Quotes About Being yourself

It is easy to talk about being yourself. However, it is never easy to take action to show who you really are. It is never easy to know who you really are. Try your best to explore yourself and listen to your heart. It would be the best solution to everything that depresses you or let you down. Once you pretend to be someone else too long or you do too many things that you yourself never do, you would have so many conflicts inside you which make you suffer and make you sick. Ask yourself if it is really necessary or if it is really worth it. Maybe you do not have answers now. It is all right. Take a look all these amazing quotes which might give you a hint or encourage you.

  1. “Finding yourself” is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. “Finding yourself” is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you. – Emily McDowell
  1. A contrarian isn’t one who always objects – that’s a conformist of a different sort. A contrarian reasons independently, from the ground up, and resists pressure to conform. -Naval Ravikant
  1. A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms. -Sensei Ogui
  1. A path of personal conviction offers great challenges and profound rewards. The journey may lead towards the tribe or away from it. The way of purpose is alive with a sense of intrinsic meaning. This is the rocky and uncrowded road of the self-responsible individual.
  1. A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming. -Madeleine L’Engle
  1. A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else. -Criss Jami
  1. Accept right now that you are magnificent. Being your real, true, authentic self is what’s most awesome about you. -Gabby Bernstein
  1. Accept yourself as you are. And that is the most difficult thing in the world, because it goes against your training, education, you culture. -Osho
  1. All great souls are rebellious at heart. He who is a conformist is doomed to mediocrity.
  1. All I want to do is be more like me and be less like you. -Linkin Park
  1. Aloneness is a flower blooming in your heart. Aloneness is positive. It is the joy of being yourself. It is the joy of having your own space. -Osho
  1. An enlightened man had but one duty – to seek the way to himself, to reach inner certainty, to grope his way forward, no matter where it led. -Hermann Hesse
  1. Appear as you are, be as you appear. -Rumi
  1. As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them. -Orhan Pamuk
  1. As we go through life we gradually discover who we are, but the more we discover, the more we lose ourselves. -Haruki Murakami
  1. At your birth a seed is planted. That seed is your uniqueness. It wants to grow, transform itself, and flower to its full potential. It has a natural, assertive energy to it. Your Life’s Task is to bring that seed to flower, to express your uniqueness through your work. -Robert Greene
  1. Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. -Brené Brown
  1. Be in the world, but don’t let the world be in you. Love, and yet don’t be lost in it. Relate, and yet be alone, utterly alone. Know perfectly well that all relationship is a game: play the game and play it as beautifully as possible and as skillfully as possible. -Osho
  1. Be nobody’s darling; Be an outcast. Take the contradictions of your life and wrap around you like a shawl, to parry stones, to keep you warm. -Alice Walker
  1. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about. -Osho
  1. Be the person your dog thinks you are. -Ricky Gervais
  1. Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind. -Dodinsky
  1. Be vulnerable. People will either love you for it, or not care at all. -Sahil Lavingia
  1. 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
  1. Be yourself and let others be themselves and this life, this planet, can become the lotus paradise here-now. -Osho
  1. Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. -Oscar Wilde
  1. Become who you are. -Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. Being comfortable with who you are but knowing that you can improve. That is the balance. -Bill Masur
  1. Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable. -Conor McGregor
  1. Can you live completely without ambition, completely without ever comparing yourself with another? -Jiddu Krishnamurti
  1. Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? -Charles Bukowski
  1. Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without. -Zhuangzi
  1. Conformity gets you nowhere. -Neil Strauss
  1. Consult your conscience; rather than popular opinion. -Publius Syrus
  1. Deceivers exploit fear and desire. A fearless contented person is very hard to fool.
  1. Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. -Robert Greene
  1. Do not commit to any side or cause but yourself. -Robert Greene
  1. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. -Bertrand Russell
  1. Do not let people’s opinions of you mold your destiny. Let unhappy people have their unhappy thoughts. Continue on your path courageously. -Haemin Sunim
  1. Do not live to satisfy the expectations of others. -Ichiro Kishimi
  1. Don’t be afraid to shine bright, be joyful and honor the whole truth of who you are. -Gabby Bernstein
  1. Don’t dance around the perimeter of the person you want to be. Dive deeply and fully into it. -Gabby Bernstein
  1. Don’t let other people decide who you are. -Bob Goff
  1. Even if one is neither vain nor self-obsessed, it is so extraordinary to be oneself – exactly oneself and no one else. -Simone de Beauvoir
  1. Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else. -David Foster Wallace
