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Personal Quotes

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A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Related topics: Values

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I put aside personal preferences and step forward to be of service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Property is intended to serve life,
and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect,
it has no personal being.
It is part of the earth man walks on.
It is not man.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Get up-close-and-personal:
Life looks different when you really get involved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation.
It is an enlivening, intensely personal
core to our being. Our way of being.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010,
and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
- Ray Kurzweil

Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment,
and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility
in the realm of faith and morals.
- Albert Schweitzer

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet
believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be
surrounded by loved ones.
- Kiana Tom

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

Be Your Own Personal Greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The personal life deeply lived
always expands into truths beyond itself.
- Anais Nin

Women's rights is not only an abstraction,
a cause; it is also a personal affair.
It is not only about us; it is also about me and you.
Just the two of us.
- Toni Morrison

Personal transformation can and does have global effects.
As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us.
The revolution that will save the world
is ultimately a personal one.
- Marianne Williamson

I left the "eye for an eye" God
when I walked out of Bible school,
but God Within is a daily part of my personal experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My mother was a personal friend of God's.
They had ongoing conversations.
- Della Reese

Set and enforce your personal boundaries.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined,
worthwhile, personal goals.
- Paul J. Meyer

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry.
He decides who's going to build.
- Larry Ellison

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music,
and silence.
- Edith Sitwell

Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.
- Vernon Howard

In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to
give up their personal life,
dreams and ambitions for the good of the family.
- Monica Bellucci

Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.
- Harry von Zell

The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed
to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is
hypocritical and delusional.
- James Cromwell

With my music, I can express myself so much.
A lot of the fans can sense that I'm relating to them
something that's quite personal.
- Enya

We had built up a team in Edmonton that really knew
who each other was from a personal standpoint and from
a professional standpoint.
Our nucleus had stayed together for a long time.
- Mark Messier

Those who joined us for selfish personal reasons,
for a career or other motives will be the ones to leave.
- Janos Kadar

Every man's road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking.
- Alexander Smith

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
- Edith Wharton

The personal right to acquire property,
which is a natural right, gives to property,
when acquired, a right to protection,
as a social right.
- James Madison

I dare not exercise personal liberty if it infringes
on the liberty of others.
- Billy Sunday

People just automatically say 'If this guy is George and Barbara Bush's son,
we don't have any question about those personal qualities
that we were fooled on by Clinton.'
- Robert Teeter

I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices.
I do not, however, value them.
- Howard Barker

Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.
- Michael Pollan

Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal
advantage from espousing either side of a controversy.
- Ambrose Bierce

Since far fewer people are recruited to serve in a voluntary military,
the connection between America and its military is
increasingly tenuous and less personal.
- John McHugh

It's important to hold something back,
though, because quite frankly my personal life is pretty
dull and I don't want to bore people with it.
- Matt Lucas

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority
of its people feel a personal need for sport.
- Pierre de Coubertin

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle;
and one faces down fears of today so that those of
tomorrow might be engaged.
- Alice Walker

James Stewart was so kind and considerate and had such personal integrity.
- Brigitte Bardot

People will always need love, romance,
a tender touch, and really personal and deeply felt music.
- Susannah McCorkle

People are really suffering these days.
There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal
despair as they wonder what are they working for.
- Laurie Anderson

This wealth of experiences, personal and professional,
have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives
that present themselves in every case that I hear.
- Sonia Sotomayor

Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style,
a trademark, so to speak.
They confine themselves to one type of playing.
- Oscar Peterson

I'm too shy for personal appearances,
and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing,
I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward.
- Anne Tyler

At our college we were taught a universal approach
to find out about a person:
what problems the person has,
what difficulties, what personal tendencies and likings.
- Markus Wolf

In spite of all the yearnings of men,
no one can produce a single fact or reason to support
the belief in God and in personal immortality.
- Clarence Darrow

My personal philosophy is I'm running a 100-yard dash,
and I haven't reached the end.
- Bill Kurtis

I don't believe in personal immortality;
the only way I expect to have some version of such
a thing is through my books.
- Isaac Asimov

I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal
as my writing and as hand-made.
- James Broughton

To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling.
To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.
- Maya Lin

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance,
although difficult, is the highroad to pride,
self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
- Margaret Thatcher

But having said all of that, that still doesn't account
for a lot of the increase in popularity which stems,
I think, from Lincoln's personal characteristics.
- David Herbert Donald


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