Self Discovery Quotes (805 quotes)
Finding Yourself Sayings and Quotes
It was hard to answer with a specific event or date, but now that I look back, I do remember being very influenced by a little book of quotes. This little book was one of my first introductions to some great thinkers of the world — Thoreau, Gandhi, Jung, Goethe, and many others. These are some special quotes that focus on the challenge and satisfaction of digging deep into your own mind, the trials and tribulations of getting to know yourself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Is it that gap year backpacking trip in Europe? Those strange years in college between adolescence and finding your place in productive society? Is it a struggle to find your place in the world, or is it more of an internal battle to become comfortable with who you are? Is it coming to grips with your own mortality? Is it finding work you truly love? Oscar Wilde Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old finding yourself quotes, finding yourself sayings, and finding yourself proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. Thomas Szasz.