Here is a list of 50 amazing Personal Branding Quotes you need to know.

We all need some daily inspiration , and what is better than looking at collection of inspiring personal branding quotes that will help you take your brand to the next level.

Look at them, print and put them on your wall, whatever you do, let them sink in so you can live your message and most importantly be yourself to stand out online and build your profitable personal brand online.

If you have any personal branding quotes you would like to add, please leave it in the comments section of this post.

Without further ado, here’s all the amazing personal branding quotes!

Personal Branding Quotes

Building a profitable personal brand online is not a sprint, and something that happens over night. Don’t aim for perfection early on. Instead allow your brand to evolve naturally over time and focus on providing massive value and over deliver to your target audience. Then you will get more clear over your message and brand as well. Always remember that!

Navid Moazzez (Yes, moi!)

All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You. 

– Tom Peters in Fast Company

Personal branding is about managing your name — even if you don’t own a business — in a world of misinformation, disinformation, and semi-permanent Google records. Going on a date? Chances are that your “blind” date has Googled your name. Going to a job interview? Ditto.

– Tim Ferriss

A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another.

Seth Godin

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.

Jeff Bezos

Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful.”

– Sir Richard Branson

Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room – remember that. And more importantly, let’s discover why! Click to tweet!

Chris Ducker

It’s important to build a personal brand because it’s the only thing you’re going to have.Your reputation online, and in the new business world is pretty much the game, so you’ve got to be a good person. You can’t hide anything, and more importantly, you’ve got to be out there at some level.

– Gary Vaynerchuk

If you can’t find your own center and love for yourself, nothing else works. Click to tweet!

Chris Brogan

The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability. Click to tweet!

Simon Mainwaring

The most important thing to remember is you must know your audience. Click to tweet!

Lewis Howes

At the center of your being you have the answer: you know who you are and you know what you want. Click to tweet!

Lao Tzu

Your personal brand is a promise to your clients… a promise of quality, consistency, competency, and reliability. 

– Jason Hartman

If I lost control of the business I’d lose myself–or at least the ability to be myself. Owning myself is a way to be myself.

-Oprah Winfrey

Truth is a point of view, but authenticity can’t be faked. Click to tweet!

Peter Gruber

Even individuals need to develop a brand for themselves …. Whatever your area of expertise, you can take steps to make people think of YOU when they think of your field.

– Accelepoint Webzine

To find yourself, think for yourself. Click to tweet!


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Dr. Suess

Your brand is a gateway to your true work. You know you are here to do something – to create something or help others in some way. The question is, how can you set up your life and work so that you can do it? The answer lies in your brand. When you create a compelling brand you attract people who want the promise of your brand – which you deliver.

– Dave Buck

Your personal brand is what differentiates you from others. Click to tweet!

– unknown

If you’re not branding yourself, you can be sure others do it for you. Click to tweet!

– unknown

In a world where you can be anything, be yourself. Click to tweet!

– Etta Turner

A brand’s strength is built upon its determination to promote its own distinctive values and mission. Click to tweet!

– Professor Jean-Noel Kapferer, (Re)Inventing the Brand (2001)

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Click to tweet!

George Bernhard Shaw

A great brand is a story that’s never completely told. A brand is a metaphorical story that connects with something very deep – a fundamental appreciation of mythology. Stories create the emotional context people need to locate themselves in a larger experience.

– Scott Bedbury – Nike, Starbucks

Start by knowing what you want and who you are, build credibility around it and deliver it online in a compelling way.

– Krista Neher 

Branding gives you an exceptionally effective way to broadcast who you are to your target market quickly and efficiently.

– MultiChannel News

Focus on identifying your target audience, communicating an authentic message that they want and need and project yourself as an “expert” within your niche.

Kim Garst

If you don’t give the market the story to talk about, they’ll define your brand’s story for you. Click to tweet!

– David Brier

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Click to tweet!

– Malcolm Forbes

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. Click to tweet!

Marey Sarton

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. Click to tweet!

– Oscar Wilde

If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you. Click to tweet!

Zig Ziglar

Don’t be scared to present the real you to the world, authenticity is at the heart of success. Click to tweet!

– unknown

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own. Click to tweet!

Bruce Lee

Your personal brand serves as your best protection against business factors you can’t control. Click to tweet!

– Dan Schawbel

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. Click to tweet!

Walt Disney

Be so good they can’t ignore you. Click to tweet!

Steve Martin

If you’re your authentic self, you have no competition. Click to tweet!

Scott Stratten

Branding adds spirit and a soul to what would otherwise be a robotic, automated, generic price-value proposition. If branding is ultimately about the creation of human meaning, it follows logically that it is the humans who must ultimately provide it.

David Aaker 

Personal Branding is about building authority that gets people to pay attention to your message and want to share it and recommend it to others.

– Mark Traphagen

Personal Branding is all about your unique promise of value and what you bring to the table. It’s (also) about getting your potential clients to choose you as the only solution to their problem.

– Dr. Sarah David

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Click to tweet!

Ayn Rand

Live authentically. Why would you continue to compromise something that’s beautiful to create something that is fake.

– Steve Maraboli

If plan “A” fails – remember you have 25 letters left. Click to tweet!

Chris Guillebeau

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. Click to tweet!

Albert Einstein

The most exhausting thing you can be is inauthentic. Click to tweet!

