43 Quotes About Becoming Yourself


It takes a lot of courage to be yourself in life. In the face of fear, shame, and criticism, being able to stand on your own is a key strength to survival. These quotes about becoming yourself will bring you the encouragement you need to remain strong.

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel.”

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”

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

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

“Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.”

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

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

“Being yourself means shedding all the layers of looking good, wanting to be liked, being scared to stand out and trying to be who you think people want you to be. Being yourself means being naked, raw and vulnerable.”

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

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

“Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.”

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

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

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

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

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

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

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

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.”

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

“Not all who wander are lost.”

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

“Our entire life… consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.”

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”

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

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. ”

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

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

“There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment – you can truly be yourself.”

“There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.”

“They can’t scare me, if I scare them first.”

“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.”

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

“We are all born originals.”

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

“What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.”

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”

“With confidence, you have won before you have started.”

“You are not a bad person because you are gay. You are you because you are you and you were meant to be you so be you proudly.”

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

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

Learning to be yourself is one of the most important lessons you can ever learn in life.

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