135+ Best Authenticity Quotes To Be Yourself

Inspirational authenticity quotes have made an insightful positive impact in my life and I’m sure they will make a difference in yours as well. These meaningful quotes on authenticity will open up your mind to see situations in your life with more clarity and understanding.

What are the benefits of reading some powerful authenticity quotes? As we go through each day, there are many ups and downs. We all need a little wisdom to remember what really matters and possibly change our perspectives.

These motivational authenticity quotes will change how you see the world and will really get you thinking in a way you may not have thought about before.

Inspirational Authenticity Quotes

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. Janis Joplin

It takes a lot of courage to be the same person on the outside that you are on the inside. Barbara De AngelisStay true to your brand and true to your voice and audiences will respond to that authenticity with enthusiasm and passion. Kevin Spacey

The quality of your life is directly related to the authenticity of the dreams you choose to follow. Anonymous

We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. Barbara De Angelis

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Brené Brown

Authenticity is at the heart of success. Anonymous

Be yourself, everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde

Authenticity starts in the heart. Brian D’Angelo

Authenticity over everything. Anonymous

Being sincere and true to yourself defines your authenticity. Arsenio V Manalo Jr

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Own who you are. Anonymous

The authentic self is soul made visible. Sarah Ban Breathnach

The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity. Tony Robbins

This above all; to thine own self be true. William Shakespeare

Authenticity: The courage to be yourself. Anonymous

I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier. Oprah Winfrey

We have to dare to be ourselves. May Sarton

Be fearlessly authentic. Anonymous

Be so authentically you that others feel safe to be themselves too.

Truth is a point of view, but authenticity can’t be faked. Peter Guber

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. Mother Teresa

Have the courage to be who you want to be, in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else. ATGW

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Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good. Alan Cohen

Authenticity is magnetic. Anonymous

Authenticity is more important. Anonymous

If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy. Shannon L. Alder

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. C.G. Jung

Powerful Authenticity Quotes

Less perfection. More authenticity. Anonymous

Don’t talk about it, be about it. Anonymous

Honesty and authenticity are a big deal for me. Scarlett Thomas

They don’t like it when your authenticity is louder than their façade.

Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free. Eckhart Tolle

No one man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one. Nathaniel Hawthorne

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. May Sarton

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. Coco Chanel

No legacy is so rich as honesty. Shakespeare

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity. Janet Louise Stephenson

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

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Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance. Brené Brown

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life. Robert Louis Stevenson

The most common form of despair is not being who you are. Soren Kierkegaard

If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. Brené Brown

Be yourself. Authenticity trumps cool every time. Craig Groeschel

Don’t worry about being good. Aspire to be authentic. Yann Martel

The closer you stay to emotional authenticity and people, character authenticity, the less you can go wrong. That’s how I feel now, no matter what you’re doing. David O. Russell

There is a certain kind of respect for authenticity today that there wasn’t back in the days when they did ‘Cleopatra,’ where everything looked like a giant motel. People want to have it be authentic in the look, and authentic in the way people behave. John Milius

Authenticity is a practice and you choose it every day. Brene Brown

Authenticity reduces stress and produces faith in oneself and in the potential to grow and learn. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something. Meredith Monk

Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust. Lance Secretan

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. Ben Okri

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

Deep Authenticity Quotes

Authenticity is your most precious commodity as a leader. Marcus Buckingham

I know of nothing more valuable, when it comes to the all-important virtue of authenticity, than simply being who you are. Charles R. Swindoll

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

The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity, and accountability. Simon Mainwaring

To become conscious and aware, we must become authentic. Authenticity is the highest form of being. Teal Swan

We are constantly invited to be who we are. Henry David Thoreau

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. 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. Leo Buscaglia

The pleasure of authenticity exists the grain of society. John Zerzan

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To become authentic we require a thirst for freedom. Don Mateo Sol

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. Albert Schweitzer

Authenticity is about being true to who you are, even when everyone around you wants you to be someone else Michael Jordan

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Steve Jobs

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

When you are authentic, you create a certain energy, people want to be around you because you are unique. Andie MacDowell

Why, when we know that there’s no such thing as perfect, do most of us spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to be everything to everyone? Is it that we really admire perfection? No – the truth is that we are actually drawn to people who are real and down-to-earth. We love authenticity and we know that life is messy and imperfect. Brené Brown

To be nobody but myself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me somebody else-means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight, and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings

The closer you stay to emotional authenticity and people, character authenticity, the less you can go wrong. David O. Russell

Your self worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone to tell you who you are. Beyonce Knowles

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God’s work, peacefully and harmoniously. Wayne Dyer

The authentic is almost never found by being pursued; but there is no missing it when you are in its presence. Eva Hoffman

We think sometimes we’re only drawn to the good, but we’re actually drawn to the authentic. We like people who are real more than those who hide their true selves under layers of artificial niceties Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You will never truly be free until you’re living in authenticity. Christy Ann

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. Horace Mann

I choose to be authentic in everything I do. India Arie

Authenticity is not needing external approval to feel good about your actions.

