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#1. A society - any society - is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on. - Author: Robert Reich
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#2. The philosophical question before us is, when we make an observation of our track in the past, does the result of our observation become real in the same sense that the final state would be defined if an outside observer were to make the observation? - Author: Richard P. Feynman
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#3. We didn't have to be defined by the things we did or didn't do in the past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it's regret, maybe it's not. It's merely something that happened. Get over it.
- John, I Am Number Four - Author: Pittacus Lore
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#4. A society is defined as much by how it comes to terms with its past as by its attitude toward the future: its memories are no less revealing than its aims. - Author: Octavio Paz
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#5. Denver is a city that will be far more defined by its future than its past. - Author: John Hickenlooper
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#6. Open the history of the past at whatsoever page you will and there you shall find coincidence at work bringing about events that the merest chance might have averted. Indeed, coincidence may be defined as the tool used by Fate to shape the destinies of men and nations. - Author: Rafael Sabatini
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#7. I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall - Author: Serena Williams
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#8. While I fear that we're drawn to what abandons us, and to what seems most likely to abandon us, in the end I believe we're defined by what embraces us. - Author: J.R. Moehringer
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#9. Each time in fiction or in history I meet a well-defined personality I am personally interested in him, for we know each other already, because we met on the river. - Author: Mark Twain
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#10. Sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges. - Author: Jon Ronson
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#11. Really. I'm a firm believer in new beginnings. Looking back all the time... It really starts to hurt your neck." He shrugs carelessly. "If you don't want to be defined by your past, you shouldn't have to be. - Author: Karole Cozzo
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#12. I have defined love as the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth. Genuine love is volitional rather than emotional. The person who truly loves does so because of a decision to love. - Author: M. Scott Peck
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#13. Immigration has defined my entire life. My parents left Mozambique with nothing but their wits in search of a better life for their kids. They moved to England in the 1970s, saw the classism there, and left for America soon after. - Author: Jose Ferreira
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#14. Vocabularies are crossing circles and loops. We are defined by the lines we choose to cross or to be confined by. - Author: A.S. Byatt
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#15. In my career I defined myself by my music, and the danger is that one defines oneself based on popularity. As you know, that goes up and down, and you can't judge how you feel about yourself based on what your sales is. - Author: Kenny Loggins
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#16. I lived in a place where the weather holds a grudge against humans. Winter in Chicago is winter defined (..) - Author: Royce Prouty
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#17. What we call "mastery" can be defined as that mysterious process through which what is at first difficult or even impossible becomes easy and pleasurable through diligent, patient, long-term practice. - Author: George Leonard
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#18. Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#19. In the drug war, the enemy is racially defined. The - Author: Michelle Alexander
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#20. Beauty and ugliness have one origin.
Name beauty, and ugliness is.
Recognizing virtue recognizes evil.

Is and is not produce one another.
