You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.— Barack Obama
Interesting Defining quotations
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.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.
Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives.
Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.
Beauty is not defined by the clothes you wear or the makeup on your face BUT by the way you carry your struggles with smiles, hard work & love
I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land.
Either define the moment or the moment will define you.
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.
There is only one winning strategy. It is to carefully define the target market and direct a superior offering to that target market.
I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.
I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person
If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution.
You're a quiet, beautiful woman in a loud, ugly place. An orchid among weeds. You define obvious.
The stronger person is not the one making the most noise but the one who can quietly direct the conversation toward defining and solving problems.
Don't let pain define you, let it refine you.
I think transwomen, and transpeople in general, show everyone that you can define what it means to be a man or woman on your own terms. A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you're supposed to be to live a more authentic life.
The power of imagination is the ultimate creative power.
. no doubt about that. While knowledge defines all we currently know and understand.. imagination points to all we might yet discover and create. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
We must not allow others' limited perceptions to define us.
Don't let others define you. Don't let the past confine you. Take charge of your life with confidence and determination and there are no limits on what you can do or be.
Hate speech it seems to be is been defined by the political left as anything we don't like, anything that violates social justice doctrines, feminism, Black Lives Matter kind of ideology. It is not something that I have ever heard particularly effectively defined.
If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
Two things define you : Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Existence is movement. Action is movement. Existence is defined by the rhythm of forces in natural balance. (...) It is our appreciation for dance that allows us to see clearly the rhythms of nature and to take natural rhythm to a plane of well-organised art and culture.
When something bad happens you have three choices.
You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
Society is not only defined by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.
I think it's very healthy to spend time alone .You need to know how to be alone and not defined by another person .
Refuse to give up, your mistakes don't define you.
They don't dictate where you're headed, they remind you.
We must define flattery and praise; they are distinct. Trajan was encouraged to virtue by the panegyric Pliny; Tiberius became obstinate in vice from the flattery of his senators.
It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those other identified as outside the structures, in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish. It is learning how to take our differences and make the strengths. For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.
Judging a person does not define who they are... it defines who you are.
Freedom is what we all seek, but it's what we do with that freedom that ultimately defines our character. In the end, a man's character cements his fate, good or bad.
God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition, I walk through my tradition, but I don't think my tradition defines God, I think it only points me to God.
Like Jim Crow (and slavery), mass incarceration operates as a tightly networked system of laws, policies, customs, and institutions that operate collectively to ensure the subordinate status of a group defined largely by race.
One thing that defines humans: if we can imagine it, we can do it.
I do know one thing about me: I don't measure myself by others' expectations or let others define my worth.
If you let society and your peers define who you are, you're the less for it.
Think of all the girls who could become top athletes but quit sports because they're afraid of having too many defined muscles and being made fun of or called unattractive.
And deep in my heart. The answer, it was in me. And I made up my mind. To define my own destiny
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.