88+ Best Finding Yourself Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Finding yourself is searching for your purpose in life, the reason of your existence. It is knowing yourself through your priceless daily experiences. Famous finding yourself quotes will show you that the greatest adventure of our lives is discovering who we really are.

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Finding Yourself Quotes

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle

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

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

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

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. – Hugh Prather

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

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

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

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

The only journey is the journey within. – Rainer Maria Rilke

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul? – Theodore Roethke

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

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

To find yourself, think for yourself. – Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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 best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Man can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as… from a lack of bread. – Richard Wright

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

No matter if you think you can, or you think you can’t… You’re right. – Henry Ford

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes we must lose ourselves to find ourselves. – Sonny Long

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

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want. – Mark Twain

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. – Maya Angelou

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. – Dorothy Bryant

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

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

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

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

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

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. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

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

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

The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man. – Cicero

Be who you are and find yourself so you can be your own person and enjoy life with no regret. – Bonnie Zackson Koury

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

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

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

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

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

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

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

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. – James Thurber

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

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

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

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

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

We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us. – Jean-Paul Sartre

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

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. – James A. Froude

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

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

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

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

There are… things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF. – Mandy Hale

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

If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.

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

Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. – Carl G. Jung

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

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

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

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

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

All wonders you seek are within yourself. – Sir Thomas Browne

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

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

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 Wilhelm Nietzsche

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