self-knowledge

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on total acceptance, self-knowledge, ending of sorrow, blessed experience, buddha, god, christ, and i am

Nobody needs to go anywhere else. We are all, if we only knew it, already there. If I only know who in fact I am, I should cease to behave as what I think I am; and if I stopped behaving as what I think I am, I should know who I am.
What in fact I am, if only Manichee I think I am would allow me to know it, is the reconciliation of yes and no lived out in total acceptance and the blessed experience of Not-Two.
In religion all words are dirty words. Anybody who gets eloquent about Buddha, or God, or Christ, ought to have his mouth washed out with carbolic soup. Because his aspiration to perpetuate only the "yes" in every pair of opposites can never, in the nature of things, be realized, the insulated Manichee I think I am condemns himself to endlessly repeated frustration, endlessly repeated conflicts with other sspiring and frustrated Manichees.
Conflicts and frustrations--the theme of all history and almost all biography. "I show you sorrow," said the Buddha realistically. But he also showed the ending of sorrow--self-knowledge, total acceptance, the blessed experience of Not-Two

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Island (Perennial Classics), Pages: 40..41

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Lao Tzu on knowledge, wisdom, enlightenment, and self-knowledge

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: David

A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on gnosis, self-knowledge, know thyself, knowledge, wisdom, awaken, and gurdjieff

To know all, it is necessary to know very little; but to know that very little, one must first know pretty much.

G. I. Gurdjieff

Contributed by: Andy L.

A Quote by Susan on transformation, self-knowledge, mastery, soul-centered, intuition, inner wisdom, visualization, imagination, life purpose, personal power, a path with heart, intention, alchemy, self-trust, success, and fulfillment

"If we truly want to create a life that is grounded in basic well-being, we must decide to commit ourselves to learning what it takes to thrive instead of merely survive."

Susan Velasquez

Source: Beyond Intellect: Journey into the Wisdom of Your Intuitive Mind, Pages: 110

Contributed by: Susan

A Quote by Earon on spirituality, divinity, wisdom, god, primates, knowledge, self-knowledge, duality, life, compassion, and unity

At the root of human wisdom is an understanding that we are, at once, both gods and primates.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by William Shakespeare on self-knowledge, bosom, know, and heart

Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, Act II Sc. 2

Contributed by: JohnP

A Quote by Warren G. Bennis on living large, courage, leadership, honesty, and self-knowledge

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.  It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.

Warren G. Bennis (1925 -)

Contributed by: Student of Life

A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on self-knowledge, realization, necessity, self-change, observing oneself, self-observation, inner processes, instrument, awakening, and slave

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

Contributed by: PiALOGUE

A Quote by unknown on self-knowledge

Nosce te ipsum.

unknown

Contributed by: Brittany

A Quote by Saba Sophiya Hasan on liberty, self-discovery, self-knowledge, humility, self-respect, success, and acceptance

Let the river flow and you will be liberated. Let yourself go with current and you will find yourself. Let the wind so blow and you will be able to break yourself free very much like a ripened fruit of self-respect that sheds itself away from the tree of dependence. Let yourself be blown away humbling as a fallen petal and you will find yourself above the lowly dust of ground, to finally discover the truth of your existence for yourself.

Saba Hasan

Source: Beyond Those Horizons: An Epic Novelette

Contributed by: ParadiseBliss

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