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Top 100 Quotes for When People Try to Bring You Down

There are times when people will try to bring you down to their level. It is important to remember that they are not the ones in control of your destiny; you are. There will be days when it feels like everything is going wrong. So to help you get through those tough times, here are some of our favorite quotes!

Know that you are enough already, and you deserve to feel good about yourself.

Top 100 Quotes For When People Try to Bring You Down

1. “In your 40s, you shed those who bring you down and surround yourself with the most positive people you know.” – Jami Attenberg

2. “I don’t want to bring myself down to a place where there are hard and fast rules. In general, I try to be compassionate, but that is dependent on the moment ultimately.” – Margaret Cho

3. “We teach people how to treat us.” – Dr. Phil

4. “I can’t tell you the amounts of times I’ve been let down, but I still try to see the best in people.” -Daphne Guinness

5. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

6. “Haters scream, trying to bring me down, but my Beliebers can scream louder than that and I am proud of that.” – Justin Bieber

7. “The best defense is to keep off the radar of negative people.”― Steven Redhead

8. “I have in the past overly trusted people and was, in turn, let down by some. Since then, I have learned the difference between putting faith into people and blindly trusting them.” – Do Won Chang

9. “I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater. Most people thought I was a dork. But if you have a sense of humor about it, no one can bring you down.” – Zac Efron

10. “When you’re trying to achieve a goal, negative people will just bring you down. Surround yourself with the positive.” – Dave Ramsey

11. “If they do it often, it isn’t a mistake; it’s just their behavior.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

12. “Depend on yourself. You won’t be let down.” -Madhuri Dixit

13. “I think music can heal your soul if you’ll let it. It can also bring you up if you’re down. It can also bring you down if you’re too up. It’s a mood thing.” – Gretchen Wilson

14. “We are a democracy and we don’t believe in just hunting down gangsters and killing them. We believe in trying to find the gangsters and bring them back for trial, and give them a trial under rule of law. That’s what democracies do.” – Cornel West

15. “Let negative people live their negative lives with their negative minds.”- Moosa Rahat

16. “You will be let down by people you trusted. Forgiveness is very good but in the process don’t lose your self-respect and never let anyone take you for granted!” – Irwin Rego

17. “If you keep a clean heart with your money, you will have a clean karmic cycle, but the day you do something negative to another person, that karmic circle will start to bring you down.” – Shilpa Shetty

18. “If people are trying to bring you down it only means that you are above them.” – Unknown

19. “You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.” – Joel Osteen

20. “I tell kids that people will let them down and hurt them. But Jesus Christ will never let them down and never hurt them.” – Willie Aames

21. “You get built up and put on a pedestal and then people want to bring you down. It can be hurtful. Some people try to make me look bad or not a nice person but it’s completely false.” – Avril Lavinge

22. “We exist to serve our community. That’s the most important mindset to maintain.” – Chris Brogan

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

24. “Accept the fact that some people didn’t intend to let you down. Their best is just less than you expected.” – Thema Davis

25. “I was bullied every second of every day in elementary and middle school. Obviously, people are going to bring you down because of your drive. But, ultimately, it makes you a stronger person to turn your cheek and go the other way.” – Selena Gomez

26. “Don’t listen to anybody who’s trying to bring you down. There’s so much negativity in the world. If you really want something, then you go for it.” – Ryan Cabrera

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

28. “Sometimes you have to let people down in order to get on, particularly in show business.” – Dusty Springfield

29. “Don’t let misery bring you down.” – Angelique Kidjo

30. “Don’t borrow someone else’s spectacles to view yourself with.” – Simon Travaglia

31. “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

32. “Always trust strangers, it’s the people you know that let you down.” – Andrew O’Hagan

33. “Don’t let the man bring you down.” – Maya Angelou

34. “I’m trying to bring danger back into rock ‘n’ roll and there are no limits and no laws and I break down every barrier put in front of me till the day I die.” – GG Allin

35. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli

36. “People will let you down. Welcome to life. People will also lift you up, save you, love you, teach you, and guide you. Welcome to life!” – Elle Febbo

37. “You can’t get too high for somebody to bring you down.” – Maya Angelou

38. “It’s important for you to do what you love and not let anyone bring you down.” – Nikka Costa

39. “If I feel like someone’s trying to bring me down, I just walk away from it.” – Ashley Tisdale

40. “Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.” – Karen Salmansohn

41. “There are people in your life who’ve come and gone, they let you down, and hurt your pride. Better put it all behind you. Life goes on, you keep carrying that anger, it’ll eat you up inside.” – Don Henley

42. “Don’t let it bring you down. It’s only castles burning, find someone who’s turning, and you will come around.” – Neil Young

43. “I learn from everyone by observing traits that make them successful and traits that bring them down, and try to incorporate only the best traits into my professional career.” – Olivia Stuck

44. “Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.” -Karen Salmansohn

45. “Do not let people put you down. Believe in yourself and stand for yourself and trust yourself. – Jacob Neusner

46. “Avoid and ignore the idiots who try to bring you down in life; they are not worth your time.” – Ken Poirot

47. “I think people today are very cynical. They need to bring other people down. Reality television and tabloid magazines-never before did we need to see movie stars taking out their garbage. But all of a sudden, it’s front-page news trying to figure out who’s dating whom, all that stuff. Who cares?” – Scarlett Johansson

48. “Maybe all men are a drug. Sometimes they bring you down and sometimes, like now, they get you so high.” – Candace Bushnell

