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A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done. - Baba Ram Dass

A knowledge of the interaction of your conscious and subconscious minds will enable you to transform your whole life. - Dr Joseph Murphy

A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. - Oscar Wilde

A person who knows who they are is not threatened by the beliefs of others. - Robert Anthony

Adversity introduces a man to himself. - Seneca

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. - Arthur Golden

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. - Erica Jong

All of us have to seek in our own way to make our own selves more noble and to realize our own true worth. - Albert Schweitzer

An open mind is the beginning of self-discovery and growth. - Erwin D Hall

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? - Rumi

As my awareness increases, my control over my own being increases. - Will Schutz

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. - Goethe

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. - Lao Tzu

At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people we will become. - Leo Babauta

Authenticity means to be the author of your own life. - Tom Shadyac

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. - Julius Charles Hare

Be yourself. The world worships the original. - Ingrid Bergman

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself. - Soren Kierkegaard

By becoming self-aware, you gain ownership of reality; in becoming real, you become the master of both inner and outer life. - Deepak Chopra

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. - August Wilson

Cultivate self-awareness, for only the self-aware truly learn from experience. - Philip Arnold

Delve within; within is the fountain of good, and it is always ready to bubble up, if you always delve. - Marcus Aurelius

Don’t look outside yourself to find out who you are. Look inside and create who you are. - Steve Chandler

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Jung

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them. But do not let them master you. - Hellen Keller

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority. - Tom Hopkins

Getting what you want will not change your life at the Being Level, so don’t let what you have determine ‘who you are’, otherwise you will always feel dissatisfied. - Robert Anthony

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. - Lao Tzu

He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise. - Lao Tzu

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. - John Milton

If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being. - Kathleen Norris

If you want to know your past - look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future - look into your present actions. - Buddhist Saying

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine. - Bruce Lee

In other living creatures the ignorance of themselves is nature, but in men it is a vice. - Boethius

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. - Buddha

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

Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend. - Jeremy Taylor

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. - Lao Tzu

Knowing who you are, rather than trying to be someone else, is essential to fulfilling your purpose. - Eileen Flanagan

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom - Aristotle

My true relationship is with myself - all others are simply mirrors of it. - Shakti Gawain

No one who sincerely sets out on the inner way is too late. - John Sanford

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. - George Bernard Shaw

Not till we are completely lost or turned around do we begin to find ourselves. - Henry David Thoreau

Once I know who I'm not, then I'll know who I am. - Alanis Morissette

One of the basic laws of human existence is: find yourself, know yourself, be yourself. - Norman Vincent Peale

Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and one can find every truth connected with one's being if that person will dig deep into the mine of his or her soul. - James Allen

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson

Resting in Awareness, we transform all the ‘stuff’ of our lives. - Baba Ram Dass

Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own. - Andrew V. Mason

Seeing within changes one's outer vision. - Joseph Chilton Pearce

Self-awareness involves deep personal honesty. It comes from asking and answering hard questions. - Stephen Covey

Self-awareness is our capacity to stand apart from ourselves and examine our thinking, our motives, our history, our scripts, our actions, and our habits and tendencies. - Stephen Covey

Self-trust is the first secret of success. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. - Ezra Taft Benson

The final mystery is oneself. - Oscar Wilde

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself. - Plato

The guru is in you. - Yogani

The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you. - Leo Buscaglia

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward. - Dag Hammarskjold

The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body. - George Sheehan

The more conscious you become, the more aware you become of how unconscious you've been. - Patricia Sun

The more intimately you come in contact with your own Being, the simpler things look and the easier they are to deal with. - Deepak Chopra

The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself. - John Fowles

The surest way to lose sight of who you are is to constantly compare yourself to others. - Tom Krause

The thing that's really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. - Anna Quindlen

The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates

There is no birth of consciousness without pain. - Carl Jung

There is one art of which man should be master-the art of reflection. - Samuel Taylor

Think with your whole body. - Taisen Deshimaru

This above all, to thine own self be true. - William Shakespeare

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.- Saint Augustine

To be at peace with ourselves we need to know ourselves. - Caitlin Matthews

To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else. - Tenzin Gyatso

To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are. - Bruce Lee

To become the spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life. - Oscar Wilde

To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life. - Paula P Brownlee

To know oneself is enlightenment. - Lao Tzu

To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it. - Ken Keyes, Jr

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. - Malcolm Forbes

Until we can understand the assumptions in which we are drenched we cannot know ourselves. - Adrienne Rich

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. - Doris Mortman

We can only give away to others what we have inside ourselves. - Dr Wayne Dyer

We have met the enemy, an he is us. - Pogo

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. - May Sarton

We visit others as a matter of social obligation. How long has it been since we have visited with ourselves? - Morris Adler

We would frequently be ashamed of our deeds if people saw all the motives that produced them. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld

What I am looking for is not out there; it is in me. - Helen Keller

What you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution. - Baba Ram Dass

When I am trusting, and being myself… everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously. - Shakti Gawain

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. - Epictetus

When you judge others, you don’t define them, you define yourself. - Dr Wayne Dyer

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Jung

Who you are is not a discovery but a decision. - Emma Pierce

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year? - Horace

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. - Buddha

You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David that you are sculpting is you. And you do it with your thoughts. - Joe Vitale

You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present. - Eckhart Tolle

You cannot tread the Path before you become the Path yourself. - Zen saying

You have to know that your real home is within. - Quincy Jones

You never find yourself until you face the truth. - Pearl Bailey

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens - Carl Jung



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