It may often feel easier to just go along with what everyone else is doing. In order not to stick your neck out. Don’t be different.
But that can also be a bad place.
Because it wears you down, because you’re afraid of what people might think or say if you show your true self.
And it can hinder you in your career or your love life because you turn into a somewhat boring and uncreative version of yourself. Slightly bickering with energy and joy.
In today’s post I want to share the best quotes.
To help you break out of your shell. Understanding how much being yourself can really help you.
And to help you live a happier, freer life.
And if you want some more positive and self-loving inspiration, check out this post with quotes about being proud of yourself and this one with gratitude quotes.
Inspirational to be different quotes
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how great you can be.”
“Two roads parted in a forest, and I — I took the less traveled one, and that made all the difference.”
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling, as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best path to success is to discover what you love and then find a way to love it offering to others in the form of service, working hard and also being guided by the energy of the universe.”
“A person who is really cool is a work of art. And remember, the original artworks cost exponentially more than imitations. Just take a look at the coolest people in history. They will always be part of the story because they are highly original individuals, not imitations.”
“So what? You’re a different person, so of course you look different. What are you ashamed of?”
“Being nobody but yourself in a world that is doing its best to make you everyone else is fighting the hardest fight a human being can ever fight and never stopping fighting.”
“If you are like everyone, you are nobody; but if you are different from everyone else, you are someone.”
Mehmet Murat Ildan
“Being different and thinking differently makes a person unforgettable. History does not remember oblivion. It honors the unique minority that the majority cannot forget.”
“Sometimes being different feels like being alone. But having said that, staying true to that and staying true to my standards and my way of doing things in my art and music, everything that made me feel very different… in the end it made me the happiest. “
“Be bold, be different, be impractical, be anything that enforces integrity of intent and imaginative vision against the safety players, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”
“Don’t be afraid to paint outside the lines. Take risks and don’t be afraid to fail. Know that when the world knocks you down, the best revenge is to get up and keep moving forward. Don’t be afraid to be different or to stand up for what is right. Never quiet your voice to make someone else feel comfortable.
Nobody remembers the person who goes with it. It’s the one that stands out that people can’t forget.”
Nancy Arroyo Ruffi
“There’s no such thing as a weird person, it’s just that some people need more understanding than others.”
“When you embrace your difference, your DNA, your looks, your heritage, your religion, or your unusual name, you begin to shine.”
Insightful difference quotes
“Love wouldn’t be necessary if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfections, from being different and always in need of forgiveness, encouragement and the missing half of ourselves that, as Greek myth tells us, we are looking for to complete us.”
“My advice to anyone who gets teased for being different or working toward a dream is to remember it’s never personal. Basically, these people don’t really like you. They’re going through difficult things in their own private lives right now.”
“If a man is not keeping pace with his companions, it may be because he hears a different drummer. Let him stride to the music he hears, measured or distant.”
Henry David Thoreau
“It’s really important to share the idea that being different can sometimes feel like a problem, but ultimately diversity is a strength?”
“People have a problem with my being different, but that drives me forward in life.”
Mary Louise Parker
“Basically, every human being knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary accident will such a wonderfully picturesque piece of Diversity in Unity as it is ever be put together a second time.”
“We are all different. We see things differently. The things I value and cherish may not be the things you value and cherish. Our beliefs can be contradictory. And while we agree on many things, take we see the world differently.”
“I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told I was different. And I felt out of place and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day I realized something – something I hope you all realise. Different is good. If someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.”
Motivational to be different quotes
“You are a miracle. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your dexterous fingers, the way you move. You can become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for everything.”
Henry David Thoreau
“I find that the very things I get criticized for, which are usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, are what make me successful.”
“The person who follows the crowd usually won’t go further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find themselves in places no one has ever seen before.”
“Ordinary people are products of their environment and adapt to them. Artists transcend their surroundings and stand out.”
“Whatever you do, be different – that was my mother’s advice and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you are different, you will stand out.”
“To be successful you have to be one of three bees; the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that doesn’t fit in.”
“Creative people have a hard time. There’s always something trapped in their noggins that longs to escape like a caged animal too free and wild to contain. Little does the world know that it will often scratch at the inner walls of the mind until it gets what it wants.”
“Kites fly high against the wind, not with it.”
“Stop apologizing! It’s okay if your ideas are different, your goals are big – don’t be afraid of what others will say. You are skillful, capable and talented – you deserve to be a leader and you are enough. Leaning in can be uncomfortable so don’t be afraid to take your place, sit back and kick your feet up.”
“So you’re a little weird? work on it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!”
“To be irreplaceable, you always have to be different.”
Short Being Different quotes
“When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only crazy person.”
“You have to find out what your own identity is and embrace it. Then you will feel free.”
“I think everyone has an easy feeling of being different, and I know it comes naturally to me.”
“A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit retains its own flavor.”
“Anyone who is different is bound to be lonely.”
“Forever cherish what makes you unique because you really are a yawn when it comes to it.”
“Normal isn’t something to strive for, it’s something to get away from.”
“You don’t have to apologize for who you are and what you want. You are just as valuable as anyone else here on this planet, and so are your thoughts and dreams.”
“Being different is not a bad thing. It means you are brave enough to be yourself.”
“When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as different. But I’m the same guy I’ve always been.”
“As we grow up as unique individuals, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.”
Robert H Schuller
“Be careful not to listen to anyone telling you what you can and can’t be in life.”
“The most incredible beauty and the most satisfying way of life come from affirming your own uniqueness.”
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Want even more inspiration? Check out this post for inspirational quotes on dealing with liars and dishonesty, and also this one on what to do when you don’t feel valued. Also, you might like this post with good vibes quotes if you need a boost of positive energy.