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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Identity
 
  Identity is a relation between our cognitions of a thing, not between things themselves.
Sir William Hamilton.    
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  Since consciousness always accompanies thinking, and it is that that makes every one to be what he calls self, and thereby distinguishes himself from all other thinking beings, in this alone consists personal identity, i.e. the sameness of a rational being.
John Locke.    
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  The identity of the same man consists in nothing but a participation of the same continued life by constantly fleeting particles of matter in succession vitally united to the same organized body.
John Locke.    
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  If we take away consciousness of pleasure and pain, it will he hard to know wherein to place personal identity.
John Locke.    
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  I cannot remember a thing that happened a year ago, without a conviction, as strong as memory can give, that I, the same identical person who now remember that event, did then exist.
Thomas Reid.    
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