Being Yourself Quotes and Sayings
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Why live to please others? I mean, it’s your life. If you aren’t happy with it, what’s the use in living?
“Be yourself” is about the worst advice you can give some people.
– Tom Masson
Always be a first- rate version of yourself, instead of a second- rate version of somebody else.
– Judy Garland
I don’t care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
– Jonathan Davis
I have a friend who tries to be the same as me. She can never be herself in front of her parents and let alone her best friend. It kinda ruins my friendship with her when she can never be herself. What is she trying to hide? Nobody likes the person you try to be, they like the person you truly are.
It doesn’t matter what other people think of you, it only matters what you think of yourself. That means that if you let other people think you are weird or ugly then you will only end up hating yourself for it.
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
Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.
Things I like: the smell after rain, baggy sweaters, books you can’t put down, making people smile, feeling loved, saying hello to strangers, songs that relate to you, the smell of fresh bread, underwater tea parties, sleepovers, hot tea, thunderstorms, chocolate cake, saying what you feel.