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17 Inspirational Quotes About Self-Discovery

17 Inspirational Quotes About Self-Discovery

When you think about self-discovery, what comes to your mind? Finding Purpose? True Freedom? Whatever it is you define self-discovery as, its important to know that discovering it is important for your growth.

Here are 17 inspirational quotes about self-discovery:

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  1. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ― Aristotle
  2. When I discover who I am, I’ll be free. ― Ralph Ellison
  3. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ― Mahatma Gandhi
  4. Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person. ― Gerard Way
  5. I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me. ― Hermann Hesse
  6. Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ― C.G. Jung
  7. When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. ― Maya Angelou
  8. You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else. ― Colleen Hoover
  9. If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are. ― Kristin Hannah
  10. There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ― Nelson Mandela
  11. The only journey is the one within. ― Rainer Maria Rilke
  12. I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self. ― Aristotle
  13. It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question ‘who am I’ except the voice inside herself. ― Betty Friedan
  14. I suffer from life and from other people. I can’t look at reality face to face. Even the sun discourages and depresses me. Only at night and all alone, withdrawn, forgotten and lost, with no connection to anything real or useful — only then do I find myself and feel comforted. ― Fernando Pessoa
  15. To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self. ― Søren Kierkegaard
  16. We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them. ― John Irving
  17. Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. ― Shannon L. Alder


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