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“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.
Judy Garland

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.
Paulo Coelho

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.
Tyra Banks

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.

Be yourself quotes.

The Best You Can Be Sayings

8.) You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.
Vironika Tugaleva

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

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.
Cassandra Clare

11.) Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?
Charles Bukowski

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

13.) Nobody is wired wrong because there’s no wrong and right in the way we are.
Hannah Hart

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.
Dr. Seuss

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.
Paul Graham

Paulo Coelho's quote on being yourself.

Short Be Yourself Quotes

The world just wants your authentic truth.
Gabby Bernstein

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

Be the person your dog thinks you are.
Ricky Gervais

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.
Dolly Parton

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

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

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

Never apologize for being yourself.
Paulo Coelho

The most important consequence of self-sufficiency is freedom.

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

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

You change the world by being yourself.
Yoko Ono

Your Best Self Insights

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
Coco Chanel

He who obeys does not listen to himself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
Rita Mae Brown

We are the ones we have been waiting for.
Alice Walker

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

Existence wants you to be you.

Never complain, never explain.
Brian Tracy

Inspirational Keep Control Quotes

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

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

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.
Gianni Versace

What is the seal of liberation? No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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.
Frankie Robinson

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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.
Harvey Fierstein

The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself.
Wayne Dyer

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

Where’s your will to be weird?
Jim Morrison

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.
Ichiro Kishimi

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!
Lady Gaga

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.
Lao Tzu

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.
Coco Chanel

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

The world just wants your authentic truth.
Gabby Bernstein

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

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

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Be Yourselves Quotations

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

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

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
Lao Tzu

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.
Robert Frost

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.
Angelina Jolie

Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone.
Gerard Way

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.
Steve Maraboli

Collect Yourself Quotes

Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.
John Grisham

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

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them but instead to help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
Steve Maraboli

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.
Jeff Moore

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

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.
Brittany Burgunder

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.
Oliver James

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!
Dante Alighieri

Be willing to fail or succeed on who you really are. Don’t ever try to be anything else.
Glenn Beck

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

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.
Brené Brown

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

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.
Lady Gaga

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

You only have one life to live. Make sure it’s yours.
Eleanor Brown

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

You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same.
Jonathan Davis

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.
Winston Churchill

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

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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