60 Quotes About Knowing Oneself

Have you ever felt like you don’t know who you are? Have you ever felt like you were living a life that was out of character, and not the life you wanted? Or maybe you’re just trying to figure yourself out. Whatever it is, we all go through times where we don’t feel like we know who we are and why we’re here. The good news is that there aren’t any wrong answers — we all come from different types of families and backgrounds, and we all have our own unique struggles and hardships. We all make mistakes, but we can learn from them Read more

The collection of wise and humorous knowing-oneself quotes below will help guide you to the deeper meaning behind your own story.

Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHTand knowledge, and by learning the lessons that areacculated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called life! Allan Rufus
Be happy with who you are and what you do,...
Be happy with who you are and what you do, and you can do anything you want. Steve Maraboli
Life is like a sandwich! Birth as one slice, and...
Life is like a sandwich! Birth as one slice, and death as the other. What you put in-between the slices is up to you. Is your sandwich tasty or sour? Allan Rufus.org Allan Rufus
Learning to locate your own gut response is essential if...
Learning to locate your own gut response is essential if you are to be able to identify and acknowledge your intuition. Laurie Nadel
It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to...
It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack. Germany Kent
Forget living a long life cause I don't see that...
Forget living a long life cause I don't see that happening with me living a life of misery, neglect, and pain. So I just want to die happy. Jonathan Anthony Burkett
I'm everything that you're not. Ahmed Mostafa
Your own shortcomings are the best ground to grow your...
Your own shortcomings are the best ground to grow your sense of humor. Stu Konigsberg
To fix hearts one must know one's own.
To fix hearts one must know one's own. Will Advise
I spent most of my life trying to specialize myself. I went to theater school, film school, music school, mime school ... Finally, I was able to gather enough knowledge to build the confidence to create my own work, that goes utterly against the sense of specialization. Nuno Roque
Using reason without applying it to experience only leads to theoretical illusions. Ideas derived from real world experiences lead to acquisition of knowledge, and the accumulation of time-tested principles leads to wisdom. Kilroy J. Oldster
How would your life be different if… You stopped focusing on what you didn’t want and started focusing on what you do want? Let today be the day… You establish a clear intent, make a plan, and take actions towards your intent. Steve Maraboli
I wasn’t crying, but my heart was crying. I wasn’t...
I wasn’t crying, but my heart was crying. I wasn’t feeling, but my heart was bleeding. Now I am crying, but my heart is healing. I am learning that I know nothing. Benyf
Sometimes the reason God doesn't show up to win your battles is because he already put inside of you the power to end it. Shannon L. Alder
A person does not reach the pinnacle of self-realization without relentlessly exploring the parameters of the self, exhausting their psychic energy coming to know oneself. Without society to rebel against and to sail away from, there would be no advances in civilization; there would be no need for healers and mystics, priests and artist, or shaman and writers. It is our curiosity and refusal to be satisfied with the status quo that compels us to challenge ourselves to learn and continue to grow. We only establish inner peace of mind with acceptance of the world, with the recognition of our connection to the entirety of the universe, and understanding that chaos and change are inevitable. We must also love because without love there are no acts of creation. Without love, humankind is a spasmodic pool of brutality and suffering. Love is a balm. It cures human aches and pains; it unites couples, families, and cultures. Love is a creative force, without love there is no art or religion. Art expresses thought and feelings, an articulation of adore and reverence. . Kilroy J. Oldster
If you miss what seems so glamorous; if you miss what seems so fantastic to have, don't worry. It may be just a matter of fantasy to have it. Real things are rare but real to have. serendipity and the vicissitudes of life determine what is real, ideal and what is a fantasy. The real future is uncertain to all. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The secret of winning any prize is knowing that your own treasure and potential is equal to it... and worthy of it. Rasheed Ogunlaru
I wish you allan ego freedriven day! Allan Rufus
Note to Self — Thoughts design my energy! Mythoughts W I L Ldesign the energythat movesme! Allan Rufus
Hard work does not go unnoticed, and someday the rewards will follow Allan Rufus
Note and Quote to Self — What you think, say and do! Your life mainly consists of 3 things! What you think, What you say and What you do! So always be very conscious of what you are co-creating! Allan Rufus
NOTE TO SELF — BOOMERANG EFFECTMy words, thoughts and deeds have a boomerang effect. So be-careful what you send out! Allan Rufus
Unless we take that first step into the unknown, we will never know our own potential! Allan Rufus
Quotes and notes to self — Find your inner peace! Don’tbe caught up in your outer world. Paygreater attention to your inner world Allan Rufus
Quotes and notes to self- Divine and Unique PowerFind out what my Individual Divineand Unique PowerISand offer it outwardsin harmonywith all life! Allan Rufus
Enlightenment is the Goal - Love is the Game - Taking steps are the rules! - Allan Rufus Allan Rufus
The most incredible architecture Is the architecture of Self, which is ever changing, evolving, revolving and has unlimited beauty and light inside which radiates outwards for everyone to see and feel. With every in breatheyou are adding to your lifeand every out breathe you are releasing what is not contributing to your life. Every breathe is a re-birth. Allan Rufus
When thinking is overrated And friends are easy to make, Check if it's too complicated Knowing yourself somehow... Inner peace's not hard to take, Never lost or underestimated. Get out of social media... NOW! Ana Claudia Antunes
