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- “A human being is spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation that relates itself to itself or is the relation’s relating itself to itself in the relation.”
- Soren Kierkegaard. (1813-1855) "Sickness Unto Death"
- The Arch-flatterer, with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence, is a man’s self.
- Francis Bacon. ‘On Love’, Essays (1597-1625)
- The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one’s own mind.
- Francis Herbert Bradley (1846–1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, No. 8 (1930)
- Cogito, ergo sum.
- I think, therefore I am.
- Descartes Discours de la Méthode, Discourse on the Method (1637)
- Identity is an illusion, a temporary state. Everyone is searching for it, but it’s only a brief reflection in a very shallow pool of time.
- Olivia Dresher (b. 1945), American poet and publisher. ‘Aphorisms by Olivia Dresher’ on, Olivia Dresher.com
- Self-correction begins with self-knowledge.
- Baltasar Gracián. In maxim 69, The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)
- The best mirror is an old friend.
- George Herbert Jacula Prudentum (1651) (17th Century English proverb)
- If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now - when?
- Hillel, from Leo Rosten's Treasury of Jewish Quotations p. 459 (1972)
- I feel I am, but I think I am not.
- Kedar Joshi, in Quotes by Kedar Joshi (Quotations - Superultramodern Science and Philosophy) (2007), SELF; also as quoted in Are We Three? (6 February 2012) by Raam Gokhale, Philosophy Pathways, Issue 169.
- Self: that invisible chain that snaps tight whenever we stray.
- Yahia Lababidi (b. 1973), Egyptian-Lebanese essayist and poet. Signposts to Elsewhere (2008)
- Of course, "O'Blivion" was not the name I was born with. That's my television name. Soon, all of us will have special names — names designed to cause the cathode ray tube to resonate.
- 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 (b. 1920), Hungarian-American psychiatrist, writer and academic. The second Sin (1974)
- To love oneself is the begining of a life-long romance.
- Oscar Wilde, 'Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young', (1894)
- Self-image is the beginning and ending of living, I think.
- Henry Winkler (b.1945), American actor, producer and director. Stated in his appearance on, The One Show, BBC1 (UK) television talk show, 15th May 2009