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free. Click to tweet!

Eckhart Tolle

What makes you unique, makes you successful. Click to tweet!

– William Arruda

You too are a brand. Whether you know it or not. Whether you like it or not. Click to tweet!

– Marc Eckō

Now It’s Your Turn!

Which of the personal branding quotes listed in this post resonate the most with you?

What are your favorite personal branding quotes? Maybe I missed some you can add below in the comments section!

Also please share this post with a friend who you think may find this useful and inspiring, thanks!

Until next time….go out there and focus on building your personal brand online!

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  1. Cool!

    Stuff like this motivates a lot! 😀

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Thanks Alfredo, glad you liked this post and collection of personal branding quotes 🙂

  2. I love your quote, Navid: so promising and soothing! Just keep working and amazing things will happen!
    I also like this one:
    Just think about it:
    When I started “NAVIDING” I just did it for fun!
    Last year I “NAVIDED” a lot and you can see the results now!

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Awesome quotes Mia! And thanks for using my name as a verb, that’s truly amazing haha 😉

  3. Rasmus Lindgren says:

    Awesome list Navid. I think I’ve mentioned it before and it’s not really about branding (sorry) but I can always find inspiration in this quote from Steve Jobs

    “… Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

    Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Thanks Rasmus, I really appreciate it!

      Your new site will look kick ass, so people will start asking you about it after the designer is done 😉

      Love this quote by Steve Jobs, a great one that we should always keep in mind!

  4. Love the Einstein quote, had not heard that one before. My favorite and my motto is George Bernard Shaw. “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about CREATING yourself”. 🙂

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Awesome Kathy, glad you liked the list! I love the motto by George Bernard Shaw as well, SO TRUE 🙂

  5. Paul Colaianni says:

    Oooh, you threw in some surprises, love this list!

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Haha, great Paul, glad you enjoy the list 😉

  6. What a great list! I immediately thought this would be great for teenagers – to help save them those years of trying to be what everyone else thinks they should be, then years after that of trying to figure out who they really are. I have a 16 year old son, and try above all else try to make sure he knows who he is.

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Thanks a lot Sara, glad you found the list useful!

      That’s awesome, it’s so important to know who you are, your true values and so on. Just be yourself 🙂

  7. Christine says:

    I LOVE quotes and this is a great list. Includes both some of my favourites and a few I’d never come across before. What about this quote from Shakespeare “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”
    Really enjoyed the post. Thanks.

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Thanks Christine, I really appreciate it!

      This quote by Shakespeare is awesome, thanks for sharing it here 🙂

  8. Anthony Tran says:

    I like the quote from Oscar Wilde “Be yourself… Everyone else is already taken”

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      The quote from Oscar Wilde is also one of my all time favorites, a true classic!

      Thanks for stopping by Anthony, hope all is well 🙂

  9. Justin Williams says:

    I love that you don’t just have “business” people on here, but even quote Lao Tsu, Socrates and other philosophers. Some great motivation here to really focus some energy on having an effective brand. Thanks!

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Thanks Justin, glad you enjoyed this list and found some great motivation 🙂

  10. Amber Hurdle says:

    Love this list! I will for sure include a link to it in my group coaching personal branding module. A++! And…although I’m simply mad about Chris Ducker…that “when you’re not in the room” bit was actually first said by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. 🙂

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Thanks Amber, I really appreciate that!

      And yes, I know that this is originally a Jeff Bezos quote actually, I just wanted to show our good friend Chris D some love on this list too haha 😉

  11. Jeevan Jacob John says:

    These are some amazing quotes, I can’t pick any. They will definitely help to define what branding means to us (to me and to my new blog).

    I do know a few of these, like the quote by Ayn Rand (if I were forced to pick one…I would probably go for it).

    Thank you for sharing this, Navid 🙂

    1. Navid Moazzez says:

      Thanks Jeevan! It’s hard enough to just pick the 50 quotes I would include in this post 😉

      The Ayn Rand quote is a favorite of mine too, so many good quotes, hard to choose just one!

      Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  12. Hey Navid,
    you compiled a great list of quotes here!

    My favorite is the one by Zig Ziglar, because it perfectly describes how business works nowadays and will work in the future.

    Keep it up my friend!

  13. Frank Gustafson says:

    Wow! All that wisdom in 1 place! Thanks Navid!

  14. Melinda Yeaman says:

    Wow, so much great info and quotable quotes in this post! Tweeted and taken to heart!

  15. Dennis Thorgesen says:

    Some fantastic branding quotes here. My favorite is not on your list.

    “Products are made in a factory, but brands are created in the mind.”
    -Walter Landor

    Every part of a brand is design. Either you can design your own or others will (in their minds) do it for you. Your image is less about what you feel and more about how your audience feels. If a brand doesn’t make people feel, you don’t have one.

  16. Philip VanDusen says:

    The Chris Ducker quote is actually a quote by Jeff Bezos of Amazon. (minus the word “personal”). No dis to Chris, he is a friend of mine. But, Jeff said it.

  17. Thanks for this list of quotes. I especially connected to the quote by Socrates, by Steve Martin, and by Marey Sarton.

  18. Stephanie A Zellhoefer says:

    Awesome quotes, thank you! I was looking for something specific so created this one.
    “No one can champion you and your creations better than you.”
    – Zelladu

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