The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
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.
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
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 cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
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.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
For most men, life is a search for the proper Manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
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.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
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.
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.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.