Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.
At any given point you can release your greatest self.
Don’t let anyone hold you back. Don’t let anyone dilute you. Don’t be peer pressured into being less than you are. People willing to dilute themselves for the sake of others is one of the great tragedies of our time. Stop letting others define and set the pace for your life. Get out there and be your best. Do your best. Live your best. Make every day count and you’ll see how exponentially more exciting, thrilling, successful, happy and full your life will be.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.
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If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is the quiet acceptance of what is.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.
This is how I define talent; it is a gift that God has given us in secret, which we reveal without knowing it.
Never try to define love. Once defined love is confined. Once confined -- It dies.
We must not allow others' limited perceptions to define us.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
You define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you are grateful.
If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
To define it rudely but not ineptly, engineering is the art of doing for 10 shillings what any fool can do for a pound
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define;
Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me, it has only strengthened me.
I define love for our purpose as the passion of one being for another in the hope of being loved in return.
The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how much of it is experienced by the party he injured.
I don't have a warm personal enemy left.
They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.
Every time I try to define a perfectly stable person, I am appalled by the dullness of that person.
I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
We have needed to define ourselves by reclaiming the words that define us.
They have used language as weapons. When we open ourselves to what they say and how they say it, our narrow prejudices evaporate and we are nourished and armed.
Society is not only defined by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.
We create stories to define our existence. If we do not create the stories, we probably go mad.
Family traditions counter alienation and confusion.
They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.
I would far rather feel remorse than know how to define it.
Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.
The final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.
We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones.
We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men.
The society does not define who you are, the future does.
We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.
Circumstances define us; they force us onto one road or another, and then they punish us for it.
The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.
I think love is a really hard thing to define. I think it's multifaceted.
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.
I'm black, I don't feel burdened by it and I don't think it's a huge responsibility. It's part of who I am. It does not define me.
One thing that defines humans: if we can imagine it, we can do it.
I mean one of the things about being alone is that you've no people to define yourself off, I mean, people are like all-round mirrors, because let's face it, we don't often see ourselves all round in a mirror anyway, do we.
Many American Muslims are peaceful and define jihad primarily as an internal struggle to improve.
All the great legends are Templates for human behavior.
I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
MS doesn't define who I am.
Many attempts have been made by writers on art and poetry to define beauty in the abstract, to express it in the most general terms, to find some universal formula for it.
Anger is a tool for change when it challenges us to become more of an expert on the self and less of an expert on others. . . .If, however, we do not use our anger to define ourselves clearly in every important relationship we are in--and manage our feelings as they arise--no one else will assume this responsibility for us.
To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent.
A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies.
As a first approximation, I define belief not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as the subject's investment in a proposition, the act of saying it and considering it as true.
To a very large extent men and women are a product of how they define themselves. As a result of a combination of innate ideas and the intimate influences of the culture and environment we grow up in, we come to have beliefs about the nature of being human. These beliefs penetrate to a very deep level of our psychosomatic systems, our minds and brains, our nervous systems, our endocrine systems, and even our blood and sinews. We act, speak, and think according to these deeply held beliefs and belief systems.
I have often thought the best way to define a man's character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it comes upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensely active and alive. At such moments there is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me!.
We must conclude that it is not only a particular political ideology that has failed, but the idea that men and women could ever define themselves in terms that exclude their spiritual needs.
Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation?
The experience of the gangster as an experience of art is universal to Americans. There is almost nothing we understand better or react to more readily or with quicker intelligence. In ways that we do not easily or willingly define, the gangster speaks for us, expressing that part of the American psyche which rejects the qualities and the demands of modern life, which rejects Americanism itself.
You have to set the tone and the pace, define objectives and strategies, demonstrate through personal example what you expect from others.