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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 an optimist. It doesn't seem too much use being anything else.'
'I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.'
'Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.'
'If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.'
'I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.'
'I despise a world which does not feel that music is a higher revelation that all wisdom and philosophy.'
'I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.'
'You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.'
'I'm an idealist without illusions.'
'I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.'
'I am the state.'
'I trust no one, not even myself.'
'I think, therefore I am.'
'I love treason but hate a traitor.'
'I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.'
'I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.'
'I am not a Marxist.'
'I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.'
'I am among those who think that science has great beauty.'
'I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.'
'I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.'
'I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.'
'I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.'
'With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.'
'I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.'
'I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.'
'I am not a saint, unless you think of a sinner as a saint who keeps on trying.'
QuoteWho Am I?
'I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.'
'I will not be triumphed over.'
'As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.'
'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 like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.'
'Thank goodness I never went to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.'
'I really don't believe in magic.'
'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'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.'
'I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be one or the other.'
'To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.'
'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 can live without money, but I cannot live without love.'
'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 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 believe in being an innovator.'
'I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.'
'I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.'
'I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.'
'I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.'
'I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.'
'Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.'
'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.'

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