  1. Exercise authority over yourself, or you will be made to bow to the authority of others. Be your own lord and master.
  1. Existence wants you to be you. -Osho
  1. Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there. -Gary Snyder
  1. Focus on being true to yourself and self-sufficient, and you’ll eventually find like-minded people. -Ed Latimore
  1. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. -Allen Ginsberg
  1. He who obeys, does not listen to himself. -Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. He who tries to shine dims his own light. He who defines himself can’t know who he really is. -Lao Tzu
  1. How much time do you spend judging the choices of other people? Practically nothing. You’re too damn busy thinking about your own life. Guess what? Other people are the same. No one is paying attention. Just be yourself. -Johnny Uzan
  1. I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. -Carl Jung
  1. I have no responsibility to live up to what others expect of me. That’s their mistake, not my failing. -Richard Feynman
  1. I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. -Mozart
  1. I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. -Frederick Douglass
  1. I teach you rebellion! Come out of the masses. Stand alone like a lion and live your life according to your own light. -Osho
  1. I want to continue being crazy; living my life the way I dream it, and not the way the other people want it to be. -Paulo Coelho
  1. I wanted to become me, totally me. The more me, the better. I instinctively knew this and I was right. -Phyllis Diller
  1. I would rather die having spoken in my manner, than speak in your manner and live. -Socrates
  1. I’d rather be a freak than a clone. -Joanne Harris
  1. I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. And I’m going to figure out what that is. -Stephen Chbosky
  1. I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed. -Robert Frost
  1. I’m not entangled in shaping my work according to other people’s views of how I should have done it. -Toni Morrison
  1. I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. -Bruce Lee
  1. I’ve learned that there is nothing more consistent with unhappiness than spending your time in a way that doesn’t serve who you are. -Scott Dinsmore
  1. If I work at being good at being me and you work at being good at being you, then we will like each other for who we really are. -Simon Sinek
  1. If they could they would not allow you to think for yourself.
  1. If you are ever tempted to look for outside approval, realize that you have compromised your integrity. If you need a witness, be your own. -Epictetus
  1. If you are worried about what others might think then you will never really create anything. -Robert Greene
  1. If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path. -Joseph Campbell
  1. If you change the way you behave for the sole purpose of being liked, you will probably end up hating the person you have become. -Thibaut
  1. If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world. -Elaine S. Dalton
  1. If you don’t like what someone has to say, argue with them. -Noam Chomsky
  1. If you don’t say what you think then you kill your unborn self. -Jordan Peterson
  1. If you don’t set your own values, other people will. -Shane Parrish
  1. If you don’t stand your ground, then all that happens is people push you backwards. -Jordan Peterson
  1. If you know your being, there is no question of becoming. All that you could have ever imagined to become you already are. -Osho
  1. In the real journey of life, your own intuition is your only teacher. -Osho
  1. Intuition is allergic to conformity. -Bill Masur
  1. It has often been said that a reformation should begin with each man reforming himself. -Søren Kierkegaard
  1. It is a waste of energy to follow anybody. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
  1. It is better for an exceptional individual to be alone (and in the company of great men of the past and present through their books, etc) than to be in the mediocrizing influence of those around him. A genius is nourished by his solitary rebellion against the ways of society.
