60 Sobering Quotes about Cutting People Off

If you’ve been dealing with a toxic personality in your immediate environment, you may find some truth in the below quotes about cutting people off. They may even give you an idea about what to do.

Sometimes you fail to see someone for who they are until they show their true colors in a difficult situation. Sometimes it takes years to realize how toxic a person’s influence is.

This is when you begin to wonder,

“Should I cut them out of my life? Or should I give them a second chance?”

The final decision depends on many things, but there comes a time when you are better off without a person you thought was your friend. It may happen in romantic and family relationships too.

That’s when distancing yourself from someone is the best decision you could make. The below quotes talk about the situations when cutting people off is necessary for your own good.

60 Cutting People Off Quotes That Will Help You See the Sobering Truth

1. Cutting people from your life does not mean you hate them. It simply means you respect yourself.

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2. Sometimes your circle decreases in size but increases in value.

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3. One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.

– Ziad K. Abdelnour

4. Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.

-Unknown

Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.

5. You don’t lose friends because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends, and you’re better for it.

-Mandy Hale

You don't lose friends because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends, and you're better for it.

Does this quote sound familiar to your current situation? It could be that you are growing apart from your friends – you can read about it here.

6. Even the nicest people have their limits.

-Unknown

7. It’s not easy to detach from people you’ve had close ties with, but sometimes it’s necessary in order to restore your sanity. Your mind peace.

-Unknown

8. Cutting people off doesn’t have limits. Family can get cut off too if they’re causing you stress. Eliminate any negativity from your circle.

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It can be painful to realize that a family member is a toxic influence. Read this article if you suspect that your family doesn’t care about you.

9. Being with no one is better than being with the wrong ones. Sometimes those who fly solo have the strongest wings.

-Unknown

Being with no one is better than being with the wrong ones. Sometimes those who fly solo have the strongest wings.

Do you agree with this quote? You might be a loner. Read this article about the signs and hidden powers of loners.

10. There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who do not. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.

-José N. Harris

11. Don’t be afraid of losing someone who doesn’t feel lucky to have you.

-Unknown

12. You never know how toxic something is until you breathe fresher air.

-Unknown

You never know how toxic something is until you breathe fresher air

13. 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

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.

Sounds familiar? You might need some advice about recognizing and dealing with a judgemental person in your circle.

14. Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.

-Unknown

15. Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.

-Unknown

16. Sometimes the journey has to be traveled alone in order to appreciate the strengths that lie deep inside you.

-Unknown

17. Sometimes we just have to cut off the dead branches in our life. Sometimes that’s the only way we can keep the tree alive. It’s hard and it hurts, but it’s what’s best.

-Nicole Williams

18. Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. Just trust what you feel.

-Unknown

Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. Just trust what you feel.

19. There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away; the battle they are fighting is not with you, it is with themselves.

-Unknown

20. As you move forward in life, you may need to change your circle of friends. Everyone around you isn’t interested in seeing you improve.

-Unknown

21. I used to think that the worst things in life were to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with the people who make you feel alone.

-Robin Williams

I used to think that the worst things in life were to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with the people who make you feel alone.

Does a friend of yours make you feel invisible and alone? Check out this article about friends who don’t care about you.

22. It doesn’t matter if it is a relationship, a lifestyle, or a job. If it doesn’t make you happy, let it go.

-Unknown

23. Standing alone is better than standing with people who hurt you.

-Unknown

24. When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen.

-Unknown

25. The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

-David Russel

26. Don’t let your loyalty become slavery. If they don’t appreciate what you bring to the table, let them eat alone.

-Unknown

Don’t let your loyalty become slavery. If they don’t appreciate what you bring to the table, let them eat alone.

27. Losing someone you love isn’t easy, but losing yourself is worse.

-Unknown

28. If someone shows you their true colors, don’t try to repaint them.

-Unknown

29. If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

-Paulo Coelho

30. Listen to positive people and ignore negative ones. People who doubt, judge, and disrespect you are not worth your time and attention.

-Unknown

If this quote rings a bell, you may want to read this article about the signs that someone in your friend circle doesn’t respect you.

31. Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.

-Will Smith

32. If you can’t figure out where you stand with someone, it might be time to stop standing and start walking.

-Unknown

33. Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that some people only enter your life as a temporary happiness.

