Discovering Your True Self Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Douglas Adams, Jean-Paul Sartre, Socrates, Michel de Montaigne, Carl Jung and many others.
A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you – it’s like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage.
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.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
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.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.
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.
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.
The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly