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Be Yourself Quotes About Being Authentic and Real

Our latest collection of “be yourself” quotes on Everyday Power.

Are you struggling with trying to be who you want?

Are you donning masks to try and hide your true self?

There are many reasons why people try to hide their truths.

Maybe you’ve looked at others and wished you could be like them.

Or maybe you believed not being you could get you what you wanted.

However, the truth is that you can’t be someone else.

You are you.

You are unique and don’t have to sacrifice being yourself to achieve what you want.

When you’re not being yourself, you become someone who tries to please others instead of making yourself happy.

This will only drain your mind, body, and soul.

Being yourself is important because it makes happiness easier to obtain.

It allows you to tap into your Everyday Power and live a more fulfilling life.

Although there may be a lot of pressure from the outside world as it tries to influence who you are, you should always live life on your terms, not someone else’s.

Here are some inspirational be yourself quotes to help you be authentic and real.

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Be yourself quotes about being authentic and real

1. “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”– Allen Ginsberg

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

3. “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

4. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”– Dolly Parton

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

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

7. “Some people like you, some people don’t. In the end, you just have to be yourself.” –  Andres Iniesta

8. “It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.” – Matt Damon

9. “We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.”
– Andre Berthiaume

10. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” ― Tyra Banks

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

12. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” —Coco Chanel

13. “Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.”― Roy T. Bennett

14. “If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there’s no one like you.” – Marc Newson

15. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” —Beyoncé
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16. “Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself.”-  Bella Thorne

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17. “You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?” ― Dr. Seuss

18. “Just be you, be beautiful and be comfortable in your own skin.” – Helen Edwards

19. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” —Brené Brown

20. “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

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

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

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

24. “Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else just be yourself.” ― Selena Gomez

25. “I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.” – Dita Von Teese

26. “Some people say you are going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.” —Angelina Jolie

27. “Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for” ― Oliver James

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28. “Remember, it’s ok to be yourself.” – Richard Branson

29. “We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” ― Virginia Satir
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30. “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” – John Mason

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31. “Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”– Steve Jobs

32. “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” —Lao Tzu

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

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

35. “Be yourself, but always your better self.”– Karl Maeser

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36. “Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” ― Janis Joplin

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

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

39. “Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” – Henry David Thoreau

40. “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

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Be yourself quotes to boost your motivation

41. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”― Oscar Wilde

42. “Fearlessly be yourself.’ – Anthony Rapp

43. “I never said to be like me, I say be yourself and make a difference.” ― Marilyn Manson

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

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

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

47. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!”― John Lennon

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48. “Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind.” – Angelo Patri

49. “If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.” – Barbara Cook

50. “Nothing can be more hurtful to your heart than betraying yourself.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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51. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.” – Andre Gide

52. “Just be yourself, there is no one better.” – Taylor Swift

53. “Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
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54. “Take the time to come home to yourself every day.” – Robin Casarjean

55. “Accept the responsibility of being yourself as you are, with all that is good and with all that is bad, with all that is beautiful and that which is not beautiful. In that acceptance, a transcendence happens and one becomes free.” – Osho

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

57. “The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.” – Leo Buscaglia

58. “Your life is yours and yours alone. Rise up and live it.” – Terry Goodkind

59. “We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.” – Olin Miller

60. “Why try to be someone you’re not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required.” – Robert Brault

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61. “Your main purpose is to be yourself as fully as you can.”― Darryl Anka

62. “Don’t try to be different, and don’t try to be like everyone else: just be yourself.”― Matshona Dhliwayo

63. “Just FYI, you are unique, and you are perfect!”― Izey Victoria Odiase

64. “No matter how far away from yourself you may have strayed, there is always a path back. You already know who you are and how to fulfill your destiny. And your ruby slippers are ready to carry you home.”― Oprah Winfrey

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65. “When you try to be like someone else, you lose yourself and on top of that, you cannot be someone else! You are what you are!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

66. “You don’t need permission to be who you are, the universe already gave you permission.”― Matshona Dhliwayo

67. “Do not wait for others to roll out the red carpet for you. Be your own star.”― Christine E. Szymanski

68. “And how can we truly know ourselves unless we get still enough to listen to just ourselves? Unless we give ourselves the time and space to tune in.”― Shayne Traviss

69. “Be yourself, not who someone wants you to be. Be unique.”― Chantelle Lambert

70. “Never be afraid to be what you want to be…People don’t have to like you but they have to respect you.”― Mouloud Benzadi

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71. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

72. “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

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74. “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

75. “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” – Rumi

76. “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – Lady Gaga

77. “Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.” – Brian Tracy

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78. ‎”Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!” – Lady Gaga

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

80. “If you don’t know who you truly are, you’ll never know what you really want.” – Roy T. Bennett

