160 Be Yourself Quotes and Sayings

To “be yourself” is a life advice that we most commonly encounter. And as cliche as it sounds, staying true to our authentic self in every moment of our life and with the people we interact with is a wonderful reality. So don’t be afraid to unleash the best version of yourself with the following 160 be yourself quotes.

Be Yourself Quotes

1. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

2. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. – Bernard M. Maruch

3. Don’t worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself. – Brett Hull

4. If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there’s no one like you. – Marc Newson

5. You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant? – Dr. Seuss

6. Just be you, be beautiful and be comfortable in your own skin. – Helen Edwards

7. Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else just be yourself. – Selena Gomez

8. Remember, it’s ok to be yourself. – Richard Branson

9. Be yourself, but always your better self. – Karl Maeser

10. Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got. – Janis Joplin

11. Fearlessly be yourself. – Anthony Rapp

12. Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. – Julius Charles Hare

13. Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. – Bruce Lee

14. Find out who you are and do it on purpose. – Dolly Parton

15. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants. – Matt Damon

17. Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. – Judy Garland

18. Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think. – Roy T. Bennett

19. Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself. – Bella Thorne

20. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do. – Brené Brown

21. Don’t compromise yourself – you’re all you have. – John Grisham

22. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. – Lao Tzu

23. About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. – Rita Mae Brown

24. Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are. – Lady Gaga

25. The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position. – Leo Buscaglia

26. The more you try to crush your true nature, the more it will control you. Be what you are. No one who really loves you will stop. – Cassandra Clare

27. You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. – John Mason

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28. Let others determine your worth and you’re already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves. – Peter V. Brett

29. All I wanted was to live a life where I could be me, and be okay with that. I had no need for material possessions, money or even close friends with me on my journey. I never understood people very well anyway, and they never seemed to understand me very well either. All I wanted was my art and the chance to be the creator of my own world, my own reality. I wanted the open road and new beginnings every day. – Charlotte Eriksson

30. We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. – Virginia Satir

31. Just remember to always be yourself and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud. – J.A. Redmerski

32. How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we’re not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think? – Katie McGarry

33. Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always twenty times better. – Margaret Oliphant

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

35. You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! – John Lennon

36. Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward. – Nora Roberts

37. You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn about everything that interests you and keep away from people who bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift… YOU! – Steve Maraboli

38. My best advice is to be yourself. Unless you’re psychotic, then you might want to try a different tactic. – Gwen Hayes

39. Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find. – E.L. Konigsburg

40. Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory. – Jim Carrey

41. Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish. – John Jakes

42. The really important thing to be was yourself, just as hard as you could. – Neil Gaiman

43. Be yourself. Don’t worry about what other people are thinking of you. – Phil Lester

44. Don’t wish to be normal. Wish to be yourself. To the hilt. Find out what you’re best at, and develop it, and hopscotch your weaknesses. Wish to be great at whatever you are. – Lois McMaster Bujold

45. Shine with all you have. When someone tries to blow you out, just take their oxygen and burn brighter. – Katelyn S. Irons

46. Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true. – Robert Browning

47. Be real. Be authentic. Be yourself, whatever the emotional cost. Pain goes away, while regret over a life lived trying to be a plastic version of yourself does not. – Vironika Tugaleva

48. Always listen to yourself… It is better to be wrong than simply to follow convention. – Bryce Courtenay

49. Don’t let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are. – Jaeda DeWalt

50. You’re only responsible for yourself, Jess. And that’s the only person you can control. Other people will either get it or they won’t but you can’t define yourself by their opinions. – Susan Mallery

51. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. – Coco Chanel

Be Yourself Quotes

52. Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy. – Suzy Kassem

53. Shine bright, be yourself. – Stephen Richards

54. To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on. – Dave Pelzer

55. Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that’s who you are. Don’t try to be someone that society wants you to be; that’s stupid. So be yourself. – Christina Grimmie

56. To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. – Bindi Irwin

57. The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you’re not here as a human being only. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience. – Wayne Dyer

58. Just be yourself, and enjoy the blessings that God’s borne out on you. – Delilah

59. Always be yourself and rebel against what people tell you should be and be whatever you want to. – Andy Biersack

60. I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don’t find very interesting anymore. Everyone just wants to look good in the photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself, the day is about a lot more. – Anne Hathaway

61. I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. – Henry Rollins

62. The secret to success is to be yourself. – S. Sreesanth

63. Be yourself. You’re okay. And it really doesn’t matter what other people think. – Taylor Schilling

64. 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. – Hope Solo

65. You don’t worry about being liked. You have to be yourself. – Vince Vaughn

66. I invite you to get out of the box, be yourself. If you have blue hair, pink, yellow; if you have a broken tooth; if you have other sexual preferences… be yourself. Fight for your happiness always. – J Balvin

67. The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what’s popular. – Wiz Khalifa

68. I think the best way to deal with fitting in is to be yourself. It sounds hard, but in the end, it’s much easier than pretending to be something you’re not. – Meaghan Jette Martin

