135 Self Awareness Quotes to Make You Know Better About Yourself

135 Self Awareness Quotes to Make You Know Better About Yourself
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Tripboba.com - If you think you're not a person who has such confidence, skills, or leadership, you might have a lack of self-awareness. You might not see yourself clear enough to get what actually you are good for and not fulfill what you and your circumstances actually need.

But, don't worry. Tripboba will help you by giving 135 self-awareness quotes you can learn to make you realize who you are. Let's check 'em all.

Quotes About Self Awareness

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Below are some self-awareness quotes you can read to make you know more about yourself.

  • "One of the goals of a spiritual practice is self-awareness, and one of the best tools of self-awareness is simple emotional vulnerability." - Moby

  • "Many leadership problems are driven by low self-awareness." - Bill Hybels

  • "Our very awareness is the window upon which reality presents itself." - Frederick Lenz

  • "True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us." - Socrates

  • "Seeing within changes one's outer vision." - Joseph Chilton Pearce

  • "Every act of genuine creativity means achieving a higher level of self-awareness and personal freedom." - Rollo May

  • "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." - Socrates

  • “But you can't get away from yourself. You can't decide not to see yourself anymore. You can't decide to turn off the noise in your head.” ― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

  • “To say "I love you" one must know first how to say the "I".” ― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  • “Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.” ― Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • “There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.” ― J. Michael Straczynski, Babylon 5: The Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski, Vol. 2

  • “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, Demian: Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

  • “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.

  • “you can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

  • “I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!” ― C. JoyBell C.

  • “I think....you still have no idea. The effect you can have.” ― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

  • "Adversity introduces a man to himself." - Albert Einstein

  • "Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better." - Bruce Lee

  • "To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person." - Bruce Lee

  • "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi

  • "Self-awareness is your awareness of the world, which you experience through the five senses (sound, touch, sight, taste, and smell). Pay attention to your sensory impressions and be aware of those five ways that the world comes to you." - Deepak Chopra

  • "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman

  • "It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others." - Sydney J. Harris

  • "Understanding comes about through feeling, from moment to moment in the mirror of relationship." - Bruce Lee

  • "The worse a person is the less he feels it." - Seneca the Younger

  • "You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. All that you have to do is to give up being aware of other things, that is of the not-Self. If one gives up being aware of them then pure awareness alone remains, and that is the Self." - Ramana Maharshi

  • "The ego is nothing but condensed unawareness. When you become aware by and by that condensed unawareness we call 'ego' disappears. Just as if you bring a lamp into the room - and the darkness disappears. Awareness is the lamp, the lamp we were talking about the first day. Be a lamp unto yourself." - Rajneesh

  • "He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts." - Samuel Johnson

  • "We can only give away to others what we have inside ourselves." - Wayne Dyer

  • "Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't." - Margaret Thatcher

  • "The biggest enemies of willpower: temptation, self-criticism, and stress. (...) these three skills —self-awareness, self-care, and remembering what matter most— are the foundation for self-control." - Kelly McGonigal

  • "Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness. (p. 100)" - Rollo May

  • "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

  • "What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me." - Helen Keller

Self Awareness Quotes Leadership

Self Awareness Quotes Leadership
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There are some self-awareness quotes about leadership for a future leader like you.

  • "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

  • "Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It’s about being self-aware. Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, "I could have done three things better yesterday." - Unknown

  • "Self-leadership is about awareness, tolerance, and not letting your own natural tendencies limit your potential." - Unknown

  • "Many leadership problems are driven by low self-awareness." - Bill Hybels

  • "Self-awareness is the first chapter in the book of leadership." - Nadeem Saeed

  • "Self-awareness is not a destination, but a journey. One successful leader are always on." - Unknown

  • "what sets great leaders apart from the rest is their willingness to know themselves and others." - Unknown

  • "People with high self-awareness understand what makes them tick and how to respond effectively." - Unknown

  • "However, one trait proves universal in leaders of all kinds: self-awareness." - Unknown

  • "Often, developing self-awareness as a leader is also the first step in developing emotional intelligence." - Unknown

  • "Developing self-awareness as a leader will strengthen not only individual performance but organizational performance as well." - Unknown

  • "Self-aware leaders are constantly looking to improve." - Unknown

  • "Self-awareness offers leaders far more than another tool for success." - Unknown

Quotes on Self Awareness

Quotes on Self Awareness
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Check some of the self-awareness quotes you can learn here.