Positive Authenticity Quotes

When you are real in your music, people know it and they feel your authenticity. Wynonna Judd

Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself. Oprah Winfrey

Authenticity is about being true to who you are, even when everyone around you wants you to be someone else. Michael Jordan

Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity. Marianne Williamson

Authenticity is more than speaking; Authenticity is also about doing. Every decision we make says something about who we are. Simon Sinek

When you show up authentic, you create the space for others to do the same. Walk in your truth. Anonymous

Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Jim Jarmusch

The accusation that we’ve lost our soul resonates with a very modern concern about authenticity. Patricia Hewitt

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

I relate to any prison movie, as long as it has some authenticity. Danny Trejo

Being in your element is not only about aptitude, it’s about passion: it is about loving what you do … tapping into your natural energy and your most authentic self. Sir Ken Robinson

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville

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

You attract the right thing when you have a sense of who you are. Amy Poehler

Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. Margaret Thatcher

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

Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion. Deepak Chopra

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

You can’t fake authenticity. Mark Schaefer

Feelings are great liars. If Christians worshipped only when they felt like it, there would be precious little worship. We think that if we don’t feel something there can be no authenticity in doing it. But the wisdom of God says something different: that we can act ourselves into a new way of feeling much quicker than we can feel ourselves into a new way of acting. Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship. Eugene H. Peterson

Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like saying sorry for being real. Lil Wayne

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. W. H. Auden

be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be. Henry David Thoreau

What if the question is not why I am so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am? Oriah Dreamer

Always be a first-rate version of yourself. Audrey Hepburn

There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history. Isaac Newton

What makes you vulnerable, makes you beautiful. There’s a word for it… Authentic.

Short Authenticity Quotes

The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.

What we know matters but who we are matters more. Brené Brown

Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain way. Be unique. Be what you feel. Melissa Etheridge

The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability. Simon Mainwaring

What if we choose not to do the things we are supposed to do? The principal gain is a sense of an authentic act – and an authentic life. It may be a short one, but it is an authentic one, and that’s a lot better than those short lives full of boredom. The principal loss is security. Another is respect from the community. But you gain the respect of another community, the one that is worth having the respect of. Joseph Campbell

You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. Brené Brown

The 3 A’s of awesome: attitude, awareness and authenticity. Neil Pasricha

I think that’s because believable action is based on authenticity, and accuracy is very important to me. I always spend time researching my novels, exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I’m using for their setting. Sidney Sheldon

Being sincere and true to yourself defines your authenticity. Arsenio V Manalo Jr.

Details matter. They create depth, and depth creates authenticity. Neil Blumenthal

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The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup. But as a believer in the First Amendment, I believe they have more than a right to air their views. Bob Woodward

The weaker the data available upon which to base one’s conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity. Norman Ralph Augustine

When do you feel most authentic? Authenticity feels so natural, so why isn’t it easy? Robert Holden

You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to. Chris Guillebeau

What we’re all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection. Oprah Winfrey

Authenticity, living your truth, kindness these are necessary virtues. Merle Dandridge

It’s incredible what we can do if we really want to do it. All we need is to be aware of what we are doing and to return to the authenticity we were born with. Miguel Angel Ruiz

I honestly believe that people of my generation despise authenticity, mostly because they’re all so envious of it. Chuck Klosterman

The authenticity thing has never been an issue for me. Marcus Mumford

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself. Rita Mae Brown

Live authentically. Grow continuously. Care for others. Give your best. Serve with humility.

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

So as a founder, you have an authenticity and a human factor that is really special and that gives an enormous amount of energy and fuel. But as a founder, you’re also not as cold, maybe, or as pragmatic. Diane von Furstenberg

Authenticity means erasing the gap between what you firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world. Adam Grant

Children go where they find sincerity and authenticity. Eric Cantona

Select only things to steal that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent Jim Jarmusch

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Jim Jarmusch