110 Inspirational Quotes to Stay Away From Negativity in Your Life

110 Inspirational Quotes to Stay Away From Negativity in Your Life

Quotes on negativity


Negativity in any form is harmful. Be it negative thoughts, negative feelings, negative habits, negative attitudes, negative perceptions, or negative people.

You just need to stay away from every form of negativity. And always try to focus on the positive aspects of everything.

Never let negativity affect your life and health, ruin your relationships with others, or become a barrier on the paths of success, happiness, wealth, peace of mind, etc.

Here’s a collection of 110 quotes about negativity to help you deal with all kinds of negativity and give you the strength to destroy all the barriers that stop you from going where you want to go.


#1. “There is too much negativity in the world. Do your best to make sure you aren’t contributing to it.”

― Germany Kent

#2. “Revolution doesn’t have to do with smashing something; it has to do with bringing something forth. If you spend all your time thinking about that which you are attacking, then you are negatively bound to it. You have to find the zeal in yourself and bring that out.”

― Joseph Campbell

#3. “When we are aware of our weaknesses or negative tendencies, we open the opportunity to work on them.”

― Allan Lokos

#4. “Try giving up all the thoughts that make you feel bad, or even just some of them, and see how doing that changes your life. You don’t need negative thoughts. All they have ever given you was a false self that suffers. They are all lies.”

― Gina Lake

#5. “It would be easy to become a victim of our circumstances and continue feeling sad, scared or angry; or instead, we could choose to deal with injustice humanely and break the chains of negative thoughts and energies, and not let ourselves sink into it.”

― Erin Gruwell

#6. “People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action.”

― Steve Maraboli

#7. “7 things negative people will do to you. They will…

  1. Demean your value;
  2. Destroy your image
  3. Drive you crazily!
  4. Dispose of your dreams!
  5. Discredit your imagination!
  6. Deframe your abilities and
  7. Disbelieve your opinions!

Stay away from negative people!”

― Israelmore Ayivor

#8. “Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don’t have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction.”

― Shannon L. Alder

#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. “Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognizance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.”

― Michael Bassey Johnson

#11. “Never judge someone’s character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment.”

― Suzy Kassem

#12. “Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved!”

― Israelmore Ayivor

#13. “He who searches for evil must first look at his own reflection.”

― Confucious

#14. “Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower.

Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty. Be that lotus flower always. Do not allow any negativity or ugliness in your surroundings destroy your confidence, affect your growth, or make you question your self-worth.”

― Suzy Kassem

#15. “Don’t ever let someone tell you the value you don’t have, in order to be in someone’s life. That is often the value they feel you have, not that person.”

― Shannon L. Alder

#16. “To all the other dreamers out there, don’t ever stop or let the world’s negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.”

— Adam Green

#17. “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

#18. “That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.”

— George Foreman

#19. “Negativity is the enemy of creativity.”

— David Lynch

#20. “I work from a position of positivity always. I don’t dwell on negativity, and I always believe something better’s on the horizon.”

— Joe Maddon

#21. “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

#22. “Whenever I am faced with someone spreading negativity in my relationship, I remember the old saying, ‘Misery loves company.’ I am also reminded to be mindful of the company you keep. Sometimes you cannot see a hater until you are happy. It is then that they demonstrate their negativity.”

— Raheem DeVaughn

#23. “I feel like there’s a dignity in silence and I think if I retaliate to negativity with negativity then we’ve evened out. And I don’t need to even that out because if somebody’s being negative, I need to be the better person.”

— Nadiya Hussain

#24. “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

#25. “The thing that I’ve learned is that there really is no joy, and nothing ever good is going to come from negativity. Those are thoughts that, even if you were presenting an honest version of yourself, there’s just no point in sharing.”

— Stephen Amell

#26. “We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common – which is – we all want to be happy.”

— Ellen DeGeneres

#27. “Negativity, in general, is one of the things that holds people back, and you have to see what’s holding you back to get away from it.”

— Lucy Dacus

#28. “Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with that same attitude you started. Renew your contract with a day well completed.”

— Rick Pitino

#29. “I think we manifest the very thing we put out. If you’re putting out negativity, then you’re going to retrieve that same sentiment. If you emanate joy, it comes back to you.”

— Robin Wright

#30. “It’s easy to get bogged down in all the negativity that when you see people smile and pat you on the back and say, ‘We’re going to get through this,’ it means a lot.”

— Michael Waltrip

#31. “There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?”

