Finding Yourself Quotes

Best Quotes About Finding Yourself

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. Mohammad Ali

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine

Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. Carl Jung

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. Clifton Fadiman

If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions. Anonymous

“I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.” – Michel de Montaigne

What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you – it’s like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage. Terrence Rafferty

I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision. Eleanor Roosevelt

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not. Mooji

You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light. Rumi

There are… things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. James Thurber

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. James A. Michener

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha

“I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.” – Voltaire

You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I’m just going to be myself. Mariah Carey

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Lao Tzu

The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart. Julien Green

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. James A. Froude

Don’t spend all of your time trying to FIND yourself. Spend your time CREATING yourself into a person that you’ll be proud of. Sonya Parker

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better. Blise Pascal

It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die. S. I. Hayakawa

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau

“You’ve got to find yourself first. Everything else will follow.” – Charles de Lint

Why should we honor those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. William Butler Yeats

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. Thomas Szasz

If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found. Unknown

In the end you don’t so much find yourself as you find someone who knows who you are. Robert Brault

It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. H.W. Shaw

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. Amos Bronson Alcott

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung

Be who you are, and find yourself so you can be your own person and enjoy life with no regret. Bonnie Zackson Koury

“What you fear is inside yourself… The power to do great or terrible things.” – Liam Neeson, Batman Begins

We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us. Jean-Paul Sartre

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. Jackson Pollock

If you’re being ignored, that’s a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery. Lykke Li

You’ve got to know yourself so you can at last be yourself. D.H. Lawrence

Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul? Theodore Roethke

Man can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as… from a lack of bread. Richard Wright

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao Tzu

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. Richard Wright

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. Benjamin Franklin

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want. Mark Twain

Your real self may be hiding somewhere, look for it within, when you find yourself, you can freely be what you want to be. Michael Bassey Johnson

There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“I wasn’t searching for something or someone… I was searching for me.” – Carrie Bradshaw

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need. Jerry Gilles

One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up. Friedrich Nietzsche

All this time I was finding myself, And I didn’t know I was lost. Avicci

People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit. Shannon L. Adler

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

One does not ‘find oneself’ by pursuing one’s self, but on the contrary by pursuing something else and learning through discipline or routine… who one is and wants to be. May Sarton

Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys. Henri Frederic Amiel

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