Be Yourself Quotes

Be YourselfA tremendous amount of lot of energy is expended each day by many people trying to be something/someone other than themselves. This atrocity occurs continually day in and day out. The ability to be yourself is a seriously precious tool that leads to inner peace; and inner peace is a tool that can get you through anything! Below is Positivity Toolbox’s collection of Be Yourself Quotes! Allow them to help you and others to be the unique, awesome wonderful YOU that you are!

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Be Yourself Quotes


“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~Dr. Seuss

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

“Your life is yours and yours alone. Rise up and live it.” ~Terry Goodkind

“I was once afraid of people saying, ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.'” ~Oprah Winfrey

“CONFIDENCE BOOSTER: Take pride in the things that make you stand out. Realize that you’re better served by being authentic to yourself than by seeking out short-term praise from someone else.” ~Morning Sunshine!: How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It Too by Robin Meade

“It’s better to be talked about than to be forgotten. (In other words, if you are the subject of gossip or speculation, enjoy it! Don’t let someone else’s negative energy control you!).” ~Morning Sunshine!: How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It Too by Robin Meade

“One possible sign of low self-esteem is suppressing parts of yourself so you can fill someone else’s expectations of what you should be. You try to fill someone else’s (or your own) prescription of perfection, instead of being yourself and embracing your originality.” ~Morning Sunshine!: How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It Too by Robin Meade

“Be Yourself – You’re All You’ve Got”

“Having emotional independence means we are no longer tied to the need for constant approval and are, therefore, not coerced into doing more than we feel comfortable doing by our need to please others.” ~The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem by Sue Patton Thoele

“One of the most crippling things we can do to ourselves is expect someone else to make us happy.” ~The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem by Sue Patton Thoele

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

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.” ~Shirley MacLaine

“The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“In the end, trying to be perfect is the unconscious social effort to please ourselves by pleasing these others.” ~Too Nice for Your Own Good : How to Stop Making 9 Self-Sabotaging Mistakes by Duke Robinson

“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” ~Confucius

“It’s important to come to know that this is all there is. There isn’t something to attain, there is only something to be.” ~Learning to Love Yourself: Finding Your Self-Worth by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

“No one owns you — no matter what the relationship. You are not here on this earth to fulfill the dreams, wants or wishes of a parent, a mate or a child. You are also not responsible to protect any other person from facing their own consequences or realities. You are here to exist, to develop and to grow and be responsible to and for yourself. In the bigger picture of things, it would be well if you also contributed to making this world a better place to be because you passed through it.” ~Learning to Love Yourself: Finding Your Self-Worth by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.” ~Johann von Goethe

“[R]emind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.” ~You’ll See It When You Believe It by Wayne W. Dyer

“Take the time to come home to yourself every day.” ~Robin Casarjean

“There is just one life for each of us: our own.” ~Euripides

“Love is richest, most genuine, and most long lasting when you focus on being yourself and doing everything you can to make it possible for the other person to be him- or herself.” ~Everything Happens for a Reason: Finding the True Meaning of the Events in Our Lives by Mira Kirshenbaum

“Another way to put an end to self-rejection is ask yourself whether what you’re telling yourself is what a friend would say, or what an enemy would. Friends are supportive. Enemies put us down and undermine our confidence. So if you say something that an enemy would say, stop. Answer back, ‘I’m going to be supportive of myself. As a friend, what I have to say to myself is . . .’ Then say something supportive.” ~Everything Happens for a Reason: Finding the True Meaning of the Events in Our Lives by Mira Kirshenbaum

“Things happen to help you get rid of the parts of yourself that aren’t you; to help you be more real and more yourself, not like everyone else; to help you lead a more authentic life; and ultimately to help you discover who you really are.” ~Everything Happens for a Reason: Finding the True Meaning of the Events in Our Lives by Mira Kirshenbaum

“Love is richest, most genuine, and most long lasting when you focus on being yourself and doing everything you can to make it possible for the other person to be him- or herself.” ~Everything Happens for a Reason: Finding the True Meaning of the Events in Our Lives by Mira Kirshenbaum

“To Thine Own Self Be True.” ~Shakespeare

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” ~Oscar Wilde

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman

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

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

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.” ~Andre Gide

“Meditation is simply about being yourself and knowing something about who that is. It is about coming to realize that you are on a path whether you like it or not, namely, the path that is your life. Meditation may help us see that this path we call our life has direction; that it is always unfolding, moment by moment; and that what happens now, in this moment, influences what happens next.” ~Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn


“Accept the responsibility of being yourself as you are, with all that is good and with all that is bad, with all that is beautiful and that which is not beautiful. In that acceptance a transcendence happens and one becomes free.” ~Freedom by Osho

“Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.” ~Mignon McLaughlin

“It is far more important to know myself and take care of myself than it is to look good to others.” ~The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused — and Start Standing Up for Yourself by Beverly Engel

“You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” ~Alan Alda

“Just being yourself, being who you are, is a successful rebellion.” ~Unknown

“The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.” ~Leo Buscaglia

“You never find yourself until you face the truth.” ~Pearl Baily

“In the end, trying to be perfect is the unconscious social effort to please ourselves by pleasing these others.” ~Too Nice for Your Own Good : How to Stop Making 9 Self-Sabotaging Mistakes by Duke Robinson

“Say to yourself: ‘Living essentially to please others is a monumental mistake.'” ~Too Nice for Your Own Good : How to Stop Making 9 Self-Sabotaging Mistakes by Duke Robinson

“Rather than being taught to accept ourselves, we were trained to make ourselves socially acceptable. And whenever we fail, we suffer inside.” ~Too Nice for Your Own Good : How to Stop Making 9 Self-Sabotaging Mistakes by Duke Robinson

“When we let others control us by the threat of disapproval and rejection, we give up far too much of ourselves and make it impossible for us to engage in authentic relationships.” ~Too Nice for Your Own Good : How to Stop Making 9 Self-Sabotaging Mistakes by Duke Robinson

Be yourself. (An original is always worth more.)