69. I think the most important thing is to be yourself and be genuine and don’t try to tell anybody else’s story but your own. And if it comes from a genuine place, I think people can tell, and if it doesn’t, I think people can tell, and I think that eventually it shows. – G-Eazy

70. Always be yourself. At the end of the day, that’s all you’ve really got; when you strip everything down, that’s all you’ve got, so always be yourself. – Al Roker

71. You can’t deny who you are, so you might as well be yourself in the most authentic way. – Ben Hopkins

72. Don’t try to be somebody you’re not because it doesn’t work. If you try to be this perfect person or perfect persona of what you think that somebody should be when they’re involved in public office, it’s just not going to work. Just be yourself, stay true to your core values, and really just stay abreast of the issues. – Ben Quayle

73. Don’t try to change anybody. And they should let you be yourself, ‘You loved me when you met me, so let’s keep going!’ – Willie Nelson

74. Don’t worry about what the people say; be yourself, say what you want to say with respect. – Mariano Rivera

75. The best advice I’ve received is to be yourself. The best artists do that. – Frank Gehry

76. Be yourself. The world worships the original. – Ingrid Bergman

77. Be yourself, let you come through. – Jonathan Davis

78. Be yourself, take control of your life. – Emma Bunton

79. You have to definitely be yourself in order to stand out. – Ro James

80. Just be yourself, there is no one better. – Taylor Swift

Be Yourself Quotes

81. I have a message about how you should completely be yourself and not give a damn what everyone thinks about you. Look how you like; you’re amazing how you are. – Paige

82. What I’d like to get across is try your best to be yourself. I realize there are those who are much further along than you are; there are stars, but learn to be who you are and to play yourself. Be confident in that fact. – Jerome Richardson

83. I just want girls to realize, everybody’s born a way for a reason, and you are who you are. You should just be yourself at all times. The only way you’re going to get through life, happily, is being yourself. – Nikki Blonsky

84. You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous. – Gabby Douglas

85. Honestly, it’s really fun to be yourself. It’s really fun to be me. – Adam Rippon

86. I think you have to be what you are. Don’t try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself at all times. – John Wooden

87. You can live your dreams, and you can believe in magic. You can live your dreams, and you can be yourself. – Keiynan Lonsdale

88. I’ve been very lucky, from the beginning. I’ve found that as long as you’re fundamentally good – as long as you’re not being bad to people – people give you a lot of room to be yourself, because being yourself is being honest. And that’s what people want to see. – Andrew Mason

89. To be yourself is truly a revolutionary act, and I think more and more people should try it, because it’s gotten me a pretty cool life. – Lena Waithe

90. I get to remind myself and other people to be yourself, to rock you who you are, and don’t worry about if it fits. – Kelsea Ballerini

91. …it’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mould. It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity. – E.A. Bucchianeri

92. Instead of going out and looking for someone successful who could serve as a role model and guide your path to success, be yourself and inspire yourself to achieve that which you always wanted to achieve. – Dr Prem Jagyasi

93. Be everything that you are unapologetically, most of you will find out that you are not just one color, you are a Rainbow. – Mridula Singh

94. You’ll get trolled anyway. I can’t pretend you won’t. Just do it. People will always find fault with you. … Just go and do it. Yeah, just … be you. – Rae Earl

95. Why would you pretend to not be you, when you are created as you? – Nathan Hong

96. Stop trying to convince people to like you. Just be yourself. – Akiroq Brost

97. May you always be true to yourself. – Shon Mehta

98. The courage to be yourself in a world constantly trying to shape you is my personal definition of power. – Kristin Michelle Elizabeth

99. Don’t try to be someone else or something else; respect yourself and be yourself! – Mehmet Murat ildan

100. There’s nothing new. The novelty lies in being yourself. – Haresh Sippy

101. Change nothing, just be yourself to experience peace. – Tapan Ghosh

102. Be yourself., you are truer than you think. – Lailah Gifty Akita

103. If you want to miss your crown, follow the crowd. If you want to wear the crown, go alone and be yourself. – Israelmore Ayivor

104. Today is the perfect day to do something daring. Like just be yourself, for instance. – Scott Stabile

105. Don’t be afraid of being yourself, but be afraid of being somebody else. – Ben Tolosa

106. You have a right to be you. It is a privilege for others to be around you. – Janna Cachola

107. Be yourself….and make the world adjust! – Germany Kent

108. Be yourself! Don’t try to fabricate your personality in the guise of impressing others. – Ashish Patela

109. Be yourself. That is where you should always be. – Debasish Mridha

110. Want to help others? Be yourself. You’ll inspire others to muster the courage to be themselves as well. – Kamand Kojouri

Be Yourself Quotes

111. It was only when I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen. – Sam Smith

112. The best thing to gift yourself is to be just YOURSELF, improving above the person that you were yesterday. – Vikrmn

113. Just be yourself and live life, because no one knows with surety what we are doing here on Earth. Some might guess, but that doesn’t mean their opinions are correct. – Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

