My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked;

leadership is defined by results not attributes.

A leader has been defined as one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

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Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.

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.

In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.

Never try to define love. Once defined love is confined. Once confined -- It dies.

Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.

Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.

A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties.

Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past.

Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You… Be Free… Share.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

Anything and everything, physical or otherwise, is defined by its absence.

Truth in science can best be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one.

Fanaticism soberly defined, is the false fire of an over heated mind.

An act of God was defined as something which no reasonable man could have expected.

The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how much of it is experienced by the party he injured.

You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people.

I don’t want my life to be defined by what is etched on a tombstone.

I want it to be defined in what is etched in the lives and hearts of those I’ve touched.

Business, that's easily defined; it's other people's money.

The human race is a zone of living things that should be defined by tracing its confines.

Careers are defined by four minutes on the ice and lives can change forever, emotionally and financially.

Style may defined as the proper words in the proper places.

Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.

Man may be defined as the animal that can say I, that can be aware of himself as a separate entity.

It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money.

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.

The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful.

Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined.

I've had women tell me that when their daughters see them taking care of themselves, and being defined from within, and thinking for themselves instead of thinking about that silly culture out there, it's powerful modeling.

Modernism is typically defined as the condition that begins when people realize God is truly dead, and we are therefore on our own.

Recognition of this kinship with the rest of the universe is necessary for understanding him, but his essential nature is defined by qualities found nowhere else, not by those he has in common with apes, fishes, trees, fire, or anything other than himself.

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.

Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.

An alcoholic has been lightly defined as a man who drinks more than his own doctor.

Modern pictures are, no doubt, delightful to look at.

At least, some of them are. But they are quite impossible to live with; they are too clever, too assertive, too intellectual. Their meaning is too obvious, and their method too clearly defined. One

The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves.

People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.

We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.

What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.

Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.

No statement about God is simply, literally true.

God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.

The vitamin has been reified. A chemical intangible originally defined as a unit of nutritive value, it was long ago reified into a pill. Now it is a pill; no one except a few precise scientists define it as anything else. Once the vitamin became a pill, it became real according to the precepts of American Cartesianism: I swallow it, therefore it is.

Humor may be defined as the kindly contemplation of the incongruities of life, and the artistic expression thereof.

Romantic love, in pornography as in life, is the mythic celebration of female negation. For a woman, love is defined as her willingness to submit to her own annihilation. The proof of love is that she is willing to be destroyed by the one whom she loves, for his sake. For the woman, love is always self-sacrifice, the sacrifice of identity, will, and bodily integrity, in order to fulfill and redeem the masculinity of her lover.

A mission could be defined as an image of a desired state that you want to get to. Once fully seen, it will inspire you to act, fuel your imagination and determine your behavior.

Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice.

Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.

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.

Coming to terms with the rhythms of women's lives means coming to terms with life itself, accepting the imperatives of the body rather than the imperatives of an artificial, man-made, perhaps transcendentally beautiful civilization. Emphasis on the male work-rhythm is an emphasis on infinite possibilities; emphasis on the female rhythms is an emphasis on a defined pattern, on limitation.