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Quotes About Being Yourself

These self-identification quotations can assist you in determining your own identity and living the life you desire.

How many times a day do you mean to say one thing but end up saying something else because you’re afraid of what others may think?

How often do you get up in the morning with one goal in mind, only to find yourself doing something completely different due to societal demands or personal anxieties?

If you can’t learn to accept yourself and be yourself, no lifetime, no matter how successful, will be truly satisfying or happy.

It may appear difficult, yet great people throughout history have also struggled to discover their identities. You can learn to be yourself, just like they did if you put your mind to it.

110+ Being Yourself Quotes to Get Your Identity

You are unlike everyone else in the world—just by being born, you are special and unique! We’ve compiled a list of being yourself quotations from renowned people in the media and throughout history to encourage you to embrace your own unique beauty. Check out these confidence statements, self-love quotes, and positive affirmations that will remind you to love yourself for even more inspiration.

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


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. Baruch


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


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


I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.___Coco Chanel


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


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


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


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde


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


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


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


Always be yourself. At the end of the day, that’s all you’ve really got; when you strip everything down, that’s all you’ve got, so always be yourself.___Al Roker


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


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


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


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


I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.___Mahatma Gandhi


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


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


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


The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.___Friedrich Nietzsche


Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.― Roy T. Bennett


Where’s your will to be weird?___Jim Morrison


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


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


If you want to be yourself, sometimes you can’t compare the economic benefit with art.___Kelly Liang


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


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


Learn to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.___Henri Frederic Amiel


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


There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.___Anton Chekhov


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


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


Follow your own star! – Dante Alighieri


Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.― Roy T. Bennett


If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?___RuPaul


They can’t scare me if I scare them first.____Lady Gaga


Find out who you are and do it on purpose.___Dolly Parton


Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.___Gianni Versace


An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.___Balzac


When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.___Picasso


Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.― Judy Garland


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


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


Don’t let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are.___Jaeda deWalt


To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.___Bono


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


If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.___Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.― Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.___Andre Berthiaume


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


Taking into account the public’s regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in.____Janeane Garofalo


Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.____Angelina Jolie


Existence wants you to be you. – Osho


Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.___Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


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


I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.___Rita Mae 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


Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.__J. B. Priestley


Don’t worry about what the people say; be yourself, say what you want to say with respect.___Mariano Rivera


You can’t believe how hard it is to be yourself. – Chris Collinsworth


The secret to success is to be yourself.___S. Sreesanth


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


Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.___Harvey Fierstein


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


When someone is properly grounded in life, they shouldn’t have to look outside themselves for approval.___Epictetus


Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.____Nike


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


Never apologize for being yourself.___Paolo Coelho


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


You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you.___Robert Greene


The superior man follows nobody else’s path.– Napoleon Bonaparte


Don’t let other people decide who you are.____Bob Goff


You change the world by being yourself.___Yoko Ono


Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you, and stay.___Will Smith


When you see a mob doing something, it should make you less likely to do it yourself, not more likely.___Paul Graham


A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.___G.K. Chesterton


You eliminate competition by being yourself. – Dan Go


The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.___Coco Chanel


Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.___John F. Kennedy


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


You, being yourself, unknowingly inspire others to be themselves.___Mooji


The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.__Ralph Waldo Emerson


The world just wants your authentic truth.___Gabby Bernstein


Large groups are no place for smart people.__Naval Ravikant


Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.___Bertrand Russell


This above all: to thine own self be true.___William Shakespeare, Hamlet


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


They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.___Kurt Cobain


It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.___Dolly Parton


Consult your conscience; rather than popular opinion.___Pubilius Syrus


When you are in your own lane there is no traffic. – Ashley France


Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.___Hermann Hesse


Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself.___Bella Thorne


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


I would rather die having spoken in my manner, than speak in your manner and live.__Socrates


Conformity gets you nowhere. – Neil Strauss


Appear as you are, be as you appear.___Rumi


I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.__Carl Jung


You want to be uncommon amongst uncommon people. Period.___David Goggins


The most contrarian thing of all is not to oppose the crowd but to think for yourself.___Peter Thiel


Only dead fish go with the flow.___Derek Sivers


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


Don’t dilute yourself for any person or any reason. You are enough! Be unapologetically you.___Steve Mariboli


How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we’re not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think?___Katie McGarry


You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.____Gabby Douglas


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


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


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


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