Being Yourself Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being yourself quotes, being yourself sayings, and being yourself proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.     


Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.     

Judy Garland

You were born an original. Don't die a copy.     

John Mason

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.     

Bruce Lee

Say what you feel. It's not being rude, it's called being real.     


He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.     

Raymond Hull

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.     

EE Cummings

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.     

Julius Charles Hare

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

Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don't get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow.     

Molly Sims

Be yourself - not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.     

Henry David Thoreau

Don't compromise yourself - you're all you have.     

John Grisham

When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.     

Tina Lifford

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don't have to do what everyone else is doing.     


It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.     

Andre Gide

Be yourself, but always your better self.     

Karl G. Maeser

Imitation is suicide.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.     

Toby Keith

You're lucky enough to be different, never change.     

Taylor Swift

Just because they disagree, doesn't mean you ain't right.     

Toba Beta

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.     


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.     

Oscar Wilde

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.     

Irving Wallace

Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always 20 times better.     

Margaret Oliphant

We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.     

Virginia Satir

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

Nora Roberts

No other version, no matter how perfect it is, would ever feel better than being your true self.     

Edmond Mbiaka

Be yourself, don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.     

Gerard Way