The 'Who Am I?' Quiz

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

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