Identity Quotes:- A person’s identity is defined as the totality of one’s self-construal, in which how one construes oneself in the present expresses the continuity between how one construes oneself as one was in the past and how one construes oneself as one aspires to be in the future.


Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old identity quotes, identity sayings, and identity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


List Of  Motivational Identity Quotes And Sayings


A carpenter is known by his chips.

-Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)




A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

-William Shakespeare (1564-1616)




A wild goose never laid a tame egg.

-Gaelic (on authenticity)




Be not water, taking the tint of all colors.

-Syrian (on authenticity)




Believe in yourself.





Birds of a feather, flock together.

-Robert Burton (1577-1640)




Clothes may disguise a fool, but his voice will give him away.





Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

-Appius (c.470 BC)




Everyone is the age of their heart.

-Guatemalan (on youth and age)




Hay is for horses.

-Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Best Inspirational Identity Quotes And Sayings


If the shoe fits, wear it.

-Nicholas Breton (c.1545-1626)




Never spend time with people who don’t respect you.

-Maori (on courtesy and respect)




One flower makes no garland.

-George Herbert (1593-1632)




Tell me whom you love and I’ll tell you who you are.

-African-American (on life and living)




The blocks of wood should not dictate to the carver.

-Maori (on art and creativity)




The devil looks after his own.

-Scottish Proverb




We boil at different degrees.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)




Who has deceived thee as oft as thyself.

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)




You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

-Irish Proverb




You can’t fit a square peg in a round hole.



Top Motivational Identity Quotes And Sayings


You can’t judge a horse by its harness.

-Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)




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

-Oscar Wilde




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




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

-Charlotte Bronte




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

-Chuck Palahniuk




We know what we are, but not what we may be.

-William Shakespeare




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

-Orson Scott Card




We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it’s our job to invent something better.

-Chuck Palahniuk




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

-Erik Erikson




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