50 Quotes about Discovering Your True Self

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A good quote can sometimes act as a magical spark, setting in motion thoughts, ideas and feelings that can lead to life changing revelations.

1 “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

“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

3 “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

4 “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

5 “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

6 “If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.” – Anonymous

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

8 “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

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

10 “Why should we honour 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

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

12 “The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.” – Cicero

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

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

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

16 “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” – George Moore

17 “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

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

19 “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

20 “A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere.” – La Rochefoucauld

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