Quotes About Know Thyself

Quotes tagged as "know-thyself" (showing 1-30 of 132)
C. JoyBell C.
“I have realized; it is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most. That I see and feel who I really am, the most! I think that's what a comet is like, you see, a comet is born in the outer realms of the universe! But it's only when it ventures too close to our sun or to other stars that it releases the blazing "tail" behind it and shoots brazen through the heavens! And meteors become sucked into our atmosphere before they burst like firecrackers and realize that they're shooting stars! That's why I enjoy taking myself out of my own element, my own comfort zone, and hurling myself out into the unknown. Because it's during those scary moments, those unsure steps taken, that I am able to see that I'm like a comet hitting a new atmosphere: suddenly I illuminate magnificently and fire dusts begin to fall off of me! I discover a smile I didn't know I had, I uncover a feeling that I didn't know existed in me... I see myself. I'm a shooting star. A meteor shower. But I'm not going to die out. I guess I'm more like a comet then. I'm just going to keep on coming back.”
C. JoyBell C.

Doris Mortman
“Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.”
Doris Mortman

C. JoyBell C.
“It's definitely difficult being a woman and growing up a girl. When you're graceful, people say you lack personality; when you're serene, people say you're boring; when you're confident, people say you're arrogant; when you're feminine, people say you're too girly; and when you climb trees, people say you're too much of a tomboy! As a woman, you really need to develop a very strong sense of self and the earlier you can do that, the better! You have to be all the things that you are, without allowing other people's ignorance change you! I realized that they don't know what grace is, they can't identify serenity, they have inferiority complexes, they are incapable of being feminine, and they don't know how to climb trees!”
C. JoyBell C.

Allan Rufus
“Life is like a game of chess.
To win you have to make a move.
Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT
and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are
acculated along the way.

We become each and every piece within the game called life!”
Allan Rufus, The Master's Sacred Knowledge

C. JoyBell C.
“To know a species, look at its fears. To know yourself, look at your fears. Fear in itself is not important, but fear stands there and points you in the direction of things that are important. Don't be afraid of your fears, they're not there to scare you; they're there to let you know that something is worth it.”
C. JoyBell C.

Lao Tzu
“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.”
Lao Tzu

Adam Smith
“The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.”
Adam Smith, The Money Game

Ramana Maharshi
“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”
Ramana Maharshi

“No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.”

Walt Whitman
“I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness.

All seems beautiful to me.

Whoever denies me, it shall not trouble me;
Whoever accepts me, he or she shall be blessed, and shall bless me.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Don DeLillo
“You need to know things the others don't know. It's what no one knows about you that allows you to know yourself.”
Don DeLillo, Point Omega

Eric Micha'el Leventhal
“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.”
Eric Micha'el Leventhal

C. JoyBell C.
“We must not be defined by what we do, but we must be what and who we are, then only happen to do what we do!”
C. JoyBell C.

“Know thyself and all will be revealed.”
Pamela Theresa Loertscher

Amit Ray
“When you know the knower within, you don't need to know further. When you know the meditator within, you don't need to meditate further. When you truly know the worshiper in you, you are to be worshiped.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Friedrich Nietzsche
“One has to know the size of one's stomach.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

Philip Roth
“Everybody who flashed the signs of loyalty he took to be loyal. Everybody who flashed the signs of intelligence he took to be intelligent. And so he had failed to see into his daughter, failed to see into his wife, failed to see into his one and only mistress—probably had never even begun to see into himself”
Philip Roth, American Pastoral

Evan Sutter
“We all need a technological detox; we need to throw away our phones and computers instead of using them as our pseudo-defence system for anything that comes our way. We need to be bored and not have anything to use to shield the boredom away from us. We need to be lonely and see what it is we really feel when we are. If we continue to distract ourselves so we never have to face the realities in front of us, when the time comes and you are faced with something bigger than what your phone, food, or friends can fix, you will be in big trouble.”
Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Seek spirituality of thy soul.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Eric Micha'el Leventhal
“Quem pausa para admirar a beleza se torna tambem belo.

(One who pauses to admire beauty becomes, himself, beautiful.)”
Eric Micha'el Leventhal

C. JoyBell C.
“It seems like such an amazing predicament to me, how one does not become a better person by seeking out in the world those who are lesser than himself and then saying, "I will be better than you because you're not as good as me." You don't become better by looking at others and trying to be better than them. You become a better person by looking at yourself in the mirror, and, seeking to overcome and to overthrow all the flaws within yourself, you overcome the weaker you, the lesser you; you become the better You, the stronger You, the higher You. That's how it goes.”
C. JoyBell C.

“It’s important that young people know about the struggles we faced to get to the point we are today. Only then will they appreciate the hard-won freedom of blacks in this country.”
Amelia Boynton Robinson

Eric Micha'el Leventhal
“We free our own minds
each time we pause to wonder
whether we are free.”
Eric Micha'el Leventhal

“You are here having realized the necessity of contending with yourself; then thank everyone who provides an opportunity.”

Eric Micha'el Leventhal
“True wealth comes less from having riches than from knowing how to live richly.”
Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Grace Willows
“Men are mere mortals but their quest for knowledge leads them to the brink of immortality.”
Grace Willows

Garon Whited
“...the whole 'know thyself' thing isn’t a journey to a fixed destination. Learning about myself changes me, forcing me to learn more. 'Know thyself' isn’t a goal; it’s a road.”
Garon Whited, Nightlord: Shadows

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