  1. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. -André Gide
  1. It is better to be inconsistent but authentic than being consistent but inauthentic.
  1. It is only the man who walks alone that is able to reach the highest of heights. For he has come to see with pristine clarity that every possible influence from society and its people can only shrink his vision and narrow his stride. -Kapil Gupta
  1. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. -E. E Cummings
  1. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen. -Brené Brown
  1. It’s easy to get distracted watching what everyone else is doing. Tend to your own fire. -Bob Goff
  1. It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world. -Dolly Parton
  1. Just keep coming home to yourself. You are the one you’ve been waiting for. -Byron Katie
  1. Just stick to your principles. And rest assured that, if you remain true to them, the same people who made fun of you will come to admire you. -Epictetus
  1. Keep being yourself inside you. Keep visualizing what you are aiming for in life. Be patient and know that you will get what you want one day. -Yoko Ono
  1. Knowing thyself is the only way to experience the meaning and significance of existence. -Osho
  1. Listen to your heart more than the opinions of others. A decision made because of the opinions of others is one we often come to regret. -Haemin Sunim
  1. Listening so much to others and conforming our behavior to them, we slowly lose a sense of our uniqueness and the ability to think for ourselves. The only solution is to develop self-awareness and a superior understanding of the changes that occur in us in groups. -Robert Greene
  1. Love and accept your nature; that is where the journey starts. -Osho
  1. Man has to create himself. He is not ready-made, he is not given. And the creation has to be a self-creation – nobody else can make you. -Osho
  1. My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier. -Anthony Hopkins
  1. Never apologize for being yourself. -Paulo Coelho
  1. Never be afraid of the qualities that set you apart and draw attention to you. -Robert Greene
  1. Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. -Tyrion Lannister
  1. Never label yourself. The less you define yourself by, the less constraints to growth. -Derek Sivers
  1. Never try too hard to make people like you. In fact, it doesn’t matter if people like you or not. Be your best self and you’ll attract the best people for you. This is the power of authenticity. -Ed Latimore
  1. Not till we have lost the world do we begin to find ourselves. -Henry David Thoreau
  1. Nothing is yet in its true form. -C.S. Lewis
  1. Observe things as they are and don’t pay attention to other people. -Huang Po
  1. Once we give up searching for approval we often find it easier to earn respect. -Gloria Steinem
  1. Once you realize your only competition is yourself, you win. -Carlos Del Valle
  1. One has to be a teacher to oneself and a disciple of oneself; there is no authority, there is only understanding. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
  1. One must know oneself. Even if it does not help in finding truth, at least it helps in running one’s life, and nothing is more proper. -Blaise Pascal
  1. One must shed the bad taste of wanting to agree with many. -Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. Only dead fish go with the flow. -Derek Sivers
  1. Only those who can accept their own annihilation can have the courage to be true individuals. -Alan Watts
  1. Our own life has to be our message. -Thich Nhat Hanh
  1. Own your truth and tell your story. It’s time to embrace your unique soul signature. -Panache Desai
  1. People cannot change who you are and what you were born to be. -Iyanla Vanzant
  1. People tend to take pride in who they are. And that’s a bad idea, because that stops you from becoming who you could be. Because, if you’re proud of who you are, you won’t let that go when it’s necessary; you won’t step away from it. -Jordan Peterson
  1. Rebellion is the fire, passing through which one gains freedom, individuality, integrity and only after that can one relax and be oneself. -Osho
  1. Remember: no attachment should grow, no clinging should grow. They are all against your independence, your freedom, your individuality. -Osho
  1. Respect your uniqueness, and drop comparison. Relax into your being. -Osho
  1. Self-understanding is the scariest path, hence why only the brave will reach it.
  1. So whatever you want to do, just do it…Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential. -Gloria Steinem
  1. Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don’t need to; it’s not for them. -Paulo Coelho
  1. Spontaneity is total sincerity. -Alan Watts
  1. Stop caring about impact and just be the best version of you possible – then you’ll naturally have an impact. -Naval Ravikant
  1. Stop letting the world keep score for you. -Shane Parrish
  1. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care of yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination. -Jordan Peterson
  1. Strictly speaking, when someone does not like us, it is not our problem but theirs. This becomes a problem only if we let it bother us. -Haemin Sunim
  1. Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you. That’s what it means to be true to yourself. -Michelle Obama
  1. Tension means you want to be something else which you are not. -Osho
  1. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -Mahatma Gandhi
  1. The duty of the individual is to accept no rule, to be the initiator of his own acts, to be responsible. Only if he does so will the society live, and change, and adapt, and survive. We are not subjects of a State founded upon law, but members of a society formed upon revolution. Revolution is our obligation: our hope of evolution. -Ursula K. Le Guin
  1. The effect of life in society is to complicate and confuse our existence, making us forget who we really are by causing us to become obsessed with what we are not. -Zhuangzi
  1. The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. The journey isn’t so much about becoming someone. It’s about getting rid of everything that isn’t really you. -Paulo Coelho
  1. The minute you stop caring what others think, is the minute you start being yourself. -Gabby Bernstein
  1. The more labels you have for yourself, the dumber they make you. -Paul Graham
  1. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -Coco Chanel
