Quotes and Sayings

30 Being Real and Live Authentic Quotes and Sayings

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.

These quotes about being authentic will help you gain insight on how people like you and me can indeed lead an authentic life, however frightening or difficult it may sound.

Don’t just limit yourself in just reading these authentic self quotes. Take inspiration and start living for real.

If you read some of the be authentic quotes in-depth, you will know how difficult it is to overcome this social conditioning that plagues us so deeply within.

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 the society? 

If you are really honest 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. 

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.
– Epictetus

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.
– Brené 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.
– Anonymous

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

I hope you found our collection of authentic quotes 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?

Let us know in the comments!

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