120 Finding Yourself Quotes To Enlighten And Awaken You

Looking for meaningful quotes about finding yourself? We have rounded up the best collection of finding yourself quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, proverbs, status message (with images and pictures) to inspire you to do some self-searching and be aware of yourself personally, spiritually and physically.

Finding yourself means to realize and accept one’s real character. It’s about self analysis, and being conscious about oneself first.

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The process of self discovering is a very important part of life to get a sense of self-love, self-worth, purpose of life and to know your true self. The journey of finding yourself can be  a lifelong undertaking which is deep and a natural process which is important for you to be on the right path of life.

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If you’re looking or seeking to find yourself then this is a great place to start and be inspired. Don’t forget to read our positive quotes about believing in yourself to motivate you everyday.

These famous find your true self are divided in the following categories;

  • Inspirational Finding Yourself Quotes
  • Finding Myself Quotes
  • Finding Peace Within Yourself Quotes
  • Finding Happiness Within Yourself Quotes

Inspirational Finding Yourself Quotes

  1. “To find yourself, think for yourself.”- Socrates

  2. “Go find yourself first so you can also find me.”- Rumi                                                                                 
    Inspirational Finding Yourself quotes
    Inspirational Finding Yourself quotes

  3. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”- Aristotle                                                       
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    Finding Yourself Quotes Images

  4. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton

  5. “If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.”

  6. “Sometimes we must lose ourselves to find ourselves.”- Sonny Long                                   
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    finding yourself again quotes

  7. “Each man’s life represents a road toward himself.” – Hermann Hesse

  8. “It’s not about finding a home so much as finding yourself.”- Jason Behr

  9. “Don’t worry about finding your soul mate. Find yourself.” – Jason Evert

  10. “You’ve got to find yourself first. Everything else’ll follow.”- Charles de Lint

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

  12. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.”- Lao Tzu                                                                                                                                                                       
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    Quotes About Finding Yourself Quotes

  13. “We lose ourselves in things we love. We find ourselves there, too.”- Kristin Martz

  14. “You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search.” – Maxwell Maltz

  15. “All this time I was finding myself, And I didn’t know I was lost.”- Avicci, Wake Me Up

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

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

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

  19. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi                                                                                                                                         
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    discover yourself quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  32. “Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to be.” – Mandy Hale                                                                                                   
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    finding myself quotes

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

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

  35. “Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”                                                                                         
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    figuring out life quotes

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

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

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

  39. “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.”                                                                   
    Lost Finding Yourself Quotes
    Lost Finding Yourself Quotes

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

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

  42. “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

  43. “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

  44. “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

  45. “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

  46. “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

  47. “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

  48. “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

  49. “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

  50. “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

  51. “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

  52. “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

  53. “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.”

  54. “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

  55. “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

  56. “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.”

  57. “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.”

  58. “You can’t change the past or what happens to you, but you can stand up for yourself and decide to break the chains. You can change the course. You can stop letting pain, hurt, and brokenness drive the bus for you. You are worthy, you’re worth it, and you deserve it.”

  59. “To work on yourself is the best thing you can do. Accept that you are not perfect, but you are enough. And then start working on everything that destroys you. Your insecurities, your ego, your dark thoughts. You will see, in the end you’re going to make peace with yourself. And that’s the greatest thing in the world.”

  60. “Finding yourself is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. Finding yourself is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering of who you were before the world got its hands on you.” – Emily Mcdowell

Finding Myself Quotes

We’ve collected some of our favorite quotes about finding yourself to help you find the ideas about yourself and your purpose of life. We hope these will encourage and inspire you to keep asking for answers, keep seeking self awareness and keep knocking new doors about your life and answers.

  1. “I’m busy finding myself.”

  2. “I didn’t change. I just found myself.”                                                                             
    Quotes About Finding Myself
    Quotes About Finding Myself

  3. “The more I find myself, the more people I lose.”

  4. “The only journey worthwhile is finding yourself.”

