Be oneself  

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Everybody is a star
I can feel it when you shine on me
I love you for who you are
Not the one you feel you need to be

--"Everybody Is a Star" (1969) by Sylvester Stewart


"This above all: to thine own self be true"--Polonius in William Shakespeare's Hamlet (Act 1, scene 3):

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  1. To behave or act naturally, without regard to how this behavior is perceived by others.
  2. To function physically and mentally as one normally does.

Usage notes

  • This is most commonly used in the imperative, as advice.
  • Often used in the negative: "he's not himself today".

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