— Earl Nightingale American motivational speaker 1921 - 1989
„If you don't get out there and define yourself, you'll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
„You seek a false comfort when you demand that I define myself for you with words. Words do not contain or define any person. A heart can, if it is willing.“
— Robin Hobb American fiction writer (pseudonym) 1952
Quelle: Golden Fool
„Here you are, you're a liberal, probably define peace as the absence of conflict. I define peace as the ability to defend yourself and blow your enemies into smithereens.“
— Sean Hannity American television host, conservative political commentator 1961
— Ben Stiller actor, Comedian, director, writer 1965
As quoted in "Born Funny" by Margot Dougherty Reader's Digest (September 2007) http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/ben-stiller-born-funny/article44068.html
Kontext: People like to define you through what they’ve seen you do … There are aspects of my personality, I guess, that come through on-screen, but I don’t sit around thinking, I’ve been a bumbling suitor all my life.
„Do not give sentence in another tribunal till you have been yourself judged in the tribunal of Justice.“
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
„Fame does not define me. If you are looking for fame to define you, then you will never be happy and you’ll always be searching for happiness, and you will never find it in fame. Fulfillment comes from within you, by being authentic to yourself — not chasing fame.“
— Cameron Diaz American actress 1972
Human the movie: Cameron's interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-HvL3TSf-8 ( New York Post http://nypost.com/2015/12/17/cameron-diaz-fame-will-never-make-you-happy/)
— Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826
Variante: Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„When you observe yourself you must not condemn or approve what you see. If you tell a lie there is no need to judge your-self. The judge cannot be the judged, and even to accept is to judge.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Knowing Yourself: The True in the False (1996)
„A taste is almost defined as a preference about which you do not argue — de gustibus non est disputandum. A taste about which you argue, with others or yourself, ceases ipso facto being a taste – it turns into a value.“
— Albert O. Hirschman German-American economist; member of the French Resistance 1915 - 2012
Rival Views of Market Society and Other Recent Essays (1992), Ch. 6. Against Parsimony.
— Eckhart Tolle German writer 1948
Quelle: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
„The Ultimate Rule ought to be: 'If it sounds GOOD to you, it's bitchin'; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it's shitty. The more your musical experience, the easier it is to define for yourself what you like and what you don't like.“
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
Kontext: The Ultimate Rule ought to be: 'If it sounds GOOD to you, it's bitchin'; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it's shitty. The more your musical experience, the easier it is to define for yourself what you like and what you don't like. American radio listeners, raised on a diet of _____ (fill in the blank), have experienced a musical universe so small they cannot begin to know what they like.
„You say that you are my judge. I do not know if you are! But I tell you that you must take good care not to judge me wrongly, because you will put yourself in great danger.“
— Joan of Arc French folk heroine and Roman Catholic saint 1412 - 1431
Jeanne's warning to Bishop Cauchon (15 March 1431)
Trial records (1431)
Kontext: You say that you are my judge. I do not know if you are! But I tell you that you must take good care not to judge me wrongly, because you will put yourself in great danger. I warn you, so that if God punishes you for it, I would have done my duty by telling you!