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You're under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago. Alan Watts, philosopher
  • personality

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth, athlete
  • Persistence

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi, poet
  • personality

Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • perfection

You are creating through your choices, even now. Choose wisely. Bryant H. McGill, poet
  • choice

Try to be one of those on whom nothing is lost. Henry James, writer
  • inspirational

A kind heart, an open mind, a willing body and a loving spirit make a powerful person. Susan McCann, singer
  • personality

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality. Brian Tracy, author
  • superior

Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own. Bruce Lee, actor
  • personality

You're beautiful, but you're empty. No one could die for you. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist
  • beauty

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality. Maxwell Maltz, scientist
  • actions

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. Peter De Vries, novelist
  • marriage

Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy. Aristotle, philosopher
  • Personality

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
  • Personality

Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
  • Personality

You have a nice personality, but not for a human being. Henny Youngman, comedian
  • being

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
  • Personality

Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own. Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher
  • Personality

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special. Nelson Mandela, statesman
  • Personality

Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons. Miguel de Unamuno, educator
  • Personality

When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are. Usain Bolt, athlete
  • come

Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower. Charles M. Schwab, businessman
  • Personality

The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time. George Orwell, author
  • certain

Where does personality end and brain damage begin? Doug Coupland, author
  • begin

We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die. Albert Camus, philosopher
  • continue

Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month I can be myself. Roseanne Barr, actress
  • Personality

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. Erich Fromm, psychologist
  • Personality

A person's fate is their own temper. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
  • Personality

I was a personality before I became a person. I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven. Barbra Streisand, actress
  • Personality

Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint. J. B. Yeats,
  • Personality

You can't study comedy; it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude. Don Rickles, comedian
  • humor

To me, what makes an artist is a unique personality that they're not afraid to let show. Blake Shelton, musician
  • afraid

Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups. We weren't really actresses in a true sense, we were just big names - the products of a good publicity department. Ann Sothern, actress
  • big

At times I experience hardship in trying to find the proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality. Princess Masako, royalty
  • balance

I wish people weren't so set on being themselves, when that means being a bastard. Robertson Davies, novelist
  • bastard

I am what is mine. Personality is the original personal property. Norman O. Brown, philosopher
  • Personality

People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
  • Personality

I have an unfortunate personality. Orson Welles, actor
  • personality

It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane. George Orwell, author
  • constantly

I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it. Dawn French, comedian
  • cupboard

Who has skill in the art of music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. Martin Luther, monk
  • Personality

A multiple personality is in a certain sense normal. George H. Mead, philosopher
  • Personality

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is. Mae West, actress
  • Personality

My daughter is exceptionally chatty. I'm not a braggy mother but she is gifted - with the personality of a Russian gymnastics coach. Caroline Rhea, comedian
  • coach

The tragedy for comedians is there's nothing more they want than to be liked. We desperately seek approval. It's almost like a personality disorder you can do as a job. Jimmy Carr, comedian
  • almost

I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven. Barbra Streisand, actress
  • beautiful

I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters - to make them personalities. Walt Disney, cartoonist
  • build

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public. Epictetus, philosopher
  • imagination

The 'self-image' is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior. Maxwell Maltz, scientist
  • behavior

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35 she needs good looks. From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash. Sophie Tucker, entertainer
  • age

Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone's personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them. Natalie Portman, actress
  • cute

I don't have the confidence to be a personality. Zoe Wanamaker, actress
  • confidence

The core of my personality consists of many selves. Hans Bender, psychologist
  • consists

My personality is that I'm a human being like everybody else, just a citizen and a blue collar guy. Lee Greenwood, musician
  • being

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality. Shawn Ashmore, actor
  • attitude

When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young. Dennis Rodman, athlete
  • die

Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these. John Burroughs, author
  • Personality

The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher
  • Personality

As to virtue . . . it is an act of the will, a habit which increases the quantity, intensity and quality of life. It builds up, strengthens and vivifies personality. Alexis Carrel, scientist
  • Personality

Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs. G. K. Chesterton, writer
  • Personality

After puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious. . . . Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late. Antonio Gramsci, politician
  • Personality

It is by no means certain that our individual personality is the single inhabitant of these our corporeal frames... We all do things both awake and asleep which surprise us. Perhaps we have cotenants in this house we live in. Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer
  • Personality

A true personality . . . is like a robust organism that, with unconscious sureness, seeks out and digests the nourishment appropriate to it and vigorously rejects that which is unsuitable. Gustav Mahler, composer
  • Personality

The monk in hiding himself from the world becomes not less than himself, not less of a person, but more of a person, more truly and perfectly himself: for his personality and individuality are perfected in their true order, the spiritual, interior order. Thomas Merton, author
  • Personality

People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored. Henry Morgan, criminal
  • Personality

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. Aldous Huxley, novelist
  • bondage

Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them. Laurette Taylor,
  • beauty

