98+ Best Real Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Being your true, authentic self improves your life quality and relationships. It also helps you become a better person, entrepreneur, and leader. Being real requires that we pause and check in with ourselves before responding, so two key ingredients are being mindful and being kind. Famous being real quotes will inspire you be better person and give you the courage to live life on your terms.

If you’re searching for memorable quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of be nice quotes, quotes about being humble, and famous integrity quotes.

Being Real Quotes

Our true self is being who we are. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. – Shannon L. Alder

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

If you don’t my words, don’t listen. If you don’t my appearance, don’t look. If you don’t my actions, turn your head; It’s as simple as that.

Be who you are and say what you want, for those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true! – Robert Browning

Ride the energy of your own unique spirit. – Gabrielle Roth

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. – Oscar Wilde

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius

You were born an original. Don t die a copy. – John Mason

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

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. – David Carradine

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

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. – Allen Ginsberg

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. – Julius Charles Hare

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. – Harvey Fierstein

Learn to… be what you are and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. – Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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

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

Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for. – Oliver James

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. – Rumi

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

Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive. – Gerard Way

Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live. – Gianni Versace

Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own. – Angelina Jolie

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

I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be. – Dita Von Teese

Enlightenment is the key to everything, and it is the key to intimacy, because it is the goal of true authenticity. – Marianne Willliamson

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

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

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

Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion. – Deepak Chopra

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

Shine with all you have. When someone tries to blow you out, just take their oxygen and burn brighter. – Katelyn S. Irons

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

Authentic brands don’t emerge from marketing cubicles or advertising agencies. They emanate from everything the company does… – Howard Schultz

Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity. – Janet Louise Stepenson

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

If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. – Brene Brown

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

Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called perfection, which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of. – Dan Pearce

The secret to your purpose is to find what you feel is important, and not pursue what others would think is important. When you think highly of yourself, me thinking highly of you will never be enough! – Shannon L. Alder

Flattery does not encourage the perfect flow of love in the vein of your relationship. Be genuine and speak out what you feel for each other without hiding the painful truth. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Forget about being impressive and commit to being real. Because being real is impressive! – Jonathan Harnisch

If you can be anything, be real. – Nikki Rowe

When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears. – Philippe Halsman

Be the girl you want your daughter to be. Be the girl you want your son to date. Be classy, be smart, be real, but most importantly be nice. – Germany Kent

You shouldn’t have to pretend to be as excited as I am just to make me happy. If it comes to that, you shouldn’t have to pretend to be anything around me. Friends should be real with each other. – J.M. Richards

Wake up to realities! Real life is all about real things! – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

You will remain where you are…, until you change your mindset. – A. Steve Ifeoluwa

It’s okay to love something a little too much, as long as it’s real to you. – Gerard Way

I would rather wear honest tears than the most beautiful and elaborately faked smile. – Tyler Knott Gregson

But we have to learn to be free. We have to, Nell. Doesn’t mean happy all the time or okay all the time. It’s okay not to be okay. I told you that, but I’m relearning it myself. But not being okay doesn’t mean you stop living. – Jasinda Wilder

Some things are only real because they represent what we think. When we learn the truth and think it, the old reality is no longer real to us and loses its hold on us. The truth sets us free. – C. Terry Warner

The easiest way to gain someone’s trust is to deserve it. This should be pretty easy, assuming you’re just being you and being real. Minimal effort too. – Ashly Lorenzana

Real is better, the truth is better. Painful but better. – Cath Crowley

The difference between real life and a story is that life has significance, while a story must have meaning. The former is not always apparent, while the latter always has to be, before the end. – Vera Nazarian

Entertainment is temporary happiness, but the real happiness is permanent entertainment. – Amit Kalantri

It takes courage to become authentic. So many talk about the light but not enough speak the truth about the struggles it takes to get there and the tools to overcome it all. – Nikki Rowe

Real is hard to find, and sometimes harder to differentiate. Fakes is acceptable by many, because it takes a lot of strength and courage to be real and more to stay REAL. – Annelise Lords

What we have is often more important than what we will have simply because what we have is real! – Mehmet Murat Ildan

And just as you utter these words, I know with unshakable certainty that those few minutes when we walk hand in hand together are, even in a dream, more real and better than anything I’d ever known in life, and that I would be lying if I called what I’ve been doing all these years living. – André Aciman

I am kind of person who will love the real version of you no matter how bad and broken than accepting the perfect and polished but fake version of you. – Mahrukh

I was transformed the day my ego shattered, and all the superficial, material things that mattered to me before, suddenly ceased to matter. – Suzy Kassem

The sick constriction of the heart was undeniable; there was a melancholy truth in the fact that it was suffering which made me, I thought, at last real to myself. – Alfred Hayes

So much possibility lives within the beauty of your authenticity. Be real. – Scott Stabile

Eloquence. We need both what is pleasing and what is real, but that which pleases must itself be drawn from the true. – Blaise Pascal

Only a real man has the right to stand at the pinnacle. – James Clavell

You know it’s real when reality becomes a dream, the dream becomes real, and real feels unreal. – Evy Michaels

Tell people how it is, be real and be honest. If you see something wrong, make sure you speak up. Being this way will naturally eliminate the snakes and fakes. – John Maiorana

And sometimes, even if everything seems unreal a strange force will appear dragging you back the ‘so called’ real. – A.T. Danielle

Once your intentions are real and wise, helpful and positive, keep going forward. Never ever give up! – Israelmore Ayivor

If people don’t appreciate your Real self, it’s hard to be with them, but you only find True friends by Showing that self and trusting. – Jay Woodman

When you strip away all the layers one by one, not much remains to discover. You will never find real meaning among your selfish interests, feelings, and aspirations. The answers do not lie within you. – James C. Dobson

The Sieves of time filter out the fakes from the real. Don’t look back for them, they were filtered out for your refinement. – Wordions

Sadness is a part of life; Love is the heart of life; But facing pain and to come out strong is the real art of life. – Wrushank Sorte

When something serious happens in your life, something bad comes out of it but also something good. You get to see who is real. Who your true friends are, and who truly loves you. – Angie Karan

You need to be real enough to be believable, but you don’t necessarily have to be real enough to be real. There is a distinction. – Bradley Whitford

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. – Mahatma Gandhi

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. – Andre Gide

In a world where authenticity and integrity are desperately needed, being true to yourself can have some amazing benefits.

Unconditional love says, ‘I’m going to love because I am a lover, not because you are lovable.’ – Abraham Hicks

The only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. – Tony Robbins

When we love more than we’ll ever get back, all we’ll know is love. – Jennifer Williamson

When our minds move in harmony with love through forgiveness or prayer or the simplest tender thought then mountains move and the universe shifts. – Marianne Williamson

The greatest single cause of poor self-image is the absence of unconditional love. – Zig Ziglar

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally without expecting anything in return. – Madonna

The only way love can last a lifetime is if it is unconditional. – Stephen Kendrick

If it’s not making you better, it isn’t love. True love makes you more of who you are, not less. – Mandy Hale

People grow when they are loved well. If you want to help others heal, love them without an agenda. – Mike McHargue

Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered. – Wes Angelozzi

To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.

Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negations, we are indeed in Heaven. – Rumi

Do not chase love, Choose love. Do not need love, Share love. Do not fear love, Embrace love. Do not seek love, Become love. – Creig Crippen

I can say with great certainty and absolute honesty that I did not know what love was until I knew what love was not. – P.T. Berkey

My faith for a better future is in the people who are turning the idea of unconditional love into a way of life. – Yung Pueblo

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