61 Negative People Quotes To Help You Take The High Road

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Unfortunately, no matter how much you may try to avoid them, there will always be negative people in this world. Is it just me, or did it feel like the pandemic brought droves of negative people out of nowhere?  

Things were getting so toxic on social media that I couldn’t even scroll through my own timeline without other people’s negativity sucking the energy out of me, and I had to take a social media detox.  

But it did help. 

Protecting your peace and removing the negativity from your life, instead of continuing to consume it against your will, will help you to become a more positive person and prevent the negativity from others from dragging you down. 

That is why below I am going to share my favorite 20 negative people quotes. 

Why do we need negative people quotes? 

Negative people quotes serve as a good reminder to surround yourself with positive energy and protect your own peace. By protecting yourself from toxic people, you will be much happier. 

Negative People Quotes

  1. “The less you respond to negative people, the more powerful your life will become.” – Robert E. Baine Jr. 
  2. “Let negative people live their negative lives with their negative minds.” – Moosa Rahat 
  3. “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 
  4. “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 
  5. “Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away.” – unknown 
  6. “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 
  7. “People who are constantly negative have a tendency of rubbing off that negativity to others. It’s not just annoying, it is unhealthy. Surround yourself with positive people and positive attitudes.” – Louise R Allen 
  8. “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 
  9. “Be so positive that negative people don’t want to hang around you.” – unknown 
  10. “The best defense is to keep off the radar of negative people.” – Steven Redhead 

Negative Energy Quotes

  1. “Don’t let people pull you into their storms. Pull them into your peace.” – Unknown 
  2. “Don’t let negativity affect your vision. A lot of people have said harsh things, but I don’t let it affect me. If anything it gives me more enthusiasm and pushes me to do better in my career so I can prove them wrong.” – Nicole Polizzi 
  3. “When you have a lot of stress and negativity around you, when you cut that away, you cleanse.” – Lil Jon 
  4. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan 
  5. “Life is too short to spend in negativity. So I have made a conscious effort to not be where I don’t want to be.” – Hugh Dillon 
  6. “Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows.” – Bobby Darnell 
  7. “Never let the negativity get to you. There are gonna be a lot of people you have to plow through, but as long you believe in yourself, that’s all that matters.” – Becky G 
  8. “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 
  9. Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard 
  10. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – are all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant 

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Quotes About Negative People

  1. “People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hasen 
  2. “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 
  3. Do not allow negative people to turn you into one of them.” – Unknown 
  4. “The Secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free. Be grateful for everything you have, and stay away from people who are negative. Stay smiling, and keep running.” – Fauja Singh 
  5. “Stop allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions.” – Steve Maraboli 
  6. “Surround yourself with loving, caring, happy people and get rid of the negative people that drag you down.” – Heather Rose 
  7. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 
  8. “When you are pursuing your dreams, they will call you crazy because they are lazy. They never know you are a hero who just jumped away from step zero. Stay away from negative people; they will only pollute you.” – Israelmore Ayivor 
  9. “Beautiful things will happen when you distance yourself from negative people.” – unknown 
  10. “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 
  11. “People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hasen 

Avoiding Negative People Quotes

  1. “Don’t walk away from negative people – run!” – Mark Twain 
  2. “Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it’s a brighter day.” – Unknown 
  3. “Gravitate towards your goals and avoid negative people and situations.” – Phillip Crone 
  4. “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 
  5. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah 
  6. “Don’t hang with negative people. They will pull you down with them. Instead, invite them into your light and together you will both shine strong.” – L.F Young 
  7. “Surround yourself with loving, caring, happy people and get rid of the negative people that drag you down.” – Heather Rose 
  8. “Weeding out the harmful influences should become the norm not the exception.” – Carlos Wallace 
  9. “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 
  10. “You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.” – Joel Osteen 

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Remove Toxic Friends Quotes

  1. “Keeping bad company is like being in a germ-infested area. You never know what you’ll catch.” – Frank Sonnenberg 
  2. “As you remove toxic people from your life, you free up space and emotional energy for positive, healthy relationships.” – John Mark Green 
  3. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” – Hussein Nishah 
  4. “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 
  5. “Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.” – Robert Tew 
  6. “It is important to surround yourself with people who lift you up, encourage you, share your vision and inspire you.” – Les Brown 
  7. “Energy is contagious, positive and negative alike. I will forever be mindful of what and who I am allowing into my space.” – Alex Elle 
  8. “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 
  9. “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 
  10. “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 

Toxic People Memes

  1. “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 
  2. “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 
  3. “Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.” – Mandy Hale 
  4. “Surround yourself with people that add to your peace, not your problems.” – unknown 
  5. “You walk around with a negative attitude and you’re just naturally going to bring trouble and hard times down on yourself.” – Charles de Lint 
  6. Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.” – Travis Bradberry 
  7. “Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.” – Robert Tew 
  8. “Letting go of the toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” – Hussein Nishah 
  9. “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 
  10. “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 

Final thoughts on negative people quotes…

Negative people have a tendency to drag other people down with them with their negative energy. By protecting your peace and energy from them, and surrounding yourself with positivity, you are giving yourself a much better chance to be happy and joyful.  

Take care of yourself.

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