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Curated Quotes About Self-Discovery to Ponder and Share

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Quote: It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. by author Herman Melville overlaid on photo of purple and black skies
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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.


Quote: Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of tan wallpaper
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Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.


Quote: The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. by author Joseph Campbell overlaid on photo of girl leaning on wall during daytime
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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.


Quote: The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd. by author Epicurus overlaid on photo of butterfly perched on petaled flower
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The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.


Quote: Don’t look back -- you’re not going that way. by author Mary Engelbreit overlaid on photo of silhouette of grass under moonlight
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Don’t look back -- you’re not going that way.


Quote: There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of white and brown long fur cat
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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.


Quote: The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. by author Walt Disney overlaid on photo of yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.


Quote: Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens
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Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.


Quote: A friend is a gift you give yourself. by author Robert Louis Stevenson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
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A friend is a gift you give yourself.


Quote: The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. by author Ralph Marston overlaid on photo of purple flower on purple textile
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.


Quote: Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. by author Plutarch overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
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Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.


Quote: A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of white pampas grasses near body of water at daytime
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A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.


Quote: You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. by author Michael Jordan overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
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You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.


Quote: If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. by author Marcus Garvey overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of aurora borealis
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If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.


Quote: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of litter of dogs
Photo Credit: Karel Van der Auwera

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


Quote: Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of brown grass field during daytime
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Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.


Quote: Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of person and dog holding hands
Photo Credit: Fabian Gieske

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


Quote: Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of short-beak red bird on tree
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Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.


Quote: What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.


Quote: Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. by author Judy Garland overlaid on photo of low-angle photo of white daisy
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Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.


Quote: Follow your own star! by author Dante Alighieri overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of mountain during nighttime
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Follow your own star!


Quote: I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of person holding blue lighted string
Photo Credit: Emma Pasewald

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.


Quote: A year from now you will wish you had started today. by author Karen Lamb overlaid on photo of dome tent with galaxy with stars
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A year from now you will wish you had started today.


Quote: I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me. by author Hermann Hesse overlaid on photo of foggy mountains
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I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.


Quote: True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends. by author Adam Braun overlaid on photo of tall trees with dried leaves on ground

True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.


Quote: Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it. by author Simone de Beauvoir overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
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Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it.


Quote: You cannot change what you are, only what you do. by author Philip Pullman overlaid on photo of 10 us dollar bill
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You cannot change what you are, only what you do.


Quote: Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of lone tree in grassland
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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


Quote: The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of white flower
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The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.


Quote: Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.


Quote: If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it. by author Frank Lloyd Wright overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
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If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it.


Quote: A man who loves himself takes the first step towards real love. by author Osho overlaid on photo of man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
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A man who loves himself takes the first step towards real love.


Quote: We deal with our mind from morning till evening, and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of white flower with black background
Photo Credit: Nataliya Solomakha

We deal with our mind from morning till evening, and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy.


Quote: A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. by author Sensei Ogui overlaid on photo of red rose illustration
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A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.


Quote: Be the person your dog thinks you are. by author Ricky Gervais overlaid on photo of black dog photography
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Be the person your dog thinks you are.


Quote: Only dead fish go with the flow. by author Derek Sivers overlaid on photo of cat in space
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Only dead fish go with the flow.


Quote: Our own life has to be our message. by author Thích Nhất Hạnh overlaid on photo of three people paddling in canoe
Photo Credit: Braxton Stuntz

Our own life has to be our message.


Quote: Become who you are. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of low-angle photography of green leaf tree
Photo Credit: Dave Hoefler

Become who you are.


Quote: Study the past if you would define the future. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Study the past if you would define the future.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Study the past if you would define the future. I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.


Quote: Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. by author John Herschel overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman playing guitars
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Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.


Quote: I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned. by author Yayoi Kusama overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
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I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.


I celebrate myself, and sing myself.


Quote: Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. by author Thomas Carlyle overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt using brown and white rotary phone
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Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.


Quote: The unexamined life is not worth living. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of brown sand beach during daytime
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The unexamined life is not worth living.


