115 Mean People Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Mean People Quotes (Best in 2024)

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There's nobody quite as mean as people being mean for Jesus. — The Rev

When someone is nasty or treats you poorly, don't take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them. — Michael Josephson

Unkind people need your kindness the most. They advertise their pain. — Rick Warren

Ive seen the meanness of humans till I dont know why God aint put out the sun and gone away. — Cormac McCarthy

Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it's only when you have children that you realize you're not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully. — Marjorie Holmes

Meanness is incurable; it cannot be cured by old age, or by anything else. — Aristotle

Words don't mean, people mean. — Alfred Korzybski

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Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Basically, I am a good, gentle person, but I am attracted to mean personalities. — Rita Hayworth

We try to be real nice and friendly to people, but sometimes they take advantage of that. — Layne Staley

Short Mean People Quotes

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  • Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me. — Marilyn Monroe
  • If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. — George Orwell
  • Black people know what white people mean when they say “law and order”. — Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Our job is unconditional love. The job of everyone else in our life is to push our buttons. — Byron Katie
  • Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. — Oscar Wilde
  • Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. — Clement Attlee
  • Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. — Colin Powell
  • People who look for symbolic meaning fail to grasp the inherent poetry and mystery of the images. — Rene Magritte
  • Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies. — Erich Fromm
  • We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself. — Brian Cox

Top 10 Mean People Quotes

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Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. — John Wesley

Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me. — Marilyn Monroe

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. — George Orwell

When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over. — T. D. Jakes

People will hurt you. But don't use that as an excuse for your poor choices, use it as motivation to make the right ones. — LeCrae

Pissing people off doesn't mean you're doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off. — Colin Powell

Black people know what white people mean when they say “law and order”. — Fannie Lou Hamer

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. — Joseph Campbell

The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity. — Voltaire

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. — Albert Einstein

Mean People Image Quotes

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Mean people quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Mean people quote by Amber Valletta

If you can be funny, it means you're intelligent. Your brain is working fast. — Amber Valletta

Mean people quote by Marguerite de Navarre

People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach — Marguerite de Navarre

Mean people quote Cutting people out of your life doesn't mean you hate them,
Cutting people out of your life doesn't mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. Not everyone is meant to stay !
Mean people quote by Mahatma Gandhi

Be the compromise you want to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi

Mean people quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mean people quote Cutting people out of my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respe
Cutting people out of my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.

Mean Person Quotes

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No society can legitimately call itself civilized if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means. — Aneurin Bevan

...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means. — W. Edwards Deming

You assist an administration most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil administration never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good man will therefore resist an evil system or administration with his whole soul. — Mahatma Gandhi

Mean people quote Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to the things and people that s
Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to the things and people that stress you out.

Genius is personal, decided by fate, but it expresses itself by means of system. There is no work of art without system. — Le Corbusier

Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in its spiritual being, his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance. — Viktor E. Frankl

Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. — Erich Fromm

Mean people quote Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.

When I say ' thug' I mean not a criminal, someone who beats you over the head, I mean the underdog. You could have two people- one person has everything he needs to succeed and one person has nothing. If the person who has nothing succeeds, he's a thug. Cuz he overcame all the obstacles. — Tupac Shakur

No person who has not spent a period of his life in those 'stark and sullen solitudes that sentinel the Pole' will understand fully what trees and flowers, sun-flecked turf and running streams mean to the soul of a man — Ernest Shackleton

Success, like happiness, is the unexpected side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself. — Viktor E. Frankl

Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough. — Elif Safak

Mean Man Quotes

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The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition. — Carl Jung

If you see a man opening a car door for a woman, it means one of two things: it's either a new woman or a new car! — Prince

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.This was said by gene wilder ... what does it mean ? — Gene Wilder

Mean people quote If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them
If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. — Viktor E. Frankl

There are two races of men in this world but only these two: the race of the decent man and the race of the indecent man. — Viktor E. Frankl

