Quotes with definition
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
1958. Quoted in Hidden Philosophy of Hannah Arendt By Margaret Betz Hull (2002)
It seems to me that when, by definition, [preventive war] a term is just ridiculous in itself, there is no use in going any further.
News Conference of (August 11, 1954)
I have nothing but scorn for the notion of an Islamic bomb. There is no such thing as an Islamic bomb or a Christian bomb. Any such weapon is a means of terrorizing humanity, and we are against the manufacture and acquisition of nuclear weapons. This is in line with our definition of—and opposition to—terrorism.
Interview in Time (June 8, 1981)
A good definition of a network is organic behaviour in a technological matrix.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Definition of a baby: A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Quoted in Reith Lecture (1976)
During my years in Congress and for the four decades since, I've been labeled a bleeding-heart liberal. It was not meant as a compliment, but I gladly accept it. My heart does sometimes bleed for those who are hurting in my own country and abroad. A bleeding-heart liberal, by definition, is someone who shows enormous sympathy towards others, especially the least fortunate. Well, we ought to be stirred, even to tears, by society's ills. And sympathy is the first step toward action. Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction Love the neighbor as thyself. There's a hopelessly far left lost liberal cause for you.