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20 Quotes to Help You Find Yourself

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By Karabo Baloyi
May 06, 2022
11:25 A.M.

Do you feel as though you don't know who you are? These 20 quotes will enlighten you on the importance of self-discovery, and the things you can do to find yourself. 

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Self-discovery helps us gain more understanding of the role we play in the world. It leads us to interact with other people from a place of empathy and confidence. 

When we ultimately reach a healthy level of confidence and comfort, we can begin to eliminate those who have a negative influence on our well-being. As we live our life from a place of wellness, we will ultimately become the people we envision ourselves to be.

If you're in need of some guidance on self-discovery, you've come to the right place! We've gathered the best bits of wisdom from experts far and wide to make your self-discovery journey a little easier. Here are 20 quotes to help you find yourself.

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Sandeep Sahajpal's quote "Unlearning is [an] essential part of evolving …. And evolving is [an] essential part of finding yourself." | Image: AmoDays

"It's a funny thing about life. Once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack." — Germany Kent

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"If you want to find the trail, if you want to find yourself, you must explore your dreams alone. You must grow at a slow pace in a dark cocoon of loneliness so you can fly like [the] wind, like wings, when you awaken." — Francesca Lia 

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

"No matter what others say or do, embrace what makes you, you." —Lisa Fipps

"Your ego seeks to revenge. Your truest self seeks to be loved. The one you feed will dominate your life. Choose wisely!" — Kemi Sogunle

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Rasheed Ogunlaru's quote "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." | Image: AmoDays

"Reinvent yourself over and over and over and over and over until you find home. There is no timeline for the soul." 
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— Malebo Sephodi

"Stop living someone else's definition of happiness and start living your own." — David Paul Vosburg 

"It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives." — Marianne Williamson

"Fight what you are today to become what you wanna be tomorrow." — Sipho P. Nkosi

"Unlearning is [an] essential part of evolving …. And evolving is [an] essential part of finding yourself." — Sandeep Sahajpal

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Malebo Sephodi's quote "Reinvent yourself over and over and over and over and over until you find home. There is no timeline for the soul." | Image: AmoDays

"Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring." — Grace Lichtenstein.
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"Find your mirror and take great notes." — Bert McCoy

"The only journey is the journey within." — Rainer Maria Rilke  

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." — Mahatma Gandhi

"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

Kemi Sogunle's quote "Your ego seeks to revenge. Your truest self seeks to be loved. The one you feed will dominate your life. Choose wisely!" | Image: AmoDays

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"To find yourself, think for yourself." — Socrates

"Find yourself first—like yourself first—love yourself first and friendship and love will naturally find you." — Mandy Hale"Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be." — Joseph Campbell

"In the end, you don't so much find yourself as you find someone who knows who you are." — Robert Brault

“No one has ever found themselves without being a little lost.” — Sai Pradeep

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision." — Eleanor Roosevelt 

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Socrates's quote: "To find yourself; think for yourself." | Image: AmoDays

Whether you are thinking about beginning the journey to self-discovery or you're well on your way to achieving your highest potential, remain kind to yourself and others. This way, your life-long voyage will be filled with beautiful moments. 

Finally, if you enjoyed these quotes, you might like this compilation to help you create stronger bonds.

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