That which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena, whether material or spiritual; that in which properties inhere; that which is real, in distinction from that which is apparent; the abiding part of any existence, in distinction from any accident; that which constitutes anything what it is; real or existing essence.
The most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; essential import; purport.
Body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality; solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile fabrics have little substance.
Material possessions; estate; property; resources.
Same as Hypostasis, 2.
To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich.
Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to - alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person - you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain. Eckhart Tolle
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance. Isaac Bashevis Singer
Psychology is as important as substance. If you treat people with respect, they will go out of their way to accommodate you. If you treat them in a patronizing way, they will go out of their way to make your life difficult. Mohamed ElBaradei
substance in Danish is stof
substance in Dutch is spul, stof, goedje, substantie
substance in French is substance
substance in German is Wesentliches
substance in Italian is sostanza
substance in Latin is materia, substantia
substance in Spanish is substancia, sustancia
substance in Swedish is huvudsak
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