Until we see what we are, we cannot take steps to become what we should be.
When a man begins to understand himself, he begins to live.
If you do not ask yourself what it is you know, you will go on listening to others and change will not come because you will not hear your own truth.
No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.
Sometimes a person has to go back, really back-to have a sense, an understanding of all that's gone to make them-before they can go forward.
Awakening begins when a man realizes that he is going nowhere and does not know where to go.
Self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. With it comes the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help. ... We find that bit by bit we can discard the old life-the one that did not work-for a new life that can and does work under conditions whatever.
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient, too.
Long ago I understood that it wasn't merely my being a woman that was preventing my being welcomed into the world of what I long thought of as my peers. It was that I had succeeded in an undertaking few men have even attempted: I have become myself.
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.
No man ever understands quite his own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit.
Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life.
One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.
Long tresses down to the floor can be beautiful, if you have that, but learn to love what you have.
I am no longer what I was. I will remain what I have become.