The 'Who Am I?' Quiz

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

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