The Best Quotes About Self-knowledge

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A list of the best self-knowledge quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous self-knowledge quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic self-knowledge quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational self-knowledge quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about self-knowledge?" and "What are inspirational self-knowledge quotes?"

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  • 1

    Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.

    G. I. Gurdjieff
    7 votes
  • 2

    Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.

    Tom Hopkins
    6 votes
  • 3

    Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Know also when you actually have thought through to the nature of the thing with which you are dealing and when you are not thinking at all.

    Bernard Baruch
    6 votes
  • 4
    8 votes
  • 5

    There is a period of life when we swallow knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.

    Pearl Bailey
    8 votes
  • 6

    The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.

    F. H. Bradley
    4 votes