41 Quotes About Being By Yourself


One of the most important lessons you can ever learn in life is to be yourself. These quotes about being by yourself will reassure you that there is nothing wrong with having some alone time and being comfortable with the idea of being alone every so often.

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

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

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.”

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

“Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”

“Be yourself, but always your better self.”

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

“Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don’t get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow.”

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

“Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.”

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

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

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyways.”

“Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have.”

“Don’t let people’s compliments get to your head and don’t let their criticism get to your heart.”

“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”

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

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

“If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.”

“If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy.”

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.”

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

“It’s better to walk alone than in a crowd going in the wrong direction.”

“It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.”

“Just because they disagree, doesn’t mean you ain’t right.”

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

“Say what you feel. It’s not being rude, it’s called being real.”

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

“Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.”

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

“To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.”

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

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”

“We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.”

“We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.”

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

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

“When you dance to your own rhythm, Life taps its toes to your beat.”

“When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.”

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

“You’re lucky enough to be different, never change.”

For many, having the courage to be alone is one of the biggest barriers some have to face in their life.

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