Looking for wise quotes about learning to say NO. We have rounded up the best collection of saying no quotes, sayings, captions, proverbs, messages, (with images and pictures) which will give you an insight on when to say NO.
Learning to say NO means you need to decline or refuse to few habits, decisions, things before you destroy yourself by accepting (saying yes) each and everything which comes to you.
“No” – it’s a small word but it has huge impact. We’re often taught that saying “no” is a negative thing, that it hurts those around us and causes us to miss out on new, exciting opportunities. Hence, due to such conditioning many people are uncomfortable saying it and are unable to say so.
On the other hand there are few who can easily say “NO” to things which they do not want to do. They don’t hesitate and do not feel guilty in doing so. Learning to say no is important to thing and decisions which are burdensome and leave you stressed. It’s a decision and habit which you should form for your own good without feeling selfish. It’s all about respecting your priorities and time.
Hope these wise words of wisdom on NO quotes will inspire you to be more easy going in refusing/declining things you don’t really want to go forward with.
Learn To Say No Quotes
“It’s okay to say no.”
“Simplify your life. Learn to say no.”
“Saying NO means you know your limits.”
“Focusing is about saying no.”- Steve Jobs
“Learn to say no without explaining yourself.”
“Say NO to being used, abused, and exploited!”
“It’s okay to say ‘NO’ without explaining yourself.”
“You can’t improve on saying nothing.”- Golda Meir
“Don’t say maybe if you want to say no.”- Paulo Coelho
“You don’t have to accept things you are not okay with.”
“Sometimes no is the kindest word.”- Vironika Tugaleva
“Say NO out of strength instead of YES out of weakness.”
“Tone is the hardest part of saying no.” – Jonathan Price
“Saying no can be the ultimate self-care.”- Claudia Black
“Coffee is a girl who never tells a boy no.”- Andrew Smith
“Simplify: say no to the good so you can say yes to the best.”
“Freedom isn’t the ability to say yes. It’s the ability to say no.”
“If you want more time, freedom, and energy, start saying no.”
“Say no to the things that confine you to a life of mediocrity.”
“Real freedom is saying ‘no’ without giving a reason.” – Amit Kalantri
“Not every opportunity it meant to be my assignment.” – Lysa Terkeurst
“Say no to everything, so you can say yes to the one thing.”- Richie Norton
“He who trim himself to suit everyone else will soon whittle himself away.”
“No is a complete sentence. It does not require justification or explanation.”
“You can say no if that is more truthful than a resentful yes.”- Judith Lasater
“You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.”- Lori Deschene
“It takes true courage and real humility to say no.”- Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
“Always say no pun intended to draw attention to the intended pun.”- Teju Cole
“Sometimes you have to forget what you feel, and remember what you deserve.”
“The ability to say no is a tremendous advantage for an investor.”- Warren Buffett
“Saying no to something is actually much more powerful than saying yes.”- Tom Hanks
“If you believe that saying no will get you shot, well, what a fine way to go.”- Peter Block
“Do yourself a favor. Learn how to say no without feeling like you need to explain why.”
“The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.”- Tony Blair
“When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.”- Paulo Coelho
“Learn to say ‘no’ when you have to. Else you will be forced to say ‘yes’ when you don’t want to.”
“Learn to say no; it will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.”- Charles Spurgeon
“Freedom comes when you learn to let go, creation comes when you learn to say no.” – Madonna
“When you learn to say yes to yourself, you will be able to say no to others, with love. ”- Alan Cohen
“If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear.”- Paulo Coelho
“The courage to say no, the courage to say yes. Decisions do determine Destiny.”- Thomas S. Monson
“It’s only by saying NO that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”- Steve Jobs
“Give yourself the permission to say no to anything that makes you unhappy or drains your energy.”
“You don’t have to stay committed to something just because you’re good at it.”- Brittany Burgunder
“The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.”- Pythagoras
“Freedom comes when you learn to let go, creation comes when you learn to say no.”- Madonna Ciccone
“Learn the art of saying no. Don’t lie. Don’t make excuses. Don’t over-explain yourself. Just simply decline.”
