20 Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

A few weeks back I got asked for some inspiring quotes to be yourself. Subsequently, I decided to put a list together 🙂


20 Quotes – Be Yourself

Following are 20 quotes about being yourself – one of the most important things you can do!

  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
  2. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  3. “Be yourself – everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  4. “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” ~ Rita Mae Brown

  5. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs
  6. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. “Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” ~ Judy Garland
  9. “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” ~ Rumi
  10. “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
  11. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” ~ Tyra Banks
  12. “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
  13. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” ~ Beyoncé
  14. “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
  15. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ E.E. Cummings
  16. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius
  17. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” ~ Brené Brown
  18. “The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.” ~ Lao Tzu
  19. “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” ~ Lao Tzu
  20. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” ~ Coco Chanel


Over to You…

Which was your favourite quote on being yourself? Feel free to share it below in the comments section. Or if you have another quote on being yourself, you can share that as well.

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