107 Be Yourself Quotes to Show How Incredible You Are


Silas & Grace

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Be yourself quotes are such an amazing reminder to never live a life you hate.

I am a firm believer that you should learn how to love yourself and also create a life you love being in. I mean you only get one, so why not make every year a chance to build something beautiful?

Now I understand that there are multiple reasons why you might hesitate to do this:

  • You grew up around people who said horrible things to you.
  • You internalized bad beliefs from others or the mistakes you’ve made.
  • You were never taught or encouraged to believe in yourself.
  • So many things have come up in your life that have really hurt your self-belief.

But why live your life under the opinions of people or beliefs that don’t matter? Why allow what’s happened in the past to determine how your future looks?

It’s good to acknowledge what’s happened in the past, but it’s also good to know that you can move past it and do hard things.

And hopefully, these quotes on being yourself will help you do just that!

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107 Being Yourself Quotes

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These being yourself quotes are meant to help you level up in the way you see yourself.

You should know that you are more than capable of becoming exactly who you want to be in life.

So take a few of these be yourself quotes, and let them shape how you see yourself and your circumstances!

Short Quotes About Being Yourself

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1. “Be yourself. An original is always worth more than a copy.”
Suzy Kassem

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

3. “You’ve got this. Don’t believe anything else.” — Anonymous

4. “If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.”
David Carradine

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

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

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

8. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”
Kurt Cobain

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

10. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”
Carl Jung

11. “Be yourself, but always your better self.”
Karl G. Maeser

12. “Where’s your will to be weird?”
Jim Morrison

13. “Be yourself. The world worships the original.”
Ingrid Bergman

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

15. “To find yourself, think for yourself.”

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

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Quotes on Being You

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

18. “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


19. “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”

20. “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

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

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

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

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

25. “Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
Harvey Fierstein

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

27. “Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.”
St. Catherine of Siena

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Quotes About Self-Worth

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28. “Don’t change yourself for people who don’t care about you.”

29. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

32. “Don’t sell yourself short; you are your best asset.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

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

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

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

36. “We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.”
Virginia Satir

37. “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”
Frederick Douglass

38. “The biggest blessing you can bring into this world is to grow and become the best you possible.”

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39. “‘Whatever you did today is enough. Whatever you felt today is valid. Whatever you thought today isn’t to be judged.’ Repeat the above each day.”
— Brittany Burgunder

40. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
— Maya Angelou

41. “Happiness is being content with what you are, not what you think you should be.”

42. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

43. There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”
Steve Maraboli

44. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
Coco Chanel

45. “Don’t dilute yourself for any person or any reason. You are enough! Be unapologetically you.”
Steve Maraboli

46. “Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.”
Luna Lovegood (J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter”)

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


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

49. “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

50. “Amid a world of noisy, shallow actors it is noble to stand aside and say, ‘I will simply be.”
Henry David Thoreau

Quotes That Encourage Uniqueness

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51. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
Judy Garland

52. “If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.”
Coco Chanel

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

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

55. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
Coco Chanel

56. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

57. “I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.”
Elijah Wood

58. “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.”
Gianni Versace

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

60. “Just remember this. If you’re afraid to be who you want to be in life because you don’t wanna be judged by someone… someday that person is going to pass away and it won’t even matter what they ever thought of you.”

61. “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

Quotes About Self-Acceptance and Love

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62. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
Brené Brown

63. “The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

64. “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Carl Jung

65. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”
Steve Jobs

66. “You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.”
Lady Gaga

67. “By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.”
Edwin Elliot

68. “When one is pretending, the entire body revolts.”
Anaïs Nin

69. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou

70. “Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”
Jim Carrey

71. “The best thing about being who you really are is that you simply cannot fail. Be you, be awesome and live awesomely.”
Ricardo Housham

72. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”
Brené Brown

73. “Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find.”
E.L. Konigsburg

Quotes on the Journey to Becoming Your Best Self

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74. “The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.”
George Bernard Shaw

75. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
Maya Angelou

76. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

77. “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

78. “You were born to be real, not to be perfect.”
Ralph Marston

79. “The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find.”
Auliq Ice

80. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
Aldous Huxley

81. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

81. “An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.”
Honoré de Balzac

82. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

83. “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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More Be You Quotes

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84. “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

85 “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

86. “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

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

88. “Be You. I promise you, it’s worth it.”

89. “As soon as you start to be you and live out the real you, that’s when you really start to feel alive.”

90. “You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny; the pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.”
Irene C. Kassorla

91. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
Dr. Seuss

92. “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
Brené Brown

93. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi


94. “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
Rita Mae Brown

95. “To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.”
Oscar Wilde

96. “Be your own celebrity. Chase your own self. You are worth infinite treasures of this planet.”
Hiral Nagda

97. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
Dalai Lama

98. “Individuality is the salt of common life. You can do without it, but life is tasteless thereby.”

99. “The original is unfaithful to the translation.”
Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

102. “To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.”

103. “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

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

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

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

107. “I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter.”
Paulo Coelho

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How to Use These Be Yourself Phrases

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Understanding how to use these be yourself phrases is going to help you get the most out of them.

So here are just a few ways:

  1. Daily Affirmations: Take a few of these quotes and daily use them as personal affirmations. This way you can stay encouraged, not forget the inspiring words you read, and remind yourself of the truth.
  2. Social Media Sharing: Share your favorite quotes on spaces like Instagram to encourage others in your life.
  3. Journaling Prompts: You can also use these quotes as journaling prompts. So for instance, you can read over one and reflect on your own journey with self-love and acceptance. Also, it can help you journal and focus on the importance of being true to who you are and what you want in life.
  4. Mindfulness: You can use these quotes as a focus point in any mindfulness practices you have. This might help you in reflecting on the value of authenticity in your own life.
  5. Choose Just One Quote a Day: Take one quote and allow it to shape how you think and act throughout the day, or even the whole week. This is going to help you to keep your mind on what’s really important.

What Does It Mean to Be Yourself?

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Understanding how to be yourself is such an important thing to know!

Being yourself essentially means looking at what you want to do in life, and who you really want to become… and then not caring about what others are going to say or think.

Because those people who would judge you are all going to be gone someday.

Someday they’re not going to be around anymore, and their opinion just won’t matter!

So take a look at what you want to do with your life, think about who you really want to become, and then forget about anyone who doesn’t matter.

This is your life, not there’s!

Be yourself quotes are such a great way to encourage yourself throughout the day.

So many things can happen in life that might destroy your self-belief, but good tools like quotes on being yourself can help you get your mind back in the right space.

It won’t be easy at first, but as you focus on these inspiring quotes, and surround yourself with people who truly believe in you, I know you’re gonna make it!

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Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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