Self Knowledge Quotes

Self knowledge is best learned, not by contemplation, but action. Strive to do your duty and you will soon discover of what stuff you are made. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Bernard Baruch

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity. Miguel de Cervantes

It is a great thing to know our vices. Cicero

Know thyself! A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly. Andre Gide

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

An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning. Thomas a Kempis

The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people’s. Mason Cooley

Resolve to be thyself; and know that who finds himself, loses his misery. Matthew Arnold

He knows himself, and all that’s in him, who knows adversity. Herman Melville