Discovering Your True Self Quotes by Saint Augustine, Lucille Ball, Henry David Thoreau, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jerry Gillies, Oscar Wilde and many others.
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
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.
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
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.