I think transwomen, and transpeople in general, show everyone that you can define what it means to be a man or woman on your own terms. A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you're supposed to be to live a more authentic life. — Laverne Cox

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Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision. — Stevie Wonder

Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free. — Frederick Douglass

Accumulating knowledge is a form of avarice and lends itself to another version of the Midas story ...man [is] so avid for knowledge that everything that he touches turns to facts; his faith becomes theology; his love becomes lechery; his wisdom becomes science; pursuing meaning, he ignores truth. — Malcolm Muggeridge

The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

Very Mean Quotes

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Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive — Ratan Tata

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful. — Kailash Satyarthi

Mean people quote People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness, Just because they
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness, Just because they are not on your road does not mean they are lost.

Make your life your art. It doesn't have to be that you're an artist. I know I talk about art a lot, but I mean a very broad thing with that. You could be a veterinarian, that's your art. Find your art; find your thing you love. — Gerard Way

You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. — Albert Camus

I've said consistently that no employer ever really accepts a union. They tolerate the unions. The very minute they can get a pool of unemployment they'll challenge the unions and try to get back what they call managements prerogatives, meaning hire, fire, pay what you want. — Jimmy Hoffa

By its very definition, civic responsibility means taking a healthy role in the life of one's community. That means that classroom lessons should be complemented by work outside the classroom. Service-learning does just that, tying community service to academic learning. — John Glenn

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

In truth, ideology has very little to do with 'consciousness', even supposing this term to have an unambiguous meaning. It is profoundly unconscious, even when it presents itself in a reflected form. — Louis Althusser

There is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. — John F. Kennedy

Mean Guy Quotes

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My biggest competition is always myself. I mean no disrespect, but I do not look at any of the guys as being my competition for the simple reason that I can't control how they're going to look. I can only control how I look. — Ronnie Coleman

You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters. — Peyton Manning

I think a smart guy can learn. Some guys learn - it's just like all of us - some guys can learn electronics, some of us can't. Some people can learn something else, some of us can't. I mean, we're all wired differently. — Bill Belichick

With my fighters, there's no excuses like, 'Hey, listen, he's a dumb guy. Came from the mean streets of somewhere. He's just not all that bright.' These are educated guys, most of them went to college, they have families, children, etc. These are smart, rational people I'm dealing with. — Dana White

It's always the small people who change things. It's never the politicians or the big guys. I mean, who pulled down the Berlin wall? It was all the people in the streets. The specialists didn't have a clue the day before. — Luc Besson

If you really want something , you can have it if you're willing to pay the price. And the price means you have to work better and harder than the next guy. — Vince Lombardi

The thing about That Guy Is a Gigolo,' Radar says, 'I mean, the thing about it as a game, is that in the end it reveals a lot more about the person doing the imagining than it does about the person being imagined. — John Green

This means the world to me that you guys are here with me celebrating with me. Thank you. Thank you. I can’t express it enough. — Kevin Durant

On top of all that, look at this guy? I mean he's a idiot, he's 7 feet of pure idiot. You put his brain in a parakeet... zing! It'll fly backwards. — Dwayne Johnson

It's all about winning. Stats really don't matter, I mean, guys have great series and all that, and people take notice and take their place in history with those stats and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, it's all about winning and what you can do to help your team get to that point. — Stephen Curry

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More Mean People Quotes

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Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society . . . but for me and no one else, education means making creators. . . . You have to make inventors, innovators...not conformists — Jean Piaget

Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn't ask to be a role model, because I'm not perfect. — ASAP Rocky

No success or achievement in material terms is worthwhile unless it serves the needs or interests of the country and its people and is achieved by fair and honest means. — J. R. D. Tata

The exclusion of the weak and insignificant, the seemingly useless people, from a Christian community may actually mean the exclusion of Christ; in the poor brother Christ is knocking at the door. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The tendency to conformity in our society is so strong that reasonably intelligent and well-meaning young people are willing to call white black. This is a matter of concern. It raises questions about our ways of education and about the values that guide our conduct. — Solomon Asch

Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium. — Sigurd F. Olson

Success always calls for greater generosity - though most people, lost in the darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. Collecting boot is not an end itself, but only a means for building an empire. Riches would be of little use to us now - except as a means of winning new friends. — Cyrus the Great

People try to look for deep meanings in my work. I want to say, 'They're just cartoons, folks. You laugh or you don't.' Gee, I sound shallow. But I don't react to current events or other stimuli. I don't read or watch TV to get ideas. My work is basically sitting down at the drawing table and getting silly. — Gary Larson

If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music. — Billie Holiday

You are one with your skis and nature. This is something that develops not only the body but the soul as well, and it has a deeper meaning for a people than most of us perceive. — Fridtjof Nansen

Listen, I've got something very obvious to tell you. You are not allowed to give up. If they decide to kill me, it means that we are incredibly strong. We need to utilize this power to not give up, to remember we are a huge power that is being oppressed by these bad dudes. We don't realize how strong we actually are. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing. So don't be inactive. — Alexei Navalny

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. — Philip K. Dick

I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas. — Johnny Cash

When I say hip-hoppers, I mean black, white, Asian, Latino, Chicano, everybody. Everybody. Hip-hop has united all races. Hip-hop has formed a platform for all people, religions, and occupations to meet on something. We all have a platform to meet on now, due to hip-hop. That, to me, is beyond music. That is just a brilliant, brilliant thing. — KRS-One

If you're really successful at bullshitting, it means you're not hanging around enough people smarter than you. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Finally, I truly believe that each of us must find meaning in our work. The best work happens when you know that it's not just work, but something that will improve other people's lives. — Satya Nadella

Life has taught me that you can’t control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn’t mean they’ll treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, doesn’t mean they’ll value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most, turn out to be the people you can trust the least. — Trent Shelton

Insurrection is the last remedy, especially when the people have acquired the belief that peaceful means to secure the remedies for evils prove futile. — Marcelo H. del Pilar

Americans of good-will, the nice decent church people, the well-meaning liberals, the good hearted souls who themselves wouldn't lynch anyone, must begin to realize that they have to be more than passively good-hearted, more than church goingly Christian, and much more than word-of-mouth in the liberalism. — Langston Hughes

When someone asks me about violence, I just find it incredible, because what it means is that the person who’s asking that question has absolutely no idea what black people have gone through, what black people have experienced in this country, since the time the first black person was kidnapped from the shores of Africa. — Angela Davis

Hospitality means we take people into the space that is our lives and our minds and our hearts and our work and our efforts. Hospitality is the way we come out of ourselves. It is the first step towards dismantling the barriers of the world. Hospitality is the way we turn a prejudiced world around, one heart at a time. — Joan D. Chittister

In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed... It means facing a system that does not lend its self to your needs and devising means by which you change that system. — Ella Baker

Humanizing birth means understanding that the woman giving birth is a human being, not a machine and not just a container for making babies. Showing women-half of all people-that they are inferior and inadequate by taking away their power to give birth is a tragedy for all society. — Marsden Wagner

[The is] a mistaken belief that [the word Indian] refers somehow to the country, India. When Columbus washed up on the beach in the Caribbean, he was not looking for a country called India. Europeans were calling that country Hindustan in 1492.... Columbus called the tribal people he met "Indio," from the Italian in dio, meaning "in God." — Russell Means

I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. — Dorothy Day

A people who mean to be free must be prepared to meet danger in person, and not rely upon the fallacious protection of armies — Edmund Randolph

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is. — Blaise Pascal

People often say, with pride, 'I'm not interested in politics.' They might as well say, 'I'm not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future or any future.' ... If we mean to keep any control over our world and lives, we must be interested in politics. — Martha Gellhorn

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