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A collection of best yourself quotes and sayings including personal, beautiful, and positive quotes.

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.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

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 reform (or pause and reflect).

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).

Mark Twain
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...

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...

Dr. Seuss
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.

Albert Einstein
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

William Shakespeare
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.

William Shakespeare
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Aristotle
It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.

It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.

Suzanne Collins
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

George Bernard Shaw
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

Robert Frost
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.

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.

Rumi
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

Mark Twain
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.

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.

E. E. Cummings
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.

You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.

Marilyn Monroe
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock

Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.

Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.

Joss Whedon
Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

Pablo Neruda
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.

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.

August Wilson
Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.

Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.

Haruki Murakami
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

Virginia Woolf
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

Gautama Buddha
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

Rita Mae Brown
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.

Lois McMaster Bujold
Don't compromise yourself - you're all you have.

Don't compromise yourself - you're all you have.

John Grisham
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.

Ayn Rand
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.

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.

C. S. Lewis
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

Ernest Hemingway
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Jim Morrison
No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.

No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

Marcus Aurelius
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.

Harvey Fierstein
The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.

The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.

Albert Einstein
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol
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.

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.

Hermann Hesse
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

Mark Twain
Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.

Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.

Judy Garland
Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.

Toni Morrison
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

George Sand
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.

There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.

Raymond Chandler
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.

Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.

James Joyce
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.

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.

Jordan Belfort
If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

George Orwell
The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

Mark Twain
Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.

Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.

Henry David Thoreau
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

Dr. Seuss
You are what you believe yourself to be.

You are what you believe yourself to be.

Paulo Coelho
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.

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.

Margaret Atwood
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.

Rumi
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.

Rumi
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?

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?

C. S. Lewis
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.

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.

Neil Gaiman
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
Live for others, and you will live again.

Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.

Bob Marley
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.

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.

Derek Walcott
Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.

Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.

C. S. Lewis
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.

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.

Henry David Thoreau
Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.

Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.

Brian Tracy
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.

C. S. Lewis
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.

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.

Tennessee Williams
Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.

Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.

Adolf Hitler
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

Thich Nhat Hanh
To find yourself, think for yourself.

To find yourself, think for yourself.

Socrates
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.

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.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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.

Steven Spielberg
Contradict yourself. In order to live, you must remain broken up.

Contradict yourself. In order to live, you must remain broken up.

Wyndham Lewis

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.

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.

William Faulkner
Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.

Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.

Alan Moore
Judge not unless you judge yourself

Judge not unless you judge yourself

Bob Marley
I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.

I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.

Oscar Wilde
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.

You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.

Ernest Hemingway
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.

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.

David Byrne

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.

Amy Sedaris
The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.

The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.

Plato
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.

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.

Madonna
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.

Eleanor Roosevelt
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.

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.

Anderson Cooper
One of the gratuities about being a director is that you can volunteer yourself out of difficult details.

One of the gratuities about being a director is that you can volunteer yourself out of difficult details.

Steven Spielberg
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.

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.

Edgar Degas
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.

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.

Karl Lagerfeld
Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.

Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.

Antonin Artaud
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??

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??

Marilyn Monroe
The story that you tell yourself is exactly what holds you back from being successful.

The story that you tell yourself is exactly what holds you back from being successful.

Jordan Belfort
Dare to think for yourself.

Dare to think for yourself.

Voltaire
Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.

Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.

Rumi
You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame;
how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?

You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?

Friedrich Nietzsche
Canada is a balloon-puncturing country. You are not really allowed to be an icon unless you also make an idiot of yourself.

Canada is a balloon-puncturing country. You are not really allowed to be an icon unless you also make an idiot of yourself.

Margaret Atwood
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.

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.

Haruki Murakami
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.

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.

Steven Spielberg
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?

Rumi
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

Jim Morrison
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.

When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.

Bob Marley
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.

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.

Henry David Thoreau
Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

Confucius
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela
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.

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.

Roseanne Barr