"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
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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