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Definition of Basis


  1. The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.
  2. The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue.
  3. The ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports.
  4. The principal component part of a thing.

Basis Quotations

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
John F. Kennedy

People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that's how they'll react. But if you say, 'We want peace, we want stability,' we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society.
Nelson Mandela

I do believe that the original sources of all religions should be taught, because with that we will find our similarities, not just our differences. I believe that if Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses all got together they would be best of friends because the spiritual basis of all religions is something that builds unity.
Yehuda Berg

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.
Winston Churchill

We live in a world where finding fault in others seems to be the favorite blood sport. It has long been the basis of political campaign strategy. It is the theme of much television programming across the world. It sells newspapers. Whenever we meet anyone, our first, almost unconscious reaction may be to look for imperfections.
Henry B. Eyring
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Basis Translations

basis in Danish is basis
basis in Dutch is grondslag, basis, grond, base
basis in Finnish is alusta
basis in French is Assise, base
basis in German is Basis
basis in Italian is base
basis in Portuguese is base
basis in Spanish is basa, base
basis in Swedish is grundval
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