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

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