50 Quotes Teaching You How to Be Your Authentic Self

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Connecting with quotes is one of the best ways to be your authentic self.

They help you visualize your strengths and unique qualities. They help you honor your true essence.

Plus, quotes are an excellent way to love who you are – unconditionally!

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How to use quotes:

  • Meditate on them: Repeat the quote to yourself until you can feel its intention
  • Print them out and hang them up around your house in places like your bedroom, office, and living room
  • Write them out to reiterate their purpose and message

Without further ado, here are 50 fantastic quotes to be authentically you!

50 Quotes on How to Be Your Authentic Self

1. “There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

2. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – Will Durant

3. “Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.” – Shia LaBeouf

4. “If I had listened to the critics, I’d have died drunk in the gutter.” – Anton Chekhov

5. “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m will to bet on, it’s myself.” – Beyonce

6. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” – James A. Michener

7. “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

9. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton

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

11. “Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.” Anonymous

12. “When you show up authentic, you create the space for others to do the same. Walk in your truth.” – Anonymous

13. “To find yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates

14. “Don’t try to impress people. Always be yourself.” – Bella Thorne

15. “Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.” – Alan Cohen

16. “Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” – Eckhart Tolle

17. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis

18. “Do something uniques that only you and no one else in the world can do.” – Robert Barry

19. “It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” – Erma Bombeck

20. “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner

21. “What you should not do, I think, is worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends. You shouldn’t worry about prestige. Prestige is the opinion of the rest of the world.” – Paul Graham

22. “Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams

23. “Don’t be afraid to be a fool.” – Stephen Colbert

24. “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.” – Johnny Depp

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25. “Be true to yourself – and keep things simple. People complicate things.” – Jay Z

26. “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali

27. “Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

28. “I can be a better me than anyone can.” – Diana Ross

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

30. “We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.” – Andre Berthiaume

31. “We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” – May Sarton

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

33. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” Shannon L. Alder

34. “Our entire life… consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.” – Jean Anouilh

35. “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde

36. “When you truly don’t care what anyone thinks of you, you have reached a dangerously awesome level of freedom.” – Anonymous

37. “Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be.” Anonymous

38. “I’ve had enough of this life of waiting for someone’s permission.” – Frank Lee

39. “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” John Mason

40. “We are here not to make something of ourselves. We are here to Be ourselves.” – Michelle Cruz-Rosado

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

42. “When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” Jodi Picoult

43. “Be yourself. People don’t have to like you, and you don’t have to care.” – Anonymous

44. “No one is you and that is your power.” – Anonymous

45. “Originality is… a by-product of sincerity.” – Marianne Moore

46. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are.” – Mandy Hale

47. “By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” Edwin Elliott

48. “Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu

49. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.” – Sandra Bierig

50. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

Love Yourself Quotes

Incorporating self-love quotes into your everyday self-care routine is a fantastic way to be your authentic self.

They help you gain perspective, appreciate yourself, and honor who you truly are.

What is your favorite quote for being your authentic self?

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