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A collection of quotes to help you stop comparing yourself to others

Looking for a collection of quotes to help you stop comparing yourself with others. Why do people waste time and energy comparing themselves to others anyway?

A huge drain of your time is in comparing yourself to others. How much time is spent scrolling through social media and thinking how nice they seem to have it and why is my life nothing like that? You are comparing yourself to unrealistic people. Not even they live like this, their ordinary lives are nothing like their photos, selfies or reels. 

By comparing yourself to this you will lose each and every time. 

Instead of wasting time scrolling maybe it is time to stop and focus that time and energy on yourself. Trying to find that happy life, the simple life can be in all of our reach. We just need to listen to ourselves and find out what we really want to achieve in our own lives. 

Understanding what makes our heart sing, what sparks joy for us is completely different to other people and that is ok. We are all unique in our own way and that can be celebrated. 

Looking for some quotes to inspire you to stop and redirect your energy to your own life then check out the list below. 

Read through the list and see which ones jump out to you, which one makes you stop and think yes! 

If one or two of them help you start to see the positive in your own life and remove the negative comparisons then that is a win. 

Check out the post here and read more about comparing yourself to others.

Quotes to help you stop comparing yourself to others

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde


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


“Comparison is the root cause of all evil. Why compare when no two people are alike?” – Haresh Sippy


“You don’t become a saint by comparing yourself to a sinner.” – Mark Hart


“Now one sure way to chase away your own fulfilment is to compare yourself to others” – Ali Binazir


“Don’t compare yourself to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.” – Regina Brett


“The more you focus on yourself, the better you become.” – Doe Zantamata


“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer


“Just look at yourself in the mirror and focus on what you need to do to get better.” – Choo Freeman


“Don’t focus on the competition, focus on ways to make yourself better.” – Hopal Green


“Let people do what they need to do to make them happy. Mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.” – Leon Brown


Just be yourself

“Confidence is about knowing, and loving yourself enough to not compare yourself to others.” – Steven Aitchison


“Don’t compare yourself to other MOMS … We are all just winging it, just some hide it better than others.” – Tanya Masse


“Comparing yourself does more damage than any other self-destructive habit. ” – Sarvesh Jain


“I learned long ago to focus on things you can control and don’t even pay attention to things you don’t.” – Bryan Cranston


“Real change will come when you focus on yourself.” – Ritu Ghatourey


To compare yourself to others is to forget the uniqueness of your own journey


“Don’t compare yourself to others, only to the person you were yesterday.” – Karina Halle


“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.” – Eric Thomas


“Trying to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” – Marilyn Monroe


“Other people’s lives seem better than yours because you’re comparing their director’s cuts with your behind the scenes.” – Evan Rauch


Quotes to inspire you to focus on yourself

It is time to focus on yourself and not comparing yourself with others.

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland


“It is better to be hated for who you are than loved for something you are not.” – French writer


“Comparison is a slippery slope to jealousy.” – Danielle LaPorte


“Comparison with myself brings improvement, comparison with others brings discontent.” – Betty Jamie Chung


“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel


“Never compare yourself to beautiful girls.” – Taylor Swift


“Never measure or compare yourself to anyone other than your past self, seek to always improve & you’ll be happy and successful.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour


“I don’t compare myself to Lil Kim. I’m not doing anything in comparison with any girls. I’m doing Nicki Minaj.” – Nicki Minaj


“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.” – Shannon L. Alder


“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


Stop comparing yourself to others. There is only one you.

“Waste no time to compare yourself with others. Find your soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey


“Compare yourself to yourself and say, ‘How can I be better? How can I be the real me?’” – Carson Kressley


“Everyone grows at their own pace, and you shouldn’t compare yourself to anyone.” – Manny MUA


“I always compare myself to what I did last, so I’ve got to try and beat what I did last. I’m always upping my own bar.” – Adrian Younge


“You will be bitter in life, when you compare yourself with others. Run the race of life at your own pace.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


“Why compare yourself with others?. Learn to develop yourself and your strengths.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


“If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” – Max Ehrmann


“Don’t compare yourself with others. You are one of a kind!” – Lailah Gifty Akita


“You can’t compare an apple to an orange. It will cause a lot of self-esteem issues.” – Craig Sheffer


“Stop comparing yourself to other people; you are an original. We are all different and it’s okay.” – Joyce Meyer


“Do not compare yourself to anybody!” – Israelmore Ayivor


“Do not compare yourself with others. It’s our uniqueness that makes us who we are.” – Tina J. Richardson


“Don’t compare yourself to others, only to the person you were yesterday.” – Karina Halle