Knowing thyself, that is the greatest wisdom.— Galileo Galilei
Authentic Know Thyself quotations
The first thing you have to know is yourself.
A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
The aim of human life is to know thyself.
Think for yourself. Question authority. Think with your friends. Create, create new realities. Philosophy is a team sport. Philosophy is the ultimate, the ultimate aphrodisiac pleasure. Learning how to operate your brain, learning how to operate your mind, learning how to redesign chaos
Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.
All too willingly man sees himself as the centre of the universe, as something not belonging to the rest of nature but standing apart as a different and higher being. Many people cling to this error and remain deaf to the wisest command ever given by a sage, the famous "Know thyself" inscribed in the temple of Delphi.
In every case, the remedy is to take action.
Get clear about exactly what it is that you need to learn and exactly what you need to do to learn it. BEING CLEAR KILLS FEAR. Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
Man know thyself; then thou shalt know the Universe and God.
Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature;
it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.
One's own self is well hidden from one's own self;
of all mines of treasure, one's own is the last to be dug up.
Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.
Know thyself and thou wilt know the universe.
Know thyself, and thou shalt know God.
My friend...care for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
Knowledge can be acquired by a suitable and complete study, no matter what the starting point is. Only one must know how to "learn." What is nearest to us is man; and you are the nearest of all men to yourself. Begin with the study of yourself; remember the saying "Know thyself."
Know thyself as the pride of His creation, the link uniting divinity and matter;
behold a part of God Himself within thee; remember thine own dignity nor dare descend to evil or meanness.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
There are two sentences inscribed upon the Ancient oracle.
.. "Know thyself" and "Nothing too much"; and upon these all other precepts depend.
There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you've grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.
This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade 'Know Thyself!' and taught Initiation.
Know thyself. [Lat., Ne quis nimis. (From the Greek)]
We read books to find out who we are.
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.
To "know thyself" must mean to know the malignancy of one's own instincts and to know, as well, one's power to deflect it.
A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly
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.
Know thyself, or at least keep renewing the acquaintance.
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small, be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all.
Know thyself' was written over the portal of the antique world.
Over the portal of the new world, 'Be thyself' shall be written.
Know thyself. Know the customer. Innovate.
To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.
Over the entrance to the temple at Delphi was a famous inscription: KNOW THYSELF! It reminded visitors that man must never believe himself to be more than mortal - and that no man can escape his destiny.
Now thyself is more important than “Know thyself.
In many things it is not well to say, "Know thyself"; it is better to say, "Know others."