Naysayers Quotes

Quotes tagged as "naysayers" (showing 1-19 of 19)
Anthon St. Maarten
“Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Don't think that just because you made it to the next level that the haters
“Don't think that just because you made it to the next level that the haters and naysayers disappear. Remember, new levels bring new devils.”
Steve Maraboli

Israelmore Ayivor
“Develop a can-do-spirit and be sure you are not suppressed by the naysayers whose daily actions are meant to discourage you from achieving what you believe.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

John Locke
“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”
John Locke

Pearl Cleage
“Buying flowers is not just a way to bring home beauty. It's an expression of confidence that better days are coming. It's a defiant finger in the face of those naysayers who would have you believe your fortunes will never improve.”
Pearl Cleage, Some Things I Never Thought I'd Do

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Whatever you do you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon, there will always be someone to tell you that you are wrong.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Bring Down The Walls

I will bring down the walls
that surround me today.
I will no longer be kept quiet
Meek enough to drown today....”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

“Thankfully existing only in SMALL pockets within our discipline, is “intellectual” snobbery. It’s a hushed but ugly truth that people are made to feel not worthy to be among a certain set – didn’t attend the right school or don’t have the requisite abbreviations to follow their name. I know what that feels like. Good thing I'm pigheaded, have a bigger vision and committed to my craft, or I would’ve succumbed to it long ago. That is why when I meet an emerging writer who’s serious about developing their craft, I try to encourage them as much as I can. I say IGNORE the highbrow cliques and prove your mettle by growing, accepting balanced feedback and most of all, creating work that will stand the test of time. Period.”
Sandra Sealy

“Success shouldn't be revenge or a way to overwhelm the naysayers. If that is your reason, you are far from being content.”
Unarine Ramaru

JaTawny Muckelvene Chatmon
“sing so loud that the music
drowns out the sounds of
the naysayers.
one day they’ll be singing
your song.”
JaTawny Muckelvene Chatmon, Getting Lost

Mary Buchan
“Ignore donkeys and other naysayers!”
Mary Buchan, Over iT: How to Live Above Your Circumstances and Beyond Yourself

“When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening any more.”
Florence Griffith Joyner

Calvin Coolidge
“I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done.”
Calvin Coolidge

bell hooks
“Testimony in new age writing affirms the way in which embracing a love ethic transforms life for the good. Yet a lot of this information only reaches those of us who have class privilege. And often, individuals whose lives are rich in spiritual and material well-being, who have diverse friends from all walks of life who nurture their personal integrity, tell the rest of the world these things are impossible to come by. I am talking here about the many prophets of doom who tell us that racism will never end, sexism is here to stay the rich will never share their resources. We would all be surprised if we could enter their lives for a day. Much of what they are telling us cannot be had, they have. But in keeping with a capitalist-based notion of well-being, they really believe there is not enough to go around, that the good life can only be had by a few.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

“It is plain directionless to want to conquer your odds and reach your Goals just to prove a point to the Naysayers. Do it instead for the satisfaction and Joy of you and those that believe in you. Train your Focus!”
Chinonye J. Chidolue