Be Yourself Quotes - Quotes About Being Yourself

Be Yourself! Here are the greatest quotes we've found about being yourself, and being true to yourself, from the world's greatest thinkers. Check out this great advice from such truly inspiring people as Mark Twain and Goethe, and from some folks with a lot of "street smarts" like Judy Garland and Dr. Seuss.

Classic Judy Garland Be Yourself Quote:

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
~ Judy Garland
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Famous Discovering Yourself Quote by Mark Twain:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
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Finding Yourself Quote from an Unknown Source:

"Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul."
~ Unknown
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Quote About Finding Yourself at Any Age by Robert Brault:

"It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had."
~ Robert Brault
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Buddha Quote On Finding Yourself:

"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."
~ Buddha
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Robert Brault Poem About Finding Yourself:

"Try to discover
The road to success
And you'll seek but never find,
But blaze your own path
And the road to success
Will trail right behind."
~ Robert Brault
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Classic Be Yourself Quote from Johann von Goethe:

" If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. "
~ Johann von Goethe
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Quote about the Difficulty of Being Yourself, from e.e. cummings:

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
~ e.e. cummings
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Raymond Hull Quote on the Cost of Not Being Yourself:

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."
~ Raymond Hull
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Shirley MacLaine Quotation on the Joy of Being Yourself:

"I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part."
~ Shirley MacLaine
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Classic Confucius Saying on Being Yourself:

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
~ Confucius
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Funny and True Be Yourself Quote (our favorite) from Dr. Seuss:

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
~ Dr. Seuss  
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Insightful Quote About Being and Accepting Yourself:

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
~ Anna Quindlen
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