Quotation: "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
Variations: None known.
Sources consulted: Searching on the phrase "do you want to know who you are"
Earliest known appearance in print, attributed to Thomas Jefferson: 2003
Other attributions: Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), Polish writer
Status: We currently have no evidence to confirm that Thomas Jefferson ever said or wrote, "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." This statement can be unequivocally attributed to Witold Gombrowicz. How it came to be attributed to Thomas Jefferson is unclear.
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