Quote: If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world. by author Selena Gomez overlaid on photo of silhouette of stones during golden hour
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If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.


Quote: Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. by author Saint Teresa of Avila overlaid on photo of sunset
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Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.


Quote: Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.


Quote: Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. by author René Descartes overlaid on photo of clear crystal uplight chandelier
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Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.


Quote: Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and black leaf in close up photography
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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.


Quote: The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair
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The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.


Quote: I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs
Photo Credit: Bruno Nascimento

I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.


Quote: I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.


Quote: You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.


Quote: If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. by author Maxwell Maltz overlaid on photo of green and blue chevron textile
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If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.


Quote: Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of solid background
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Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.


Quote: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.


Quote: Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you. by author Lilly Singh overlaid on photo of leafless tree under gray sky
Photo Credit: Yogendra Singh

Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.


Quote: Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. by author Jim Rohn overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower on white wall
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Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.


Quote: Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else. by author James E. Faust overlaid on photo of silhouette of trees during sunset
Photo Credit: Kristaps Ungurs

Cheating in school is a form of self-deception. We go to school to learn. We cheat ourselves when we coast on the efforts and scholarship of someone else.


Quote: For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? by author James Allen overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of trees and sky
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For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?


Quote: Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. by author Jackson Pollock overlaid on photo of man and woman holding each others hands
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Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.


Quote: To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. by author Henri Bergson overlaid on photo of tiger swallowtail butterfly perched on yellow flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Joshua J. Cotten

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.


Quote: Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. by author Gustave Flaubert overlaid on photo of red paint strokes wallpaper
Photo Credit: Chaewon Lee

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.


Quote: You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous. by author Gabby Douglas overlaid on photo of woman standing on forest
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You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.


Quote: Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of blue wooden door opened
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Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.


Quote: I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. by author Frederick Douglass overlaid on photo of woman exercising indoors
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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence. From my earliest recollection, I date the entertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace.


Quote: All serious daring starts from within. by author Eudora Welty overlaid on photo of white petaled flower bloom during daytime
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All serious daring starts from within.


Quote: The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. by author Erik Erikson overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
Photo Credit: Logan Easterling

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


Quote: You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. by author Gautama Buddha overlaid on photo of man kissing woman while sitting on railings during night
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You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


Quote: To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. by author Bono overlaid on photo of closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers
Photo Credit: Ray Hennessy

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.


Quote: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. by author Bertrand Russell overlaid on photo of yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
Photo Credit: Markus Spiske

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.


Quote: He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of private jet money plane wallpaper
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He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.


Quote: It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over. by author Arthur Erickson overlaid on photo of yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
Photo Credit: Markus Spiske

It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.


Quote: It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of orange moon during nighttime
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


Quote: The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. by author Anne Morrow Lindbergh overlaid on photo of person holding yellow sunflower bouquet
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The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.


Quote: Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. by author Andre Gide overlaid on photo of person holding 1 us dollar bill
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Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.


Quote: How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. by author Alexandre Dumas overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on person index finger
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How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.


Quote: The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of couples near body of water
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The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.


Quote: Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself. by author Decimius Magnus Ausonius overlaid on photo of eyeglasses in bokeh photography
Photo Credit: James Sutton

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.


Quote: First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. by author Amos Bronson Alcott overlaid on photo of blooming yellow sunflower field
Photo Credit: Timothy Eberly

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.


Quote: We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. by author Andre Berthiaume overlaid on photo of iris flower blue wallpaper
Photo Credit: Dim Gunger

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.


Quote: 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. by author S. I. Hayakawa overlaid on photo of black and white long fur cat
Photo Credit: Avel Chuklanov

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.


Quote: Be Yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be. by author Thích Nhất Hạnh overlaid on photo of silhouette of woman during sunset
Photo Credit: Mariam Soliman

Be Yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be.


Quote: Because that's the thing about mean people: They make you think that the world will never work, that there are divides that you will fall into if you approach. It takes a whole lot of good people to fill in the breach created by a single mean one. by author David Levithan overlaid on photo of photo of author David Levithan with quote

Because that's the thing about mean people: They make you think that the world will never work, that there are divides that you will fall into if you approach. It takes a whole lot of good people to fill in the breach created by a single mean one.


