8 Reasons to Be YourselfSome of my favorite quotes on why it’s best to be yourself …

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

I should love to satisfy all, if I possibly can;
but in trying to satisfy all, I may be able to satisfy none …
the best course is to satisfy one’s own conscience and leave
the world to form its own judgment, favorable or otherwise.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
~ Joseph Campbell

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best,
night and day to make you everybody else –
means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight;
and never stop fighting.
~ e.e. cummings

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying
Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

In the presence of some people we inevitably depart
From ourselves: we are inaccurate, we say things we do not feel,
And talk nonsense. When we get home we are conscious that we
Have made fools of ourselves. Never go near these people.
~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves?
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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Originally published on Sanity Break at EverydayHealth.com

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Mar 2014
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APA Reference
Borchard, T. (2013). Great Quotes: 8 Reasons to Be Yourself. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 23, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/12/15/great-quotes-8-reasons-to-be-yourself/

 

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