20 Inspirational Quotes on Boundaries

Do you ever find yourself putting other people’s needs before your own? Or maybe being a people pleaser? I hope the following 20 quotes on boundaries can inspire you to start to take back your power and live a whole-hearted life.


20 Inspirational Quotes on Boundaries

Following are 20 quotes on boundaries to help inspire you to create boundaries with courage

  1. Lack of boundaries invites lack of respect.” ~ Anonymous
  2. “The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.” ~ Tara Brach
  3. “When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.” ~ Brené Brown
  4. “Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom.” ~ Henry Cloud
  5. “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say ‘No’ to almost everything.” ~ Warren Buffett
  6. “No is a complete sentence.” ~ Anne Lamont
  7. “It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it.” ~ Mandy Hale
  8. “Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.” ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins
  9. “Who you are is speaking so loudly that I can’t hear what you’re saying.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “We can say what we need to say. We can gently, but assertively, speak our mind. We do not need to be judgmental, tactless, blaming or cruel when we speak our truths.” ~ Melody Beattie
  11. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~ Maya Angelou
  12. “No one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  13. “Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  14. Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have.” ~ Anonymous
  15. “You get what you tolerate.” ~ Henry Cloud
  16. “Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary.” ~ Doreen Virtue
  17. “You best teach others about healthy boundaries by enforcing yours.” ~ Bryant McGill
  18. “We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.” ~ Henry Cloud
  19. “You have the right to say ‘No’ without feeling guilty.” ~ Manuel J. Smith
  20. “Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They’re compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment.” ~ Brené Brown


Over to You…

What is your favourite inspirational quote on boundaries? Feel free to share the best one(s) you have found. If it is not here in the comments section.


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  • Judith

    Reply Reply June 22, 2022

    Great quotes. Thank you for sharing.

    • Jane

      Reply Reply June 25, 2022

      Glad you enjoyed them Judith.

  • Bernadette

    Reply Reply January 28, 2022

    If I wasn’t good enough for you in the past, then you are not good enough for me in the present!

    • Jane

      Reply Reply January 30, 2022

      Thanks for sharing Bernadette – is that a favourite of yours?

  • Joan

    Reply Reply November 24, 2021

    Love all of these quotes. 🙂

    • Jane

      Reply Reply November 28, 2021

      Thanks for sharing Joan!

  • Derek Cook

    Reply Reply September 22, 2021

    Fantastic quotes. I don’t find it difficult to find a good quote when search online, but this find provided so many valuable quotes for my specific purpose tonight as well many more for other clients in different situations and for myself, also!

    Thank you, Coach Derek

    • Jane

      Reply Reply September 29, 2021

      Glad you found that they were useful Derek 🙂

  • b king

    Reply Reply May 4, 2021

    great quotes

    • Venise

      Reply Reply December 30, 2021

      Numbers 10 and 11 were my favorite quotes. All of them were good, I just wished someone would have added that “some boundaries are unhealthy, its just another fancy word for judgmental”.

      • Jane

        Reply Reply January 8, 2022

        Thanks for taking the time to comment Venise – can I ask what you mean by your comment as I do not understand – “some boundaries are unhealthy, its just another fancy word for judgmental”. Take care 🙂

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