The difficult is born in the easy,
long is defined by short, the high by the low. - Author: Sam Hamill
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#21. My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#22. There is a stillness about the past, a clarity, the way it had been somewhat defined and dissected, in the rearview mirror; it was there for the taking, for the mining. - Author: Carrie Brownstein
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#23. Success is not defined by status, money, education, career or another person but rather by the level of peace that I have within myself. - Author: Liza Lugo
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#24. Don't let yourself be defined by the past. It's done. All you have is now and the future. - Author: Jason Evert
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#25. Dan thought of love as defined by books, cobwebbed and hidden from view by the past. Too bad a love like that didn't actually exist. In the twentieth century one had to fake it. - Author: Dennis Cooper
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#26. In the present moment, you are beyond all definition. This means that you are no longer defined by the pain and limitations of the past. You are no longer defined by your judgments, opinions or beliefs nor are you defined by the judgment, opinions or beliefs of others. - Author: Leonard Jacobson
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#27. For the past few centuries, we have defined beauty as tall, slender figures, femininity and white skin. - Author: Cameron Russell
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#28. Our future paths are defined by how we turned and walked the road in the past. - Author: Kat Lahr
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#29. You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past. - Author: Joel Osteen
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#30. To me, Green Arrow in the past, what people loved about Oliver Queen pre-New 52 was his relationships with other heroes. Like his friendship with Green Lantern, his animosity with Hawkman, his romance with Black Canary - these are all the things that sort of defined him. - Author: Jeff Lemire
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#31. To some extent, we are all labeled by what we're able to achieve. But more importantly, we are defined by what we attempt. - Author: Scott Tinley
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#32. I think every artist that you like, or even artists that have defined their own times, they're definitely looking to the past as a starting place. It's just about how you infuse your own personality, your own message, and your own ideas into it. The record is supposed to be really sensual and sexy. - Author: Tamaryn
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#33. The past did affect the present and the future, in ways you could see and a million ones you couldn't. Time wasn't a thing you could divide easily; there was no defined middle or beginning or end. I could pretend to leave the past behind, but it would not leave me. - Author: Sarah Dessen
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#34. the famed French theorist Ernest Renan, who years ago defined the nation as "a group of people united in a mistaken view about the past and a hatred of their neighbors. - Author: Reza Aslan
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#35. We are not defined by our past but are rather being prepared by our past. - Author: Rick Martinez
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#36. Keep your life in a positive perspective. We are not defined by our pasts - Author: Ray J
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#37. Someone - a Latin poet - had defined eternity as no more than this: to hold and possess the whole fullness of life in one moment, there and then, past and present and to come. - Author: Winston Graham
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#38. We don't have to be defined by the things we did or didn't do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it's a regret, maybe it's not. It's merely something that happened. Get over it. - Author: Pittacus Lore
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#39. Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You ... Be Free ... Share. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#40. The borders of man, defined by politics, war, and faith - all three manifestations of delusion - meant even more to gods. - Author: Michael R. Fletcher
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#41. Destiny is defined by your choices, decisions, and determination. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#42. I think what i've also learned, is that doing Kickstarter and Steam Early Access before you've got something which is defined and playable is a hugely risky undertaking that can be very destructive to the final quality of the game. - Author: Peter Molyneux
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#43. My mother and father instilled in me a sense of purpose not defined by today's street obsession with bling, cars or cribs. - Author: Brian J. White
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#44. In conclusion it may be said that sin may be defined as lack of conformity to the moral law of God, either in act, disposition, or state - Author: Louis Berkhof
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#45. The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period. - Author: George Washington
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#46. The field as a whole is defined as a system of deviations on different levels and nothing, either in the institutions or in the agents, the acts or discourses they produce, has meaning except relationally, by virtue of the interplay of oppositions and distinctions. - Author: Pierre Bourdieu
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#47. Happiness is a vector. It can only be defined by the speed at which you're moving away from pain. - Author: Neal Shusterman
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#48. If the derived class isn't going to adhere completely to the same interface contract defined by the base class, inheritance is not the right implementation technique. Consider containment or making a change further up the inheritance hierarchy. - Author: Steve McConnell
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#49. Your identity should not be fully defined by what you do, by being a manager, a wife, a mother of children or a computer programmer - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#50. Life defined only as the opposite of death is not life. - Author: Mahmoud Darwish
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#51. Each day, life will send you little windows of opportunity. Your destiny will ultimately be defined by how you respond to these windows of opportunity. - Author: Robin S. Sharma
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#52. Econometrics may be defined as the quantitative analysis of actual economic phenomena based on the concurrent development of theory and observation, related by appropriate methods of inference. - Author: Paul Samuelson
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#53. We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty! - Author: Douglas Adams
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#54. Love is such a thing. You have knowledge of what it is, but it defies careful explication."
