February 16

36 Quotes Prove Self-Awareness Is the Solution to Your Problem



1. "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." – Aristotle

2. "To find yourself, think for yourself." – Socrates

3. "To thine own self be true." – Shakespeare

4. "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." – Carl Jung

5. "Everything will line up perfectly when knowing, and living the truth becomes more important than looking good."

 — Alan Cohen

6. "I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them."

 — Judith Wright

7. "We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be."

— May Sarton

8. "Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance."

— Brené Brown 

9. "Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen."

— Brené Brown

10. "Be yourself — not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be."

— Henry David Thoreau

11. "Don't be confused between what people say you are and who you know you are."

– Oprah

12. "Finding your passion isn't just about careers and money. It's about finding your authentic self. The one you've buried beneath other people's needs."

— Kristen Hannah

12. "If you got you, you got it ." 

— Denette Marie Covarrubias 

13. "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

– E.E. Cummings

14. "Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have."
― Doris Mortman

15. "Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world."
― Ramana Maharshi

16. "The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer."

 ― Adam Smith

17. Whoever denies me, it shall not trouble me;Whoever accepts me, he or she shall be blessed, and shall bless me."

 ― Walt Whitman

18. "No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself."
― Pythagoras

19."One has to know the size of one's stomach."

 ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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

– Carl Jung

21. "Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people."

– Carl Jung

22. "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate."

-Carl Jung

23. "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."

-Carl Jung

23. "I am not born with special privileges, circumstances, or intelligence. I am born me, that's my advantage.

- Denette Marie Covarrubias

24. "An unexamined life not worth living "

- Socrates

25. "Man know thyself: then thou shalt know the universe and god."

– Pythagoras

26. "There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self."

 – Benjamin Franklin

27. "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."

-Saint Augustine

28. "When I discover who I am, I'll be free."

– Ralph Ellison

29. "The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance."

 - Nathaniel Branden

30. "What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself." - Abraham Maslow

31. At the center of your being, you have the answer, you know who you are, and you know what you want.

-Lao Tzu

32. And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?


33. "I need more of me like lungs need air; I am breath taken."

- Denette Marie Covarrubias

34. "We learn our belief systems as very little children, and then we move through life, creating experiences to match our beliefs. Look back in your own life and notice how often you have gone through the same experience."

-Louise L. Hay.

35. If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

– The Gospel of Thomas.

36. To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

– E.E. Cummings, A Miscellany 

About the author 

Denette Marie Covarrubias

Denette Marie Covarrubias shares everything she's learned about becoming a highly effective connector of personality to the soul's deepest desires to manifest what you want with determination & clarity. She's the Author of When Ant Turns Elephant , a book about self-awareness & self-deception. The creator of www.Dennector.com , a place to get connected with your needs and goals. She's also the co-founder of Thrive Theme Website, a Digital Marketing company specializing in conversion-focused websites and SEO.

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