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100 Quotes To Lift You Up Again When Someone Puts You Down

There are few things more soul-crushing than accomplishing something beautiful, sharing it with people you care about in the expectation that they’ll be excited with you, then realizing they don’t really share your joy. That’s why I prepared a list of “when someone puts you down” quotes to lift you up again and make you happy for the things you’ve achieved.

Truthfully, not many people will share your excitement. Some are neutral, but most of them, especially your peers who may see you as their competitors, are more likely to hate you for it.

All of us measure our successes and failures using reference points. And these are usually the successes and failures of our peers. It’s part of our nature and we simply can’t help it.

But recognizing other people’s accomplishments is important for us to know where we stand and in which areas we need to improve to reach their level. When you see that someone has done better than you, you automatically think about what you need to do to be like them, to attain their success and feel fulfilled again.

If they’re done worse than you, you either don’t care about it at all or you feel slightly better about yourself. You might feel extremely bad only for those who are really close to your heart.

When other people don’t matter to you much, even if they’re your relatives, you don’t even sympathize with them. You just say that you’re sorry for their failure so that others don’t think you’re a horrible person.

So, what happens when you hear someone’s got it better than you?

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This type of info can create chaos in your mind. It can make you mentally unstable and wonder whether you’ll ever be able to achieve what they have. Your thoughts are all over the place and as a result, you may either give up totally, or become motivated to be as good as they are.

This is the true purpose of jealousy not many people know about. Of course, there are those who, in order to feel good about themselves, will use the shortcut and put others down. That’s their coping mechanism when experiencing pain and envy, but that rush won’t last forever. It’s fleeting.

So, if you ever happen to come across people like that, you have to know that their only goal is to make you feel bad because they’re not happy with themselves. And this is why I made this list of quotes – to help you realize you’re actually better than them.

When someone puts you down quotes

1. “Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.” – Leah LaBelle

2. “Patience puts up with those you’d like to put down.” – Rick Warren

3. “I think the purpose of a piece of music is significant when it actually lives in somebody else. A composer puts down a code, and a performer can activate the code in somebody else. Once it lives in somebody else, it can live in others as well.” Yo-Yo Ma

4. “With our technology, with objects, literally three people in a garage can blow away what 200 people at Microsoft can do.” – Steve Jobs

5. “Everything will usually get worse before it gets better, but when it does get better… remember all who put you down and all who helped you up. Forgive but never forget. Let Karma take care of all the rest.” – Timothy Pina

6. “Your happiness is the greatest revenge against those who wish to bring you down.” – Unknown

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7. “It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves, you know, to put other people down, or make fun of them, or maybe make mockery of their work and that doesn’t make me feel good at all.” – Lady Gaga

8. “Insecure people put others down to raise themselves up.”  Habeeb Akande

9. “Passive-aggressive or covert bullying: Difficult to notice. A passive-aggressive or covert bully, however, behaves appropriately on the surface, but takes you down with subtlety. Examples of passive-aggressive and covert bullying include negative gossip, negative joking at someone’s expense, sarcasm, condescending eye contact, facial expression or gestures, mimicking to ridicule, deliberately causing embarrassment and insecurity, the invisible treatment, social exclusion, professional isolation, and deliberately sabotaging someone’s well-being, happiness, and success.” – Preston Ni

10. “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

11. “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

12. “Never waste your time trying to explain yourself to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” – Unknown

13. “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

14. “May you reach that level within, where you no longer allow your past or people with toxic intentions to negatively affect or condition you.” Lalah Delia

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

16. “When people pressure you to engage in negative decisions and actions, look at them boldly in the eyes and dare them to do good.” – Edmond Mbiaka

17. “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

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

19. “Make a habit of shutting down conversations that aim to tear others down.” – Unknown

20. “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

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

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

23. “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

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

25. “You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around.” Unknown

26. “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

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

28. “To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.” Michael Bassey Johnson

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

30. “Remember… Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.” Ziad K. Abdelnour

31. “There are people who break you down by just being them. They need not do anything. Dissociate.” – Malebo Sephodi

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

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

34. “Don’t let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world… LOVE!” – Yvonne Pierre

35. If a negative viewer looks at you with an ugly fiendish eye, find a way and pluck off his eyes, or better still, protect your good image.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

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36. “You don’t put up with their disrespect because you love them, you put up with it because you don’t love yourself enough to leave.” Sonya Parker

37. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” Chinese Proverb

38. “All negativity is an illusion created by the limited mind to protect and defend itself.” Ambika Wauters

39. “Stop allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions.” – Steve Maraboli

40. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” Goi Nasu

41. “People who project negativity typically have low self-esteem. They feel badly about themselves, and their negativity is simply a reflection of those feelings.” – Hendrie Weisinger

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

43. “How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.” – Unknown

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

45. “No one is perfect, we all make mistakes. Despite our failings, we still deserve respect. Don’t let anyone put you down.” Unknown

46. “It’s time to distance yourself from the people who let you down, the inconsistent one. It’s time to start loving yourself.” – Unknown

47. “If you have to hurt other people in order to feel powerful, you are an extremely weak individual.” Bobby J. Mattingly

48. “I’d rather have an enemy who admits that they hate me, than a friend who secretly puts me down.”  Karen Salmansohn

49. “When people criticize me, instead of putting my head down, it gives me energy to do even more.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic

50. “No matter how hard you work to bring yourself up, there’s someone out there working just as hard, to put you down.”  Dr. Dre

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51. “I’m never shocked when people let me down nowadays. I just hate the fact that I put myself in a position to be let down in the first place.” – Unknown

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

53. “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

54. “When someone is mean, don’t listen. When someone is rude, walk away. And when someone tries to put you down, stay firm. Don’t let someone’s bad behavior destroy your inner peace.” – Unknown

55. “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

56. “Negative and toxic people will drag you down with their insults, criticisms, and put-downs. Try not to stoop to their level. It is their own insecurities that drive their behavior and it has nothing to do with you. Move on and away from that negativity…” Unknown

57. “Other people’s dissatisfaction with you is not your issue to take on. Don’t absorb their negative, petty criticisms or allow their issues with you to get into your head. If they dislike you for no good reason, that is their problem to deal with. Be yourself, instead of allowing them to mold you into someone you are not, or living your life just to please them.” Unknown

58. “We all experienced people putting us down and people saying we couldn’t do it. We overcame it.” Leigh-Anne Pinnock

59. “I’ve been let down, and knocked down, but God has never failed to help me up again.” – Unknown

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

Inspirational quotes when someone puts you down

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1. “Spend your life lifting people up, not putting them down.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

2. “People enjoy making fun of people who are famous; they love putting people down.” – Lee Daniels

3. “All the people who knock me down, only inspire me to do better.” – Unknown

4. “All of us would be wiser if we would resolve never to put people down, except on our prayer lists.” – D. A. Carson

5. “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

6. “People will let you down, but God never will.” Unknown

7. “Do not put others down in order to build up your own image.” Unknown

8. “Don’t expect too much from people. The less you expect, the less disappointed you will be when they let you down.” – Unknown

9. “Every day I see lot of things cluttered in my surroundings. But that neither stresses me nor does it puts me down. Instead, it tells me that things will give you trouble if you see it as trouble.” Ashish Patel

10. “You can’t climb up a mountain with downhill thoughts.” Unknown

11. “If people are trying to let you down, it only means that you are above them.” – Unknown

12. “A lot of people let me down… a lot of people I thought were my friends turned on me.” – Lil Kim

13. “People will let you down in this life, promises will be broken. You should expect less of others and trust more in yourself.” – Unknown

14. “Putting people down does not make you a powerful and a strong person. It makes you a bully, a coward and eventually alone in life.” – Tess Calomino

15. “Have confidence in yourself and don’t let people put you down or make you feel weak or worthless, because the more they put you down, the more you need to get back up and prove how wrong they are.” – Layne Beachley

16. “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” – Brian Tracy

17. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

18. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne

19. “There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.” Alexandre Dumas

20. “Sometimes you have to let people down in order to get on, particularly in showbusiness.” Dusty Springfield

Quotes to lift you up when someone puts you down

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1. “Don’t let anyone knock you down, but if they do, don’t be afraid to pick yourself up and dust yourself off.” Unknown

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

3. “Don’t dwell on who let you down, cherish those who hold you up.” Unknown

4. “Depend on yourself; you won’t be let down.”  Unknown

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

6. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

7. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” H. G. Wells

8. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

9. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” Anne Sweeney

10. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”  Henry David Thoreau

11. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” Marie Curie

12. “Hard work and dedication and perseverance and being good to people does win. It does matter. Cream does rise to the top.” Gina Rodriguez

13. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” Doe Zantamata

14. “Be happy with who you are, stop letting other people put you down.” Unknown

15. “I’ve been let down so many times that being hurt doesn’t faze me anymore.” Unknown

16. “No matter if some people put you down, stand up and know that God is with you.” – Unknown

17. “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” – Joseph Campbell

18. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

19. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

20. “There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” – Paulo Coelho

100 Quotes To Lift You Up Again When Someone Puts You Down

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