Hater Quotes

Are people hating on you?

Are they trying to keep you down?

We have compiled over 1000 of the best inspirational & motivational quotes and sayings about haters and how to stay positive.

If you are tired of all the negativity that other people are trying to throw at you, then you know that the only way to not let it affect you is by keeping your mind focused on yourself.

Here’s the truth about haters…

When they see other people improving their life, its a reflection to them of what they should be doing but are not. So, they try to spread their negativity hoping that you will stop so they no longer have to look at themselves.

Every day is going to be a battle with them.

You just need to rise above it all and keep pushing.

So when you need some inspiration and motivation, come back to this page on quotes about haters, jealousy, and negative people trying to bring you down:

quotes about haters


Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time. – Drake

Haters only hate the things they can’t have and the people they can’t be.

A person hates you for 1 of 3 reasons:
1) They want to be you.
2) They hate themselves.
3) They see you as a threat.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain… and most do. – Dale Carnegie

Don’t take it personally. It’s not about you.

Haters don’t hate you, they hate themselves. Because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be.

Hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring.

Believe in yourself and all that you are. And don’t forget to love your haters. They keep you motivated.

In order for you to insult me, I would first have to value your opinion.

How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged.

I don’t give any reason for anyone to hate me. They create their own little drama out of jealousy.

I don’t have time, energy, or interest in hating the haters; I’m too busy loving the lovers. – Steve Maraboli

The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.

If you can’t handle being talked about, you’re not ready for success.

Fact: Haters don’t really hate you. In fact, they hate themselves because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be.

Do not allow negative people to turn you into one of them.

Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they’re behind you for a reason.

I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. – Coco Chanel

I will no longer allow the negative things in my life to spoil all of the good things I have. I choose to be happy.

Use your haters as stepping stones to get to the top.

Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions.

Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say!!

The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.

Negative people are only happy when they bring you down to their level.

There will be haters, there will be doubters, there will be non-believers, and then there will be you, proving them wrong.

Don’t worry about what people say behind your back, they are the people who are finding faults in your life instead of fixing the faults in their own life.

Don’t think that just because you made it to the next level that the haters and naysayers disappear. Remember new levels bring new devils. – Dr Steve Maraboli

Have you ever met a hater doing better than you? Me neither…

Haters are like crickets. Crickets make a lot of noise, you hear it but you can’t see them. Then right when you walk by them, they’re quiet.

Dear Haters,
Shoot me with your words!
Cut me with your eyes!
Kill me with your hatefulness!
But you know, I don’t care.

Dear Haters,
I have so much more for you to be mad at.
Just be patient.

Don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else.

A person who only thinks negatively will never move forward.

Avoid negative people, for they are the greatest destroyers of self confidence and self esteem. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you.

If anyone is an asshole to you, try to focus on the big picture. Tomorrow you’ll still be you and they’ll still be an asshole! 😉

Don’t let someone dim your light, simply because it’s shining in their eyes.

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work, it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. – Unknown

Don’t take negative people’s comments to heart. Most of the time they’re just saying what they think about themselves.

My philosophy is it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier. – Anthony Hopkins

Arrogance is the camouflage of insecurity. – Tim Fargo

Never give someone the opportunity to waste your time twice.

Tell me I can’t, then watch me work twice as hard to prove you wrong. – Heather Mitts, Olympic gold medalist

Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues. – Dr Steve Maraboli

It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine. – Byron Katie

Life is short. Don’t waste it with negative people who don’t appreciate you. Keep them in your heart but keep them out of your life!

Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

I am thankful for those difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I don’t want to be.

Haters don’t hate you… The reality is, they fear that they will never be able to get to where you are right now. – Leah Remillet

We can’t control the filters that others choose when they look at us – Rachel Wolchin

Let people do what they need to do to make them happy, mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.

Never put the key to your happiness in somebody else’s pocket.

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

Don’t worry about the haters… They are just angry because the truth you speak contradicts the lie they live. – Dr Steve Maraboli

Haters, like parrots, talk much but cannot fly. Dreamers, like eagles, say nothing but conquer the skies. [there are 2 same pictures]

Those who spend their time looking for the faults in others, usually spend no time to correct their own.

Haters will see you walk on water and say it’s because you can’t swim.

