Do you know how much faster I can fix an airplane when I want to fix it than when I don't want to fix it?— Gordon Bethune
Astounding Self Knowing quotations
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Knowing that I am different from the body, I need not neglect the body.
It is a vehicle that I use to transact with the world. It is the temple which houses the Pure Self within.
You know, what's interesting is, being your own self is kind of a blur.
Find the tribe that knows your song.
Discover yourself, otherwise you have to depend on other people's opinions who don't know themselves.
When your world falls apart and you're left with just yourself, you're forced to discover who you are without all the beliefs, expectations, views, & self-image provided by some teacher or system. The calculating mind gives way to the intuitive mind, Knowing without Thinking.
You know better than I that in a Republic talent is always suspect.
A man attains an elevated position only when his mediocrity prevents him from being a threat to others. And for this reason a democracy is never governed by the most competent, but rather by those whose insignificance will not jeopardize anyone else's self-esteem.
You know my name. Not my story.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!
Let excellence be your brand... When you are excellent, you become unforgettable. Doing the right thing, even when nobody knows you're doing the right thing will always bring the right thing to you.
We will never know our full potential unless we push ourselves to find it.
It's this self discovery that inevitably takes us to the wildest places on earth.
I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person
Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is Love of Oneself.
I don't know where i'm going, but i am on my way
Let your heart guide you...it whispers so listen closely.
The most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery. To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.
Only the shallow know themselves.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is.
Self-knowledge has no end - you don't come to an achievement, you don't come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
Know your value. Confidence breeds success. Act like the person you want to become, and people will start seeing you as that person.
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.
We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Nothing destroys self-worth, self-acceptance and self-love faster than denying what you feel. Without feelings, you would not know where you are in life. Nor would you know what areas you need to work on. Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel them.
When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed
He who does not know foreign languages know nothing of his own.
Everything which you can conceive and accept is yours! Entertain no doubt.
Refuse to accept worry or hurry or fear. That which knows and does everything is inside you and harkens to the slightest whisper.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
If I were to search for the central core of difficulty in people as I have come to know them, it is that in the great majority of cases they despise themselves, regarding themselves as worthless and unlovable.
Though we can't always see it at the time, if we look upon events with some perspective, we see things always happen for our best interests. We are always being guided in a way better than we know ourselves.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
I know you've been trying to get a hold of me, but I can barely get a hold of myself
Only two kinds of people can attain self-knowledge: those who are not encumbered at all with learning, that is to say, whose minds are not over-crowded with thoughts borrowed from others; and those who, after studying all the scriptures and sciences, have come to realise that they know nothing.
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.