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Best 223 Mean People Quotes

Mean People Quotes

This post contains some of the best mean people quotes.

Mean People Quotes

1. “A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.” — Simone Weil

2. “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

3. “A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.” – Unknown

4. “A pretty face is nothing if you have an ugly heart.” – Unknown

5. “Always ignore hateful attitude and rude behavior of the people. They are powerless without your response.” – Bushra Zarrar Rana

6. “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

7. “And I could weep at how mean people are and how they betray their fellow creatures, perhaps for the sake of personal advantage. It is enough to make a person lose heart sometimes. I often wish I lived on a Robinson Crusoe island.” — Sophie Scholl

8. “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

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

10. “At the end of the day, the internet is full of mean people. Who are these people in their everyday life? I pray for them.” — Ayesha Curry

11. “Atlanta is the number one place to live. You live better; you eat better; the rides are better; vehicles are better deals. It’s better for people. More mean people, but at my level, you want it to be about business, so it’s perfect for me.” — Young Thug

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12. “Avoid negative people, for they are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you!” – Auliq Ice

13. “Be kind to unkind people; they need it the most!” – Buddhism

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

15. “Because that’s the thing about mean people. They make you think that the world will never work, that there are divides that you will fall into if you approach. It takes a whole lot of good people to fill in the breach created by a single mean one.” — David Levithan

16. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” — William Gibson

17. “Being mean about other people is not on my radar.” — Geri Halliwell

18. “Being nice to those who treat you badly isn’t being fake. Your spiritual maturity has risen above the desire for vengeance.” – Michael Binot

19. “Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.” — Thomas Paine

20. “Better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back.” – Unknown

21. “Born in the same land, we ought to live as brothers, doing to each other all the good we can, and not listening to wicked men, who may endeavor to make us enemies. By living in peace, we can help and prosper one another; by waging war, we can kill and destroy many on both sides; but those who survive will not be the happier for that.” — Thomas Jefferson

22. “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

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

24. “Don’t confuse “familiar” with “acceptable”. Toxic relationships can fool you like that.” – Steve Maraboli

25. “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

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

27. “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

28. “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

29. “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

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

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31. “Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” – Unknown

32. “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

33. “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

34. “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

35. “Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste.” — William Feather

36. “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

37. “Excellence is a process, not just an outcome. Sure, we have to hold out for high standards in the products or services we provide. The goods must be more than “good enough.” But so must our approach – you know, our methodology, the way we do business and deal with people. How could the ends be considered excellent if we can’t be proud of the means?” — Price Pritchett

38. “Fake friends: Once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you.” – Unknown

39. “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

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

41. “Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends.” – Unknown

42. “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

43. “I don’t hate you, I’m just disappointed you turned into everything you said you’d never be.” – Unknown

44. “I don’t make enemies; it’s just I’m not afraid to speak my mind, which can sometimes mean people don’t like what I am saying.” — Alan Sugar

45. “I feel pity on these pity people’s on how they pity this pity things! Fake world; cruel people.” – Chandana Sahukar

46. “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

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47. “I hate mean people. People who just pick at you and try to force you into a train wreck.” — Method Man

48. “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

49. “I just mean people who seem unavailable in the sense that they’re not prepared to cling to anyone totally. I’m very attracted to people who are basically free spirits.” — George Michael

50. “I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They’re worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.” — J. Cornell Michel

51. “I love to have battles of the wits with people that can dish fast and dirty – and it leads to problems occasionally, ’cause I can sound mean without attempting to be mean.” — Alton Brown

52. “I love to play horrible, evil, mean people.” — Mary Steenburgen

53. “I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands.” — Jon Fishman

54. “I mean people up here aren’t stupid, I’m lower gene pool and I kind of sit in amazement at watching some of them because they are pretty damn smart.” — Doug Ose

55. “I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can’t afford to take legal action against them.” — Elton John

56. “I used to be a people person… but people ruined that for me.” – Unknown

57. “I will continue to treat people with kindness even when they try to trample over me emotionally. I’ll be triumphant in the end.” – Unknown

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

59. “I wish all the mean people, if you want to be mean to each other, just buy a country together and blow each other up. Then we’d have no terrorists left. Like, don’t kill innocent people for no reason. It’s not fair. We love everybody. We’d even like them if they said they’re sorry. It’s not fair that innocent people are getting hurt. It makes me sad.” – Tara Reid

