102+ Best Be Yourself Quotes to Celebrate Who You Are

Each of the following motivational be yourself quotes is overflowing with wisdom, life lessons, and knowledge. All you need is a couple of minutes out of your day, and you can make different or better choices depending on what you learn.

Reading positive quotes about being yourself can help you change your perspective. They encompass nearly every aspect that makes up our day-to-day lives.

Thanks to all the distractions around us today, it’s easy to lose focus of what really matters in our lives. Sometimes all we need a reminder. To help you make the most of your life, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and thought-provoking be yourself quotes:

Inspirational Be Yourself Quotes

Be so completely yourself that everyone else feels safe to be themselves, too. Unknown

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

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball

Don’t worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself. Brett Hull

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

Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself! Bella Thorne

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

Gonna love myself. No, I don’t need anybody else. Hailee Steinfeld

You are enough. A thousand times enough. Unknown

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

inspirational be yourself quotes

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here. Venus Williams

Be yourself, everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde

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

Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be. Anonymous

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

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

Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you. Anonymous

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

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

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself. Mark Twain

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

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

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If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. Charles Bukowski

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

They will try to make you unhappy, don’t let them. They will try to tell you you’re not free, don’t listen. Unknown

Don’t ever compare yourself to others. You are not a copy, you are an original. Craft your own individuality and sense of style and just be yourself. Yvonne

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

Famous Quotes About Being Yourself

Just be yourself. Life is too short to be someone else. Anonymous

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

The biggest challenge of life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else. Anonymous

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

Stop letting other people define you, be yourself and be proud of it. Anonymous

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

Keep watering yourself. You’re growing. E.Russell

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

When things change inside you, things change around you. Unknown

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

The things that make me different are the things that make me. Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else. Buckminster Fuller

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

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A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. Haruki Murakami

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

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

People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer. Dan Pearce

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

We do not have the right to feel helpless. We must help ourselves. After destiny has delivered what it delivers, we are responsible for our lives. Cheryl Strayed

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

Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again. Lalah Delia

Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults. Les Brown

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

Be enough for yourself first. The rest of the world can wait.

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

In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you. Unknown

Deep Be Yourself Quotes

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. Diane von Furstenberg

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

Be single and save yourself for a relationship that motivates you to become the best version of yourself. Be single until you find a love that resembles the type of love you’ve been fighting for.”—r.h. Sin

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg

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

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others. Brené Brown

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

Plant hope in your heart’s wounds. Alexandra Vasiliu

deep be yourself quotes

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. Eckhart Tolle

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

You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. Yogi Bhajan

No one can rescue me. I know because I’ve already tried to get them to do it. It doesn’t work. This is all on me. Michelle D’Avella

The only way you’re going to get through life, happily, is being yourself. Nikki Blonsky

Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity. Katrina Mayer

You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.”

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

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. Robert Morely

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

If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself. Barbara De Angelis

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

Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first. Beau Taplin

Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy. Suzy Kassem

Be about ten times more magnanimous than you believe yourself capable of. Your life will be a hundred times better for it. Cheryl Strayed

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. Raymond Hull

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Carl Gustav Jung

Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. Unknown

Do not try to impress anyone by showing them how worthy you can be, always be yourself and let fate speak for you. Deborah Nwakwesili

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

When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits–anything that kept me small.  My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving. Kim McMillen

Short Be Yourself Quotes

We accept the love we think we deserve.

You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

Conformity gets you nowhere.

Never apologize for being yourself.

They can’t scare me if I scare them first.

short be yourself quotes

Nothing is yet in its true form.

Talk to yourself like someone you love.

Appear as you are, be as you appear.

One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.

You are who you are when nobody’s watching.

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

Not till we have lost the world do we begin to find ourselves.

Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.

Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.

ollow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.