Know Thyself-updated

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, World History
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Know Thyself.

Socrates (Apology)

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates (Apology) (Socrates and Self-Confidence)

Self-conquest is the greatest of victories.

Plato (427-347 BC)

Observe all men; thy self most.

Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac, August 1740 American politician, scientist, civic activist.

If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because selfknowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) The Perennial Philosophy

Study the heart and the mind of man, and begin with your own. Meditation and reflection must lay the foundation of that knowledge, but experience and practice must, and alone can, complete it.

Lord Chesterfield Letter to his son, June 6, 1751

吾十有五而志於學,三十而立,四十而 不惑,五十而知天命,六十而耳順,七 十而从心所欲,不逾矩。 At fifteen my heart was set on learning; at thirty I stood firm; at forty I had no more doubts; at fifty I knew the mandate of heaven; at sixty my ear was obedient; at seventy I could follow my heart's desire without transgressing the norm. (Confucius, Analects)

It is wisdom to know others; It is enlightenment to know one's self.

Lao-Tzu (6th century B.C.) The Way of Life

Our greatest instrument for understanding the world— introspection . . . . The best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbour is to know ourselves.

Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) A Preface to Politics

Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.

Baltasar Gracián Jesuit Priest (1601-1658)

Self-awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes. It enables you to keep growing. Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Good leaders learn their specific personal strengths and weaknesses, especially in dealing with other people, then build on the strengths and correct the weaknesses. Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children. Louis Johannot Le Rosey School Headmaster

Anonymous: What is difficult? Thales: To know thyself.

Thales (620-546 B.C.)

Know the enemy and know yourself, and you can fight a hundred battles with no danger of defeat.


(4th Century B.C.) was an ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher 0vQXJ0JTIwb2YlMjBXYXIlMjBQREYucGRm

见贤思齐焉;见不贤而内自省也。 When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

Confucius 孔夫子, (traditionally 28 September 551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) Chinese social philosopher, whose teachings deeply influenced East Asian life and thought.

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. Franklin P. Jones (1908 - 1980) was a Philadelphia reporter, public relations executive and humorist. He wrote quips and quotes that entertained readers of major publications for years.

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

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