Authentic Self Quotes



These authentic self quotes give focus and shed light on the concept of authenticity.

As each person embarks on their own unique journey towards their authentic self there are common factors which provide radiance and direction for the path.Whether you are the type of person that needs to have people send flowers to you or you are the person sending the flowers, of course this is just a metaphor.

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It’s always helpful to refer to the strength of others who have made the journey before us for a variety of reasons.

First, so that we can know we are never alone.

Second, because we each have a meaningful contribution to make.

Third, because the search for authenticity and meaning is as old as man.

Because there have been so many shining their light on this same pathway, it is always helpful for us to shelter under their wisdom.




Authentic Self Quotes

Until you make the unconscious conscious,

it will direct your life and you will call it fate ~
Carl Jung

This quote, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, is probably the most well known and is usually given only as the first sentence.

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.

~ Hamlet, Shakespeare




We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

~ T. S. Eliot




Our life is what our thoughts make it

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


The bright beautiful flowers and leaves you see on a tree is from the life and energy the tree receives from its root. The thoughts that settle in a man's mind determine the way he acts, and the way he acts determines the way people see him, whether beautiful or ugly

~ Maka, Ghana


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We would rather be ruined than changed.
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the present
And let our illusions die

~ W.H.Auden, The Age of Anxiety




The chief cause of human error is to be found in prejudices picked up in childhood

~ Descartes




Being authentic is the ability to be true to oneself. Living an authentic life requires the ability to be true to our own wants, needs and desires and not live our lives by the opinion of others. Being authentic is the ability to make self-honoring choices and stand firmly in who we are in our core. Being true to ourselves gives us the insight and compassion to see others for who they are, not who we expect them to be. It frees us up from the judgment of ourselves and others and it gives others the freedom to be themselves as well.

~ Victoria J. Reynolds




What usually has the strongest psychic effect on the child is the life which the parents have not lived

~ Carl Jung




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Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence

~ Gary Zukav




Be your authentic self. Your authentic self is who you are when you have no fear of judgment, or before the world starts pushing you around and telling you who you're supposed to be. Your fictional self is who you are when you have a social mask on to please everyone else. Give yourself permission to be your authentic self.

~ Dr. Phil




Do what you can, with what you have, where you are

~ Theodore Roosevelt




The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

~ M. Scott Peck




Each of us is something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against ourselves.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.




If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?

~ Dr. Robert Anthony




Your experiences are not limited to what you have created in the past

~ Gary Zukav




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