There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Know the enemy and know yourself.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Know thy self, know thy enemy.
Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.
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.
Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Let your heart guide you...it whispers so listen closely.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.
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.
For most men, life is a search for the proper Manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
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