As inviting the word authentic is, it takes a lot of courage and self wisdom to live an authentic life.
Look at the world around you; it is influencing you and attracting you to be somebody else. Look at the advertisement; they motivate you to buy something you don’t need as such.
To be self-aware and know the exact difference between what I really want and what I really don’t need is the first step towards living an authentic life.
Let these authentic quotes and sayings help you gain insight into how people can indeed lead an authentic life, however frightening or difficult it may sound.
Don’t just limit yourself to just reading these authentic self quotes. Take inspiration and start living for real.
If you read some of the authentic quotes in-depth, you will know how difficult it is to overcome this social conditioning that plagues us so deeply.
We consider saying, this is my thought, my beliefs, my values, etc., and term it as one’s own personality. Just pause and ask, is it really mine, or have I borrowed from society?
If you are sincere in asking this question, the answer will open your eyes. 99% of who we consider ourselves to be, comes from the society we are born and brought up in.
Let our collection of authentic living quotes reminds you to look inside and listen to your heart for the very first time.
30 Best Being Authentic Quotes and Sayings
You can’t try to be authentic. You either are or you aren’t.
– Oscar Isaac
Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.
– Janet Louise Stephenson
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
– May Sarton
Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.
The struggle to excavate your true, authentic self from beneath the mountain of conditioning and ridiculous expectation is the epic struggle of your lifetime.
– Bryant McGill
Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
– Coco Chanel
When you are authentic, you create a certain energy, people want to be around you because you are unique.
– Andie MacDowell
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
– Carl Jung
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
– Ben Okri
Authenticity is more than speaking; Authenticity is also about doing. Every decision we make says something about who we are.
– Simon Sinek
This above all; to thine own self be true.
– William Shakespeare
Be sure that you put your feet at the right place, then stand firm.
– Abraham Lincoln
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
The authentic self is soul made visible.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach
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 our true selves be seen.
– Brene Brown
Be yourself. The world worships an original.
– Ingrid Bergman
The most important thing is what you already do. It’s being authentic. It’s being curious, trying to discover gifts.
– Tony Robbins
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
– Janis Joplin
Authenticity is at the heart of success.
Authenticity is about being true to who you are.
– Michael Jordan
Authentic power is the real deal. You can’t inherit it, buy it, or win it. You also can’t lose it. You don’t need to build your body, reputation, wealth, or charisma to get it.
– Gary Zukav
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
– Theodore Roosevelt
We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.
– Roy T. Bennett
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
– Bernard Baruch
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
Everything we see is but a mirror of what we are.
– Gerald G Jampolsky
Being your authentic self is the ultimate secret to happiness in life!
– Sheri Fink
Just be your authentic self because there’s nothing sexier or more beautiful than that.
– Carol Leifer
Don’t be afraid of being unique. It’s like being afraid of your best self.
– Donald Trump
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
We hope you found our authentic quotes collection inspiring, motivating, and filled you with newfound wisdom.
Share it with your loved ones and social circle and let them know a famous Carl Jung quote, ‘Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.’
Also, which authentic quotes are your favorite?
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