49+ Best Playing the Victim Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Victim playing, also known as playing the victim, victim card, or self-victimization, often do express a lot of negativity.

People who have a victim mentality, sometimes called victim syndrome or a victim complex, rests on three key beliefs:

  • Bad things happen and will keep happening.
  • Other people or circumstances are to blame.
  • Any efforts to create change will fail, so there’s no point in trying.

Inspirational playing the victim quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Most Famous Playing the Victim Quotes

Healing begins when you shed the ‘victim mentality’.

The most judgmental people are often those who complain most about being judged. The ones not complaining will look as though they’re the ones doing the judging. – Criss Jami, Killosophy

Take responsibility of your life and you will take control of your life.

You are more important to yourself than you think you are. – Bill Cosby

A victim mentality is a prolonged form of suicide. – Steve Maraboli

Intelligent people, as some say, in their openness, are indeed slow to criticize, but conversely, in their openness to the concerns of others, the genuine are slow to fret about being criticized. – Criss Jami, Killosophy

You can’t expect to be a victor if you’re living with a victim mentality. – Billy Cox

You are more important to yourself than you think you are. – Bill Cosby

You’re only a victim to the degree of what your perception allows. – Shannon L. Alder

playing the victim quotes

Punctuality comes high on my list of unforgivable sins. – Dorothy Cannell

Nobody with a victim mentality will get anywhere, ever. They will never succeed. – Jon Lovitz

There’s people who’d expect you to take a bullet for them and they don’t bother remembering yuh name. – Robert Galbraith

There is a fine line between compassion and a victim mentality. Compassion though is a healing force and comes from a place of kindness towards yourself. Playing the victim is a toxic waste of time that not only repels other people, but also robs the victim of ever knowing true happiness. – Bronnie Ware

You can read everybody. It’s not even interesting to tell the truth because to some extent it’s false. – Charles Olson

The victim mentality may be the last uncomplicated thing about life in America. – Anna Quindlen

Isn’t there a statute of limitation on playing the poor abused victim? – Bill Willingham

I haven’t changed, but I know I ain’t the same. – Jakob Dylan

We are not victims of the world we see, we are victims of the way we see the world. – Shirley MacLaine

Beware of perpetrators in disguise … Some people set fires wherever they go, and have mastered the art of playing the burn victim. – Steve Maraboli

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of Love. Along that river is the tree of heaven. – David Paul Kirkpatrick

I’m not interested in playing the victim. I like stories about survivors. – Laurie Holden

Everyone has got the will to win; it’s only those with the will to prepare that do win. – Mark Cuban

I was very keen on playing a victim. – Clive Owen

I’ve killed my soul by playing the victim. – Peter Stillman

It is only when you are pursued that you become swift. – Khalil Gibran

Where victims see adversity, extreme achievers see opportunity. – Robin Sharma

We become victims of the great disease of technological society – meaninglessness. – Doris Janzen Longacre

Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results. – Robin Sharma

When you’re the victim of the behavior, it’s black and white; when you’re the perpetrator, there are a million shades of gray. – Laura Schlessinger

Stop Playing Victim Quotes

Abandon the idea that you will forever be the victim of the things that have happened to you. Choose to be a victor. – Seth Adam Smith

Overly playing the role of the victim can debar you from accepting responsibility for your actions and emotions. – Stephen Richards

When you complain you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it, all else is madness. – Eckhart Tolle

Defeat is a state of mind; No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. – Bruce Lee

A person with victim mentality cannot find himself, his life mission, and go towards his aims. – Sunday Adelaja

The worst kind of victim was the kind that was aware of nothing. – B. Barmanbek

People who have a victim mentality – those who constantly tend to blame others – never walk in the victory Jesus promises. – Perry Noble

People with victim mentality do not have the habit of thinking on their own or thinking in general. – Sunday Adelaja

A man with a victim mentality attracts autocrats into his life who will decide how he should live. – Sunday Adelaja

I am not a victim. No matter what I have been through, I’m still here. I have a history of victory. – Steve Maraboli

We are not a victim of our emotions or thoughts. We can understand our triggers and use them as tools to help us respond more objectively. – Elizabeth Thornton

Those with a perpetual victim mindset tend to create the situations from which they suffer. – Steve Maraboli

The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. – Aldous Huxley

One, what would happen if everyone did this thing? Two, would this help or hinder the movement toward universal ultimate complexity? – Gregory David Roberts

We’re all victims of our own hubris at times. – Kevin Spacey

We were not the victims of ancestor worship. We had the benefits of a fresh start. – Matthew D. Miller

You are a victim only when you have decided to play the part. – Gary Hopkins

Things had a way of working out for the best when you let them run their course. – Jodi Picoult

Victims declare,”The world is responsible for me,” and never do anything to better their quality of life. – Henry Cloud

The only way you can own this moment is to evict the victim mentality from the dwelling of your mind. – Steve Maraboli