Finding Yourself Sayings and Quotes

Discovering who you really are can seem like an insurmountable task. With so much advice and wellness guru speak to sift through, it’s easy to get lost in the sauce. No matter how you choose to get there, finding yourself is a worthy pilgrimage. Tune into your inner voice with the collection below of wise, inspirational and humorous quotes on finding yourself.

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

Richard Wright

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

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.     


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

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.     

Henry David Thoreau

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

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.      


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

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

Robert Brault

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

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

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.     


Don't worry about finding your soul mate. Find yourself.     

Jason Evert

Whatever it takes to find the real you, don't be daunted if the rest of the world looks on in shock.     

Stephen Richards

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

Stephen Richards

Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.     

Pablo Neruda

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.     

Maya Angelou

Each man's life represents a road toward himself.     

Herman Hesse

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


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

Amos Bronson Alcott

Lose yourself wholly; and the more you lose, the more you will find.     

Catherine Of Siena

You've got to know yourself so you can at last be yourself.     

D. H. Lawrence

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

Bonnie Zackson Koury

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

Find yourself first-like yourself first-love yourself FIRST & friendship & love will naturally find YOU.     

Mandy Hale