15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

There’s something special about a person who knows—and shows—how unique they are. Whether it’s an eccentric sense of style or a mind full of unusual ideas that challenge the norm, they don’t hold back. You can see their confidence from across the room, and it’s an aura we should all aspire to radiate.

So without caring what other people think, start telling your story the way it was meant to be told. Embrace all your distinctive quirks, and don’t forget that your opinion of yourself is what matters most.

Related: 8 Tips for Being Authentic

These 15 inspiring quotes will help you stay true.

1. Be yourself.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Embrace yourself.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” —Oscar Wilde

3. You are more than you think you are.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” —Rita Mae Brown

4. Find your quirks.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“Where’s your will to be weird?” —Jim Morrison

5. Don’t be someone else.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

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

6. Your opinion of yourself is what matters most.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” —Beyoncé

7. Unchain yourself.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” —Lao Tzu

8. Challenge the norm.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” —Bertrand Russell

9. Embrace being weird.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” —Johnny Depp

10. Outshine the world.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

Follow your own star!” —Dante Alighieri

11. Be your own kind of beautiful.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” —Coco Chanel

12. Don’t worry about what others think.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

13. Own your story.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” —Brené Brown

14. There is no wrong way.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

“Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.” —Angelina Jolie

15. Who you are is all that matters.

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” —Dolly Parton

Related: Are You an Original?

This article was originally written in January 2017 and has been updated. 
Photo by bea.revay/Twenty20

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4 Comments

  1. aditya mistry on November 16, 2019 at 6:46 am

    सबसे दुखद बात जिसकी मैं कल्पना कर सकता हूं वह है विलासिता की आदत। हँसी टॉनिक है, राहत है, दर्द के लिए अधिवास है।
    हम सोचते बहुत अधिक हैं और महसूस बहुत कम करते हैं। वह अच्छा व्यक्ति है, लेकिन वह जीवन बहुत दर्दनाक है और उसका चेहरा इतना खुश और नैतिक हमेशा खुश और हँसी है

  2. MUYIWA on November 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm

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  3. Olufranca on November 25, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    What a quote

  4. Supriyatno Dipo on November 30, 2019 at 9:42 pm

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