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Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can.

Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life.

Thales was asked what was most difficult to man; he answered: "To know one's self."

The basic experience of everyone is the experience of human limitation.

The deeper interior you have the more you have in your library.

The delights of self-discovery are always available.

The first step to self-knowledge is self-distrust. Nor can we attain to any kind of knowledge, except by a like process. See quote detail

The happy man is he who knows his limitations, yet bows to no false gods.

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.

The precept, "Know yourself," was not solely intended to obviate the pride of mankind; but likewise that we might understand our own worth.

The sexes in each species of beings . . . are always true equivalents-equals but not identicals.

The surest sign of fitness is success.

The unexamined life is not worth living.

There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.

There is a potential heroine in every woman.

There is a solitude which each and every one of us has always carried within. More inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains, more profound than the midnight sea: the solitude of self.

There is no disappointment we endure one-half so great as what we are to ourselves.

There is no good reason why we should not develop and change until the last day we live.

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.

Though I have no productive worth, I have a certain value as an indestructible quantity.


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