“Being yourself is not remaining where you are, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure.” ~Sydney J. Harris

“We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.” ~Olin Miller

All It Takes Is All You’ve Got!! ” and “What’s Next? Everything!

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

Be Yourself Meditation

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” ~Benjamin Disraeli

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

“Fear-of not being loved, of abandonment, of being thought to be selfish-is the main thing that keeps us vulnerable and bound in the chains of emotional dependence. Therefore, our two most difficult challenges are to truly believe it is okay for us to be ourselves and to learn to live with, move through, and heal our fears.” ~The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem by Sue Patton Thoele

“Strong Women never put their safety or their self-esteem aside to please someone else or to keep a man. If someone acts inappropriately or abusively in any way (including becoming emotionally abusive), Strong Women stand up for themselves and make it abundantly clear that they will not tolerate the abuse. If this doesn’t work, they walk away.” ~The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused — and Start Standing Up for Yourself by Beverly Engel

“Accepting that your imperfections and so-called negative attributes are part of what makes you unique will help you to stop continually trying to be someone or something that you are not.” ~The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused — and Start Standing Up for Yourself by Beverly Engel

“Let others know when they have hurt or angered you. By not speaking up when someone insults or mistreats you, you are inadvertently giving permission for him or her to continue to treat you in the same way in the future.” ~The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused — and Start Standing Up for Yourself by Beverly Engel

“Positive and powerful: Sometimes people won’t like me, and it’s okay. Positive and powerful: I like me, and that’s all that matters. Positive and powerful: It’s more important what I think of me than what someone else thinks of me.” ~The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused — and Start Standing Up for Yourself by Beverly Engel

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

“When we compare ourselves to others and define who we are on the basis of how we think we measure up to those around us, not only does everyone ultimately lose, we aren’t able to have any real sense of who we are; what’s important; or what the value of our own talent, success, and uniqueness is.” ~Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity by Mike Robbins

“Celebrate all the things you don’t like about yourself – love yourself.” ~Lady Gaga

“Never be with anyone you couldn’t imagine yourself being able to live without.” ~Girls in Trouble: A Novel by Caroline Leavitt

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

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

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

“But when you personalize your life, when you make your life a place where you can be yourself, when you do things the way you want to do them, your life feels like your home. And that is a tremendous source of emotional energy.” ~The Emotional Energy Factor: The Secrets High-Energy People Use to Beat Emotional Fatigue by Mira Kirshenbaum

“Your emotional energy only cares about how successful you are at being yourself.” ~The Emotional Energy Factor: The Secrets High-Energy People Use to Beat Emotional Fatigue by Mira Kirshenbaum

“But when you personalize your life, when you make your life a place where you can be yourself, when you do things the way you want to do them, your life feels like your home. And that is a tremendous source of emotional energy.” ~The Emotional Energy Factor: The Secrets High-Energy People Use to Beat Emotional Fatigue by Mira Kirshenbaum

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

“If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.” ~Unknown

“Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” ~Fanny Brice

“Everybody says find people you can be yourself around. What they don’t tell you is who ‘yourself’ is. This always bothered me. Whenever I tried to ‘be myself’ I could never come up with anything to say. I just froze.” ~The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale

“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

“It’s important to know who you are. That’s the easiest way to know who you’re not.” ~The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale

“There is just one life for each of us: our own.” ~Euripides

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein

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

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~Dr. Seuss

“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” ~A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckart Tolle

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~Judy Garland

“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” ~Coco Chanel

“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” ~Les Brown

“If I am not for myself, who will be?” ~Pirke Avoth

“What other people think of us usually has very little to do with who we are. It has a lot more to do with the other individuals’ issues-their prejudices, their fears, and projections. So it is a waste of time to constantly try to impress or please others.” ~The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused — and Start Standing Up for Yourself by Beverly Engel

“Self-love seems so often unrequited.” ~Anthony Powell

“Fundamentally, authenticity is about you being you-fully. It’s about being yourself-understanding, owning, acknowledging, appreciating, and expressing all of who you are-both the light and the dark.” ~Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity by Mike Robbins

“We have the ‘disease to please’-always trying to do or say things that we think will make others like us and think we’re ‘good.'” ~Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity by Mike Robbins

“Personal authenticity is not about proving anything to anyone; it’s about being ourselves from our core. What’s true for us is true for us, and when we know it and feel it within us, it doesn’t need to be defended-just owned and ultimately lived.” ~Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity by Mike Robbins 

“Believe In Yourself And You Really Can Fly. You Can Do Anything Nothing Is Impossible.”

“Emotional dependence is the opposite of emotional strength. It means needing to have others to survive, wanting others to “do it for us,” and depending on others to give us our self-image, make our decisions, and take care of us financially. When we are emotionally dependent, we look to others for our happiness, our concept of “self,” and our emotional well-being. Such vulnerability necessitates a search for and dependence on outer support for a sense of our own worth.” ~The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem by Sue Patton Thoele

“[N]ever stop being yourself.” ~The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender

“If you want to be somebody, somebody really special, be yourself.” ~Unknown

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