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Definition of Mastery


  1. The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority.
  2. Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence.
  3. Contest for superiority.
  4. A masterly operation; a feat.
  5. Specifically, the philosopher's stone.
  6. The act process of mastering; the state of having mastered.

Mastery Quotations

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
Albert Einstein

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

No doubt, the White House thinks the American people know Obama's story. But since the Inauguration, we've seen only the president's present: his perfect family, his Ivy League elegance, his effortless mastery of complex issues. We never see him sweat. And we forget that he ever had to struggle.
Dee Dee Myers

We must master our egoism, and through this mastery, step outside ourselves and educate ourselves in giving. Fasting requires that we rediscover all that is alive around us, and reconcile ourselves with our environment.
Tariq Ramadan
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Mastery Translations

mastery in Latin is dominatus
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