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Being Yourself Quotes

30 of the best book quotes about being yourself
  1. #1
    Although it’s good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it’s also extremely important to stay true to who you really are.
  2. #2
    “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
  3. #3
    “Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were.”
  4. #4
    “If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”
  5. #5
    “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.”
  6. #6
    “Belonging so fully to yourself that you’re willing to stand alone is a wilderness--an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared...it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand. ”
  7. #7
    “Envy is ignorance,
    Imitation is Suicide.”
  8. #8
    “Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down.”
  1. #9
    “Build therefore your own world.”
  2. #10
    “Let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me.”
  3. #11
    “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.”
  4. #12
    Underneath my outside face, There’s a face that none can see. A little less smiley, A little less sure, But a whole lot more like me.
  5. #13
    “You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.”
  6. #14
    “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”
  7. #15
    “What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think.”
  8. #16
    “Why don’t you just be yourself? … No one can help but admire your spirit.”
  1. #17
    “I don’t like work--no man does--but I like what is in the work--the chance to find yourself. Your own reality--for yourself not for others--what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”
  2. #18
    “Well, everybody does it that way, Huck.”
    “Tom, I am not everybody.”
  3. #19
    “At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is.”
  4. #20
    “You are perfect. To think anything less is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid. Says who? You’re on a journey with no defined beginning, middle or end. There are no wrong twists and turns. There is just being. And your job is to be as you as you can be. This is why you’re here. To shy away from who you truly are would leave the world you-less. You are the only you there is and ever will be. I repeat, you are the only you there is and ever will be. Do not deny the world its one and only chance to bask in your brilliance.”
  5. #21
    “I am not who I was, but I know who I am.”
  6. #22
    “Don’t think about who they are. Think about who you are and what sacrifices you can live with and what will break you.”
  7. #23
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend or wise man can decide what’s right for you – just listen to The voice that speaks inside.
  8. #24
    “Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
  1. #25
    “It is one light which beams out of a thousand stars. It is one soul which animates all men.”
  2. #26
    “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
  3. #27
    “I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears... and she did not run away!...and she did not die!... She remained alive, weeping over me, weeping with me. We cried together! I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer.”
  4. #28
    “Maybe I don’t like being different,” Meg said. “but I don’t want to be like everybody else, either.”
  5. #29
    “This is a magical place,” I said. “Everything shines here.” “You must stop yourself from thinking like that,” Dr. Kerry said, his voice raised. “You are not fool’s gold, shining only under a particular light. Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were. It was always in you. Not in Cambridge. In you. You are gold. And returning to BYU, or even to that mountain you came from, will not change who you are. It may change how others see you, it may even change how you see yourself—even gold appears dull in some lighting—but that is the illusion. And it always was.”
  6. #30
    “Thanks, but I’d rather stay an Eeyore.”
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