Sayings and Quotes About Being Yourself

Be Yourself! Here are the greatest sayings and quotes we've found about being yourself, from the world's greatest thinkers. Check out this great advice from such truly inspiring people as Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Goethe, and from some folks with a lot of "street smarts" like Coco Chanel and even Janis Joplin.

Classic Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote About Being Yourself:

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Famous Saying About Being Yourself by Coco Chanel :

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone."
~ Coco Chanel
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Wise Quote About Being Yourself by Anne Morrow Lindbergh :

"The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere."
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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Life Isn't About Finding Yourself
Life Isn't About Finding Yourself Greeting Card
Happiness Is A Journey - Souza
Happiness Is A Journey - Souza Greeting Card
May The Sun - Apache Blessing
May The Sun - Apache Blessing Greeting Card
How Old Would You Be - Satchel Paige
How Old Would You Be - Satchel Paige Greeting Card
Good Friends Are Like Stars - Old Saying
Good Friends Are Like Stars - Old Saying Greeting Card
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Quote On Being Yourself by Julius Charles Hare :

"Be what you are.  This is the first step toward becoming better than you are."
~ Julius Charles Hare
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Coco Chanel Being Yourself Quote:

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
~ Coco Chanel
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Janis Joplin Saying About Being Yourself:

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."
~ Janis Joplin
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Classic Quote About Being Yourself from Buddha:

"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."
~ Buddha
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Quote on Being Yourself, especially when everyone else is joining the crowd, from Mark Twain:

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
~ Mark Twain
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Euripides Quotation about Being Yourself:

"There is just one life for each of us: our own."
~ Euripides
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Goethe Quotation on Being True to Yourself:

"All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own."
~ Goethe
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Classic John Mason Being Yourself Quote:

"You were born an original.  Don't die a copy."
~ John Mason
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