-Unknown

34. Don’t let anyone rent space in your head unless they are a good tenant.

-Unknown

35. If you have to force it, leave it. Relationships. Friendships. Yoga poses. Perfect ponytails. Let things go.

-Unknown

36. If you’re not losing friends, then you’re not growing up.

-Unknown

If you’re not losing friends, then you’re not growing up.

Do you identify with this quote? Maybe you cut off a friend recently because they seem too immature and superficial to you. Read more about outgrowing your friends here.

37. Stay away from people who make you feel you are hard to love.

-Unknown

38. Keep people in your life who truly love you, encourage you, and make you happy. If you have people who do none of these things, let them go.

-Unknown

39. People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.

-Hans F. Hansen

40. And after all these pointless fights, wasted days, mental breakdowns, broken promises, and mendacious beliefs, I think I’m better off alone.

-James Andrew Crosby

41. You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around.

-Unknown

42. If you lose someone but find yourself, you won.

-Unknown

43. Never beg anyone to create space for you in their life because if they knew your worth, they would surely create one for you on their own.

-Unknown

Never beg anyone to create space for you in their life because if they knew your worth, they would surely create one for you on their own.

If you find some truth in this quote, it could be that your effort is one-sided. Read this guide if you suspect that someone doesn’t want to be your friend.

44. Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals, or self-worth.

-Unknown

45. When my circle got smaller, my vision got clearer.

-Unknown

46. It’s so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It’s like the trash took itself out.

-Unknown

47. Sometimes you have to unfollow people in real life.

-Unknown

48. Before, I used to be afraid of being alone. Now, I’m afraid of having the wrong people as company.

-Unknown

49. Learning to ignore certain people is one of the greatest paths to inner peace. Life gets easier when you delete those who make it difficult.

-Unknown

50. The older I get, the more I would rather sit alone in silence than with people who judge the way I live.

-Unknown

51. The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.

-Alysia Harris

52. Be willing to walk alone. Many of those who started with you won’t finish with you.

-Unknown

53. I grew to understand that people don’t always build walls to keep others out. It’s done out of a necessity to protect whatever is left within.

-Unknown

54. When it’s over, leave. Don’t continue watering a dead flower.

-Unknown

55. Cutting someone completely off from your life is sometimes necessary for your peace. Don’t feel guilty for it.

-Trent Shelton

56. When you learn how much you’re worth, you will stop giving people discounts.

-Unknown

57. If I cut you off, chances are, you handed me the scissors.

-Unknown

58. If someone won’t lift a finger to call you, see you, and spend time with you, it’s time for you to lift five fingers and wave goodbye.

-Unknown

Does a friend of yours behave this way? Do you feel like you are the only one who cares? It could be that you are stuck in a one-sided friendship.

59. Sometimes you just have to remove people without warning. We are getting too old to be explaining what they already know they are doing wrong.

-Unknown

Sometimes you just have to remove people without warning. We are getting too old to be explaining what they already know they are doing wrong.

60. There is no better self-care than cutting off people who are toxic for you.

-Unknown

Learn from These Quotes about Cutting People Off

If you have toxic, negative, and judgemental personalities in your circle, think twice about keeping them a part of your life. These kinds of people can drain you, kill your dreams, and destroy your self-esteem. That’s why distancing yourself from them is a matter of protecting your mental wellbeing, as the above cutting people off quotes suggest.

Don’t feel bad about yourself if you make the decision to cut ties with someone in your circle. You are not a mean person. You just know your worth and choose wisely who to surround yourself with. After all, being picky about your social connections can only benefit you. Life is too short to waste it on the wrong people who don’t value or care about you.

There also can be situations when you can’t say for sure what to do. Is your friend intrinsically toxic or are they falling into negativity because they are having a tough time? Is your co-worker a dream killer or are they just trying to give you constructive criticism?

There are some red flags that you should make yourself aware of. If you are unsure whether you need to cut a friend or relative off from your life, read this article about the signs you should stay away from someone.

To sum up, remember that the people you choose to surround yourself with have a tremendous effect on the quality of your life. So, make sure to choose wisely who should have a place in your social circle and who shouldn’t.

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