Quotations About Being Yourself
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
The Rambler, 1750
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
De Profundis, 1905
I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
James Matthew Barrie
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.