78+ Best Boundaries Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Boundaries Quotes

Being able to say No is a necessary ingredient in a healthy lifestyle. David W. Earle

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. Shannon L. Alder

Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space. Asa Don Brown

No is a complete sentence. Annie Lamott

When someone oversteps your boundaries, they’re letting you know that what you want doesn’t matter. Phil Good

If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them. F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you’re offended by my boundaries, then you’re probably one of the reasons I need them. Steve Maraboli

Indeed, the only truly serious questions are ones that even a child can formulate. Only the most naive of questions are truly serious. They are the questions with no answers. A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. In other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limit of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence. Milan Kundera

The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. Warren Buffet

When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are, which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice. Brené Brown

You shouldn’t fear boundaries, but you should not be afraid of destroying them. Haruki Murakami

Eros is an issue of boundaries. He exists because certain boundaries do. In the interval between reach and grasp, between glance and counterglance, between I love you and I love you too, the absent presence of desire comes alive. But the boundaries of time and glance and I love you are only aftershocks of the main, inevitable boundary that creates Eros the boundary of flesh and self between you and me. And it is only, suddenly, at the moment when I would dissolve that boundary, I realize I never can. Anne Carson

Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices. Gerard Manley Hopkins

The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself. Shannon L. Alder

Allowing bad behavior rewards it. Behavior rewarded is repeated. Don’t wait for your anger to confront. Darlene Lancer

We need to have a talk on the subject of what’s yours and what’s mine. Stieg Larsson

You get what you tolerate. Henry Cloud

Children who are not encouraged to do, to try, to explore, to master, and to risk failure, often feel helpless and inadequate. Over controlled by anxious, fearful parents, these children often become anxious and fearful themselves. This makes it difficult for them to mature. Many never outgrow the need for ongoing parental guidance and control. As a result, their parents continue to invade, manipulate, and frequently dominate their lives. Susan Forward

Anger is our reaction to the violation of our boundaries. Kathleen Dowling Singh

I like geography best, he said, because your mountains  rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries. Brian Andreas

Some things are not meant for giving away. Donna Goddard

The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss. Erin Hunter

Boundaries are easier to manage when your values are well defined. Joe Jordan

The best traveler is one without a camera. Kamand Kojouri

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou

When you notice someone does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it or cut them off. Many survivors are used to the wait and see tactic which only leaves them vulnerable to a second attack. As your boundaries get stronger, the wait time gets shorter. You never have justify your intuition. Shahida Arabi

Boundaries are basically about providing structure, and structure is essential in building anything that thrives. Henry Cloud

Once you see the boundaries of your environment, they are no longer the boundaries of your environment. Marshall McLuhan

Who you are is speaking so loudly that I can’t hear what you’re saying. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories. Amit Ray

Boundaries are a part of self care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary. Doreen Virtue

If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won’t like you. It may not be easy, but it’s essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs. Cheryl Richardson

Boundaries and sensitivity are directly connected. Jessica Moore

I like that a little pressure on the understood boundaries of yourself. Sounded like something out of a self awareness class, probably with yoga. See what kind of a pretzel you can tie yourself into and press on the understood. I was raving, if only to myself. Robin McKinley

Self centered people often get angry when someone tells them no. Henry Cloud

Boundaries aren’t all bad. That’s why there are walls around mental institutions. Peggy Noonan

If someone gets mad at you for creating a boundary, consider that a good sign that the boundary was necessary. Jenna Korf

Evaluating the benefits and drawbacks of any relationship is your responsibility. You do not have to passively accept what is brought to you. You can choose. Deborah Day

Make good boundaries your goal. They are your right, your responsibility, your greatest source of dignity. Elaine N. Aron

If you live your life to please everyone else, you will continue to feel frustrated and powerless. This is because what others want may not be good for you. You are not being mean when you say no to unreasonable demands or when you express your ideas, feelings, and opinions, even if they differ from those of others. Beverly Engel

