By Maxime Lagacé
Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, powerful, and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.
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Here are 71 of the best toxic people quotes I could find. What’s my goal? To remind you of the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people. You’ll discover authors like Einstein, Will Smith, Lao Tzu, Gandhi, and more. Enjoy!
Toxic people always act like they are the victim. Unknown
Letting go of toxic people is self-care. Maxime Lagacé
I will not allow anyone to walk in my mind with dirty feet. Mahatma Gandhi
When people treat you like you don’t care, believe them. Unknown
Toxic people have no concept of boundaries. Sarah Regan
People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely. Hans F. Hasen
If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low vibrational relationship or friendship — you won. Lalah Delia
Toxic people are people who cause harm to another, often through emotional manipulation. Perpetua Neo
Fools want to share their poison but wise people prefer water. Maxime Lagacé
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment. Lao Tzu
If they do it often, it isn’t a mistake: it’s just their behavior. Steve Maraboli
Never argue with stupid people, because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. Mark Twain
Toxic people only change their victims, never themselves. Remember that. Soulja Boy (Source)
Losing toxic people is a win. Unknown
Toxic people are great actors. They will utilize whichever props are available to maintain control in the relationship. Shannon Thomas
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Mean people are meaningless. Alice Hoffman
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. Debi Hope (Source)
We teach people how to treat us. Dr. Phil
The only relationships that exist are based on truth. Everything else is just a mutual and isolating delusion. Stefan Molyneux
Toxic people will often make you question your sanity. Sarah Regan (Source)
Don’t associate yourself with toxic people. It’s better to be alone and love yourself than surrounded by people that make you hate yourself. Robin Williams
Always be brave enough to cut off toxic people. Soulja Boy
Toxic people calling you toxic because they can’t manipulate you is the funniest shit ever. Pammy (Source)
Toxic people do not want to take the blame for anything, and they’ll make sure they don’t. Sarah Regan
Toxic people will know how to hit you where it hurts. Sarah Regan
The hardest part of being in an emotionally abusive relationship, it’s actually admitting you’re in one. Anna Akana
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Pay no attention to toxic words. What people say is often a reflection of themselves, not you. Christian Baloga
Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out. Robert Tew
No matter how lonely you feel, never reconnect with toxic people. Unknown
You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people. Joel Osteen
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
Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions. Will Smith
Toxic people are like Cancer. If you keep them in your life, they will destroy your dreams, hopes and ambitions. Dee Dee M. Scott
Be mindful of toxic people. They love playing victim. They’re also good at manipulating others into believing that you’re the bad guy. Mutti Menk (Source)
A toxic person is anyone whose behavior adds negativity and upset to your life. Unknown
Stop hanging out with shitty people just because you’ve known them for a while. Cut toxic people out. Unknown
As you get wiser, you realize gossip is for little people. Maxime Lagacé
Toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress. Unknown
Stop feeling guilty about prioritizing your boundaries. Unknown
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
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
The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. Anthony Robbins
Losing negative friends to gain your inner peace is always a fair tradeoff. Unknown
Avoid people who complain about everything. Mackenzie Smith (Source)
Some people don’t want to be fixed because being broken gets them attention. Unknown
We all get it wrong sometimes but toxic people will make sure you know it. Karen Young
There are two types of relationships: nourishing and toxic. Do not keep the toxic. Les Brown
Toxic people don’t like it when others see though them, so they’ll do all they can to make everyone else look like a monster. Nitya Prakash
Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate. Mandy Hale
The most destructive relationships are the ones built on shared trauma, mutual degeneracy, and competing scars. Ed Latimore (edlatimore.com)
I love the sound of not hearing from some people. Steve Maraboli
When you let go of the toxic people in your life, you will find that life becomes so much easier. Steven Aitchison
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
Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If your friends laugh at your goals and dreams they are not your friends. Dan Go (Source)
As you remove toxic people from your life, you free up space and emotional energy for positive, healthy relationships. John Mark Green
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. C. JoyBell C.
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
Never rely on another person to make you feel whole. Karen Salmansohn
Learn to ignore the behavior of toxic and irritating people. The truth is they are hurting; that’s why they choose to hurt others. They are full of fear and insecurity. Ignore the hate they spew. Respond with patience and love. Say a prayer for them. Mufti Menk (Source)
Relationships end, but they don’t end your life. Steve Martin
There’s no place in your life for people that bring you down or hold you back. Cut these people out of your life. Cherish those who lift you up and push you forward. Sahil Bloom (Source)
Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore. Albert Einstein
Not all friends know they have lost you. Joyce Rachelle
When dealing with toxic people always choose distance over disrespect. Germany Kent
Vibe so high that any toxic people naturally remove themselves from your life because they no longer know how to approach your energy. Pammy (Source)
Cutting ties with toxic people who trigger your mental health is top tier self-care. Pammy
The minute she rid herself from toxic people, she started glowing like a beautiful sunset in Barbados. Charmaine J. Forde
When I stop eating certain things, I feel so much better. I notice the same when I stop dealing with certain people. Steve Maraboli
It’s amazing how quickly things can turn around when you remove toxic people from your life. Robert Tew
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Drama is for fools. The wise stay calm. Maxime Lagacé
- Signs of toxic people?
- They gossip
- They blame
- They complain
- They act like victims
- They make you feel bad about yourself
- You are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. So cut toxic people out of your life today.
- Remember: your mental health is more important than a negative relationship.
- Be yourself, be mature, and be honest. That’s how you deal with toxic people.
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Do you know toxic people? What’s your favorite toxic people quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.