307 Motivational Quotes About Being Yourself
Be your own hero!!!
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we truly are.
All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel. – Jimi Hendrix
All my life I’ve thought I needed someone to complete me, now I know I need to belong to myself. – Sue Monk Kidd
All you have to do is be yourself and live the story that no one else can live. The story of your own unique life.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. – Samuel Johnson
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.- Judy Garland
Always be truthful especially to yourself. The worst thing one can do is lie to self. Submitted by: Yusuf
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.- Bruce Lee
Always be yourself, no matter how weird you are! Anyone who’s worth knowing will love you for being you!
Always be yourself, take chances do what you feel is right, go with what your heart says to do.
Always be yourself because life is too short to be anyone else.
Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment- the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is. – Jorge Luis Borges
Awake,arise,and assert yourself,you dreamers of the world. Your star is now in ascendancy. — Napoleon Hill
Be amazing. Be good. Be pretty. Be strong. Be smart. Be cool. But the most important thing, be yourself.
Be being yourself, you put something beautiful into the world that was not there before. – Edwin Elliot
Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.
Be bold or italic, never regular.
Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t
Be grateful, be smart, be clean, be true, be humble, be prayerful. – Gordon B. Hinckley
Be kind, be loving, be caring, be understanding, but never lose yourself in the process.
Be true to who you are.
Be true to yourself. You are the only person that matters.
Be unique be you.
Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide.
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.- Julius Charles Hare
Be what you want to be, not what others want to see.
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
Be who you choose to be not who others choose to see.
Be who you want to be…not what other people want to see.
Be you. Let the world adjust.
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
Be yourself, and believe yourself. Do the things that you love to do, and do them from your heart.
Be yourself, be strong enough to hold your own personality, be bold to stand for yourself, be brave to raise your voice and actions on the things which are wrong, and most important, be you.
Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.- Nora Roberts
Be Yourself because an original is worth more than a copy
Be yourself, but always your better self. – Karl G. Maeser
Be yourself don’t live a photocopy life.
Be yourself, don’t take anyone’s shit, and never let them take your alive.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don’t get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow. – Molly Sims
Be yourself. Forget about perfection because well, nobody’s perfect BUT if you think you are perfect, you have to meet a psychiatrist.
Be yourself no matter what. Never feel uncomfortable in being yourself.
Be yourself no one can say you’re doint it wrong.
Be yourself not your idea of what you think
Be Yourself. There is something that you can do better than any other. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that
Be yourself who else is better qualified.
Be yourself! You can’t please everyone. They own their thoughts, reactions, and beliefs. So instead of feeling stressed and frustrated, just be yourself and welcome the peace and happiness that will come your way.
Become who you are! – Friedrich Nietzsche
Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find. – E.L. Konigsburg
Being happy is being yourself,,,,,,,,, No compromises.
Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else just be yourself. – Selena Gomez
Being yourself is being the person everyone else wants you to be.
Believe in yourself
But why should you care what people will say? All you have to do is please yourself. – Ayn Rand
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. – Lao Tzu
Changing yourself for others doesn’t make things right it only makes them more confusing.
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you. – Lord Chesterfield
Come as you are, love what you do, live your life to your fullest cause we only live once, so keep it original don’t forget your spirit- twinkle makes life’s rainbow shine bright.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. – John F. Kennedy
Dancing my dance, let others say whatever they like
Dare to be different. The world is full of the ordinary. –
Dare to think for yourself. – Voltaire
Dig deep in your soul to recover the person you once were before you became what someone else wanted.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyways.- Eleanor Roosevelt
Do what you think is right. Don’t let people make the decision of right or wrong for you. – Steve Maraboli
Do what you want to do because if you don’t, you are nothing but your own slave.
Do what you want and say what you Want, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind.
Don’t be embarrassed by who you are. They’re going to judge you no matter what you do.
Don’t be yourself. Be someone a little nicer. – Mignon McLaughlin
You were born an original. Don’t become a copy.
Don’t belittle yourself. Be big yourself. – Corita Kent
Don’t chase people, Be yourself, do your work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you and stay. – Will Smith
Don’t forget to love yourself.
Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.
Don’t let society manipulate you.
Don’t let the past dictate where you’re going, you’re in this life for you, forget everyone else, forget trying to please others, just be you, because when you’re just you, and doing things for you, life somehow seems simpler.
Don’t live your life based on what other people think
Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.- Toby Keith
Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.- John Grisham
Don’t let people’s compliments get to your head and don’t let their criticism get to your heart.- unknown
Enjoy who you are. Don’t hate yourself for what you aren’t.
