151 Motivational Quotes About Being Yourself

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Someone rightly said, ‘Don’t fall into the zone of comparisons.’ Many legends have written be yourself quotes to inspire people who feel low or pretend to be someone else.

Believing in your abilities and loving yourself are underrated. Doing these can help you pursue your dreams and achieve success in life. If you want to motivate yourself, then reading our list of quotes by successful eminent personalities from different fields can give you clear insights and ignite the fire within you.

Quotes About Being Yourself

Always remember, you are the king of your kingdom. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. So, scroll down through the quotes and keep yourself motivated.

1. “Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” ― Judy Garland
2. “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” ― Rumi
3. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson
4. “If you don’t know who you truly are, you’ll never know what you really want.” ― Roy T. Bennett
5. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” ― Bruce Lee
6. “Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone, don’t be someone else just be yourself.” ― Selena Gomez
7. “Just remember to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud” ― J.A. Redmerski
8. “You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn about everything that interests you and keep away from people who bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift… you! ― Steve Maraboli
9. “Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” ― Tyler Kent White
10. “Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.” ― Nora Roberts
11. “Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find.” ― E.L. Konigsburg
12. “The little things, I can obey. The big things—how we think, what we value—those you must choose yourself. You can’t let anyone—or any society—determine those for you.” ― Mitch Albom
13. “Stop comparing yourself to others. Always strive to improve yourself to become better today than you were yesterday to serve those around you and the world.” ― Roy T. Bennett
14. “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
15. “Being yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself and the world because the world needs more authentic and real souls.” ― Hiral Nagda
16. “To be yourself, you have to be behind closed doors. Outside you are just playing different roles. It’s ironic that to free yourself from the prison of society, you have to lock yourself inside a room.” ― Shunya
17. “Never try to imitate others, be yourself because there are many out there who wished to be like you.” ― Deborah Nwakwesili
18. “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
19. “Through life’s ups and downs, and the few mistakes we make and all the successes that we get, let nobody – nobody’s opinion – define who you are. And if anybody defines who you are, let it be yourself.” ― Mahira Khan
20. “Don’t try to be somebody you’re not because it doesn’t work. If you try to be this perfect person or perfect persona of what you think that somebody should be when they’re involved in public office, it’s just not going to work. Just be yourself, stay true to your core values, and really just stay abreast of the issues.” ―  Ben Quayle
21. “Now we have so many more social outlets, so many ways to be stalked and bullied. If social media is too much for you to handle, then don’t have a Twitter or Facebook account. Just be yourself. Be who you want to be.” ― Khloe Kardashian
22. “The biggest ingredient in a best friend is someone whose actions you respect and who you can truly be yourself around.” ― Renee Olstead
23. “There are plenty of actors who’ve caught the singing bug and vice versa, but with musical performers, you’re constantly a persona – which is something I love about acting: you play a character, you leave and you get to be yourself again.” ― Freddie Stroma
24. “When someone is bullying you, don’t let it get to you. I remember my friends in school, someone said something mean to them, and they really let it get to them. And it really affected them. But I would just say try to ignore it as much as possible and just be yourself”. ― Kaitlyn Dever
25. “There’s nothing about the stage to be afraid of; there’s nothing about the cameras to be afraid of. You just have to be yourself.” ― Cole Vosbury

Quotes About Being Happy

People often take things for granted and fail to appreciate the good things in their lives. Happiness begins with yourself, and you are solely responsible for your happiness. Check out these quotes about happiness that will brighten your day with positivity.

