How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves
to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
It takes courage to grow up
and become who you really are.
Let the world know you as you are,
not as you think you should be,
because sooner or later, if you are posing,
you will forget the pose, and then where are you?