56 Short Self Quotes to know yourself and to be yourself

The most important thing is to discover your true self. You need to find out what you want to be, what makes you happy. When you get to know yourself, you do not depend on anyone, you decide yourself instead of taking permission from others. Once you know yourself, you will easily understand what you have to do. You will understand the purpose of your life.

Here is a collection of short self quotes that will help you to know yourself.

Best Short Self Quotes

1. “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.” ― Napoleon Hill

2. “We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ― May Sarton

3. “Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” ― Sun Tzu

4. “Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.” ― Priscilla Presley

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

6. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” ― Marcus Garvey

7. “Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” ― Brian Tracy

8. “There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” ― Henri Frederic Amiel

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

10. “Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self-interest.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

11. “Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” ― May Sarton

12. “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” ― Aristotle

Authentic Self Quotes

13. “Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.” ― Queen Latifah

14. “Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.” ― Vanessa Hudgens

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

16. “Be yourself, but always your better self.” ― Karl G. Maeser

17. “The goal of art was the vital expression of self.” ― Alfred Stieglitz

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

19. “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” ― William Shakespeare

20. “Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” ― Francis of Assisi

21. “Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.” ― Charles Spurgeon

22. “The authentic self is the soul made visibly.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach

Best Short Self Quotes

23. “Be that self which one truly is.” ― Soren Kierkegaard

24. “You should never give up your inner self.” ― Clint Eastwood

25. “A comparison is an act of violence against the self.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

26. “The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.” ― Bryant H. McGill

27. “There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.” ― William James

28. “The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” ― Robert Hand

29. “What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.” ― Helen Keller

30. “The ultimate mystery is one’s own self.” ― Sammy Davis, Jr.

Self Quotes to take care of yourself

31. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ― Ernest Hemingway

32. “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

33. “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ― J. Krishnamurti

34. “Don’t think about making life better for other people who don’t even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you.” ― C. JoyBell C.

35. “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” ― Edward Everett Hale

36. “To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul – would you understand why that’s much harder?” ― Ayn Rand

37. “My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddlestrings and harps, drums and tamboura I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony.” ― Fernando Pessoa

38. “If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After a while you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place.” ― Criss Jami

39. “A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.” ― Axel Munthe

Self Quotes to be what you want to be

40. “Sometimes we know who we want to be and what we want to do long… long before we know how to get there.” ― Patti Callahan Henry

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

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

43. “Purpose drives the process by which we become what we are capable of being.” ― Lolly Daskal

44. “The difference between impossible and possible is a willing heart.” ― Lolly Daskal

45. “People think they are not satisfied with what they have but in a true sense, they are not satisfied with what they are.” ― Amit Kalantri

46. “Someone who is said to have a big ego is thought to be full of themselves, to lack the ability to listen, to always rush to be at the top of the tree and to think their own ideas are the best.” ― Gyalwa Dokhampa

47. “Our whole lives, it was like we were always trying so hard to be perfect – for our families and our friends, for each other – when the funny thing was, we didn’t have to. In the end, we were better than that.” ― Brenna Yovanoff

48. “You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.” ― Alan Watts

49. “After a while, you have to be at peace with the fact that you simply are. There is no way to know why.” ― David Levithan

50. “You are still what you think, despite what others think about you!” ― Dr. Vivencio Ballano

Self Quotes to know yourself

51. “You cannot be with someone just because you don’t want to hurt him. You have your own happiness to think about.” ― Melissa de la Cruz

52. “Your relationship to yourself is and always will be directly reflected in all your relationships with others.” ― Vironika Tugaleva

53. “Know your self package to the core. Never lose the strength of assets, your values, what identifies and separates you, what makes you unique. No, you or I am perfect but we are who we are now and we should continue to move towards that better person God sees us be.” ― Eveth Colley

54. “Teach a person to think and they’ll devise a way to eat for a lifetime.” ― William Robson

55. “You are — your life, and nothing else.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre

56. “Things that matter are not easy. Feelings of happiness are easy. Happiness is not. Flirting is easy. Love is not. Saying you’re friends is easy. Being friends is not.” ― David Levithan

I hope you liked the above Short Self Quotes. Don’t forget to mention the best line that you liked most from the above lines in the comment box below.

You may also like the motivational articles mentioned below:

Also, you can join our Instagram page to get daily positive lines or you can visit our Pinterest page to get motivational images.

Photo of author
About The Author
Manoranjan
This post is published by Manoranjan who started this website Find Motivation. The goal of this website is to motivate people by giving them the right knowledge and information.