be yourself quotes

 I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

Abraham Lincoln

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

Anne Frank

Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.

Ayn Rand

I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.

Ayn Rand

Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.

Babe Ruth

All I can do is be me, whoever that is.

Bob Dylan

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

Bruce Lee

I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.

Clint Eastwood

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Clint Eastwood

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.

C. S. Lewis

You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

C. S. Lewis

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

John Lennon

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Leo Tolstoy

He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.

Leo Tolstoy

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.

Oscar Wilde

To find yourself, think for yourself.


You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.

Zig Ziglar

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Oscar Wilde

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

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Marilyn Monroe

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Maya Angelou

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

Allen Ginsberg

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.

Coco Chanel

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

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

Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.

Judy Garland

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

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

Lao Tzu

be yourself-not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.

Henry David Thoreau

Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.

Lady Gaga

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


Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.

Brian Tracy

Just be yourself, there is no one better.

Taylor Swift

Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you…..

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never dull your shine for somebody else.

Tyra Banks

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

Gerard Way

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

Don’t compromise yourself you’re all you have.

John Grisham, The Rainmaker

You cannot change what you are, only what you do.

Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.

Martha Graham

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

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

Irving Wallace

With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else’s ideas about you, but what’s important is how you feel about yourself for survival and living day to day with what comes up.

Marilyn Monroe

You have to be odd to be number one.


Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be.


Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly, until you see yourself through the eyes of others.

Ellen Degeneres

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

Tina Fey

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

Zooey Deschanel

At the end of the day, people have to respect people’s differences. I am different than some people would like me to be.

Kevin Spacey

I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.

Dita von Teese

Ignore the critics. Only mediocrity is safe from ridicule. Dare to be different!

Dita von Teese

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

Coco Chanel

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

Amy Poehler

You have to be unique and different to shine in your own way.

Lady Gaga

Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else, just be yourself.

Selena Gomez

I don’t let anyone’s insecurities, emotions, or opinions bother me. I know that if I am happy, that’s all that matters to me.

Demi Lovato

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

Malcolm Forbes

Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.

Beyonce Knowles

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

Tina Lifford

To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.

Oscar Wilde

There’s nothing more badass than being who you are.

Darren Criss

Always be a first-rate version of yourself rather than a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

Do not read so much, look about you and think of what you see there.

Richard Feynman

Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of Heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered.


I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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