Quotes About Boundaries to Help You Set and Honor Them

Inspirational Boundaries Quotes

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

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

“You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no to people.”
Tracy A. Malone

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

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

“I swear to God, the second I learned how to say ‘no,’ I felt that was the best anti-aging I could do for myself.”
Gabrielle Union

“Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.”
David Stafford

“In order to thrive and be successful, you have to be able to set boundaries.”
Oprah Winfrey

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

Insightful Boundaries Quotes

“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

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

“Healthy boundaries are important, but you may be building a brick wall when a picket fence would do.”
Amy Dickinson

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

“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

“If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”
Vironika Tugaleva

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

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

“Boundaries are easier to manage when your values are well-defined.”
Joe Jordan

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

“Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price.”
Frank Sonnenberg

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

“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you.”
Karl Lagerfeld

“Having healthy boundaries not only requires being able to say “no”, but also being willing and able to enforce that “no” when necessary.”
Jessica Moore

Self-Loving Boundaries Quotes

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

“When you set personal boundaries you do it to protect your time, your heart and yourself and free up more space for what truly nurtures you.”

“Power for me is ‘no.’ That’s when you know your worth, when you know your value. And that’s power for me.”
Taraji P. Henson

“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.”

“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

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

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

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
Maya Angelou

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

Quotes About Boundaries for Self-Care

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

“If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.”
Dalai Lama

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

“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.”
Nanea Hoffman

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

“I’m very clear with my boundaries…I hope I do influence other women to set better boundaries for themselves.”
Amy Schumer

“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

Short Boundaries Quotes

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

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

“Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will get.”

“You are not too nice. You are just too afraid to say no and honor your boundaries.”
Xavier Dagba

“To me, self-care does not mean going to the spa. It’s learning to say no.”
Tracee Ellis Ross

“Setting emotional boundaries prevents people from manipulating you, using you, and playing with your feelings.”
Remez Sasson

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

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

“If you’re offended by my boundaries, then you’re probably one of the reasons I need them.”
Steve Maraboli

“There are reasons to set boundaries for yourself, but there are also reasons to keep doors open.”
Ashley Graham

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”
Steve Jobs

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