  • "Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood." - Daniel Goleman

  • "You have to know that your real home is within." - Quincy Jones

  • "A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure." - Oscar Wilde

  • "Self-awareness is NOT just a bunch of amino acids bumping together." - Robert A. Heinlein

  • "I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing." - Plato

  • "No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

  • “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

  • “I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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

  • “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, Change of Heart

  • "Whereas the average individuals "often have not the slightest idea of what they are, of what they want, of what their own opinions are," self-actualizing individuals have "superior awareness of their own impulses, desires, opinions, and subjective reactions in general." - Abraham Maslow

  • "This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections." - Saint Augustine

  • "The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body." - George A. Sheehan

  • "Once we are self-aware, we must choose purposes and principles to live by; otherwise the vacuum will be filled, and we will lose our self-awareness and become like groveling animals who live primarily for survival and propagation. People who exist on that level aren't living; they are "being lived"." - Stephen Covey

  • "I firmly believe that what makes you sexy & beautiful is not the size of your body or the color lipstick you have on. What really makes you sexy is what you project - your confidence & your self-awareness." - Kate Dillon Levin

  • "The journey of true success and lasting leaderships begins with the inward journey to the soul." - James Arthur Ray

  • "After all, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge." - Bruce Lee

  • "The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues." - Bruce Lee

  • "I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories." - A. E. van Vogt

  • "Whatever I have not yet learned to tolerate in myself inevitably will appear in my children. In this way, they, like Julia, guide me to a new level of self-awareness and everyone benefits." - Kenny Loggins

  • "Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite." - James Broughton

  • "You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams

  • "The goal of the Creator is for each entity to make a conscious choice to again seek Oneness, out of our own free will - not because anyone else forced us to. If we are told what to do and what to believe, then we have learned nothing and will not make any progress. Perhaps the single most basic realization to make is that we live in a loving Universe. If we are all One Being, then it is foolish for us to hate anyone, as we are only hating ourselves." - David Wilcock

  • "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." - Henry David Thoreau

  • "Jnana is given neither from outside nor from another person. It can be realised by each and everyone in his own Heart. The jnana Guru of everyone is only the Supreme Self that is always revealing its own truth in every Heart through the being-conciousness 'I am, I am.' The granting of true knowledge by him is initiation into jnana. The grace of the Guru is only that Self-awareness that is one's own true nature. It is the inner conciousness by which he is unceasingly revealing his existence. This divine upadesa is always going on naturally in everyone." - Ramana Maharshi

  • "Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I can bear it." - Walt Whitman

  • "To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life." - Robert Browning

  • "When a human being becomes so still that they begin to lose awareness of their gender, and they are simply looking into that abyss where there is no notion of self whatsoever, the world disappears. And that's really the only place to go. It's the only place to remain." - Andrew Cohen

  • "Be yourself. The world worships the original." - Ingrid Bergman

Self Awareness Funny Quotes

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Find some self-awareness quotes for you who have a humor sense.

