Over 100 Being Yourself Quotes So You Can Embrace Your Authenticity

Never be afraid to be yourself! These quotes about being yourself will encourage you to let your authentic self shine through for all the world to see.

Be Yourself

It can be hard to be yourself. Society, friends, and family often try to pressure us into being someone we’re not. But the harder it is to be ourselves, the more important it becomes.

In a world where social media has made it easier than ever to compare ourselves to others, it can be tough to be our authentic selves. We might feel like we need to put on a persona in order to fit in or stand out. But being yourself is the only way to truly be happy and fulfilled.

These quotes will inspire you to embrace your uniqueness.

Best Quotes About Being Yourself

I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

– Mozart


No other version, no matter how perfect it is, would ever feel better than being your true self.

– Edmond Mbiaka


When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.

– Joel Osteen


Why try to be someone you’re not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required.

– Robert Brault


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

– E.E. Cummings

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. - E.E. Cummings


The message is risk, really risk. Be yourself. Create.

– Mary Daly

Be yourself, but always your better self


Be yourself and set the trend. Don’t follow.

– YG


There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.

– Anthony Rapp

There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself. - Anthony Rapp


Don’t aspire to be the next somebody else. Be proud and embrace being the first and only you!

– Tammy Ferebee


Don’t worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself.

– Brett Hull


Just enjoy every moment – don’t stress. Just be yourself.

– Mabel

Just enjoy every moment – don’t stress. Just be yourself. - Mabel


To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Don’t live somebody else’s life


Be yourself. Create your own unique style.

– Kim Tae-hyung

Be yourself. Create your own unique style. - Kim Tae-hyung


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

Oscar Wilde


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

– Selena Gomez


To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.

– Dave Pelzer


Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

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Feeling good and comfortable in your own skin is not a consequence of how much others like you; it’s a consequence of you liking yourself.


Being Yourself Quotes And Sayings

Be yourself. The world worships the original.

– Ingrid Bergman


Be yourself, but always your better self.

– Karl G. Maeser

Be yourself, but always your better self. - Karl G. Maeser


I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.

– Jimi Hendrix


Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain


Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?

– Charles Bukowski


Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.

– Brian Tracy


Be everything that you are unapologetically, most of you will find out that you are not just one color, you are a Rainbow.

– Mridula Singh


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

– Kurt Vonnegut


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

– Raymond Hull


Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

Lao Tzu


You have your own challenges, and you, too, are imperfect. But you are the perfect YOU!

– Nick Vujicic


The more you put yourself in situations that show that you don’t care what people think, the more people will seem to like you because they know you are truly being yourself.

– Joe Casanova


Just be yourself, let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful & magical person that you are.

– Mandy Hale


But to me, to be original is to be yourself.

– Marc Newson


You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

– Louise Hay


Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.

– Harold Whitman


When people decide to follow their own path, the journey is sweeter

Dave Briggs


Keep Being Yourself Sayings

We must be our own before we can be another’s.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must be our own before we can be another’s. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

– André Gide


You don’t worry about being liked. You have to be yourself.

– Vince Vaughn

You don’t worry about being liked. You have to be yourself. - Vince Vaughn


Say what you feel. It’s not being rude, it’s called being real.

– Unknown


The world just wants your authentic truth.


Just be yourself. Be honest, work towards a goal, and you’ll achieve it.

– Emraan Hashmi


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

– John Mason

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


Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

– Margaret Mead

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. - Margaret Mead


Be yourself. It’s really important not to try and be someone else.

– Katelyn Ohashi


It’s good to have people in your life around whom you can be yourself.

– Varun Sharma


Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself!

– Bella Thorne


Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.

– Suzy Kassem


Remember to always be yourself.

– Joss Whedon


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


Fully accepting, loving, and being yourself allows you to be 100% authentic. This means being fully responsible for yourself.

– John Felitto


You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Maya Angelou


Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

– L. Hay

Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. - L. Hay


Quotes About Myself

Just be yourself, and enjoy the blessings that God’s borne out on you.

– Delilah


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

– Oscar Wilde


We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.

– Virginia Satir


The things that make me different are the things that make me.

– Winnie the Pooh


I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.

– Johnny Depp


A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

– Jim Morrison

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. - Jim Morrison


I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.

– Bobby Brown

I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself. - Bobby Brown


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

Bruce Lee


I figured out that being yourself isn’t something that just happens. It’s something you create. You have to create yourself.

– The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale


The only way you’re going to get through life, happily, is being yourself.

– Nikki Blonsky


It sounds so simple, but if you just be yourself, you’re different than anyone else.

– Tony Bennett


Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.

– Beyoncé

Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are. - Beyoncé


You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Break the rules, stand apart, ignore your head, and follow your heart.

– Paula Abdul


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

– Shannon L. Alder


No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.

– Buckminster Fuller


Being Yourself Quotations

Just because they disagree, doesn’t mean you ain’t right.

– Toba Beta


You eliminate competition by being yourself.


To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.

Roy T. Bennett

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are. - Roy T. Bennett


Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Helen Keller

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller


Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

– Julius Charles Hare


You can’t think about things you want to change. Just be yourself.

– Ethan Embry

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Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.

– Gerard Way


Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.

– St. Catherine of Sienna


True success will come when you have the courage to be yourself.

– Marcela Valladolid


Be yourself. Unapologetically.

– Kesha


What is a friend? I will tell you… it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.

– Frank Crane


When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

– Lao Tzu


We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.

– Francois de la Rochefoucauld


Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.

– Nelson Mandela


If you peg your identity to the things you do, you are facing a never-ending cycle of identity evaluation.

– Janeen Latini


Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

– Allen Ginsberg


Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.

– Luna Lovegood


Quotes on Being Yourself

Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.

– Toby Keith

Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself. - Toby Keith


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

– Bernard M. Maruch


The superior man follows nobody else’s path.

– Napoleon Bonaparte


Be happy without comparing yourself to others.

– Unknown

Be happy without comparing yourself to others.


Never forget who you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour, and it can never be used to hurt you.

– Tyrion Lannister


You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a friend means, after all.

– Roy Croft


Take the time to come home to yourself every day.

– Robin Casarjean

Take the time to come home to yourself every day. - Robin Casarjean


You cannot change what you are, only what you do.

– Philip Pullman

You cannot change what you are, only what you do. - Philip Pullman


Do not try to impress anyone by showing them how worthy you can be, always be yourself and let fate speak for you.

– Deborah Nwakwesili


If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there’s no one like you.

– Marc Newson


You change the world by being yourself.

– Yoko Ono

You change the world by being yourself. - Yoko Ono


Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can’t be in life.

– Meg Medina


Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.

– Judy Garland

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