Being Yourself Quotes and Sayings - Page 12
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
– Lord Chesterfield
You cannot belong to anyone else, until you belong to yourself.
– Pearl Bailey
Being yourself is being the person everyone else wants you to be.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss
Folks may call you different, they may say that you can’t win, but it’s not what’s on the outside – It’s what you have within!
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
– Oscar Wilde
I make excuses for everything in my life, I’m not perfect and I’m glad because I think that would make me extremely boring.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
– Oscar Wilde
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
– Desiderius Erasmus
Learn to be what you are, and learn to live with all that you are not.
I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
– Fanny Brice
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
– Kurt Vonnegut
The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity.
– Boris Pasternak
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
– George Eliot
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
– George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
– Samuel Johnson
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
– Carl Gustav Jung
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.
– Harvey S. Firestone
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
– Thomas Jefferson
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
– John Morley
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
– E. E. Cummings
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
– Albert Einstein
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.
– Andre Berthiaume