70+ 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

Consciousness has a specific location where experiences are presented to a central point of awareness. Daniel Dennett

Being aware is being aware of one’s own mind and the games it plays on itself. Robin Macnaughton

Awareness isn’t something mysterious that you must practice; it isn’t something that can be learned only from the speaker, or from some bearded gentlemen or other. Jiddu Krishnamurti 

You must live a life of self-consciousness always. Sunday Adelaja

Consciousness is a magician who controls the demon of will. Northrop Frye

An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans. Haile Selassie 

The awareness of our environment came progressively in all countries with different outlets. Jacques Yves Cousteau

To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are. Eric Hoffer

From the day an idea is conceptualized to the day the technology is built, carried out, and regulated, it’s important to have that human awareness. Fei-Fei Li

Awareness is the enemy of sanity, for once you hear the screaming, it never stops. Emilie Autumn

Awareness takes over from thinking. Instead of being in charge of your life, thinking becomes the servant of awareness. Eckhart Tolle

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It is forgivable to say nothing out of ignorance; it’s inexcusable to remain silent once awareness dawns. Joshua Ferris

Being watchful from moment to moment of all its thoughts, its feelings, its reactions, unconscious as well as conscious, the mind is constantly discovering the significance of its own activities, which is self-knowledge. Jiddu Krishnamurti 

Awareness returning home is awareness being enfolded by what it knows. John de Ruiter

The realization…made the nape of my neck feel like I’d just applied an ice pack. Sue Grafton. 

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

We can’t control what thoughts and emotions arise within us, nor can we control the universal truth that everything changes. But we can learn to step back and rest in the awareness of what’s happening. That awareness can be our refuge. Sharon Salzberg

To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else. Dalai Lama

Awareness precedes change. Robin Sharma

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance. Anthony De Mello

Don’t let a day go by without asking who you are each time you let a new ingredient to enter your awareness. Deepak Chopra

Awareness without emotion is a flame without fuel. John C. Norcross

Amazing Self Awareness Quotes

Awareness without action is worthless. Phil Mcgraw

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. Nathaniel Branden

Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. Nhat Hanh

Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them. Eckhart Tolle

The world is not a problem the problem is your unawareness. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The fear of death comes from limited awareness. Deepak Chopra

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest. Paul Cezanne

Only a spiritual being has awareness. Chick Corea

True self awareness means just that – being aware of our current sense of self and of all other aspects of ourselves from a position and perspective outside them all. Peter Wilberg

To say that the mind can or cannot be free from its conditioning is still part of its conditioning, but to observe that conditioning without saying either is a furthering of awareness—awareness of the whole process of thinking. Jiddu Krishnamurti 

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. James Thurber

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. Virginia Woolf

All your power is in your awareness of that power, and through holding that power in your consciousness. Rhonda Byrne

In the unconscious, one cannot judge because of the great darkness there, but in the conscious there is light, and so there are differences; there is a criterion in consciousness which gives one a measure by which to judge. C.G. Jung

A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness. Deepak Chopra

Creation wasn’t necessarily made for the sake of human consciousness, but consciousness is the human response to creation. Northrop Frye

Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it. Anthony De Mello

An awareness of one’s mortality can lead you to wake up and live an authentic, meaningful life. Bernie Siegel

We notice something–something to do with our well-being and our sense of who we are–that we didn’t notice before. This is awareness. Natalie Fee

Inspirational Self Awareness Quotes

Awareness isn’t mental or physical. It’s that to which the body and the mind appear. Greg Goode

People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not. Wayne Gerard Trotman

You notice a connection between your actions and how you fell. This is awareness energy at work. Natalie Fee

Our awareness is the key. It is our awareness more than our work effort that gets the right result right now. Mark Victor Hansen

Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world. Ramana Maharshi

If I’m mistaken about seeing something, it’s still true that I’m having an illusory experience; but how can I be mistaken about being conscious? Having an illusion implies being conscious. Daniel Dennett

Happiness and inevitably away from the thing that serves you most: your awareness of the present moment. Natalie Fee

Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept. Bertrand Russell 

To increase consciousness is to increase mobility by metaphor. Northrop Frye

Let the awareness of moreness be your mantra. Peter Wilberg

Consciousness intervenes in our action only to frustrate their execution; consciousness is a perpetual interrogation of life, it is perhaps the ruin of life. E.M. Cioran

You have to learn where your weaknesses end and your strengths starts or you will spend your life focusing on all that falls apart. Nikki Rowe

It’s unfortunate the reason that awareness is raised but it always makes you go back and look at your plan again. Don Maloney

Consciousness is the phenomenon whereby the universe’s very existence is made known. Roger Penrose

Being fully conscious of one’s whole process of thinking, and being able to go beyond tnat process, is awareness.  Jiddu Krishnamurti 

Such awareness is awareness of what is near and what is far, of what goes in what direction or goes in what place with respect to others and to all. V. Vycinas

Consciousness in a world which with or consciousness is only a mechanism: damn uncomfortable situation. Northrop Frye

In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves. Rolf Edberg

The same goes for your awareness. The freer you are from what brings you down, the more awareness you have have of what truly lifts you up: your real needs. Natalie Fee

Awareness means ‘having or showing realization, perception, or knowledge.’  Barbara Abbate

If your awareness was strong enough, you could change the fate of a whole world without ever leaving your room. Frederick Lenz

Awareness is a key ingredient in success. If you have it, teach it, if you lack it, seek it. Michael Kitson

To experience life fully means to be fully and directly aware of all that we are experiencing in an immediate, sensuous and bodily way. Peter Wilberg

Becoming aware of your internal dialogues, feelings, emotions, thoughts, and images is a part of the process of self-discovery along the road to awareness. Barbara Abbate

Consciousness is the awareness of the power that you have over your thoughts. Barbara Abbate

The ego, the subject of consciousness, comes into existence as a complex quantity which is constituted partly by the inherited disposition and partly by unconsciously acquired impressions and their attendant phenomena. C.G. Jung

To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one’s being added to that being. William James

Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become. John O’Donohue

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