For most men, life is a search for the proper Manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
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.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
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.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
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.
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
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.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
A leader will find it difficult to articulate a coherent vision unless it expresses his core values, his basic identity...one must first embark on the formidable journey of self-discovery in order to create a vision with authentic soul.
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.
Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
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