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130 Best Be Yourself Quotes To Embrace Your Authenticity

130 Best Be Yourself Quotes To Embrace Your Authenticity

Let’s celebrate one-of-a-kind you with these powerful be yourself quotes. Let them be your guide to embracing the amazing person staring back at you in the mirror.

10 Best Be Yourself Quotes

1. “Be everything that you are unapologetically. Most of you will find out that you are not just one color, you are a Rainbow.” — Mridula Singh

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2. “Just be yourself, let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful & magical person that you are.” — Mandy Hale

3.  “There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.” — Anthony Rapp

4. “Champion the right to be yourself; dare to be different and to set your own pattern; live your own life and follow your own star.” ― Wilferd Peterson

5. “The freedom to be yourself is a gift only you can give yourself. But once you do, no one can take it away.” — Doe Zantamata

6. “Be You! It is so enchanting to see the beauty that radiates from someone freely expressing their uniqueness.” ― Steve Maraboli

7. “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

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

9. “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.” — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

10. “Children always give this simple message: Be natural, be sincere, be yourself!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Motivational Quotes About Being Yourself

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

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2. “Never forget who you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” — Tyrion Lannister

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

4. “To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.” — Dave Pelzer

5. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. “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

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

8. “Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” — Julius Charles Hare

9. “You have your own challenges, and you, too, are imperfect. But you are the perfect YOU!” — Nick Vujicic

10. “Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.” — St. Catherine of Sienna

11. “If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there’s no one like you.” — Marc Newson

12. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” — Luna Lovegood

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

14. “The more you put yourself in situations that show that you don’t care what people think, the more people will seem to like you because they know you are truly being yourself.” — Joe Casanova

15. “Always be yourself because once you lose yourself, you lose everything.” ― Brendon Thurso

16. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” — André Gide

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

18. “I figured out that being yourself isn’t something that just happens. It’s something you create. You have to create yourself.” — The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale

19. “Live authentically. Why would you continue to compromise something that’s beautiful to create something that is fake?” — Steve Maraboli

20. “True success will come when you have the courage to be yourself.” — Marcela Valladolid

21. “There’s merit in being different, inspiration in being individual, courage in being unique, and freedom in being yourself.” ― Fennel Hudson

22. “You, being yourself, unknowingly inspire others to be themselves.” — Mooji

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

24. “If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic, not an imitation of someone you envy.” — Shannon L. Alder

25. “Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” — Henry David Thoreau

26. “Don’t dilute yourself for any person or any reason. You are enough! Be unapologetically you.” ― Steve Maraboli

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

28. “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

29. “If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.” — Barbara Cook

30. “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

Be Yourself Quotes To Help You Live Authentically 

1. “Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.” ― Steve Maraboli

2. “It sounds so simple, but if you just be yourself, you’re different than anyone else.” — Tony Bennett

3. “Just be yourself, and enjoy the blessings that God’s borne out on you.” — Delilah

4. “The only way you’re going to get through life, happily, is being yourself.” — Nikki Blonsky

5. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” — Shannon L. Alder

6. “Don’t wish to be normal. Wish to be yourself. To the hilt. Find out what you’re best at, and develop it, and hopscotch your weaknesses. Wish to be great at whatever you are.” ― Lois McMaster Bujold

7. “Just be yourself. Be honest, work towards a goal, and you’ll achieve it.” — Emraan Hashmi

8. “Just try to be yourself and resist complacency and ignorance. All you can do is work, work; work and be disciplined.” ― Raoul Peck

9. “Say what you feel. It’s not being rude, it’s called being real.” — Unknown

10. “Be yourself. Follow your heart. I know it sounds obvious, but it’s the best advice at anyone ever. Take advice from other people, but take from it what feels right for you.” ― Michael Stipe

11. “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” — Mozart

12. “There is nothing worse than deluding yourself and trying to make yourself out to be somebody you’re not–somebody you’re not comfortable being.” ― Alex Trebek

13. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain

14. “Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” — Charles Bukowski

15. “Never stop being YOU. I am out to be the best ME I can be. Do what you love, and you will be badass.” ― Terry Crews

16. “To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight- and never stop fighting.” — E.E Cummings

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

18. “Why try to be someone you’re not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required.” — Robert Brault

19. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” — Winnie the Pooh

20. “You’ve got to be humble really to be yourself or to get a chance to be yourself.” ― George Harrison

21. “Always be yourself. At the end of the day, that’s all you’ve really got; when you strip everything down, that’s all you’ve got, so always be yourself.” — Al Roker

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

23. “When you dance to your own rhythm, Life taps its toes to your beat.” — Terri Guillemets

24. “You can take pride in yourself without comparing yourself to anybody else. If you run your race and be the best that you can be, then you can feel good about yourself.” — Joel Osteen

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

26. “Be yourself! Don’t try to fabricate your personality in the guise of impressing others.” ― Ashish Patela

