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47 Be Yourself Quotes

List Of 47 Be Yourself Quotes To Help You Achieve Your Dreams:

#1 Lao Tzu

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

#2 Taylor Swift

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

#3 Roy T. Bennett

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

#4 Brian Tracy

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

#5 Oscar Wilde

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

#6 Karl G. Maeser

”Be yourself, but always your better self.”

#7 Andy Biersack

”Always be yourself and rebel against what people tell you should be and be whatever you want to.”

#8 Dante Alighieri

“Follow your own star!”

#9 Anthony Rapp

”There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.”

#10 Bruce Lee

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

#11 Lukas Forchhammer

”I find it a very, very powerful thing to be yourself and not to try and be something else and to use that as your biggest shield and your biggest attack in the world – to just be you.”

#12 Ingrid Bergman

”Be yourself. The world worships the original.”

#13 Anne Hathaway

” 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.”

#14 E.L. Konigsburg

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

#15 Selena Gomez

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

#16 Marilyn Manson

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

#17 Oliver James

“Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for”

#18 Picasso

“When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

#19 Cassandra Clare

“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.”

#20 Steve Jobs

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

#21 BJ the Chicago Kid

”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.”

#22 Leo Buscaglia

“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.”

#23 Dolly Parton

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

#24 Gerard Way

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

#25 Salvador Dalí

“Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy —the joy of being Salvador Dalí— and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?”

#26 Tyra Banks

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.”

#27 Friedrich Nietzsche

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

#28 Steve Maraboli

“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.”

#29 Wiz Khalifa

”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.”

#30 Lady Gaga

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

#31 Rumi

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

#32 William Shakespeare

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”

#33 Judy Garland

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

#34 Maya Angelou

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

#35 Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

#36 Cherie Lunghi

”I just want to say to women, ‘Be yourself – it’s the inner beauty that counts. You are your own best friend, the key to your own happiness, and as soon as you understand that – and it takes a few heartbreaks – you can be happy.’”

#37 E.E. Cummings

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

#38 John Jakes

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.”  

#39 Bernard M. Baruch

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

#40 Toba Beta

 “You can’t be yourself within jealousy.”

#41 Coco Chanel

“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.”

#42 Marina Abramovic

”I have this exercise that I propose to everybody: Hug a tree and complain for a minimum 15 minutes. Be yourself, and do something that you really feel deeply.”

#43 Bindi Irwin

” To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

#44 Rita Mae Brown

“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.”

#45 Frank Crane

”What is a friend? I will tell you… it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”

#46 Gabby Douglas

”You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.”

#47 Allen Ginsberg

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”

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