Inspiration and wisdom from divine felines

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222 Curated Quotes About Self-Discovery to Ponder and Share

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True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.

--Adam Braun

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Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.

--Judy Garland

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

--Andre Berthiaume

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Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.

--Tyler Kent

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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

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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

--Mahatma Gandhi

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

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

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.

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Follow your own star!

--Dante Alighieri

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The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.

--Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.

--Roy T. Bennett

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

--Bertrand Russell

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

--Henri Bergson

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You cannot change what you are, only what you do.

--Philip Pullman

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You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.

--Gabby Douglas

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I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

--Mahatma Gandhi

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If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Our time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

--Steve Jobs

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When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

--Pablo Picasso

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


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

--Steve Maraboli

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Be the person your dog thinks you are.

--Ricky Gervais

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I wanted to become me, totally me. The more me, the better. I instinctively knew this and I was right.

--Phyllis Diller

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Our own life has to be our message.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Become who you are.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

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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.

--Robert Greene

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Only dead fish go with the flow.

--Derek Sivers

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I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

--Rita Mae Brown

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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.

--Frederick Douglass

Longer Version:

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.

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


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

--Orhan Pamuk

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The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.

--Rita Mae Brown

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We have to wake up. We have to refuse to be a clone.

--Alice Walker

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A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.

--Michel de Montaigne

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

--Joseph Campbell

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A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.

--Sensei Ogui

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Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.

--David Foster Wallace

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This above all: to thine own self be true.

--William Shakespeare

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

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)

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The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

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.

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Never apologize for being yourself.

--Paulo Coelho

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My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

--Anthony Hopkins

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Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.

--Conor McGregor

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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.

--Jim Morrison

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When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

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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.

--Deepak Chopra

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We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

--Jane Austen


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

--Haruki Murakami

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A friend is a gift you give yourself.

--Robert Louis Stevenson

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You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

--James Anthony Froude

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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.

--Ralph Marston

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Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.

--Decimius Magnus Ausonius

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You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

--Michael Jordan

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

--Oprah Winfrey

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

--Erik Erikson

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

--Gustave Flaubert

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For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

--James Allen

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Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.

--George Bernard Shaw

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


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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.

--Lilly Singh

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Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

--George Sand

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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.

--Selena Gomez

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

--Margaret Thatcher


Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.

--Michel de Montaigne

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The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.


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The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.

--Napoleon Hill


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

--William Arthur Ward

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If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.

--Maxwell Maltz

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Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself.

--Kris Carr

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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.

--Thomas Carlyle

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Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

--Andre Gide

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

--Sun Tzu

Longer Version:

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.

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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.

--Marcus Aurelius

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

--Kahlil Gibran

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You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

--Gautama Buddha

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Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.

--Saint Teresa of Avila

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Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.


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When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.

--Shunryu Suzuki

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The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

--Walt Disney

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Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

--Dr. Seuss

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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

--Jean de La Fontaine

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People who fit don't seek. The seekers are those that don't fit.

--Shannon L. Alder

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.

--Marcel Proust

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

--Amos Bronson Alcott

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Sometimes we must lose ourselves to find ourselves.

--Sonny Long


Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.

--Carl Jung

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The only journey is the journey within.

--Rainer Maria Rilke

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Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

--Carl Jung

Longer Version:

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

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


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Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.


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Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.

--Jackson Pollock

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

--Henry David Thoreau

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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

--Herman Melville

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

--Maya Angelou

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

--Bonnie Zackson Koury

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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.

--Michael Bassey Johnson

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If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it.

--Frank Lloyd Wright

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Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

--Jim Rohn

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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.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)

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A year from now you will wish you had started today.

--Karen Lamb

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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


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We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.

--Lord Byron

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I trust no one, not even myself.

--Joseph Stalin

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

--Marilyn Monroe

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If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.

--Alex Noble

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Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.

--Michel de Montaigne

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I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.

--Yayoi Kusama

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

--Maya Angelou

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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.

--Michel de Montaigne

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I celebrate myself, and sing myself.

--Walt Whitman

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The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

--Ram Dass

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Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

--Sean Patrick Flanery

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If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

--Marcus Garvey

Longer Version:

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.

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Study the past if you would define the future.


Longer Version:

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.

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The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

--Thomas Paine

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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

--Ernest Hemingway

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The unexamined life is not worth living.


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The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.


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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


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Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.

