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173 Enlightening Quotes About Finding Yourself

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The journey of finding yourself is a life long journey.

But by becoming more aware of who you really are, it can set you up on the path to achieving all of your dreams.

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Top 10 Quotes About Finding Yourself

Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

Joseph Campbell
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We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

T.S. Elliot
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To find yourself, think for yourself.

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In the end, you don’t so much find yourself as you find someone who knows who you are.

Robert Brault
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I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.

Maya Angelou
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You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.

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If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

Jim Rohn
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Be who you are, and find yourself so you can be your own person and enjoy life with no regret.

Bonnie Zackson Koury
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Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.

Mandy Hale
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Whether you think you can or you think you can’t… You’re right.

Henry Ford
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More Quotes About Finding Yourself

Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going. Sam Levenson

A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

The one who says it’s not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.

Tricia Cunningham

The longer I love, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Frank Lloyd Wright

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision. Eleanor Roosevelt

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing that’s why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar

Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys . Henri Frederic Amiel

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it… The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela

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

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.

Jerry Gillies

Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things. Jim Rohn

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. Ray Goforth

Who am I? Ask and start your journey within. Anonymous

When you make the finding yourself even if you’re the last person on Earth to see the light you’ll never forget it. Carl Sagan

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I’m just going to be myself. Mariah Carey

It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die. S. I. Hayakawa

Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do. Menander

Somehow, we’ll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.

Brandon Sanderson

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. Amos Bronson Alcott

Don’t count the days, make the days count. Muhammad Ali

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. Clifton Fadiman

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. Stephen R. Covey

Doubt kills more Dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem

Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying. Robert Terwilliger

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.

Eckhart Tolle

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine

The longest journey is the journey inward. Dag Hannarskjold

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. James A. Michener

There’s only so much you can do of trying, finding yourself very close to getting a part and then not getting it. Dominic Cooper

Live out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen R. Covey

Know thyself” If I knew myself, I’d run away. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You’ve got to know yourself so you can at last be yourself. D. H. Lawrence

There is more to myself than anyone has so far discovered.


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Gandhi

It’s a life’s journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else. Mariska Hargitay

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. Albert Einstein

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. George Moore

Motivational Quotes About Finding Yourself

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung

You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendour of your own light. Rumi

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

The only journey is the journey within. Rainer Maria Rilke

I will tell you the secret of getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful and you try to be very fearful when others are greedy. Warren Buffett

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Lao Tzu

I wasn’t searching for something or someone….I was searching for me. Carrie Bradshaw

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. Pablo Picasso

When you fight yourself to discover the real you, there is only one winner. Stephen Richards

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

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. Lao-Tzu

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau

One does not ‘find oneself’ by pursuing one’s self, but on the contrary by pursuing something else and learning through discipline or routine… who one is and wants to be. May Sarton

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale

Finding oneself and one’s path is like waking up on a foggy day. Be patient, and presently the fog will clear and that which has always been there can be seen. The path is already there to follow. Rasheed Ogunlaru

Discover Thy-self. Anonymous

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

Joseph Campbell

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. Richard Wright

A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere. La Rochefoucauld

In suffering we find our truest selves. Jesie Burton

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. Blaise Pascal

The journey toward self-discovery is life’s greatest adventure. Arianna Huffington

Remember to muster up your courage and silence your fear. Suze Orman

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha

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. Henry David Thoreau

You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination things start to happen.

Sophia Amoruso

Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Matthew Arnold

When you’re committed to something you accept no excuses only results! Kenneth H. Blanchard

Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you. Mooji

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

Your real self may be hiding somewhere, look for it within, when you find yourself, you can freely be what you want to be. Michael Bassey Johnson

Someday, somewhere anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life. Pablo Neruda

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. Robert Kiyosaki

Go find yourself first So you can also find me. Rumi

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus

When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are invincible. Tina Lifford