Some people can’t function without negativity because bringing down others makes them feel better.

I just use my haters as my motivators.

Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.

Haters only hate the people they can’t be and the things they can’t have.

If people are trying to bring you down it only means that you are above them.

Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Do better. Much better. Rise above. Become so engulfed in your own success that you forget it ever happened.

If you’re going to stay, stay forever. If you’re going to leave, then do it today. If you’re going to change, change for the better. And if you’re going to talk, make sure you mean what you say.

Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.

It’s sad how some people are so jealous and intimidated by you that they only have negative things to say when they know absolutely nothing about you.

Be with people who knows your worth. You don’t need too many people to be happy, just a few real ones who appreciates you for who you are.

I never gave you a reason to hate me. You’re just creating your own little drama of pure insecurity.

The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.

You can never win an argument with a negative person. They only hear what suits them and listen only to respond. – Michael P. Watson

Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away.

Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it’s a brighter day.

It is better to be envied than pitied.

Whenever you feel like giving up, think of all the people that would love to see you fail.

They wanna see you do good, but never better than them. Remember that.

There are two types of pains, one that hurts you and the other that changes you.

Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one who finds the gold.

A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.

Don’t worry about backstabbers, they’re the people who tried their hardest finding faults in your life instead of fixing the faults in theirs.

Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners.

Be what you are because you were not born to impress someone.

If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet. – Joel Osteen

Haters are the people who will broadcast your failures and whisper your success. – Will Smith

Wish all your enemies a long life, so they can see you succeed in life. – Nishan Panwar

You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle. – Shannon L. Alder

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

Stop allowing people to infect your spirit with negativity and simple mindedness. You deserve the best so don’t allow that mess.

I keep my head held high and smile, because there are people who will kill to see me fall.

Hating is the sincerest form of flattery, so keep hating; hater.

Being judged by others means that your’e that important that they have the time to think about you and talk about you.

If you’re in a situation that doesn’t feel good to you, you don’t need to remain in that space. Clear your environment from negativity often.

Insecurity is an ugly thing, it makes you hate people you don’t even know.

Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots. – Nishan Panwar

Having haters is just a part of the business, and the more haters you have, the more people like you – that’s how I view it, because I try to see the positive in things. Nick Jonas

It’s sad how some people are so jealous and intimidated by you that they only have negative things to say when they know absolutely nothing about you.

There will come a day in your life when you no longer:
– Take things personally
– Need others to validate you
– Care what other people think
This will be the first day of your real life because you will have found true freedom.

Funny…for hating me so much you sure do think about me quite often!

I treat my haters like AM radio, I just don’t listen to them.

Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up? – Sean Covey

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

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. ― Bette Midler

Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive….learn to let it go.

I always joke about letting the haters motivate you. Everybody has that in their life, people who doubt them or make them feel less than they are. It just takes faith and belief in yourself, and you’ve got to dig deep into that. That has to come from you – nobody’s going to give you that. – Jennifer Lopez

The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you. – Timothy Ferris

People would say bad things about you, because it is the only way their insignificant self can feel better than you.

Behind every sucessfull person lies a pack of Haters! I love my haters! – Gloria Tesch

You’re not fake for leaving people behind who aren’t benefiting you positively.

Respect your haters, they’re the ones who think you’re better than them.

Don’t allow the limitations of those around you to become your own.

If they disrespect you to your face imagine what they’re doing behind your back. – Sonya Parker

I think that everybody wants to be heard, and the easiest way to be the loudest is to be the hater. – Tavi Gevinson

You’re going to have haters and you’re going to have lovers. – Nicole Polizzi

Live for yourself and don’t ever stop. – John Tew

You dream it, I did it, You’re jealous admit it!

I like people who don’t need everyone to like them.

Hate hurts the hater more’n the hated. – Madeleine L’Engle

Focus on yourself. Don’t worry about what other people think.

Everybody is always going to have haters. It comes with the job. You have to have a tough skin and not let it affect you. – Dana Brunetti

They don’t hate you. They hate themselves and take it out on you. There’s a difference. – Ritu Ghatourey

People who have time to hate others do so because they are bored and have too much time on their hands from not living their own life.

