„To know nothing about yourself is to live. To know yourself badly is to think.“

Source: The Book of Disquiet

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„Do you know what a good life is? A good life is a life in which you never have to think about yourself again. You know why? Because you can't think about yourself without producing fear.“

—  Guy Finley American self-help writer, philosopher, and spiritual teacher, and former professional songwriter and musician 1949

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„Know this. I think you could be special if you only thought there was anything special about yourself.“

—  Pat Conroy American novelist 1945 - 2016

Source: My Losing Season: A Memoir

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„There is something about yourself that you don't know.“

—  Jason Statham English actor, film producer, martial artist and former diver 1967

„It's so much easier to convince yourself you're madly in love with someone when you know nothing about him.“

—  Megan McCafferty American novelist 1973

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„Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

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„Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

Source: Vorkosigan Saga, A Civil Campaign (1999)

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„Live with yourself: get to know how poorly furnished you are.“
Tecum habita: noris quam sit tibi curta supellex.

—  Persius ancient latin poet 34 - 62

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„If you want to know what you think of yourself, then ask yourself what you think of others, and you will find your answer.“

—  Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984

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„About shocking. You know I feel comfortable in my skin. I think it's an okay thing to express yourself.“

—  Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress 1981

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„The world is nothing, the man is all; in yourself is the law of all nature, and you know not yet how a globule of sap ascends; in yourself slumbers the whole of Reason; it is for you to know all, it is for you to dare all.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1830s, The American Scholar http://www.emersoncentral.com/amscholar.htm (1837)

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„Trusting yourself means living out what you already know to be true.“

—  Cheryl Strayed, book Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Source: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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„Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.“

—  Benjamin Spock American pediatrician and author of Baby and Child Care 1903 - 1998

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„The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC

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