Being Yourself Quotes

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

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

If you don’t like my words, don’t listen. If you don’t like my appearance, don’t look. If you don’t like my actions, turn your head; It’s as simple as that. - Anonymous

There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley

I never wanted to be different; I just wanted to be me. - Anonymous


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

Originality is a by product of sincerity. - Marianne Moore

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

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

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. - Samuel Johnson

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

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. - Anonymous


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

If we cannot be ourselves, there is no need for a mirror.
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It is never too late to be what you might have been. - Anonymous

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

The greatest success is being yourself. - Anonymous


We are betrayed by what is false within. - George Meredith

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

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another. - James Matthew Barrie

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

You are what you think about all day long.- Dr. Robert Schuller

I am myself and what is around me, and if I do not save it, it shall not save me. - Jose Ortega Gasset

I’d like to think the best of me was still hiding up in my sleeve. - John Mayer

Enjoy who you are. Don’t hate yourself for what you aren’t.- Anonymous

Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself. - Anonymous


Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. - Anonymous

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

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

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


Why live to please others? I mean, it’s your life. If you aren’t happy with it, what’s the use in living? - Anonymous


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


No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character. - John Morley

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

Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them. - François


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

Man would be “otherwise.” That’s the essence of the specifically human. - Antonio Machado


How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. - Gabrielle

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

Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it. - Louis Kronenberger

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


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

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

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


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

Rabbi Zusya said that on the Day of Judgment, God would ask him, not why he had not been Moses, but why he had not been Zusya. - Walter Kaufmann

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


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


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


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

You are a time millionaire for a rich life invest wisely. - Richard Andrews


The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last. - Evan Esar

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. - Albert Einstein

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once. - Jennifer

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused. - Shirley Maclaine

Love yourself first and everything falls into line. - Lucille Ball


When we seek to discover the best in others, we some how bring out the best in ourselves. - William Arthur Ward

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere. - Ronald Reagan

The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors. - Francis Bacon

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you. - Zig Ziglar

What I want is what I’ve not got, and what I need is all around me. - Dave Matthews Band

Know that you yourself are a miracle. - Norman Vincent Peale

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. - Anonymous

It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that. - Anonymous

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? - Anonymous

I’ve worked hard to get what little self-esteem I have, and I refuse to let you take it from me. - Anonymous


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


“Be yourself” is about the worst advice you can give some people. - Anonymous

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

The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. - Charles R. Brown

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. - Mahatma Gandhi


Originality is a by-product of sincerity. - Anonymous

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

 

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. - Anonymous


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

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

No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character. - Anonymous