Know thyself

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Know thyself.

Prov. Be aware of your own limitations; know what you are capable of doing. (This was the motto inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi.) The motto of the ballet corps was "Know thyself"; every dancer was expected to know how far she could stretch, and not hurt herself by trying to exceed her limits. "Know thyself," the high school guidance counselor admonished us, "and try to find a career that makes the most of your abilities."
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The Delphic imperative to know thyself (gnothi seuton) means discerning what you are, what you are to be, and what you are to do.
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Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil.
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