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Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond a narrow circle of students, of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own. -- Frederick Pollock
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Watering down the currency of expression, causing anything to mean whatever you want it to mean, until nothing is meant and nothing is precise. -- Terry Pratchett
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The unceasing activity of the Creator whereby, in overflowing bounty and goodwill, He upholds His creatures in ordered existence, guides and governs all events, circumstances, and free acts of angels and men, and directs everything to its appointed goal, for His own glory. -- J.i. Packer
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The makers of dictionaries are dependent upon specialists for their definitions. A specialist's definition may be true or it may be erroneous. But its truth cannot be increased or its error diminished by its acceptance by the lexicographer. Each definition must stand on its own merits. -- Benjamin Tucker
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Just another four-letter word. -- Tennessee Williams
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In general, we mean by any concept nothing more than a set of operations; the concept is synonymous with the corresponding set of operations. -- Percy Williams Bridgman
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Lord Henry: to define is to limit. -- Oscar Wilde
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Don't be defined by someone else's definition of you. -- Toni Sorenson
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Love: allowing everyone and everything to Be exactly as they are(the perfect and complete fulfillment of their essence and potentiality). Be Love... -- Maximus Freeman
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The word 'definition' has come to have a dangerously reassuring sound, owing no doubt to its frequent occurrence in logical and mathematical writings. -- Willard Van Orman Quine
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I don't want to be easily defined. -- Theophilus London
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Love: A term which has no meaning if defined. -- John Ralston Saul
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Definitions, her grandmother once said, had to be like a fat man's belt - big enough to cover the subject but elastic enough to allow for change.
The Sunborn -- Gregory Benford
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We expect definitions to tell us not only what is, but what to do about it; to show us how the world fits together and how its different parts connect and work ... A label is the first step toward action. -- Elizabeth Janeway
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If you wish to converse with me, define your terms. -- Voltaire
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We find no sense in talking about something unless we specify how we measure it; a definition by the method of measuring a quantity is the one sure way of avoiding talking nonsense ... -- Hermann Bondi
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Then, by your definition... I'm in love with you. -- Angela N. Blount
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To be defined by another is the worst form of abuse -- Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
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I see myself as someone who makes things. Definitions have never done anything but constrain. -- Jonathan Safran Foer
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Something that could not easily bu put into words and indeed might never be. -- Alice Munro
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What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become. -- Ann Landers
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For to define is to isolate, to separate some complex of forms from the stream of life and say, "This is I." When man can name and define himself, he feels that he has an identity. Thus he begins to feel, like the word, separate and static, as over against the real, fluid world of nature. -- Alan W. Watts
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An insult bestowed on your interior and exterior personality; for causes beyond control, kills you innumerably, till the last breath. -- Aniruddha Sastikar
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A thing is what it is....and not something else. -- Robert Parker
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Friend. Before Mark, I'd known its definition. Now I knew its meaning. -- Elizabeth Langston
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That which is meddling, touching everything, -- Lao-Tzu
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To define means to fix, and, when you get down to it, real life isn't fixed. -- Alan W. Watts
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What is a weed? I have heard it said that there are sixty definitions. For me, a weed is a plant out of place. -- Donald C. Peattie
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Sexual intercourse ... a joyous, joyous, joyous, joyous impaling of woman on man's sensual mast. -- Anais Nin
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I guess I define myself as a mother, a wife, kind of a nutty person. A good person. -- Meredith Vieira
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I never wish to be easily defined. -- Franz Kafka
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All concepts in which an entire process is semiotically concentrated elude definition; only that which has no history is definable. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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Defining him is like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall. -- Anonymous
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There are many words and definitions I have never lost. But some I am only just beginning to truly understand. -- Mary E. Pearson
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Individual words, sounds, squiggles on paper with no meanings other than those with which our imagination can clothe them. -- Jasper Fforde
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HASH: There is no definition for this word - nobody knows what hash is. -- Ambrose Bierce
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A guest of one's time and not a member of the household. -- George F. Kennan
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RELIGION: A set of beliefs held as dogmas, dominating the conduct of life, going beyond or contrary to evidence, and inculcated by methods which are emotional or authoritarian, not intellectual. -- Bertrand Russell
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How do I define God? I don't ... People who find such conceptions important for themselves have every right to frame them as they like. Personally, I don't. -- Noam Chomsky
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It is what it is, it is what you make it. -- James Durbin
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A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble -- Remy De Gourmont
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My definition of God is: the ever-present essence of love. -- Gabrielle Bernstein
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Hash, x. There is no definition for this word - nobody knows what hash is.
Famous, adj. Conspicuously miserable.
