30 Getting Rid of Toxic People Quotes on Taking Back Your Power

Not everything and not everyone is meant to stay. Sometimes, we have to let go of things and people who do more harm than good – in our body, mind, and soul. It can be confusing and hard to recognize the toxicity they bring into our lives, especially when we’re manipulated to believe that we’re at fault and we get used to feeling bad about ourselves.

Getting Rid of Toxic People Quotes

But those who truly care lift us up, not bring us down. They want us to believe that we can, not trigger our insecurities and doubts. That’s why the only people we should allow to stay are those who inspire and empower, the ones who remind us that we’re strong. So don’t hesitate to get rid of toxic people. It’s an important aspect of self-care, after all.

If you’re losing your sense of peace because of someone who has nothing good to say, these 30 getting rid of toxic people quotes will remind you of what needs to be done.

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

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

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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

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

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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

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I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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