130+ Best Quotes About Identity

A carpenter is known by his chips.  – Jonathan Swift


A group needs enemies because, without enemies, its identity cannot continue to be defined. – Eckhart Tolle


A lot of people think that intersectionality is only about identity. But it’s also about how race and gender are structured in particular workforces. – Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw


A wife should no more take her husband’s name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost. – Lucy Stone


Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.  –  Woodrow Wilson


Against the dark background of this contemporary civilization of well-being, even the arts tend to mingle, to lose their identity. – Eugenio Montale


All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity. – Bryant H. McGill


All forms of violence are quests for identity. When you live on the frontier, you have no identity. You’re nobody. – Marshall McLuhan


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


As a global citizen, I sometimes feel like denying my identity. – Wole Soyinka


As an actor, you’re always playing different people, so you yourself are always kind of going through an identity crisis. – Josh Hutcherson


Be not another, if you can be yourself. – Paracelsus


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr Seuss


Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy.  – Unknown


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde


Behind every mask, there is a face and behind that a story. – Marty Rubin


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


Create your own identity.  The label need not define the product always. – Nivya MS


Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is an illusion. – Brennan Manning


Don’t let your struggle become your identity. Overcome it fast. – Ralston Bowles


Dreams are manifestations of identities. – Kathy Acker


Even a mirror will not show you yourself if you do not wish to see. – Roger Zelazny


Every person has their own identity and beauty.  Everyone being different is what is really beautiful.  If we were all the same, it would be boring. – Unknown


Everybody tends to merge his identity with other people at the speed of light. It’s called being a mass man. – Marshall McLuhan


Everyone has an identity; one of their own, and one for show. – Jacqueline Susann


Guns are part of the American identity. – Henry Rollins


Having an identity is one thing. Being born into an identity is quite a different matter.         – Henry Rollins


Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have, and it’s often only found in moments of truth. – Alan Rudolph


I am made and remade continually.  Different people draw a different word from me.         – Virginia Wolf


I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. – Charlotte Brontë


I am not one and simple, but complex and many. –  Virginia Woolf


I don’t cover my face because I want to show my identity. – Malala Yousafzai


I don’t need to worry about identity theft because no one wants to be me. – Jay London


I never thought of myself as special or particularly good at anything. But once I started ballet, suddenly I had a new identity: prodigy. – Misty Copeland


I protect myself by refusing to know myself. – Floriano Martins


I think it’s the most wonderful thing in the world to have an identity, something the audience can remember you for. – Norm Crosby


I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth.                  – Mahatma Gandhi


I will come to you, my friend when I no longer need you. Then you will find a palace, not an almshouse. – Henry David Thoreau


Identity cannot be found or fabricated but emerges from within when one has the courage to let go. – Doug Cooper


Identity in the form of continuity of personality is an extremely important characteristic of the individual. – Kenneth Lee Pike


Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it but to try to understand it and use it as a foundation to grow. – Jay Z


Identity is a relation between our cognition of a thing, not between things themselves.        – Sir. W. Hamilton


Identity is not inherent.  It is shaped by circumstance and sensitivity and resistance to self-pity. – Dorothy West


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


Identity is this incredible invisible force that controls your whole life. It’s invisible like gravity is invisible, but it controls your whole life. – Tony Robbins


Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation – especially in the suburbs. – Melissa Bean


Identity was partly heritage, partly upbringing, but mostly the choices you make in life.       – Patricia Briggs


If I wasn’t me, you wouldn’t be you. – Kamila Shamsie


If we love and identity people with HIV and other oppressed people, we can help transform the epidemic. – Sarah Schulman


If you happen to tell me where you were born, your date of birth and that kind of information, then I’m 98 per cent of the way to stealing your identity. – Frank Abagnale


If you really have your own identity you’ll keep on doing what you think is really right for you, and you’ll also understand the next step you want to take. – Helmut Lang


If you take away people’s identity and their ability through the ballot box to determine their future, don’t be surprised if they turn to extremes or violence or anything else.                  – Nigel Farage


If you want to participate in life, you have to deny your identity. – August Wilson


If you’re always under the pressure of real identity, I think that is somewhat of a burden.    – Mark Zuckerberg


In many ways, I think I’m still forming my ideas about my own identity in this world.          – Neri Oxman


In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity. – Erik Erikson


Inside us, there is something that has no name that something is what we are.                  – José Saramago


Integrity simply means not violating one’s own identity. – Erich Fromm


Iranians defend and present their Islamic and Iranian identity to other people worldwide.    – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not. – Andre Guide


It is only through hard work and awareness that we can truly own our identity.                  – Neri Oxman


It’s amazing how much information we share in social media, then we wonder why people steal our identity. – Frank Abagnale


It’s challenging to find an identity as a young person if you don’t have the sustenance of love because you’re being shipped around. – Mary J. Blige


