Being Yourself Sayings and Quotes

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.
Judy Garland

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

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

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.
Raymond Hull

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.
EE Cummings

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
John Jakes

Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don’t get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow.
Molly Sims

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.
John Grisham

When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.
Tina Lifford

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.
Andre Gide

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.
Toby Keith

You’re lucky enough to be different, never change.
Taylor Swift

Just because they disagree, doesn’t mean you ain’t right.
Toba Beta

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.
Oscar Wilde

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

Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always 20 times better.
Margaret Oliphant

We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.
Virginia Satir

Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.
Nora Roberts

No other version, no matter how perfect it is, would ever feel better than being your true self.
Edmond Mbiaka

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

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

It’s better to be a misfit than a one-size-fits-all!
Mandy Hale

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

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.
Andre Berthiaume

If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.
Taylor Swift

It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.
Matt Damon

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

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.
Eleanor Roosevelt

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut

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.
Coco Chanel

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!
Israelmore Ayivor

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.
Terri Guillemets