Delphic Maxims: Be/Know Yourself (Σαυτον ισθι)

Know Thyself.

It’s the Maxim that everyone knows. What new thing can I say about this? I don’t think I can say anything that won’t sound cliché or trite.

And so I give you Emerson:

The Gods we worship write their names on our faces, be sure of that.

And a person will worship something, have no doubt of that either.

One may think that tribute is paid in secret, in the dark recesses of his or her heart, but it will out.

That which dominates imagination and thoughts will determine life and character.

Therefore it behooves us to be careful what we are worshiping, for what we are worshiping we are becoming.

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