To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.
When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.