91+ Best Self Awareness Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Awareness is knowledge that something exists, or understanding of a situation or subject at the present time based on information or experience. Profoundly inspirational self awareness quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Self Awareness Quotes

In our personal lives, if we do not develop our own self awareness and become responsible for first creations, we empower other people and circumstances to shape our lives by default. Stephen Covey

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Brontë

Self awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad. Debbie Ford

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

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung

When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t. Jodi Picoult

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

But you can’t get away from yourself. You can’t decide not to see yourself anymore. You can’t decide to turn off the noise in your head. Jay Asher

I am no bird, and no net ensnares me I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Brontë

To say I love you one must know first how to say the I. Ayn Rand

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Gautama Buddha

There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors. J. Michael Straczynski

Self awareness is not just relaxation and not just meditation. It must combine relaxation with activity and dynamism. Technology can aid that. Deepak Chopra

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me. Hermann Hesse

We must each lead a way of life with self awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens, we will have no regrets. Dalai Lama

The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore. C. JoyBell C.

Working together on solving something requires a high level of humility and a high level of self awareness. Paul Polman

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

The surest way to lose sight of who you are is to constantly compare yourself to others. Tom Krause

I think you still have no idea. The effect you can have. Suzanne Collins

We have self centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall. Joko Beck

Strong people have a strong sense of self worth and self awareness; they don’t need the approval of others. Roy T. Bennett

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself. Thales

Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize? Marcus Aurelius

Self awareness allows you to self correct. Bill Hybels

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides. André Malraux

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. Daniel Goleman

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray

The final mystery is oneself. Oscar Wilde

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl R. Rogers

A workplace that encourages self awareness is an environment where the most productive, curious, and innovative people thrive. Neil Blumenthal

The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently. Pema Chödrön

It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others. Sydney J. Harris

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. Socrates

To know yourself, you must sacrifice the illusion that you already do. Vironika Tugaleva

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

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life. James Allen

The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people’s perception of you rather than people’s perception of you. Criss Jami

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me. Helen Keller

I love, because my love is not dependent on the object of love. My love is dependent on my state of being. So whether the other person changes, becomes different, friend turns into a foe, does not matter, because my love was never dependent on the other person. My love is my state of being. I simply love. Osho

The mind’s first step to self awareness must be through the body. George Sheehan

We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful. Eric Micha’el Leventhal

Humility is not about having a low self image or poor self esteem. Humility is about self awareness. Erwin Raphael McManus

As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you, the first time around. Oprah Winfrey

I think that’s the real loss of innocence the first time you glimpse the boundaries that will limit your potential. Steve Toltz

People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. Self awareness, which means awareness of their body, awareness of their mental space, awareness of their relationships not only with each other, but with life and the ecosystem. Deepak Chopra

The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying glass available. Theodor W. Adorno

You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. Ernest Hemingway

It is in the healing of self blame and judgement, that the self is liberated from the constraints of binding emotions. And you come to remember your true authentic self. Wendy E. Slater

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Gustav Jung

At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures be what he is. And, above all, accept these things. Albert Camus

Strong people have a strong sense of self worth and self awareness; they don’t need the approval of others. Roy T. Bennett

She was a wicked thing sometimes. All full of want. As if the shape of the world depended on her mood. As if she were important. Patrick Rothfuss

Self awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes. It enables you to keep growing.  Lawrence Bossidy

I suffer because my interactions with others do not meet the expectations I did not know I had. Jim McDonald

You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks. Amit Ray

Therefore do not deceive yourself! Of all deceivers fear most yourself! Søren Kierkegaard

I think self awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. Billie Jean King

If theater is ritual, then dance is too It’s as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you. Paulo Coelho

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

By now he had learned enough to know that when he was getting annoyed at somebody else, it was usually because there was something that he himself should be doing, and he wasn’t doing it. Lev Grossman

Just take this as a warning. Know that there’s always a price for not being yourself. Benilde Little

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. Meister Eckhart

I really explored self awareness and emotions through Green Lantern. It might sound goofy, but I do believe that emotions have power. We’re all driven by something, and most of that is emotional reaction. For me, it was about recognizing my self awareness. Geoff Johns

We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too. And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance. Wally Lamb

Honest self understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions. C. Terry Warner

Your Heavenly Father’s love elevates you to a place where you can dream big dreams where you can live with purpose, unafraid. Gregory Dickow

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

My desire for knowledge is intermittent; but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant. Henry David Thoreau

Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be. Heath L. Buckmaster

The main thing in life is to know your own mind. Tove Jansson

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself. Ursula K. Le Guin

I am metaphysical being, mystical and emotional, skeptical and cynical, happy and boisterous, loud and bawdy, quiet and melancholy, tender and cruel, full of mirth and despair. Inherent inconsistences mark me as part of nature, which is neither cruel nor fair, or reliable or predictable. Kilroy J. Oldster

You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks. Amit Ray

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

I think self awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. Billie Jean King

Free will is an illusion. Our wills are simply not of our own making. Sam Harris

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

You need to remember that. If you’re to have decent lives, you have to know who you are and what lies ahead of you, every one of you. Kazuo Ishiguro

Just take this as a warning. Know that there’s always a price for not being yourself. Benilde Little

How to get rid of ego as dictator and turn it into messenger and servant and scout, to be in your service, is the trick. Joseph Campbell

Honest self understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions. C. Terry Warner

I’ve never had inner turmoil about all this. You find a lot of people these days who cannot stand to be alone. You could lock me up in solitary for weeks on end, and I’d keep myself amused. Keith Richards

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

When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement. Max Ernst

Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be. Heath L. Buckmaster

If we cant laugh at ourselves, do we have the right to laugh at others? C.H. Hamel

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself. Ursula K. Le Guin

Don’t try to tell me what I am because I know what I am not. Dr. Amit Abraham

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