Envy me, rate me, bottom line: You aren’t me
Everybody else is already taken
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. – Albert Einstein
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best
Freedom lies in being yourself.
Give yourself a chance to live because nobody will live it for you when you die. Submitted by: mr mc Monyela
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. – William Shakespeare
Have you ever just looked in the mirror and actually look at yourself and think “This isn’t me”? So you try your hardest to be who you are knowing there will be people who won’t even look at you, who disagree with who you are. So
He who can believe himself well, will be well. – Ovid
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.- Raymond Hull
How would your life be different if…You approached all relationships with authenticity and honesty? Let today be the day…You dedicate yourself to building relationships on the solid foundation of truth and authenticity. – Steve
I am an acquired taste, like a fine wine or a pate’. If you are not sophisticated or worldly enough to appreciate my bold flavor, then you are welcome to choose something else from the menu.
I am just simply being me, not imitating anything or anyone. If you don’t like it then you will just have to live with it because am not trying to impress you in any way.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine.
I am special, no one can be me, that is why my fingerprints are mine and mine alone. Don’t try to be me.
I am what I am and I will be what I wish to be. Following someone is not my forte.
I am who I am and nobody can dictate me. I am the owner of my life so no one is allowed to tell me what I have to chose or do. I just live myself in my own principles as long as I don’t interfere with anybody’s life. Submitted by: julie
I don’t care what people think or say about me, I know who I am. – Jonathan Davis
I don’t live my life to please anyone. I don’t care what anyone thinks, if you don’t like me, don’t talk to me – problem solved.
I don’t need permission to be myself.
I don’t want to change myself for the expectations of people around me; I don’t want to act like an innocent person just to say that I’m good. Just be real as being you…you know why? It’s better to hate me for who I am than to love me
I don’t wish to be the symbol of anything. I’m only myself.
I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. – Coco Chanel
I hate it when I’m afraid to show my real feelings.
I have noticed now and in the past that most of us wear a mask as to show less of our real selves and more of a make believe. We tend to worry what people think of us and thus walk in the shades of those who are in the spotlight.
I have reached a point in life where I feel it is no longer necessary to try & impress anyone. If they like me the way I am, good & if they don’t, it’s their loss.
I keep wondering, how many people do you need to be, before you can become yourself
I know where I am going and I know the truth and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I am free to be what I want to be. – Muhammad Ali
I may not be perfect, but I am original.
I never loved another person the way I loved myself. – Mae West
I never wanted to be different; I just wanted to be me.
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. – Rita Mae Brown
I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove. – Vincent van Gogh
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. – Rumi
I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.” – Oprah Winfrey
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.- Mahatma Gandhi
I’d rather sink trying to be different, than stay afloat like everyone else. – Shahrukh Khan
I’ll be the one to swim against the current. – Hanna Schwab
I’m just human, I have weaknesses, I make mistakes and I experience sadness; But I learn from all these things to make me a better person.
I’m the decider, and I decide what is best.– George W Bush
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
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I won’t be myself, who will? – Alfred Hitchcock
If it is to be, it is up to me.
If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more. – Taylor Swift
If we cannot be ourselves, there is no need for a mirror.
If we don’t want to define ourselves by things as superficial as our appearances, we’re stuck with the revolting alternative of being judged by our actions. – Ellen Degeneres
If you are changing yourself for someone, they won’t leave you stable, so better be yourself.
If you are lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change. – Taylor Swift
If you are not being yourself, you will eventually hate yourself.
If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy.- Shannon L. Alder
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.
If you think of what others think of you, you will become that. Rather, be what you want to be!
If you treat a first date like an interview, it will feel like one. Just be yourself and let your personality shine.
If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.” — Terry Pratchett
If you walk in the footprints of others, you won’t make any of your own.
You’re lucky enough to be different, never change.- Taylor Swift
If you are lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change. – Taylor Swift
Imitation is Limitation; For you cannot touch one’s heart with a plastic flower. But, with a pure rose, the outcomes are endless.
Imitation is suicide. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imitation is suicide.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
In this world people are judgmental. They won’t accept other people’s happiness because they don’t have their own. We must choose our own path regardless of what everyone thinks. Whatever path we choose is always the
Individuality is the definition of freedom.
Instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are. You never know who has been looking at you wishing they were you…
It doesn’t matter if you’re not perfect as long as you are who you are then that’s all it matters.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. – Andre Gide
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. – Herman Melville
It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that. – G. H. Hardy
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. – Desiderius Erasmus
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.- EE Cummings
It’s not about what everyone wants you to be, it’s about being yourself and finding someone who truly loves you for who you are.
It’s not Halloween, take that mask off and be yourself, Hollywood is full of actors. You’re not in Hollywood so quit acting and be yourself.
It’s not your responsibility to want the life, that others want for you.
It’s okay not to be okay.
It’s better to be a misfit than a one-size-fits-all! – Mandy Hale
It’s better to walk alone than in a crowd going in the wrong direction.- unknown
Be Your Own Hero. It’s cheaper than a movie ticket
It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants. – Matt Damon
Just a reminder, what other people think of you is none of your business.– Ze Frank
Just be yourself… Nobody’s worth copying …
Just because they disagree, doesn’t mean you ain’t right. – Toba Beta
Just being yourself, being who you are, is a successful rebellion.
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
Life is to express yourself, not to impress others.
Life is too short to worry about what others say or think about you. Have fun and give them something to talk about.
Like me for who I am and not for who you want me to be. Take it or leave it. That simple.
Listen to your heart don’t listen to others.
Live authentically. Why would you continue to compromise something that’s beautiful to create something that is fake. – Steve Maraboli
Live by your own personal experiences and judgments, not those made by others, because you may learn that they are not the same for you.
Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.
Live your life the way that you want to live it, don’t let other people live it for you…
Look around you. While dogs bark, birds sing and fly. People will talk. Don’t worry. You just walk – just fly!
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. – Albert Camus
May you always have the freedom to be yourself.
Maybe we should all stop looking for society to give us permission to be ourselves.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. – Oscar Wilde
Most people spend their whole life trying to figure out what behavior suite their character….act out of character and you will now exactly what you are not…then behavior will be refined.
Never ask people about your work. – Ayn Rand
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 S. Firestone
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. – Helen Keller
Never fake yourself just to look perfect because perfection is never real and reality is never perfect.
Never follow anyone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path. – Ellen Degeneres
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. – George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones
Never idolize anyone, you will lost yourself.
Never sacrifice who you are just because someone else has a problem with it.
Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character. – John Morley
No matter what happens, always be yourself. – Dale Carnegie
No matter what they say about you, just be yourself.
No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself. – Virginia Woolf
No one ever became great by imitation. Imitation is limitation. Do not be a copy of something. Make your own impression.
Nobody Can Play Your Role Better Than Yourself.
This is who I am. Nobody said you had to like it.
Normal is just a setting on the drier.
Nothing brings you joy like being yourself.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. – Dale Carnegie
Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always 20 times better.- Margaret Oliphant
One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead. – Oscar Wilde Submitted by: elaine
Only by admitting what we are can we get what we want. – Petyr Baelish, Game of Thrones
Opinions are neither required nor desired !! Live for your heart’s content not for others’ compliments.
Originality is a by- product of sincerity.
Our thoughts make us what we are. – Dale Carnegie
People tell me I’m walking the wrong path to life, and that I should get with everyone else but I tell them, I make wrong turns and I get lost, but that’s okay because I would prefer to be alone and different than to be just
Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right. – Hillary Rodham Clinton
Rule your mind or it will rule you.- Horace
Serenity: when you are at peace with yourself, others and most important God. It’s when you don’t have to wear different mask to be around others and not being a actor in a stage. Satisfied with who you are and what you have.
Society is funny. They ask you to be yourself and yet they judge you.
Someone’s opinion over your life doesn’t have to be your reality.
Sometimes going with the flow is not always a good thing, but are you strong enough to swim away from the current?
Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.
Sometimes you have to do whats best for you and your life, not whats best for everybody else.
Stand out from the crowd, be yourself. – Stephen Richards
Stay true to you and you will end up incredibly happy.
Stop being yourself and become who u always wanted to be. – Paulo Coelho
Stop giving your life away to other people. – Steve Maraboli
Take me as I am, Or watch me as I walk away.
The biggest challenge in life is being yourself… In a world trying to make you like everyone else.
The greatest success is being yourself.
The greatest thing you can do is surprise yourself. – Steve Martin
The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them. – Hussein Nishah
The more you strive to be like somebody else the less you become yourself.
The more you try to be someone else the less time you have to try to find yourself.
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. – Carl Gustav Jung
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not. – Aldous Huxley
The people that will accept you for who you are, are the ones that will be with you forever, no matter what.
The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think. – C. JoyBell C.