60. “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

61. “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

62. “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

63. “If all they do is bring you down, then it’s time to let them go.” – Unknown

64. “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

65. “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

66. “If someone treats you badly, just remember that there is something wrong with them, not you. Normal people don’t go around destroying other human beings.” – Unknown

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

68. “If you attach to the negative behavior of others it brings you down to their level.” – Guru Singh

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

70. “If you’re naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don’t like.” — William Feather

71. “If you’re really a mean person you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop.” – Kurt Cobain

72. “Ignore negative people. They feed on your reaction and if they see you being affected by hat they do/say, they’ll keep doing it.” – Unknown

73. “Ignoring people doesn’t mean I’m mad at them. It’s just that they are not important and not worth of my time.” – Kate

74. “In high school I spent most of my time in jeans and T-shirts or Juicy sweats. We’re such a laid-back town. I mean, people wore bikinis under their clothes half the time, so you didn’t really get dressed up to go to school.” — Lauren Conrad

75. “In life we never lose friends, we only learn who the true ones are.” – Unknown

76. “In life you will meet a lot of mean and disrespectful people. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it’s because they’ve got issues and you’re on a different level than they are. That will keep you from reacting to their insensitivity. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance. Walk away, keep your dignity and always be true to yourself.” – Unknown

77. “In life you’ll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it’s because they’re stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vengeance… Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself.” — Marjane Satrapi

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78. “In life’s journey, you will meet all sorts of characters. Always remember, never shed a tear for the heartless, corrupt or insensitive.” — Krystal

79. “In my experience, meanness has been a symptom, not a state of being. I’ve met very few truly mean people, and those I have met I have met have also been rather miserable people.” – Tom Walsh

80. “India needs to intensify its security even if it means people are inconvenienced.” — Raj Thackeray

81. “It bugs me when people are unnecessarily mean. Like, you didn’t have to make that comment. You could have just kept your mouth shut and left that person not feeling bad about themselves. What do you gain from making someone feel bad? Nothing of substance. Maybe a fleeting moment of power but that’s gone as soon as it comes so why? There’s enough unhappiness in the world without you adding to it.” – Unknown

82. “It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.” — P. G. Wodehouse

83. “It is a materialistic world full of mean people and not a place for people like me who value emotions.” — Rakhi Sawant

84. “It is inbred in us that we have to do exceptional things for God: but we have not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, and this is not learned in five minutes” — Oswald Chambers

85. “It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, can never know what true friendship means.” – Charles Kingsley

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

87. “It’s a lot easier to be mean than to be nice. So mean people, on top of being jerks, are also lazy and uninventive.” — Casey Neistat

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

89. “It’s awfully hard to be happy when you feel you’re not worthy enough for those feelings. You’ve been knocked down so many times happiness to you is an unnatural state of mind. Lose the fake smile, get up and get rid of the toxic reasons you’re unhappy, no matter, who, or what’s standing in your way. Time to get real!” – Ron Baratono

90. “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

91. “It’s very strange that the people you love are often the people you’re most cruel to.” – Kenneth Branagh

92. “It’s rare for a toxic person to change their behavior. More often, the only thing that varies is their target and the blame they place. Because some toxic people are difficult to identify, keep in mind that a victim mindset is sometimes a red flag.

93. “Just because people can express themselves through their art doesn’t mean they are great communicators in person.” — Christie Brinkley

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94. “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

95. “Keeping bad company is like being in a germ-infested area. You never know what you’ll catch.” – Frank Sonnenberg

96. “Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.” — Grantland Rice

97. “Lessons Learned: Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hand around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they are your friend. People pretend well. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people, so pay attention.” – Unknown

98. “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

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

100. “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

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

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

103. “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.” – Anonymous

104. “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

105. “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.” – Denisse Lisseth

106. “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

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

108. “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

109. “Mean people are always around to teach us the meaning of life!!” – Bharath Jackson

110. “Mean people are always around to teach us the meaning of life!!” — Bharath Jackson

111. “Mean people are meaningless.” – Alice Hoffman

112. “Mean people are no fun.” — Thom Filicia

113. “Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people.” – Bryant McGill

114. “Mean people don’t bother me a bit. Mean people who disguise themselves as nice people bother me a whole lot.” – Unknown

115. “Mean people don’t bother me. Mean people who pretend to be nice do.” – Unknown

116. “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

117. “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

118. “Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved!” – Israelmore Ayivor

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

120. “No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything.” – Unknown

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121. “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.

