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Thyself Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Thyself

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Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Related topics: Wisdom

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me:
take me to Thyself,
that I may be Thine and Thine only.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.
- Jean de La Fontaine

And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every
act of thy life as if it were the last.
- Marcus Aurelius

Be charitable and indulge to everyone,
but thyself.
- Joseph Joubert

Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
- Edward Young

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast
not charity for thy neighbor.
- Francis Quarles

First get an absolute conquest over thyself,
and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
- Thomas Fuller

Compare not thyself with those that have less than thyself,
but look on those that have far exceeded thee.
- William Gurnall

Be able to be alone.
Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
- Thomas Browne

Know thyself.
A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly.
Whoever studies himself arrest his own development.
A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
- Andre Gide

'Know thyself' is a good saying, but not in all situations.
In many it is better to say 'know others.'
- Menander

Only trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee.
- William Penn

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself;
the true unhappiness is in doing it.
- Democritus

Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is
not quiet until it rests in Thee.
- Saint Augustine

If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger;
it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast,
or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
- Alexander Pope

Find fault with thyself rather than with others.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light.
Above all things reverence thyself.
- Pythagoras

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

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience
are the natural lot of mortals,
and there will be no room for discontent,
neither for despair.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God
than a deep search after learning.
- Thomas Kempis

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
- Confucius

When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself,
though there is no witness.
- Ausonius

Be thou incapable of change in that which is right,
and men will rely upon thee.
Establish unto thyself principles of action;
and see that thou ever act according to them.
First know that thy principles are just,
and then be thou.
- Akhenaton

Observe constantly that all things take place by change,
and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of
the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are,
and to make new things like them.
- Marcus Aurelius

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart,
don't know how to laugh either
- Golda Meir

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

The WORK
1.Is it true?
2.Can you absolutely know that it's true?
3.How do you react when you think that thought?
4.Who would you be without the thought?
- Byron Katie

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's a game, all you have to do is know how to play it.
- Anonymous

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW
is only a small step and quickly taken.
- Mark Twain

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much they care.
- John C. Maxwell

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Assumptions are beliefs that don't know they are beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves.
They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism.
- Osho

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

We humans feel an instinctive need to know
what is coming next - what we can count upon.
We fear change - even the most positive change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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