--John Locke

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Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.

--John Herschel

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The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.

--Bryant H. McGill

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

--Arthur Erickson

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The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.

--Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

--John Dewey

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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.

--Simone de Beauvoir

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All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self knowledge.

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

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.

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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.

--Abraham Maslow

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Whoever despises himself nonetheless respects himself as one who despises.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

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He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

--Benjamin Franklin

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Man conquers the world by conquering himself.

--Zeno of Citium

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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.

--Hermann Hesse

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Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.

--Rene Descartes

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I can last two months on a good compliment.

--Mark Twain

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Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.

--James Allen

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Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.

--Bruce Lee

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How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.

--Alexandre Dumas

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The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

--Albert Einstein

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A man who loves himself takes the first step towards real love.


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Envy is an insult to oneself.

--Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.


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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.

--James E. Faust

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

--Unknown Author

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Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.

--Adolf Loos

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Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.

--Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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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.

--Emanuel Steward

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The delights of self-discovery are always available.

--Gail Sheehy

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Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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.

--Julien Green

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If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet.

--Neil Simon

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Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.

--Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.


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.

--Alan Alda

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Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.

--Amit Ray

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If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.

--Eckhart Tolle

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Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

--Les Brown

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A wise man travels to discover himself.

--James Russell Lowell

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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.

--Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Maybe you have to live under cover for a while before you can find your true character.

--Hugo Hamilton

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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.

--Walter Scott

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

--Jiddu Krishnamurti

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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.

--Kilroy J. Oldster

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This is the journey of your life. Don't try to explain it to others, because only you can see it.

--Nitin Namdeo

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The journey to a peaceful and blessed life begins when you take 100 percent responsibility for your life instead of blaming others.

--Nitin Namdeo

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The journey of life is not about the destination but about exploration.

--Nitin Namdeo

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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?

--Kilroy J. Oldster

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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.

--Jacqueline Edgington

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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?

--Mary Vraa

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The journey we're on is as vast and sacred as the stars in the night sky.

--Bert McCoy

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It is not how much you love someone, but who you are when you are with him.

--Anne Tyler

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I believe that self-discovery is an ongoing thing.

--Kevin Abstract

Longer Version:

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.

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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.

--Alexandra Stoddard

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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.

--Daniela Vega

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It's important to let kids be themselves and to let them make mistakes. Self-discovery goes a long way.

--Kristin Cavallari

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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.

--Asia Kate Dillon

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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.

--Will Smith

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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.

--Barry Long

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Strive to close the eyes of the body and open those of the soul and look into your own heart.

--Teresa of Avila

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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.

--Andre Gide

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We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.

--Luc de Clapiers

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Each man's life represents a road toward himself.

--Hermann Hesse

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If you aren't sure who you are, you might as well work on who you want to be.

--Robert Breault

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No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.

--Thomas Mann

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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.

--Frederick Lenz

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

--D. H. Lawrence

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All education is self-discovery.

--Ray Bradbury

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One must know one's own secret.

--Swami Nithyananda


If you would find gold, you must search where gold is.

--William Juneau

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



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.

--Frederick Lenz

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Souls have different journeys. The best thing to know is, not what everybody else does, but what you do. Self-discovery essentially is finding your own dharma, your own rhythm.

--Frederick Lenz

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

--Colleen Hoover

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

--Kelly Cutrone

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

--Adi Alsaid

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In suffering we find our truest selves.

--Jessie Burton

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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.

--David Levithan

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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.

--Damon Galgut

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

--Angela Flournoy

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Gratification comes when you help someone else.

--Trenice Carter

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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.

--Thomas Lloyd Qualls

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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?

--Rabbi Saul Rubin

Arizona landscape

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.

--Thomas Szasz

desert under blue skies

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.

--Terrence Rafferty

body of water under blue sky with stars

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.

--Viktor Frankl

silhouette of mountains during starry night

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


blue wall bricks

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.

--Steve Maraboli

person in black jacket standing on beach during daytime

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.

--Marc Chernoff

sunset over hill

No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

pink umbrella

I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision.

--Eleanor Roosevelt

aerial view of river in between green trees during daytime

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.

--Henri Frederic Amiel

laughing woman photo

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.

--Tegan Quin

person holding white and yellow flower painting

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.

--Dolly Parton

person holding glass globe beside water falls

We wish you a perfect day!