Personality is like a charioteer with two headstrong horses, each wanting to go in different directions.
To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.indira gandhi
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.joyce brothers
Individuals of the earlier species had suffered from an almost insurmountable spiritual isolation from one another. Not even lovers, and scarcely even the geniuses with special insight into personality, ever had anything like accurate vision of one another. [T]he most precious gift that a lover could bring to the beloved was not virginity but sexual experience. The union, it was felt, was the more pregnant the more each party could contribute from previous sexual and spiritual intimacy with others.Olaf Stapledon
Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.Lewis Mumford
If the United States haven't grown poets, on any scale of grandeur, it is certain that they import, print, and read more poetry than any equal number of people elsewhere -- probably more than the rest of the world combined. Poetry (like a grand personality) is a growth of many generations -- many rare combinations. To have great poets, there must be great audiences too.walt whitman
For the adult, all the world is a stage and the personality is the mask one wears to play the assigned role.Sam Keen
The artist has never been a dictator, since he understands better than anybody else the variations in human personality.heywood broun
It is both humiliating and humbling to discover that a single generation after the events that constructed me as a public personality, I am remembered as a hairdo.angela davis
There is the liability of accepting prematurely an artificial horizon for our own character and personality, of losing the horizon of the possible person we might be. It is the danger of considering our character as something static, rather than as something emerging.halford e. luccock
What is charm, it is not a moral quality.. it is not intellectual for no man by much thinking is able to add a grain of it to his personality. One either has it or has it not, it cannot be acquired or even cultivated. It is not physical even.. it seems to be added to the human personality, an aura, a glow, the gold dust upon a butterfly's wing, the bloom upon a peach.flora thompson
I do not want to discuss evolution in such depth, however, only touch on it from my own perspective: from the moment when I stood on the Serengeti plains holding the fossilized bones of ancient creatures in my hands to the moment when, staring into the eyes of a chimpanzee, I saw a thinking, reasoning personality looking back. You may not believe in evolution, and that is all right. How we humans came to be the way we are is far less important than how we should act now to get out of the mess we have made for ourselves.jane goodall
Lacan, Derrida and Foucault are the perfect prophets for the weak, anxious academic personality, trapped in verbal formulas and perennially defeated by circumstances. They offer a self-exculpating cosmic explanation for the normal professorial state of resentment, alienation, dithering passivity and inaction.camille paglia
The full expression of personality depends upon its being inflated by social prestige; it is a social privilege.Simone Weil
What's the matter with this country is the matter with the lot of us individually our sense of personality is a sense of outrage and we'll never get outside of it.
We moved from what cultural historians call a culture of character to a culture of personality. During the culture of character, what was important was the good deeds that you performed when nobody was looking. ... But at the turn of the (20th) century, when we moved into this culture of personality, suddenly what was admired was to be magnetic and charismatic.
Our lives are shaped as profoundly by personality as by gender or race. And the single most important aspect of personality ... is where we fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum.
Methods are transient: personality is enduring.
The note of the perfect personality is not rebellion, but peace.
Notwithstanding their personality, their dress and their ideas, they were and they are the most courteous, considerate and well-behaved group of kids I have ever been in contact with in my 24 years of police work.
If it wasn't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsover.david letterman
personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
personality is the knowledge that we are apart from the rest of the universe.
personality is the supreme value, and should be regarded as an end and not merely as a means to an end.
He looked like the kind of guy that wouldn't talk to you much unless he wanted something off you. He had a lousy personality.
Well, the thing to remember here is that my own personality has absolutely nothing to do with this weirdo.
Most traditional societies produce an authoritarian personality, but some produce an innovative one, which leads to change.