Be Yourself Quotes – 115 Best Quotes about Being Yourself

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?  ~Fanny Brice

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.
e.e. cummings

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?
Dr. Seuss

Imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
Raymond Hull

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
William Shakespeare

Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find.”
E.L. Konigsburg

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e.e. cummings

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!
Chrys Phillips

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.
John Jakes

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine

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.
Andre Gide

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

Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde

The mirror is the worst judge of true beauty.
Sophia Nam

When you worry too much about what others think, you leave little to no room to be yourself.
Savvy

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

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.
Paul Valéry

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!
Steve Maraboli

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.
Samuel Johnson

You are special and worth being cared about, loved, and accepted just as you are. Never, ever let anyone convince you otherwise.
Alex Sanchez

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.
Shirley MacLaine

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.
John Morley

There is just one life for each of us:  our own.
Euripides

Never apologize for showing feeling.  When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Benjamin Disraeli

Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!
Robert Browning

Don’t forget that your spirit-twinkle makes life’s rainbow shine bright.
Terri Guillemets

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.
Shakti Gawain

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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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.
Lao Tzu

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
Joss Whedon

Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.
Gabrielle Roth

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.
Harvey Fierstein

Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.
Lady Gaga

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Steve Jobs

Originality is… a by-product of sincerity.
Marianne Moore

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.  Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Oscar Wilde

If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.
Author Unknown

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Kongzi

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?
Fanny Brice

Shine bright, be yourself.
Stephen Richards

Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.
Eric Hoffer

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Desiderius Erasmus

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.
Dr. Seuss

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.
D.H. Lawrence

The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity.
Tony Robbins

…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.
Brian Tracy

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut

One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Samuel Johnson

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.
André Berthiaume

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.
Samuel Johnson

Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.
Oliver James

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.
Rumi

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
Homer

Be open.  And then the truth follows.
Gangaji

What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.
Carl Rogers

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.
Coco Chanel

Just be yourself, there is no one better.
Taylor Swift

“Be yourself” is about the worst advice you can give some people.
Tom Masson

Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

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.
George Gissing

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.
Tom Robbins

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.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You were born an original.  Don’t die a copy.
John Mason

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.
Martha Graham

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.
Irving Wallace

You can’t be yourself within jealousy.
Toba Beta

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.
Steve Maraboli

Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always 20 times better.
Margaret Oliphant

I never said to be like me, I say be yourself and make a difference.
Marilyn Manson

Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else just be yourself.
Selena Gomez

Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.
Nora Roberts

You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!
John Lennon

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.
Virginia Satir

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.
James Poland

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.
Steve Maraboli

When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
Anaïs Nin

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.
Jim Morrison

We are betrayed by what is false within.
George Meredith

Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.
Steve Maraboli

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.
Jim Morrison

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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?  ~Fanny Brice

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