Quote: No one has ever learned fully to know themselves. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of bonfire near mountain
Photo Credit: Courtnie Tosana

No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.


Quote: It's OK if you mess up, that's how you get wiser. Give yourself a break. And don't give up! Good things take time, and you're getting there. by author Marc Chernoff overlaid on photo of pink, red, and black digital wallpaper
Photo Credit: Octavian Rosca

It's OK if you mess up, that's how you get wiser. Give yourself a break. And don't give up! Good things take time, and you're getting there.


Quote: We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of person surfing on sea waves during daytime
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We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future.


Quote: It is wisdom to know others; It is enlightenment to know one's self. by author Lao-Tzu overlaid on photo of two person standing while watching sky
Photo Credit: Yong Chuan Tan

It is wisdom to know others; It is enlightenment to know one's self.


Quote: The more one forgives himself-by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love-the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself. by author Viktor Frankl overlaid on photo of people near body of water
Photo Credit: Jordan Steranka

The more one forgives himself-by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love-the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.


Quote: 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. by author Terrence Rafferty overlaid on photo of silhouette of person kicking on mid air
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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.


Quote: People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates. by author Thomas Szasz overlaid on photo of green textile in close up image
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People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.


Quote: We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our 'truth' about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how? by author Rabbi Saul Rubin overlaid on photo of purple and white light illustration
Photo Credit: Gradienta

We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our 'truth' about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how?


Quote: Sometimes a journey is not about the traveler. It is not about a destination. It is about the bringing together of worlds. It is about lighting a path. by author Thomas Lloyd Qualls overlaid on photo of solid background
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Sometimes a journey is not about the traveler. It is not about a destination. It is about the bringing together of worlds. It is about lighting a path.


Quote: Gratification comes when you help someone else. by author Trenice Carter overlaid on photo of snowflake
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Gratification comes when you help someone else.


Quote: Here is the truth about self-discovery: it is never without cost. by author Angela Flournoy overlaid on photo of man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime
Photo Credit: Felipe Giacometti

Here is the truth about self-discovery: it is never without cost.


Quote: A journey is a gesture inscribed in space, it vanishes even as it's made. You go from one place to another place, and on to somewhere else again, and already behind you there is no trace that you were ever there. by author Damon Galgut overlaid on photo of bride and groom on green grass field
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A journey is a gesture inscribed in space, it vanishes even as it's made. You go from one place to another place, and on to somewhere else again, and already behind you there is no trace that you were ever there.


Quote: And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic nor popular -- but one must take it because it is right. by author David Levithan overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic nor popular -- but one must take it because it is right.


Quote: In suffering we find our truest selves. by author Jessie Burton overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
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In suffering we find our truest selves.


Quote: Funny, how it took a little bit of pain to remember that certain parts of yourself were alive. by author Adi Alsaid overlaid on photo of rock formation surrounding by body of water
Photo Credit: Ben Maguire

Funny, how it took a little bit of pain to remember that certain parts of yourself were alive.


Quote: You find out who you are by figuring out who and what you're not. by author Kelly Cutrone overlaid on photo of grey cliff near body of water
Photo Credit: Andrey Andreyev

You find out who you are by figuring out who and what you're not.


You'll never be able to find yourself if you're lost in someone else.


Quote: I am Western and I see no need or reason to change that. The Western lifestyle has many things to offer, as do the Eastern methods of self discovery. I think blending the two is very desirable. by author Frederick Lenz overlaid on photo of pink
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

I am Western and I see no need or reason to change that. The Western lifestyle has many things to offer, as do the Eastern methods of self discovery. I think blending the two is very desirable.


Quote: Honor your seeing... digest your seeing... otherwise it becomes just another thing you file away in the mind's department of philosophy...you're here for much more than knowledge...you are here for self-discovery. by author Mooji overlaid on photo of purple and blue light illustration
Photo Credit: Gradienta

Honor your seeing... digest your seeing... otherwise it becomes just another thing you file away in the mind's department of philosophy...you're here for much more than knowledge...you are here for self-discovery.


