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Gnothi seauton. (Latinized Greek)
Know yourself.

This is the most famous of the many inscriptions carved on the Temple of Delphi in ancient Greece and it is said to be the personal motto of Socrates.

With Socrates, it would appear to be his admonition for introspection; however, the Delphic meaning is interpreted to be a warning to avoid overreaching, or what the Greeks would call hubris.

Another translation is "Know your limitations!"

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