You have self-knowledge when you know who you are.
Let’s look at some of the greatest quotes about self-knowledge.
Top 10 Self Knowledge Quotes
Know thyself. ~ Greek Proverb.
Know one, know all. ~ Upanishads.
Be what you know you are. ~ Pindar.
Only the shallow know themselves. ~ Oscar Wilde.
I know everything except myself. ~ Francois Villon.
The only journey is the one within. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke.
In his private heart no man respects himself. ~ Mark Twain.
I observe myself and thus understand the others. ~ Lao Tzu.
Self-Knowledge is the Jewel of all Knowledge. ~ Serena Jade.
Wisest is she who knows she does not know. ~ Jostein Gaarder.
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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. ~ Albert Einstein.
I know who I am without anyone there to tell me. ~ Leigh Bardugo.
Self-knowledge is the foundation of real success. ~ Rachel Simmons.
Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. ~ Rumi.
The delights of self-discovery are always available. ~ Gail Sheehy.
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away. ~ Wolfgang Goethe.
All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self-knowledge. ~ Bruce Lee.
Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement. ~ Spanish Proverb.
Without knowledge of self, there is no knowledge of God. ~ John Calvin.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself. ~ Rumi.
A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power. ~ Mark Rutherford.
You never know yourself till you know more than your body. ~ Thomas Traherne.
To enter into your own mind you need to be armed to the teeth. ~ Paul Valery.
He who knows others is wise, but he who knows himself is enlightened. ~ Lao-Tzu.
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. ~ Jean-Luc Godard.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like. ~ Anton Chekhov.
Short Self Knowledge Quotes
Nothing human is finally calculable; even to ourselves we are strange. ~ Gore Vidal.
There are 10 men in me and I do not know or understand one of them. ~ Carl Sandburg.
Lack of sensitivity is perhaps basically an unawareness of ourselves. ~ Eric Hoffer.
Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you? ~ Rumi.
If knowledge is power, then self-knowledge is empowerment. ~ Pedro Gaspar Fernandes.
All the information I have about myself is from forged documents. ~ Vladimir Nabokov.
The artist who becomes thoroughly aware consequently ceases to be one. ~ Henry Miller.
Know thyself. Nothing in excess. The Self is required to balance the Self. ~ Blum Ralph.
There is someone who is living my life. And I know nothing about him. ~ Luigi Pirandello.
Meaningful Self Knowledge Quotes
Self-knowledge is not knowledge but a story one tells about oneself. ~ Simone De Beauvoir.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing. ~ Voltaire.
It is difficult to know yourself; it is easy to give advice to others. ~ Thales of Miletus.
He who overcomes others is strong, but he who overcomes himself is mightier still. ~ Lao-Tzu.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~ Malcolm Forbes Jr.
To become what one is, one must not have the faintest idea what one is. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
Quotes about Self Knowledge
To know yourself, see how others do, to know others’ look into your own heart. ~ Sydney Smiles.
Before a man can wake up and find himself famous he has to wake up and find himself. ~ Unknown.
Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke.
Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self. ~ Franz Kafka.
We can only ever know ourselves, and by doing so honestly, we come to know the world. ~ Jen Knox.
The greatest tragedy that can befall a man is never to know who he really is. ~ James Carlos Blake.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. ~ Virginia Woolf.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe. ~ Alexander Pope.
If self-knowledge is the road to virtue, so is virtue still more the road to self-knowledge. ~ Jean Paul.
Best Self Knowledge Quotes
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. ~ Karl Jung.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~ Lao-Tzu.
Having failed to conquer myself, my best hope now is to arrange an alliance with myself. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant.
To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge. ~ Confucius.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect. ~ Lao Tzu.
Look within. Within is the fountain of the good, and it will ever bubble up, if you wilt ever dig. ~ Marcus Aurelius.
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore. ~ C. JoyBell C.
Deep Self Knowledge Quotes
Young man, the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered that I was not God. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
I believe in knowing who you are but without limiting yourself to your own expectation of who you are. ~ Charlotte Eriksson.
One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self: of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.
When men ask me how I know so much about men, they get a simple answer: everything I know about men, I learned from me. ~ Anton Chekhov.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us. ~ St. Teresa of Avila.
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion. ~ Aldοus Huxley.
Self-improvement without self-love is like building a house upon the sand. You can build and build, but it will always sink. ~ Vironika Tugaleva.
Powerful Self Knowledge Quotes
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.
This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined. ~ Rumi.
If you know who you are, this knowledge will attract people in all types of situations and circumstances to support your intentions and ideas. ~ Sunday Adelaja.
Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas.
So this ends our list of 70 Quotes about Self Knowledge.