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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 the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.'
'I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.'
'I really don't believe in magic.'
'I love treason but hate a traitor.'
'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 am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.'
'I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.'
'Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.'
'I want to change the pop world one sequin at a time.'
'I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.'
'I am the state.'
'I am an optimist. It doesn't seem too much use being anything else.'
'I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.'
'I am not a Marxist.'
'I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.'
'I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.'
'I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.'
'I will not be triumphed over.'
'I'm an idealist without illusions.'
'I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.'
'If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.'
'I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.'
'I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.'
'I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.'
'To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.'
'Thank goodness I never went to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.'
QuoteWho Am I?
'I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.'
'I am not a saint, unless you think of a sinner as a saint who keeps on trying.'
'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.'
'You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.'
'I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.'
'I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.'
'I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.'
'I'm not funny. What I am is brave.'
'I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.'
'I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.'
'Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.'
'I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.'
'With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.'
'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 among those who think that science has great beauty.'
'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 had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.'
'As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.'
'I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.'
'I think, therefore I am.'
'Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.'
'I despise a world which does not feel that music is a higher revelation that all wisdom and philosophy.'
'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 trust no one, not even myself.'
'I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.'

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