165 Self Realization Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of self realization quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about life realization.

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Top 10 Self Realization Quotes (BEST)

  1. It took cancer to realize that being self-centered is not the way to live. The answer is to try and help others. — Terry Fox
  2. Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world. — Ramana Maharshi
  3. We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us. — Jean-Paul Sartre
  4. Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. — Ramana Maharshi
  5. Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders. — Diane Nash
  6. Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending. — Virginia Satir
  7. 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. — Sivananda
  8. Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. — Richard Wright
  9. So many people play smaller than their potential because they are blinded by the overwhelming nature of the problem and don’t realize that they themselves can come up with the solution and execute. — Tom Bilyeu
  10. It took a lot of time and constant feedback to realize what wasn't working in my life, and it will be an ongoing journey until the day I die. — Lewis Howes

Short Self Realization Quotes

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  • Play like dreams serves the function of self realization. — Donald Woods Winnicott
  • This life is not real. I conquered the world and it did not bring me satisfaction. — Muhammad Ali
  • 100% of all haters in the world have unrealized potential. — Joe Rogan
  • I remember knowing, for a while, for a long time, that I was kind of abnormal in some sense. — Vitalik Buterin
  • Let America realize that self-scrutiny is not treason. Self-examination is not disloyalty. — Richard Cushing
  • Self-realization is effortless. What you are trying to find is what you already are. — Ramesh S Balsekar
  • The greater the struggle the more glorious the triumph — Nick Vujicic
  • Your duty is to Be, and not to be this or that. — Ramana Maharshi
  • Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free. — Eckhart Tolle
  • There are times when those eyes inside your brain stare back at you. — Charles Bukowski
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Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.

Self Realisation Quotes

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately. — Henry David Thoreau

We don't realise that we are actually perfect just the way we are. We are born perfect, but spend a lifetime trying to be something we are not, and then feel inadequate for failing. Your only purpose is to BE YOURSELF, otherwise you will deprive the universe of who you came here to be. — Anita Moorjani

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. — Ramakrishna

Self realization quote We are what we believe we are.
We are what we believe we are.

Know that you are a spark of God and can exist fully only within the realization of that profound truth. As such, you are a light and inspiration to others. — Harold Klemp

Self-realisation means that we have been consciously connected with our source of being. Once we have made this connection, then nothing can go wrong. — Swami Paramananda

Fearlessness means faith in God: faith in his protection, His justice, His wisdom, His mercy, His love, and His Omnipresence... To be fit for Self-realization man must be fearless. — Paramahansa Yogananda

We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate... Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realising our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless. — Christopher Reeve

All that is required to realise the Self is to “Be Still. — Ramana Maharshi

All service should be regarded as an offering to God, and every opportunity to serve should be welcomed as a gift from God. When service is done in this spirit, it will lead to self- realization. — Sathya Sai Baba

Live for yourself. Love those around you - but realise they have their own agendas. — Alex Gaskarth

Life Realization Quotes

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You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we're all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it's going to be over, and you better make this count. — Nancy Reagan

There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future. — Adam Lindsay Gordon

The strongest person is not the one who is able to do something, but the one who is able not to do what he has the power to do. This self-denial is the unique way to usher in God's kingdom and to realize the kingdom life. — Witness Lee

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. — Socrates

If we can realize that life is always happening for us, not to us… game over, all the pain and suffering disappears. — Tony Robbins

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Failing for SuccessThomas A. Edison

Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is love, enjoy it! — Sathya Sai Baba

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. — Albert Ellis

This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. — Alan Watts

Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence. — Og Mandino

Self Actualization Quotes

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One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. — Abraham Maslow

A positive self image and healthy self esteem is based on approval, acceptance and recognition from others; but also upon actual accomplishments, achievements and success upon the realistic self confidence which ensues. — Abraham Maslow

