Inspirational Quotes About Self Discovery

Today in our collection are self discovery quotes from famous personalities like Aristotle, Nelson Mandela, Lewis Carroll. These quotes will inspire you to know yourself and start you on your new self discovery journey.

Self Discovery Quotes

“Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.”  ~Gerard Way

“The question is never ‘who am I?’ It’s ‘who do I want to be?”  ~Dianna Hardy

“Reading and life are not separate but symbiotic. And for this serious task of imaginative discovery and selfdiscovery, there is and remains one perfect symbol: the printed book.”  ~Julian Barnes

“Painting is self discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”  ~Jackson Pollock

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”  ~Rumi

“You don’t just read a book to find adventure. You read a book to find yourself.”  ~C.E. Dimond

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”  ~Nelson Mandela

“I searched for a deeper existence. What I found was myself. The next moment the journey towards self discovery began all over again.”  ~Matthew Donnelly

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”  ~Aristotle

“Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.”  ~Amit Ray

Quotes On Self Discovery

“Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find.”  ~E.L. Konigsburg

“Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.”  ~G.I. Gurdjieff

“Once you’ve recognized your own limits, you’ve raised yourself to a higher level of being, since you’re closer to the real you…”  ~Banana Yoshimoto

“The more you learn about other people, the more you understand yourself; and the more you understand yourself, the more you understand other people.”  ~Father Brown

“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”  ~Marcus Aurelius

“In suffering we find our truest selves.”  ~Jessie Burton

“I believe one has to escape oneself to discover oneself.”  ~Rabih Alameddine

“When you know the knower within, you don’t need to know further. When you know the meditator within, you don’t need to meditate further. When you truly know the worshiper in you, you are to be worshiped.”  ~Amit Ray

“Maybe you have to live under cover for a while before you can find your true character.”  ~David Levithan

“A wise man travels to discover himself.”  ~James Russell Lowell

Quote About Self Discovery

“The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.”  ~Floriano Martins

“But there was a difference between being stuck and choosing to stay. Between being found and finding yourself.”  ~Martina Boone

“Have love for your inner Self and everything else is done for you.”  ~Amit Ray

“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”  ~Colleen Hoover

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”  ~Ralph Ellison

“We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.”  ~Walter Scott

“The need to prove who you are will vanish once you know who you are.”  ~Danielle Pierre

“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”  ~Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”  ~Lewis Carroll

“The Way to do is to be.”  ~Lao Tzu

Famous Quotes About Self Discovery

“You find out who you are by figuring out who and what you’re not.”  ~Kelly Cutrone

“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”  ~Marianne Williamson

“If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.”  ~Amit Ray

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”  ~Ralph Ellison

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi

“The only journey is the one within.”  ~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I wondered how that felt, to really like yourself. And I wondered why some people didn’t like themselves and others did. Maybe that’s just the way it was.”  ~Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”  ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self.”  ~Søren Kierkegaard

“Explore your sacred mind.”  ~Lailah Gifty Akita

“The delights of self discovery are always available.” ~Gail Sheehy

“He found solace in what he wrote. It was an attempt to discover who he was at the moment.”  ~Brian Krans

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