Personification Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old personification quotes, personification sayings, and personification proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.     

Louis Pasteur

A great man may be the personification and type of the epoch for which God destines him, but he is never its creator.     

Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigne

Woman, I hold, is the personification of self-sacrifice, but unfortunately today she does not realize what a tremendous advantage she has over man. As Tolstoy used to say, they are laboring under the hypnotic influence of man. If they would realize the strength of non-violence they would not consent to be called the weaker sex.     

Mahatma Gandhi

A miser is sometimes a grand personification of fear. He has a fine horror of poverty; and he is not content to keep want from the door, or at arm's length, but he places it, by heaping wealth upon wealth, at a sublime distance!     

Charles Lamb

Every government on earth is the personification of violence and force, and yet the doctine of non-resistance is as old as human thought – even more than this, the instinct is as old as life upon the earth.     

Clarence Darrow

God is not a person; God is a sacred personification of one or more deeply significant dimensions of reality. If we miss this we miss everything!     

Michael Dowd

We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war.     

Konrad Lorenz

Nobody died. How can you kill an idea? How can you kill the personification of an action?" "Then what died? who are you mourning?" "A point of view.     

Neil Gaiman

Group personification obscures, rather than illuminates, important political questions.     

Tom G. Palmer