Insightful Yourself Quotes That Will Stop You From People Pleasing
In a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, the struggle to determine your own identity and be yourself is real. Isn’t it true that you have been through moments when you wake up determined to accomplish your dreams, the goals that you have set, the way you want to shape your life, yet you give in and find yourself giving in to the society pressures and personal anxieties? It is easy, convenient and less tiring to succumb to the opinions, thoughts, viewpoints, pressures, expectations, values and ideas that your kith and kin or society drives you to. However, it is very difficult to face your fears and be yourself. Many celebrities, influential personalities, philosophers, business personalities, motivational speakers and leaders have shared their opinions, thoughts and experiences on their struggles to find their true calling. Following is a compilation of quotable quotes and sayings that will drive you to be yourself. Read through the famous, popular, inspiring and motivating quotes and thoughts on being yourself that will give you courage to love yourself and build your future.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.
E. E. Cummings
To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.
Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection
Rita Mae Brown
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
Don't compromise yourself - you're all you have.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
C. S. Lewis
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.
The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.
Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.
If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.
The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.
Henry David Thoreau
Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
If you're put on a pedestal, you're supposed to behave yourself like a pedestal type of person. Pedestals actually have a limited circumference. Not much room to move around.
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
C. S. Lewis
I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?
It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
Live for others, and you will live again.
The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome.
C. S. Lewis
Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.
Henry David Thoreau
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.
C. S. Lewis
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.
Thich Nhat Hanh
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it's you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.
Contradict yourself. In order to live, you must remain broken up.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.
I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
I use a stream-of-consciousness approach; if you don't censor yourself, you end up with what you're most concerned about, but you haven't filtered it through your conscious mind. Then you craft it.
Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.
When people tell me they are going to go scrapbooking, I say, 'Why don't you make it yourself.' It's like chocolate-chip cookies. People buy the cookie-dough roll and slice it, and then they lay it on a cookie sheet. That's not making chocolate-chip cookies.
The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.
One of the gratuities about being a director is that you can volunteer yourself out of difficult details.
You must aim high, not in what you are going to do at some future date, but in what you are going to make yourself do to-day. Otherwise, working is just a waste of time.
Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.
Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will??
The story that you tell yourself is exactly what holds you back from being successful.
Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.
You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame;
how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?
Canada is a balloon-puncturing country. You are not really allowed to be an icon unless you also make an idiot of yourself.
As time goes on, you'll understand. What lasts, lasts; what doesn't, doesn't. Time solves most things. And what time can't solve, you have to solve yourself.
You can't intellectually purge yourself of who you are. Whatever that is, it's going to come out in the wash, the film wash. What you are is going to be relevant, if not to yourself, to the movies you make.
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Henry David Thoreau
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
I'm enjoying my life, post-menopause, so much. It's just so great to grow into yourself, and not be bothered with all that tyranny of biology.
It is easier to live life through someone else than to become complete yourself.
If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.