37 Best Quotes About Self For Self-help And Motivation

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Get here the list of some best inspirational quotes about self that will motivate you to improve yourself.

Best Self Quotes

1. “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” ― Toni Morrison

2. “Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

3. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

4. “A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

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5. “The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. – is sure to be noticed.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

6. “This above all: to thine own self be true.” ― William Shakespeare

7. “Stop chasing another busy self to become. Your real self is idle waiting to be lived… Go, take up your real self!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

8. “You don’t learn about yourself by being alone, you learn about yourself from other people.” ― Lev Grossman

9. “Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is an illusion.” ― Brennan Manning

10. “You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates

11. “Education is the key for self-liberation.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

12. “Peace”: the fruit of justice done especially to the Self.” ― Alice Walker

Famous Self Quotes

13. “Changing yourself is not about changing what you are. But changing other’s perspective that they always think you are.” ― Dancolin Flamiano

14. “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

15. “One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.” ― K.L. Toth

16. “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” ― Marvin Gaye

17. “Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.” ― John Berger

18. “The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.” ― Floriano Martins

19. “The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?” ― Oscar Wilde

20. “When you’re rotten about yourself, you become rotten to everyone else, even those you love.” ― Mitch Albom

21. “Your dreaming self seeks to tell you something your waking ears will not hear” ― Jacqueline Carey

22. “There are times when I am so unlike myself that I might be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

23. “If you own this story you get to write the ending.” ― Brené Brown

24. “I’ve come to know that what we want in life is the greatest indication of who we really are.” ― Richard Paul Evans

Inspirational Self Quotes

25. “What destroys us most effectively is not a malign fate but our own capacity for self-deception and for degrading our own best self.” ― George Eliot

26. “There is a God part in you. The consciousness. The pure Self. Learn to listen the voice of that Power.” ― Amit Ray

27. “I protect myself by refusing to know myself.” ― Floriano Martins

28. “There’s always the option of deciding for yourself who you are and what you’ll become.” ― Jodi Meadows

29. “Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.” ― W.H. Auden

30. “Write it on your heart you are the most beautiful soul of the Universe. Realize it, honor it and celebrate the life.” ― Amit Ray

31. “We all have bad things inside us, and we all choose either to give in to those bad things or to fight them.” ― Kristin Cast

32. “We who are born into this age of freedom and independence and the self must undergo this loneliness. It is the price we pay for these times of ours.” ― Natsume Soseki

33. “The truth remains itself, even the human minds cannot see it.” ― Marieta Maglas

34. “What gets scary is when your self-worth is tied up in what strangers think of you.” ― Emma Watson

35. “Reading gives one something to think about other than one’s self.” ― Tom Bissell

36. “You can only get outside yourself by looking inside.” ― Tonya Hurley

37. “You’re afraid. Of yourself more than anyone else in the world.” ― Sarah J. Maas