Cruelty isn't a personality trait. Cruelty is a habit.
You can only be in a bad mood for so long before you have to face up to the fact that it isn't a bad mood at all; it's just your sucky personality.
I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.
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If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him
Take someone who doesn't keep score,
who's not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
who has not the slightest interest even
in his own personality: he's free.
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When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
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