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Quotes About Self Knowledge

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Amy Sedaris
“I think it's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.”
Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

Neil Gaiman
“What's your name,' Coraline asked the cat. 'Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?'
'Cats don't have names,' it said.
'No?' said Coraline.
'No,' said the cat. 'Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Voltaire
“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
Voltaire

C. JoyBell C.
“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
C. JoyBell C.

Albert Einstein
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”
Albert Einstein

Stephen Chbosky
“I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everyone was, especially me.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

C. JoyBell C.
“I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don't want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It's high time that I accept all the great things about me.”
C. JoyBell C.

Jostein Gaarder
“Wisest is she who knows she does not know.”
Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World

L.M. Montgomery
“There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Claudia Gray
“Self-knowledge is better than self-control any day," Raquel said firmly. "And I know myself well enough to know how I act around cookies.”
Claudia Gray, Evernight

Ann Landers
“Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. ”
Ann Landers

Steve Maraboli
“If you're not comfortable enough with yourself or with your own truth when entering a relationship, then you're not ready for that relationship.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Alison Goodman
“I found power in accepting the truth of who I am. It may not be a truth that others can accept, but I cannot live any other way. How would it be to live a lie every minute of your life.”
Alison Goodman, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Jane Austen
“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Bell Hooks
“Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.”
Bell Hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love

Ron White
“I had the right to remain silent... but I didn't have the ability.”
Ron White

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.

C. JoyBell C.
“There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?”
C. JoyBell C.

Czesław Miłosz
“Learning

To believe you are magnificent. And gradually to discover that you are not magnificent. Enough labor for one human life.”
Czesław Miłosz

Socrates
“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”
Socrates

C. JoyBell C.
“If you walk on sunlight, bathe in moonlight, breathe in a golden air and exhale a Midas' touch; mark my words, those who exist in the shadows will try to pull you into the darkness with them. The last thing that they want is for you to see the wonder of your life because they can't see theirs.”
C. JoyBell C.

Steve Maraboli
“A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you're not living in alignment; you're not be being true to yourself.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Francis Bacon
“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.”
Francis Bacon

C. JoyBell C.
“If you swim effortlessly in the deep oceans, ride the waves to and from the shore, if you can breathe under water and dine on the deep treasures of the seas; mark my words, those who dwell on the rocks carrying nets will try to reel you into their catch. The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air.”
C. JoyBell C.

Frank Herbert
“Try looking into that place where you dare not look! You'll find me there, staring out at you!”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Kristan Higgins
“Commandment #1: Believe in yourself. Commandment #2: Get over yourself.”
Kristan Higgins

Janet Frame
“I don't want to inhabit the human world under false pretenses.”
Janet Frame, Towards Another Summer

Hermann Hesse
“I call that man awake who, with conscious knowledge and understanding, can perceive the deep unreasoning powers in his soul, his whole innermost strength, desire and weakness, and knows how to reckon with himself.”
Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

Charlotte Eriksson
“You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be.”
Charlotte Eriksson

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