Be Yourself Quotes and Sayings
Here are 115 best Quotes about Being Yourself. I hope you like them. Have a great day!
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it.
You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?
Imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find.”
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Some people say, save yourself and you save your life. I say, be yourself and you save your soul.
Alice Hoffman, Incantation
Never allow anyone to define you! Just be you!
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
James Matthew Barrie
Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever only rejoices me, and the heart appoints.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself.
Ralph Ellison, “Battle Royal”
Don’t wish to be normal. Wish to be yourself. To the hilt. Find out what you’re best at, and develop it, and hopscotch your weaknesses. Wish to be great at whatever you are
Lois McMaster Bujold, Labyrinth
The mirror is the worst judge of true beauty.
When you worry too much about what others think, you leave little to no room to be yourself.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
A man who is “of sound mind” is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn about everything that interests you and keep away from people who bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift… YOU!
There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something peculiar to himself.
You are special and worth being cared about, loved, and accepted just as you are. Never, ever let anyone convince you otherwise.
He who travels in search of something which he has not got, travels away from himself and grows old even in youth among old things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.
You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
Irene C. Kassorla
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!
Don’t forget that your spirit-twinkle makes life’s rainbow shine bright.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
Johann von Goethe
Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
Just because they disagree, doesn’t mean you ain’t right.
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.
About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.
Rita Mae Brown
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Originality is… a by-product of sincerity.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.
To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Johann von Goethe
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
Shine bright, be yourself.
Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Life is simple, just be yourself.
E’yen A. Gardner
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos.
The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity.
…be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.
Henry David Thoreau
Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
Julius Charles Hare
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.
Why try to be someone you’re not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required.
Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
Be open. And then the truth follows.
What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
Just be yourself, there is no one better.
“Be yourself” is about the worst advice you can give some people.
Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. Take your own color in the pattern and be just that.
Charles R. Brown
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
Henri Frederic Amiel
When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
I am much better employed from every point of view, when I live solely for my own satisfaction, than when I begin to worry about the world. The world frightens me, and a frightened man is no good for anything.
If you believe in peace, act peacefully; if you believe in love, acting lovingly; if you believe every which way, then act every which way, that’s perfectly valid – but don’t go out trying to sell your beliefs to the system. You end up contradicting what you profess to believe in, and you set a bum example. If you want to change the world, change yourself.
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.
My best advice is to be yourself. Unless you’re psychotic, then you might want to try a different tactic.
Gwen Hayes, So Over You
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
Trust is learning how you feel about yourself,
not how others feel about you.
Do you trust how you feel.
If not, why.
Ron W. Rathbun
To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
You can’t be yourself within jealousy.
There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.
Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always 20 times better.
I never said to be like me, I say be yourself and make a difference.
Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else just be yourself.
Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.
You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Wayne W. Dyer
Decide what you want to be….
Pay the Price …
And be what you want to be.
John A Widtsoe
We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.
Like the sky opens after a rainy day we must open to ourselves…. Learn to love yourself for who you are and open so the world can see you shine.
All the mistakes I make arise from forsaking my own station and trying to see the object from another person’s point of view.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
We are betrayed by what is false within.
Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.
The less you look to others,
the more you find in yourself.
What have you found in yourself.
Ron W. Rathbun
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.
Honoré de Balzac
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are.