Self Discovery Quotes
The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
- Henry David Thoreau
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
- George Moore
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know o Will Txting Ex Make Him Not Want U Back ne’s self.
- Benjamin Franklin
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
- Dr. Alexis Carrel
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke
It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too.
- H.W. Shaw
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
- James A. Michener
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.
- Friedrich Wilhelm
The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
- Julien Green
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.
- Mark Twain
Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can’t even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.
- Barbara Kingsolver
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
- George Eliot
Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
- Russell Lynes
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
- Jerry Gillies
If you’re not a rebel by the age of twenty, you’ve got no heart, but if you haven’t turned establishment by thirty, you’ve got no brains.
- Buddy Ackerman
Nothing is true in self-discovery unless it is true in your own experience. This is the only protection against the robot levels of the mind.
- Barry Long
There are… things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it. This is true of countries, of persons, and of oneself.
- André Gide
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
- Erich Fromm
You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys.
We need to find the courage to say ‘NO’ to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
- Barbara Angelis
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.
- Alan Alda
It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about.
- Alan Ball
Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
- Barbara Kingsolver