Quotes about personality

A collection of quotes on the topic of personality, person, personal, can.

Best quotes about personality

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„Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: Wanting to be someone else is the waste of who you are

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„You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikaandersen/2013/12/02/23-quotes-from-warren-buffett-on-life-and-generosity/ "23 Quotes from Warren Buffett on Life and Generosity" forbes.com (02 December 2013)
Quotes from the press

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„If you're really a mean person you're going to come back as a fly and eat poop.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

As quoted in Monk Magazine (1992-10).
Interviews (1989-1994), Print

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„A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.“

—  Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695

Source: Fables

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„The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860

Source: Religion: A Dialogue and Other Essays

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„No person has the right to rain on your dreams.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

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Citát „I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.“
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„Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

„I strongly believe that, as a citizen of the world, any person has the right to learn“

—  Sukavich Rangsitpol Thai politician 1935

Education for All People and Education for Life

Citát „In real life, I'm a really smiley person. I smile when I talk and I laugh.“
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„I think the hardest thing in life is to forgive. Hate is self destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate, you're hurting yourself. It's a healing, actually, it's a real healing… forgiveness.“

—  Louis Zamperini Italian-American middle distance runner 1917 - 2014

Variant: I think the hardest thing in life is to forgive. Hate is self destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate, you're hurting yourself. It's healing, actually, it's real healing...
Forgiveness.

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Citát „Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are.“
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„Every person who is tempted to go astray, does not deserve punishment.“

—  Ali, book Nahj al-Balagha

Nahj al-Balagha

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„When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953

It is mistakenly attributed to Stalin: there is no evidence that he ever said or wrote something like that.

This phrase from the novel "Children of the Arbat" (1987) by Анатолий Наумович Рыбаков (1911 — 1998). As Stalin said about the execution of military experts in Tsaritsyn in 1918: "Death solves all problems. No person and no problem. " Later, in his «Роман-воспоминание» (1997), Рыбаков wrote that the phrase Stalin "possibly from someone heard, perhaps, he came up with." This was Stalin's principle. I just, it briefly formulated."

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„Scientist believe in things, not in person“

—  Marie Curie French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934

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„When you feel the last bit of breath leaving their body, you're looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!“

—  Ted Bundy, book The Stranger Beside Me

Quoted by Bill Hagmaier. Rule, Ann (2009). The Stranger Beside Me (Paperback; updated 2009 ed.). New York: Pocket Books pages 380–96.

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„What is most personal is most universal.“

—  Carl R. Rogers American psychologist 1902 - 1987

Source: On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

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Citát „Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.“
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„Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.“

—  B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014

Source: Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, p. 61

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„I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.“

—  Harriet Tubman African-American abolitionist and humanitarian 1820 - 1913

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„I use bits and pieces of others [sic] personalities to form my own.“

—  Kurt Cobain, book Journals

Source: Journals (2002), p. 95

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„When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.“

—  Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931 - 2019

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„To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

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„Choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.“

—  Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955

Sometimes quoted with "difficult" instead of "hard".
A similar thought was expressed by automobile executive Clarence Bleicher in 1947 (before Bill Gates was born): "if you get a tough job, one that is hard, and you haven’t got a way to make it easy, put a lazy man on it, and after 10 days he will have an easy way to do it".
Misattributed
Source: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/02/26/lazy-job/

„The natural distribution is neither just nor unjust; nor is it unjust that persons are born into society at some particular position. These are simply natural facts. What is just and unjust is the way that institutions deal with these facts.“

—  John Rawls, book A Theory of Justice

Source: A Theory of Justice (1971; 1975; 1999), Chapter II, Section 14, pg. 87-88
Context: Occasionally this reflection is offered as an excuse for ignoring injustice, as if the refusal to acquiesce in injustice is on a par with being unable to accept death. The natural distribution is neither just nor unjust; nor is it unjust that persons are born into society at some particular position. These are simply natural facts. What is just and unjust is the way that institutions deal with these facts.
Context: We may reject the contention that the ordering of institutions is always defective because the distribution of natural talents and the contingencies of social circumstance are unjust, and this injustice must inevitably carry over to human arrangements. Occasionally this reflection is offered as an excuse for ignoring injustice, as if the refusal to acquiesce in injustice is on a par with being unable to accept death. The natural distribution is neither just nor unjust; nor is it unjust that persons are born into society at some particular position. These are simply natural facts. What is just and unjust is the way that institutions deal with these facts. Aristocratic and caste societies are unjust because they make these contingencies the ascriptive basis for belonging to more or less enclosed and privileged social classes. The basic structure of these societies incorporates the arbitrariness found in nature. But there is no necessity for men to resign themselves to these contingencies. The social system is not an unchangeable order beyond human control but a pattern of human action. In justice as fairness men agree to avail themselves of the accidents of nature and social circumstance only when doing so is for the common benefit. The two principles are a fair way of meeting the arbitrariness of fortune; and while no doubt imperfect in other ways, the institutions which satisfy these principles are just.

