60 Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself And Celebrate Your Uniqueness

There's only one YOU, and that's worth celebrating.

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You are special. You are worthy. You have a kind of magic that can never be imitated. You are a blessing. You are spectacular. You are most beautiful when you are yourself.

How did these words make you feel? I'm betting on the chance that they did something to your heart.

It feels wonderful when someone appreciates you for who you are just as you are, doesn't it? When they encourage you to be yourself more and love you for it.

We all deserve that. But, we deserve that most from our own selves. So, I'm glad you're here looking for words that will inspire you to be yourself. Here they are,

Be yourself quotes

Image with be yourself quote by Oscar Wilde

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

“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. Baruch

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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

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

“Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.”
― Allen Ginsberg

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

“Don't compromise yourself - you're all you have.”
― John Grisham

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
― Lao Tzu

Image with be yourself quote Harvey Fiertein

“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 Fierstein

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

“Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.”
― Lady Gaga

“You were born to stand out, stop trying to fit in.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Just be yourself, there is no one better.”
― Taylor Swift

“You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most importantly, you should always remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.”
― Tyra Banks

Image with be yourself quote Leo Buscaglia

“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

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
― Martha Graham

“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

“You are you. Now, isn't that pleasant?”
― Dr. Seuss

“If you don't know who you truly are, you'll never know what you really want.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy —the joy of being Salvador Dalí— and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?”
― Salvador Dalí

Image with be yourself quote Lao Tzu

“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.”
― Lao Tzu

“You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!”
― John Lennon

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

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

“Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don't be someone else just be yourself.”
― Selena Gomez

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

“One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“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

“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

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

“Amid a world of noisy, shallow actors it is noble to stand aside and say, 'I will simply be.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That's the hardest thing to find.”
― E.L. Konigsburg

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

“Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.”
― Brené Brown

“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

“You can't be yourself within jealousy.”
― Toba Beta

Image with be yourself quote Vironika Tugaleva

“You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.”
― Vironika Tugaleva

“Nothing can be more hurtful to your heart than betraying yourself.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“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

“Whether you try too hard to fit in or you try too hard to stand out, it is of equal consequence: you exhaust your significance.”
― Criss Jami

“She had blue skin. And so did he. He kept it hid, And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by - And never knew.”
― Shel Silverstein

“You don't need to be like her. You're already everything.”
― Mikki Daughtry

“Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”
― Suzy Kassem

“I looked for company and I found myself.”
― Pushpa Rana

Image with be yourself quote Erasmus

“It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.”
― Erasmus

“Do not bend yourself to make others feel taller. When someone comes at you telling you what you are and slapping a label on you, simply ask them why. Why would you say that? Make THEM think.”
― Rose McGowan

“You don't have to be like them. You only have to be like you.”
― Hiral Nagda

“The world would be a much better place if they stopped congratulating themselves on being normal and started to accept that there were countless different normals.”
― Talia Hibbert

“If you really want to get along with somebody, let them be themselves.”
― Willie Nelson

“People want so desperately to fit in that they forget what makes them stand out. Be loud. Take up space. Our differences are our strengths.”
― Mickey Rowe

“Remain true. Stay focused on what you personally love. Align with what you are naturally drawn to. Believe in yourself and your own loves. Give what you have inside you. Give it bravely, and give it with good intent.”
― Donna Goddard

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60 Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself And Celebrate Your Uniqueness
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60 Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself And Celebrate Your Uniqueness
Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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