Discovering Your True Self Quotes

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

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Douglas Adams
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
Jean-Paul Sartre
The unexamined life is not worth living.
I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
Michel de Montaigne
Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.
Carl Jung
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Terrence Rafferty
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.
Thomas Szasz
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Oscar Wilde
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Jung
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 Nietzsche
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine
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.
Satish Kumar
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
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.
Blaise Pascal
The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly
Thomas Merton