Quote: If you would find gold, you must search where gold is. by author William Juneau overlaid on photo of woman holding brown umbrella
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If you would find gold, you must search where gold is.


Quote: One must know one's own secret. by author Swami Nithyananda overlaid on photo of woman wearing white dress
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One must know one's own secret.


Quote: All education is self-discovery. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of person cooking on seashore
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All education is self-discovery.


Quote: You've got to know yourself so you can at last be yourself. by author D. H. Lawrence overlaid on photo of photo of author D. H. Lawrence with quote

You've got to know yourself so you can at last be yourself.


Quote: What is important in self-discovery is the person who keeps going, who has a smile, who is kind to others, who works hard at everything, and who keeps their mind on their own business and not everybody else's. by author Frederick Lenz overlaid on photo of brown wooden board
Photo Credit: Keith Misner

What is important in self-discovery is the person who keeps going, who has a smile, who is kind to others, who works hard at everything, and who keeps their mind on their own business and not everybody else's.


Quote: No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself. by author Thomas Mann overlaid on photo of couple embracing backlit by sunset wallpaper
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No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.


Quote: If you aren't sure who you are, you might as well work on who you want to be. by author Robert Breault overlaid on photo of blue wallpaper
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If you aren't sure who you are, you might as well work on who you want to be.


Quote: Each man's life represents a road toward himself. by author Hermann Hesse overlaid on photo of closeup photography of black and brown bird
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Each man's life represents a road toward himself.


Quote: We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves. by author Luc de Clapiers overlaid on photo of black textile in close up photography
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We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.


Quote: In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it. This is true of countries, of persons, and of oneself. by author Andre Gide overlaid on photo of photo of author Andre Gide with quote

In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it. This is true of countries, of persons, and of oneself.


Quote: Strive to close the eyes of the body and open those of the soul and look into your own heart. by author Saint Teresa of Avila overlaid on photo of blue rose with water droplet
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Strive to close the eyes of the body and open those of the soul and look into your own heart.


Quote: No man can teach another self-knowledge. He can only lead him or her up to self-discovery -- the source of truth. by author Barry Long overlaid on photo of man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered
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No man can teach another self-knowledge. He can only lead him or her up to self-discovery -- the source of truth.


Quote: Be magic choose and believe that you can do anything you set your mind to believe. We are who we choose to be. by author Will Smith overlaid on photo of person in white long sleeve shirt and black pants
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Be magic choose and believe that you can do anything you set your mind to believe. We are who we choose to be.


Quote: I believe the arts are the best way to help people go on a journey of self-discovery toward their own compassion and empathy for humanity and themselves. by author Asia Kate Dillon overlaid on photo of solid background
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I believe the arts are the best way to help people go on a journey of self-discovery toward their own compassion and empathy for humanity and themselves.


Quote: It's important to let kids be themselves and to let them make mistakes. Self-discovery goes a long way. by author Kristin Cavallari overlaid on photo of man sitting on concrete brick with opened laptop on his lap
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It's important to let kids be themselves and to let them make mistakes. Self-discovery goes a long way.


Quote: I faced a certain amount of violence. It taught me that I had to learn to protect myself -- and it made me stronger. It could have made me step backwards with my self-discovery. Instead, it pushed me further. by author Daniela Vega overlaid on photo of white and blue building under clear sky
Photo Credit: Federico De Iorio

I faced a certain amount of violence. It taught me that I had to learn to protect myself -- and it made me stronger. It could have made me step backwards with my self-discovery. Instead, it pushed me further.


Quote: I'm an interior designer from the soul. It's not about just putting things in a room. It's much deeper and broader. It's about self-discovery. by author Alexandra Stoddard overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain hit by sun rays
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I'm an interior designer from the soul. It's not about just putting things in a room. It's much deeper and broader. It's about self-discovery.


