Deliverances: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations Delimiters ndash; DefiningI would define liberty to be a power to do as we would be done by. The definition of liberty to be the power of doing whatever the law permits, meaning the civil laws, does not seem satisfactory.ndash;John AdamsThat man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.ndash;Freda AdlerDefine irony. A bunch of guys dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band who died in a plane crash.ndash;Con AirI define love for our purpose as the passion of one being for another in the hope of being loved in return.ndash;AnonymousHow many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms.ndash;AristotleFemininity appears to be one of those pivotal qualities that is so important no one can define it.ndash;Caroline BirdWhen a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.ndash;Tin CupWhen you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.ndash;Wayne DyerI would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.ndash;Umberto EcoThe final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.ndash;Edward Forster
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