Pushover Sayings and Quotes

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

If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.     

Malcolm X

Trying to please everyone is a recipe for stress, misery and frustration. Be yourself. It'll be good to know who's down with that.     


Learn the art of saying no. Don't lie. Don't make excuses. Don't over-explain yourself. Just simply decline.     


You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage - pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically - to say 'no' to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside.     

Stephen Covey

Take a stand for yourself and refuse to let people steal your joy today.     


People only treat you one way… the way you allow them.     


If people keep stepping on you, wear a pointy hat.     

Joyce Rachelle

A person without much power is easily influenced by others, whether they are physical or non-physical beings. Their life is easily ruined. They are blown around like a leaf in the wind.     

Frederick Lenz

Nobody is strong enough to not be influenced.     

Fiona Apple

Who naught suspects is easily deceived.     


Mind over matter. Weak minded people are easily influenced. Strong minded people you can't break their will.     

Lee Boyd Malvo

Stop saying yes to everything and everyon. Stop agreeing with people just so you don't upset them. You're not a pushover. You were not put on this Earth to be stressed and miserable so others can be relaxed and happy. Start protecting your time and your happiness. If others can't handle it, show them the door. Kick them out of your life and don't look back.     


You can't always be nice. That's how people take advantage of you. Sometimes you need to set boundaries.     


What you allow is what will continue.     


Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.     

Sai Baba

The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.     

Napoleon Hill

Learn to say 'no' without explaining yourself.     


It's easy to think that people will like you more if you do whatever they tell you to do, but it's quite the opposite. People don't appreciate pushovers - they use them.     

Osayi Osar-Emokpae

Don't be afraid to support your opinions because being non-resistant never got anyone anywhere.     


Don't be one of those people who are easily influenced by the people around them, being your own person is the one thing you don't want to lose.     


Life's too short to be a pushover.     

Kelly Clarkson

Say what you feel, it's not being rude, it's being real.     


One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.     

Immanuel Kant

The main reason why your company can easily influence you is because "emotion and attitude are stronger than knowledge". What you see can overcome what you know. You can easily damp away what you already know when you are faced with the reality of what your senses tell you to do!     

Israelmore Ayivor

Being a nice person is about courtesy: you're friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them.     

Adam Grant

Give. But don't allow yourself to be used. Love. But don't allow your heart to be abused. Trust. But don't be naïve. Listen. But don't lose your own voice.     


Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.     

Irma Kurtz

Do not let people put you down. Believe in yourself and stand for yourself and trust yourself.     


You're not a sucker. You're just nice. You give people the benefit of the doubt.     

Sarah Dessen

If you're not confident, people push you around. That's it. It's super-simple.     

Linda Perry