26. “Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.” ― Roy T. Bennett
27. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”― Lao Tzu
28. “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” ― Lady Gaga
29. “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
30. “Let others determine your worth and you’re already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves.” ― Peter V. Brett
31. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” ― John Lennon
32. “Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always twenty times better.” ― Margaret Oliphant
33. “To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.” ― Irving Wallace
34. “Very few people do this anymore. It’s too risky. First of all, it’s a hell of a responsibility to be yourself. It’s much easier to be somebody else or nobody at all.” ― Sylvia Plath
35. “Shine with all you have. When someone tries to blow you out, just take their oxygen and burn brighter.” ― Katelyn S. Irons
36. “Always listen to yourself… It is better to be wrong than simply to follow convention.” ― Bryce Courtenay
37. “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
38. “Nothing beats authenticity. Being yourself is the most irresistible thing you can give to this world.” ― Hiral Nagda
39. “When you want to be somebody else, remember you are always a step behind that person. Instead try being yourself, you might be a step ahead.” ― Mahendar Singh Jakhar
40. “One thing has not worked for many – been open, accepting everyone, loving too quickly, giving without thinking, but what is wrong with these? People are just insatiable. Let them fool themselves around. Be yourself.” ― Victor Vote
41. “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
42. “Girl power to me means being brave enough to take that first step and to speak out and be yourself.” ― Katherine McNamara
43. “I just want girls to realize, everybody’s born a way for a reason, and you are who you are. You should just be yourself at all times. The only way you’re going to get through life, happily, is being yourself.” ― Nikki Blonsky
44. “I feel like I’m making a difference. I feel like putting out a message for young girls to follow your dreams and just work at what you want to do and be yourself.” ― Willow Smith
45. “I just live life. I grew up in a Christian family, but, you know, the way Mom brought me up is to, you know, do you, to always be yourself.” ― Tyler
46. “I love that about New York: You just dress the way you want to dress and feel really comfortable because nobody is judging. You can just be yourself, and it’s perfectly normal.” ― Henrik Lundqvist
47. “To me, money is independence. It gives you freedom to do what you really want to do. It allows you to not be dependent on anyone or anything, and so you can be yourself and follow your passion.” ―  Joe Mansueto
48. “By the time you’re 30, you know who you are inside. You learn to laugh at things you can’t change; you learn to be yourself.” ―  Kajol
49. “Just be yourself. As an actor, you pretend all day – that’s what the job calls for. So, when it comes to my personal life, a woman who keeps it real is a breath of fresh air.” ― Justin Chon
50. “The biggest criticism would be buying clothes that are too big or trying too hard. I tend to like things a little leaner and more formfitting. I believe personal style often outweighs fashion. Just be yourself.” ― Simon Spurr

Inspirational Quotes About Being Yourself

Stay true to yourself and you can easily plan your lifestyle as you want. Live a happy life by discovering the voice of inner-self. Stay inspired, stay focused.

51. “Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.” ― Roy T. Bennett
52. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” ― Jim Morrison
53. “You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.” ― Roy T. Bennett
54. “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
55. “To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
56. “How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we’re not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think?” ― Katie McGarry
57. “Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
58. “After gaining spiritual depth, you will not try to show others something you are not. You will just be yourself. Without gaining spiritual depth, even if you are “Being Yourself”, you are just showing others that you are “Being Yourself.” ― Shunya
59. “Nobody’s perfect, so don’t go out there and try to act like you got to live a perfect life. Be yourself, and be happy with it.” ― Khris Middleton
60. “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
61. “Once you get to that point when you can just be yourself and relax, I just think that you’re so much happier in general.” ― Jacqueline Emerson
62. “To give a good interview, I often found it’s a bit like acting, except it’s yourself, so you have to be yourself.” ― Alex Sharp
63. “My interviewing style and my approach to things is that, yes, it’s okay to be sincere; it’s okay to be yourself; it’s okay to be real.” ― Eddie Trunk
64. “I tried for a short time to be something I wasn’t, and had no success with it. It’s a practical solution to just be yourself.” ― Kate McKinnon
65. “If you have to change something about you to be in a part, I don’t think it’s easy to do. You should just pick the part where you can just be yourself.” ― Lucas Black
66. “After doing films like ‘Krrish,’ ‘Bang Bang,’ and ‘Mohenjo Daro,’ ‘Kaabil’ is one film where you can’t lie at all. You can’t be a hero. You have to be real. You have to be yourself. So that was a challenge.” ― Hrithik Roshan
67. “I realised that you have to be honest. When you’re being open, that’s when people connect with you. You just have to be yourself.” ― Little Simz
68. “You’ve got to be very conscious of what people see. If I saw somebody every day, I would get sick of them. Most guys think, ‘If I can get on TV every day and give that quote, I’m going to be golden.’ It’s not about that. It’s about showing people you can be yourself.” ― Michael Strahan
69. “I’m getting married because I’m in love with a girl and want to spend my life with her. You can’t live your life doing what other people want you to or you’ll be miserable. At some point you just have to be yourself.” ― Dan Marino
70. “I am the product of living in dictatorships. And someone who’s lived in dictatorships and not being allowed to be themselves, it cherishes the ability to be yourself and to have feelings and to speak them when asked. And I am that person.” ― Teresa Heinz

Quotes About Being True To Yourself

By staying true to yourself, you stay true to others as well. Always put yourself first and be the biggest supporter of yourself.