Citát „You are the only person who thinks in your mind! You are the power and authority in your world.“
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„Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

15 July 1944
(1942 - 1944)
Original: (nl) Ouders kunnen alleen raad of goede aanwijzingen meegeven, de uiteindelijke vorming van iemands karakter ligt in zijn eigen hand.

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„I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality.“

—  Irena Sendler Polish resistance fighter and Holocaust rescuer 1910 - 2008

As quoted in "Holocaust heroine's survival tale" by Adam Easton in BBC News (3 March 2005) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4314145.stm

„My personality is not defined by what you can see with your eyes.“

—  E.M.S Nigerian rapper, singer and record producer 1995

"Trapped"

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„A healthy person goes "Yes," "No," and "Whoopee!" An unhealthy person goes "Yes, but," "No, but," and "No whoopee."“

—  Eric Berne Canadian psychiatrist 1910 - 1970

Quoted in They Shoot Managers, Don't They? http://books.google.com/books?id=iXkq-lFFJpcC&lpg=PP1&dq=They%20shoot%20managers%2C%20don't%20they&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false by Terry L. Paulson, pg. 3

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„Any comparison between the military dictatorship and democracy can only come from those who do not value the Brazilian democracy. (…) I am proud to have lied. Lying under torture is not easy. In the face of torture, a person with dignity lies. Enduring torture is very difficult (…) The pain is unbearable; you can not imagine how. I am proud to have lied, because I saved my comrades from the same torture and from death.“

—  Dilma Rousseff 36th President of Brazil 1947

Responding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiyezo1fLRs to Senator José Agripino Maia - former member of ARENA, ruling party of the military dictatorship - in a Senate hearing, May 7. He suggested that, for having lied when she was interrogated by the political police, she could also have been lying about the leak of data of Fernando Henrique Cardoso's personal expenditures.
2008

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„Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

1960s, Freedom From The Known (1969)
Context: Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn't merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence.
When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.

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„Leroy Anderson is an American original - direct, honest, personal, idiosyncratic, and free of pretension. His music is directed to, and reflective of, the American soul.“

—  John Williams American composer, conductor and pianist 1932

John Williams, conductor laureate, Boston Pops Orchestra, Leroy Anderson Square Dedication, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 17, 2003.
Source: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/07.17/12-anderson.html

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„I conceived the idea from my personal everyday experience, so what's better than to capture myself in the perfect mood.“

—  NasserTone Nasser Ali Albahrani is a director, cinematographer, photographer, producer, & YouTuber, who was born on April 3, 1994,… 1994

Panorama Magazine Article (September 19, 2010)

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„One person's craziness is another person's reality.“

—  Tim Burton American filmmaker 1958

Variant: One person's crazyness is another person's reality

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„Maybe love is just about finding the person you can be your weird self with.“

—  Matt Haig, book Reasons to Stay Alive

Variant: So love is about finding the right person to hurt you?”
“Pretty much.
Source: Reasons to Stay Alive

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„Many women, I think, resist feminism because it is an agony to be fully conscious of the brutal misogyny which permeates culture, society, and all personal relationships.“

—  Andrea Dworkin Feminist writer 1946 - 2005

Source: Our Blood: Prophecies and Discourses on Sexual Politics

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„Numbers aren’t the important thing … what matters is deciding in your heart to accept another person completely. When you do that, it is always the first time and the last.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

The Kidney-shaped Stone that Moves Every Day (translated by Jay Rubin)
Source: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

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„Hopefully, I’ll be remembered as the person who brought an end to Christianity.“

—  Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969

As quoted in Spin (August 1996), p. 34.
1990s

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„I think art is the only thing that's spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.“

—  Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969

Variant: I think art is the only thing that's spirtual in the world. And I refuse to be forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means.

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„The personal appearance of the Great Kaan, Lord of Lords, whose name is Cublay, is such as I shall now tell you.“

—  Marco Polo Venetian explorer and merchant noted for travel to central and eastern Asia 1254 - 1324

Source: The Travels

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„It hurts to love. It's like giving yourself to be flayed and knowing that at any moment the other person may just walk off with your skin.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Source: Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

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„I've always believed that a person is smart. It's people that are stupid.“

—  Marilyn Manson American rock musician and actor 1969

Source: The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

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„The man with the greatest soul will always face the greatest war with the low minded person.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

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„The degree to which I can create relationships, which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons, is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself.“

—  Carl R. Rogers American psychologist 1902 - 1987

Source: On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

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„The creative person should have no other biography than his works.“

—  B. Traven German novelist 1890 - 1969

Source: Quoted by Red Marriott in " Traven, B. – An Anti-Biography https://libcom.org/library/b-traven-anti-biography" (2007)

Ref: en.wikiquote.org - B. Traven / Quotes

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„This book had two authors, and they were both the same person.“

—  Terry Pratchett, book A Hat Full of Sky

Author's note, revised edition (1992).
The Carpet People (1971; 1992)
Source: A Hat Full of Sky

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