Dictionary, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work. -- Ambrose Bierce
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Every act is an act of self-definition. -- Neale Donald Walsch
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Taking what is, then making it into what it can be through the power of creation that we all possess. -- Steven Redhead
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A set is a Many that allows itself to be thought of as a One. -- Georg Cantor
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A soul,
a spark of the never-dying flame that separates man from all the other beings of earth. -- James F. Cooper
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Just an empty thing without a soul. -- Preston Norton
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The battle for the world is the battle for definitions. -- Thomas Szasz
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To feel the soul without explaining it, without vocabulary, and to represent this sensation. -- Yves Klein
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Self-aware, knowledgeable, proactive individual, unrestricted by the attitudes, behaviors, and actions of others or by many of the circumstances and environmental influences that limit other people. -- Stephen R. Covey
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Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown. -- Frances Wright
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Definitions are the foundation of reason. You can't reason without them. -- Robert M. Pirsig
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If you can't define something you have no formal rational way of knowing that it exists. Neither can you really tell anyone else what it is. There is, in fact, no formal difference between inability to define and stupidity. -- Robert M. Pirsig
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If we could all give our own definitions of God, there would be as many definitions as there are men and women. -- Mahatma Gandhi
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I do not think I'm easy to define. I have a wandering mind. And I'm not anything that you think I am. -- Syd Barrett
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The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion. -- Derek Jarman
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To define is to kill. To suggest is to create. -- Stephane Mallarme
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When we use terms we get confused, yet we have no other way. -- Michael Tippett
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Hear the meaning within the word. -- William Shakespeare
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I don't feel the need to define nothin' to nobody, because I'm always changing. Why say that I'm this or that when I might not be tomorrow? I'm gonna follow my own feelings and my own heart. -- Keke Palmer
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It's the idea that is a tiny push away from general acceptance and, when it gets that push, will change the world. The -- Michael Lewis
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IT'S a pitfall to have a definition of photography, -- Jeff Wall
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The thing that cannot be defined is the first thing; the primary fact. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Throw away the light, the definitions, and say what you see in the dark. -- Wallace Stevens
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Don't let anyone define you. You define yourself. -- Billie Jean King
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A form of consciousness beyond the veils of discursive thought, a space forever present for those who seek it, not in some far-off wilderness, but in our inner most hearts. When that realization dawns in the depths of one's being, the world effortlessly transforms into that which was sought. -- Ian Baker
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An immaterial but visible being that inhabited the air when the air was an element and before it was fatally polluted with factory smoke, sewer gas and similar products of civilization. -- Ambrose Bierce
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It is the metaphysically given that must be accepted: it cannot be changed. It is the man-made that must never be accepted uncritically: it must be judged, then accepted or rejected and changed when necessary. -- Ayn Rand
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War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will. -- George Washington
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Art itself may be defined as a single minded attempt to render the highest kind of justice to the visible universe, by bringing to light the truth, manifold and one, underlying its every aspect. -- Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
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Whatever you say it is, is simply what YOU SAY it is. -- Alfred Korzybski
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Dictionary, n. A malevolent literacy device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. -- Ambrose Bierce
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Whatever beliefs and definitions you hold will seem to be true. -- Thomas Daniel Nehrer
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I try not to define myself. Other people are going to do that for you anyway. -- Gugu Mbatha-Raw
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who's passionate about life and does
their own thing. -- Amanda Bynes
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It is what it is and is not something else. -- Pierdomenico Baccalario
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A fact which is not denied but whose truths are rationalized loses its objective base. It ceases to be concrete and becomes a myth created in defense of the class of the perceiver. -- Paulo Freire
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Bigot: Someone who hates different people than I do. -- Jerry Tucker
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The notion that we know all there is to know about people and their needs and that all these data are pinned down exactly and fully explained by the market, the state, sociological surveys, ratings, and everything else that turns people into the Global Anonymous. -- Zygmunt Bauman
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You are a soul. You are a creator. You are an individual, absolutely and positively one of a kind. You are an energetic being of love with enough power inside of you to change this entire world forever. -- Stephen Lovegrove
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The true defining situation for a person is what they do when they are alone and don't have to do anything else. What do they do? Do they do frivolous things? That's when you define what you are. -- Jeff Benedict
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It is an unrelenting, passionate, fierce, and growing love that loves for the sake of loving; it loves to love, rather than loves to be loved. It wants nothing from the other but the opportunity to love them better. A -- Debra Fileta
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the act of looking and being looked at. -- Roswell Angier
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Someone who lives alone, I thought. You end up becoming what you see in the eyes of those you love. -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. -- Ambrose Bierce
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In essence, it is not what it looks like but what it does that defines a symbol. -- Paul Rand
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The place where what someone needs and what she desires cross each other to become one. -- Alice Hoffman
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My definition of God: God is not only the alpha, the omega, he is friend, he's a confidant, he is a buddy. He is a lover of my soul. That's my definition of God. -- Devon Franklin
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The world! It is a word capable of as diverse interpretations or misinterpretations as the thing itself a thing by various people supposed to belong to heaven, man, or the devil, or alternatively to all three. -- Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
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When a word ceases to be a term of description and becomes merely a term of praise, it no longer tells you about the object: it only tells you about the speakers attitude to that object. -- C.s. Lewis
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It is one of the maxims of the civil law, that definitions are hazardous. -- Samuel Johnson
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A marvelous feeling
that you love someone deeply
and in turn, that person loves you back so sincerely. -- David R. Wommack
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I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. -- Bob Dylan
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Love. Like clothes, I had guessed it was something that fit no two people exactly the same way. I was still unsure what the word looked like for me, but I sensed that sooner or rather than later, it would be fully defined. All that remained to be seen was if I could be satisfied with the definition. -- Kiera Cass
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Only sometimes I try to think about it in context. When I think about the context of, "Oh, I'm this or that," in this society, that's one of the terms. -- Jeff Vespa
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Ocean, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills. -- Ambrose Bierce
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Terrorism: deadly violence against humans and other living things, usually conducted by government against its own people. -- Edward Abbey
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That ambiguous area of culture where something unfailingly political, though separate from the political choices of the day, infiltrates judgment and language. -- Roland Barthes
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Self-Realisation. Soul recognition. The entering of Soul into the Soul Plane and there beholding Itself as pure Spirit. A state of seeing, knowing, and being. -- Harold Klemp