122. “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

123. “No mean person is mean all the time.” — Stefan Molyneux

124. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Unknown

125. “Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind.” – Walter Bagehot

126. “One does evil enough when one does nothing good.” – German Proverb

127. “Only people who are not happy with themselves are mean to others. Remember that.” – Unknown

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

129. “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 Ayivo

130. “People are not mean to us because they don’t like us, but because they don’t like themselves.” — Jodi Aman

131. “People are only mean when they’re threatened, and that’s what our culture does. That’s what our economy does.” – Mitch Albom

132. “People can be mean. Don’t take it personally. It says nothing about you but a lot about them.” – Unknown

133. “People don’t mind being mean, but they never want to be ridiculous.” — Moliere

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

135. “People push you to your limits, but when you finally explode and fight back, you are the mean one.” – Unknown

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136. “People try to say suicide is the most cowardly act a man could ever commit. I don’t think that’s true at all. What’s cowardly is treating a man so badly that he wants to commit suicide.” – Unknown

137. “People who are mean or unkind or rigid – think about it – cannot laugh at themselves.” – Eileen Brennan

138. “People who try to bring you down every day aren’t important in your life, so you better treat their opinions as such.” – Terry Mark

139. “People will always tell you what you do wrong, but they are hesitant to compliment you for the many things you do.” – Lara A.R.

140. “People will hurt you. But don’t use that as an excuse for your poor choices, use it as motivation to make the right ones.” — LeCrae

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

142. “Popularity means people think they know you.” — Kristin Hannah

143. “Presents don’t really mean much to me. I don’t want to sound mawkish, but – it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love.” — Gabriel Byrne

144. “Pretty, and you may be talented, but nobody will remember that if you’re mean.” — Katie Holmes

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

146. “Remember… whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

147. “Respect yourself enough to say “I deserve peace,” and walk away from people or tings that prevent you from attaining it.” – Jerico Silvers

148. “Rudeness degrades primarily those who are rude.” – Urban Sayings

149. “Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength.” – Unknown

150. “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

151. “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

152. “Some people can be mean and treat you poorly. Don’t take it personally. It says nothing about you but a lot about them.” – Unknown

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153. “Some people have a necessity to be mean as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to neglect since early childhood partially.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

154. “Some people only hate you because of the way other people love you.” – Unknown

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

156. “Sometimes people are mean because they feel insecure about themselves.” — E. Lockhart

157. “Sometimes the people with the worst past, create the best future” — Umar

158. “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.

159. “Spiteful people suffer from the worse kind of hurt, learning, toxic thinking, behavior, and low self-esteem.” – Ty Howard

160. “Stack all the rocks you want, but if you don’t let go of the toxic people and behaviors in your life, nothing will change.” – Steve Maraboli

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

162. “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

163. “That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?” — Joseph Addison

164. “The attempt to remove evil from the world by killing a thousand evil – doers, only adds to the evil in the world.” — Swami Vivekananda

165. “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

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166. “The Bully has a Jekyll and Hyde nature – is vile, vicious and vindictive in private, but innocent and charming in front of witnesses; no-one can (or wants to) believe this individual has a vindictive nature – only the current target of the serial bully’s aggression sees both sides; whilst the Jekyll side is described as “charming” and convincing enough to deceive personnel, management and a tribunal, the Hyde side is frequently described as “evil”; Hyde is the real person, Jekyll is an act.” — Tim Field

167. “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

168. “The idea is quite simple, stay a light year away from people who make you feel less about yourself.” – Mohith Agadi

169. “The less you respond to negative people, the more powerful your life will become.” – Robert E. Baine, Jr.

