If You’re Trying To Fit In, You Need To Hear These 20 Quotes

“It's weird not to be weird.”

John Lennon

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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”

Bernard M. Baruch

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

Dr. Seuss

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.”

Thomas Merton, The Way of Chuang Tzu

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.”

Lillian Hellman

"Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others…”

Timothy Leary

"You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too."

Anaïs Nin

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

Maya Angelou

“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”

Carl Gustav Jung

“But it was okay not to fit in everywhere, as long as you did somewhere.”

Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”

Rita Mae Brown

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”

Shannon L. Alder

“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice."

Albert Einstein

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

John F. Kennedy

“There are no norms. All people are exceptions to a rule that doesn’t exist.”

Fernando Pessoa

“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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