114. Be you. It’s life’s best offer to others. – Johnnie Dent Jr.

115. There is one thing we can do better than anyone else: we can be ourselves. – Arthur Ward

116. Be yourself; accomplish miracles. – A.D. Posey

117. Be yourself!’ said Gro. ‘No one will hear any of you otherwise, still less trust you. That’s the most important thing of all. If you’re not yourself you just can’t sustain it in the long term. – Asne Seierstad

118. Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that your are. – Mandy Hale

119. Do not let other people invade your personality. Remember that every human being is a unique phenomenon, and worth developing. You will meet many who have no resources of their own, and who will try to fasten themselves upon you. You will find others eager to tell you what to do and think and be. But it is better to go apart and learn to be yourself. – Upton Sinclair

120. If you are not yourself, you have nothing to offer the world but a cheap imitation of someone else. – E’yen A. Gardner

121. Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made. – Tyler Kent White

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122. Be yourself and work as hard as you can. Don’t let anybody influence you to not be yourself. – Mike Daniels

123. You can’t think about things you want to change. Just be yourself. – Ethan Embry

124. My 93-year-old grandma is a beautiful example of healthy living. She laughs a lot and always says, ‘Just be yourself!’ She also eats dessert every single day. – Rachel Boston

125. The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity. – Bryant H. McGill

126. Follow your passion. Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck yourself. – Andy Cohen

127. It’s okay to be yourself and to love and accept yourself however you are. – Dee Rees

128. This is going to sound so cliche, but I believe this through and through: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. – Lana Condor

129. I tried for a short time to be something I wasn’t, and had no success with it. It’s a practical solution to just be yourself. – Kate McKinnon

130. I just say go for it and be yourself, even if you’re scared or nervous, because you’ll never know what happens if you don’t try. – Darci Lynne Farmer

131. You can be plain and smart, or pretty and smart. You can even be plain and dumb! You just have to be yourself. – Ashley Tisdale

132. Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to ‘carry it off.’ – Donald Rumsfeld

133. Be yourself. Don’t try too hard – it shows. – Amar’e Stoudemire

134. I think that a lot of the time, we get in our own heads and make up what other people are thinking, but no one actually cares about the thing you think they care about. You just gotta take that weight off your shoulders and be nice to yourself and be yourself. People will fall in love with who that is. – Normani Kordei

135. By the time you’re 30, you know who you are inside. You learn to laugh at things you can’t change; you learn to be yourself. – Kajol

136. Be yourself. It’s really important not to try and be someone else. – Katelyn Ohashi

137. You just got to be yourself. That’s what people respect more than anything. – Jalen Rose

138. Everyone wants to get behind the red rope, but actually: be yourself, don’t believe what you see, don’t believe all this marketing. – Daphne Guinness

139. The rule I stand by as an artist is definitely be yourself, and don’t make music just for other people: make it for you first. – Stefflon Don

140. It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. – Erasmus

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141. It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are. – Elvis Presley

142. If you’re tired of trying to be something you’re not, then be yourself. Once you realize that you are beautiful just the way you are, you can begin to find freedom in your life and learn to look past the pictures of what the world wants you to be. – Frankie Robinson

143. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a friend means, after all. – Roy Croft

144. Just be yourself, hold true to yourself, your dreams and ambitions. – Patrick Rahn

145. Be yourself and try to make all the things possible in your life that are leading towards a satisfied you. – Adam Green

146. When you can be yourself, you allow others to be themselves. – Corey Gladwell

147. You be you. Don’t be your parents or grandparents. You can admire them, appreciate them, and learn from them. But you cannot be them. You aren’t them. – Max Lucado

148. Thank you for being yourself. My worst nightmare has always been to wake up one day and find out that I don’t know you. – Cess Gichuhi

149. Be who you are. Give yourself the O.K. to break the mold and exercise your God-given freedom. – Charles R. Swindoll

150. Our first task then, in living with ourselves, is to be ourselves, to be genuine and sincere, to go forth to others as persons we truly are without shame or pretense. – Wilfred Peterson

151. You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way. – Richard Bach

152. Be yourself, who else is better qualified. – Frank J. Giblin

153. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. – Bob Marley

154. Be true unto yourself, be true to the morals and principles of Christian faith and carry forth as if everyone is watching at all times. – Byron Pulsifer

155. There will never be another precious you! Be yourself. Stay true to your inner nature. Promise yourself right now that you will not live the rest of your life according to how others think you should live it. – Gail Mewes

156. “I’m sorry I’m not your cup of tea,” said no espresso ever. – Chess Desalls

157. That’s being yourself. Chasing wherever inspiration goes, even if it’s radically different from the thing that people know you as. – Lin-Manuel Miranda

158. Do you have to do what everyone else is doing? The answer is no! Be different! Be amazing! Be yourself! – Patricia Dsouza

159. It’s so hard to know where you belong, ever. You have to be yourself and let yourself fall wherever you fall. – Julia Holter

160. I find it a very, very powerful thing to be yourself and not to try and be something else and to use that as your biggest shield and your biggest attack in the world – to just be you. – Lukas Forchhammer

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