self-knowledge

NOUN
  1. an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
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How To Use self-knowledge In A Sentence

  • Knowledge, self-knowledge, and motivation must all change.
  • From that derive self-knowledge, confidence and an understanding of one's place in the mosaic of society.
  • The search for knowledge and in particular self-knowledge that started in my journey with Oedipus, is not only illusory, it is also a conceit, perhaps also a male conceit.
  • The Bhagavad Gita's prescription to combat this crafty enemy within us is to create a culture of introspection and self-knowledge whose basic components lie in courage and humility -- a healthy skepticism of our own "goodness" combined with an unending desire to learn more about ourselves. Ramnath Subramanian: The Bhagavad Gita and the Problem of the Ego
  • She portrays herself as a witness of poetry's sly seizure of the grounds of self-knowledge.
  • He just found it hard to resist displaying the intelligent scrutiny he always brought to his endeavors and the self-knowledge that informed it, and which he believed he possessed in greater measure than most people did. O: A Presidential Novel
  • He asserted that a person with self-knowledge as well as knowledge of the opponent will win.
  • Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, these three alone lead life to sovereign power. 
  • The depth of his self-knowledge is unplumbed. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Sometimes a bit of selfishness, if it leads to greater self-knowledge, is no bad thing.
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