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Be Yourself Quotes to Inspire You to Never Be Afraid to Be Unique (2022)

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These quotes about being yourself will remind you that it’s okay to be different and to be yourself.

Enjoy life, be yourself, and never allow others to define you. Live your life fully by being yourself rather than pretending to be someone else. We’ve collected these be yourself quotes to inspire you to value yourself and embrace your uniqueness.

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Best Be Yourself Quotes and Sayings

1. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

2. “Don’t compromise yourself—you’re all you have.” – John Grisham

3. “Never apologize for being yourself.” – Paulo Coelho

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4. “Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.” – Roy T. Bennett

5. “Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself.” – Bella Thorne

6. “The world just wants your authentic truth.” – Gabby Bernstein

7. “Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

8. “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” – John Mason

9. “All I want to do is be more like me and be less like you.” – Linkin Park

10. “Consult your conscience; rather than popular opinion.” – Publilius Syrus

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11. “Do not live to satisfy the expectations of others.” – Ichiro Kishimi

12. “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” – Roy T. Bennett

13. “Listen and be open, but don’t let anybody tell you who you are.” – Jeff Bezos

14. “The secret to success is to be yourself.” – S. Sreesanth

15. “To be authentic is to be at peace with our imperfections.” – Simon Sinek

16. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung

17. “Remember, it’s okay to be yourself.” – Richard Branson

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

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19. “Just be who you want to be, not what others want to see.” – Anonymous

20. “You cannot accept others as they are if you don’t accept yourself as you are.” – Shane Parrish

21. “Stop letting other people define you, be yourself and be proud of it.” – Anonymous

Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

22. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

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23. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” – Nike

24. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu

25. “When you truly don’t care what anyone thinks of you, you have reached a dangerously awesome level of freedom.” – Anonymous

26. “Let go of who you think you need to be and just be who you actually are.” – Anonymous

27. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland

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28. “Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

29. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” – Kurt Cobain

30. “Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” – Gary Snyder

31. “Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.” – Anonymous

32. “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” – RuPaul

33. “The freedom to be yourself is a gift only you can give yourself. But once you do, no one can take it away.” – Doe Zantamata

34. “Don’t ever compare yourself to others. You are not a copy, you are an original. Craft your own individuality and sense of style and just be yourself.” – Yvonne L. Wilson

35. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are.” – Mandy Hale

36. “Make the most of yourself, for that, is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

37. “They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” – Kurt Cobain

38. “You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. 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 and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.” – Roy T. Bennett

Quotes That Will Help You to Be Yourself

39. “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” – Allen Ginsberg

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

41. “Always be yourself. At the end of the day, that’s all you’ve really got; when you strip everything down, that’s all you’ve got, so always be yourself.” – Al Roker

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

43. “Sometimes, you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.” – Roy T. Bennett

44. “I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.” – Dita Von Teese

45. “Be yourself. People don’t have to like you, and you don’t have to care.” – Anonymous

46. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

47. “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

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

49. “Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.” – Gerard Way

50. “The world is so busy telling us who we should be, that we forget who we are.” – Bill Masur

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Quotes on the Importance of Being Yourself

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

52. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings

53. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

54. “Don’t dilute yourself for any person or any reason. You are enough! Be unapologetically you.” – Steve Mariboli

55. “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

56. “If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there’s no one like you.” – Marc Newsom

57. “Don’t worry about what the people say; be yourself, say what you want to say with respect.” – Mariano Rivera

58. “About 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

59. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Bindi Irwin

60. “If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.” – Elaine S. Dalton

61. “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E.E. Cummings

Be Yourself Quotes for a Better Life

62. “Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find.” – E.L Konigsburg

63. “You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.” – Gabby Douglas

64. “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” – Buckminster Fuller

65. “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – Lady Gaga

66. “Some people say you are going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.” – Angelina Jolie

67. “It sounds so simple, but if you just be yourself, you’re different than anyone else.” – Tony Bennett

68. “You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you.” – Robert Greene

69. “‎Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, ‘cause we were born this way, bitch!” – Lady Gaga

70. “Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.” – Nelson Mandela

71. “Only those who can accept their own annihilation can have the courage to be true individuals.” – Alan Watts

72. “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Be Yourself Quotes to Help You Realize Your Worth

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

74. “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 to live.” – Gianni Versace

75. “Keep being yourself inside you. Keep visualizing what you are aiming for in life. Be patient and know that you will get what you want one day.” – Yoko Ono

76. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform—or pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

77. “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson

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78. “Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you. That’s what it means to be true to yourself.” – Michelle Obama

79. “Accept right now that you are magnificent. Being your real, true, authentic self is what’s most awesome about you.” – Gabby Bernstein

80. “Just stick to your principles. And rest assured that, if you remain true to them, the same people who made fun of you will come to admire you.” – Epictetus

81. “You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear.” – Robert Greene

82. “You create yourself moment to moment. You are not born as a fixed entity, but only as an infinite potentiality.” – Osho

83. “If you know your being, there is no question of becoming. All that you could have ever imagined to become you already are.” – Osho

84. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion Lannister

85. “Stop caring about impact and just be the best version of you possible—then you’ll naturally have an impact.” – Naval Ravikant

Short Be Yourself Quotes to Ponder

86. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton

87. “Let yourself be yourself.” – Anonymous

88. “Appear as you are, be as you appear.” – Rumi

89. “You change the world by being yourself.” – Yoko Ono

90. “Existence wants you to be you.” – Osho

91. “You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?” – Dr. Seuss

92. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – L. Hay

93. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” – Philip Pullman

94. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” – Tyra Banks

95. “Just be yourself, there is no one better.” – Taylor Swift

96. “Being true to yourself is better than being a liar.” – Anonymous

97. “He who obeys, does not listen to himself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

98. “Don’t let other people decide who you are.” – Bob Goff

99. “No one is you and that is your power.” – Anonymous

100. “You, being yourself, unknowingly inspire others to be themselves.” – Mooji

Be Yourself Quotes to Remind You That It Is Okay to Be Different From the Crowd

101. “If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

102. “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” – William Shakespeare

103. “An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.” – Honoré de Balzac

104. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” – Luna Lovegood

105. “To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” – Bono

106. “I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever only rejoices me, and the heart appoints.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

107. “When someone is properly grounded in life, they shouldn’t have to look outside themselves for approval.” – Epictetus

108. “Be yourself. That is something you can do better than anyone else. Listen to that inner voice and bravely follow it.” – Anonymous

109. “If you want to be yourself, sometimes you can’t compare the economic benefit with art.” – Kelly Liang

110. “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.” – Dave Pelzer

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