To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman; it's degrading and it completely ruins her personality. Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine and beautiful and idealistic in her. Barbara Cartland, novelist
  • absolutely

As a teacher, as a propagandist, Mr. Shaw is no good at all, even in his own generation. But as a personality, he is immortal. Max Beerbohm, actor
  • generation

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I'll develop my radio personality. Gracie Allen, comedian
  • ahead

There isn't as much passion and outrage in today's newspapers. That may be because of a corporate decision, but they've lost their personality. Michael Gartner, journalist
  • corporate

Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a man's whole personality, sensibility and ability. Shinichi Suzuki, musician
  • ability

The essence of democracy is its assurance that every human being should so respect himself and should be so respected in his own personality that he should have opportunity equal to that of every other human being to show what he was meant to become. Anna Garlin Spencer,
  • assurance

Whenever you do an animated project or a voice-over project it's inevitable that part of your personality comes into play. Tara Strong, actress
  • animated

I try to bring elements of my own personality to every character I've played, but I think I'm pretty similar to the character I'm playing now. The biggest departure would have to have been Freaks and Geeks Sara, who was this sort of subordinate and shy girl. Lizzy Caplan, actress
  • bring

I never thought I'd say this, what Obama needs in his personality is a little George Bush. Bill Maher, comedian
  • bush

When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde! Amy Adams, actress
  • absolutely

I have sporadic OCD cleaning moments around the house. But then I get lazy and I'm cured. It's a very inconsistent personality trait. Chris Hemsworth, actor
  • cleaning

I'd like to think that I'm brave. That's a really wonderful personality trait to have. I would love to think I'm the type of person to go rescue someone. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, model
  • brave

I like the dark, mysterious, maybe even gothic type girls. They have to have a good personality too! I'm very picky! Shia LaBeouf, actor
  • dark

I have multipersonality disorder - in a very good way, of course - when it comes to my fashion choices. When I first started playing around with my look, it was more of a Dita Von Teese pinup thing. Dita's really dedicated. Katy Perry, musician
  • choices

My personality is up and down, sassy and cheeky. Katy Perry, musician
  • cheeky

Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavours. Chris Cornell, musician
  • band

Certain aspects of my personality are always going to come out on-screen. I guess that's just me - if they say I'm quirky, I'm quirky. It's better than being boring. Zooey Deschanel, actress
  • aspects

Dorothy Hamill was my big idol as a kid. She'd won the Olympics in 1976. She was America's sweetheart with her personality, her talent, her haircut. Kristi Yamaguchi, athlete
  • america

I'm an extremist, I have to deal with my own extreme personality, and I walk the fine line of wanting to die and wanting to be the ruler of it all. Davey Havok, musician
  • deal

We live in a media world simultaneously obsessed with technology and personality. Eric Alterman, writer
  • live

The industry's much quicker. The turnover with models - I cannot keep up. And in my day, we had so much personality. We probably caused a lot more trouble, but it was fun. Carolyn Murphy, model
  • caused

I think it's just important to not judge people based on their physicality because it's really about personality and people's hearts and souls. That's what drew me to Audrey Hepburn who is kind of like my icon. Lily Collins, actress
  • audrey

I have a big personality, and I think big personality plus blond hair makes me come across as glib. With dark hair, people look at your face more. Before, it was all about the hair. Brooke Burns, actress
  • big

The turnover with models - I cannot keep up. And in my day, we had so much personality. We probably caused a lot more trouble, but it was fun. Carolyn Murphy, model
  • caused

Golf is difficult to get your personality over because you are such a bottle of concentration. Lee Westwood, athlete
  • bottle

I just feel like it would be so against my personality to have this struggle in tennis and just give up. I know it's not me, not who I am, and that would probably affect other parts of my life. Michael Chang, athlete
  • affect

'Ludacris' is something that I made up. It just kind of describes me. Sometimes I have like a split personality. Sometimes I'm cool, calm, and collected, and other times I'm beyond crazy. Ludacris, musician
  • beyond

Being a new character is like going to a new school. You have to try to maintain your own autonomy and your own personality. Mia Maestro, actress
  • autonomy

I have a hyper personality. Zoe Saldana, actress
  • hyper

Growing up, sports was my outlet, my way to portray a personality. I was very shy around people but, through sports, something I was good at, I was able to make friends. Curtis Joseph, athlete
  • able

My mom is a very warm, typical sort of Jewish-mother type. And my dad has a somewhat, um, different personality. Peter Orszag, economist
  • dad

I am lucky to have three daughters who are completely different. I look at my daughters and I have different relationships with all three and there are parts of each personality that are very special. Vanessa Williams, musician
  • completely

My biggest insecurity is that my personality is too much, and as I get older, it's just getting bigger. Angie Harmon, model
  • bigger

Joking around is part of my personality, just who I am. Novak Djokovic, athlete
  • joking

I think it is important to maintain your personality, your roots, very important. Paz Vega, actress
  • think

