Boundaries Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old boundaries quotes, boundaries sayings, and boundaries proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Every human being must have boundaries in order to have successful relationships or a successful performance in life.     

Henry Cloud

Boundaries need to be communicated first verbally and then with actions.

Henry Cloud

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

No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others.

Shannon L. Alder

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures.     

Edwin Louis Cole

A boundary is not that at which something stops, but that from which something begins.

Martin Heidegger

Just as we expect others to value our boundaries, it's equally important for us to respect the boundaries of others.

Laurie Buchanan

The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?

Edgar Allan Poe

Once you see the boundaries of your environment, they are no longer the boundaries of your environment.     

Marshall McLuhan

The boundaries of bodies are the least of all things.

Leonardo da Vinci

Your personal boundaries protect the inner core of your identity and your right to choices.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Boundaries are just made of Brick and cement.

Nikita Dudani

Boundaries are basically about providing structure, and structure is essential in building anything that thrives.

Henry Cloud

Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary.     

Doreen Virtue

Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time.     

Eduardo Chillida

It’s the boundaries where the excitement is and where we will be in the future.

Horst Ludwig Stormer

The only boundaries we have are in form. There are no obstacles in thought.

Wayne Dyer

Boundaries represent awareness, knowing what the limits are and then respecting those limits.

David W. Earle

The boundaries of your life are merely a creation of the self.     

Robin Sharma

Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

Henry Ford

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

Boundaries and risk management are very important parts of living a healthy and positive life.     

Bryant H. McGill

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

Lydia Hall

The boundaries of design are the same as the problem of perception.     

John Hench