97 Inspirational Boundaries Quotes to Help You Say No

These Inspirational Boundaries Quotes will help you to say no when needed.

A “Boundary” refers to a distinct line or boundary that separates two things.

Setting limits in our life is critical to ensure our emotional and psychological well-being.

We can maintain a feeling of balance and personal liberty by defining clear and healthy boundaries that protect our beliefs, needs and priorities.


It is critical to understand when to express “Yes” or “No” assertively in diverse scenarios.

This self-awareness allows us to handle our relationships and interactions in a way that fosters mutual respect, protects our integrity and avoids feelings of overload or being taken advantage of.

Top 10 Boundaries Quotes


Love has no boundaries. ~ Andrej Pejic.


Boundary setting is really a huge part of time management. ~ Jim Loehr.


Boundaries and sensitivity are directly connected. ~ Jessica Moore.

Being able to say “No” is a necessary ingredient in a healthy lifestyle. ~ David W. Earle.

The boundaries of your life are merely a creation of the self. ~ Robin Sharma.

I don’t touch people and they don’t touch me. ~ Katie McGarry.

The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom. ~ Tarah Brach.

Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. ~ Henry Bord.

No one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves. ~ Marianne Williamson.

Boundary setting helps you prioritize your needs over other people’s wants. ~ Lauren Kenson.

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Setting Boundaries Quotes

In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between them, there are doors. ~ William Blake.

The world will tell you what you are worth, until you show it you are not for sale. ~ Broms The Poet.

Boundaries are easier to manage when your values are well-defined. ~ Joe Jordan.

A broken soul doesn’t invest in boundaries because the world has crossed them, without mercy. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

Beauty has no boundaries, no rules, no colors. Beauty is like a religion. You can include everything inside it. ~ Alessandro Michele.

Boundaries are basically about providing structure, and structure is essential in building anything that thrives. ~ Henry Cloud.

Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot – it’s good for you! ~ Paula Radcliffe.

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of your reality is not their reality. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

If people keep stepping on you, wear a pointy hat. ~ Joyce Rachelle.

Just as we expect others to value our boundaries, it’s equally important for us to respect the boundaries of others. ~ Laurie Buchanan.

Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do. ~ Rachel Wolchin.

And this is one of the major questions of our lives how we keep boundaries, what permission we have to cross boundaries, and how we do so. ~ A. B. Yehoshua.

Lack of boundaries invites lack of respect. ~ Anonymous.

Speak clearly, if you speak at all carve every word before you let it fall. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes.

There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings, but none when they are under the influence of imagination. ~ Edmund Burke.

My goal is to be an innovator, to break boundaries within my industry, and to branch out to multiple other industries. ~ Eva Marie.

No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

Boundaries represent awareness, knowing what the limits are and then respecting those limits. ~ David W. Earle.

It’s the boundaries where the excitement is and where we will be in the future. ~ Horst Ludwig Stormer.

Best Boundaries Quotes

Success, or the lack of it, has a way to make you realize what your boundaries are. ~ R. Madhavan.

Just as we expect others to value our boundaries, it’s equally important for us to respect the boundaries of others. ~ Laurie Buchanan.

We need to have a talk on the subject of what’s yours and what’s mine. ~ Stieg Larsson.

Individuals set boundaries to feel safe, respected and heard. ~ Pamela Cummins.

“No” is a complete sentence. ~ Annie Lamott.


Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries. ~ Shannon Alder.

When someone oversteps your boundaries, they’re letting you know that what you want doesn’t matter. ~ Phil Good.

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others. ~ Brene Brown.

Families living in dysfunction seldom have healthy boundaries. Dysfunctional families have trouble knowing where they stop and others begin. ~ David W. Earle.

While working as a team, you push yourself forward and move outside the boundaries. It’s a great thing. ~ Martin Margiela.

When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you’re not saying ‘no’ to yourself. ~ Paul Coelho.

There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it. ~ Criss Jami.

Healthy boundaries are not walls. They are gates and fences that allow you to enjoy the beauty of your own garden. ~ Lydia Hall.