When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem. — Abraham Maslow

Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. — Nelson Mandela

I think the hardest thing in life is to forgive. Hate is self destructive. If you hate somebody, you're not hurting the person you hate, you're hurting yourself. It's a healing, actually, it's a real healing...forgiveness. — Louis Zamperini

Self-actualizing people have a deep feeling of identification, sympathy, and affection for human beings in general. They feel kinship and connection, as if all people were members of a single family. — Abraham Maslow

Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in its spiritual being, his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance. — Viktor E. Frankl

We think sometimes we're only drawn to the good, but we're actually drawn to the authentic. We like people who are real more than those who hide their true selves under layers of artificial niceties — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Self-actualizing people are those who have come to a high level of maturation, health and self-fulfillment... the values that self-actualizers appreciate include truth, creativity, beauty, goodness, wholeness, aliveness, uniqueness, justice, simplicity, and self-sufficiency. — Abraham Maslow

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. — Nelson Mandela

Real Self Quotes

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When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier. — Diane von Furstenberg

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. — Clint Eastwood

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Barca is nothing but a small part of Real Madrid’s history — Marco Reus

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. — Nancy Astor

Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self. — Mother Teresa

To experience love, we must go inside. When you experience real love you get into a state which is beyond words. You are filled with a joy that goes beyond all emotions. True love is the love of the inner Self. — Swami Muktananda

Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents. — Conrad Burns

When you release the wrongdoer from the wrong, you cut a malignant tumor out of your inner life. You set a prisoner free, but you discover that the real prisoner was yourself. — Lewis B. Smedes

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. — Barbara De Angelis

Real success requires respect for and faithfulness to the highest human values-honesty, integrity, self-discipline, dignity, compassion, humility, courage, personal responsibility, courtesy, and human service. — Michael E. DeBakey

Self Revelation Quotes

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Authentic love must be founded on reciprocal recognition of two freedoms. For each of them, love would be the revelation of the self through the gift of the self and the enrichment of the universe. — Simone de Beauvoir

My works are about light in the sense that light is present and there; the work is made of light. It's not about light or a record of it, but it is light. Light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself revelation. — James Turrell

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. — Bruce Lee

Social media hasn't ruined us—it's just revealed how awful we always were. — Mark Manson

All good work requires self-revelation. — Sidney Lumet

I'll fight when needed, revel when there's an occasion, mourn when there is greif and die if my time comes...But I will not let anyone use me against my will. — Christopher Paolini

When man thinks in self-conscious submission to the voluntary revelation of the self-sufficient God, he has therewith the only possible ground of certainty for his knowledge. — Cornelius Van Til

Self-revelation is a cruel process. The real picture, the real you never emerges. Looking for it is as bewildering as trying to know how you really look. Ten different mirrors show you ten different faces. — Shashi Deshpande

Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related. — Bruce Lee

It is in their 'good' characters that novelists make, unawares, the most shocking self- revelations. — C. S. Lewis

Self Enlightenment Quotes

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Humour breaks down boundaries, it topples our self-importance, it connects people, and because it engages and entertains, it ultimately enlightens. — John Agard

The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self. — Whitney M. Young

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. — Albert Einstein

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. — Lao Tzu

Ultimately one must abandon the path to enlightenment. If you still define yourself as a Buddhist, you are not a buddha yet. — Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. — Gautama Buddha

When one is seized with a passion to understand one’s self, one has to leave behind all normal life and habitual modes of thought. — R.K. Narayan

Enlightenment doesnt occur from sitting around visualizing images of light, but from integrating the darker aspects of the Self into the conscious personality. — Sayings

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. — Gautama Buddha

Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment; Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength. — Lao Tzu

God Realization Quotes

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God never intended His people to be ordinary or commonplace. His intentions were that they should be on fire for Him, conscious of His divine power, realizing the glory of the cross that foreshadows the crown. — Smith Wigglesworth