— C. JoyBell C.

#32. “We need to make sure we’re all working together to change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society.”

— Justin Trudeau

#33. “No matter how good you are, someone is always going to be against you. But never let them be the limit of your success.”

— Terry Mark

#34. “Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form–you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul.”

— John O’Donohue

#35. “Make no mistake about it. Bad habits are called ‘bad’ for a reason. They kill our productivity and creativity. They slow us down. They hold us back from achieving our goals. And they’re detrimental to our health.”

— John Rampton

#36. “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

#37. “Negative words are powerful boomerangs so be careful what you say about people and yourself.”

— Mary J. Blige

#38. “There are so many great things in life; why dwell on negativity?”

— Zendaya

#39. “If you find yourself plagued by a recurrent worry, train yourself to think of something else. Your conscious mind can concentrate on only one thought at a time, and driving the negativity away will free you up to move forward again.”

— Harvey Mackay

#40. “If I could teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their face.”

— Catriona Gray

#41. “There’s a way that you can throw negativity out there that seems rebellious. But I’ve always taken pleasure in a different kind of rebellion, which is putting a positive spin on everything, trying to enjoy myself at all times.”

— Zac Efron

#42. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

#43. “When you have a lot of stress and negativity around you when you cut that away, you cleanse.”

— Lil Jon

#44. “No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world.”

— Wayne Dyer

#45. “Don’t let negative thoughts of the past or the future ruin your today.”

— Avina Celeste

#46. “Nobody can motivate himself in a positive direction by continually using negative words.”

— John C. Maxwell

#47. “It’s hard to let go of all that negativity, which will seriously drain your motivation, but you got to let it go.”

— Oscar Auliq-Ice

#48. “All negativity is an illusion created by the limited mind to protect and defend itself.”

— Ambika Wauters

#49. “Having a strong sense of self-discipline helps us to avoid negativity and achieve the greatness we desire.”

—  Amr Okasha

#50. “Despair not. Refuse to be gloomy or negative. Don’t allow challenges and situations to rob your joy. Don’t allow anything or anyone to take your peace away.”

— Patricia Dsouza

#51. “People who project negativity typically have low self-esteem. They feel bad about themselves, and their negativity is simply a reflection of those feelings.”

— Hendrie Weisinger

#52. “A lot of people will ignore positive words when they are down and accept negative words. Those people will never get better.”

— Travis J. Dahnke

#53. “Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows.”

— Bobby Darnell

#54. “If there’s anyone who makes you feel bad about yourself or anything that’s bringing you down, you don’t need it in your life. Negativity begets negativity, but positivity begets positivity.”

— Stephanie McMahon

#55. “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

#56. “A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself and hates them for it.”

— George Bernard Shaw

#57.  “Don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

— Clint Eastwood

#58. “Forget your sadness, anger, grudges, and hatred. Let them pass like smoke caught in a breeze. Do not indulge yourself in such feelings.”

— Masaaki Hatsumi

#59. “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

#60. “Nothing can doom man but the belief in doom, for this prevents the movement of return.”

— Martin Buber

#61. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”

— Alphonse Karr

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

— Will Smith

#63. “Stop allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions.”

— Steve Maraboli

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

— Michael Jordan

#65. “The more you dwell on what you don’t have, the more you get what you don’t want.”

— unknown

#66. “Criticism does not make you smarter or better than the one you are criticizing. In fact, the stuff you are critical of in others is the same stuff you don’t like about yourself.”

— Iyanla Vanzant

#67. “If your thoughts are negative, you’ll probably attract negative events into your life. You will see the bad, not the good. The reverse is also true in that thoughts of creating a positive life find their origin in a positive mind.”

— Byron Pulsifer

#68. “You cannot be positive and move forward with life if you struggle with negative thinking. There are great ways to keep those motivational words in front of you which will have a positive impact on your thinking.”

— Catherine Pulsifer

#69. “Just as negative beliefs at some point entered your subconscious mind, and began to subtly shape your lives, new, positive beliefs can also be “planted” there: beliefs that will gradually begin to improve your behavior, your thinking, the way you feel, and thus, your life.”

— David Bolton

#70. “The combination of your negative self-talk, thoughts, feelings, actions, behaviors and emotional wellbeing highlight a key that will help you to understand and decipher their meaning so that you can eventually live an Ego free identity.”

— Clayton John Ainger

#71. “Try to practice positive thinking. Every time a negative or worrying thought pops into your head, take a moment to convert it into a positive thought.”

