The Ancient Greek aphorism “Know thyself”, was inscribed in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.
“Know Thyself” means:
giving yourself the opportunity to test yourself and learn your personal strengths and what you are good at in life,
learning and acknowledging what your weaknesses and short-comings are,
self-knowledge- how to live full filed life based on strengths, improving yourself and overcoming weaknesses;
There are two parts of the ancient temple of Luxor; One part is the inner temple where one can enter only after proven worthy and ready to acquire the higher knowledge and insights. In the Inner Temple, one of the many proverbs is “Man, know thyself …”
Plato employs the maxim ‘Know Thyself’ extensively by having the character of Socrates use it to motivate his dialogues. Plato makes it clear that Socrates is referring to a long-established wisdom
In Latin, the aphorism is generally given as nosce te ipsum or temet nosce.
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