39 Quotes About Being True to Yourself


Being yourself no matter your quirks or reservations can allow people to know and connect with the real you. These quotes about being true to yourself is just one way to keep yourself honest.

“A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.”

“A good character is not only about the good person people know you to be. Your ability to tell the truth about how bad you had been is also a good character.”

“Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.”

“Always be true to yourself; you matter the most.”

“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”

“Anybody who listens to their intuition risk at times making other people disappointed or even pissed off because you’re not tending to what they want from you but instead to what feels right for you.”

“Be confident in who you are, regardless of what you don’t have. The more confident you are, the more open you become to share your fears and challenges with your partner.”

“Be true to your love to be true to yourself.”

“Be true to yourself to reveal your own unique beauties, feelings, and perceptions.”

“Be you, be true to your word, don’t sell yourself short and don’t waste your life worrying.”

“Be yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”

“Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.”

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.”

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”

“For every one person who praises you, there are a hundred who would criticize. Heed neither the one nor the hundred. It is your own opinion that truly matters.”

“Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”

“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”

“If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.”

“It takes tremendous courage to be honest and true to yourself.”

“Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.”

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

“No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos.”

“Nothing can be more hurtful to your heart than betraying yourself.”

“Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.”

“Seek peace and pursue it.”

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

“The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.”

“There is just one life for each of us: our own.”

“Try not to become a copy of someone else. Not even a perfect copy. Originals are always honored over duplicates.”

“We are betrayed by what is false within.”

“What will a man gain by winning the whole world, at the cost of his true self?”

“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.”

“When you can give up approval and appreciation seeking behaviors, then you will become true to yourself and the universe.”

“When you fight yourself to discover the real you, there is only one winner.”

“You can never be true to others if you are not true to yourself.”

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”

“Your ideal life is your real life. Be true to yourself and honor your preferences.”

When you stay true to yourself big things can happen and change that alter the way you deal with day to day decisions.

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