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The 81 Best Be Yourself Quotes

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“Attention youth of the world: I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are. Be true to yourself—the most important thing is to be true to yourself.” Ellen DeGeneres

Aye aye, Ellen. It’s time for you to be you.

Be yourself. The world worships the original. Ingrid Bergman

You’re only given a little spark of madness. Don’t lose it. Robin Williams

Let Go And Be Who You Are

she woke up
every morning
with the option of
being anyone she wished.
how beautiful it was
that she always chose
herself. Tyler Kent White

Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves? Nietzsche

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

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

I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.Paul McCartney

Being your true self is the most effective formula for success there is. Danielle LaPorte

Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong. Charles Schulz

By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before. Edwin Elliot

If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change. Taylor Swift

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

It is very difficult to be like the other guy, to be ordinary. Mediocrity takes a great deal of energy. But to be ourselves is very easy. You don’t have to do a thing. J. Krishnamurti

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.Janis Joplin

Don't Be Sorry

Do your thing. Do it every day. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing. Asher Roth

I refuse to believe that the processed beauty that I see around me is what I have to be. Rae Smith

I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better. Frida Kahlo

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

The moment you feel you have to prove your worth to someone isthe moment to absolutely and utterly walk away. Alysia Harris

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi

Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses. Lady Gaga

Set The World On Fire

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou

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

Remember one thing only: that it’s you… nobody else… who determines your destiny and decides your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you, nor can you be alive for anyone else. E.E. Cummings

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

There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. John Lennon

The only expectations you should live up to are the ones you expect of yourself. Unknown

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. Frank Zappa

Where’s your will to be weird? Jim Morrison

There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do. Amy Poehler

I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that is. Emma Watson

The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity. Tony Robbins

Do What's Right For You

In order to be irreplaceacle, one must always be different. Coco Chanel

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

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

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can. Unknown

Never be afraid to stop traffic. Iris Apfel

Be yourself. If you water yourself down to please people or to fit in or to not offend anyone, you lose the power, the passion, the freedom and the joy of being uniquely you. It’s much easier to love yourself when you are being yourself. Dan Coppersmith

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. Kurt Cobain

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

All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others. Cher

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

Different strokes, for different folks. Sly Stone

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

Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes. Maggie Smith

Lady Gaga Be Who You Are

When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. Iyanla Vanzant

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. Jim Morrison

Do not do what someone else could do as well as you… Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create… the most irreplaceable of beings. André Gide

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

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs

Do your thing and don’t care if they like it. Tina Fey


Be who you want to be, not who others want to see. Unknown

You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! John Lennon

Being called weird is like being called limited edition, meaning you’re something people don’t see that often. Remember that. Unknown

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dalí. Salvador Dalí

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. Unknown

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder… Albert Einstein

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

Different doesn’t mean wrong. Unknown

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm Forbes

Believe in your flyness, conquer your shyness. Kanye West

The mistake that anyone can make is not being themselves. You can only trick people for so long. Zooey Deschanel

Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from. Jodie Foster

Be Yourself Even More

There is a voice that doesn’t use words… Listen. Rumi

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Nelson Mandela

Don’t chase people. Be an example. Attract them. Work hard and be yourself. The people who belong in your life will come find you and stay. Just do your thing. Unknown

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

You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way. Richard Bach

Oscar Wilde - Be yourself

Someone will always be prettier. Someone will always be smarter. Someone will always be younger. But they will never be you. Unknown

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

You should never stray away from yourself to get closer to someone else. Unknown

And some final words of wisdom…

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn, then be a unicorn. Unknown

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