— Zayne Parker

#72. “Good things can come out of negative emotions – they can make you notice things that are wrong and need to be changed or fixed.”

— Vanessa Allen

#73. “We can either work on the negative things and turn them into positive things, or we can accept that the negative is negative and leave it at that.”

— Jennifer N. Smith

#74. “Through meditation, you are simply breaking down negative thoughts or triggers, fear, and worry, and you focus all that energy into thinking on purpose.”

— Kristine Ally

#75. “Your grief is yours to feel, but positive affirmations can take away your suffering as well as heal some of your old pain and negative thought patterns.”

— Louise L. Hay and David Kessler

#76. “Turn the negative into a positive and use the knowledge gained to propel you further.”

— Drew Eubanks

#77. “Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.”

— Thomas Edison

#78. “If we choose to fill our minds with destructive limiting negative thoughts then our life will be less than it could be and most likely on a road filled with hardship, misery, and worry.”

— Bernadette Dimitrov

#79. “Complaining and worrying would release negative hormones in your body and harm your health whereas focusing on positive aspects of life would release positive hormones in the body and improve health and happiness.”

— Swaati Shiv

#80. “In order to transform your negative mentality into a positive one, so that you may speak forth positive words, you need to have a bounty of good words to pull from.”

— Grant Dean

#81. “Positive emotions act as a personal development spur, whereas negative thinkers are more likely to give up when things don’t go according to plan.”

— Angel Greene

#82. “One of the best ways to boost your confidence and get rid of the negativity you feel is to hang around other positive people.”

— Zayne Parker

#83. “Your body listens to you more than you might think, so if you think and talk negatively about it, whether to yourself or to others, it listens.”

— Corrina Thurston

#84. “Changing your negative thoughts into positive ones is difficult but not impossible to do. It only requires two things: willpower and determination.”

— Alexi Weaver

#85. “What kind of inner monologue starts up when the negativity comes from the outside? Start practicing grace, patience, and self-love.”

— Joseph Taylor

#86. “If you react to a negative thought as a stimulus to create a positive thought, then you are reacting creatively.”

— Debra Ann

#87. “With every negative emotion comes more pessimistic behavior. And with more pessimistic behaviors comes even more negativity basically because one feeds the other.”

— Byron Pulsifer

#88. “Don’t let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead, give to yourself that which empowers you.”

— Les Brown

#89. “Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.”

— Roy T. Bennett

#90. “In a world where it’s easy to find cynicism, resignation, negativity, and constant complaining, it sometimes takes a radical act of courage and self-care to focus on inspiration and what truly matters.”

— Mike Robbins

#91. “Negativity and complaining are like a virus. It only takes a little bit of exposure before you are completely overtaken. Then, the more you feed it, the better the climate for the virus, and the worse your attitude becomes.”

— Jessica Jones

#92. “Negativity breeds negativity. Avoid it, or you’ll find yourself knee-deep in it.”

— Paul McCabe

#93. “Perseverance was forged in the fires of your own determination. Its powers are activated when we ignore the negativity and keep working towards our goals.”

— Jake Smith

#94. “A lot of negativity in anyone’s life can inhibit people from attempting to reach their full potential in life, but there is more to life than what ‘people’ say.”

— Mary M Hall-Rayford

#95. “Defending against the negativity is now an essential duty that you owe to your future, more happy self.”

— Jake Smith

#96. “Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved!”

– Israelmore Ayivor

#97. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

– Abraham Lincoln

#98. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

#99. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

– Nido Qubein

#100. “Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean you hate them. It just means that you love yourself.”

– Anonymous

#101. “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

#102. “Worry and negativity are a misuse of your imagination.”

– Anonymous

#103. “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

#104. “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

#105. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”

– Rumi

#106. “Negativity may knock at your door, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it in.”

– Anonymous

#107. “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”

– Brian Tracy

#108. “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.”

– Unknown

#109. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

–- Vincent Van Gogh

#110. “Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.”

— Criss Jami




So, after going through these inspirational quotes on negativity, are you still going to give it your attention?

I’m sure you’ll start ignoring it and move forward.

These quotes will definitely motivate you to stay positive and destroy and overcome negativity within and around you.

Do share these quotes with your family and friends if you think they also need to clear their minds from negative thinking and adopt a positive attitude.

What are your favorite negativity quotes? Feel free to let me know in the comments section below.





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