Finding Yourself Quotes

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.

Thomas Szasz

Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.     

Ann Landers

Know thyself” If I knew myself, I’d run away.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The only journey is the journey within.

Rainer Maria Rilke

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life, and there is nothing better.

Blaise Pascal

All the wonders you seek are within yourself.

Thomas Browne

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul?      

Theodore Roethke

Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.

Matthew Arnold

To find yourself, think for yourself.      




Falling In Love Quotes

First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love. – Maya Angelou

Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean.

Gregory David Roberts

You will always fall in love, and it will always be like having your throat cut, just that fast. – Catherynne M. Valente

When you fall in love, the natural thing to do is give yourself to it. That’s what I think. It’s just a form of sincerity. – Haruki Murakami

Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it’s not yours anymore. It’s laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated. – Ville Valo


Don’t find love, let love find you. That’s why its called falling in love, because you don’t force yourself to fall, you just fall.- Hannah

Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary. – Oscar Wilde

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.  –   Albert Einstein

The first time you fall in love, it changes your life forever, and no matter how hard you try, the feeling never goes away. – Nicholas Sparks

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others and the delight in the recognition. – Alexander Smith

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god. – Jorge Luis Borges

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears. – Woodrow Wyatt

You know you’re in love the moment you can touch the stars without reaching. – Melisa M. Hamling

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. – Benjamin Franklin

Ambition Quotes

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals. – Sir John Denham

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment. – Thomas Otway

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain

Ambition beats genius 99% of the time. – Jay Leno

A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm–it can creep, but it cannot fly. – Henry Ward Beecher

Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes; The glorious fault of Angels and of Gods. – Alexander Pope

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme, to be sublimely great, or to be nothing.- Thomas Southerne


Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.  –  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Addiction Quotes

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.- Carl Jung

What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that’s toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay. – Moby

Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs. – Robin Williams

Addiction- When you can give up something any time, as long as it’s next Tuesday. –  Nikki SixxQuitting smoking is easy, I’ve done it hundreds of times. – Mark Twain

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. – Somerset Maugham

Addiction begins with the hope that something “out there” can instantly fill up the emptiness inside. – Jean Kilbourne

You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town. – Anne Lamott

At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain. – Frank Tallis

At every stage, addiction is driven by one of the most powerful, mysterious, and vital forces of human existence. What drives addiction is longing–a longing not just of brain, belly, or loins but finally of the heart. – Cornelius Platinga

Addiction is a symptom of not growing up.- C. C. DeVille

You know you’re an alcoholic when you misplace things for like a decade.    Paul Williams


Friendship Quotes

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Hubert H. Humphrey

Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace. Christie BrinkleyFriends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.- Euripides

Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.- Ann Landers

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Of all possessions, a friend is the most precious. -Herodotus

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. – Helen Keller

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. -Thomas Aquinas

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. – Jim Morrison




Art Quotes

The art of communication is the language of leadership. – James Humes

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. – Victor Pinchuk

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.- Paulo Coelho

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Pablo Picasso

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. –  Albert Einstein

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. – Henry Ward Beecher

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. – Andy Warhol

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun Tzu

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. –  Stanislaw Jerzy LecRiding a race bike is an art – a thing that you do because you feel something inside. – Valentino Rossi

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. –  John W. Gardner






Peace Quotes

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.


I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

Mother Teresa

To disarm the people is the best and most effectual
Way to enslave them.

George Mason

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

Albert Einstein

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

Dalai Lama

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

George Edward Woodberry

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

Mahatma Gandhi


A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Positivity Quotes

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.

Eleanor Roosevelt

What is now proved was once only imagined.

William Blake

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

Hermann Hesse

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.

Mother Teresa

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Nhat Hanh

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation – or a relationship.

Deborah Tannen

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.

Og Mandino

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

Sam Ewing

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.

William James

Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door.

11 Quotes About Learning From Your Mistakes

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.”


“It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.”

Roy T. Bennett

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

Truman Capote

“No one is perfect… that’s why pencils have erasers.”

Wolfgang Riebe

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.”

Gilda Radner

“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”

Paulo Coelho

“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

Augusten Burroughs

“I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.”

Walt Whitman

“Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.”

Janelle Monae

“By seeking and blundering we learn.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Life Quotes

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery


If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.

Marilyn Monroe

Tears are words that need to be written.

Paulo Coelho

All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.

Chuck Palahniuk

If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose.

Charles Bukowski

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Dale Carnegie

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.

Helen Keller

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.

Maya Angelou

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

Corrie Ten Boom

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.

Gerry Spence

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

Eleanor Roosevelt

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.

Eckhart Tolle

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.

Malcolm Forbes

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.

Peter Marshall

Conflict cannot survive without your participation.

Wayne Dyer

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

Dorothea Lange

Love is the absence of judgment.

Dalai Lama