Knowing Oneself Quotes (96 quotes)
Knowing Yourself Quotes and Sayings
Many of our greatest thinkers wrote about the importance of understanding ourselves and living authentically. Well-intentioned parents sometimes try to mold us into who they want us to be, rather than who we really are. Some of us become people-pleasers and some become stoic and cut off from our feelings and inner experiences. Be honest and transparent anyway. The choice to be honest.
One of the greatest and most famous Greek philosophers, Socrates is considered the first moral philosopher and one of the founders of Western philosophy. Socrates wanted to establish an ethical system that would be based on human reason rather than the theological doctrine of the time. He strongly believed that the greatest leaders are the ones who possess knowledge, virtue and a complete understanding of themselves. Although admired during his time, many felt that Socrates threatened their way of life — and soon he was sentenced to death and forced to drink a mixture of poison hemlock. He did this without hesitation, as he did not fear death. He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "know-thyself" Showing of That I see and feel who I really am, the most! I think that's what a comet is like, you see, a comet is born in the outer realms of the universe! But it's only when it ventures too close to our sun or to other stars that it releases the blazing "tail" behind it and shoots brazen through the heavens! And meteors become sucked into our atmosphere before they burst like firecrackers and realize that they're shooting stars!