Definition Quotes

The most general definition of beauty ... Multeity in Unity.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.

Samuel Butler

Love is large; love defies limits. People talk about the sanctity of love -- love is by definition sacred. Not some love between some people, but all love between all people.

Jennifer Beals

Definition of a classic something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.

James Baldwin

God is by definition the holder of all possible knowledge, it would be impossible for him to have faith in anything. Faith, then, is built upon ignorance and hope.

Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen

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

Ezra Pound

We do anticipate some price moderation in the coming months, but only moderation that results in prices that are still high by just about anybody's definition.

James Burkhard

My favourite definition of "Intellectual" is: "Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence."

William Clark

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

George Bernard Shaw

It is not the government's purpose to make a profit the way a company does, because a company doesn't have to give a damn about the unemployed poor or provide services that are non-commercial by definition.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.

Cardinal J. Newman

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

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

Definition of a College professor: someone who talks in other people's sleep.

W. H. Auden

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

Alvin Toffler

I am bound by my own definition of criticism: a disinterested endeavour to learn and propagate the best that is known and thought in the world.

Matthew Arnold

The only valid thing in art is the one thing that cannot be explained, to explain away the mystery of a great painting would do irreplaceable harm, for whenever you explain or define something you substitute the explanation or the definition for the

Henri Matisse

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that 'all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.' To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power not longer susceptible of any definition

Thomas Jefferson

The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.

Herbert Croly

A lightweight, by definition, is a man who cannot assert his authority over the national press, cannot manipulate reporters, cannot finesse questions, prevent leaks or command a professional public relations operation.

Walter

My definition of a philosopher is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down

Louisa May Alcott

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 S. Firestone

I don't have a definition of jazz... You're just supposed to know it when you hear it.

Thelonious Monk

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