1. “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

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

3. “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

4. “Beware of those around you who subtly sow the seeds of doubt.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

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

6. “Toxic people will make you feel like you’re holding a grudge. No, dude. That’s a boundary.” – Anonymous

7. “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

8. “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.” – Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

12. “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

13. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

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

22. “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

23. “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

24. “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

25. “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

26. “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

27. “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

28. “Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.” – Anonymous

29. “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

30. “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

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

32. “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 to justify your intuition.” – Shahida Arabi

33. “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

34. “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

35. “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

36. “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

37. “You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.” –

38. “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

39. “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

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

41. “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 and Kiersten Anderson

42. “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

43. “The best defence is to keep off the radar of negative people.” – Steven Redhead

44. “Never waste your time trying to explain yourself to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” – Anonymous

45. “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

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

47. “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

48. “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

49. “A lot of the happiness or unhappiness in your life is a result of the people you’re surrounding yourself with. So, develop the courage to let go of toxic people.” – Karen Salmansohnn

50. “To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

51. “Stay away from negative people. They drain your energy like vampires suck out human blood. Hell. They’re the real ‘dementors.’” – Riza Prasetyaningsih

52. “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

53. “Seven things negative people will do to you—they will demean your value, destroy your image, drive you crazily, dispose your dreams, discredit your imagination, de-frame your abilities, and disbelieve your opinions! Stay away from negative people!” – Israelmore Ayivor

54. “Instead of staying in toxic cycles, stay away from toxins.” – Anonymous

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

56. “You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around.” – Anonymous

57. “To protect your spirit from contamination you must limit the amount of time you spend around negative people.” – Clyde Lee Dennis

58. “Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can defend yourself against this. You can’t. Just walk away. Don’t try to make your case.” – Christiane Northrup

59. “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” – Anonymous

60. “Don’t stay in a toxic cycle just because it is familiar.” – Anonymous

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

62. “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.” –

63. “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

64. “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.

65. “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

66. “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

67. “Release the toxic and infectious-spreaders of misery, souls destroying souls, and poisonous liars. Awaken from the hallucinations and take back your heart. Reclaim your self-esteem and leave the toxic be.” – Giorge Leedy

68. “Let go of the naysayers who only serve to bog you down with negative messages, and find positive people who are excited about your future prospects.” – Keisha Blair

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

70. “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

71. “Don’t reconnect with toxic people just because you are lonely right now. You don’t drink poison when you are thirsty.” – Anonymous

72. “Dear self, stop re-opening your doors for toxic people, then calling it ‘seeking closure.’ Certain things don’t work out in life—and that’s okay.” – Reyna Biddy

73. “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

74. “Letting go of toxic people is an act of self-care.” – Karen Salmansohn

75. “Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.” – Anonymous

76. “You’ll never realize how toxic someone really is until you breathe fresh air.” – Anonymous

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

78. “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

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

80. “Hanging around the small-minded eventually makes us small-minded. The plant only grows as big as the environment it’s in.” – Torron-Lee Dewar

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

82. “Toxic people can never put themselves in your shoes. They never feel what you are feeling in any situation.” – Anonymous

83. “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

84. “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

85. “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

86. “Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

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

88. “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

89. “Toxic people don’t like it when others see through them, so they’ll do all they can to make everyone else look like a monster.” – Nitya Prakash

90. “A toxic person only changes their victims, never themselves.” – Anonymous

91. “Toxic people are so good at manipulating people to think that you are the bad guy.” – Anonymous

92. “Toxic and abusive people love sending you emotional bills for debts you’ve already paid. I call them Plungers―because they love to bring up old shit.” – Steve Maraboli

93. “Insecure people put others down to raise themselves up.” – Anonymous

94. “Toxic people spread their toxin to you and then you, in turn, become a wasteland like they are.” – Body Focus

95. “Toxic people come in the cute shape of a victim. You may want to save them but it is a losing battle. Draining yourself while enabling them.” – Anonymous

96. “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

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

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

99. “Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away.” – Anonymous

100. “Handling toxic people is not an art, they will be the victim of their own toxicity.” – P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

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

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

103. “Toxic people always come back with an apology after hurting you because they know that you will forgive them no matter what.” – Anonymous

104. “When someone treats you like crap just remember it’s because there’s something wrong with them—not you. Normal people don’t go around destroying other people’s lives.” – Anonymous

105. “They like you more when you don’t challenge them. They prefer to have an upper hand over you.” – Mitta Xinindlu

106. “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

107. “People who are not happy with their life will often try to start drama in yours.” – Karen Salmansohn

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

109. “Beware those who sacrifice your happiness on the altar of their beliefs.” – John Mark Green

110. “Toxic people blame others for their mistakes.” – Anonymous

111. “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

112. “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

113. “Toxic people will always come to you for emotional support, but when you expect the same, they are not around.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

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

118. “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

119. “Negativity will distract you from your goals, so don’t entertain it.” – Carlos Wallace

120. “You better go alone, than with negative people!” – Israelmore Ayivor

121. “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

122. “Toxic people always complain and want you to agree with them.” – Anonymous

123. “When they are ignoring you, they are giving you an opportunity to learn how to be without them. Don’t waste that opportunity.” – Anonymous

124. “If you’ve been through trauma, you don’t need more drama. So, surround yourself with those who bring you peace.” – Christy Ann Martine

125. “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

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

127. “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

128. “The toxic behaviors were there before you decided to enter into relationships with them. The signs were there. You may have chosen to look the other way, but the signs were there.” – P.A. Speers

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

130. “Being toxic is not cute. Grow up and learn how to love properly.” – Anonymous

131. “Toxic people with a victim mindset are the worst for real.” – Anonymous

132. “Toxic is when they can’t let you go, but they can’t treat you right either.” – Anonymous

133. “The only way to win with a toxic person is not to play.” – Anonymous

134. “They are gaslighting when they say, ‘Stop being so insecure’ or ‘Everyone knows you’re crazy.’ Stay far away from people who say things like that.” – Anonymous

135. “Toxic people don’t care about your feelings.” – Anonymous

136. “Don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do.” – Steven D. Levitt

137. “Never let someone with a significance of a speed bump be a roadblock in your life.” – Anonymous

138. “When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts.” – Anonymous

139. “Until a person heals themselves, they will be toxic to anyone who tries to love him.” – Anonymous

140. “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

141. “I still love the people I’ve loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them.” – Uma Thurman

142. “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

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

144. “Sometimes you have to accept the truth and stop wasting time on the wrong people.” – Anonymous

145. “Losing toxic people is a win.” – Anonymous

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

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

148. “People who live a life full of drama are lacking purpose and meaningful goals. After all, when you have purpose and meaning you don’t want to waste your life on drama.” – Karen Salmansohn

149. “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

150. “You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life.” – Anonymous

, in any case, is difficult. Most of the time, these people bully others to cope with their insecurities.


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