  5. “Every time I say “I’m done” I find myself trying again.”

  6. “You have to lose yourself to find yourself.” – Willem Dafoe

  7. “The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

  8. “You never find yourself until you face the truth.”- Pearl Bailey

  9. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”                                           
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    finding yourself quotes

  10. “All the wonders you seek are within yourself.” – Thomas Browne

  11. “It had to happen…In order to find myself I had to lose you.” – R.H. Sin

  12. “Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.”- Mandy Hale

  13. “Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.”- Epictetus

  14. “With you I could be myself, but now without you, I’m trying to find myself.”

  15. “Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul?”- Theodore Roethke

  16. “‘Know thyself?’ If I knew myself, I’d run away.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  17. “Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”- Jackson Pollock

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

  19. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”- Henry David Thoreau

  20. “The only way to find yourself is when you start being true to everyone around you.”

  21. “Lose yourself wholly; and the more you lose, the more you will find.”- Catherine Of Siena

  22. “I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”- Maya Angelou

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

  24. “Let yourself be drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray.” – Rumi

  25. “I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I’m losing everyone while I’m finding myself.”

  26. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”- James A. Froude

  27. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.”- Marcel Proust

  28. “A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

  29. “Find yourself first-like yourself first-love yourself FIRST & friendship & love will naturally find YOU.”- Mandy Hale

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

  31. “Whatever it takes to find the real you, don’t be daunted if the rest of the world looks on in shock.”- Stephen Richards

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

  33. “I am currently under repair. Trying to find myself, heal myself, and take care of myself, so thank you for your patience.”

  34. “Self discovery often happens when we move out of our comfort zone and change the norm. Love is something that finds you.”

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

  36. “The day you find yourself will be the most beautiful day, because after that – you will never accept less than what you deserve.” – Ruby Dhal

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

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

  39. “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.”- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  40. “Finding yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery. The horizon of self is always moving and keeps you engaged in the pursuit. It is evolution by design.”

  41. “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

  42. “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.”- Jerry Gilles

  43. “Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self – the one you’ve buried beneath other people’s need.”- Kristin Hannah

  44. “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

  45. “Finding oneself and one’s path is like waking up on a foggy day. Be patient, and presently the fog will clear and that which has always been there can be seen. The path is already there to follow.”- Rasheed Ogunlaru

Finding Peace Within Yourself Quotes

Once you find your true self, all you need to do is be true to who you are and who want to be by taking the journey within and discovering who you truly are. Let these amazing quotes transform the way that you see yourself and aid you in your pursuit of greatness in love, relationship and life to be at peace with your innerself.

  1. “Calmness yields happiness.”- Maxime Lagacé

  2. “Make your heart a zone of peace.”- Jack Kornfield

  3. “Stress is a choice. So is inner peace.”- Lewis Howes

  4. “Your happiness starts with you. Find peace within yourself.”

  5. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha                                                     
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    happiness finding yourself quotes

  6. “Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.”- Rumi

  7. “Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

  8. “It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world.”- Eckhart Tolle

  9. “Nothing external to you has any power over you.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  10. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama

  11. “The real battle is within – always in the present moment.”- Stephen Hanselman

  12. “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.” —George Michael

  13. “If you can win over your mind, you can win over the world.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  14. “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”- Robert J. Sawyer

  15. “Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.”- Lin Yutang

  16. “First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.” – Thomas Kempis

  17. “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” —Marvin Gaye

  18. “Ignore the drama, ignore the hatred, ignore the pain. Find peace, find happiness, find yourself.”

  19. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”- Dalai Lama

  20. “Be a witness, not a judge, focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd.”

