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In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Coco Chanel, designer
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It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. Buddha, leader
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I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming. Katherine Mansfield, author
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Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away. Johann von Goethe, writer
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How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. Coco Chanel, designer
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Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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I know myself, but that is all. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
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Beware of no man more than yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon,
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It's not what you are that holds you back, It's what you think Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
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There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. Chinese Proverbs,
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Once you label me you negate me. Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher
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Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it. Tallulah Bankhead, actress
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Continue to be yourself because in the end that's what people will remember about you Source Unknown,
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I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. Franz Kafka, novelist
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I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man. Theodore Roosevelt, president
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Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. Alan Watts, philosopher
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Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. Harvey Fierstein, actor
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When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top. Source Unknown,
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You cannot belong to anyone else until you belong to yourself. Pearl Bailey, actress
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I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
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Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be. Orson Scott Card, writer
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One of the best things to do sometimes is simply to be. Eric Butterworth, educator
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He knows the universe and does not know himself. Jean De La Fontaine, poet
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What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization. Abraham Maslow, psychologist
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Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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Always be a first rate version of yourself, and not a second rate version of someone else. Judy Garland, actress
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It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient. Josh Billings, comedian
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I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates. Angela Carter, novelist
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If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot. E. M. Cioran,
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Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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I'm afraid of being lazy and complacent. I'm afraid of taking myself too seriously. Barbara Hershey, actress
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Sir, a man may be so much of everything, that he is nothing of anything. Samuel Johnson, author
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The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere. James Russell Lowell, poet
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Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people. Martina Navratilova, athlete
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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me. English Proverbs,
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One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself. Claude M. Bristol, reporter
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Nothing is ever simple. What do you do when you discover you like parts of the role you're trying to escape? Marilyn French, author
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The better you understand yourself the less cause you will find to love yourself. Thomas Kempis,
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Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher
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He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Our lives teach us who we are. Salman Rushdie, novelist
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Remember: the average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top. Source Unknown,
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We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull. Joseph Addison, writer
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Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up. Pearl Buck,
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Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men. Johann von Goethe, writer
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If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion. Aldous Huxley, novelist
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To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you. Johann Kaspar Lavater, theologian
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Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become Maxwell Maltz, scientist
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How could I have been anyone other than me? Dave Matthews, musician
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It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody. Richard Milhous Nixon, president
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Seriousness is stupidity sent to college. P. J. O'Rourke, comedian
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We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
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Everything has two sides -- the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn. Olive Schreiner, writer
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Do you want to be power in the world? Then be yourself. Ralph Waldo Trine,
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There is a period of life when we swallow knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. Pearl Bailey, actress
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An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience. James Baldwin, educator
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Self-esteem and self-contempt have specific odors; they can be smelled. Eric Hoffer, writer
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Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions. William James, philosopher
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We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can -- namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us. Teresa of Avila,
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Know yourself, master yourself, conquest of self is most gratifying. Source Unknown,
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Before a man can wake up and find himself famous he has to wake up and find himself. Source Unknown,
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Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from, what your class is - those aspects of your identity are not the same as your aesthetic identity. Stanley Crouch, critic
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The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind. Francis H. Bradley,
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What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere -- it is an art form in itself. Anita Brookner, historian
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Telling others about oneself is...no simple matter. It depends on what we think they think we ought to be like Jerome Bruner, psychologist
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No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. Nathaniel Hawthorne, novelist
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The terrible fluidity of self-revelation. Henry James, writer
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The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible. Jean Kerr, playwright
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It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction. Doris Lessing, writer
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I consider myself an average man, except in the fact that I consider myself an average man. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe. Alexander Pope, poet
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Do you really have to be the ice queen intellectual or the slut whore? Isn't there some way to be both? Susan Sarandon, actress
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If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero. Alfred P. Sloan, businessman
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Better to see the face than to hear the name. Source Unknown,
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Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
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I don't like giving names to generations. It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning. Ian Williams, musician
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First of all, what happens is, when you're good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity. Mike Krzyzewski, coach
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It is always the same: once you are liberated, you are forced to ask who you are. Jean Baudrillard, sociologist
