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People with toxic qualities are master manipulators, skilled liars, and great actors. These toxic people may make you feel exhausted, emotionally drained, and negative. Inspirational toxic people quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Toxic People Quotes

I will not allow anyone to walk in my mind with dirty feet. – Mahatma Gandhi

Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else. – Cheryl Strayed

People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely. – Hans F. Hasen

You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around. – Unknown

If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it’s ok, let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb your peace, and carry on. – Germany Kent

It’s amazing how quickly things can turn around when you remove toxic people from your life. – Robert Tew

Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters. – John Mark Green

Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself. – Oprah Winfrey

If they do it often, it isn’t a mistake; it’s just their behavior. – Dr. Steve Maraboli

Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out. – Robert Tew

You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage. – Chinonye J. Chidolue

Pay no attention to toxic words. What people say is often a reflection of themselves, not you. – Christian Baloga

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions. – Will Smith

Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself. – Hussein Nishah

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. – Deborah Reber

Make a habit of shutting down conversations that aim to tear others down. – Unknown

Don’t let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world… LOVE! – Yvonne Pierre

If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low vibrational relationship or friendship – you won. – Lalah Delia

There’s folks you just don’t need. You’re better off without em. Your life is just a little better because they ain’t in it. – William Gay

Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally. – Kamand Kojouri

My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives. – Robin S. Sharma

You lift your spirits by moving away from what upsets you. If the stove is hot, you can’t ask how to touch it but be happy about it. – Queen Tourmaline

Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. – Lucille Ball

A lot of people who have experienced trauma at the hands of people they’ve trusted take responsibility, and that is what’s toxic. – Hannah Gadsby

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

Life is short. Don’t waste it with negative people who don’t appreciate you. Keep them in your heart but keep them out of your life. – Unknown

As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth your time and energy – and they take a lot of each. Toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress. – Travis Bradberry

If a person finds negative people in his life, then he needs to mend his own nature than that of others, for his own basic grounding decides the level of acidic or toxicity surrounding him. – Anuj Somany

Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate. – Mandy Hale

Relationships end, but they don’t end your life. – Steve Martin

greatest toxic people quotes

Fire false friends as early as possible. Do it before they dig out the dream seeds you’ve planted! The earlier, the better; the quicker, the safer! – Israelmore Ayivor

I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term? – Nicholas Sparks

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions. – Will Smith

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. – Michael Jordan

There are people who break you down by just being them. They need not do anything. Dissociate – Malebo Sephodi

Losing will not always amount to a loss, sometimes you have to lose those toxic relationships and bad habits to create a space for better things. – Gift Gugu Mona

I think most people know when they’re in a toxic relationship – it requires an enormous amount of effort to keep it going, and you don’t get what you want from it. – Joanna Coles

No matter how valuable you are and your ideas, fools will certainly play both of you down, so exclude yourselves from the inflammatory environs of fools. – Michael Bassey Johnson

No matter how much you love the person, you cannot change them. You may influence them; but at the end of the day, they must decide for themselves. – Robert E. Baines Jr.

While you can’t control someone’s negative behavior, you can control how long you participate in it. – Unknown

Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly. – Leon Brown

We all have those toxic people around us that make our lives miserable… The day we take them out from our lives, we will all become better people; including them… – Rodolfo Peon

It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and continues to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go. – Daniell Koepke

The hardest part of being in an emotionally abusive relationship, it’s actually admitting you’re in one. – Anna Akana

Not all friends know they have lost you. – Joyce Rachelle

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubein

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. – Dr. Steve Maraboli

Cutting people out of your life doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. Not everyone is meant to stay. – Unknown

How you choose to feel today should not be dependent on others. – Anthon St. Maarten

famous toxic people quotes

My father once said, ‘If you’re in the desert and you’re dying of thirst, are you going to drink a glass of blood or are you going to drink a glass of water?’ I think what he was trying to say, interesting coming from my blood father, is sometimes there are people in your family that can be toxic. – Nicolas Cage

