136+ Finding Yourself Quotes

Feeling lost and in need of inspiration? Look no further than these powerful words of wisdom from the world’s greatest thought leaders! From self-discovery and purpose to overcoming obstacles and discovering joy in life, we have compiled a list of the best finding yourself quotes to reignite the flame of passion in your heart and soul. Inspire your journey toward self-discovery and cultivate meaningful change in your life today with these amazing quotes!

Finding yourself is an important part of life’s journey and it often requires looking within. Quotes about finding yourself can provide guidance, motivation, and insight into what it takes to discover who you really are and what you want in life. If you’re searching for inspiration on the path to finding yourself, these quotes can point you in the right direction.

Sometimes it takes going through tough times to find yourself. As your journey of self-discovery begins, these inspirational quotes about finding yourself will provide a beacon of light to keep you going. Whether you are just beginning your journey or in need of a fresh perspective, these quotes will prove to be invaluable as you explore the depths of your spirit.

Best Finding Yourself Quotes

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Lao Tzu

Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. Ellen DeGeneres

I will tell you the secret of getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful and you try to be very fearful when others are greedy. Warren Buffett

Doubt kills more Dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem

Inner peace doesn’t come from getting what we want, but from remembering who we are. Marianne Williamson

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. George Moore

You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendour of your own light. Rumi

One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.

We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us. Jean-Paul Sartre

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

When your world falls apart and you’re left with just yourself, you’re forced to discover who you are without all the beliefs, expectations, views, & self-image provided by some teacher or system. The calculating mind gives way to the intuitive mind, Knowing without Thinking. Gabrielle Roth

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Gandhi

Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do. Menander

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

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Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things. Jim Rohn

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. Clifton Fadiman

Your real self may be hiding somewhere, look for it within, when you find yourself, you can freely be what you want to be. Michael Bassey Johnson

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Dr. Seuss

The only journey is the journey within. Rainer Maria Rilke

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell

You’ve got to know yourself so you can at last be yourself. D. H. Lawrence

You will never understand who you are until you understand who God is. Billy Graham

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. Lucille Ball

Genuine relationships depend first on a healthy relationship with ourselves. Sonia Choquette

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change. Richard Bach

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao Tzu

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. Albert Einstein

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering. Saint Augustine

When you fight yourself to discover the real you, there is only one winner. Stephen Richards

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.

One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up. Friedrich Nietzsche

One does not ‘find oneself’ by pursuing one’s self, but on the contrary by pursuing something else and learning through discipline or routine… who one is and wants to be. May Sarton

Be who you are, and find yourself so you can be your own person and enjoy life with no regret. Bonnie Zackson Koury

When we tell our own story, we teach the values that our choices reveal, not as abstract principals, but as our lived experience. We reveal the kind of person we are to the extent that we let others identify with us. Marshall Ganz

There’s nothing worse than finding yourself in a situation, a very demanding piece of work, and knowing that you’re not a true ally to the person who’s in charge of all that. Daniel Day-Lewis

These positive know your worth quotes can provide guidance, motivation, and insight.

Famous Finding Yourself Quotes

Don’t spend all of your time trying to FIND yourself. Spend your time CREATING yourself into a person that you’ll be proud of. Sonya Parker

I wasn’t searching for something or someone….I was searching for me. Carrie Bradshaw, Se and The City

We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become. Ursula K. Le Guin

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. Hugh Prather

Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

When you start supporting a football club, you don’t support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong. Dennis Bergkamp

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. Lao-Tzu

I wasn’t searching for something or someone….I was searching for me. Carrie Bradshaw

It’s not about finding a home so much as finding yourself Jason Behr

When you make the finding yourself even if you’re the last person on Earth to see the light you’ll never forget it. Carl Sagan

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Life is not having and getting, but being and becoming Matthew Arnold

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

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

Life is not about finding yourself. It’s mostly about chocolate. T-Shirt Darynda Jones

No one is going to rescue you from yourself – your inner demons, your lack of confidence, your dissatisfaction with yourself and your life. Only self-love and good decisions will rescue you.

If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it. Frank Lloyd Wright

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. William Butler Yeats

You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I’m just going to be myself. Mariah Carey

Progress leads to purpose. Pursuit of purpose leads to progress. So if you’re not yet sure of your purpose…head in that direction and purpose will reveal itself, increasingly, day by day.