170. “The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people… The more peaceful your life will become.” – Mandy Hale

171. “The love of these people and my fans mean more than any award or special accomplishment.” — Wynonna Judd

172. “The meanest people are the ones who don’t realize just how mean they are.” – Unknown

173. “The most effective adaptation of racism over time is the idea that racism is conscious bias held by mean people.” — Robin DiAngelo

174. “The only time that I really go on Twitter is to promote because what sucks is there’s some weird trolling going around. Even if you are well-intentioned, there are some mean people behind a keyboard.” — Michael Pena

175. “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 into learning. All love transforms to self-awareness.” – Vironika Tugaleva

176. “The way people treat you, is a statement about who they are as human being. It is not a statement about you.” – Unknown

177. “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” — Albert Einstein

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178. “The worst people on earth are not only those who commit evil, but those who stand by and turn a blind eye” — Emmanuel Jal

179. “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

180. “There are many good seeds in you. Therefore you must avoid every bad soil in the world.” – Israelmore Ayivor

181. “There are people much less fortunate than us, and I don’t mean people hungry sleeping in the streets either” — Della Reese

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

183. “There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away; the battle they are fighting isn’t with you, it is with themselves.” – Unknown

184. “There is no greater stupidity or meanness than to take uniformity for an ideal.” — George Santayana

185. “There’s a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board. I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean.” — Carrie Underwood

186. “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

187. “Those who spend their time looking for the faults in others usually make no time to correct their own.” – Art Jonak

188. “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

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

190. “Treat them with the contempt that they deserve. Being confrontational and responding to the abuse is not conducive to a peaceful, stress-free life. Be conveniently deaf, blind and dumb. It is so much more effective when yours is not the expected reaction.” – Margaret Young

191. “Ungrateful people complain about the one thing you haven’t done for them instead of being thankful for the thousands of things you have done for them.” – Unknown

192. “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

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

194. “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

195. “We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry. We must condemn those who seek to divide us. In all quarters and at all times, we must teach tolerance and denounce racism, anti-Semitism and all ethnic or religious bigotry wherever they exist as unacceptable evils. We have no place for haters in America — none, whatsoever.” — Ronald Reagan

196. “Weeding out the harmful influences should become the norm, not the exception.” – Carlos Wallace

197. “Well, you know, when people say stuff about you, it’s always really flattering. But does it mean anything to me? It’s not really real to me; there’s no reality to it.” — Paul Giamatti

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198. “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

199. “When being in a toxic relationship in life at times you may have to step outside yourself, to see yourself, so you can find yourself and love yourself again.” – Angel Moreira

200. “When I want to show the kind of meanness people are capable of, to make it believable, I find I have to tone it down. It’s in real life that people are over the top.” — Todd Solondz

201. “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

202. “When someone is mean, don’t listen. When someone is rude, walk away. When someone tries to put you down, stay firm. Don’t let someone’s bad behavior destroy your inner peace.” – Unknown

203. “When we believe or say we have been offended, we usually mean we feel insulted, mistreated, snubbed, or disrespected. And certainly clumsy, embarrassing, unprincipled, and mean-spirited things do occur in our interactions with other people that would allow us to take offense. However, it ultimately is impossible for another person to offend you or to offend me. Indeed, believing that another person offended us is fundamentally false. To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else.” — David A. Bednar

204. “When we really see other people as they are without taking it personally, we can never be hurt by what they say or do.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

205. “When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don’t be surprised if they learn their lesson.” — Will Rogers

206. “When you have been on Instagram and Twitter long enough, you know how mean people can be.” — Jonathan Van Ness

207. “When you notice someone does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it.” – Shahida Arabi

208. “While you can’t control someone’s negative behavior, you can control how long you participate in it.” – Anonymous

209. “Words don’t mean, people mean.” — Alfred Korzybski

210. “Words mean nothing when your actions contradict.” – Unknown

211. “World is so mean, people love you only according to their needs.” – Unknown

212. “Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful.” – Pope Francis

213. “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

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

215. “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

216. “You don’t need to take revenge. Just sit back and wait because karma will get hold of those that hurt you and if you are lucky, God will let you watch.” – Unknown

217. “You don’t think that means people can be funny, and Jane Lynch is the epitome of that. If there could be, like, a gay version of ‘Mean Girls,’ I’d totally be in it.” — Alex Newell

218. “You have to recognize that some people, whether they know it or not, are just mean spirited. If someone delivers messages to you in a harsh and negative way all the time, it’s time for you to evaluate why you allow them to speak into your life. Release negative people because that energy is unhealthy. They can keep that.” – Rorree Tillman

219. “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

220. “You may be pretty; and you may be talented, but nobody will remember that if you’re mean.” – Unknown

221. “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” – Anne Lamott

222. “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.

223. “Your success, your life, your happiness. Don’t let mean people bring that down.” — Taylor Swift

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Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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