60 Insightful Quotes To Encourage You To Be Yourself

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Being yourself is hard to do but the best possible thing you can ever do for your peace of mind. It’s imperative that we begin to undo the teachings and/or programming that has been taught to us by society that have kept us in a perpetual state of not being ourselves. Being ourselves will help us along our journey of finding our rightful place in the world by naturally weeding out those who are not for us.

Being who you are, the good bad and ugly is what makes you unique and special in your own way. Never change who you are to make anyone comfortable.

Here are 60 Insightful Quotes To Encourage You To Be Yourself…


“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – CoCo Chanel

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

“Happiness grows best in the soil of contentment.” – Tim Fargo

“Don’t aspire to be the next somebody else. Be proud and embrace being the first and only you!” – Tammy Ferebee

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

“The best thing to gift yourself is to be just YOURSELF, improving above the person that you were yesterday.” – Vikrmn

“I’m trying to say that I think doing what you feel can’t always be easy, but at least you’re being true to yourself.” – Erin Bowman

“To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.” – Irving Wallace

“Life’s too short to live someone else’s.” – Nathan Morris

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

“Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.” – Brian Tracy

“Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else just be yourself.” – Selena Gomez

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

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” – May Sarton



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

“The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Always be you! Just never think you can always be you without consequence.” – Darnell Lamont Walker

“Don’t be afraid to be who you are, no matter who that person might be.” – Mandy Hale

“Let’s quit trying so hard to be some version of a normal we’ve never really been.” – Scott Stabile

“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 Alder

“Break the rules, stand apart, ignore your head, and follow your heart.” – Paula Abdul

“Be yourself., you are truer than you think.” – Lailah Akita

“We live in a world full of people who are satisfied with pretending to be someone they are not.” – Tommy Tran

“I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.” – Eminem

“Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.” – Oliver James

“I never said to be like me, I say be yourself and make a difference.” – Marilyn Manson

“Life is like butter – when things cool down it can be reshaped.” – Allen Sheinwald

“The more you try to crush your true nature, the more it will control you. Be what you are. No one who really loves you will stop.” – Cassandra Clare

“We are not here to fit in, be well balanced, or provide exempla for others. We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being. As the gods intended, we are here to become more and more ourselves.” – James Hollis


“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – CoCo Chanel

“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

“Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” – Shannon Alder

“You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.” – Veronika Tugaleva

“My best advice is to be yourself. Unless you’re psychotic, then you might want to try a different tactic.” – Anonymous

“Intentions are the only thing they care about. They try to make you think they care about what you do, but they don’t. They don’t want you to act a certain way, they want you to think a certain way. So you’re easy to understand. So you wont pose a threat to them.” – Veronica Roth

“Believing the phenomenon of karma is placing your destiny in the hands of the devil.” – Micahel Bassey Johnson

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

“Be yourself and set the trend. Don’t follow.” – YG

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.” – Anne Lamot

“Our past is what molds us into the person we are today. It does not define us.” – Imania Margria

“If you can BE your way through it, you can find your way to it.” – Suzette Vearnon

“I don’t give a fuck, God sent me to piss the world off.” – Eminem

“Much to the confusion of small-minded people, confidence does not equate arrogance.” – Amber Hurdle

“Only someone wishing to disappear would ever strive to ‘fit in'” – Shaun Hick

“Stop minding other people’s business. What they are thinking about you is their business. Don’t mind it. Be focused.” – Israelmore Ayivore


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

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” – Carl Jung

“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” – Brene Brown

“Don’t be an escort to people on their way to success, for it is equally as if you’re a sign post, leading the way, and rusting at the end.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

“When you focus on being the best person you can be, you draw the best possible life, love, and opportunities to you.” – Germany Kent

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

“Change nothing, just be yourself to experience peace.” – Tapan Ghosh

“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 Fierstein

“The destination is fulfilling when the path is authentically your own; find the courage and forge your own path; your essence is at stake.” – Jesslyn Wolff

“As you become more aligned with the truth of who you are, the question of liking yourself goes away. It is a natural state of being.” – Rachel Andrews

“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” – Echart Tolle

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

“We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.” – Roy Bennett

“Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy.” – Roy Bennett


“Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always twenty times better.” – Margaret Oliphant


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