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50 Be Yourself Quotes and Sayings to Inspire Your Best Life

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Our latest collection of be yourself quotes and sayings that will help you live your best life.

In a world where conformity is the norm, it can be difficult to truly be yourself. It’s easy to give in to peer pressure and try to be like the majority.

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But you don’t have to be like everyone else. You have a choice to be whoever you want to be.

Although we may face pressures to conform to the expectations, values or worldviews of others, it’s upon us to chart our own paths. We have to find the courage to build our own futures from the inside out.

To motivate you to love yourself and live your best life rather than trying to impress others, below are some inspiration be yourself quotes and sayings.

Uplifting be yourself quotes and sayings to inspire your best life

1.) “ Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.”– Gerard Way

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

3.) “Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.” ― John Grisham

4.) “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” ― Lao Tzu

5.) “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” ― Roy T. Bennett

6.) “Don’t worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself.” – Brett Hull

7.) “Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself!” – Bella Thorne

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

9.) “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”– Shannon L. Alder

10.) “No other version, no matter how perfect it is, would ever feel better than being your true self.”– Edmond Mbiaka

11.) “Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.”– St. Catherine of Sienna

Be yourself quotes to inspire you to love yourself

12.) “ Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”– Oscar Wilde

13.) “Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.”– Nelson Mandela

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

15.) “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

16.) “Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.”– Judy Garland

17.) “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”- Bruce Lee

18.) “Say what you feel. It’s not being rude, it’s called being real.” – Unknown

19.) “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Be yourself quotes to inspire happiness

21.) “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

22.) “Just be yourself, and enjoy the blessings that God’s borne out on you.” – Delilah

23.) “Just be yourself, let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful & magical person that you are.” – Mandy Hale

24.) “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

25.) “When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Joel Osteen

26.) “I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.” – Bobby Brown

27.) “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” – Philip Pullman

28.) “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

29.) “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” – Beyoncé

30.) “The only way you’re going to get through life, happily, is being yourself.” – Nikki Blonsky

Be yourself quotes to boost your self-esteem

31.) “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.” – Luna Lovegood

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

33.) “Just because they disagree, doesn’t mean you ain’t right.”– Toba Beta

34.) “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.”– Johnny Depp

35.) “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie the Pooh

36.) “Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.”– Toby Keith

37.) “He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.” – Raymond Hull

38.) “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” – Harold Whitman

39.) “Be happy without comparing yourself to others.” – Unknown

40.) “You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay

Other inspirational be yourself quotes and sayings

41.) “ 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. Maruch

42.) “ You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”– Maya Angelou

43.) “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison

44.) “Take care not to listen to anyone who tells you what you can and can’t be in life.”– Meg Medina

45.) “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”– Lao Tzu

46.) “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”– Helen Keller

47.) “I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”– Jimi Hendrix

48.) “The more you put yourself in situations that show that you don’t care what people think, the more people will seem to like you because they know you are truly being yourself.” – Joe Casanova

49.) “If you peg your identity to the things you do, you are facing a never-ending cycle of identity evaluation.” – Janeen Latini

50.) “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – L. Hay

Which be yourself quotes and sayings were your favorite?

The world will always try to make you something else. People will try to make you conform to their values and expectations. However, it’s upon you to find the courage to chart your own path rather than trying to impress others.

Hopefully, these be yourself quotes have inspired you to love yourself and be yourself no matter what others might think or say of you.

Did you enjoy these be yourself quotes and sayings? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it? 

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