  1. The most important things in life are measured internally. You have an inner scoreboard. Playing to someone else’s scoreboard is easy. But when you look up at the end after winning, you’ll feel empty as you discover you won the wrong game. Play your own game. -Shane Parrish
  1. The only person worth competing against is who you were yesterday. -Sahil Lavingia
  1. The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. -Rita Mae Brown
  1. The superior man follows nobody else’s path. -Napoleon Bonaparte
  1. The tighter you cling to your current identity, the harder it becomes to grow beyond it. -James Clear
  1. The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say. Or think, or do. Only what you do. -Marcus Aurelius
  1. The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are. -Chögyam Trungpa
  1. The world is so busy telling us who we should be, that we forget who we are. -Bill Masur
  1. The world just wants your authentic truth. -Gabby Bernstein
  1. There’s a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities. -Ursula K. Le Guin
  1. There’s a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough. -Alain de Botton
  1. They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same. -Kurt Cobain
  1. This above all: to thine own self be true. -William Shakespeare
  1. This balance between tribe and individuality, community and uniqueness, was a surprise in a world that makes us think we have to make a choice between them. -Gloria Steinem
  1. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. -Thich Nhat Hanh
  1. 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
  1. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. To become what one is, one must not have the faintest idea what one is. -Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. -Henri Bergson
  1. To lead others, one must find one’s own direction. -Zhuangzi
  1. Train yourself to take nothing personally. -Robert Greene
  1. Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. -Alan Watts
  1. Understand: you are one of a kind. Your character traits are a kind of chemical mix that will never be repeated in history. There are ideas unique to you, a specific rhythm and perspective that are your strengths, not your weaknesses. You must not be afraid of your uniqueness. -Robert Greene
  1. Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be. -Alan Watts
  1. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you. -Kurt Cobain
  1. We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are. -Fred Rogers
  1. We are constantly invited to be who we are. -Henry David Thoreau
  1. We are in a culture that demands authenticity from others….then punishes them when their authenticity doesn’t conform to the norms of the culture. -Neil Strauss
  1. We are the ones we have been waiting for. -Alice Walker
  1. We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. -May Sarton
  1. We have to wake up. We have to refuse to be a clone. -Alice Walker
  1. What if finding ourselves is not a destination but an ongoing process. -Shane Parrish
  1. What is the seal of liberation? No longer being ashamed in front of oneself. -Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. What the world craves is authenticity. -Naval Ravikant
  1. When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one. -Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. When someone is properly grounded in life, they shouldn’t have to look outside themselves for approval. -Epictetus
  1. When the self is not occupied with its own becoming there is an unpremeditated clarity, a deep ecstasy. -Jiddu Krishnamurti
  1. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. -Lao Tzu
  1. When you are dancing and singing with joy, with deep acceptance of yourself as you are, wisdom starts happening. -Osho
  1. When you are in your own lane there is no traffic. -Ashley France
  1. When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity… you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others. -Robert Greene
  1. When you walk the walk, whether successful or not, you feel more indifferent and robust to people’s opinion, freer, more real. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  1. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). -Mark Twain
  1. Who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle for. -Mark Manson
  1. Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself. -Hermann Hesse
  1. Worse than fear of failure is fear of criticism. People are gonna talk sh*t no matter what you do. You do nothing and you’re a loser. You do something and you care too much. Just do what you want and enjoy life. -Ed Latimore
  1. Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me. -Alice Walker
  1. You are being taught everything, but you are not being taught to be yourself. This is the ugliest form of society possible, because it makes everybody miserable. -Osho
  1. You are what existence wants you to be. Just relax. -Osho
  1. You are who you are when nobody’s watching. -Stephen Fry
  1. You can be happy with who you are and still want to be better. You can love your body and still want to improve it. You can appreciate your financial state and still want to improve it. Progress doesn’t require self-loathing. You can feel successful along the way. -James Clear
  1. You change the world by being yourself. -Yoko Ono
  1. You create yourself moment to moment. You are not born as a fixed entity, but only as a infinite potentiality. -Osho
  1. You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path. You are not on your own path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential. -Joseph Campbell
  1. You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. -Friedrich Nietzsche
  1. You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear. -Robert Greene
  1. You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you. -Robert Greene
  1. You perform best when you don’t think about it, i.e. when you are not self-conscious. This is also called “being yourself.” You can be yourself only when there is no inner conflict or self-division. This usually happens when you are not self-conscious – when you let yourself go.
  1. You should never sacrifice what you could be for what you are. -Jordan Peterson
  1. You want to be uncommon amongst uncommon people. Period. -David Goggins
  1. You were born God’s original. Try not to become someone’s copy. -Marian Wright Edelman
  1. You, being yourself, unknowingly inspire others to be themselves. -Mooji

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