"The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness"
- Virginia Woolf
About this Quote
This quote by Virginia Woolf talks to the power of self-awareness. When a person is aware of themselves, they become independent and no longer rely on external sources for their joy. This self-awareness brings a profound yet temperate joy that is not depending on external aspects. This kind of happiness is not fleeting, but rather a deep and lasting satisfaction. As an outcome, the person is never bored and life is never too long. This quote talks to the power of self-awareness and how it can bring a deep and long lasting joy that is not dependent on external aspects. It is a reminder that real joy originates from within which self-awareness is the key to opening it.
"The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom"