The 'Who Am I?' Quiz

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QuoteWho Am I?
'I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.'
'I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.'
'I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.'
'I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.'
'I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be one or the other.'
'I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.'
'I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.'
'I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.'
'I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.'
'I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.'
'I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.'
'I think, therefore I am.'
'I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.'
'Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.'
'Thank goodness I never went to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.'
'I believe in being an innovator.'
'I really don't believe in magic.'
'If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.'
'I will not be triumphed over.'
'I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.'
'With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.'
'I trust no one, not even myself.'
'I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.'
'I love treason but hate a traitor.'
'I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.'
'I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.'
'I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.'
'I am not a Marxist.'
QuoteWho Am I?
'I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.'
'To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.'
'I am not a saint, unless you think of a sinner as a saint who keeps on trying.'
'Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.'
'I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.'
'I'm not funny. What I am is brave.'
'I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.'
'As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.'
'I'm an idealist without illusions.'
'I am an optimist. It doesn't seem too much use being anything else.'
'I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.'
'I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.'
'I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.'
'I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.'
'I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.'
'You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.'
'I want to change the pop world one sequin at a time.'
'I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.'
'I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.'
'I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.'
'Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.'
'I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.'
'I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.'
'I am the state.'
'I am among those who think that science has great beauty.'
'I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.'
'I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.'
'I despise a world which does not feel that music is a higher revelation that all wisdom and philosophy.'

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