Quote: I believe that self-discovery is an ongoing thing. by author Kevin Abstract overlaid on photo of fireplace on fire
Photo Credit: Greg Rosenke

I believe that self-discovery is an ongoing thing.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I believe that self-discovery is an ongoing thing. I might not ever fully know who I am, but I also believe that I could be whoever I want, whenever I want.


Quote: It is not how much you love someone, but who you are when you are with him. by author Anne Tyler overlaid on photo of crack in wall
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It is not how much you love someone, but who you are when you are with him.


Quote: The journey we're on is as vast and sacred as the stars in the night sky. by author Bert McCoy overlaid on photo of silhouette of person's hands forming heart
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The journey we're on is as vast and sacred as the stars in the night sky.


Quote: When we get distracted with someone else's goals, we get off track with our own higher purpose. And then there's a definite disconnect from our soul. Who has time for that? by author Mary Vraa overlaid on photo of seashore during daytime
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When we get distracted with someone else's goals, we get off track with our own higher purpose. And then there's a definite disconnect from our soul. Who has time for that?


Quote: Everyone has a ticket to wherever they want to go. All they have to do is know where they are going. If you don't know where you're going, you can't go where you want. That's the ticket. by author Jacqueline Edgington overlaid on photo of brown violin with black background
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Everyone has a ticket to wherever they want to go. All they have to do is know where they are going. If you don't know where you're going, you can't go where you want. That's the ticket.


Quote: Why do mythological heroes of past civilizations have a thousand faces? Is it because each one of us takes a heroic journey of self-discovery? by author Kilroy J. Oldster overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape rain
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Why do mythological heroes of past civilizations have a thousand faces? Is it because each one of us takes a heroic journey of self-discovery?




Quote: A period of darkness is essential in order to expand personal awareness. Experiencing sadness and loss makes a person appreciative of life, more tenderhearted, and open to living life as an ecstatic journey of discovery. by author Kilroy J. Oldster overlaid on photo of brown and gray brick wall
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A period of darkness is essential in order to expand personal awareness. Experiencing sadness and loss makes a person appreciative of life, more tenderhearted, and open to living life as an ecstatic journey of discovery.


Quote: Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery. by author Jiddu Krishnamurti overlaid on photo of green and white bird on black wire during daytime
Photo Credit: Egor Kunovsky

Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery.




We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.


Quote: Maybe you have to live under cover for a while before you can find your true character. by author Hugo Hamilton overlaid on photo of brown wooden table clock at 10 10
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Maybe you have to live under cover for a while before you can find your true character.


Quote: 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. by author Ella Wheeler Wilcox overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten looking up
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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.






Quote: A wise man travels to discover himself. by author James Russell Lowell overlaid on photo of person running
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A wise man travels to discover himself.


Quote: If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of purple and white petaled flower
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If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.


Quote: Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding. by author Amit Ray overlaid on photo of man in black jacket and pants jumping on white rock
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Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.


Quote: Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in. by author Alan Alda overlaid on photo of woman carrying baby while walking
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Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.


Quote: A certain number of people seek power over other people in a desperate attempt to find themselves. They fail, for self-discovery is spiritual in nature, not social or political. Authoritatively telling other people what to do is their distraction from an inner emptiness they can never fill. by author Vernon Howard overlaid on photo of Vernon Howard quote: A certain number of people seek power over other people in a desperate attempt to find themselves. They fail, for self-discovery is spiritual in nature, not social or political. Authoritatively telling other people what to do is their distraction from an inner emptiness they can never fill.- black text on quotes background

A certain number of people seek power over other people in a desperate attempt to find themselves. They fail, for self-discovery is spiritual in nature, not social or political. Authoritatively telling other people what to do is their distraction from an inner emptiness they can never fill.




Quote: If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet. by author Neil Simon overlaid on photo of person in a plane flying at high altitude taking photo of left airplane wing during daytime
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If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet.


Quote: The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart. by author Julien Green overlaid on photo of couple standing on grass field mountain
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The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.


Quote: Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair
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Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.


Quote: The delights of self-discovery are always available. by author Gail Sheehy overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of person
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The delights of self-discovery are always available.


