Discovering Your True Self Quotes by William Butler Yeats, Thomas Szasz, Dorothy Bryant, Matthew Arnold, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and many others.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
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.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you – it’s like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already posses.