We teach people how to treat us. – Dr. Phil

What’s broken is broken-and I’d rather remember it as it was than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived. – Margaret Mitchell

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. – Goi Nasu

May you reach that level within, where you no longer allow your past or people with toxic intentions to negatively affect or condition you. – Lalah Delia

Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you. – Roy Bennett

An oppressive nature is like inclement weather, surrounding others and crushing them down with its infectious gloom. – Stewart Stafford

Don’t let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world… LOVE! – Yvonne Pierre

If someone thinks you’re being dramatic or selfish, then they obviously haven’t walked a mile in your shoes. It’s not important for you to explain yourself. You get a pass here. Don’t let anyone else try to saddle you with guilt or shame. If you need your space, take it. – Sarah Newman

When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. – Karen E. Quinones Miller

Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated. – Dr. Steve Maraboli

Let negative people live their negative lives with their negative minds. – Moosa Rahat

As you remove toxic people from your life, you free up space and emotional energy for positive, healthy relationships. – John Mark Green

Sometimes there are things in life that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes change may not be what we want. Sometimes change is what we need. – Don Bolena Jr.

It is really exhausting to live in a dictatorship of ‘Me’, which is basically a tyranny of others. – Stefan Molyneux

The people in your life will either help you shake hands with yourself or they’ll teach you what you don’t want. Everyone, eventually, does one or the other. All pain transforms to learning. All love transforms to self-awareness. – Vironika Tugaleva

Remember…Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

No one forces a person to be negative, and no one forces anyone to be positive. The choice is up to an individual and that person alone. – Byron Pulsifer

I have found the best way to deal with a toxic person is to not respond in any other way than monotone voice and a businesslike manner. – Jen Grice

Weeding out the harmful influences should become the norm not the exception. – Carlos Wallace

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles. – C. JoyBell C.

Cleanliness is a habit that keeps the body, mind, and environment neat, clean, and delightful and free from dirt and toxic things. – Amit Ray

I found peace of mind when I walked away from small fights not worth fighting. I stopped fighting for people who gossiped about me. I stopped fighting for those who didn’t respect me. I quit worrying about those who wouldn’t value me for being me. – Dana Arcuri

Let go of negative people. They only show up to share complaints, problems, disastrous stories, fear, and judgment on others. If somebody is looking for a bin to throw all their trash into, make sure it’s not in your mind. – Dalai Lama

Never waste your time trying to explain yourself to people who are committed to misunderstanding you. – Unknown

top toxic people quotes

The wrong person will give you less than what you’re worth but that doesn’t mean that you have to accept it. – Sonya Parker

Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible. – Karen Salmansohn

People appear like angels until you hear them speak. You must not rush to judge people by the color of their cloaks, but by the content of their words! – Israelmore Ayivor

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great. – Mark Twain

Look around you at the people you spend the most time with and realize that your life can’t rise any higher than your friendships. – Mandy Hale

Because at some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life. – Sandi Lynn

There is no in between, we all have to touch our own bottom. – Liz Thebart

Like arsenic, toxic people will slowly kill you. They kill your positive spirit and play with your mind and emotions. The only cure is to let them go. – Dennisse Lisseth

Everybody has bad relationships, and, at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship. – Anne Hathaway

The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. – Anthony Robbins

When people pressure you to engage in negative decisions and actions, look at them boldly in the eyes and dare them to do good. – Edmond Mbiaka

Don’t ever stop believing in your own transformation. It is still happening even on days you may not realize it or feel like it. – Lalah Delia

If a negative viewer looks at you with an ugly fiendish eye, find a way and pluck off his eyes, or better still, protect your good image. – Michael Bassey Johnson

You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people. – Joel Osteen

There are people who break you down by just being them. They need not do anything. Dissociate. – Malebo Sephodi

Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them. They always say the problem is someone else. – Darlene Quimet

Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you. – Israelmore Ayivor

Toxic relationships are like a good pasta that has been overcooked. – Asa Don Brown

We do not have to be mental health professionals to identify the traits of the possible sociopaths among us. – P.A. Speers

