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SELF-KNOWLEDGE
[ Also see Intelligence Knowledge Self-examination Understanding Wisdom ]

Resolve to find thyself; and to know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
      - Matthew Arnold

He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

That man must daily wiser grow,
  Whose search is bent himself to know.
      - John Gay

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
      - Kahlil Gibran, The Philosophy of Logic

A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
      - Andre Gide

You are surprised at your imperfections,--why? I should infer from that, that your self-knowledge is small. Surely you might rather be astonished that you do not fall into more frequent and more grievous faults, and thank God for His upholding grace.
      - Jean Nicholas Grou

To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
      - Abraham Maslow

And yet self-knowledge is thought by some not so easy. Who knows, my dear sir, but for a time you may have taken yourself for somebody else? Stranger things have happened."
      - Herman Melville, The Confidence-Man
         (ch. 4)

To know thyself--in others self-concern;
  Would'st thou know others? read thyself--and learn!
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Go to your bosom, knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.
      - William Shakespeare

The only thing a man knows is himself.
      - Alexander Smith

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
      - Thales of Miletus

Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master's chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
      - Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau's Letters

Man's science is the culture of his heart;
  And not to lose his plummet in the depths
    Of nature, or the more profound of God.
      - Edward Young

Man, know thyself! all wisdom centres there.
      - Edward Young


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