Be yourself. The world worships the original. – Jean Cocteau
There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don’t help them by doing the job yourself. – Laurell K. Hamilton
There is just one life for each of us: our own. – Euripedes
There is nobody else on earth like you and me. Let us be who we are meant to be. – RVM
There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you. – Steve Maraboli
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle
There’s no alternative to being yourself. Accept it, honour it, value it – and get on with it. – Rasheed Ogunlaru
There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley
There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. – Drew Barrymore
They tell you to be yourself & then they judge you.
Things I like: the smell after rain, baggy sweaters, books you can’t put down, making people smile, feeling loved, saying hello to strangers, songs that relate to you, the smell of fresh bread, underwater tea parties, sleepovers, hot
This is who I am. Deal with it.
This is who I am. Nobody said you had to like it.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. – Thich Nhat Hanh
To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. – Oscar Wilde
To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.- Irving Wallace
To be who you want to be – don’t wonder. Just surrender! – RVM Submitted by: RVM
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.- unknown
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. – Mahatma Gandhi
To dream of the person you wish to be is a waste of the person you are.
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.
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. –
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.- Malcolm Forbes
True liberty and freedom lies in authenticity to self and loving it!
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius
Wanting to be someone else, is the waste of the person that you are.
We all have this perfect little box of who we want to be, but it is unnecessary. Throw the box away. You’re already you.
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. – Andre Berthiaume
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. – Kurt Vonnegut
We born to be true, not to be perfect.
We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else’s idea of life!
We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.- Virginia Satir
What does your conscience say? – ‘You should become the person you are’. – Friedrich Nietzsche
What I hate about myself is that I’m so reserved and don’t talk too much, but one thing I love so much is that it’s more honorable to be quiet than to tell a lie; it’s all a way of being just myself.
What others think of me is none of my business.
When I was four they tried to test my IQ. They showed me a picture of three oranges and a pear. They asked me which one is different and does not belong, they taught me different was wrong. – Ani Difranco
When it’s your time, it is your time. – Bruno Mars
When writing the story of your life don’t let anyone else hold the pen.
When you dance to your own rhythm, Life taps its toes to your beat.- Terri Guillemets
When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.- Tina Lifford
When you put on a mask who are you fooling yourself or others. Its like playing solitaire and cheating, who wins?
Why live to please others? I mean, it’s your life. If you aren’t happy with it, what’s the use in living?
Why try so hard to fit in when you’re born to stand out.
Why try to change who you are to make someone love you when the right person will love you for who you really are, its no fun hiding who you are in front of the person you love.
You are a person, beautiful and unique… express yourself, strengthen yourself, kick yourself, wet yourself with tears, dry yourself with confidence, be who you are, do what you want, say how you feel, love like its real, never let
You are one of a kind so they can not judge you so just be yourself and live your life not others’. Submitted by: Julie
You are somebody, be yourself, believe in yourself embrace your uniqueness, always be grateful for the life and everything you have.
You are what you believe yourself to be. – Paulo Coelho
You are you, you will never be him or her.
Always be yourself, unless you can be batman. Then in that case, always be batman.
You can’t stand me, sit down. You can’t face me, turn around. I am who I am…like it or not…accept it.
You cannot belong to anyone else, until you belong to yourself. – Pearl Bailey
You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! – John Lennon
You don’t have to say everything to be a light. Sometimes a fire built on a hill will bring interested people to your campfire- Shannon L. Alder
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven. – Jimi Hendrix
You know my name, not my story.
You must always be yourself, and do things at your own pace. Someday, you’ll catch up.
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.
You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.- John Mason
You were born to be real, not to be perfect.
You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
You’re Amazing, Just The Way You Are. – Bruno Mars
You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. –A.A. Milne
You’re not going to always say and do the right things, and that’s fine. You’re not here to be perfect, but to be real.
You’ve got to be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?– Bernadette Peters
Your opinion of me is none of my business.
A chair is a chair. A book is a book. A brick is a brick. You are the exact same person. You can’t change it. You can only change your personality. Strength is in the struggle. To motivate others to inspire themselves.
A life living by mistakes made from your own choices is better than a life living by mistakes made by someone else’s choices.
A poor original is better than a good imitation. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself. – Doug Larson
Accept everything about yourself- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end- no apologies, no regrets. – Henry Kissinger
Accept me for who I am or just leave me.
Accept the world the way it is and allow yourself to be the way you are.
Acting like everybody, makes you everybody Submitted by: Naqibullah Paiman