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Top 20 Be Yourself Quotes (to Embrace the Skin You’re In!)

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The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. These top 20 be yourself quotes will help remind you of your self-worth and encourage you to embrace yourself for exactly who you are – flaws, quirks, and all.

It’s time to be unapologetically YOU!!

We are constantly told who we should be, how we should feel, what we should do, and where our limits are… but it is up to us to decide the path we want to walk in our own lives.

Here are the best quotes of all time on how to be yourself!

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An Oscar Wilde be yourself quote for Instagram

20 Be Yourself Quotes

1. Embrace who you are

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

– Oscar Wilde

2. You are beautiful as you are

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

– Coco Chanel

3. Stop comparing yourself to others

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

– Lao Tzu

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4. Don’t worry about what people think of you

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

– Bernard M. Baruch

5. Be yourself completely

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. You are you

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

– Dr. Seuss

7. Don’t try to be someone else

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

– Steve Jobs

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A Steve Jobs quote about how to be yourself

8. Be brave enough to be yourself

Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.

– Luna Lovegood

9. Have faith in who you are

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

– Bruce Lee

10. Your life belongs to you alone

You only have one life to live. Make sure it’s yours.

– Eleanor Brown

11. Inspire change

Change the world by being yourself.

– Amy Poehler

12. Be anything you want

In a world where you can be anything, be yourself.

– Etta Turner

3. Live a life of purpose

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”

– Dolly Parton

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Be yourself Instagram quote from Dolly Parton

14. Be the best version of yourself

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

– Judy Garland

15. You are worthy

Be yourself because an original is worth more than just a copy.

– Suzy Kassem

16. You are perfect

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

– St Francis de Sales

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17. Allow yourself to be

Amid a world of noisy, shallow actors it is noble to stand aside and say, ‘I will simply be.

– Henry David Thoreau

18. Shine bright

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.

– Roy T. Bennett

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19. Let love guide you

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

– Rumi

 20. Ignore the haters

Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.

– Lady Gaga

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