“Take no as an encouragement to redouble his efforts, so it was easier to say yes right away.” – Stieg Larsson
“Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to the things and people that stress you out.” – Thema Davis
“Saying no does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying yes is not always a virtue.” – Paulo Coelho
“When you say no to the wrong people, it opens up the space for the right people to come in.” – Joe Calloway
“Some selfish people rise because some kind people haven’t learned the art of saying no to them.” – Sanhita Baruah
“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.”- Josh Billings
“When you arrive at a certain level it’s very easy to say yes: that is the moment to learn to say no.” – Jose Carreras
“Just saying yes because you can’t bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work.”- Seth Godin
“When others are not okay with your NO’s, they should not be allowed around for the YES’s either.” – Christine E. Szymanski
“Part of the skill of saying no is to shut up afterward and not babble on, offering material for an argument.”- Judith Martin
“I refuse to please others at the expense of my emotional well-being. Even if it means saying no to people who are used to hearing yes.”
“Until you learn how to confidently say no to so many things, you shall always say yes to so many things.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
“You have to learn to say no without feeling guilty, setting boundaries is healthy. You need to learn to respect and take care of yourself.”
“One key to successful relationships is learning to say no without guilt, so that you can say yes without resentment.”- Bill Crawford
“It takes heart to say no when our heart and brains and guts and most important, pride are yearning to say yes, Practice.” – Cole Harmonson
“Serenity comes from the ability to say yes to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say no to the wrong choices made by others.”- Ayn Rand
“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett
“No is a complete sentence. It does not require an explanation to follow. You can truly answer someone’s request with a simple no.”- Sharon E. Rainey
“Learn to say no. You only have so much time and energy. If you always say yes to others, you’ll never have enough time for the things that matter the most to you.”
“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”- W. Clement Stone
“As you get older, you become more comfortable in your skin and comfortable in saying no to things…I’ve also learned that saying no is just as valuable as saying yes.” – Meghan Markle
“Learn to say no in situations where saying no can be difficult, where it could mean getting fired. Say no anyway, because it could lead you to greater opportunities.”- Samuel Dash
“To be happy is to wisely use the power of saying ‘NO’ to some people. Don’t be afraid to disappoint people who only conveniently remember you when they want something from you.” – Dodinsky
“Learning to just say no to emotional reactions isn’t repression. Saying no means not engaging the frustration, anger, judgment, or blame. Without engagement, you won’t have anything to repress.”- Doc Childre
“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage pleasantly, smilingly, and non-apologetically – to say no to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger yes burning inside.”- Stephen Covey
“Saying No gains you respect. When you say No, the other person may feel disappointed. But ultimately, they will respect you for taking good care of yourself. And most of all, you’ll respect yourself because you are being true to yourself!”- Doreen Virtue
“You have a right to say no. Most of us have very weak and flaccid no muscles. We feel guilty for saying no. We get ostracized and challenged for saying no, so we forget it’s our choice. Your no muscle has to be built up to get to a place where you can say, I don’t care if that’s what you want. I don’t want that. No.”- Iyanla Vanzant
“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.”- Steve Jobs
“Let today mark a new beginning for you. Give yourself permission to say NO without feeling guilty, mean, or selfish. Anybody who gets upset or expects you to say yes all of the time clearly doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Always remember: You have a right to say no without having to explain yourself. Be at peace with your decisions.”- Stephanie Lahart
Why You Can’t Say NO?
There are some people who are full of self-doubt and are low on self-confidence, they’re constantly under the performance pressure to please everyone by saying “YES” to almost everything.
But this habit is leads to frustration, pent up anger and resentment in yourself if you constantly do things against your will. Hopefully, these wise thoughts have inspired and empowered you enough to consider when you may want and need to say “no” to others yourself.
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I am Ananya a Graduate from Holmes College Sydney. I am a professional speaker and I love motivating people and inspire them to pursue their dreams. I have been an active contributor to The Random Vibez from last 2 years. Sharing quotes, proverbs, and sayings of great authors to touch people's lives to make it better.