Knowing Yourself Quotes and Sayings

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Aristotle

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Albert Einstein

I don’t wear the opinions of others anymore, I learnt to dress myself.
– Nikki Rowe

Trust your gut. You know yourself, so don’t let somebody else tell you who you are.
– Tatiana Maslany

Never be afraid of failure. And don’t stop yourself from doing something you want to do because of what others might think. Only you know yourself best.
– Suki Waterhouse

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
– Sun Tzu

If you don’t know your worth, people will put a cheap price tag on you.
– Matshona Dhliwayo

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Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive, knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive.
– Sun Tzu

When you build a relationship with your inner self, you will never be alone.
– Debasish Mridha

The most beautiful birds do not know how beautiful they are until they see their reflection in water.
– Matshona Dhliwayo

Today is the day to break free from the prison of the person you know yourself to be and step into a self you have yet to know. Will it be comfortable? No, but do it anyway.
– Debbie Ford

If you spend the first 30 years of your life only trying to look good, you’re not going to know yourself very well. If you got it, flaunt it.
– Ariel Pink

Sometimes, taking a job is like going to a shrink or something, where you get to know yourself better.
– Leelee Sobieski

The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.
– Erik Erikson

To be authentic is literally to be your own author …, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.
– Warren G. Bennis

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You can be pretty sure you are wrong, when you’re absolutely sure you are right.

Submitted by: Dennis Crowley on March 4, 2017

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.
– Andre Gide

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
– John Dewey

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Lao Tzu

In the stillness and quietness within and around us, brings a greater force of awareness of ourselves as to who we are, where we are, and our destiny by use of pleasant and hopeful thoughts.

Submitted by: Victoria Black on April 20, 2017

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
– Thales

To become a good cook is to know yourself, and I, at this point, know myself. I know myself, and I know the cook I want to be and the cook I am striving to be.
– Marcus Samuelsson

To be a great artist, you need to know yourself as best as you possibly can. I live my life and delve into my own psyche. It’s more about exploring how I feel rather than making pale imitations of something that came before. We are unique beings, and the way we look at things is our own.

Do not know yourself. I want to continue to surprise me.
– Arielle Dombasle

I do want to work on writing, because writing’s a skill. Writing is something that you can train yourself to know better. To know yourself better. And it’s intimidating as hell.
– Kristen Stewart

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The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world.
– Toni Collette

Use the creative process – singing, writing, art, dance, whatever – to get to know yourself better.
– Catie Curtis

Every man must seek self-enlightenment
– Lailah Gifty Akita

Your relationship to yourself is and always will be directly reflected in all your relationships with others.
– Vironika Tugaleva

Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can’t put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you’re doing it from a position of correction.
– Kevyn Aucoin

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