Quotes About Self-Discovery That Will Inspire you

“The vast majority of adults have never met themselves.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

We all crave for that feeling of belongingness, of being somebody’s person. What we don’t understand and what we fail to see is it is actually our way of dealing with the fact that we are strangers with our selves. One cannot go on living not knowing who he or she really is. There will be that pivotal moment in one’s life when you’ll get tired of hearing who you are from the eyes of others, and finally deciding to go on a journey of self-discovery.

It’s a daring move, one that you’ll be thankful and proud of. It is not an easy journey. Hence, we collected inspiring quotes to help you on the journey of discovering your self.

Quotes About Knowing Yourself

quotes about knowing yourself

“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”
― Doris Mortman

“The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.”

― Adam Smith,

“You need to know things the others don’t know. It’s what no one knows about you that allows you to know yourself.”

― Don DeLillo

“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.”

― Kilroy J. Oldster

“Do you even know what you like or want? Or are you just listening to cultural conditioning and societal programming? What is you and what is them? Are you living a life for you or for them?”

― Akiroq Brost

quotes about knowing yourself

“How can you even know what you want, if you don’t know who you are? Invest the time and energy into getting to know yourself. Get real with yourself.”
― Akiroq Brost

“In order to learn how unreservedly to love other flawed people we must first learn to accept the tattered flag of the self. Self-love begins with crucial self-examination. To know oneself we must make a valiant attempt at living, we must create a record of sincere effort, and we must know our history.”

― Kilroy J. Oldster

“…the whole ‘know thyself’ thing isn’t a journey to a fixed destination. Learning about myself changes me, forcing me to learn more. ‘Know thyself’ isn’t a goal; it’s a road.”

― Garon Whited

“In a few seconds, we judge another person and think we know them. When, the person we’ve lived with the longest, we still don’t know very well—ourselves.”

― Charles F. Glassman

“It isn’t the words we speak that make us who we are. Or even the deeds we do. It is the secrets buried in our hearts.”

― Thrity Umrigar

quotes about knowing yourself

“Self-awareness is one of the preeminent aspects of humankind. If a person fails to know oneself, or loses contact with oneself in a tumultuous world of noise and self-pleasing diversions, he or she lives like an unconscious android.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster

“How frustrating to think you can be lost to yourself. And yet how often it is that a stranger stares back at you from the mirror. Maybe in truth we never see ourselves as clearly as the thousands of eyes that daily take us in.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich

“I don’t wear the opinions of others anymore, I learnt to dress myself.”

– Nikki Rowe

“When you build a relationship with your inner self, you will never be alone.”

– Debasish Mridha

“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

quotes about knowing yourself

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.    

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”   


“Finding oneself and one’s path is like waking up on a foggy day. Be patient, and presently the fog will clear and that which has always been there can be seen. The path is already there to follow.”

-Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Somehow, we’ll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.”

-Brandon Sanderson

“There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.”

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

quotes about knowing yourself

“It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die.”
– S. I. Hayakawa

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.”

– Jerry Gillies

“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 Wilhelm Nietzsche

“All wonders you seek are within yourself.”

– Sir Thomas Browne

quotes about knowing yourself

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
– Carl Jung