71. “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
72. “You were not born on earth to please anyone; you have to live life to express yourself, not to impress someone. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not, and never lose yourself in search of other people’s acceptance and approval.” ― Roy T. Bennett
73. “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
74. “I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” ― Steve Maraboli
75. “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
76. “There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone.” ― Roy T. Bennett
77. “My best advice is to be yourself. Unless you’re psychotic, then you might want to try a different tactic.” ― Gwen Hayes
78. “Day by day begin to stand out. Be a difference maker. Fitting in with the crowd is robbing you of your destiny.” ― Hiral Nagda
79. “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
80. “The truth is that we don’t need everyone to like us; we need a few people to love us. Because what’s better than being roundly liked is being fully known – an impossibility both professionally and personally if you’re so busy being likable that you forget to be yourself.” ―Jessica Valenti
81. “There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment – you can truly be yourself.” ― Hope Solo
82. “Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that’s who you are. Don’t try to be someone that society wants you to be; that’s stupid. So be yourself.” ― Christina Grimmie
83. “You need to love yourself and be yourself one hundred percent before you can actually love someone else.” ― Christina Perri
84. “You’re sitting at home in a cast or a boot and it’s tough, because all you’ve got is negative thoughts going through your head. Once you start to move and run a little bit, the confidence comes back, and then it’s just a matter of time before you come back to be yourself.” ― Rodney Hood
85. “There’s a lot of shiny, pretty objects out there that when you actually touch them, they just fall apart. And it’s like, you need to be authentic, you need to be yourself.” ― John Rzeznik
86. “I’ve always loved what I do and I’ve always done what I wanted to do… in this business you have got to be yourself.” ― Leo Sayer
87. “It’s okay to take that reservoir of passion that you have and let it flow into whatever you love. Experiment, question, replicate, be critical, be nerdy, be yourself.” ― Kyle Hill
88. “A good undercover agent stays as close to the truth as possible, as close to your own personality and your own values as possible. This is the way you stay in character – you try to be yourself.” ― Joseph D. Pistone
89. “Movie acting is a great job for your twenties: You travel all over, you have affairs with people, and you throw yourself into one part and then another. It gets more challenging as you get older, and it’s not just having a daughter, it’s wanting to have your own life and be yourself.” ― Helen Hunt
90. “Don’t be afraid to be awesome. Sometimes being weird and different is good. When you think you’re working hard, there is always someone else working harder, so always be yourself and know your stuff.” ― Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

Short Quotes About Being Yourself

Check out these short quotes that you can use as captions while uploading your photos on social media.

91. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde
92. “Just be yourself, there is no one better.”― Taylor Swift
93. “Be yourself. Create your own unique style.” ― Kim Tae Hyung
94. “Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true.” ― Robert Browning
95. “Just enjoy every moment – don’t stress. Just be yourself.” ― Mabel
96. “Be yourself, but always your better self.” ― Karl G. Maeser
97. “Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.” ― Suzy Kassem
98. “Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson
99. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” ― Philip Pullman
100. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” ― Tyra Banks
101. “I never said to be like me, I say be yourself and make a difference.” ― Marilyn Manson
102. “Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will” ― Jack Welch
103. “The really important thing to be was yourself, just as hard as you could.” ― Neil Gaiman
104. “You can’t be yourself within jealousy.” ― Toba Beta
105. “Be yourself. Don’t worry about what other people are thinking of you.” ― Phil Lester
106. “Be yourself. Create your own unique style.” –Kim Tae Hyung
107. “Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.” ― Brian Tracy
108. “Being yourself is probably the only thing you need to skyrocket your life.” ― Hiral Nagda
109. “Don’t worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself.” ― Brett Hull
110. “Some people like you, some people don’t. In the end you just have to be yourself.” ― Andres Iniesta
111. “Never apologize for being yourself.” ― Paulo Coelho
112. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” ― Lao Tzu
113. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” ―Rita Mae Brown
114. “Existence wants you to be you.” ― Osho
115. “You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you.” ―  Robert Greene
116. “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” ― Buckminster Fuller
117. “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” ― Alice Walker
118. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” ― Nike
119. “Don’t let other people decide who you are.” ― Bob Goff
120. “You change the world by being yourself.” ― Yoko Ono
121. “The world just wants your authentic truth.” ― Gabby Bernstein
122. “You, being yourself, unknowingly inspire others to be themselves.” ― Mooji
123. “The most important consequence of self-sufficiency is freedom.” ― Epicurus
124. “Do not live to satisfy the expectations of others.” ―  Ichiro Kishimi
125. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
126. “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
127. “All I want to do is be more like me and be less like you.” ― Linkin Park
128. “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” ― Mozart
129. “This above all: to thine own self be true.” ― William Shakespeare
130. “They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.” ― Kurt Cobain
131. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E. E Cummings