  21. “Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” – Remez Sasson

  22. “When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”

  23. “If you’ve got a world full of people who have inner peace, then you have a peaceful world.”- Wayne W. Dyer

  24. “The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself, everything that you want, you already are.” – Rumi

  25. “A rational person can find peace by cultivating indifference to things outside of their control.”- Naval Ravikant

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

  27. “If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.” – Peter McWilliams

  28. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” —Wayne W. Dye

  29. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chodron

  30. “We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

  31. “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”– Eckhart Tolle

  32. “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”- Albert Einstein

  33. “Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” – John F. Kennedy

  34. “Ego says – Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel inner peace. Spirit says – Find your inner peace and then everything will fall into place.” – Marianne Williamson

  35. “Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.” – Gerald G. Jampolsky

Finding Happiness Within Yourself Quotes

  1. “Find your happiness, in yourself.” – Albert Camus

  2. “Beauty comes from the happiness within.” – Liv Tyler

  3. “Pursuit of happiness is not a chase but a realization.” – YQ Baba

  4. “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.”

  5. “The true source of happiness is within each of us.” – Chris Prentiss

  6. “Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.” – Prem Rawal

  7. “True happiness is not out there. True happiness lies within.” – David Lynch

  8. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret of happiness.” – Robert Morley

  9. “Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

  10. “Happiness springs up from within. Do not seek it without.” – Ogwo David Emenike

  11. “It’s not always easy to find happiness within yourself, but its the only place to look for it.”

  12. “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”

  13. “True happiness comes from within yourself, not from someone else. Stop searching, start living.”

  14. “True happiness is found inside the heart, not in the situation or outcome.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

  15. “Pursuit of happiness starts from within, your own self. You don’t need to search outside.” – Sunita

  16. “Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationships, your job, money. Happiness starts with you.”

  17. “Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.” – Mandy Hale

  18. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” – Eckhart Tolle

  19. “If you aren’t happy single, you won’t be happy taken. Happiness comes from within. Not from others.”

  20. “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire

  21. “Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you.”

  22. “Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy.” – Andrew Weil

  23. “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” – Og Mandino

  24. “Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

  25. “Happiness isn’t always measured by the person you’re with it’s by the person within yourself.” – Damian Stafon

  26. “IF you find some happiness inside yourself, you’ll start finding it in lot of other places too.” – Gladiola Montana

  27. “Your life may not be full with reasons to be happy, but your life itself is the reason to be happy.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

  28. “It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

  29. “Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.”

  30. “Happiness is within you, not from others, so don’t wait for the moment of anyone, enjoy the way you are.’” – Saranya Kannan

  31. “Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything it is.” – Mandy Hale

  32. “You are responsible for your own happiness. If you expect others to make you happy, chances are you’ll always end up disappointed.”

  33. “Happiness comes from within and is found in the present moment by making peace with the past and looking forward to the future.”

  34. “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” – Sri Chinmoy

  35. “you must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.” – Ernie Banks

  36. “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  37. “Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside.” – The Coach

  38. “The process of finding happiness within one’s own self may be difficult and slow but it cannot be found anywhere else.” – Swami Parthasarathy

  39. “True happiness comes from within, not elsewhere. Don’t make the mistake of waiting on someone or something to come and make you happy.”

  40. “Happiness comes from within your heart, if it is being ruled by the peace of God, you will be thankful for whatever you have.” – Kuya Daniel Razon

  41. “Instead of searching for possessions and achievements to make you happy, reflect on who you are and find authentic joy within.” – Stephanie Mitchell

  42. “Happiness comes from within you. You’ll never find it by chasing relationships, jobs, beauty, money. Happiness always starts within.” – Karen Salmansohn

  43. “Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” – Valerie Bertinelli

  44. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living each moment with love, grace and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

  45. “Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.”

  46. “Happiness is within you. So unlock the chains from your heart and let yourself grow, like the sweet flower you are. I know the answer – just spread your wings and set yourself free.” – Jimi Hendrix

  47. “Real happiness comes from within. It starts with accepting yourself just the way you are and not trying to be sometihgn you’re not. When we give up resistance, we discover happiness.” – Mal Duane

  48. “Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.” – Martin Yan

  49. “And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe it’s on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is just moving on.”

  50. “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” – Ralph Hartston

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