Identity

Famous quotes containing the word identity:

    Motion or change, and identity or rest, are the first and second secrets of nature: Motion and Rest. The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Growing has no connection with audience. / Audience has no
    connection with identity. / Identity has no
    connection with a universe. / A universe has no
    connection with human nature.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    So long as the source of our identity is external—vested in how others judge our performance at work, or how others judge our children’s performance, or how much money we make—we will find ourselves hopelessly flawed, forever short of the ideal.
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)