90 Setting Boundaries Quotes To Help You Set A Standard

Looking for some inspirational quotes about boundaries? We have rounded up the best collection of setting boundaries quotes, sayings, captions, status messages, one-liners (with images and pictures) to inspire you to set limits at work, relationships and life and respect yourself.

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Setting boundaries means, the limits we set with other our family, friends, co-workers, and partners. Not putting up with unacceptable behavior, disrespect and unhealthy habits is what one should do in every relationship. This means you respect yourself and your values are of importance whether the other person takes it for granted or not.

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These inspirational setting boundaries quotes hold true in all aspects of life and will encourage you to set limits in all relationship and work so that you are not exploited. Don’t forget to read our powerful quotes on self-respect and self esteem to encourage you.

Setting Boundaries Quotes

  1. “Examine what you will tolerate.”

  2. “You get what you tolerate.” – Henry Cloud

  3. “Lack of boundaries invites lack of respect.”                                                                       
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    setting boundaries quotes

  4. “No is a complete sentence.” – Anne Lamont

  5. “I set boundaries not to offend you but to respect myself.”                                                     
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    respect setting boundaries quotes

  6. “People only treat you one way…the way you allow them to.”

  7. “Boundaries are just made of brick and cement.”- Nikita Dudani

  8. “You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.”                               
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    setting boundaries quotes pictures

  9. “People will learn to show up for you, the way you show up for you.”

  10. “Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do.”- Rachel Wolchin

  11. “Choose to be pro-active, assertive and self-defining.”- Bryant McGill

  12. “Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will get.”                             
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    setting relationship boundaries quotes

  13. “You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say NO to people.”

  14. “Set and enforce your personal boundaries.”- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  15. “Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures.”- Edwin Louis Cole

  16. “Boundary setting is really a huge part of time management.”- Jim Loehr

  17. “Speak in your own voice about the things that matter to you.”- Marty Rubin

  18. “The boundaries of your life are merely a creation of the self.”- Robin Sharma

  19. “Stop asking why they keep doing it and start asking why you keep allowing it.”                                                                                                                                                             
    Quotes About Setting Boundaries
    Quotes About Setting Boundaries

  20. “Individuals set boundaries to feel safe, respected, and heard.”- Pamela Cummins

  21. “The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.”- Tara Brach

  22. “We need people who push boundaries rather than retreat inside them.”- Tim Fargo

  23. “The boundaries of design are the same as the problem of perception.”- John Hench

  24. “When you set personal boundaries you feel stronger as you act on your boundaries.”

  25. “Each time you set a healthy boundary, you say ‘yes’ to more freedom.”- Nancy Levin

  26. “You best teach others about healthy boundaries by enforcing yours.”- Bryant McGill

  27. “Walls keep everybody out. Boundaries teach them where the door is.”- Mark Groves

  28. “I’ve gotten much better at saying ‘no’, setting boundaries, and stating my own needs.”                                                                                                                                         
    Boundaries Quotes
    Boundaries Quotes

  29. “I encourage people to remember that “No” is a complete sentence.”- Gavin de Becker

  30. “Being able to say “No” is a necessary ingredient in a healthy lifestyle.”- David W. Earle

  31. “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you’re not saying ‘no’ to yourself.”- Paul Coelho

  32. “Boundaries need to be communicated first verbally and then with actions.”- Henry Cloud

  33. “The only boundaries we have are in form. There are no obstacles in thought.”- Wayne Dyer

  34. “Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary.”- Doreen Virtue

  35. “Boundary setting helps you prioritize your needs over other people’s wants.”- Lauren Kenson

  36. “Boundaries aren’t all bad. That’s why there are walls around mental institutions.”- Peggy Noonan

  37. “Don’t let anyone convince you that you owe them an explanation. Make a choice that works for you!”

  38. “Honoring your own boundaries is the clearest message to others to honor them, too.”- Gina Greenlee

  39. “It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it.”- Mandy Hale

  40. “When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.”- Brené Brown

  41. “No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others.”- Shannon L. Alder

  42. “A boundary is not that at which something stops, but that from which something begins.”- Martin Heidegger

  43. “When someone oversteps your boundaries, they’re letting you know that what you want doesn’t matter.”- Phil Good

  44. “Boundaries represent awareness, knowing what the limits are and then respecting those limits.”- David W. Earle

  45. “A broken soul doesn’t invest in boundaries because the world has crossed them, without mercy.”- Shannon L. Alder

  46. “The only people who get upset about you setting boundaries are the ones who were benefiting from you having none.”

  47. “Boundaries and risk management are very important parts of living a healthy and positive life.”- Bryant McGill

  48. “Setting boundaries is a positive, healthy necessity in one’s life which will empower and raise confidence in oneself.”