Quote: I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear -- it was not a fear of not being accepted -- was a very violent fear of failure. by author Emanuel Steward overlaid on photo of white concrete building
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I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear -- it was not a fear of not being accepted -- was a very violent fear of failure.


Quote: One trend I see is the rejection of growth for self-discovery and the pursuit of authentic community. So we keep whittling our spiritual community to a smaller and smaller and more exclusive inner circle. The problem is if the diagnoses are wrong, so will be the cure. by author Erwin McManus overlaid on photo of Erwin McManus quote; white text on black background

One trend I see is the rejection of growth for self-discovery and the pursuit of authentic community. So we keep whittling our spiritual community to a smaller and smaller and more exclusive inner circle. The problem is if the diagnoses are wrong, so will be the cure.


Quote: Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice. by author Elizabeth Cady Stanton overlaid on photo of black and white butterfly on white wall
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Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.


Quote: Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable. by author Adolf Loos overlaid on photo of monarch butterfly perched on green leaf in close up photography during daytime
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Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.


Quote: The only journey is the journey within. by author Rainer Maria Rilke overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain under starry night
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The only journey is the journey within.


Quote: Sometimes we must lose ourselves to find ourselves. by author Sonny Liston overlaid on photo of white ceramic pencil organizer on top of stack of books
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Sometimes we must lose ourselves to find ourselves.


Quote: Our time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. by author Steve Jobs overlaid on photo of silhouette of man looking towards left
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Our time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.


Quote: I can last two months on a good compliment. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of sunset
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I can last two months on a good compliment.


Quote: Find out who you are and do it on purpose. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of person holding white and yellow flower painting

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.


Quote: Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. by author Carl Jung overlaid on photo of beach shore during day time
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Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.


Quote: Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys. by author Henri Frederic Amiel overlaid on photo of brown cardboard box with yellow light
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Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys.


Quote: I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of pink umbrella
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I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision.


Quote: The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes. by author Marcel Proust overlaid on photo of black laptop computer turned on beside black ceramic mug
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.


Quote: Your real self may be hiding somewhere, look for it within, when you find yourself, you can freely be what you want to be. by author Michael Bassey Johnson overlaid on photo of white flowers
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Your real self may be hiding somewhere, look for it within, when you find yourself, you can freely be what you want to be.


Quote: Be who you are, and find yourself so you can be your own person and enjoy life with no regret. by author Bonnie Zackson Koury overlaid on photo of white and black soccer ball on grass field
Photo Credit: Wesley Tingey

Be who you are, and find yourself so you can be your own person and enjoy life with no regret.


Quote: People who fit don't seek. The seekers are those that don't fit. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of worm's eye view photography of pink cheery blossom tree
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People who fit don't seek. The seekers are those that don't fit.


Quote: Why fit in when you were born to stand out? by author Dr. Seuss overlaid on photo of brown wooden bridge over blue sea under blue sky during daytime
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Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Dr.


Quote: To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of person sitting on black surface looking to sky
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To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.


Quote: You are not a bad person because you are gay. You are you because you are you and you were meant to be you so be you proudly. by author Tegan and Sara overlaid on photo of laughing woman photo
Photo Credit: Kim Carpenter

You are not a bad person because you are gay. You are you because you are you and you were meant to be you so be you proudly.


Quote: We established most of our self-beliefs during our childhood, but they were based on our limited understanding of the world around us. They are either flawed or have become outdated. We can't take these beliefs at face value anymore. by author Kang Mal-geum overlaid on photo of woman in blue dress standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Hannah Busing

We established most of our self-beliefs during our childhood, but they were based on our limited understanding of the world around us. They are either flawed or have become outdated. We can't take these beliefs at face value anymore.


Quote: Do something today that your future self will thank you for. by author Sean Patrick Flanery overlaid on photo of people raises hands
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Do something today that your future self will thank you for.


Quote: I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of fawn pug on bed
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I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.


Quote: All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self knowledge. by author Bruce Lee overlaid on photo of Milky way in nature photography
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All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self knowledge.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

All types of knowledge ultimately lead to self-knowledge. So, therefore, these people are asking me to teach them, not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.


