125 Toxic People Quotes to Cut Off Negative People

People who are harmful to others are toxic people. Toxic people lack empathy and don’t care about others. You should avoid any relationship with toxic people.

These toxic people can sap your vitality and undermine your self-esteem.

To maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle, it is critical to recognize and avoid toxic individuals.

Toxic People Quotes to Cut Off Negative People

We’ve selected some powerful quotes about toxic individuals to give you the courage to eliminate negative people from your life and surround yourself with positivity.

Top 10 Toxic People Quotes


People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely. ~ Hans F. Hasen.


People who are not happy with their life will often try to start drama in yours. ~ Unknown.


Letting toxic people go is not an act of cruelty. It’s an act of self-care. ~ Unknown.


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


Toxic people create chaos, point fingers, shift blame & avoid talking responsibility. ~ Unknown.


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


Beware those who sacrifice your happiness on the altar of their beliefs. ~ John Mark Green.


Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends. ~ Unknown.


Try not to take thing personally. What people say about you is a reflection of them, not you. ~ Unknown.


A toxic person will never change. They just change victims and blame everything on everybody else. ~ Unknown.

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Famous Toxic People Quotes


Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. ~ Lucille Ball.


When someone is toxic, remember it’s not about you. It’s a reflection of their inner state. ~ Unknown.

Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Sometimes you have to pretend that you are a fool because you want to see how far they can go. ~ Unknown.

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.

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.


Some people can’t function without negativity because bringing down others makes them feel better. ~ Unknown.

Better to have enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back. ~ Unknown.

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.


If you have to hurt other people in order to feel powerful, you are an extremely weak individual. ~ Unknown.

You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage. ~ Chinonye J. Chidolue.

Don’t ever stop believing in your own transformation. It is still happening even on days you may not realize it or feel like it. ~ Lalah Delia.


You don’t owe anyone anything except the same amount of respect they show you. ~ Unknown.

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

Pure gold does not rust. Only gold alloys do so. You may have golden dreams. But if you go in the company of toxic people, you become “a gold alloy” and what that means is that you can rust at any time! ~ Israelmore Ayivor.

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.


You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them. But still move on without them. ~ Unknown.

Best Toxic People Quotes

People will provoke you until they bring out your ugly side, then play the victim when you go there. ~ Unknown.

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


When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them. ~ Unknown.

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

Toxic relationships are like a good pasta that has been overcooked. ~ Asa Don Brown.


Even if toxic people are right about what is “good,” they are wrong if the approach is not healthy. ~ John Lewis Lund.

Removing toxic people (including Naysayers) from your life can repay you in scores of holistic wealth. ~ Keisha Blair.

When you notice someone​​ does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it. ~ Shahida Arabi.

Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else. ~ Cheryl Strayed.

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better. ~ Anne Lamott,

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

Deep Toxic People Quotes

I am worth more than these excuses. I am worth more than this inconsistent, unhealthy, disappointing dynamic. I am worthy of finding someone that is never going to allow us to settle into this toxic, distorted version of love. ~ Liz Newman.


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

Fame for fame’s sake is toxic – some people want that, with no boundaries. It’s unhealthy. ~ Annie Lennox.

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. ~ Deborah Reber.

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.

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.

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.


Don’t tell me I’ve changed, when in reality, I just stopped dealing with you. ~ Unknown.

You cannot heal in the same place where you got sick. ~ Unknown.

There is more than one way to lose your life; quickly through violence, or fettered-away and wasted around dreadful, toxic people. ~ Bryant McGill.


Sometimes you just have to be done. Not mad, not upset. Just done. ~ Unknown.

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.

Sometimes it’s better to end something and try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible. ~ Karen Salmansohn.

Meaningful Toxic People Quotes

Cutting people out of your life doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. Not everyone is meant to stay. ~ Unknown.

Some combinations of people are toxic, you know? You have to find the right one that isn’t just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction. ~ Taylor Swift.


The best defense is to keep off the radar of negative people. ~ Steven Redhead.

