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KNOW THYSELF by Alexander Pope 



Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is Man.
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side,
With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest,
In doubt to deem himself a God or Beast,
In doubt his mind or body to prefer;
Born but to die, and reasoning but to err;
Alike in ignorance, his reason such
Whether he thinks too little or too much:
Chaos of thought and passion, all confused;
Still by himself abused, or disabused;
Created half to rise and half to fall;
Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all;
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled:
The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!

MAN & SUPERMAN 



"You can't relate to a superhero, to a Superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle."
~Timothy Dalton

"I thought I was bulletproof or Superman there for a while. I thought I'd never run out of nerve."
~Evel Knievel

"I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a Superman."
~David Bowie

WANTING TOO 



"Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing."
~Sylvia Plath

"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."
~Spock

“Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.”
  ~Ingrid Bergman

IDENTITY 



"Identity is fluid because it changes according to the social context of the individual. Just as identity defines relationships, the nature of the set of social interactions in a person's life is what makes up that person's identity. Personal identity is composed essentially of social routines and protocols rather than personal characteristics. The question "who am I?" is answered ultimately not by looking within, but by taking into account the facts of relationships and actions."
~Michael Webb

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."
~Abraham Maslow

"It's not who I am underneath, but what I *do* that defines me."
~The Batman




A PRINCE ENJOYING HIS INCOGNITO 



"For the perfect idler, for the passionate observer, it becomes an immense source of enjoyment to establish his dwelling in the throng, in the ebb and flow, the bustle, the fleeting and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel at home anywhere; to see the world, to be at the very center of the world, and yet to be unseen of the world, such are some of the minor pleasures of those independent, intense and impartial spirits, who do not lend themselves easily to linguistic definitions. The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes."
~Charles Baudelaire
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