  • "Robots may gradually attain a degree of self awareness and consciousness of their own." - Michio Kaku

  • “There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.” ― J. Michael Straczynski

  • “I like to have powerful enemies. Makes me feel important.” ― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

  • "Askhole: A person who constantly asks for your advice, yet always does the opposite of what you told them." - Unknown

  • "A self-aware woman is something to fear; she will speak the truth and make you see your own." - Unknown

  • "If you lack self-awareness, you can't change. Why should you? As far as you're concerned you're doing everything right." - Jim Whitt

  • "Self-awareness is what makes me so profoundly awesome." - Unknown

  • "I find things funny that aren't self-aware. They don't know they're funny, and I think the same can hold true for drama. If you think you're in this tragedy and you play it for tragedy, there's a self-awareness there that I think takes you out of watching it and I believe it cuts both ways." - Steve Carell

  • "When I took the Myers-Briggs personality type inventory, I learned that I like to take information and make decisions based on my intuition. But I also know that my intuition is often wrong, so...sh*t."/

  • "Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer." - Unknown

  • "When anyone lacks self-awareness and doesn't recognize their transparencies, it's always funny." - Merrill Markoe

  • "Elisa Albert in a nutshell: funny, self-aware, and genuinely fearless that she might be a lunatic, or a genius, or both." - Emily Gould

  • "That quiet moment in the bushes when you realize you're way too busy to continue being a stalker." - Unknown

  • "Self-awareness: They're not going to miss you when you're gone." - Unknown

  • "Self-awareness: It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it than to be sane and have one's doubt." - Unknown

  • "Self-awareness is so rare these days. It should be considered a f*ucking superpower." - Unknown

  • "Oh. you don't have any weaknesses? Excellent, because we really only like to hire people with no self-awareness." - Unknown

Self Awareness Inspirational Quotes

Self Awareness Inspirational Quotes
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Below are some self-awareness quotes that might inspire you.

  • "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung

  • "In our personal lives, if we do not develop our own self-awareness and become responsible for first creations, we empower other people and circumstances to shape our lives by default." - Stephen Covey

  • "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." - Aristotle

  • "Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance." - Anthony de Mello

  • "Self-awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes. It enables you to keep growing." - Lawrence Bossidy

  • “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

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

  • “The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. The difference between my sins and your sins is that when I sin I know I'm sinning while you have actually fallen prey to your own fabricated illusions. I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean's waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea. You are a white witch, a wizard; your spells are manipulations and your cauldron from hell yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig.” ― C. JoyBell C.

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

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

  • “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, Meditations

  • “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, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

  • “The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself, too! When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself. What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it's your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who's not full of hate, who's able to smile and be carefree. So that's who I have to be.” ― C. JoyBell C.

  • “We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything

  • “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

  • “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, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

  • “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” ― Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

  • “I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

  • "Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power." - Laozi

  • "Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." - Carl Jung

  • "A person who knows who they are is not threatened by the beliefs of others." - Robert Anthony

  • "With self-awareness you grow more intelligent. In awareness you learn, in self-awareness you learn about yourself. Of course, you can only learn what you are not. To know what you are, you must go beyond the mind. Awareness is the point at which the mind reaches out beyond itself into reality. In awareness you seek not what pleases, but what is true." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

  • "And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?" - Rumi

  • "I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion." - Billie Jean King

  • "It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles." - Gautama Buddha

  • "We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens we will have no regrets." - Dalai Lama

  • "Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change." - Stephen Covey

  • "The surest way to lose sight of who you are is to constantly compare yourself to others." - Tom Krause

  • "To know yourself you need not go to any book, to any priest, to any psychologist. The whole treasure is within yourself." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • "The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself." - Thales

  • "The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates

  • "Self-awareness is a key to self-mastery." - Gretchen Rubin

  • "Self awareness allows you to self-correct." - Bill Hybels

  • "To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are." - Eric Hoffer

  • "Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend." - Jeremy Taylor

  • "The final mystery is oneself." - Oscar Wilde

  • "The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you." - Eckhart Tolle

  • "Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing." - August Wilson

    So, these are 135 self-awareness quotes to open the way for you to know about yourself better, and it's only a matter of time your confidence will increase and the soul of excellent leadership will come to you.


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