40 Toxic People Quotes: Rise Above Negativity

We’ve all had experiences with toxic people – those who bring nothing but negativity and drama into our lives.

Whether or not it is a friend, family member, or co-worker, these people can make our lives miserable. If you’re currently dealing with a toxic person or trying to avoid one, here are some quotes that perfectly describe what it’s like to deal with these kinds of people. 

They’ll remind you that you’re not alone and strong enough to handle anything that comes your way. So next time you feel down about dealing with a toxic person, look at these quotes. They might give you the strength you need.

Toxic People Quotes

30 Quotes About Toxic People

“I’ve spoiled too many unworthy people with my time and attention and made them priorities in my life when they barely deserved it. I no longer cross oceans for people who wouldn’t even jump over a puddle for me. It’s not worth it. Especially when there’re people out there who would gladly hold my hand and cross the ocean with me.” – Unknown.

“You have to let go of all the things that stop you from growing and becoming a better individual; some things and people just aren’t meant for you, and no matter how much you wish they were, so summon all the strength and courage and let go of all that negativity and open your life towards new opportunities.” – Unknown.

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

“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.

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

“You can be kind and still choose to walk away from toxic people.” – Unknown.

“Toxic people do that to you. They make you believe in them. They spend time with you and get to know all your secrets. They build your trust, friendship, and respect. They show you appreciation. They show you affection. And they even make you believe in the power of love. 

They give you the world. And then, sooner or later, it begins. They begin to suck the life out of you and everything you loved about yourself without thinking twice. They begin to destroy you. They begin to burn. They begin to devour. And not once do they ever take what you feel under consideration. They abuse you mentally. 

They exhaust your heart. And they get a rush from doing such a thing. It’s terrible, I know, but they do exist. And they are out there. Waiting. Pretending to want to save you. When in reality, all they really want is to watch you drown.” – R.M. Drake.

“Don’t react to toxic people. Not giving them a reaction when they desperately seek it is far more powerful.” – Unknown.

“The best defense you have against a toxic person is self-awareness. Because if you’re not self-aware, you can’t recognize their toxicity.” – Unknown.

“Remove yourself from people who treat you like your time doesn’t matter. Your feelings are worthless. Your soul is replaceable.” – S. Mcnutt.

“Sometimes you need to give up on people, not because you don’t care but because they don’t.” – Unknown.

“Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life, you will never grow into your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow.” – Unknown.

“Be careful who you share your weaknesses with. Some people can’t wait for the opportunity to use them against you.” – Naaz Fatima Malim. 

“Let go of all people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.” – Steve Maraboli.

“Stay away from people who can’t take responsibility for their actions and who make you feel bad for being angry at them when they do you wrong.” –  Unknown. 

“Avoid toxic relationships. When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. Don’t talk yourself into unseeing what they show you. What we allow is what will continue.” – Unknown. 

“We end up in toxic relationships because we don’t stand up for ourselves early on when red flags occur. We let them slide because we fear losing a companion. How long do you let disrespect and neglect go? At some point, you have to develop healthy barriers for how you’re going to be treated; you’re responsible for your experience, nobody else is.” – S. Mcnutt. 

“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

“Avoid toxic people who act like the victim when confronted about their abusive behavior, expect you to prioritize them – but refuse to prioritize you, mess with your head, intentionally and repeatedly do and say things that they know upset you, and can’t and won’t apologize sincerely.” – Barb Schmidt.

Mahatma Gandhi Quote

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

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

“When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did.” – Jill Blakeway

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

“A reminder about toxic people: We are often let down by those we trusted and loved by the most unexpected ones. Some make us cry for things that we haven’t done. Others ignore our faults and just see our smile. Some leave us when we need them the most. Some stay with us even when we ask them to leave. The world is a mixture of people. We just need to know which hand to shake and which hand to hold. After all, that’s life: Learning when to hold on – and when to let go.” – Chanda Kaushik. 

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

“When someone treats you badly, just remember it’s because there’s something wrong with them, not you. Normal people don’t go around destroying other people’s lives.” – Unknown.

“I forgive the people who drown me because I don’t understand how a person could roll the words “I’m sorry” off their lips and not mean them.” – Unknown.

“If you are broken, and they have left you, do not question whether you were enough. The problem was you were so enough they were not able to carry it.” – Rupi Kaur.

“It’s so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It’s like the trash took itself out.” – Karen Salmansohn.

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

10 Quotes About Toxic Narcissistic People

“Narcissists are excellent actors/actresses. They really know how to give a performance, and people are mesmerized by their fake charm and innocence. It leaves the victim feeling deflated, bewildered, and confused. It’s hard to change people’s perception of the narcissist because they are so convincing in playing the victim and tainting you as the abuser.” – Unknown.

“Narcissists don’t have a soul; that’s why they try to kill yours. Your beautiful personality is the very core of your being. They will try to steal as much of it as they can.” – Unknown.

“But that’s the thing about narcissists. They can try to fool you, with all their heart, but in the end, they’re just fooling themselves.” ― Ellie Fox.

“If you hold on to hurt and anger with a narcissist, the children will have no normal parent. The narcissistic parent will use them as puppets, love bomb, and abandon them. You are their only hope.” — Tracy Malone.

“There is simply no winning with a narcissist. He will treat you so horribly that you will become withdrawn and depressed, and then he will turn around and say, ‘You’re no fun anymore; you’re always so depressed. I need to be with someone more positive.'” — Susan Williams.

“A narcissist paints a picture of themselves as being the victim or innocent in all aspects. They will be offended by the truth. But what is done in the dark will come to light. Time has a way of showing people’s true colors.” – Karla Grimes.

“Maybe, the lesson we can all learn from the inner sadness of a narcissist is to see through our own fabrications, our own illusions so that we can be set free to be real once more.” – Shannon L. Alder.

“At a moment when we must face too much self-righteousness and narcissism on our path, it is a soothing relief for our soul if we can permeate through the shallowness around and penetrate the essence of matters, allowing us to still our mind.” – Erik Pevernagie.

“The narcissist is like a bucket with a hole in the bottom: No matter how much you put in, you can never fill it up. The phrase “I never feel like I am enough” is the mantra of the person in a narcissistic relationship. That’s because to your narcissistic partner; you are not. No one is. Nothing is.” – Ramani Durvasula.

Narcissism Quote

“The narcissist will throw in your face all that they have done for you but never say one word of all that you have done for them. Never.” – Anonymous.

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