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Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
Edgar Allan Poe
If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
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.
It's not easy to define poetry.
If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Edgar Allan Poe
What we have, what we wish we had - ambitions fulfilled, ambitions disappointed, investments won, investments lost, elections won, elections lost - these things may occupy our attention, but they do not define us.
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
Thomas A. Edison
People define Christianity differently. I think a large portion of our population are Christians, they're not all growing in their faith, they're not all active, but I believe that a lot of people believe in Jesus and believe that he is their Lord and Savior.
I think the world would be a lot better off if more people were to define themselves in terms of their own standards and values and not what other people said or thought about them.
We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Max de Pree
Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
We may define therapy as a search for value.
Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
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.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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.
E. M. Forster
Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.
Robert Anton Wilson
To know God better is only to realize how impossible it is that we should ever know him at all. I know not which is more childish to deny him, or define him.
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.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
We're at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.
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