62+ Best Self-Discovery Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Self discovery should be an important goal for everyone. Some people go through life playing a role to mask who they really are. Inspirational self-discovery quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

If you’re searching for best quotes about happiness and encouraging freedom quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of famous this too shall pass quotes, inspiring better days quotes and powerful good luck quotes.

Most Famous Self-Discovery Quotes

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle

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

We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them discover it within themselves. Galileo Galilei

I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy. Marco Pierre White

Daydreaming incubates creative discovery. Daniel Goleman

To be truly free you have to be aware of who you truly are. Nitin Namdeo

Be true to who you want to be by taking the journey within and discovering who you truly are.

The greatest discoveries have come from people who have looked at a standard situation and seen it differently. Ira Erwin

Discovery is one more way of finding answers. Anonymous

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Jim Rohn

I’m an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery. Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. Albert Szent Gyorgi

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

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish. Chuck Palahniuk

empowering self-discovery quotes

The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive. Bill Watterson

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant

We discover in others what others hide from us, and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves. Marquis de Vauvenarques

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

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

powerful self-discovery quotes

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. Frank Herbert

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them. Thomas Merton

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin

Writing, like life itself is a voyage of discovery. Henry Miller

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. Isaac Newton

popular self-discovery quotes

He who never made a mistake never made a discovery. Samuel Smiles

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin

There is no discovery without risk an what you risk reveals what you value. Jeanette Winterson

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei

Sometimes you need to get lost in order to discover anything. Katie Knovinsky

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. Alexander Smith

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent. Isaac Newton

After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. Alan Watts

Physicist Albert Einstein playing the violin

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward. Arthur Koestler

Discovery is the fuel of competitive advantage. Jay Abraham

Inspirational Self Discovery Quotes

Learning is the discovery that something is possible. Fritz Perls

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. A.A. Milne

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. Tom Krause

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better. C. JoyBell C.

Intuition is more important to discovery than logic. Henri Poincare

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters, Amit Ray

If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are. Kristin Hannah

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder. Albert Einstein

We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go. Anonymous

Without being aware, I think I was being indoctrinated into what was called Vitalism, the idea that what makes life worth living, the good life consists of accepting challenges, solving problems, discovery, personal growth, personal change. Edmund Phelps

By mutual confidence and mutual aid great deeds are done, and great discoveries made. Homer

The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts. Bryant H. McGill

One of the greatest discoveries a makn makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t. Henry Ford

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James

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

Bottom line is, even if you see ’em coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are. Joss Whedon

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. C.G. Jung

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

Writing is an incessant process of discovery. Robert Hass

People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. Blaise Pascal

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. Alexander Graham Bell

There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made. Richard Feynman

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. Albert Szent Gyorgyi

When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. Maya Angelou

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

There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you. Michelle Sandlin

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