A haters job is to hate you, and they stay on their job 24/7. So, if you’re expecting them to clock out, and leave you alone think again. – Sonya Parker

Be strong enough to walk away from what’s hurting you, and be patient enough to wait for the blessings you deserve.

People who try to bring you down everyday aren’t important in your life, so you better treat their opinions as such. – Terry Mark

I only feel sorry for weak people. And mostly what I’ve come to find is that the weak people are the ones that are the haters. – R. Kelly

When people don’t want the best for you, they are not the best for you. – Gayle King

Don’t wish for other people’s misfortune. Wish for your and their well being. What’s on your mind either contaminates or heals your mind. – Jerry Corsten

Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks. ― Shannon L. Alder

Dear haters, don’t criticize me for my flaws and mistakes when you can’t even see your own.

Develop a strong opinion about yourself so that you don’t accidentally start believing what others say about you.

Haters really don’t have their own lives actually. Why? Because they are so focused to live in yours.

The whole world can gossip about you, and if you don’t take it personally you are immune. Don Miguel Ruiz

Don’t let people pull you into their storms. Pull them into your peace.

You will find it will almost always be more comfortable to sit on the sidelines and critique the builders from afar. But at the end of the day, the people who make a difference, the people who shape history, are not the haters. – Wendy Kopp

Be prepared to let go of familiar faces throughout your journey. Be ready to let go of anyone who doesn’t clap for you the way you clap for them. – Reyna Biddy

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

Don’t allow yourself to be a victim. Take control of your life. Let go of people who serve you no good. Start doing things to make you happy” – Reyna Biddy

Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues. – Michael Bassey Johnson

I’ve learned this, that haters wanna hate. You could sing a song perfectly, you could write the songs perfectly, and some people are absolutely going to hate you. – Carrie Underwood

Sensitive souls draw in the negativity of others because they are so open. – John Gray

People who do you wrong are just helping you. They’re helping you realize what you don’t need in your life and what you really deserve.

I want everybody to know that I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, if you’re popular or not: we all have haters. But you have to be resilient. You have to not allow them to have the power over you, where you start believing the things they say. – Rozonda Thomas

People who hate you because of a mere jealousy over your success hurt themselves in disguise. This is because you carry an image of who they wish they had become. Don’t hate them back because they may also become like you one day and it will mean hurting that image you carry! – Israelmore Ayivor

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. Francoise Sagan

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. Ray Goforth

Always be kinder than necessary. What goes around comes around. No one has ever made themselves strong by showing how small someone else is.

If someone has something bad to say about you, it’s probably because they have nothing good to say about themselves.

Haters never win. I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end. Tom Hiddleston

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. Robert A. Heinlein

Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters.

If you don’t like me, don’t judge me. Nobody said you had to like me. Nobody.

Learn to use the criticism as fuel and you will never run out of energy. – Orrin Woodward

Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you. – Israelmore Ayivor

Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that. – Oliver Stone

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights. ― Shannon L. Alder

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. – Will Smith

The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.
― Criss Jami

If a person runs someone else down to you, they will run you down to someone else.

You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.
― Margaret Atwood

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius. – Fulton J. Sheen

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you are pursuing your dreams, they will call you CRAZY because they are LAZY. They never know you are a HERO who just jumped away from step ZERO. Stay away from negative people; they will only pollute you. – Israelmore Ayivor

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.
― William Shakespeare

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



1. Love your self – When you truly love yourself then you stop looking to others for validation.

2. Don’t react to their hate – They want to bring you to their level. As soon as you do, you have lost their game and given them what they want: your attention.

3. Let it fuel you – The best way to show them up is by continuing your success.

4. Don’t take it personal – Its true…their hate and jealousy is just a symptom of their weakness.

5. Show compassion towards them – While this may be difficult, just remember that they must feel very weak to have to try and bring you down so they can feel better. So have compassion for them.


James Clear – Haters and Critics: How to Deal with People Judging You and Your Work

Tiny Buddha – Dealing with “Haters”: How to Rise Above the Negative

NY Times – Learning How to Deal With the Haters

Mashable – Tim Ferriss: 7 Great Principles for Dealing with Haters

MindBodyGreen – 10 Graceful Ways To Deal With Haters

Jezebel – Michelle Obama’s Advice on Dealing With Haters

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