These are the attributes of Bullshit people; they will…blur your imagination, take your endowments for a piece of debris, make you ridiculous, and most importantly, you got to send them to the recycle bin. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Don’t let people get the best of you they can say what they want but don’t let that distract you from achieving your goals. – Alcurtis Turner

Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life you will never be able to grow into your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow. – DLQ

Sometimes it’s better to end something and try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible. – Karen Salmansohn

The best emotional relief is not venting our problems, that only fuels the pain. It is focusing on something else, taking control of our lives and staying away from people that keep reminding us about our problems. – Rodolfo Peon

Yes, the people around us can be insensitive, narcissistic, toxic, and sometimes even abusive, but it is up to us to take that energy on or let it flow through us. No one is responsible for taking away our happiness but us. – Aletheia Luna

I burned by bridges so the devil couldn’t follow me. – L.M. Browning

You don’t have to live happily ever after with every single person in your life in order to live happily ever after. Some unfortunate endings are necessary. – Joyce Rachelle

The friends who would forsake you for choosing to live a positive life, would also leave you if you find yourself going through some painful consequences due to some negative decisions and actions. – Edmond Mbiaka

We don’t get to choose our family, but we can choose our friends. With courage, we can weed out narcissistic people. We can focus on those who do appreciate us, love us, and treat us with respect. – Dana Arcuri

I am worth more than these excuses. I am worth more than this inconsistent, unhealthy, disappointing dynamic. I am worthy of finding someone that is never going to allow us to settle into this toxic, distorted version of love. – Liz Newman

I know people can be awful dooms for each other. – Iris Murdoch

Never rely on another person to make you feel whole. – Karen Salmansohn

Forgiveness is a personal process that doesn’t depend on us having direct contact with the people who have hurt us. – Sharon Salzberg

Many people get into a relationship as a way to compensate for something they lack or hate within themselves. This is a one-way ticket to a toxic relationship because it makes your love conditional – you will love your partner as long as they help you feel better about yourself. – Mark Manson

I’ve found the most tragic aspect of losing loved ones wasn’t the big boom of the fallout, but realizing later how much healthier I was without them. – Maggie Young

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back. – Michael Bassey Johnson

It’s very possible and very okay to forgive someone and still not want to spend time with them. – Karen Salmansohn

Let negative people live their negative lives with their negative minds. – Moosa Rahat

Don’t let toxic people sabotage your happiness, ruin your positive attitude, contaminate your mind or destroy your self-confidence. Instead, surround yourself with generous, positive, and nurturing people who will lift you up. – Farshad Asl

Unhappy people can be very dangerous, don’t forget that. – S.E. Lynes

Entitlement is an expression of conditional love. Nobody is ever entitled to your love. You always have a right to protect your mental, emotional, and physical well-being by removing yourself from toxic people and circumstances. – Dr. Janice Anderson & Kiersten Anderson

There are only two kinds of people who can drain your energy: those you love, and those you fear. In both instances it is you who let them in. They did not force their way into your aura, or pry their way into your reality experience. – Anthon St. Maarten

What’s more toxic than what they have done, think, or have said about you is how you let your mind receive it. In a world as ours filled with so much noise and hate, what suffers the most is our minds. Know when to keep your mind shut! – Chinonye J. Chidolue

The only relationships that exist are based on truth. Everything else is just a mutual and isolating delusion. – Stefan Molyneux

We all have that toxic people around us that make our lives miserable… The day we take them out from our lives, we will all become better people; including them… – Rodolfo Peon

Energy vampires prey on others because they are in pain, and their behavior is a disguised cry for help. However, the important thing to remember is that you are not responsible for resolving their issues. While you can offer help to an energy vampire, it is ultimately their responsibility to sort our their struggles. – Aletheia Luna

Life is too short to hang around people who are causing you to compromise. Pulling you down. Your time is too valuable to waste it with people who don’t have a dream. People that aren’t going anywhere. – Joel Osteen

Sometimes you don’t get closure, you just move on. – Karen Salmansohn

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