All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why. James Thurber

Somehow, we’ll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Know thyself If I knew myself, I’d run away. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When you make the finding yourself – even if you’re the last person on Earth to see the light – you’ll never forget it. Carl Sagan

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want. Mark Twain

You were born with everything you need to answer the call of your soul. Marie Forleo

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley

There is more to myself than anyone has so far discovered.

Why should we honor those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. William Butler Yeats

To contact the deeper truth of who we are, we must engage in some activity or practice that questions what we assume to be true about ourselves. A. H. Almaas

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor. Alexis Carrel

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. Blise Pascal

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Powerful Finding Yourself Quotes

Get out into the sunlight-out where everything is-with a vibration that is so dominant that those who annoy you, those who don’t agree with you, those who make your life feel uncomfortable, don’t come into your experience, because your vibration-through your practice-has become so clear, so pure, so clean, so in keeping with what you want, that the world that revolves around you just feels like that. That’s what you planned. Esther Hicks

Live out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen R. Covey

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs

Who am I? Ask and start your journey within. Anonymous

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. Richard Wright

It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die. S. I. Hayakawa

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine

The trail compels you to know yourself and to be yourself, and puts you in harmony with the universe. It makes you glad to be living. It gives health, hope, and courage, and it extends that touch of nature which tends to make you kind. Enos Mills

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. Ray Goforth

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. Oscar Wilde

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. Anna Quindlen

Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not. Mooji

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If you’re being ignored, that’s a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery. Lykke Li

Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You don’t find happiness, you make happiness. You choose happiness. Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings you the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run. David Leonhardt

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are. Rachel Naomi Remen

I found power in accepting the truth of who I am. It may not be a truth that others can accept, but I cannot live any other way. How would it be to live a lie every minute of your life. Alison Goodman

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

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. Stephen R. Covey

What you fear is inside yourself… The power to do great or terrible things. Liam Neeson, Batman Begins

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter. Bernard Baruch

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep looking until you realize, within your own experience, that you’re so much more than who you believe you are. Keep looking until you discover the wondrous heart, the marvelous mind, that is the very basis of your being. Tsoknyi Rinpoche

It’s a life’s journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else. Mariska Hargitay

Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person. Gerard Way

If you’re seeking to find yourself and your purpose, then you’re right on track. Inquiry opens the door to discovery.

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Inspirational Finding Yourself Quotes

Do what you will while you’re able, find what it is that you seek. Xavier Rudd

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. Pablo Picasso

Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it. Gloria Steinem

I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am. Ram Dass

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.

Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself. So live the life you imagined. Henry David Thoreau

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of. Michel de Montaigne

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. Jean de La Fontaine

Having limits to push against is how you find out what you can do. Sylvie Guillem

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Every child has the capacity to be everything. Doris Lessing

Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to be. Mandy Hale

You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light. Rumi

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. Fyodor Dostoevsky

The first step to becoming what God made you to be is to stop worrying about what others want you to be. Rick Warren

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

It wasn’t about being happy or unhappy. I just didn’t want to be me anymore. Sarah Dessen

It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Diane Von Furstenberg

Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys . Henri Frederic Amiel

You never find yourself until you face the truth. Pearl Bailey

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it… The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela

Don’t spend all of your time trying to find yourself. Spend your time creating yourself into a person that you’ll be proud of.

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. James Thurber

Before you find out who you are, you have to figure out who you aren’t. Iyanla Vanzant

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville

Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying. Robert Terwilliger

There’s only so much you can do of trying, finding yourself very close to getting a part and then not getting it. Dominic Cooper

If you persist in ignoring your intuition, you may find yourself stuck in a permanent holding pattern instead of taking the risks that lead to creative growth. Nita Leland

In the end you don’t so much find yourself as you find someone who knows who you are. Robert Brault

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all fears you have overcome.

If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be. Dale Carnegie

The longest journey is the journey inward. Dag Hannarskjold

Don’t count the days, make the days count. Muhammad Ali

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. Amos Bronson Alcott

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. Benjamin Franklin

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. James A. Michener

It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. H.W. Shaw

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi

These beautiful soul quotes will help you find the courage to make each day count.