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole. — Ramakrishna

You can tell the people that if they succeed in killing me, that I forgive and bless those who do it. Hopefully, they will realize they are wasting their time. A bishop will die, but the church of God, which is the people, will never perish. — Oscar Romero

One should not think, 'My religion alone is the right path and other religions are false.' God can be realized by means of all paths. It is enough to have sincere yearning for God. Infinite are the paths and infinite are the opinions. — Ramakrishna

Sometimes God lets you be in a situation that only He can fix so that you can see that He is the One who fixes it. Rest. He's got it. — Tony Evans

What people have to realize is that if one has a firm belief in God and the spirit then one does not make statements that are negative and untrue. — Prince

God cannot be realized without love. Yes, sincere love. — Sarada Devi

Too much study of the scriptures does more harm than good. The important thing is to know the essence of the scriptures. After that, what is the need of books? One should learn the essence and then dive deep in order to realize God. — Ramakrishna

Growing in grace is a deepening realization of our nothingness; it is a heartfelt recognition that we are not worthy of the least of God's mercies. — Arthur W. Pink

When one realizes God, He grants knowledge and illumination from within; one knows it oneself. In the fullness of one's spiritual realization one will find that He who resides in one's heart, resides in the hearts of others as well - the oppressed, the persecuted, the untouchable, and the outcast. — Sarada Devi

Self Discovery Quotes

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It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. — Marianne Williamson

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. — Travis Rice

The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself. — Myles Munroe

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Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. — Jackson Pollock

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Let your heart guide you...it whispers so listen closely. — Walt Disney

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. — Aristotle

Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery. Love, and don't be caught in opinions and ideas about what love is or should be. When you love, everything will come right. Love has its own action. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. — Anna Quindlen

God must become an activity in our consciousness. — Joel S. Goldsmith

Embracing discomfort can lead to self-discovery and personal transformation. — Michael Easter

Self Understanding Quotes

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Some kids are so depressed at home and with how people treat them in school that they cut themselves. This happens all over the world - kids who don't want to kill themselves, but nobody understands how much they hurt, so they cut themselves with razor blades. — Chester Bennington

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. — Dale Carnegie

Joining a band of brothers together, a group with one common interest or mission, whether as a company, a team, or a motorcycle club, requires not only a commitment to loyalty but an understanding of self-preservati on as well. — Sonny Barger

People not only gain understanding through reflection, they evaluate and alter their own thinking. — Albert Bandura

Unless you really understand others, you can hardly attain your own self-understanding. — Miyamoto Musashi

Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is. — Gary Zukav

When we meditate regularly, we view our stresses and problems with a lot more clarity. With practice, we become detached observers. We start to understand that there's a lot of self-generated noise that exists entirely in our own minds. — Rangan Chatterjee

It's only when we understand who we really are that we open up the possibility of becoming the person we wish to be. — Rangan Chatterjee

The more a man knows, the more he forgives. — Catherine the Great

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. — George Gurdjieff

Self Awareness Quotes

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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. — Carl Rogers

Give up identification with this mass of flesh as well as with what thinks it a mass. Both are intellectual imaginations. Recognise your true self as undifferentiated awareness, unaffected by time, past, present or future, and enter Peace. — Adi Shankara

Patients are patients because they are out of rapport with their own unconscious... Patients are people who have had too much programming - so much outside programming that they have lost touch with their inner selves. — Milton H. Erickson

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. — August Wilson

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. — Billie Jean King

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. — Lao Tzu

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. — Swami Satchidananda

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. — Plato

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. — Michel de Montaigne

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. — Thomas Szasz

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I trust that you will so live today as to realize that you are masters of your own destiny, masters of your fate; if there is anything you want in this world, it is for you to strike out with confidence and faith in self and reach for it. — Marcus Garvey

If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love. — Muhammad Ali

Realize that your world is only a reflection of yourself and stop finding fault with the reflection. Attend to yourself, set yourself right; mentally and emotionally. The physical self will follow automatically. — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening. — G. I. Gurdjieff

Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening. — George Gurdjieff

Truths are not truths to you unless you realize them within yourself. Without realization, they are just ideas. For spiritual perception, spiritual consciousness, lies not in vague theological ideas, but in the acquisition of Self-realization. — Paramahansa Yogananda

There are people who are excitable by nature and allow themselves to become angry for the most trivial of reasons. Judo can help such people learn to control themselves. Through training, they quickly realize that anger is a waste of energy, that it has only negative effects on the self and others. — Kano Jigoro

Modern man is conditioned to expect instant gratification, but any success or triumph realized quickly, with only marginal effort, is necessarily shallow. Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and self-awareness. The path to success is punctuated by failure, consolidation, and renewed effort. — Mark Twight

Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it — Alfred Whitney Griswold

There is but One God, His name is Truth, He is the Creator, He fears none, he is without hate, He never dies, He is beyond the cycle of births and death, He is self illuminated, He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning, He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True, He is also True now. — Guru Nanak

We used to think that aging was a lot like, as if we were cars made fresh and youthful and then we've entered this breakdown in diet. What we didn't realize until recently is that we're much more complex than a car. We fix ourselves if we're broken. — David Sinclair

Dive into your heart center. Sit in the silence. Desire self-realization with all your heart, with all your mind, and all your soul. Everything will take care of itself. — Robert Adams

Love is who you are. Your true self is pure love, infinite awareness, and unbounded joy...As you realize this, you will feel a small light in your heart. At first it will be the size of a spark, then a candle flame, then a raging bonfire. — Deepak Chopra

I believe that every man can multiply his own ability by almost constant wordless realization of his unity with his Source. I have, myself, made that feeling so much a part of me that I actually feel myself to be an extension of the Source; that my works are not my own, but interpretations of this Source. — Walter Russell

A successful person realizes his personal responsibility for self-motivation. He starts with himself because he possesses the key to his own ignition switch. — Kemmons Wilson

We turn outward, attracted by the beauty we see in created things without realizing that they are only a reflection of the real beauty. And the real beauty is within us. — Ernesto Cardenal

Psychosynthesis is a method of psychological development and self realization for those who refuse to remain the slave of their own inner phantasms or of external influences, who refuse to submit passively to the play of psychological forces which is going on within them, and who are determined to become the master of their own lives. — Roberto Assagioli

In order to realize our true self we must be willing to live without being dependent upon the opinion of others. — Bruce Lee

The deeper I go into myself, the stronger I become, because I realize that my real self is much bigger than any fear. — Michael Jackson

How can we know ourselves by ourselves? . . . Soul needs intimate connection, not only to individuate, but simply to live. For this we need relationships of the profoundest kind through which we can realize ourselves, where self-revelation is possible, where interest in and love for soul is paramount. — James Hillman

If you pay attention to the patterns of your life, you'll realize how much you owe to failure, heartbreak, and rejection. How these things took you to a greater destination, how they helped you to grow and understand what was really meant for you. You must always remember that. — Steven Bartlett

Normally we do not like to think about death. We would rather think about life. Why reflect on death? When you start preparing for death you soon realize that you must look into your life now... and come to face the truth of your self. Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected. — Sogyal Rinpoche

There are no steps to self-realization. There is nothing gradual about it. It happens suddenly and is irreversible. You rotate into a new dimension, seen from which the previous ones are mere abstractions. Just like on sunrise you see things as they are, so on self-realization you see everything as it is. The world of illusions is left behind. — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The ego must be developed, not for its own sake, but because it is needed by society. If you are only interested in self-realization then you cannot make a good painting. To do this you have to have thought about forming, and about how ideas of forming stem from history. — Joseph Beuys

There are people who live their whole lives on the default settings, never realizing you can customize. — Robert Brault

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with self-confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realization and successful achievement. — Norman Vincent Peale

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. — B. C. Forbes

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. — A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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