I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life, they have shown me exactly whom I do not want to be. ~ Unknown.

There are many good seeds in you. Therefore you must avoid every bad soil in the world. ~ Israelmore Ayivor.

Everybody has bad relationships, and, at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship. ~ Anne Hathaway.


Cutting people out of my life doesn’t mean I hate them. It means I respect myself. ~ Unknown.

If somebody is looking for a bin to throw all their trash into, make sure it’s not in your mind. ~ Dalai Lama.

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.


Toxic people will attempt to iron out their wrinkled past with smooth talking. ~ Christine E. Szymanski.

Profound Toxic People Quotes

Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they’re behind you for a reason. ~ Unknown.

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. So, listen when someone talks about their life and circumstances. If the list of people they blame is long… it’s probably only a matter of time before you’re on that list. ~ Steve Maraboli.

If they don’t do often, it isn’t a mistake, it’s just their behavior. ~ Unknown.


Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate. ~ Mandy Hale.

Sometimes toxic people are so resistant to change that therapy does not really help them – but they send everybody else into therapy to find ways to cope. ~ Amy Dickinson.

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.


Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself. ~ Hussein Nishah.

Avoiding certain people to protect your emotional health is not a weakness. It’s wisdom. ~ Unknown.

When being in a toxic relationship in life at times you may have to step outside yourself, to see yourself, so you can find yourself and love yourself again. ~ Angel Moreira.


Some people don’t want to be fixed, because being broken gets them attention. ~ Unknown.

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.

Thoughtful Toxic People Quotes

Weeding out the harmful influences should become the norm, not the exception. ~ Carlos Wallace.

Don’t let getting lonely make you reconnect with toxic people. You shouldn’t drink poison just because you’re thirsty. ~ Unknown.


Don’t let someone get comfortable disrespecting you. ~ Unknown.

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.

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

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.


Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment. ~ Unknown.

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.

Disconnecting from toxic people is key for your mental and spiritual growth. ~ Unknown.


The people in your life should be a source of reducing stress not causing more of it. ~ Unknown.

Don’t let Negative and Toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out. ~ Zig Ziglar.

Create new avenues in your life by removing toxic people who defeat your purpose. ~ Amaka Imani Nkosazana.

Sad Toxic People Quotes

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.


Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away. ~ Tony Gaskins.

The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become. ~ Unknown.

Never rely on another person to make you feel whole. ~ Karen Salmansohn.

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.


Remember…Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour.

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.

Never waste your time trying to explain yourself to people who are committed to misunderstanding you. ~ Unknown.

The less you respond negative people, the more peaceful your life will become. ~ Unknown.

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.


Give the gift of your absence to those who do not appreciate your presence. ~ Unknown.

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.

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. ~ Michael Jordan.

Toxic people will make you feel like you’re holding a grudge. No, dude. That’s a boundary. ~ Unknown.

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.


Let negative people live their negative lives with their negative minds. ~ Moosa Rahat.

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

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

You’ve survived the worst. You’ll survive the recovery. ~ Unknown.

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

Sometimes you have to forget how you feel and think of what you deserve. ~ Unknown.


Boundaries are your responsibility. You decide what is and isn’t allowed in your life. ~ Unknown.

Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

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

You are in control of your life. Set new boundaries by removing all of the toxic people from your inner circle. ~ Germany Kent.

Pay attention when people react with anger and hostility to your boundaries. You have found the edge where their respect for you ends. ~ Unknown.


Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength. ~ Unknown.

In a toxic family system the black sheep is often just the person who sees through everyone else’s bullshit. ~ Unknown.

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.

I’m making some changes in my life, If you don’t hear anything from me you are one of them. ~ Unknown.

So these were the 125 top quotes about Toxic People.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Lack of Communication quotes and Prove Them Wrong quotes.

References and Sources:

  1. 101 Toxic People Quotes to Stay Away from Negativity
  2. Toxic People Quotes To Help You Develop Boundaries
  3. Toxic People Quotes – Goodreads
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