72+ Best Identity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Identitiy is who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others. Profoundly inspirational identity quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Identity Quotes

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

The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization. Slobodan Milosević

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

You talked about national identity cards and the terrorism bill. We have made a government that has grown used to viewing us as subjects, has grown used to seeing its role as commanding us. Malcolm Wallop

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

Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity. Wilfred Burchett

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

Part of America’s genius has always been its ability to absorb newcomers, to forge a national identity out of the disparate lot that arrived on our shores. Barack Obama

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

It is terribly important to maintain a national identity in a way that it probably wasn’t before. Robert Dessaix

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

National identity is a motion. It’s something you’re inside, you don’t get what’s happening, you can’t see it from above. And that’s where you have to write. You can’t see what’s happening now or what’s going to happen, so you just dive into it and write. Karl Ove Knausgaard

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

Different nations have different ways of forming their national identity. In America, for instance, the model was one of homogeneity breaking from different backgrounds, and the whole effort was to blend them all together like a wonderful making of a milkshake! Kabir Bedi

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

Globalization, which benefits only multinational companies and takes away all sense of local or national pride and identity, is the biggest threat facing all the member states of the EU.  Steve Blake

The identity of one changes with how one perceives reality. Vithu Jeyaloganathan

Freedom and diversity guard each other, and if a country could form the whole of one’s character, Napoleon III and Victor Hugo would have been the same person if national identity means anything, it means something that comes with you wherever you go, and stays with you no matter how long you stay away. Clive James

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

We are undermining a generation’s happiness by depriving them of national identity, religious identity, and gender identity. Dennis Prager

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

Almost 20 percent of the people living in Germany today have a foreign background. The problem is that Germany can’t really offer foreigners an identity because the Germans hardly have a national identity themselves. That is certainly a result of Auschwitz. Bassam Tibi

Integrity simply means a willingness not to violate one’s identity, in the many ways in which such violation is possible. Erich Fromm

The new culture war is about national identity rather than religion and ‘transcendent authority. It focuses on which groups the United States will formally admit to residence and citizenship. It asks the same question as the old culture war: Who are we?’ But the earlier query was primarily about how we define ourselves morally. The new question is about how we define ourselves ethnically, racially and linguistically. It is, in truth, one of the oldest questions in our history, going back to our earliest immigration battles of the 1840s and 1850s. E. J. Dionne

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

We, the people. Manifest Destiny. Conceived in liberty. Fear itself. Ask not. Morning in America. United we stand. Yes, we can. In times of great change and tumult, presidents seek to inspire beleaguered Americans by reminding them of their national identity. Ron Fournier

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

We’ll explain the appeal of curling to you if you explain the appeal of the National Rifle Association to us. Andy Barrie

Memories are the architecture of our identity. Brian Solis

Many Canadian nationalists harbor the bizarre fear that should we ever reject royalty, we would instantly mutate into Americans, as though the Canadian sense of self is so frail and delicate a bud, that the only thing stopping it from being swallowed whole by the US is an English lady in a funny hat. Will Ferguson

Discovering my own identity doesn’t mean that I work it out in isolation but that I negotiate it through dialogue, partly overt, partly internal, with others. Charles Taylor

The English are worried about the Euro being brought in because of loss of national identity and rising prices. In Scotland, people are just worried in case they have to close Poundstretcher. Frankie Boyle

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

In the 30s and 40s, the search for Hungarian national identity led famously to an alliance with Hitler and the destruction of more than a half million of the nation’s Jews. And here we are now, more than 70 years later, witnessing a resurgence of xenophobia and authoritarianism, and not just in Eastern Europe. Susan Faludi

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

Vietnam is unique of all the countries in the world, I believe, in having the longest continuous struggle against foreign aggression of any country that has retained its national identity. Tom Hayden

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

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 Granatstein

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

Some of the best work that’s happening right now is from architects who have remained in their home countries and who have focused on a local or national identity and the idea of critical regionalism. Cameron Sinclair

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

One of the many, many things I hate about war is how it trivializes the personal. The big themes, the broad sweep, the emergency measures, the national identity, all the things that a particular kind of man with a particular kind of power urge adores, these are the things that become important. War gives the lie to the personal, drowns it in meetings, alarms, sacrifices. The personal is only allowed to return as death. Jeanette Winterson

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

It would be wrong to interpret the growth of British national consciousness in this period in terms of a new cultural and political uniformity being resolutely imposed on the peripheries of the island by its center. For many poorer and less literate Britons, Scotland, Wales and England remained more potent rallying calls than Great Britain, except in times of danger from abroad. And even among the politically educated, it was common to think in terms of dual nationalities, not a single national identity. Linda Colley

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

It was measured that the splinters of the Armenian nation that had managed to miraculously escape the Genocide would not be able to recover from the blow, would disappear in the whirlpools on five continents, lose their national identity, and aptitude to be a political factor. But we, as a nation and as a state, were able to reappear at the international arena to affirm that we continue our eternal journey and that we are determined not to allow for such a crime to ever happen again. Serzh Sargsyan

The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self confidence, and in this way, dominate them. Mahmoud Ahmedinejad

It means, Doug Swieteck, that in this class, you are not your brother. Gary D. Schmidt

Any loss of identity prompts people to seek reassurance and rediscovery of themselves by testing, and even by violence. Today, the electric revolution, the wired planet, and the information environment involve everybody in everybody to the point of individual extinction. Marshall McLuhan

One is either an artist or one is not. It is not something one becomes. It is something that one is from birth. We do not study to be artists. We study to become more proficient. To understand more. Edward Swift

Every piece has its own identity which we develop by the rule ‘we know no limits’. We follow the inspiration of the moment, and don’t worry if what we’re playing is alternative, progressive or fusion rock. Page Mcconnell

Dissociation is characterized by a disruption of usually integrated functions of memory, consciousness, identity, or perception of the environment. American Psychiatric Association

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

She thinks she is white,’ they used to sneer, and that was as bad as a curse. Tsitsi Dangarembga

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

We are all, Esme decides, just vessels through which identities pass: we are lent features, gestures, habits, then we hand them on. Nothing is our own. We begin in the world as anagrams of our antecedents. Maggie O’Farrell

From a young age, I was rubbing elbows with a very different kind of person and social class, and I felt a lot of tension and conflict in my identity because of that. David Lindsay Abaire

The reason why man seeks for happiness is not because happiness is his sustenance, but because happiness is his own being; therefore in seeking for happiness, man is seeking for himself. Hazrat Inayat Khan

The identity cannot be compartmentalized; it cannot be split in halves or thirds, nor have any clearly defined set of boundaries. I do not have several identities, I only have one, made of all the elements that have shaped its unique proportions.

People turned out to be alive. Hitherto he had supposed that they were what he pretended to be  flat pieces of cardboard stamped with a conventional design there came by no process of reason a conviction that they were human beings with feelings akin to his own. E.M. Forster

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

I’ is merely one of the world’s instantaneous spasms. Clarice Lispector

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

The things that truly define me can’t be lost. Amy Neftzger

I know what my identity is. Travis Scott

While we cannot live without history, we need not live within it either. Amartya Sen

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

Roseanne, Roseanne, if I called to you now, my own self calling to my own self, would you hear me? And if you could hear me, would you heed me? Sebastian Barry

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 himself. B.R. Ambedkar

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. Heraclitus