There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.
You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Say what you feel. It’s not being rude, it’s called being real.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
Julius Charles Hare
Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don’t get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow.
Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.
Henry David Thoreau
Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.
When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.
Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Be yourself, but always your better self.
Karl G. Maeser
Imitation is suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.
You’re lucky enough to be different, never change.
Just because they disagree, doesn’t mean you ain’t right.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always 20 times better.
We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.
Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.
No other version, no matter how perfect it is, would ever feel better than being your true self.
Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
It’s better to be a misfit than a one-size-fits-all!
Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find.
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.
If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.
It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.
Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.
If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy.
Shannon L. Alder
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyways.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Don’t let people’s compliments get to your head and don’t let their criticism get to your heart.
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
I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.
It’s better to walk alone than in a crowd going in the wrong direction.
If you don’t know what you want, others will want you for what they know! You must know yourself!
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
When you dance to your own rhythm, Life taps its toes to your beat.