74 Best Self-Awareness Quotes to awaken yourself

Self Awareness Quotes help you to know yourself and about your abilities and weaknesses to improve for live a better life. Self-awareness means awakening oneself, and making oneself aware of one’s own potential. You need to know yourself, you need to know what your potential is, what you can do, and how you can live. Once you know about yourself, you can easily make your dream come true.

Here is a collection of some inspirational self awareness quotes that will help you to awaken yourself to know your inner strength. You can also read self-belief quotes, self-care quotes, and self-control quotes.

1. “At the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ― Lao Tzu

2. “Do not impress others at the expense of your progress.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

3. “Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” ― Janis Joplin

4. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

5. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Charlotte Brontë

6. “Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.” ― André Malraux

7. “No matter the situation don’t let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” ― Turcois Ominek

8. “Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can.” ― Michael A. Singer

9. “Self-awareness happens when we become aware of other people, things and places around us and how we are all connected.” ― Toni Sorenson

10. “Self-awareness is only powerful when knowledge is understood and applied, only then can it manifest into true wisdom!” ― Martin R. Lemieux

11. “Success comes from the inside out. In order to change what is on the outside, you must first change what is on the inside.” ― Idowu Koyenikan

12. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ― Michel de Montaigne

13. “The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body.” ― George Sheehan

14. “The more you try to please people, the more they get control of you and you’ll end up hurting yourself.” ― Chanda Kaushik

15. “The only way you can reach your full potential is if you open up and allow yourself to be exposed to how you really feel.” ― Turcois Ominek

16. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ― C.G. Jung

17. “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” ― Ralph Ellison

18. “Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” ― Marcus Aurelius

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

20. “You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” ― Ernest Hemingway

21. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” ― John Lennon

22. “A degree of self-awareness is extremely valuable… I hope I have that going forward.” ― Nick McDonell

23. “A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.” ― James Allen

24. “A workplace that encourages self-awareness is an environment where the most productive, curious, and innovative people thrive.” ― Neil Blumenthal

25. “Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; For I am like the Moon, you will see me with new face everyday.” ― Rumi

26. “As an artist, one of the ingredients to doing good work is self-awareness, and that’s something I cultivate.” ― Rodney Crowell

27. “Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.” ― Tariq Ramadan

28. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” ― Dolly Parton

29. “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” ― Charlotte Brontë

30. “I don’t fit into any stereotypes. And I like myself that way.” ― C. JoyBell C.

31. “I found a new love of the game, and a new confidence and self-awareness of what I can bring to the game.” ― Stephanie Labbe

32. “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

33. “I like to play the guy that has no self-awareness.” ― Fred Willard

34. “I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” ― Billie Jean King

35. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray

36. “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” ― Daniel Goleman

37. “It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,” ― Amit Ray

38. “It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” ― Marianne Williamson

39. “Mature striving is linked to long-range goals. Thus, the process of becoming is largely a matter of organizing transitory impulses into a pattern of striving and interest in which the element of self-awareness plays a large part.” ― Gordon W. Allport

40. “Never try to do anything that is outside of who you are. A forced smile is a sign of what feels wrong in your heart, so recognize it when it happens. Living a lie will reduce you to one.” ― Ashly Lorenzana

41. “One of the reasons I’m an interesting person to be married to is my intensely late-blooming self-awareness.” ― John Ortberg

42. “One think that you notice about anyone that gets up on stage is that they don’t really have a lot of self-awareness. It’s kind of a trait that performers don’t have because you just kinda just have to let go and do whatever you want to do on stage.” ― Tyler Joseph

43. “People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. Self-awareness, which means awareness of their body, awareness of their mental space, awareness of their relationships – not only with each other, but with life and the ecosystem.” ― Deepak Chopra

44. “Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners – language, behavior, and actions – are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.” ― Frances Hesselbein

45. “Self-awareness is a trait – or maybe ‘practice’ is the more accurate way to put it – that everyone can always improve at. It is part emotional intelligence, part perceptiveness, part critical thinking. It means knowing your weaknesses, of course, but it also means knowing your strengths and what motivates you.” ― Neil Blumenthal

46. “Self-awareness is not just relaxation and not just meditation. It must combine relaxation with activity and dynamism. Technology can aid that.” ― Deepak Chopra

47. “Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. ‘Know thyself’ is not a narcissistic pursuit.” ― Marianne Williamson

48. “Self-awareness is not the same thing as self-approval, any more than imagination is the same thing as day-dreaming.” ― Francis Spufford

49. “Self-awareness is one of the biggest enemies to creativity.” ― Ted Dwane

50. “Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad.” ― Debbie Ford

51. “Self-awareness is value-free. It isn’t scary. It doesn’t imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.” ― Deepak Chopra

52. “She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! Alas! She must confess to herself that she was not wise yet.” ― Jane Austen

53. “Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.” ― Roy T. Bennett

54. “The joy of being a consumer is that it doesn’t require thought, responsibility, self-awareness or shame: All you have to do is obey the first urge that gurgles up from your stomach. And then obey the next. And the next. And the next.” ― Matt Taibbi

55. “The key to an ideal workplace, in one hyphenated word, is this: self-awareness.” ― Neil Blumenthal

56. “The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body.” ― George A. Sheehan

57. “The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ― Pema Chödrön

58. “The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.” ― Jim Morrison

59. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” ― C. JoyBell C.

60. “The second you think that all your good fortune is a product of your virtue, you become highly judgmental, lacking empathy, totally without self-awareness, arrogant, stupid – I mean, all the stuff that our ruling class is.” ― Tucker Carlson

61. “The successful entrepreneurs that I see have two characteristics: self-awareness and persistence. They’re able to see problems in their companies through their self-awareness and be persistent enough to solve them.” ― Alan Schaaf

62. “To deny that human beings are filled with anti-social passions betrays a denial of reality and a lack of self-awareness. One has to be taught nonsense for a great many formative years to believe it.” ― Dennis Prager

63. “We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.” ― Graydon Carter

64. “We are our own worst enemies and as a coach you can help people recognise that, raise their self-awareness and then see if they change or do anything about it.” ― Graham Potter

65. “We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.” ― Joko Beck

66. “What bothers me is the lack of self-awareness. I don’t know if I have ever met a group less self-aware than political reporters.” ― Tucker Carlson

67. “When you get into recovery, you have to relearn a lot of perceptions, attitudes, and self-awareness if you want to stay clean. You really do change.” ― Shawn Colvin

68. “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” ― Jodi Picoult

69. “Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, “I did it before, so I can do it again.” ― Idowu Koyenikan

70. “Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” ― Marcus Aurelius

71. “Working together on solving something requires a high level of humility and a high level of self-awareness.” ― Paul Polman

72. “You know, you do have a self-awareness as an actor.” ― Cate Blanchett

73. “You’ve always been what you are. That’s not new. What you’ll get used to is knowing it.” ― Cassandra Clare

74. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ― C.G. Jung

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