Philosopher Quotes About Self

 Looking for a little wisdom and insight? Check out these philosopher quotes about self. They offer some great perspective on the importance of being mindful of our own thoughts and feelings. Plus, who doesn’t love a good quote? Enjoy!

Philosopher Quotes About Self


Philosopher Quotes About Self


1. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom – Aristole


2. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. – Lao Tzu


3. I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. – Aristotle


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


5. The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge – Plato


6. Be that self which one truly is. – Soren Kierkegaard 


7. To find yourself think for yourself – Socrates


8. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power – Lao Tzu


9. Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself – Ludwig Wittgenstein


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10. The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain. – Buddha


Other Great Quotes About Self

Philosopher Quotes About Self



Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. – M. Scott Peck  


A friend is, as it were, a second self. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second. – Ramana Maharshi


Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. – Eleanor Roosevelt 


Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become. – Maxwell Maltz


The cause of suffering is that the unbounded Self is overshadowed by the world. – Patanjali

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