“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”
Teachers, therapists, and parents along the way encourage everyone to “Be yourself!”
By letting the true you shine, it’s easier to deal with the ups and downs of your life. Trying to live someone else’s idea of what you should be is a thankless task.
These inspirational, be yourself quotes highlight the importance and benefits of being yourself. Enjoy!
Best Be Yourself Quotes
1.) Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.
2.) To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.
Roy T. Bennett
3.) Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don’t need to; it’s not for them.
4.) If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.
Elaine S. Dalton
5.) Never dull your shine for somebody else.
6.) When someone is properly grounded in life, they shouldn’t have to look outside themselves for approval.
7.) Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.
The Best You Can Be Sayings
8.) You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.
9.) God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
10.) The more you try to crush your true nature, the more it will control you. Be what you are. No one who really loves you will stop.
11.) Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?
12.) A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.
13.) Nobody is wired wrong because there’s no wrong and right in the way we are.
Be True To Yourself Quotations
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let others determine your worth and you’re already lost because no one wants people worth more than themselves.
Peter V. Brett
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.
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.
You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. (And) You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most importantly, you should always remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.
Roy T. Bennett
When you see a mob doing something, it should make you less likely to do it yourself, not more likely.
Short Be Yourself Quotes
The world just wants your authentic truth.
Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.
You, being yourself, unknowingly inspire others to be themselves.
Don’t let other people decide who you are.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Never apologize for being yourself.
The most important consequence of self-sufficiency is freedom.
No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.
Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You change the world by being yourself.
Your Best Self Insights
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
He who obeys does not listen to himself.
The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
Rita Mae Brown
We are the ones we have been waiting for.
You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?
Existence wants you to be you.
Never complain, never explain.
Inspirational Keep Control Quotes
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Just because they disagree, doesn’t mean you ain’t right.
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 you live.
What is the seal of liberation? No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.
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.
Just be yourself, there is no one better.
If you’re tired of trying to be something you’re not, then be yourself. Once you realize that you are beautiful just the way you are, you can begin to find freedom in your life and learn to look past the pictures of what the world wants you to be.
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Act Like Yourself Sayings
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.
The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Where’s your will to be weird?
There’s a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else for the rest of your life or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
Ursula K. Le Guin
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
Do not live to satisfy the expectations of others.
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
Be Your Own Person Quotes
Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!
Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.
A rebel is the one who lives totally according to his own light and risks everything else for his ultimate value of freedom.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
The world just wants your authentic truth.
I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.
Even if one is neither vain nor self-obsessed, it is so extraordinary to be oneself – exactly oneself and no one else.
Simone de Beauvoir
Be Yourselves Quotations
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less about what people think of you.
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
Once I began to realize that there were no rules and that my path didn’t have to look like everyone else’s, I relaxed and my whole world opened up.
G. Brian Benson
I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.
Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is so far doing a public service. We should be grateful to him for attacking most unsparingly our most cherished opinions.
John Stuart Mill
Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.
Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone.
Let today be the day you stand strong in the truth of your beauty. Journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.
Collect Yourself Quotes
Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.
Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner.
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them but instead to help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
Being yourself means shedding all the layers of looking good, wanting to be liked, being scared to stand out, and trying to be who you think people want you to be.
Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can’t be in life.
Whatever you did today is enough. Whatever you felt today is valid. (And) Whatever you thought today isn’t to be judged.’ Repeat the above each day.
Quotes to Boost Courage
Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, and stop caring about what others think.
Roy T. Bennett
Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.
Be in the world, but don’t let the world be in you. Love, and yet don’t be lost in it. Relate, and yet be alone, utterly alone. Know perfectly well that all relationships are a game: play the game and play it as beautifully as possible and as skillfully as possible.
Follow your own star!
Be willing to fail or succeed on who you really are. Don’t ever try to be anything else.
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.
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.
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?
Famous Be Yourself Quotes
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Unknown – Widely attributed to Oscar Wilde
Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, and do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
You only have one life to live. Make sure it’s yours.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same.
If life is a stage and you are your own agent, then don’t hesitate to play the character you wish to play.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Kites rise high against the wind, not with it.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Be Yourself Captions
Life is simple; be yourself.
Be the person your dog thinks you are. (Ricky Gervais)
Be yourself — an original is always worth more than a copy.
Just be yourself.
You are what you believe yourself to be.
Existence wants you to be you. (Osho)
People don’t have to like you and you don’t have to care.
To make a difference dare to be different.
Just be you.
No one is you and that is your power.
Just be yourself. Life is too short to be someone else.
You’re not born to impress anyone — be yourself.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. (Coco Chanel)
Be yourself, but be your best self.
Embrace your inner weirdness.
Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
By Hannah Johnson
Hannah is a quote curator based in Chicago, Illinois.
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