It’s not about finding a home so much as finding yourself. Jason Behr

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Les Brown

It always seems impossible until it is done. Nelson Mandela

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. George Bernard Shaw

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


No one knows who Peter Parker is. People just know who Spider-Man is. When you get that in the mix of growing up and finding yourself, that’s more of a relatable tone than being Captain America and having the country’s weight on your shoulders. Jacob Batalon

Inspirational Quotes About Finding Yourself

The only way to find yourself is when you start being true to everyone around you. Unknown

The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself. Myles Munroe

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

John Wooden

Once you’ve started down that road to self-discovery, no matter how treacherous the path before you, you can’t turn back. The universe doesn’t allow it. Lisa Unger

Don’t spend all of your time trying to FIND yourself. Spend your time CREATING yourself into a person that you’ll be proud of. Sonya Parker

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Napoleon Hill

Lose yourself wholly; and the more you lose, the more you will find. Catherine Of Siena

You learn to speak by speaking, to run by running, to work by working; and just so you learn to love… by loving. Francis De Sales

When I was years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life. John Lennon

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. Jean de La Fontaine

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge comes by taking things apart: analysis. But wisdom comes by putting things together. John A. Morrison

Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn

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

What you have to find is, yourself first. Nishi De Silva

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. Maya Angelou

When you combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination things start to happen. Sophia Amoruso

If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found. Anonymous

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Lolly Daskal

One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings. Satish Kumar

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. Benjamin Franklin

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. Oscar Wilde

The very nature of creativity is coming up with things that have never been tried before. Shelly Lazarus

Don’t worry about finding your soul mate. Find yourself. Jason Evert

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search. Maxwell Maltz

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

Sometimes we must lose ourselves to find ourselves.

Sonny Long

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of. Michel de Montaigne

Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Unknown

Discovering who you are today is the first step to being who you will be tomorrow. Destiny’s Odyssey

When we find a purpose that is bigger than ourselves, we become more powerful in our ability to create. Jack Delosa

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. Ralph Marston

Don’t spend all of your time trying to FIND yourself. Spend your time CREATING yourself into a person that you’ll be proud of. Sonya Parker

The man who has no imagination has no wings. Muhammad Ali

You’ve got to find yourself first. Everything else’ll follow. Charles De Lint

Find out who you are and do it on purpose. Dolly Parton

Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul?

Theodore Roethke

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. Muhammad Ali

Not all dreamers are winners, but all winners are dreamers. Mark Gorman

All the wonders you seek are within yourself. Thomas Browne

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao Tzu

I have not failed. I’ve just found , ways that won’t work. Thomas A. Edison

The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart. Julien Green

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. Thomas Szasz

Self-discovery often happens when we move out of our comfort zone and change the norm. Fola O’Martins

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

Henry Miller

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar                                                                                                    

You never find yourself until you face the truth. Pearl Bailey

Our greatest fear in life shouldn’t be of failure, but of succeeding at things that don’t really matter. Francis Chan

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs. Tony Gaskins

Know thyself. Socrates

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

I feel the older I get, the more I’m learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it’s all about finding yourself.

Ringo Starr

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. Kristin Hannah

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E Cummings

Life is a school where you learn how to remember what your soul already knows. Anonymous

The pessimists are usually right, but it’s the optimists that change the world. Thomas Friedman

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. William Butler Yeats

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

James A. Froude

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. Oscar Wilde

Each man’s life represents a road toward himself. Herman Hesse

Find yourself first-like yourself first-love yourself FIRST & friendship & love will naturally find YOU. Mandy Hale

If you’re being ignored, that’s a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery. Lykke Li

Don’t worry about finding your soul mate. Find yourself. Jason Evert

The story ends up being a journey of self-discovery. Elijah Wood

It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. H.W. Shaw

Whatever it takes to find the real you, don’t be daunted if the rest of the world looks on in shock.

Stephen Richards

We lose ourselves in things we love. We find ourselves there, too. Kristin Martz

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

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman

A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind. Unkown

I was once afraid of people saying Who does she think she is? Now I have the courage to stand and say, This is who I am.

Oprah Winfrey

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. Unknown

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Once you have truly found yourself you can do powerful things in life.

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