Quote: Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily. by author Epictetus overlaid on photo of white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair
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Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.


Quote: The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence. by author Jiddu Krishnamurti overlaid on photo of close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset
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The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.


Quote: The quieter you become, the more you can hear. by author Ram Dass overlaid on photo of sunset
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The quieter you become, the more you can hear.


Quote: Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not. by author Mooji overlaid on photo of red rose wallpaper
Photo Credit: Cristina Pop

Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.


Quote: I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. by author Rita Mae Brown overlaid on photo of person standing on top of mountain
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I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.


Quote: When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem. by author Abraham Maslow overlaid on photo of photo of author Abraham Maslow with quote

When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.


Quote: The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity. by author Deepak Chopra overlaid on photo of red strawberry fruit on red surface
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The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of a need for conformity.


Quote: As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them. by author Orhan Pamuk overlaid on photo of leafless tree on snow covered ground
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them.


Quote: Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else. by author David Foster Wallace overlaid on photo of white flowers
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Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.


Quote: I wanted to become me, totally me. The more me, the better. I instinctively knew this and I was right. by author Phyllis Diller overlaid on photo of closeup photo of white petaled flowers
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I wanted to become me, totally me. The more me, the better. I instinctively knew this and I was right.


Quote: Remember: no attachment should grow, no clinging should grow. They are all against your independence, your freedom, your individuality. by author Osho overlaid on photo of water on seashore
Photo Credit: Anastasia Taioglou

Remember: no attachment should grow, no clinging should grow. They are all against your independence, your freedom, your individuality.


Quote: As we go through life we gradually discover who we are, but the more we discover, the more we lose ourselves. by author Haruki Murakami overlaid on photo of person holding click pen
Photo Credit: Alice Dietrich

As we go through life we gradually discover who we are, but the more we discover, the more we lose ourselves.


Quote: You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear. by author Robert Greene overlaid on photo of sunset
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You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear.


Quote: Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable. by author Conor McGregor overlaid on photo of scenery of aurora
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Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.


Quote: This above all: to thine own self be true. by author William Shakespeare overlaid on photo of autumn leaves on body of water
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This above all: to thine own self be true.


Quote: The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and black jazz guitar with dim light
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The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity. The inventor did it, because it was natural to him, and so in him it has a charm. In the imitator, something else is natural, and he bereaves himself of his own beauty, to come short of another man's.


Quote: Never apologize for being yourself. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of stars in the sky during night time
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Never apologize for being yourself.


Quote: Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of photo of author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) with quote

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.


Quote: Man conquers the world by conquering himself. by author Zeno of Citium overlaid on photo of photo of author Zeno of Citium with quote

Man conquers the world by conquering himself.


Quote: Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. by author James Allen overlaid on photo of colored pencil lined up on top of white surface
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Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.


Quote: The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder. by author Jim Morrison overlaid on photo of photo of author Jim Morrison with quote

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.


Quote: Envy is an insult to oneself. by author Yevgeny Yevtushenko overlaid on photo of stacks of cash wallpaper
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Envy is an insult to oneself.


Quote: To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity. by author William Arthur Ward overlaid on photo of two white flowers
Photo Credit: Louise Pilgaard

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.


Quote: The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. by author Thomas Paine overlaid on photo of red rose in close up photography
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The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.


Quote: 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. by author Satish Kumar overlaid on photo of brown rock formation beside calm body of water near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Ethan Dow

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.


Quote: When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. by author Shunryu Suzuki overlaid on photo of green trees under white clouds
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When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.


Quote: If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. by author Sun Tzu overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
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If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself you will succumb in every battle.


Quote: Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. by author Oprah Winfrey overlaid on photo of pendant LED bulb
Photo Credit: Felix Steininger

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.


Quote: Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of brown tabby cat on white stairs
Photo Credit: Alexander London

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.


Quote: Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of green plant in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: Marek Piwnicki

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.


Quote: I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of assorted-color kittens
Photo Credit: The Lucky Neko

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.


Quote: Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. by author Margaret Thatcher overlaid on photo of plain background
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.


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