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21 Quotes on Authenticity

Enjoy some quotes on authenticity.

"Authenticity" is all about being real.  Genuine, not an imitation.  Read on to learn more about what it is to be authentic.

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

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 closer you stay to emotional authenticity and people, character authenticity, the less you can go wrong. That's how I feel now, no matter what you're doing. - David O. Russell

There is a certain kind of respect for authenticity today that there wasn't back in the days when they did 'Cleopatra,' where everything looked like a giant motel. People want to have it be authentic in the look, and authentic in the way people behave. - John Milius

This above all:
To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

 - Hamlet, Shakespeare

Just be what you are and speak from your guts and heart - it's all a man has. - Hubert Humphrey

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Best keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

The authentic self is soul made visible. - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good. - Alan Cohen

To be nobody but myself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me somebody else-means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight, and never stop fighting. - e.e. cummings

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

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. - C.G. Jung

Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free. - Eckhart Tolle

No one man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
- Horace Mann

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
- Mother Theresa

No legacy is so rich as honesty. - Shakespeare

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. - Mark Twain

To find yourself, think for yourself. - Socrates

How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.What is true is invisible to the eye. It is only with the heart that one can see clearly.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. - Albert Schweitzer

Now go out there and be authentic.

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Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.M.H.C., is the author of Making the Grade with ADD and ADD and Your Money. 

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