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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And thou, O most noble and obedient squire that ever bore sword at side, beard on face, or nose to smell with, be not dismayed or grieved to see the flower of knight-errantry carried away thus before thy very eyes; for soon, if it so please the Framer of the universe, thou shalt see thyself exalted to such a height that thou shalt not know thyself, and the promises which thy good master has made thee shall not prove false; and I assure thee, on the authority of the sage Mentironiana, that thy wages shall be paid thee, as thou shalt see in due season.
"To 'Know Thyself' is considered quite an accomplishment, which it has taken us, who are your elders, months to perfect.
His wife visited for him, and this was the received thing in the world, where the weighty and multifarious occupations of the magistrate were accepted as an excuse for what was really only calculated pride, a manifestation of professed superiority -- in fact, the application of the axiom, "Pretend to think well of yourself, and the world will think well of you," an axiom a hundred times more useful in society nowadays than that of the Greeks, "Know thyself," a knowledge for which, in our days, we have substituted the less difficult and more advantageous science of knowing others.
The only scriptural admonition that Ralph Nickleby heeded, in the letter, was 'know thyself.' He knew himself well, and choosing to imagine that all mankind were cast in the same mould, hated them; for, though no man hates himself, the coldest among us having too much self-love for that, yet most men unconsciously judge the world from themselves, and it will be very generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples.
She said the main attribute to become successful leader is to know thyself and aptitude for which he/she must share pain and success with the followers.
I had a little booklet years ago called something like Know Thyself.
Our motto is "Nosce Te Ipsum," a Latin phrase meaning "know thyself." Understanding strengths and weaknesses is an important key to success for our students, all of whom have learning differences such as dyslexia, attention challenges or autism.
According to the organizers,in this modern world of technology, globalization and age of information 'Know thyself' is a classic platitude that continues to offer a valuable reminder.
The aphorism "know thyself" was explained by Greek philosopher Socrates as a phrase that referred to an "unexamined life".
'Know thyself and to thine own self be true' is probably the best way to describe how my Lolo Benny and my father raised me.
KARACHI -- An exhibition of artist Farah Khan's latest body of work titled Know Thyself is currently under way at the Art Chowk Gallery.
Best practice in my opinion a Know thyself and don't make a promise that you can't keep.
Therefore, the advice written eons ago on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi--"know thyself" --is critical to ensuring that you bring your best self to your coaching conversations, and concomitantly your leadership activities.
For example, Rule 1, Thales's "Know thyself," may seem self-evident, but completing this important first step requires inward, often stressful, self-examination.
Chunks build on chunks, and, she says, the neural network built upon that knowledge grows bigger."You remember longer bits of music, for example, or more complex phrases in French." Mastering low-level math concepts allows tackling more complex mental acrobatics."You can easily bring them to mind even while your active focus is grappling with newer, more difficult information." KNOW THYSELF Oakley urges her students to understand that people learn in different ways.