90 Quotes To Help You Live Life As Your Authentic Self

If you are looking to lessen your everyday stresses, one thing you need to get checked off your list is Authenticity. Being authentic is the ability to be yourself in ideally all situations. This lessens the pressure of having to put up a fake façade and keeping up appearances at home, at work, and with your loved ones. 

Admittedly, the resolve to be your authentic self in your everyday life is not easy. There is always the fear of rejection. If you are hesitant to reveal the true You, read these beautiful authenticity quotes. They might just give you the motivation you need.

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Authenticity starts in the heart. – Brian D’Angelo

To find yourself, think for yourself. – Socrates

We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. – Barbara De Angelis

The core to authenticity is the courage to be imperfect, vulnerable, and to set boundaries.

When you are authentic, you create a certain energy, people want to be around you because you are unique. – Andie MacDowell

The accusation that we’ve lost our soul resonates with a very modern concern about authenticity. – Patricia Hewitt

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What it means to be authentic:
– to be more concerned with truth than opinions
– to be sincere and not pretend
– to be free from hypocrisy: “”walk your talk””
– to know who you are and to be that person
– to not fear others seeing your vulnerabilities
– being confident to walk away from situations where you can’t be yourself
– being awake to your own feelings
– being free from others’ opinions of you
– accepting and loving yourself
Sue Fitzmaurice

A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others. – Chin-Ning Chu

Young people are craving something real, craving authenticity. – Elaine Welteroth

Don’t worry about what’s cool and what’s not cool. Authenticity is what’s cool. – Zac Posen

We are not here to fit in, be well balanced, or provide exempla for others. We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being. As the gods intended, we are here to become more and more ourselves. – James Hollis, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. – Irving Wallace


Authenticity: the courage to be yourself.

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you. – Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are — without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are. – Debbie Ford

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. – Brené Brown

Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like saying sorry for being real. – Lil Wayne

The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity, and accountability. – Simon Mainwaring

Don’t trade your Authenticity for Approval.

Being yourself is all it takes. If you want to impress someone don’t be someone else just be yourself. – Selena Gomez

Be yourself. Authenticity trumps cool every time. – Craig Groeschel

Authenticity is more than speaking; Authenticity is also about doing. Every decision we make says something about who we are. – Simon Sinek

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something. – Meredith Monk

To be nobody but myself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me somebody else-means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight, and never stop fighting. – E. E. Cummings

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Do your thing and don’t care if they like it. – Tina Fey

Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. – Bruce Lee

If you think dealing with issues like worthiness and authenticity and vulnerability are not worthwhile because there are more pressing issues, like the bottom line or attendance or standardized test scores, you are sadly, sadly mistaken. It underpins everything. – Brené Brown

Some people are real. Some people are good. Some people are fake, and some people are real good at being fake.

Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust. – Lance Secretan

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Authenticity is about being true to who you are, even when everyone around you wants you to be someone else. – Michael Jordan

Pretentiousness repels but authenticity attracts, and vulnerability is the pathway to intimacy. – Rick Warren, ‘The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For?’

Authenticity, living your truth, kindness – these are necessary virtues. – Merle Dandridge

I know of nothing more valuable, when it comes to the all-important virtue of authenticity, than simply being who you are. – Charles R. Swindoll

Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free. – Eckhart Tolle

There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure. – Roy T. Bennet

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Authenticity is absolutely the key to a great tweet. – Dick Costolo

I’m not perfect, but I’m always myself.

We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead. – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs.

Authenticity is everything! You have to wake up every day and look in the mirror, and you want to be proud of the person who’s looking back at you. And you can only do that if you’re being honest with yourself and being a person of high character. You have an opportunity every single day to write that story of your life. – Aaron Rodgers

The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity. – Tony Robbins

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You attract the right thing when you have a sense of who you are. – Amy Poehler

When emerging from humble beginnings, those around you tend to underestimate your authenticity because they knew you before you were ‘somebody’. – Criss Jami, Killosophy

I think teens trust each other’s opinions about products because of the quality of authenticity that they think their friend’s recommendation has. – Alissa Quart

Don’t worry about being good. Aspire to be authentic. – Yann Martel

I can be a better me than anyone can. – Diana Ross

Truth is a point of view, but authenticity can’t be faked. – Peter Guber

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The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. – C.G. Jung

Authenticity can’t be replicated or faked. You’re either real or you’re not. – Bibi Bourelly

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is authenticity. – Charlie Chaplin, ‘As I Began To Love

Live authentically. Why would you continue to compromise something that’s beautiful to create something that is fake? – Steve Maraboli

Authenticity is your most precious commodity as a leader. – Marcus Buckingham

Best keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you see the world. – George Bernard Shaw

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If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy. – Shannon L. Alder

Keep calm and be real.

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better. – Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

But above all, in order to be, never try to seem. – Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1935-1951

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. – W. H. Auden

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality. – Shannon L. Alder

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Being honest may not get you many friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones. – John Lennon

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. – Mother Theresa

Be yourself, not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be. – Henry David Thoreau

We are constantly invited to be who we are. – Henry David Thoreau

Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world. – Anthon St. Maarten

You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in. – Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

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The most common form of despair is not being who you are. – Soren Kierkegaard, ‘Sickness Unto Death’, 1849

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

Find the courage to be authentic. Not everyone will like you but no one can if they don’t get a chance to know you.

Stay true to your brand and true to your voice and audiences will respond to that authenticity with enthusiasm and passion. – Kevin Spacey

To become authentic we require a thirst for freedom. – Don Mateo Sol

Soul is about authenticity. Soul is about finding the things in your life that are real and pure. – John Legend

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As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is authenticity. – Charlie Chaplin, ‘As I Began To Love Myself’

To become conscious and aware, we must become authentic. Authenticity is the highest form of being. – Teal Swan

No one man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good. – Alan Cohen

Friends are like boobs. Some are big, some are small. Some are real and some are fake.

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton


You will recognize your own path when you come up on it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.

If you don’t know who you truly are, you’ll never know what you really want. – Roy T. Bennett

Be yourself, everyone else is taken. – Oscar Wilde

Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure. – Roy T. Bennett

Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am. I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to the expectations of others and explored the new horizons of what it means to be truly and completely me, in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity. – Anthon St. Maarten

I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier. – Oprah Winfrey


I am not going to apologize for my fire; I wasn’t born to be sugar and spice, silence and servitude. No one gets to decide when I’m too much. No one gets to dictate my volume, my passion, or my heart.

The closer you stay to emotional authenticity and people, character authenticity, the less you can go wrong. – David O. Russell

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. – Coco Chanel

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Be fearlessly authentic. Bravely be you.

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. – Leo Buscaglia

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