In a world where things are moving so fast, don't get lost in the midst of it all. Figure out what's more important to you and proceed with confidence. I know it gets a bit hectic at times and almost seems impossible. But, you can get there, even if you must pause along the way. Just don't come to a complete stop. Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Wisdom is great, but sometimes, those who think they are wiser than others can become the otherwise Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
When your steps are destined... you can trust that your journey has a variety of processes. These processes will be disguised with a perfect strife; however, the struggle is pivotal in breeding greatness..." (T.luard) Tiffany Luard
It's always good to know that you have been the best even though deep inside you know you will never be better than that. Ana Claudia Antunes
Ingredients to success: know what you do well, know what to do well, and know someone who's swell. Criss Jami
If you want my advice, Peter, ” he said at last, “you’ve made a mistake already. By asking me. By asking anyone. Never ask people. Not about your work. Don’t you know what you want? How can you stand it, not to know? Ayn Rand
Writers use both their blood and their brains to explore the darkest recesses of their pooling self. Writing allows us to harness the whimsy of the collaborative mind and body, pull our tissue apart like taffy, and expose the composition of our life sustaining organs. Telling our personal story forces us to account for any actions that made us laugh, cry, scream and shout, or hide behind a cloak of mootness. Critical examination of the self allows one to disintegrate the envelope of their present personality and make up a new imaging. . Kilroy J. Oldster
Every heartbeat a syllable for words I can’t speak, to explain what I want from him. What I want from myself. To know and be known, totally and completely. To be someone worth knowing. Ryan Galloway
There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle. Deepak Chopra
It's him, I feel it. Nikki Rowe
Often times it is difficult to rely on your judgment when the focus on your true objective is out of alignment. Mark W. Boyer
You may know how to operate computers. You may know a lot about medicine or robots. You may be a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or specialist… but, if you don’t know how YOU operate, why your life is the way it is, and how to increase fulfillment, love, and peace in your life - then all the knowledge and degrees aren’t really worth much! Maddy Malhotra
Being single is like being an artist, not because creating a functional single life is an art form, but because it requires the same close attention to one's singular needs, as well as the will and focus to fulfill them. Just as the artist arranges her life around her creativity, sacrificing conventional comforts and even social acceptance, sleeping and eating according to her own rhythms, so that her talent thrives above all else, nurtured the way a child might be, so a single person has to think hard to decipher what makes her happiest and most fulfilled. Kate Bolick
If you know who you are then your ego feels safe instead of fearful, and is more open to exploration. Julia Woodman
A genius in the wrong position could look like a fool. Idowu Koyenikan
...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
As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself… The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage. Unknown
A little amount of secret is a great pillar of the mind. He who does not have what somebody does not know, have what everybody knows. Know your secret; keep your secret. He who knows what to keep, knows what real life is all about Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Sometimes it’s only in the ecstasy of unrepressed movement that we may enter the stillness of our authentic selves. In such sacred moments, the world seems to be in step. This is why the idea of finding love across the dance floor endure – symbolizing that, when we know the true rhythm of our heart, we know the other. Alexandra Katehakis
How to recognize what is real? To know the layers and depths of oneself, to know how to open, to know how to fill a capacious hold-all, to know one’s own quirks and nervous twitches, cravings and transparencies, and, above all the force, literally the force, of events, connections, the wild calm in every thing. Shawna Lemay
The power of getting to know one another is so immense, eclipsed only by first getting to know ourselves. Bryant McGill
In a few seconds, we judge another person and think we know them. When, the person we’ve lived with the longest, we still don’t know very well–ourselves. Charles F. Glassman
She did not understand why women complicated their lives with corsets and petticoats, so she sewed herself a coarse cassock that she simply put over her and without further difficulties resolved the problem of dress, without taking away the feeling of being naked, which according to her lights was the only decent way to be when at home. Unknown
To be young and not to know how, is bearable; to be old and not have the strength, is too great a weight to carry. And what's is so painful you can't sense your powers leaving you. It's hard for an old man to ensure such blows! Ivan Turgenev
Your spiritual path isn't always just something you find, you started it the moment you took your first breath, and ever since you're been getting closer and closer to remembering who you truly are! Martin R. Lemieux
Cause nobody's the slightest idea who we are, or who we were, not even we ourselves - except, that is, in the glimmer of a moment of fair business between strangers, or the nod of knowing and agreement between friends. Other than these, we go out anonymous into the insect air and all we are is the dust of colour, brief engineering of wings towards a glint of light on a blade of grass or a leaf in a summer dark. Azide Smith, How to be Both . Zadie Smith
One who knows One, knows Everyone Syed Sharukh
Where you've been or haven't been does not make you who you are." -Faolan Brittany L. Engels
Connecting with yourself and knowing yourself is a monumental and life changing event. Bryant McGill
Truly being authentic is knowing what matters to you, on the deepest level of who you are, and committing always to act from that authentic center. Richie Norton
Find comfort in questioning yourself. Bryant McGill