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.
"The mighty heaven," said Proclus, "exhibits, in its transfigurations, clear images of the splendor of intellectual perceptions; being moved in conjunction with the unapparent periods of intellectual natures." 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. Since everything in nature answers to a moral power, if any phenomenon remains brute and dark it is that the corresponding faculty in the observer is not yet active.
She disliked confidences, for they might lead to self-knowledge and to that king of terrors--Light.
Its central theme, we soon realize, is not even Russia but the problem of self-knowledge. The great tragedy is that the country is illegible even to itself.
It is probable that our commonly accepted ideas about self-knowledge,
Exploring how the literary form of the novel reorients philosophy toward the meaning of existence, Ong shows that for Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Beauvoir, the form of the novel in its classic phase yields the conditions for reconceptualizing the nature of self-knowledge, freedom, and the world.
"Art therapy will help bring mental harmony and serve as a tool of self-expression and self-knowledge," the statement said.
In the Charmides, Charmides and Critias define sophrosyne or temperance (2) successively as quietness, modesty, doing your own work, self-knowledge, the knowledge of knowledge, and knowledge of the good.