27. “Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind.” — Angelo Patri

28. “You’ve got to be yourself, and if you’re not, you’re a phony. It comes shining through if you’re not careful.” — Jack Harbaugh

29. “You have a right to be you. It is a privilege for others to be around you.” ― Janna Cachola

30. “By being yourself, you put something beautiful into the world that was not there before.” — Edwin Elliot

Being Yourself Quotes To Boost Your Self-Esteem, Self-Worth & Self-Love

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

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2. “You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.” — Gabby Douglas

3. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

4. “I tell them that the most important aspect is to be yourself and have confidence in yourself.” ― Wilma Rudolph

5. “Be yourself and try to make all the things possible in your life that are leading towards a satisfied you.” ― Adam Green

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

7. “The best advice I’ve ever got is to be yourself. Stay true to who you are and what you stand for, and you’ll go far in life.” ― Snoop Dogg

8. “Fully accepting, loving, and being yourself allows you to be 100% authentic. This means being fully responsible for yourself.” — John Felitto

9. “Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.” ― Suzy Kassem

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

11. “Just remember to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud.” ― J.A. Redmerski

12. “The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what’s popular.” ― Wiz Khalifa

13. Do not try to impress anyone by showing them how worthy you can be. Always be yourself and let fate speak for you.” — Deborah Nwakwesili

14. “Success will come. Or it won’t. But I think you can only make a go at it in a big way by fully being yourself and taking risks. People can feel risks.” ― Caroline Polachek

15. “It is the power to be yourself, to sing your own song, dance your own dance, speak your own poetry.” ― Thomas J. Sergiovanni

16. “Living by your core values has these benefits: It gives you permission to be yourself.” ― James O’Donnell

17. “Accept right now that you are magnificent. Being your real, true, authentic self is what’s most awesome about you.” — Gabby Bernstein

18. “The opinions of others should not deter you from being yourself..” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

19. “Just be yourself, be you, and that’s how I think you’re going to feel the most confident.” ― Lindsay Ellingson

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

21. “It’s simple; be YOU. If you’re not being you, you’re being someone else. YOU are not here to be someone else.” ― Steve Maraboli

22. “If you are not yourself, you have nothing to offer the world but a cheap imitation of someone else.” ― E’yen A. Gardner

23. “The fear of being yourself is the beginning of self-doubt.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

24. “Don’t let other people’s opinions distort your reality. Be true to yourself; be bold in pursuing your dreams; be unapologetically you!” ― Steve Maraboli

25. “The best kind of love is one that brings out the best in you and doesn’t try to make you be someone other than yourself” ― Karon Waddell

26. “Some people like you, some people don’t. In the end, you just have to be yourself.” — Andres Iniesta

27. “You don’t need permission to be who you are. The universe already gave you permission.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

28. “The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself.” — Anna Quindlen

29. “Just be you, be beautiful, and be comfortable in your own skin.” — Helen Edwards

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

Short Quotes On Being Yourself

1. “In short, who cares! Be yourself, enjoy who you are.” ― Byron Pulsifer

2. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde

3. “But to me, to be original is to be yourself.” — Marc Newson

4. “I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.” — Bobby Brown

5. “Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.” — Suzy Kassem

6. “You change the world by being yourself.” — Yoko Ono

7. “Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.” — Toby Keith

8. “Don’t try to fit in or stand out – just be yourself.” — Kunal Khemu

9. “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” — Buckminster Fuller

10. “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” — John Mason

11. “Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself!” — Bella Thorne

12. “Remember to always be yourself.” — Joss Whedon

13. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings

14. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” — Philip Pullman

15. “Be yourself, but always your better self.” — Karl G. Maeser

16. “Be yourself. It’s really important not to try and be someone else.” — Katelyn Ohashi

17. “Be happy without comparing yourself to others.” — Unknown

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

19. “You don’t worry about being liked. You have to be yourself.” — Vince Vaughn

20. “Be yourself. Create your own unique style.” — Kim Tae-Hyung

21. “Wake up! Think for yourself, be yourself, and return to what is real.” ― Bryant McGill

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

23. “Come out of hiding, don’t be afraid to be yourself.” ― E’yen A. Gardner

24. “Be yourself; accomplish miracles.” ― A.D. Posey

25. “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” ― Roy T. Bennett

26. “Your main purpose is to be yourself as fully as you can.” ― Darryl Anka

27. “Don’t worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself.” — Brett Hull

28. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” — Dolly Parton

29. “You can’t think about things you want to change. Just be yourself.” — Ethan Embry

30. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ― Coco Chanel

Wrapping It Up

I hope this collection of be yourself quotes has reminded you that your uniqueness is your superpower. 

So embrace the beauty that is you, because the world needs more of you, just as you are!

130 Best Be Yourself Quotes To Embrace Your Authenticity