81. “You always have to stay true to yourself.” – Aerin Lauder

82. “You can be true to the character all you want but you’ve got to go home with yourself.” – Julia Roberts

83. “The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

84. “Be different; be unique; be yourself.” – Christina Grimmie

85. “By being yourself, you put something beautiful into the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliot

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86. “Existence wants you to be you.” — Osho

87. “Appear as you are, be as you appear.” — Rumi

88. “You change the world by being yourself.” — Yoko Ono

89. “Don’t let other people decide who you are.” — Bob Goff

90. “The world just wants your authentic truth.” — Gabby Bernstein

91. “You, being yourself, unknowingly inspire others to be themselves.” — Mooji

92. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E. E Cummings

93. “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” — Buckminster Fuller

94. “You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you.” — Robert Greene

95. “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

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96. “Be yourself. Unapologetically.” — Kesha

97. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney

98. “Be yourself and set the trend. Don’t follow.” — YG

99. “Be yourself. Create your own unique style.” — Kim Tae-hyung

100. “Just enjoy every moment – don’t stress. Just be yourself.” — Mabel

101. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe

102. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” — Jim Morrison

103. “The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.” — Lao Tzu

104. “I’ve found beauty in such unexpected places. I think the most beautiful thing you can do is be yourself and to own it.” — Shannon Purser

105. “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

Be Yourself Quotes to Boost Your Confidence

106. “Never apologize for being yourself.” Paulo Coelho

107. “The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

108. “Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don’t need to; it’s not for them.” Paulo Coelho

109. “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” – Alice Walker

110. “When someone is properly grounded in life, they shouldn’t have to look outside themselves for approval.” – Epictetus

111. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” Nike

112. “Don’t let other people decide who you are.” – Bob Goff

113. “He who obeys, does not listen to himself.” Friedrich Nietzsche

114. “If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.” – Elaine S. Dalton

115. “What is the seal of liberation? No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

116. “Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you, and stay.” Will Smith

117. “You are what you believe yourself to be.” Paulo Coelho

118. “A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” – G.K. Chesterton

119. “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

120. “Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is so far doing a public service. We should be grateful to him for attacking most unsparingly our most cherished opinions.” – John Stuart Mill

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121. “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

122. “When you see a mob doing something, it should make you less likely to do it yourself, not more likely.” – Paul Graham

123. “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” Charles Bukowski

124. “If you don’t say what you think then you kill your unborn self.” – Jordan B. Peterson

125. “The most important consequence of self-sufficiency is freedom.” Epicurus

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126. “Within you, there is stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” — Hermann Hesse

127. “The secret to success is to be yourself.” — S. Sreesanth

128. “Don’t worry about what the people say; be yourself, say what you want to say with respect.” — Mariano Rivera

129. “It sounds so simple, but if you just be yourself, you’re different than anyone else.” — Tony Bennett

130. “You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.” — Gabby Douglas

131. “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

132. “You’ve got to be yourself, and if you’re not, you’re a phony. It comes shining through if you’re not careful.” — Jack Harbaugh

133. “Just because they disagree, doesn’t mean you ain’t right.” — Toba Beta

134. “You eliminate competition by being yourself.” — Dan Go

135. “Always stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone.” — Rakesh Valand

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136. “The most contrarian thing of all is not to oppose the crowd but to think for yourself.” — Peter Thiel

137. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung

138. “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.” — Conor McGregor

139. “Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.” — Brené Brown

140. “You are what existence wants you to be. Just relax.” — Osho

141. “Consult your conscience; rather than popular opinion.” — Publius Syrus

142. “Do not commit to any side or cause but yourself.” — Robert Greene

143. “Become who you are.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

144. “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” — Bertrand Russell

145. “I pay no attention whatsoever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” — Mozart

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146. “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

147.“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

148. “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

149. “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

150. “What other people think and say about you is none of your business. The most destructive thing you would ever do is to believe someone else’s opinion of you. You have to stop letting other people’s opinions control you.” ― Roy T. Bennett

151. “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

152. “Just remember to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud” ― J.A. Redmerski

153. “To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.” ― Irving Wallace

154. “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

155. “Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.” ― Nora Roberts

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Although the world may try to influence who you are, you should never allow others to change you.

You should remain true to yourself because that’s what will make you happy.

In a world that’s constantly evolving, it’s vital that you always be true to yourself from the inside out.

All in all, being your authentic self should be one of your main life goals.

Hopefully, these quotes have inspired you to drop whatever mask you might be donning.

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  1. Clarence

    December 7, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    I liked number fifty the best that is who I’m hurting the most I never say no that is my biggest thing is thinking I’m going to hurt someone else’s feeling for saying no when it’s hurting mine even more I have been really hurting myself a lot after I stop and think about it I worry about who I gonna loose and not what I am losing which is myself I’m the one who is hurting me by doing and letting myself be hurt

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