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75 Quotes to Keep the Haters' Negativity at Bay

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By Dayna Remus
May 16, 2022
04:35 P.M.

Are there people in your life who try to dampen your dreams? Do they try to put a negative spin on everything you attempt? If so, you may be dealing with haters. Before you let their negative energy get you down, read through these quotes on dealing with haters to gain some confidence in yourself.

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It barely matters what you do with your life. Whether you go full throttle on reaching your goals, or choose to go with the flow, someone will judge you for it. With the popularity of social media, haters seem to come from nowhere in the form of trolls.

Whether you make the “block” button your best friend, or you retaliate, the fact is, haters are gonna hate. So instead of letting their negativity get you down, read through these 75 quotes on haters to set yourself free from their negativity.

André Gide’s quote: "Better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not." | Image: Amodays

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LOVE YOURSELF AND BRUSH OFF THE NOISE

“Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.” ― Ariana Grande

“If someone tells you you’re not beautiful, turn around and walk away so they can have a great view of your fabulous ass.” ― Miley Cyrus

“Never doubt yourself. Never change who you are. Don’t care what people think and just go for it.” ― Britney Spears

“Don’t think for one minute that you are any less worthy of love and peace and harmony just because of all the hate spewed by human devils. Because that is what those haters are, you know, devils!” ― Scylar Tyberius

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"Better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not." — André Gide

Miley Cyrus quote: “Remember that only God can judge us; forget the haters, because Somebody loves you.” | Image: Amodays

“I don’t worry about the haters… They are just angry because the truth I speak contradicts the lie they live.” ― Steve Maraboli

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“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

“Be who you want to be and not care about what others think.” ― Andrew Biersack

“Remember that only God can judge us; forget the haters, because Somebody loves you.” ― Miley Cyrus

“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

Beyoncé‘s quote:“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” | Image: Amodays

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

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

“It’s not your job to like me — it’s mine.” ― Byron Katie

“I don't have time, energy, or interest in hating the haters; I'm too busy loving the lovers.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” — Beyoncé

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Steve Maraboli’s quote: “I don’t worry about the haters… They are just angry because the truth I speak contradicts the lie they live.” | Image: Amodays

“If people don’t like me for whatever I do, for being me, then that’s too bad. I don’t want to change to be something that I’m not for other people to like me.” — Vanessa Hudgens

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THE INTERNAL WORLD OF HATERS

“An insincere critic of a sincere person never wins.” — Criss Jami

“From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.” ― Socrates

“Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.” — Kristen Stewart

“Hate is a lack of imagination.” ― Graham Greene

Criss Jami’s quote: “An insincere critic of a sincere person never wins.” | Image: Amodays

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“Respect your haters, they’re the only ones who think you’re better than them.” — Nicki Minaj

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

“Hate is… It’s too easy. Love. Love takes courage.” ― Hannah Harrington

“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

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain… and most do.” ― Dale Carnegie

Graham Greene’s quote: “Hate is a lack of imagination.” | Image: Amodays

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

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

"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated." — Coretta Scott King

“Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognizance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

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Ritu Ghatourey’s quote: “They don’t hate you. They hate themselves and take it out on you. There’s a difference." | Image: Amodays

“Haters are the people who will broadcast your failures and whisper your success.” — Will Smith

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

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"Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater." — George Washington Carver

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE HATERS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO

”No matter how much success you have, there will always be people who hate themselves so much that they'll gladly project that hate onto you.” ― Paul Ritchey

“No matter how good you are, someone is always going to be against you. But never let them be the limit of your success.” ― Terry Mark

Avicii’s quote: “There’s always haters, no matter what you’re doing – whether they’re complaining that everything you do sounds the same, or it’s too different.” | Image: Amodays

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“We can’t control the filters that others choose when they look at us.” ― Rachel Wolchin

“No matter what you do, at the end of the day, you can’t please everybody. I’m not here to please.” ― Britney Spears

“There’s always haters, no matter what you’re doing – whether they’re complaining that everything you do sounds the same, or it’s too different.” ―Avicii

“You can’t be afraid of what people are going to say because you’re never going to make everyone happy.” ― Selena Gomez

"A hater's 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

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Ana Chable’s quote: "People will always have their opinion on you despite who you are and what you're capable of." | Image: Amodays

“Don’t believe the noise. Those mean, petty, hateful voices will never be the majority. They only seem loud and pervasive, because they have the idle time to broadcast their negativity. The rest of us are too busy with real efforts to make the world a better place.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

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"People will always have their opinion on you despite who you are and what you're capable of." — Ana Chable

THE MORE HATERS YOU HAVE, THE MORE SUCCESSFUL YOU ARE

“Everybody on top has a ton of haters.” ― Diamond Dallas

“When you have haters, you’re doing something right.” ― Kylie Bunbury

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

Anthony Liccione’s quote: “There will always be haters. And the more you grow the more they hate; the more they hate the more you grow.” | Image: Amodays

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“Haters turn your followers into worshippers.” ― Shunya

“If there are no obstacles or enemies in your path, you're going the wrong way.” ― Sebastien Richard

“There will always be haters. And the more you grow the more they hate; the more they hate the more you grow.” ― Anthony Liccione

“Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters! I love my haters!” ― Gloria Tesch

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“Respect your haters, they’re the only ones who think you’re better than them.” — Nicki Minaj

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Kylie Bunbury’s quote: “When you have haters, you’re doing something right.” | Image: Amodays

"Whoever envies another confesses his superiority." ― Samuel Johnson

"Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them." ― Paulo Coelho

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

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

“If there are no obstacles or enemies in your path, you're going the wrong way.” ― Sebastien Richard

Gloria Tesch’s quote: “Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters! I love my haters!” | Image: AmoDays

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USE THEIR HATE AS FUEL FOR MOTIVATION

“The people who put you down don’t have to stop you from chasing your dreams. Stand up, and prove them wrong.” ― Selena Gomes

“Haters are my favorite. I´ve built an empire with the bricks they´ve thrown at me. Keep on hating…” ― CM Punk

Sometimes your haters are your biggest motivators.” ― Brooks Koepka

“You can’t let the fear of what people might say or think stop you from doing what you want to do or else we would never do anything.” ― Jennifer Lopez

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

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Steve Martin’s quote:“Be so good they can't ignore you.” | Image: Amodays

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

“Always find a way to profit from the actions of your haters. When they go low, use them as stepping stones!” ― Bohdi Sanders

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“Be so good they can't ignore you.” ― Steve Martin

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

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"Haters may push you but determination will give you the keys to drive." — Gee Linder

CM Punk’s quote: “Haters are my favorite. I´ve built an empire with the bricks they´ve thrown at me. Keep on hating…” | Image: Amodays

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BE WARY OF THE SILENT HATERS AND GOSSIPS

“Haters who hate you and carries the hatred on their face are better than the haters who keep hating and still laughing with you.” ― Omotoso Omotayo Olawande

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

“Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies.” — Israelmore Ayivor

“Always remember... Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour

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“Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

Criss Jami’s quote: “The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.” | Image: Amodays

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“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

"Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.” ― Criss Jami

“Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top.” Chanakya

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." ― Eleanor Roosevelt

"Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you." ― Philip Sidney

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Ziad K. Abdelnour’s quote: “Always remember... Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.” | Image: Amodays

Everybody has to deal with haters at some point in their lives. Their negativity shouldn’t deter you from being your best self, and from reaching for your dreams.

After all, having haters means that other people are using their energy to think about you. Positively or negatively, it means you are making an impact. And that’s something to draw strength from.

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