Feb 3, 2013

A Piece of One's Identity Quotes

Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying. Do You Need a Passport to know who you are?


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An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience. -  James Baldwin

What then is personal identity? It is the persistence of certain defining characteristics in a very complex orderly society endowed with a preeminent linear society or "soul" - Professor Hartshorne

A strong sense of identity gives man an idea he can do no wrong; too little accomplishes the same. - Djuna Barnes

The minute you or anybody else knows what you are you are not it, you are what you or anybody else knows you are and as everything in living is made up of finding out what you are it is extraordinarily difficult really not to know what you are and yet to be that thing. - Stein, Gertrude

One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. - Richard R. Grant

If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person? -  Chuck Palahniuk

A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. - Robert Louis Stevenson

I think history is inextricably linked to identity. If you don't know your history, if you don't know your family, who are you? - Mary Pipher

By writing I create an identity for myself. Without it I wouldn't feel being anybody, thus a personality. It's not as much a question of self-expression as a need of finding yourself. - Pentti Saarikoski

The best mirror is an old friend. - George Herbert

Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity. - Erich Fromm

Your identity and your success go hand in hand. Many people sacrifice their identities by not doing what they really want to do. And that's why they're not successful. - Lila Swell

Young people, who are still uncertain of their identity, often try on a succession of masks in the hope of finding the one which suits them the one, in fact, which is not a mask. - Wystan Hugh Auden

Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up. - Camille Paglia

Work is an essential part of being alive. Your work is your identity. - Kay Stepkin

Identity may be termed as action which is conscious of itself. - Jane Roberts as Seth

Identity is such a crucial affair that one shouldn't rush into it. - David Quammen

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.- John Perry Barlow

[The] sense of identity provides the ability to experience one's self as something that has continuity and sameness, and to act accordingly.- Erik H. Erikson

I believe that man is in the last resort so free a being that his right to be what he believes himself to be cannot be contested. - Georg C. Lichtenberg

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.- Epictetus

I have preserved my identity, put its credibility to the test and defended my dignity. What good this will bring the world I don't know. But for me it is good. - Vaclav Havel

You cannot belong to anyone else until you belong to yourself. Pearl Bailey

The identity of one changes with how one percieves reality - Vithu Jeyaloganathan 

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonwealth, our governance will emerge.- John Perry Barlow quotes

It is always the same: once you are liberated, you are forced to ask who you are. - Jean Baudrillard

We define our identity always in dialogue with, sometimes in struggle against, the things our significant others want to see in us. Even after we outgrow some of these others -- our parents, for instance -- and they disappear from our lives, the conversation with them continues within us as long as we live.  Charles Taylor, Multiculturalism

To know who I am is a species of knowing where I stand. My identity is defined by the commitments and identifications which provide the frame or horizon within which I can try to determine from case to case what is good, or valuable, or what ought to be done, or what I endorse or oppose. In other words, it is the horizon within which I am capable of taking a stand. - Charles Taylor, Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity

Self-identity is inextricably bound up with the identity of the surroundings. - Lars Fr. H. Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom



Each and everyone of us has their own identity and uniqueness.. it's just a matter of how the utilized it.

Been searching the net for Identity quotes and i landed here. Nice collections of inspiring quotes.

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