Single Sayings and Quotes

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

Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.     

Mandy Hale

Learning to enjoy being single involves the ability to experience everything through your own essence, instead of living vicariously through a spouse or partner.     

Ernie Zelinski

“Single" is not a status, it is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.     


A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.     

Mandy Hale

“Single” is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.     

Mandy Hale

Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it.     

Louis Kronenberger

It's very fun to be single, because you know what happens? You find yourself. You understand what it means to love yourself, instead of putting all this energy into give-and-tug in a relationship.     

Keke Palmer

You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose.        

Jo Coudert

I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not defined by another person.     

Oscar Wilde

If you really are going to be a happy single, you have to stop treating being single as the annoying time that you pass between relationships and embrace it. Rather than focusing on what you lack, focus on what you have: You.      

Natalie Lue

Some people are severely lonely, all they can do is accept the single life as an example of being free and happy.     

Anthony Liccione

Think about it this way: While being married is about becoming the wife you are meant to be, being single allows you to focus on becoming the woman you were born to be.     

Mandy Hale

Being single is about celebrating and appreciating your own space that you're in.     

Kelly Rowland

If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.     

Thomas Merton

Even when it seems that there is no one else, always remember there's one person who never ceased to love you - yourself.     

Sanhita Baruah

It is good to be lonely, for being alone is not easy. The fact that something is difficult must be one more reason to do it.     


Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can still stand.     


Being single is definitely better than being with the wrong person.     

Hassan Choughari

I don't need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourselves.     

Shirley MacLaine

There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.     

Mandy Hale

You're single not because you are not good enough for one, it's that you're too good for the wrong one.     

Chris Burkmenn

Better to be quirky alone than unhappy together.     

Anita Hamilton

Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.     

Sex and the City

If you are single, eliminate the thought that something is lacking, and just live each day joyfully.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being single doesn't mean that you know nothing about love. Sometimes being solo is wiser than being in a false relationship.     


One can be happy without being married. It might be a rougher path to take, but certainly not the wrong one.     


Being single doesn't necessarily mean you're available. Sometimes you have to put up a sign that says, "Do Not Disturb" on your heart.      

Wiz Khalifa

Being single means you're strong enough to wait for what you deserve.     

Niall Horan

It's when you're not looking for anything that something winds up coming along. It's about learning how to be just with yourself and that you don't need to be in a relationship. You don't need anyone to fulfill you.     

Hayden Panettiere

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.     

Oscar Wilde