The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
If your grandparents are Mexican, you can relate through the roots of the show [Top Chef], through the food, through the traditions and find yourself and get to know yourself too.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
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.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
Know thyself' was written over the portal of the antique world. Over the portal of the new world, 'Be thyself' shall be written.
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.
Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, wants to re-establish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
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.
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.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
The simplest questions are the most difficult.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself - something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
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