Music is a universal thing with no boundaries, whether you play inside or outside. ~ Andris Nelsons.

Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the real, of the possible. ~ Henry Reed.

If you’re offended by my boundaries, then you’re probably one of the reasons I need them. ~ Steve Maraboli.

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures. ~ Edwin Louis Cole.

Famous Boundaries Quotes

Virtual lives become erotic when blind to boundaries. ~ Unknown.

A good collaboration pushes the boundaries of both partners. ~ Neil Blumenthal.

Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. ~ Corita Kent.

Walls keep everybody out. Boundaries teach them where the door is. ~ Mark Groves.

The boundaries of bodies are the least of all things. ~ Leonardo da Vinci.

Choose to be pro-active, assertive and self-defining. ~ Bryant McGill.

Boundaries and risk management are very important parts of living a healthy and positive life. ~ Bryant H. McGill.

The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss. ~ Erin Hunter.

We can say what we need to say. We can gently, but assertively, speak our mind. We do not need to be judgmental, tactless, blaming or cruel when we speak our truths. ~ Melody Beattie.

When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. ~ Brene Brown.

The brain may take advice, but not the heart. ~ Truman Capote.

I encourage people to remember that “No” is a complete sentence. ~ Gavin de Becker.

Speaking with kindness creates confidence, thinking with kindness creates profoundness, giving with kindness creates love. ~ Lao Tzu.

Boundaries need to be communicated first verbally and then with actions. ~ Henry Cloud.

Unique Boundaries Quotes

There should be no boundaries, no hierarchy, no violence. Men and women are equal. ~ Alessandro Michele.

Every human being must have boundaries in order to have successful relationships or a successful performance in life. ~ Henry Cloud.

The majority of our ‘lines in the sand’ should be those that we don’t cross. ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough.

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space. ~ Asa Don Brown.

Honouring your own boundaries is the clearest message to others to honor them, too. ~ Gina Greenlee.

The best traveler is one without a camera. ~ Kamand Kojouri.

Be in your own skin, as an act of self-loving. ~ H. Raven Rose.

A boundary is not that at which something stops, but that from which something begins. ~ Martin Heidegger.


War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides. ~ Amit Kalantri.

If you look at the history of art and fashion, it’s always been political. It’s always been pushing boundaries. ~ Yara Shahidi.

The need itself is not the call. ~ Charles E. Hummel.

Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time. ~ Eduardo Chillida.

Boundaries are just made of Brick and cement. ~ Nikita Dudani.

The boundaries of design are the same as the problem of perception. ~ John Hench.

Your choice is to be active or passive in your responses. ~ Deborah Day.

The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

Boundaries aren’t all bad. That’s why there are walls around mental institutions. ~ Peggy Noonan.

Set and enforce your personal boundaries. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

Speak in your own voice about the things that matter to you. ~ Marty Rubin.

I want to push technology boundaries to be more efficient. ~ Robert Rodriguez.

The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? ~ Edgar Allan Poe.

You get what you tolerate. ~ Henry Cloud.

My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships. ~ Jada Pinkett Smith.

Once you see the boundaries of your environment, they are no longer the boundaries of your environment. ~ Marshall McLuhan.

Stop asking why they keep doing it and start asking why you keep allowing it. ~ Unknown.

Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary. ~ Doreen Virtue.

If someone gets mad at you for creating a boundary, consider that a good sign that the boundary was necessary. ~ Jenna Korf.

The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say ‘No’ to almost everything. ~ Warren Buffett.

Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices. ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Inspirational Boundaries Quotes

The only boundaries we have are in form. There are no obstacles in thought. ~ Wayne Dyer.

Anger is a sentry, stalking the edges of our boundaries and standing ready to defend them. ~ Jessica Moore.

Prayers have no boundaries. They can leap miles and continents and be translated instantly into any language. ~ Billy Graham.

Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time. ~ Eduardo Chillida.

Never assume you can’t do something. Push yourself to redefine the boundaries. ~ Brian Chesky.

If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.

So these were the 97 top Boundaries quotes and sayings.

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