Doormat Sayings and Quotes

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


Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.     

Leo Buscaglia

No one expects the doormat to stand upright, shake itself off, and amble down the street to seek its own happiness.     

Lynn Coady

If you behave like a doormat, expect to be stepped on and don't complain about it.     

Suzette Haden Elgin

If you want to be a doormat you have to lay yourself down first.     

Oscar Wilde

If you allow people to treat you like a doormat, they will expect you to say welcome.     

Robert Breault

The people that truly love us in life don't fight for us to remain a doormat for others.     

Shannon L. Alder

The trouble is, if you go too far towards being polite, the label that applies is "doormat".     

Charles Stross

God is not a doormat, nor should anyone else be a doormat.     

Lewis B. Smedes

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

Joyce Rachelle

If you make yourself into a doormat, people will wipe their feet on you.     

Belizean Proverb