If you don't have self-respect, if you don't have dignity, if you don't have some true knowledge of self and who you are, and where you're coming from, then you're absolutely lost.— Immortal Technique
Inspiring Self Knowledge quotations
True wealth is having your health, and knowledge of self.
Yoga is for internal cleansing, not external exercising. Yoga means true self-knowledge.
Knowledge of one's identity, one's self, community, nation, religion, and God, is the true meaning of resurrection, while ignorance of it signifies hell.
There is no use of simply acquiring titles or amassing wealth if one has no self-respect and scientific knowledge.
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.
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.
The Self-revealing of the Word is in every dimension - above, in creation;
below, in the Incarnation; in the depth, in Hades; in the breadth, throughout the world. All things have been filled with the knowledge of God.
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.
Either melt by devotion the sense of separateness, or burn it by knowledge-for what is it that melts or burns? Only that which by its nature can be melted or burnt; namely the idea that something other than your Self exists. What will happen then? You come to know your Self.
To know how to put what knowledge in which place is wisdom (hikmah).
Otherwise, knowledge without order and seeking it without discipline does lead to confusion and hence to injustice to one's self.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.
[To] know oneself is, above all, to know what one lacks.
It is to measure oneself against Truth, and not the other way around. The first product of self-knowledge is humility . . .
Therefore let us repent and pass from ignorance to knowledge, from foolishness to wisdom, from licentiousness to self-control, from injustice to righteousness, from godlessness to God.
The one self- knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
Know the enemy and know yourself.
To believe that you depend on things and people for happiness is due to ignorance of your true nature; to know that you need nothing to be happy, except Self-knowledge, is wisdom.
True wisdom consists in two things: Knowledge of God and Knowledge of Self.
If you don't know yourself, you don't know your nature.
If you don't know your nature, you don't know where to exist. By knowing your nature, knowing yourself, you know what to be and how to live. And that only comes from knowledge of self, knowing yourself.
Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.
And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.
You can't just be you. You have to double yourself. You have to read books on subjects you know nothing about. You have to travel to places you never thought of traveling. You have to meet every kind of person and endlessly stretch what you know.
Self-assurance is contemptible and fatal unless it is self-knowledge.
Self-knowledge involves relationship.
To know oneself is to study one self in action with another person. Relationship is a process of self evaluation and self revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
...the self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of existing modes of knowledge.
Am I getting nobler, better, more helpful, more humble, as I get older? Am I exhibiting the life that men take knowledge of as having been with Jesus, or am I getting more self-assertive, more deliberately determined to have my own way? It is a great thing to tell yourself the truth.
Such knowledge is probably gained in several ways.
One process undoubtedly operates through social comparison of success and failure experiences. Children repeatedly observe their own behavior and the attainments of others
Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realize the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education.
The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge.
Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master.
Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge.
A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.