Feel Better About Yourself Quotes

Life may not always go as you plan. Don’t go hard on yourself when things don’t work in your favor. Always remember each day brings new opportunities. All you have to do is make most of it.

132. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”― Marilyn Monroe
133. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
134. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”― Maya Angelou
135. “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
136. “If you believe in peace, act peacefully; if you believe in love, acting lovingly; if you believe every which way, then act every which way, that’s perfectly valid – but don’t go out trying to sell your beliefs to the system. You end up contradicting what you profess to believe in, and you set a bum example. If you want to change the world, change yourself.” ― Tom Robbins
137. “You’re only responsible for yourself, Jess. And that’s the only person you can control. Other people will either get it or they won’t but you can’t define yourself by their opinions.” ― Susan Mallery
138. “Do not bend yourself to make others feel taller. When someone comes at you telling you what you are and slapping a label on you, simply ask them why. Why would you say that? Make them think.” ― Rose McGowan
139. “Being yourself is essential because we put off our dreams by thinking we’re not enough, that we don’t have what it takes, that what we’re interested in isn’t right and we ought to chase after something else. My friend, you have everything you need to fulfill your dreams. They’re your dreams, and no one else’s. Never give up on them.” ― Art Rios
140. “I don’t know how people pretend to be something they’re not; it takes so much effort. That was always my problem, ever since I was your age. I didn’t care about what people thought of me. I only wanted to be true to myself.” ― Louise O’Neill
141. “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
142. “I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don’t find very interesting anymore. Everyone just wants to look good in the photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself, the day is about a lot more.” ― Anne Hathaway
143. “Hiding, secrets, and not being able to be yourself is one of the worst things ever for a person. It gives you low self-esteem. You never get to reach that peak in your life. You should always be able to be yourself and be proud of yourself.” ― Grace Jones
144. “You can’t be afraid to be honest and to be yourself. We all have imperfections and fall short at some point. Showing your human side creates a sensitivity, openness and trust. That’s the beginning of the demise in a relationship – not being honest and not being you.” ― BJ the Chicago Kid
145. “I like somebody who’s not so crazy but likes to have a good time… and who is thoughtful and kind and easy to laugh with. Somebody you can just be yourself with one hundred and fifty percent.” ― Kate Bosworth
146. “I think you have to obviously be familiar with how the team wants to play and play to that style. But I think you also have to find a way to be yourself.” ― Tobin Heath
147. “Just really be yourself, and if being yourself means you play two snare drums and nothing else, then play two snare drums and nothing else! Really figure out who you are and how you want your drums to feel because it’s a very emotional instrument.” ― Janet Weiss
148. “At the end of the day, when all the fighting stops and when everybody stops shouting your name, you’ve still got to be yourself and I feel I am.” ― Terence Crawford
149. “I know what I want and know my values, and therefore, it’s easy to take hard choices when you know what the ambitions are and what values you stand for, so it’s all about staying true to yourself, be yourself.” ― Ada Hegerberg
150. “I figure when you get married, it doesn’t matter how much you earn or how much your husband earns, just as long as everything you do for the house is together, while still reserving some part of yourself to be yourself.” ― Marta Kristen
151. “It would be easy to say that I want to play a role that was very much like myself, but more or less with acting, you get to be all these different things, and you aren’t trying to be yourself, so it’s escapism in a way.” ― Summer Altice

What you are is an outcome of your thoughts and actions. Everyone is unique and known for their distinctive characteristics and traits. Hence, do not let anyone bring you down and discourage or demotivate you with their words or behaviors. Understand your worth, believe in yourself, and stay focused on your life goals. We hope these “be yourself” quotes will help you on your path to discovering yourself and keep you motivated to achieve your dreams, paving the way for a successful, joyful, and content life.

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