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47 Quotes That Inspire You To BE YOURSELF

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I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. Coco Chanel
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Mahatma Gandhi
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself. Rita Mae Brown
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else. Judy Garland
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. Friedrich Nietzsche
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.
Kurt Cobain
Where’s your will to be weird?
Jim Morrison
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe
Just be yourself, there is no one better.
Taylor Swift
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Dolly Parton
If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? RuPaul
They can’t scare me, if I scare them first.
Lady Gaga
I admire anyone with their own sense of personal style. Nicole Richie
Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.
Quentin Crisp
The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.
Georg Simmel
In the age of the individual’s liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.
Theodor Adorno
It was not always easy because I was always an individual and found it difficult to be one of a group.
Sharon Stone
Being yourself is one of the hardest things because it’s scary. You always wonder whether you’ll be accepted for who you really are. I decided to call my record ‘Inside Out’ because that’s my motto about life. I don’t think you ever succeed at trying to be anyone else but who you truly are.
Emmy Rossum
Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.
Gianni Versace
I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.
Bobby Brown
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
La Rouchefoucauld
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Steve Jobs
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
Imitation is suicide. Ralph Waldo Emerson
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.
Balzac
Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are. Beyoncé
I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. Jimi Hendrix
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
Lao Tzu
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Bertrand Russell
When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Picasso
With confidence, you have won before you have started.
Marcus Garvey
I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be? Goldie Hawn
Follow your own star! Dante Alighieri
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I’m against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. Robert Frost
I’m the pink sheep in the family. Alexander McQueen
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. Bono
I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. Johnny Depp
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. Albert Einstein
Taking into account the public’s regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in.
Janeane Garofalo
Conformity is that jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. JFK
Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own. Angelina Jolie
Believe in your flyness, conquer your shyness.
Kanye West
No fucks given. The Internet
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