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QUIZ: Can you name the famous people from their quotes about themselves?

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

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