‘Know thyself’

  • Verena Tschudin
  • Jane Schober
Part of the Essentials of Nursing Management book series (ENMS)


‘Know thyself’ was apparently written over the entrance to the temple of Apollo at Delphi. The oracle situated there seemed normally to have given obscure responses. To ‘know thyself’ is a clear enough instruction, but one which becomes obscure in the application.


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© Verena Tschudin 1990

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  • Verena Tschudin
  • Jane Schober

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