Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
This above all; to thine own self be true.
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
Drink deeply from good books.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.