A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly
The unexamined life is not worth living.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
The proper study of Mankind is Man.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Know thyself, or at least keep renewing the acquaintance.
Know the enemy and know yourself.
The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
We read books to find out who we are.
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.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
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.
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.
As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Knowest thou not the beauty of thine own face? Quit this temper that leads thee to war with thyself.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Be thou what thou singly art and personate only thyself. Swim smoothly in the stream of thy nature and live but one man.
Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only.
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.
If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
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