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In other living creatures the ignorance of themselves is nature, but in men it is a vice.

It is doubtless a vice to turn one's eyes inward too much, but I am my own comedy and tragedy.

It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient, too.

It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.

It's imposssible to discover who you really are if you limit what you are willing to find out about yourself to only what you want to know. See quote detail

It's not our disadvantages or shortcomings that are ridiculous, but rather the studious way we try to hide them, and our desire to act as if they did not exist.

It's this no-nonsense side of women that is pleasant to deal with. They are the real sportsmen.

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

Learn what you are and be such.

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.

Long ago I understood that it wasn't merely my being a woman that was preventing my being welcomed into the world of what I long thought of as my peers. It was that I had succeeded in an undertaking few men have even attempted: I have become myself.

Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.

Long tresses down to the floor can be beautiful, if you have that, but learn to love what you have.

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.

My knowledge of myself is direct, synthetic, from within outwards; my knowledge of other persons is indirect, analytical, from outside inwards. My knowledge of myself starts at the core; that of others at the crust. See quote detail

Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves - so how can we know anyone else?

No man ever understands quite his own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge.

No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.

No one can figure out your worth but you.


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