VCE Identity and Belonging Quotes

Hi Everyone! Here are some quotes that I found whilst doing VCE English 3/4. Hope you find them useful. Let me know in the comments if you want anything more. These quotes are good to use in essays that involve exploring an idea as they often have some key point that you can use to explain or expand on. I found these quotes doing my own research.

  • “No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of a continent, a part of the main” John Donne, English poet
  • “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson – American poet and lecturer
  • “You cannot belong to anyone else until you belong to yourself – Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer
  • “Our lives are fashioned by our choices” – Anne Frank, writer
  • “Life doesn’t make any sense without inter-dependence” Erik Erikson, German born America psychologist
  • “Always remember that you are absolutely unique” – Margaret Mead, American cultural Anthropologist
  • “It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities” Albus Dumbledore
  • “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” Aristotle
  • “the unexamined life is not worth living” Socrates 
  • “nothing beautiful without struggle” Plato
  • “he who has overcome his fears will truly be free” Aristotle
  • “What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.” – jean Piaget, Swiss clinical psychologist 
  • “to do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it” Plato
  • “Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual.” Aristotle, Greek philosopher 



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