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43 Inspirational Quotes to Encourage Being Your Authentic Self!

Authenticity is a healing life principle that allows you to stand in (walk the walk, talk the talk), stand for (expressing what you want) and go after (take conscious committed steps) only for those things that are a representation of who you truly are, and believe yourself to be moment by moment. You can only know yourself, when you have the courage to see, be and accept yourself.

Enjoy the following list of quotes compiled by

Choose one quote that resonates with you and allow it to guide your week as you commit to being authentic always! “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let out true selves be seen.” Brene Brown “Authenticity starts in the heart.” Brian D’Angelo “Authenticity over everything.” Anonymous “If you’re your authentic self, you have no competition.” Anonymous

“Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.” Anonymous “Honesty and authenticity are a big deal for me.” Scarlett Thomas “Authenticity: The courage to be yourself.” Anonymous

“Be fearlessly authentic.” Anonymous “Authenticity is magnetic.” Anonymous “Authenticity is more important.” Anonymous “Less perfection. More authenticity.” Anonymous

“Don’t talk about it, be about it.” Anonymous “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” Coco Chanel “Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.” Janet Louise Stephenson “I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.” Dita Von Teese “Authenticity is your most precious commodity as a leader.” Marcus Buckingham “You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.” Amy Poehler

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” Friedrich Nietzsche “To become conscious and aware, we must become authentic. Authenticity is the highest form of being.” Teal Swan “We are constantly invited to be who we are.” Henry David Thoreau “Living from a place of authenticity is difficult because those living in distortion see you as a threat to their delusion and some are so attached to that delusion that they will behave in erratic ways to defend their ego’s projection of wounding.” Suzanne Wagner “Aspire to be authentic.” Yann Martel “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” E.E. Cummings

“When you are authentic, you create a certain energy, people want to be around you because you are unique.” Andie MacDowell “Accept no one’s definition of your life, define yourself.” Anonymous “Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” Eckhart Tolle “To become authentic we require a thirst for freedom.” Don Mateo Sol “I choose to be authentic in everything I do.” India Arie “Have the courage to be who you want to be, in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.” ATGW “Authenticity is about being true to who you are.” Michael Jordan “As I began to love myself. I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living my own truth. Today I know this is authenticity.” Charlie Chaplin

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” William James “Uncover your true self.” Anonymous ” Authenticity is more than speaking; Authenticity is also about doing. Every decision we make says something about who we are.” Simon Sinek “When you show up authentic, you create the space for others to do the same. Walk in your truth.” Anonymous “Stay true to your brand and true to your voice and audiences will respond to that authenticity with enthusiasm and passion.” Kevin Spacey “The quality of your life is directly related to the authenticity of the dreams you choose to follow.” Anonymous “Authenticity is at the heart of success.” Anonymous “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde “Being sincere and true to yourself defines your authenticity.” Arsenio V Manalo Jr “Own who you are.” Anonymous “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

“We have to dare to be ourselves.” May Sarton