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Quotes about Being True to Yourself

May you find great value in the wisdom of these True to Yourself quotes.

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

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The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

 

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Fortify yourself with contentment,
for it is an impregnable fortress. -
- Epictetus

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every day is the perfect day to ask yourself
questions about your life goals,
and how you plan to address those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.
You must set yourself on fire.
- Reggie Leach

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

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Remember that nurturing yourself is as important
(if not more so) as nurturing others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Take charge of your life!
You are responsible to yourself - not to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

A sin is anything you do which goes against yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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