Many of us find it hard to set boundaries and defend them because we fear doing so will cause rejection or abandonment. We may avoid confrontations to make things easier. We may feel guilt if we say no or if we think we might hurt someone’s feelings. We fear boundaries will keep us from being loved. Adelyn Birch

If your boundary training consists only of words, you are wasting your breath. But if you do boundaries with your kids, they internalize the experiences, remember them, digest them, and make them part of how they see reality. Henry Cloud

No is a complete sentence. Anne Lamont

Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space. Asa Don Brown

Boundaries need to be communicated first verbally and then with actions. Henry Cloud

In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between them, there are doors. William Blake

Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do. Rachel Wolchin

Your choice is to be active or passive in your responses. Deborah Day

It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it. Mandy Hale

Just as we expect others to value our boundaries, it’s equally important for us to respect the boundaries of others. Laurie Buchanan

Anger is a sentry, stalking the edges of our boundaries and standing ready to defend them. Jessica Moore

Normally, he liked boundaries. Boundaries were the safety net. Boundaries kept people on the right path. But right now, he felt like rules were made to be broken and consequences were miles and miles away. Heather Burch

Those who get angry when you set a boundary are the ones you need to set boundaries for. J.S. Wolfe

I’ve found that in my life that love and attraction can take many forms. And if one is open to unexpected possibilities, there are no boundaries. Morgan Rhodes

Boundary setting is really a huge part of time management. Jim Loehr

War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides. Amit Kalantri

Expecting people to change never works, if they are untrustworthy or unkind, run away and go enjoy your life. Tracy A Malone

If people keep stepping on you, wear a pointy hat. Joyce Rachelle

Boundary setting helps you prioritize your needs over other people’s wants. Lauren Kenson

Anger is a sentry, stalking the edges of our boundaries and standing ready to defend them. Jessica Moore

The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom. Tara Brach

All her life, Claire had had a problem figuring out where other people ended and she began. All her life, she’d taken on the world’s hurt; she held herself responsible. But why? Elin Hilderbrand

Choose to be pro active, assertive and self defining. Bryant McGill

The fictive is an emormous territory it turns out, its boundaries vague, and there is little certainty about where it begins and ends. Siri Hustvedt

Boundaries are guidelines, rules and limits we all must set to protect our time, heart, finances, etc. Without strong defined boundaries we expose ourselves to being abused by narcissists. Tracy A Malone

Anger was how you protected yourself before you learned to set boundaries. Laura Monnett

Boundaries protect the things that are of value to you. They keep you in alignment with what you have decided you want in life. That means the key to good boundaries is knowing what you want. Adelyn Birch

We have romanticized needing another human, when I believe the most romantic thing is not needing someone but wanting them around anyway. Michelle Elman

Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn’t make me mean, selfish, or uncaring just because I don’t do things your way. I care about me, too. Christine Morgan

I will always be poor in spirit. But by boundaries help me find the time to receive the kingdom of heaven. I will always mourn the losses I suffer in this lifetime. But setting limits helps me find the comfort I need from God and others. I will always be meek and gentle. But being a separate person helps me take the initiative to inherit the earth. Thank you Lord. Thank you for the hope you gave me. And for taking me and those I love along your path. Henry Cloud

Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious and you get to decide how you use them. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept. Anna Taylor

Never remain confined to the boundaries, always trespass boundaries. Make the boundaries if you need them, but always remember you have to step out. Never make imprisonments. Osho

We sometimes feel that if a person tromps over us after we’ve said no, then we must not have been clear. We can get caught in the trap of explaining again and again, meanwhile letting the other person take advantage of us. Anne Katherine

I want to protect each person’s boundaries. Once you begin to yield the slightest ground on some pretext, you’re ultimately left with nothing. Rabindranath Tagore

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures. Edwin Louis Cole

We are all entitled to feel worthy of our time here. Therefore, boundary those who make you feel unworthy in any way today. Chidi Ejeagba