  49. “Boundaries: If someone throws a fit because you set boundaries, it’s just more evidence the boundary is needed.”                                                                                   
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    family boundaries quotes

  50. “Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.”- Gerard Manley Hopkins

  51. “Your personal boundaries alert you to abuse and remind you to follow through with your plan to protect yourself.”

  52. “People who violate your boundaries are thieves. They steal time that doesn’t belong to them.”- Elizabeth Grace Saunders

  53. “Saying NO can be the most empowering word if you struggle with codependency, abusive relationships or low self-esteem.”

  54. “The first thing you need to learn is that the person who is angry at you for setting boundaries is the one with the problem.”

  55. “Personal space refers to an area with invisible boundaries surrounding a person’s body into which intruders may not come.”

  56. “The more severe the dysfunction you experienced growing up, the more difficult boundaries are for you.”― David W. Earle

  57. “You are allowed to set boundaries. You are allowed to wave bye-bye to anyone who doesn’t respect them without apology.”                                                                 
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    respect my boundaries quotes

  58. “Healthy boundaries are not walls. They are gates and fences that allow you to enjoy the beauty of your own garden.”- Lydia Hall

  59. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.”- Brene Brown

  60. “Boundaries are basically about providing structure, and structure is essential in building anything that thrives.”- Henry Cloud

  61. “If someone gets mad at you for creating a boundary, consider that a good sign that the boundary was necessary.”- Jenna Korf

  62. “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.”

  63. “You don’t set boundaries to offend or please others. You do it to manage the priorities and goals set for yourself and for your life.”

  64. “Just as we expect others to value our boundaries, it’s equally important for us to respect the boundaries of others.”- Laurie Buchanan

  65. When you feel yourself becoming angry, resentful, or exhausted, pay attention to where you haven’t set a healthy boundary.

  66. “Learning to set healthy personal boundaries is necessary for maintaining a positive self-concept and for managing issues of recovery.”                                             
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    Healthy Boundaries Quotes

  67. “Setting boundaries is your responsibility. People will continue to do what you allow. You get to decide what is and what isn’t allowed in your life.”

  68. “Every human being must have boundaries in order to have successful relationships or a successful performance in life.”- Henry Cloud

  69. “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say ‘No’ to almost everything.”- Warren Buffett

  70. “When people set boundaries with you, it’s their attempt to continue the relationship with you. It’s not an attempt to hurt you.”- Elizabeth Earnshaw

  71. “You have to set limits for your own wellness. Even though you may say no to someone doesn’t mean it’s about them. You need to take care of yourself as well.”

  72. “Guard your entry by setting boundaries, just saying ‘no’, and limiting your interactions with people who drain you. The measure – how do they make you feel?”

  73. “Setting boundaries in a relationship implies your attempt to continue the relationship in a healthy way. It’s not an attempt to hurt the other person.” – Shilpa

  74. “Families living in dysfunction seldom have healthy boundaries. Dysfunctional families have trouble knowing where they stop and others begin.”- David W. Earle

  75. “When trying to teach someone a boundary, they learn less from the enforcement of the boundary and more from the way the boundary was established.”- Bryant H. McGill

  76. “Do not justify, apologize for, or rationalize the healthy boundary you are setting. Do not argue. Just set the boundary calmly, firmly, clearly, and respectfully.”- Crystal Andrus

  77. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”- Shannon L. Alder

  78. “Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn’t make me mean, selfish, or uncaring (just) because I don’t do things your way. I care about me, too.”- Christine Morgan

  79. “Every time I have to set a boundary, it stresses me out. But I do it for the same reason I’ve been building blanket forts since I was a little kid. To create a safe place for myself.”

  80. “If you don’t set boundaries you are giving yourself away. With boundaries you only give what you want which means you can afford to be generous to more people over a longer period of time.”

  81. “My boundaries may be different than yours. You may not understand them. It doesn’t mean I am wrong, invalid or inappropriate. Don’t judge or belittle when I set different limits than you do.”

  82. “Personal boundaries, if you feel comfortable saying something about yourself and you say it, and someone doesn’t like it, that’s their problem. Don’t let who you are be up for debate.” – Jenna Ryan

  83. “Boundaries protect the things that are of value to you. They keep you in alignment with what you have decided you want in life. That means the key to good boundaries is knowing what you want.”- Adelyn Birch

  84. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious and you get to decide how you use them. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”- Anna Taylor

  85. “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. ?”- Brene Brown

  86. “I allow myself to set healthy boundaries. To say no to what does not align with my values, to say yes to what does. Boundaries assist me to remain healthy, honest and living a life that is true to me.” – Lee Horbachewski

  87. “Toxic people come in all forms and don’t know boundaries. They are intrusive in your business and will say anything to hurt you. Set boundaries and get rid of those who cross the line. Boundaries protect your mental health.”

