Awareness Quotes

awareness quotes
Here’s a few awareness quotes:

To know your limits is a state of self-delusion. -Bill Purdin

Actions have consequences…first rule of life. And the second rule is this: You are the only one responsible for your own actions. -Holly Lisle

The mind may wander, but let not the senses wander with it. If the senses wander where the mind takes them, one is done for. -Ghandi

To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else. -Tenzin Gyatsofs

Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. -Anais Nin

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. -Howard Thurman

As long as you think you’re green, you’ll grow. As soon as you think you’re ripe, you’ll rot. -Scott Horton

The way life treats you is a merciless mirror image of your attitude toward life. -Anonymous

To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are. -Eric Hoffer

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. -Tao Te Ching

What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those with the greatest awareness have the greatest nightmares. -Ghandi

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. -James Thurber

They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor. -Eric Hoffer

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathaniel Branden

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest. -Paul Cezanne

You think, you become that thought. And consciousness, or the state of pure awareness, is lost. -Barry Long

There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened. -Charles Baudelaire

As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian. -Shelley Berman

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. -Henry Miller

Which of these awareness quotes are your favorites?  Please comment below.

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  1. Good quotes. My favorite is: You think, you become that thought. And consciousness, or the state of pure awareness, is lost. -Barry Long

    • By far and away the best of all of these quotes is this one single thought. “As long as you think you’re green, you’ll grow. As soon as you think you’re ripe, you’ll rot. -Scott Horton

      I like this quote so much that I will not only post it on the college lobby information screen, but plan on making a plaque for my desk with it. Don’t you hate entering into a discussion that quickly draws to an abrupt end simply because those involved think they already know all there is to know about a given subject? I love hearing from those who know more that I and I enjoy sharing info with those willing to consider a different perspective. This quote sums it up nicesly. Thanks

      • Well said, David. I know what you mean; I often say, during discussions of opposing views, “Good point; I agree with you now.” Basically, when a person makes a good point, I change my view. Do you know how often I hear other people say that same thing back to me or anyone else? Almost never. Some people don’t even want to listen to your point of view; they make up their minds ahead of time. Sometimes I say to people, “Is that really your opinion? Or are you against my point because it came from me?” It is so much nicer when people can just agreeably talk about their issues and listen to all the points…and as you say “sharing info with those willing to consider a different perspective”.

  2. I love “What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Have it on a plaque I’ve had for decades – you have it attributed to Oliver W. Holmes though, whereas mine has Emerson as the source………

    • I guess you’re right; I did a search and while some sites said is was Holmes, there were tons of sites attributing it to Emerson. I’ll change it. Thanks!

  3. The quotes are soul searching and very motivating. Liked most of them. Keep up the terrific work!

    Amar

  4. Wow so many good ones to choose from, I’ll go with,”The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance”.

  5. Hello Shawn, I like this quote:

    Actions have consequences…first rule of life. And the second rule is this: You are the only one responsible for your own actions. -Holly Lisle

    I used say this to my sons when they were growing up so they would choose carefully the decisions they made in life.

    I also like this one:
    What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Here is a few I would like to share:
    “Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.”
    ~ Ron Wild

    “Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. ”
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.”
    ~ Unknown

    Have a wonderful day!