"Love is a subtle concept," I admitted. "It's elusive, like justice, but it can be defined. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#55. One thing I know for sure is that family is not defined by blood. - Author: Jessica Scott
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#56. Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name. - Author: Andrea Dworkin
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#57. Where I come from, family's defined as those who don't screw you over a paycheck. Blood makes no difference. If you can trust them with your life and know that they'll be there come whatever hell rains down, then they're your family. - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#58. Most mystics do not want to read religious wisdom; they want to be it. A postcard of a beautiful lake is not a beautiful lake, and Sufis may be defined as those who dance in the lake. - Author: Huston Smith
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#59. [Good taste] is a nineteenth-century concept. And good taste has never really been defined. The effort of projecting 'good taste' is so studied that it offends me. No, I prefer to negate that. We have to put a period to so-called good taste. - Author: Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
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#60. The concept of justice I take to be defined, then, by the role of its principles in assigning rights and duties and in defining the appropriate division of social advantages. A conception of justice is an interpretation of this role. - Author: John Rawls
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#61. Well-developed faith results in well-defined prayers, and well-defined prayers result in a well-lived life. - Author: Mark Batterson
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#62. Class is not defined by our circumstances - it is our reaction to those circumstances that defines who we are. - Author: Jordan Christy
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#63. In the past, work was defined primarily by putting in time, and secondarily on getting results. "We need to flip that model," Ressler told me. "No matter what kind of business you're in, it's time to throw away the tardy slips, time clocks and outdated, industrial-age thinking. - Author: Daniel H. Pink
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#64. Music is the space between the notes as much as the notes themselves; it's defined as much by silence as by sound. - Author: James McKean
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#65. I hate that word, CAN'T. I wish it had never been dreamed
up, spoken, or defined. I wish the concept of CAN'T could be
eradicated not only from language, but more importantly from
the psyche of a girl who I know is filled with so much CAN it seeps out of her pores and scents the air. - Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo
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#66. It is absurd if something that is fundamental for humanity and for its survival should in itself be defined as submission. That would mean that society can't carry on without the submission of women. - Author: Kristina Schroder
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#67. A country's economic growth may be defined as a long-term rise in capacity to supply increasingly diverse economic goods to its population, this growing capacity based on advancing technology and the institutional and ideological adjustments that it demands. - Author: Simon Kuznets
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#68. Self-confidence can be defined in two sentences. (1) I trust myself to face life's challenges and (2) I trust myself to follow my dreams and goals. - Author: Gudjon Bergmann
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#69. Capitalism , as Marx defined it, is a system in which productive wealth is privately owned. Communism (which Marx proposed as an alternative) is one in which productive wealth is owned by the community, or by the nation on behalf of the people. - Author: Richard Heinberg
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#70. A woman's sense of self is defined through her feelings and the quality of her relationships. - Author: John Gray
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#71. Learning is defined as a change in behavior. You haven't learned a thing until you take action and use it. - Author: Ken Blanchard
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#72. Peace?' said Vetinari. 'Ah, yes, defined as period of time to allow for preparation for the next war. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#73. It becomes easy," Finbar said. "It's in the training; the ability to see your enemy as something other than a real man. He is a lesser breed, defined by his beliefs - you learn to do with him what you will, and bend him to your purpose. - Author: Juliet Marillier
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#74. What quantities evil - the amount of blood spilled the body count, the intentional destruction of innocent masses? Regardless of how evil is defined, there will always be those in power to discriminately judge it and their corrupt policing forces that enforce it. - Author: Mahima Martel
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#75. Nothing was anything until someone defined it. Nothing was inevitable. Nothing was inviolate. Everything existed, perhaps, by the act of faith, and we were always in the midst of creating our world, complete with the trappings of tradition that was nothing more than an invention like all the rest. - Author: Anne Rice
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#76. In other industries, value is defined by the ultimate stakeholder - the one who benefits, or not, from the service. We should do the same in medicine. - Author: Dave DeBronkart
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#77. We all hit bumps. But we're not defined by the bumps, we're defined by how we respond to those bumps. - Author: Vince Poscente
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#78. The revolution of the United States was the result of a mature and dignified taste for freedom, and not of a vague or ill-defined craving for independence. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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