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A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
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That's his style of hitting . If you can't imitate him, don't copy him. Yogi Berra, athlete
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Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty. Catherine Drinker Bowen, writer
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In England, I'm a horror movie director. In Germany, I'm a filmmaker. In the US, I'm a bum. John Carpenter, director
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I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not. Chevy Chase, comedian
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I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe that I'm somebody else. Daniel DayLewis,
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Self-revelation is a cruel process. The real picture, the real you never emerges. Looking for it is as bewildering as trying to know how you really look. Ten different mirrors show you ten different faces. Shashi Deshpande,
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This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientists do, each in his own fashion. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive. Thomas C. Haliburton,
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The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you. Edward F. Halifax, statesman
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We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit. William Hazlitt, critic
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I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction. James Joyce, novelist
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The worst thing you can do is start slow, or con yourself into thinking that you can take your time getting into a match. The curtain is up so you've got to perform. Jack Kramer,
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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
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You can live a lifetime and at the end, know more about other people than you know about yourself. Beryl Markham,
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Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
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You never know yourself till you know more than your body. Thomas Traherne, clergyman
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I want an identity outside of my work. Leighton Meester, actress
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Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that. Julie Delpy, actress
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Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being. David Blunkett, politician
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A racial community provides not only a sense of identity, that luxury of looking into another's face and seeing yourself reflected back, but a sense of security and support. Wentworth Miller, actor
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Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable. W. H. Auden, poet
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I think the issues of identity mostly are poppycock. We are what we have done, which includes our promises, includes our hopes, but promises first. Wendell Berry, poet
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He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads. Charles Caleb Colton, writer
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The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us. Quentin Crisp, writer
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Don't call me an icon. I'm just a mother trying to help. Princess of Wales Diana,
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No orator can top the one who can give good nicknames. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fullness and completion? Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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One mustn Gustave Flaubert, novelist
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Man may be defined as the animal that can say I, that can be aware of himself as a separate entity. Erich Fromm, psychologist
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Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. George Gurdjieff, philosopher
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Man's unique agony as a species consists in his perpetual conflict between the desire to stand out and the need to blend in. Sydney J. Harris, journalist
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An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning. Thomas Kempis,
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To grow wiser means to learn to know better and better the faults to which this instrument with which we feel and judge can be subject. G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist
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Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title. Thomas Paine, writer
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Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
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You can't lead a cavalry if you think that you look funny riding a horse. John Peers,
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I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people and you've got dumb people. Keanu Reeves, actor
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I is another. Arthur Rimbaud, poet
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Repetition builds continuity, Continuity builds history,History builds Identity. Roshan Samtani,
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To know yourself, see how others do, to know others look into your own heart. Sydney Smiles,
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Explore thyself. Herein are demanded the eye and the nerve. Henry David Thoreau, author
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If your batting average is high enough, the Big League will find you. Source Unknown,
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Know one, know all. Katha Upanishad,
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Once a person says, This is who I really am, what I am all about, what I was really meant to do, it is easier to decide how to spend one's time. David Viscott, psychologist
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It's challenging to find an identity as a young person if you don't have the sustenance of love, because you're being shipped around. Mary J. Blige, musician
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Obama gets his identity and his ideology from his father. Dinesh D'Souza, author
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I don't wanna abandon my identity as LL Cool J, but at the same time, I had to figure out how to let people know that I'm really serious about making these movies. LL Cool J, musician
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To me, at forty-four years old, my book was a search for truth and identity. Melissa Gilbert, actress
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I always had long hair. When you lose it, you realise just how important it is to your identity. Delta Goodrem, actress
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It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity. Beatrice Webb, sociologist
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Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership. Woodrow Wilson, president
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I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity. Brian Aldiss, writer
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I was very, very shy as a younger girl, just petrified of people. Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody. Chris Evert, athlete
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The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. Richard Grant, author
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I don't need to worry about identity theft because no one wants to be me. Jay London, comedian
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I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and identity. Bob Anderson,
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We know what we are, but not what we may be. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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Dreams are manifestations of identities. Kathy Acker,
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To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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We all need a past - that's where our sense of identity comes from. Penelope Lively, author
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I have done everything I can to make sure my daughter knows her father because you form your own identity by rebelling against your parents - but first you have to know them. Greta Scacchi, actress
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You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living. Fernando Flores, politician
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I used to take myself very seriously, now it's all just funny. You gotta laugh at yourself. You know, most of the time when something's a big deal for us, it's only become a big deal in the space between our ears. Gillian Anderson, actress
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The conqueror and king in each one of us is the knower of truth. Let the knower awaken in us and drive the horses of the mind, emotions, and physical body on the pathway which that king has chosen. George S. Arundale,
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It's great to work with somebody who wants to do things differently. Keith Bellows,
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Know thyself. Nothing in excess. The Self is required to balance the Self. Ralph Blum,
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You should never name an animal which is not yours to keep, or which you intend to eat. Deborah Boliver Boehm,
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Another cause of your sickness, and the most important: you have forgotten what you are. Boethius (Anicius Manlius Severinus),
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Self knowers always dwell in El Dorado; they drink from the fountain of youth, and at all times owners of all they wish to enjoy. Claude M. Bristol, reporter
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