self-knowledge


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self-knowl·edge

(sĕlf′nŏl′ĭj)
n.
Knowledge or understanding of one's own nature, abilities, and limitations; insight into oneself.

self-knowledge

n
knowledge of one's own character, etc

self`-know′ledge



n.
knowledge or understanding of oneself and one's character, abilities, motives, etc.
[1605–15]
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Noun1.self-knowledge - an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
discernment, savvy, understanding, apprehension - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

self-knowledge

noun
Quotations
"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,"
"The proper study of mankind is man" [Alexander Pope An Essay on Man]
"Only within yourself exists that other reality for which you long" [Herman Hesse Steppenwolf]
"All our knowledge is, our selves to know" [Alexander Pope An Essay on Man]
"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be oneself" [Montaigne Essais]
Translations

self-knowledge

[ˌselfˈnɒlɪdʒ] Nconocimiento m de sí mismo
References in classic literature ?
desires, most people believe that we can know them by an immediate self-knowledge which does not depend upon observation of our actions.
Between his self-knowledge, which was considerable, and his vanity, which was immense, he had created a strange hybrid animal, and called it by his own name.
Norris assisted to form her nieces' minds; and it is not very wonderful that, with all their promising talents and early information, they should be entirely deficient in the less common acquirements of self-knowledge, generosity and humility.
A hard, cold man, thus unfortunately situated, seldom or never looking inward, and resolutely taking his idea of himself from what purports to be his image as reflected in the mirror of public opinion, can scarcely arrive at true self-knowledge, except through loss of property and reputation.
A mind might ponder its thought for ages and not gain so much self-knowledge as the passion of love shall teach it in a day.
Therefore science always goes abreast with the just elevation of the man, keeping step with religion and metaphysics; or the state of science is an index of our self-knowledge.
She disliked confidences, for they might lead to self-knowledge and to that king of terrors--Light.
Attar, a twelfth-century Sufi mystic poet from northeastern Iran (a pharmacist by training), presents an allegorical tale about the soul's quest for self-knowledge, meaning, and, ultimately, the Divine.
The encounter and recognition mark the beginning of self-knowledge, he says, not the autoerotic self-knowledge that Ovid says killed Narcissus, but the knowledge of a new and more divine self for which the ancient sources struggle to give an adequate name and description.
When I was invited to act as guest editor for a volume of Knowledge Cultures on the theme "Academic Self-Knowledge," I put out a call with the following description:
Mailer saw the psychopath's juvenile, pleasure-seeking narcissism as an opportunity for self-knowledge and rebirth.
00--Know Thyself examines finding self-knowledge amid modern suspicion of ideas and institutions, while arguing why previous accounts fail.