49. “You know how macho boys get when they’re all together? Well, the set of ‘Desperado’ was like that. They were all trying to put me down, saying, ‘Bring on the stuntwoman, Salma can’t do that.’ But I did everything.” – Salma Hayek

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

51. “See the man on the TV with a phony smile. Bring you up, bring you down, he can turn your head around.” – Van Morrison

52. “This is the world I’m trying to bring down, the world trying to kill me and everything I care about.” – Victoria Aveyard

53. “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

54. “Go higher and higher, until it becomes impossible to bring you down, I wanna use a microscope to locate you, don’t even dream of coming down.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

55. “Lift up your hearts, my brothers, high, higher! And don’t forget about your legs either! Lift up your legs as well, you good dancers, and better yet, stand also on your heads!” – Friedrich Nietzsche

56. “There’s folks you just don’t need. You’re better off without em. Your life is just a little better because they ain’t in it.” – William Gay

57. “Being a champion and staying that way is the most difficult thing to deal with. Everyone sees you as a target. They want to bring you down.” – Tomoki Kameda

58. “If you’re a fan of hurting others, talking down to, or trying to bring others down, then never call yourself a fan of mine.” – Austin Carlile

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

60. “If you’re in a band or think of yourself as a slightly creative person, you can get quite self-indulgent, so sometimes it’s nice to have those people who bring you down to earth, but in a pleasant way.” – Jarvis Cocker

61. “If a person finds negative people in his life, then he needs to mend his own nature than that of others, for his own basic grounding decides the level of acidic or toxicity surrounding him.” – Anuj Somany

62. “You have to dream big and go for it. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and ignore those who try to bring you down. Never give up, no matter what – overcoming obstacles makes you stronger!” – Shannon MacMillan

63. “They will always tell you that you can’t do what you want to do, but you can do what you want to do. You just have to believe in yourself. The system is to bring you down, but you can rise up.” – Bob Marley

64. “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

65. “In a world of competition, you can’t let someone else win at your own expense. Don’t be the reason why they stay in power and bring them down instead!” – Steve Maraboli

66. “Only when we have done our best with what is within us will we then know what might have been accomplished with a little more effort.” – Alan Kay

67. “Don’t let the negativity of others bring you down, that is their problem which they have to deal with not you! Focus on your own happiness and success!” – Bhavya Khullar

68. “A person who has been raised in a negative environment that constantly brings them down, they will have no idea how to even begin working on themselves.” – Kristina Horner

69. “People are always trying to bring you down because it makes them feel better about their own lives.” – CeCe Olisa

70. “You can’t worry about what others say or think. You have to stay true to yourself and let the haters be the people who try but fail at bringing you down.” – Charlamagne Tha God

71. “Let them talk, it means nothing! They want a reaction from their words? Well they will get none from me!” – Vincent Van Gogh

72. “Whatever negative things people think and say about you is enough to bring you down provided you believe that it carries a weight that can push you hard. Don’t agree to accept what critics say; be prepared to silence them by doing what they think you can’t do!” – Israelmore Ayivor

73. “You have to be strong during the hard times. You can’t let what they say bring you down because it is only a matter of opinion.” – Christiano Ronaldo

74. “Never give up, never stop believing in yourself and your abilities! Don’t listen when others try to bring you down!” – Caroline Wozniacki

75. “Handling toxic people is not an art, they will be the victim of their own toxicity.” – P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

76. “It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.” – Tupac Shakur

77. “You are your own worst enemy, you will always bring yourself down.” – Henry Rollins

78. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

79. “Never let anyone tell you that who you are is not enough, because the moment they do, they have lost their power over you and brought themselves down instead.” – Robin Sharma

80. “People can bring you down with their words, but only if they are given power over you by your own belief in them!” – Mandy Hale

81. “Don’t let others opinions of you define who you really are.” – Aaliyah

82. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller

83. “I have solid decent people around me, and I believe that is all it is because you will get destroyed if you have people bringing you down.”

84. “Beware of those around you who subtly sow the seeds of doubt.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

85. “People who are jealous of you only make themselves look petty.” – Javan

86. “Always remember that your worth is not determined by what others think, the doubt drown your inner voice of reason.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

88. “You reach deep down and bring up what feels absolutely authentic to you as you move along with the book, but you don’t know everything about it. You can’t.” – Anne Rice

89. “One moment you appear to be riding the crest of a wave, only to have the rug pulled away from you, bringing you back down to earth with a sickening thud.” – John Barrow

90. “You can bring down governments, you can do a lot of things that are in your own interests even though liberals will get very antsy when you start talking about it.” – Tom Tancredo

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

92. “Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.” – Germaine Greer

93. “Don’t let anyone bring you down or try to break your spirit. Be the lion and not a sheep!” – Alister McGrath

94. “Positive thoughts breed positive actions” – Oprah Winfrey

95. “I’m not gonna let other people bring me down. I will just keep on doing what I do best.” – Dina Lohan

96. “People might try to make you feel like less of a person, but it doesn’t mean they are right about you or that you don’t deserve the world!” – Emma Stone

97. “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

98. “Do not let yourself get in your own way. Don’t judge yourself and knock yourself down. There is enough of that out there already. Remember: you are an artist, and you bring something special to this craft. Take in notes and criticism, but don’t let them define you. Don’t try to become a watered-down version of yourself.” – Valerie Azlynn

99. “My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives.” — Robin S. Sharma

100. “What is already woven cannot be undone. It will not make the trees grow again for you to bring the building down on our heads.” – Robert Jordan

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