Quotes About Being Yourself

Here are some quotes about being yourself that I hand picked about of hundreds. Hopefully, they will help you to realize that you must learn to love and accept yourself for who you are before you can expect anyone else to really accept you. Almost everyone has some level of insecurity about themselves. Many people will try to be someone else just to fit in but that’s the same thing as saying other people are better than you. You need to learn how to be on your own team.

If someone were to put someone you love down, you’d probably defend them. Well, learn to defend yourself against yourself. If you won’t root for your own team, why should anyone else? Hopefully, one day, you’ll be able to experience a life where you don’t care about the opinions that others have of you. When that day comes, you’ll finally be able to truly live.

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“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.”

~ Judy Garland

“The surest way to lose sight of who you are is to constantly compare yourself to others.”

~ Tom Krause

“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”

~ Raymond Hull

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”

~ John Mason

“There is just one life for each of us: our own.”

~ Euripides

“Don’t waste your life trying to impress other people. Do what you love, love what you do.”

– Unknown

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.”

~ Julius Charles

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

~ Oscar Wilde

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

~ Francois Duc

“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

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

~ Dr. Seuss

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

~ Andre Berthiaume

“If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.”

~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Why try to be someone you’re not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required.”

~ Robert Brault

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

~ E.E. Cummings

“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

“Love yourself first and everything falls into line.”

~ Lucille Ball

“Know that you yourself are a miracle.”

~ Norman Vincent Peal

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”

~ Benjamin Disraeli

“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

“Enjoy who you are. Don’t hate yourself for what you aren’t.”

~ Anonymous

“The only person you should ever compete with is yourself. You can’t hope for a fairer match.”

~ Todd Ruthman

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.”

~ Andre Gide

“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

“The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.”

~ Leo Buscaglia

“If we cannot be ourselves, there is no need for a mirror.”

~ Anonymous

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

~ Oscar Wilde

“As for worrying about what other people might think – forget it. They aren’t concerned about you. They’re too busy worrying about what you and other people think of them.”

~ Michael le Boeuf

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

~ John Wooden

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