.'
It's too arbitrary and too relative a thing.
It's usually someone else's definition,
not yours.
- Ichiro Suzuki

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

Poetry, almost by definition, calls attention to its language and form.
- Robert Morgan

If it were necessary to give the briefest possible
definition of imperialism,
we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.
- Vladimir Lenin

By definition, gay is smart.
I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots,
but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
- Jason Bateman

The accepted definition of a serial killer is a person
who kills at least three times with a cooling off period in between his murders.
- Pat Brown

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

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

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

Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary,
get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
- Loni Anderson

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

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

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

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

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech.
Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
- Neal Boortz

The definition of genius, really, should be that that
person can do what the rest of us have to learn how to do.
- James Lipton

The simplest definition of advertising,
and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination,
is that advertising is selling in print.
- Daniel Starch

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

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

With pop stars or film stars, we become the object
of people's self-definition,
as well as the object of sexual definition.
- George Michael

Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is
so classified by the State Department.
I happen to think Iran is too.
Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved.
- Alexander Haig

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

If you think spreading money around by force seems
like an odd definition of fairness,
you're not alone.
- Arthur C. Brooks

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

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

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

The definition of a good mathematical problem is the
mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
- Andrew Wiles

Hollywood is the definition of sexual discrimination.
- Ally Sheedy

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

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

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

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

Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.
- Aaron Allston

My definition of an adventure game is an interactive
story set with puzzles and obstacles to solve and worlds to explore.
- Roberta Williams

If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary,
it will say Michael Jordan.
- Elgin Baylor

My definition of an educated man is the fellow who
knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done.
You can be sincere and still be stupid.
- Charles Kettering


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