Best True Self Quotes & Sayings On Love, Life

These true self quotes will inspire you. The true self is the basis of informed, “wholehearted” behavior, and is associated with a sense of initiative and vitality.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging true self quotes, true self sayings, and true self proverbs.

Inspirational True Self Quotes

  1. “Being your true self is the most effective formula for success there is.” ~ Danielle LaPorte
  2. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung
  3. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle
  4. “Although our package of skin and bones looks very convincing, it is a mask, an illusion, disguising our true self, which has no limitations.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  5. “Fear closes all doors to the true self, that brilliant center where the ecstasy lies.” ~ Kenny Werner

  6. “You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way”.” ~ Richard Bach
  7. “The moment you understand yourself as the true Self, you find such peace and bliss that the impressions of the petty enjoyments you experienced before become as ordinary specks of light in front of the brilliant sun.” ~ Swami Satchidananda
  8. “Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
  9. “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
  10. “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” ~ Denis Waitley

  11. “True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. Once you are aware of that you are no longer caught in the idea that you are a separate entity.” ~ Nhat Hanh
  12. “To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name.” ~ Thomas Merton , True self quotes love
  13. “Sometimes you have to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down – get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” ~ Tina Turner
  14. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” ~ Bruce Lee
  15. “Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~ Harvey Fierstein

  16. “My true self contains every possibility.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  17. “There is a way to again be in real-time with the universe, but it is not through force, imagination, or manipulation. It is by finding your true Self. When you do, you will not need to manipulate life, it will simply flow.” ~ Mooji
  18. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Laozi
  19. “Under whatever name or form we worship It, It leads us on to knowledge of the nameless, formless Absolute. Yet, to see one’s true Self in the Absolute, to subside into It and be one with “It, this is the true Knowledge of the Truth.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
  20. “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” ~ Hugh Prather

  21. “There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.” ~ William James
  22. “Becoming conscious is, of course, a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.” ~ Carl Jung
  23. “Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.” ~ Dorothy Bryant
  24. “What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you – it’s like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage.” ~ Terrence Rafferty
  25. “Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.” ~ Ralph Marston

  26. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  27. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~ Harvey Fierstein
  28. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ e. e. cummings
  29. “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” ~ Fanny Brice
  30. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Laozi

  31. “This above all; to thine own self be true.” ~ William Shakespeare
  32. “You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~ Bindi Irwin
  33. “There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  34. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs
  35. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” ~ Douglas Adams

  36. “The spirit is the true self. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  37. “The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.” ~ Julien Green
  38. “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
  39. “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.” ~ Fanny Brice
  40. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” ~ James Anthony Froude

  41. “Until we let go of our mental images of who we are or who we should be, our vision remains clouded by expectation. But when we let go of everything, open ourselves to any truth, and see the world without fear or judgment, then we are finally able to begin the process of peeling off the shell of false identity that prevents our true self from growing and shining into the world.” ~ Paul Buchheit , False true self quotes
  42. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  43. “My true Self is free.  I cannot be contained.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  44. “Love is who you are. Your true self is pure love, infinite awareness, and unbounded joy…As you realize this, you will feel a small light in your heart. At first, it will be the size of a spark, then a candle flame, then a raging bonfire.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  45. “Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  46. “The act of writing itself is much like the construction of a mirror made of words. Looking at certain illuminated corners of or cracks within the mirror, the author can see fragments of an objective reality that comprise the physical universe, social communities, political dynamics, and other facets of human existence. Looking in certain other corners of the same mirror, he or she may experience glimpses of a True Self sheltered deftly behind a mask of public proprieties.” ~ Aberjhani
  47. “One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.” ~ Satish Kumar
  48. “Remember that Divinity is the true self of Man. It cannot be sold for gold; neither can it be heaped up as are the riches of the world today. The rich man has cast off his Divinity and has clung to his gold. And the young today have forsaken their Divinity and pursue self-indulgence and pleasure.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  49. “True self-reliance does not mean reliance on one’s physical strength; it means reliance on something mightier, something which is less perishable… It means trusting in the spiritual.” ~ Swami Paramananda
  50. “The spirit is the true self.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  51. “The all-embracing vast being which is there behind the play of the universe and with which you will have to identify yourself – for this is your true self.” ~ Sri Aurobindo , Embrace true self quotes
  52. “The people who help us grow toward true self offer unconditional love, neither judging us to be deficient nor trying to force us to change but accepting us exactly as we are. And yet this unconditional love does not lead us to rest on our laurels. Instead, it surrounds us with a charged force field that makes us want to grow from the inside out – a force field that is safe enough to take the risks and endure the failures that growth requires.” ~ Parker J. Palmer
  53. “It is only when you have become that true Self consciously when all these illusions have fallen away, that you will be perfectly free and perfectly happy.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  54. “Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  55. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~ Nhat Hanh

  56. “The True Self is infinite. It knows no boundaries. Pure essence. Pure light. Engulfing the mind, the soul, the body, the invisible real, with its radiance.” ~ Alberto Villoldo
  57. “Everything is part of one web, one matrix of existence, beyond discussion. This is our true self in its undifferentiated form.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  58. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.” ~ Tim Field

  59. “If you want to give birth to your true self, you are going to have to dig deep down into that body of yours and let your soul howl. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that if you turn off your head, your feet will take you where you need to go.” ~ Gabrielle Roth
  60. “Choice is the key because human beings are the only creatures who can choose to evolve, who can shape their destiny. Furthermore, we have been given the gift of “self-awareness,” which allows us to step back into our true selves to observe and use our brains to create the world we wish to live in.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  61. “All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.” ~ James Thurber
  62. “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” ~ Jean de La Fontaine
  63. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  64. “At bottom, every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  65. “Don’t worry about society’s conditioning and the labels that are put on you by external forces. Hold onto your true self.” ~ Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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