Being Yourself Quotes and Sayings

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville

Why live to please others? I mean, it’s your life. If you aren’t happy with it, what’s the use in living?

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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, Game of Thrones


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 who you want to be, not who others choose to see.

Submitted by: Cathy on January 11, 2010

Being yourself is being the person everyone else wants you to be.

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
Oscar Wilde

I never wanted to be different; I just wanted to be me.

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.


Be yourself who else is better qualified.

Submitted by: Aditya on October 13, 2009

I’m who I’m.
Your approval isn’t needed.

Submitted by: Mansoor Alam on May 17, 2017

“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

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