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

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