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It is part of our pedagogy to teach the operations of thinking, feeling, and willing so that they may be made conscious. For if we do not know the difference between an emotion and a thought, we will know very little. We need to understand the components (of emotions) at work... in order to free their hold.
~ Mary Caroline Richards

 

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It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, ''Know thyself,'' and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.
~ George Eliot

 

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It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.
~ Josh Billings

 

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Know one, know all.
~ Katha Upanishad

 

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Know they thyself, presume not God to scan. The proper study of mankind is man.
~ Lao-Tzu

 

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Know thyself.
~ Socrates

 

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Know thyself. Nothing in excess. The Self is required to balance the Self.
~ Blum Ralph

 

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Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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Know yourself, master yourself, conquest of self is most gratifying.
~ Anonymous

 

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Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.
~ Catherine Drinker Bowen

 

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Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself.
~ Claude M. Bristol

 

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Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Know also when you actually have thought through to the nature of the thing with which you are dealing and when you are not thinking at all.
~ Bernard M. Baruch

 

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Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs.
~ Seneca

 

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Our lives teach us who we are.
~ Salman Rushdie

 

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Self knowers always dwell in El Dorado; they drink from the fountain of youth, and at all times owners of all they wish to enjoy.
~ Claude M. Bristol

 

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Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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The conqueror and king in each one of us is the knower of truth. Let the knower awaken in us and drive the horses of the mind, emotions, and physical body on the pathway which that king has chosen.
~ George S. Arundale

 

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The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practiced, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
~ Pierre Charron

 

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The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind.
~ Francis H. Bradley

 

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