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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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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...

Dr. Seuss

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.

George Bernard Shaw

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.

William Shakespeare

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.

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.

Gustave Flaubert

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.

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.


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.

E. E. Cummings

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.

Maya Angelou

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

Benjamin Spock

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.

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.

August Wilson

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.

Virginia Woolf

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.

Rita Mae Brown

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.

John Grisham

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

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.

Harvey Fierstein

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.

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.

Hermann Hesse

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.

Judy Garland

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.

George Sand

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.

Raymond Chandler

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.

Jordan Belfort

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.

Mark Twain

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.

Dr. Seuss

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.

Margaret Atwood

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.


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.

Neil Gaiman

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.

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.

Derek Walcott

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.

Henry David Thoreau

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.

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.

Tennessee Williams

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.


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.

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.

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.

Alan Moore

Judge not unless you judge yourself

Bob Marley

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

Adolf Hitler

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Anderson Cooper

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.

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.

Karl Lagerfeld

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??

Marilyn Monroe

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

Jordan Belfort

Dare to think for yourself.


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?

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.

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.

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.

Steven Spielberg

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

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.

Henry David Thoreau

Respect yourself and others will respect you.


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

Oprah Winfrey

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.

Roseanne Barr

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

It is easier to live life through someone else than to become complete yourself.

Betty Friedan