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw


Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want, and which way the wind blows. – Ellen Raskin


Make sure the outside of you is a good reflection of the inside of you. – Jim Rohn


Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. – Oscar Wilde


My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and emotional distinction from others, and I am proud of it. – M.F. Moonzajer


My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn’t, couldn’t end there. At least that’s what I would choose to believe. – Barack Obama


Myths give us our sense of personal identity, answering the question, ‘Who am I?’             – Rollo May


Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness.  Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. – George R.R. Martin


Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.                  – Robert Brault


Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.               – Chuck Palahniuk


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


Our identity has already been chosen for us’ but it is up to us to accept it, or fight and change it. – Afnan Ahmad Mia


Our true identity is to love without fear and insecurity. Our higher potential finds us when we set our course in that direction. The power of love and compassion transforms insecurity. – Doc Childre


People must have dignity and identity. – Andrew Goodman


People resist a census but give them a profile page and they’ll spend all day telling you who they are. – Max Barry


Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.         – Orson Scott Card


Perhaps the best brand you can wear is your own identity. Be unique. Be yourself.            – Unknown


Politics is based on social identity, and so, again, there is going to be differences between rural and urban and between left and right. – David Brooks


President Obama himself has attributed the legitimacy of the Jewish State not to its historic identity as Jewish territory, but to the Holocaust. – Ben Shapiro


Racial or religious or tribal identity is a kind of fact. – Gore Vidal


Some people try very hard to impress others but in the bargain lose their own identity.       – Unknown


Spiritual identity means we are not what we do or what people say about us. And we are not what we have. We are the beloved daughters and sons of God. – Henri Nouwen


Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal. – Deepak Chopra


Struggling is not the identity. You must learn to live while you struggle, such that anyone who sees you can separate the struggle from your life. – Unknown


Tell me who loves, who admires you, and I will tell you who you are.                                 – Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi


The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.                            – Floriano Martins


The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness. – John O’Donohue


The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes. – Sallust


The front of a cheque alone gives someone enough information to steal your identity.         – Frank Abagnale


The liberation cannot be reached but by means of the perception of the identity of the individual spirit with the universal spirit. – Lao Tzu


The more identities a man has, the more they express the person they conceal.                  – John Le Carré


The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.                       – Ralph Waldo Emerson


The only true happiness lies in knowing who you are … and making peace with it.               – Laurell K. Hamilton


The romance of English football is fantastic, but it has lost its identity under the influence of other cultures. – Johan Cruyff


The search for personal identity is the life task of a teenager. – Haim Ginott


The value of identity, of course, is so often with it come to the purpose. – Richard Grant


The Western world is having an identity crisis. – Marianne Williamson


Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French. – Cyril Cusack


There is only one you. Stop trying to devalue yourself by trying to be a copy of someone else. – Susie Clevenger


Time is the enemy of identity. – Michael Moorcock


To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity. –  Robert Louis Stevenson


To know who you are is the greatest power of all. – Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love


True identity theft is not financial. It’s not in cyberspace. It’s spiritual. It’s been taken.       – Stephen Covey


Unless we base our sense of identity upon the truth of who we are, it is impossible to attain true happiness. – Brenda Shoshanna


Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. – B. R. Ambedkar


We all need a firm sense of identity. – Christopher Eccleston


We all need a past – that’s where our sense of identity comes from. – Penelope Lively


We must not be anything other than what we are. – Maaza Mengiste


We rigidify our self-image to portray a certain identity to the world, which is one of the key impediments to authenticity. –  Chip Conley


We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. – Winston S Churchill


When I discover who I am, I’ll be free. – Ralph Ellison


When you are worried about who you are supposed to be, you never get to learn who you are. – Jonny Sun


When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. You are no longer alive. – Unknown


When you start living for someone, you lose your identity. – Amit Jupi


When you’re in your twenties, it’s the last time you have the chance to experiment with multiple identities, to decide who you’re going to be in life. – Irvine Welsh


Who knows who you are … A person is a novel: you don’t know how it will end until the very last page. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be worth reading to the very end.                             – Yevgeny Zamyatin


Without dignity, identity is erased. – Laura Hillenbrand


Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. – Don DeLillo


You cannot hide your true self forever. – Cassandra Clare


You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living in. – Fernando Flores


You have to make sure that [grants] reach people by virtue of their Identity Documents.     – Thabo Mbeki


Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you’re from, what your class is – those aspects of your identity is not the same as your aesthetic identity. – Stanley Crouch


Your identity is grounded in your desire to help produce positive, meaningful, and long-lasting change in your life. – Senora Roy


Your identity is your most valuable possession.  Protect it. – Eastigirl


Your life will be a blessed and balanced experience if you first honor your identity and priority. – Russell M. Nelson


Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.   – Gerard Manley Hopkins


Your uniqueness is your identity, don’t lose it. To be noticed in a crowd, you have to be different from everyone else. – Unknown



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