Identity Quotes

If you rely only on experience, youll simply keep applying old solutions to new problems. I know a lot of people who feel they have an identity only when theyre talking about their problems. That way, they exist, because their problems are linked to what they judge to be their history.

Paulo Coelho

Even though I'm a tranquil guy now at this stage of my life, I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the identity of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors.

George Herbert Walker Bush

When people get married because they think it`s a long-time love affair, they`ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.

Joseph Campbell

Europe did not derive its identity from itself but from the formation of a set of global contrasts.

Gerard Delanty

The Macedonians are a newly emergent people in search of a past to help legitimize their precarious present as they attempt to establish their singular identity in a Slavic world dominated historically by Serbs and Bulgarians. One need understand only a single geopolitical fact: As one measures conflicting Serb and Bulgarian claims over the past nine centuries, they intersect in Macedonia. Macedonia is where the historical Serb thrust to the south and the historical thrust to the west meet. This is not to say that present Serb and Bulgarian ambitions, where the past has precedence over the present and future.

Eugene N. Borza

Strengthening our identity is one way or reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being.

David Blunkett

Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.

Stephen R. Covey

For the duration of its collective life, or the time during which its identity may be assumed, each class resembles a hotel or an omnibus, always full, but always of different people.

Joseph A. Schumpeter

If we don't act now to safeguard our privacy, we could all become victims of identity theft.

Bill Nelson

There's no point in arguing with partisan supporters. Their views are their identity. Nothing you can tell the most phlegmatic follower

Michael Lews

The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.

Richard R. Grant

My family has never suggested to me that my identity or value to them depended on my station in life. I knew that they did not consider me any more or less valuable because I held some political office. They valued me as a husband and father, whether or not I won an election. Nor did they regard holding office on Capitol Hill or in the Missouri statehouse as the epitome of success. Quite the contrary, my family had endured numerous personal sacrifices because of my public positions.

John David Ashcroft

Canadians were the first anti-Americans, and the best. Canadian anti-Americanism, just as the country's French-English duality, has for two centuries been the central buttress of our national identity.

Jack Granetstein

Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.

Herbert Marshall McLuhan

Recognizing Quebec as being different, recognizing our history, recognizing our identity, has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never been a threat to national unity.

Jean Charest

Our identity rests in God's relentless tenderness for us revealed in Jesus Christ.

Brennan Manning

There is a powerful tension in our relationship to technology. We are excited by egalitarianism and anonymity, but we constantly fight for our identity.

David Owens

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.

Dennis Quaid

When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes.

Paige Rense

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

Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity.

Erich Fromm

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

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

A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.

Robert Louis Stevenson
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