Self discovery Quotes SMS Collection

To be too conscious is an illness

To be too conscious is an illness – a real thoroughgoing illness. ~Fyodor Dostoevskicul

Not until we are lost do begin

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Better to start up a thousand wrong

Better to start up a thousand wrong roads than to spend your life going nowhere because you know the way. ~Robert Brault2012 twitter.com/RobertBrault1/status/235348035704594432, www.robertbrault.com

God why do i storm heaven for

God, why do I storm heaven for answers that are already in my heart?  Every grace I need has already been given me.  Oh,

Theres more than one answer to these

There’s more than one answer to these questions Pointing me in a crooked line. And the less I seek my source for some definitive

Man can starve from a lack of

Man can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as… from a lack of bread.  ~Richard Wright, Native Son, 1940WLBUQ

In order to find yourself you need

In order to find yourself you need to get lost in the forest of life.  ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.comtwitter.com/HawaiianLife/status/153943741160374272

One may understand the cosmos but never

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.  ~G.K. Chesterton, "The Logic of Elfland," Orthodoxy,

There are chapters in every life which

There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.  ~Carol Shields

I know well what am fleeing from

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.  ~Michel de Montaigne

Know thyself or at least keep renewing

Know thyself, or at least keep renewing the acquaintance. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Every one of us has in him

Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character.  Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.  ~Author

Endurance is frequently a form of indecision

Endurance is frequently a form of indecision.  ~Elizabeth Bibesco, Haven, 195MBT

Decorate yourself from the inside out terri

Decorate yourself from the inside out.This always reminds me of the line from Veronica Shoffstall’s poem “…so you plant your own garden and nourish

The simplest questions are the most profound

The simplest questions are the most profound.  Where were you born?  Where is your home?  Where are you going?  What are you doing?  Think

You have to leave the city of

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you’ll discover will be wonderful.  What

The road to self belief is potholed nyasha

The road to self-belief is potholed.  ~Nyasha Madavo2011mail

In search of my mothers garden i

In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.  ~Alice Walker

Ive left bethlehem and i feel free

I’ve left Bethlehem and I feel free… I’ve left the girl I was supposed to be and some day I’ll be born. ~Paula Cole

If a man happens to find himself

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.  ~James

In order to judge properly one must

In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it.  This is true of countries,

There are people who live their whole

There are people who live their whole lives on the default settings, never realizing you can customize.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

When you re read a classic do not

When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before.  You see more in you than there

They must often change who would be

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.  ~Confucius

I think that wherever your journey takes

I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience – and laughter.  ~Susan M. Watkins

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal DreamsTPV

It is the first of all problems

It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe. 

Find what makes your heart sing and

Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music. ~Mac Anderson

There came a time when the risk

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  ~Anaïs

Just as we outgrow a pair of

Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they’re worn out and times – and

Ones own self is well hidden from

One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up. 

Knowing who you are is the best

Knowing who you are is the best defense against who they think you are.  ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege

Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.  ~Carl G. JungCUL

I went to the woods because wished

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could

Let your heart guide you it whispers

Let your heart guide you.  It whispers, so listen carefully.  ~Littlefoot’s mother, Land Before Time

Be patient toward all that is unsolved

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that

There are things which a man is

There are… things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored

It is only when we silent the

It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life

You will never come up against a

You will never come up against a greater adversary than your own potential, my young friend.  ~Michael Piller and Michael Wagner, Star Trek: The

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"Know thyself?"  If I knew myself, I’d run away.  ~Johann Wolfgang von GoetheLLDT

Leaving home in a sense involves kind

Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.  ~Robert Neelly Bellah, Habits of the

The thing that is really hard and

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ~Anna Quindlen

Your work is to discover your world

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.  ~Buddha

There is a limit to how much

There is a limit to how much you can change to be liked for who you really are.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Man cannot remake himself without suffering for

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.  ~Dr. Alexis Carrel

Few people know so clearly what they

Few people know so clearly what they want.  Most people can’t even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a

All your life you pretend to be

All your life you pretend to be someone else, and it turns out that you were someone else pretending to be you. ~Robert Brault,

Real birthdays are not annual affairs the

Real birthdays are not annual affairs.  Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.  ~Ralph Parlette

Driving down the wrong road and knowing

Driving down the wrong road and knowing it, The fork years behind, how many have thought To pull up on the shoulder and leave

We run away all the time to

We run away all the time to avoid coming face to face with ourselves.  ~Author Unknown

It is a puzzling thing the truth

It is a puzzling thing.  The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I’m looking for the truth," and so it

Confusion now hath made his masterpiece william

Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.  ~William Shakespeare

It is not only the most difficult

It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too.  ~H.W. ShawFD

To dare to live alone is the

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than

It is good to feel lost because

It is good to feel lost… because it proves you have a navigational sense of where "Home" is.  You know that a place that

You must learn what life is now

At your age, and with your talents, you[Y]ou must learn what life is now, not from me, but from life itself; but, if you

We have five senses in which we

We have five senses in which we glory and which we recognize and celebrate, senses that constitute the sensible world for us.  But there

For most men life is a search

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.  ~Clifton FadimanPCR

I can teach anybody how to get

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life.  The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell

If you can go through life without

If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven?t been born yet.  ~Neil Simon

When your heart speaks take good notes

When your heart speaks, take good notes.  ~Judith Campbell

Everyone is born a king and most

Everyone is born a king, and most people die in exile.  ~Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, 1893MBT

Life ceases to be a fraction and

[L]ife ceases to be a fraction and becomes an integer.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick, On Being a Real Personp33,NA

Truth hurts not the searching after

Truth hurts – not the searching after; the running from!  ~John Eyberg

The man who views the world at

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.  ~Muhammad Ali

Thats the way things come clear all

That’s the way things come clear.  All of a sudden.  And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along.  ~Madeleine L’Engle

No question is so difficult to answer

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.  ~George Bernard Shaw

Youll never find peace of mind until

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.  ~George Michael, "Kissing A Fool"

If you havent had at least a

If you haven’t had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature.  ~Phyllis Battelle