Quotes about personality

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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

Citát „I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.“
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„Before God and as an honest man I tell you that your son is the greatest composer known to me either in person or by name: He has taste, and, furthermore, the most profound knowledge of composition.“

—  Joseph Haydn Austrian composer 1732 - 1809

Ich sage ihnen vor Gott, als ein ehrlicher Mann, ihr Sohn ist der größte Componist, den ich von Person und den Nahmen nach kenne: er hat geschmack, und über das die größte Compositionswissenschaft.
Quoted in a letter from Leopold Mozart to Maria Anna Mozart (1785-02-16)

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„For what idea, for what person would I be ready to risk my life?“

—  Jean-Marie Guyau French writer and philosopher 1854 - 1888

Sacrifice https://www.marxists.org/archive/guyau/1895/sacrifice.htm, Pages Choisies des Grands Écrivains (1895).
Context: We can judge ourselves and our ideal by posing this question: For what idea, for what person would I be ready to risk my life? He who cannot answer such a question has a vulgar and empty heart. He is incapable of feeling or doing anything grand in life, since he is unable to go beyond his individuality. He is impotent and sterile, dragging along his selfish ego like the tortoise its shell. On the contrary, he who has present in his spirit the idea of death for his ideal seeks to maintain this ideal at the height of this possible sacrifice. He draws from this supreme risk a constant tension and an indefatigable energy of the will. The only means of being great in life is having the consciousness that you will not retreat before death.

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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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