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The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines.
In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.
The state of female artists is very good. But the very definition of art has been biased in that 'art' was what men did in a European tradition and 'crafts' were what women and natives did. But it's actually all the same.
Well, I think, by definition, all power has limits.
My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid.
That's the definition of 'success' for the modern Democrat Party. As many people dependent on government as possible is the objective.
The definition of a stupid thing is something that if you do everything right, you still get hurt. Fire-eating and love are stupid things.
That is the true definition of sin; when knowing right you do the lower, ah, then you sin. Where there is no knowledge, sin is not present.
A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
My definition of an executive's job is brief and to the point. It is simply this: Getting things done through other people.
James Cash Penney
Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.
Turkey's solidarity with Hamas is not, of course, based on Arab nationalism, which as a non-Arab nation it does not support. It is instead based on a definition of the Mideast conflict as one between Jews and Muslims, precisely the position of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.
Politicians as a class are dangerous, that people who are seeking power over us are not, by definition, our friends.
Any rule, not existing in the nature of things, or that is not permanent, universal and inflexible in its application, is no law, according to any correct definition of the term law.
The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers.
The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class.
Well, you know, the definition of second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
I don't have a mentor in the strict definition. I take as much advice and inspiration as I can from the people I am close to.
What's wrong with hip-hop is the system that controls the definition of it. There needs to be more balance on the airwaves.
I've given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny.
Liberals subscribe to the new flexible, pluralistic definition of the family; their defense of families carries no conviction.
My definition of a 'friend' is, coming from Chicago, someone who says, 'Yeah, sure. You know what? Let's talk about what we can talk about. Let's help each other out. Your politics are none of my business.'
Compassion comes from a choice and not the liberal definition of a choice - the choice to say I can do with a little less so my brother can have a little more.
I think you may see again a rise at the federal government level for a - a call for the federal constitutional amendment, because people want to make sure that this definition of marriage remains secure, because after all, the family is the fundamental unit of government.
I think maybe even one of the reasons I became an actor was actually to hide. I mean, it sounds paradoxical because, of course, people are standing up in a public place and encouraging other people to look at them. So that's not the conventional definition of hiding.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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