Selected Quotes about Identity

You cannot belong to anyone else until you belong to yourself. -- Pearl Bailey

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

A verse from the Veda says, 'What you see, you become.' In other words, just the experience of perceiving the world makes you what you are. This is a quite literal statement. -- Deepak Chopra

Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. -- Epictetus

Always be a first rate version of yourself, and not a second rate version of someone else. -- Judy Garland

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

Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are. -- Houssaye

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, 'Where are you from?' doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? -- Garrison Keillor

Our concern must be to live while we're alive... to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. -- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Although i speak from my own experience, i feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. -- Dalai Lama

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. -- Abraham Maslow

I am a woman above everything else. -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you. -- Blaise Pascal

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. -- Pablo Picasso

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. -- La Rochefoucauld

Why should one have to be sad, ugly and boring to go into politics? -- Segolene Royal

Repetition builds continuity, Continuity builds history, History builds Identity. -- Roshan Samtani

I am showing solidarity while being different. Or if you prefer, I am being different while being in solidarity. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Said to Eduard Grisenbach, nearing his death http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/arthursc.htm -- Arthur Schopenhauer

Another cause of your sickness, and the most important: you have forgotten what you are. -- Boethius (Anicius Manlius Severinus)

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. -- Anne Sexton

Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be. -- Kurt Vonnegut

It is true that the Muslim world is not totally mistaken when it reproaches the West of Christian tradition of moral decadence and the manipulation of human life. ... Islam has also had moments of great splendor and decadence in the course of its history. -- Pope Benedict XVI

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