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No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this - 'devoted and obedient'. This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman (Notes on Nursing)
View quotes by Florence Nightingale

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.
View quotes by Benjamin Haydon

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
View quotes by Larry Hagman

God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
View quotes by Ayn Rand

We really have no definition of mother in our lawbooks.
View quotes by Marianne O Battani

Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens.
View quotes by Peter McWilliams

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
View quotes by Ezra Pound

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
View quotes by Benjamin Franklin

A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher.
View quotes by Sandy Koufax

Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.
View quotes by Candice Bergen

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
View quotes by Jonathan Swift

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
View quotes by Alfred North Whitehead

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
View quotes by George Bernard Shaw

No one is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart: for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
View quotes by James Baldwin

I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry
View quotes by Randall Jarrell

E.P. Whipple calls fanaticism 'religion caricatured,' which is a full definition in a word.
View quotes by James Parton

The twenty first century will require a re-affirmation and re-definition of our alliances and international organisations.
View quotes by Chuck Hagel

My definition of utter waste is a coachload of lawyers going over a cliff, with three empty seats.
View quotes by Lamar Hunt

A picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. It is a little better than the work of an Apache, but not quite so good as that of a Cheyenne [definition of a photograph]
View quotes by Ambrose Bierce

To see with the eyes of another, to hear with the ears of another, to feel with the heart of another. For the time being, this seems to me an admissible definition of what we call social feeling.
View quotes by Alfred Adler



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