  88. “You need boundaries… Even in our material creations, boundaries mark the most beautiful of places, between the ocean and the shore, between the mountains and the plains, where the canyon meets the river.”- Wm. Paul Young

  89. “Boundaries are the lines we draw that mark off our autonomy and that of other people, that protect our privacy and that of others. Boundaries allow for intimate connection without dissolving or losing one’s sense of self.”- Amy Bloom

  90. “Boundaries were necessary for a successful relationship. Most relationships aborted in the boundary defining stage. Not because people demanded what they needed. But because they didn’t, then got resentful about it.” – Karen Marie Moning

  91. “Why we “people-please” – 1. Want to help others but don’t want to be helped 2. Desire to avoid conflict 3. Learned it was our role in childhood 4. Our self-worth is tied to helping others 5. We receive praise 6. We have not figured out our boundaries.”

  92. “Living a connected life ultimately is about setting boundaries, spending less time and energy hustling and winning over people who don’t matter, and seeing the value of working on cultivating connection with family and close friends.” – Brene Brown

  93. “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

  94. “Much of the time, the things we feel guilty about are not our issues. Another person behaves inappropriately or in some way violates our boundaries. We challenge the behavior, and the person gets angry and defensive. Then we feel guilty.”- Melody Beattie

  95. “If someone thinks you’re being dramatic or selfish, then they obviously haven’t walked a mile in your shoes. It’s not important for you to explain yourself. You get a pass here. Don’t let anyone else try to saddle you with guilt or shame. If you need your space, take it.”

  96. “Appropriate boundaries don’t control, attack, or hurt anyone. They simply prevent your treasures from being taken at the wrong time. Saying no to adults, who are responsible for getting their own needs met, may cause some discomfort. But it doesn’t cause injury.”

  97. “Accept that setting boundaries with other people is not going to make you popular. once you set a boundary stand by it. Remain strong in the truth that by setting boundaries against mistreatment, you are aligning with the higher, positive, and loving way of living.”

  98. “I need to have boundaries so I won’t feel used or mistreated. It’s okay to make people accountable for their actions, choices and behaviors. It doesn’t mean I am uncompassionate or uncaring. Setting boundaries will help me to not become bitter, angry and resentful.”

  99. “Setting boundaries doesn’t make me mean. I can set limits and expectations for my life and still be ‘nice’. Considering your wishes doesn’t mean I have to do what you think I should do. My feelings and thoughts are part of the decision. And if you don’t like it, that belongs to you.”

  100. “At first, you will probably feel selfish, guilty, or embarrassed when you set a boundary. Do it anyway and tell yourself you have a right to self-care. Setting boundaries takes practice and determination, don’t let anxiety or low self-esteem prevent you from taking care of yourself.” – Terri Cole

  101. “People who violate or cross your boundaries by being cruel, insensitive, thoughtless, abusive, rude or disrespectful should not be a part of your life. You deserve love, dignity and respect. People who willingly and knowingly cross boundaries have mental issues that need to be dealt with.”

  102. “Setting boundaries inevitably involves taking responsibility for your choices. You are the one who makes them. You are the one who must live with their consequences. And you are the one who may be keeping yourself from making the choices you could be happy with.” – Henry Cloud

  103. “Healthy people have healthy boundaries. Unhealthy people, well, let’s not get into that. it’s like this: some people have walls which means that they let no one in. This equals unhealthy. Some people let everyone in and let themselves be stepped all over. This equals unhealthy.”- Benjamin Alire SAienz

  104. “You look at any industry – you’re not innovating unless people are questioning it. If you’re innovating, you’re doing something nobody’s done before, which mean you’re re-writing rules, resetting boundaries, re-creating systems. And that means the traditional industry is going to question it.”- Ryan Kavanaugh

  105. “I am not responsible for how people respond to my boundaries. I am responsible for setting and honoring my boundaries. If my relationships end because I set boundaries, it’s a sign that the foundation was cracked. In healthy relationships, I can set boundaries without fear of retaliation, cut-offs, or manipulation.”                                                                                                                         
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    setting boundaries quotes images

  106. “BOUNDARIES: Step 1 – set a boundary, what do you not want to hear, see, or do. Step 2 – decide limits – what you will and will not tolerate. Step 3 – pay attention to people’s reactions, if your boundaries make someone mad, the that person is abusing you. LESSON – Someone that loves you would never hurt you, PERIOD! Learn this and self-love and you will be okay.”

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