Last Updated on April 2, 2021 by Shane Walker
Are you a people pleaser? Are you letting your need to make others happy create unhappiness in your own life? If so, then it’s time to make a change. It’s okay to want to do for others but there is a point when it becomes unhealthy. Use the following people pleaser quotes to help you put things in perspective and break free from your people pleasing ways.
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People Pleaser Quotes
1 – “I can’t tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” – Ed Sheeran
2 – “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
3 – “There is a huge cost to your soul; no dignity, no honesty, no opinions or thoughts of your own, and no you, are just some of the costs.” – Dr. Anne Brown
4 – “Your biggest commitment must always be to yourself.” – Bridgett Devoue
5 – “Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” – Paulo Coelho
6 – “The man who seeks to please God is the man who people are pleased with. The man who seeks to please others won’t satisfy anyone.” – Edwin Louis Cole
7 – “When you engage in people pleasing you are out of integrity with yourself, your goals, your dreams, and your life’s mission.” – Eileen Anglin
8 – “Don’t feel bad for making decisions that hurt other people. You’re not responsible for their happiness, you are responsible for yours.”
9 – “There’s something very addictive about people pleasing. It’s a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate.” – Anne Hathaway
10 – “When you say yes to others make sure you are not saying no to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho
People Pleasing Is Unhealthy
As you can see from these quotes so far, people pleasing can cause lot’s of stress and anxiety. Make yourself a priority and commit to your own happiness. Of course it’s okay to do for others but like Anne Hathaway says, it’s addictive and can become desperate.
11 – “The only thing wrong with trying to please everyone is that there is always at least one person who will remain unhappy. You.” – Elizabeth Parker
12 – “Don’t be afraid of losing people. Be afraid of losing yourself by trying to please everyone around you.”
13 – “Sometimes you aren’t listening to your body because you’re listening to everybody else’s expectations.” -Ann Voskamp
14 – “Self-Care is giving the world the best of you, not the rest of you.” – Katie Reed
15 – “It’s not about being what everyone wants you to be, it’s about being yourself and finding someone who truly loves you for what you are.”
16 – “The only reason people take you for granted is because they assume you’ll always be there. Prove them wrong.”
17 – “Your life isn’t yours if you constantly care what others think.”
18 – “I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions, or unnecessary conversations.”
19 – “The deepest pain I ever felt was denying my own feelings to make everyone else comfortable.” – Nicole Lyons
20 – “I was always going to let someone down so I decided it wouldn’t be me anymore.”
Work On Putting Yourself First
People pleasers have a hard time focusing on self-care, but prioritizing yourself is important. Try to schedule a little “me time” for yourself at least once a week. Like Katie Reed said, self-care is giving the world the best of you, not the rest of you.
21 – “There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t even jump puddles for you.”
22 – “The surest way to lose your self-worth is by trying to find it through the eyes of others.” – Becca Lee
23 – “‘No’ is a complete sentence. It does not require justification or explanation.”
24 – “People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you.” – Abraham Hicks
25 – “Don’t be a people pleaser… be a self pleaser… it’s not ego… it’s called self-respect.” – Preeta Gupta
26 -“Don’t be a people pleaser. Trust your instincts.” – Salome Mumba
27 – “Do things for you, not for the approval or satisfaction of others. You’ll attract the people who matter.”
28 – “Every yes is a no to something else.”
29 – “Be yourself. People don’t have to like you. You don’t have to care.”
30 – “Don’t change to please people. If they can’t accept you for who you are, you don’t need them in your life.”
Favorite People Pleaser Quotes?
What are your favorite people pleaser quotes? Be sure to share them. These last quotes are some of my personal favorites.
31 – “You cannot be everything to everyone.”
32 – “Care about what other people think, and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu
33 – “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
34 – “If you try to please all you please none.” – Aesop
35 – “Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.” – Jim Carrey
36 – “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” – Turcois Ominek
37 – “I gotta stop treating people like I owe them something.” – Tupac
38 – “Pleasing everybody is never a responsibility. If they like you for who you are, good. If not, it’s their problem not yours.”
39 – “I can only please one person per day. Today isn’t your day. Tomorrow doesn’t look good either.”
40 – “The only people who get upset when you set boundaries are those who benefited from you having none.”
41 – “Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm.”
42 – “You are not designed for everyone to like you.”
43 – “Sometimes you don’t realize you are actually drowning when you are trying to be everyone else’s anchor.”
44 – “If God is pleased then stop worrying about who isn’t.”
It’s time to stop being a people pleaser. Use these quotes for inspiration.
Which of these people pleaser quotes resonate with you the most? Let us know in the comments below.