I'd like people to understand that I do have some personality. Peyton Manning, athlete
  • people

It's tough now to meet a girl who wants to hang out with you because she likes your personality - who hasn't seen you on TV and is like, 'Hey!' Shaun White, snowboarder
  • girl

Getting into music has changed my personality and way of doing things. I'm far more open now. Shaun White, snowboarder
  • changed

I've let a lot of my type A personality go. When you have a kid, the messiness doesn't matter anymore. Tiffani Amber Thiessen, actress
  • anymore

I'm so single. It's funny. I'm usually a relationship girl. I love being in love and having a partner in crime. But it's good to be your own partner in crime. God, that makes me sound like I have multiple-personality disorder. Brittany Snow, actress
  • being

An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service. Daniel J. Boorstin, historian
  • corporation

You now have to decide what 'image' you want for your brand. Image means personality. Products, like people, have personalities, and they can make or break them in the market place. David Ogilvy, businessman
  • brand

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. Amy Lowell, poet
  • art

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things. T. S. Eliot, poet
  • poetry

Your source material is the people you know, not those you don't know, but every character is an extension of the author's own personality. Edward Albee, dramatist
  • author

Everything we know by heart enriches us and helps us find ourselves. If it should get in the way of finding ourselves, it is because we have no personality. Nadia Boulanger, musician
  • enriches

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality. Salvador Dali, painter
  • art

My personality doesn't interest me. Andrei A. Gromyko, politician
  • interest

My responsibility is always and everywhere the same: to see in my brother more even than the personality and manhood that are his. My task is always and everywhere the same: to see Christ himself. Trevor Huddleston, activist
  • brother

We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him. Constantine Karamanlis, leader
  • badly

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality. Benjamin Jowett, theologian
  • achievements

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. Denis Diderot, editor
  • achievements

If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature. Bruce Barton, author
  • anything

It's that I have a good personality and am a good tennis player. Anna Kournikova, athlete
  • personality

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest. Al Gore, vice president
  • bush

I discourage a cult of personality. Newt Gingrich, politician
  • cult

All I need is my brains, my eyes and my personality, for better or for worse. William Albert Allard, photographer
  • brains

If any human being is to reach full maturity both the masculine and feminine sides of the personality must be brought up into consciousness. M. Esther Harding, psychologist
  • being

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams. David Brooks, politician
  • america

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost. Lloyd C. Douglas, clergyman
  • damages

Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you're playing through your own experience - so we're all different. Ian Mckellen, actor
  • acting

What you have, what you are - your looks, your personality, your way of thinking - is unique. No one in the world is like you. So capitalize on it. Jack Lord, actor
  • capitalize

My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who's far removed from your personality. Regina King, actress
  • challenge

You know, I'm a television personality. It's not like I'm a famous hooker or something! Brett Somers, actress
  • famous

Television is so influential that when an audience sees you day-in and day-out there's a certain acceptance that sets in; you're no longer a threatening personality. They become more willing to accept whatever you present. Doc Severinsen, musician
  • accept

The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something. Gene Simmons, musician
  • clothing

I could never do a show, or be a personality like Howard Stern, where you take all that heat from critics. What he does, he does, but the critical heat would crucify me. Chuck Barris, producer
  • critical

You get a sense of how the show works and then let your personality take over. Adam Baldwin, actor
  • personality

When you're not blond and thin, you come up with a personality real quick. Kathy Najimy, actress
  • blond

What I think we fear is rapid, pronounced, and uncontrollable changes to ourselves, and because of this we have a form of personality inertia - something that resists rapid change. Simon Travaglia, author
  • change

Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone's personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics. Liev Schreiber, actor
  • classics

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question. Willard Scott, entertainer
  • positive

My girlfriend bought me a down jacket, she said it fit my personality. Jay London, comedian
  • dating

You can be fat and love yourself. You can be fat and have a great damn personality. You can be fat and sew your own clothes. But you can't be fat and healthy. Susan Powter, celebrity
  • clothes

It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology. Alfred Loisy, clergyman
  • anything

Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards. David Soul, actor
  • accessible

It makes it very exciting don't you think to live in an age of, of discovery of human personality this way? John Money, psychologist
  • age

Personality is reduced and deformed with depleted thoughts and stagnant mind. King Hussein I, statesman
  • deformed

To devise an information processing system capable of getting along on its own - it must handle its own problems of programming, bookkeeping, communication and coordination with its users. It must appear to its users as a single, integrated personality. Cliff Shaw, scientist
  • appear

We get criticized for showing no personality, then we get penalized when we do. Lindsay Davenport, athlete
  • criticized

I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I'm doing so I'll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject's personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him. Norman Rockwell, artist
  • expression

Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil that are part of the human personality, but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture, or it isn't real. Frank Stella, artist
  • architecture

...larger than life...I've never understood that expression. What's larger than life? Nicole Krauss,
  • personality

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