Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 44) – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde said be yourself because everyone else is already taken

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) Irish Writer

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

– Oscar Wilde


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  6. Donna Sheppard says:

    I always look forward to the Quotes for Public Speakers. Oscar Wilde’s advice is great. He didn’t use a lot of words, but he sent a powerful message. “Be yourself: everyone else is already taken,” reminds me that I am unique and that I need to throw myself full throttle into being all that I was created to be. Toastmasters Club has challenged me to “fan into flame” my passions in life.

    • John Zimmer says:

      Thanks for the comment, Donna. It is a great quote. I can sense the acceleration in your words! Best of luck in all that you do.


      PS – More quotes are on the way. Watch for them!

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