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Quotations About Being Yourself

Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
Samuel Johnson
The Rambler, 1750


Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde
De Profundis, 1905


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


If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine


Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
Homer


"Be yourself" is about the worst advice you can give some people.
Tom Masson


He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
Raymond Hull


I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.
Shirley MacLaine


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
James Matthew Barrie


Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein


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