Best 55 of Saying no quotes - MyQuotes
A dishonest yes is a no to yourself.
Information overload (on all levels) is exactly WHY you need an "ignore list". It has never been more important to be able to say "No
I do say no to lots of things, actually! I know it doesn't look like it. But I have a tendency to a) be rubbish at saying no, and b) be pushed by some kind of Protestant work ethic.
If you believe that saying no will get you shot, well, what a fine way to go.
Kaeleigh, queen of passive, all the time saying no, but not strong enough to mean it.
Attractions are things we all should be good at saying no to, because our Department of Attraction is arguably the least reliable and productive office in our entire brain.
Sharon E. Rainey
NO” is a complete sentence. It does not require an explanation to follow. You can truly answer someone’s request with a simple No.
You don't have to stay committed to something just because you're good at it.
Just saying yes because you can't bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work.
By my monastic life and vows I am saying no to all the concentration camps, the aerial bombardments, the staged political trials, the judicial murders, the racial injustices, the economic tyrannies, and the whole socioeconomic apparatus which seems geared for nothing but global destruction in spite of all its fair words in favor of peace.
I can’t spend time with people I don’t enjoy. I can’t do it anymore as theater. I make choices, and that’s a beautiful thing about growing up, learning to say no, in a nice way, just say no. I have this friend…we just went different ways in life. Once he came to me and said, “Francis, you don’t like me anymore.” and I said “No, it’s not that I don’t like you, we’ve chosen different styles of life. I still have beautiful souvenirs of all the things we did together and how close we were, but the truth is it’s not that you bore me, but I don’t enjoy talking to you anymore and I don’t want to fight with you but there’s nothing in common between your life and mine nowadays”. I would have never said that but he asked me. So what could I say? I said the truth. Growing up has a bit to do with that, to be able to tell the truth, to show who you are, even if it hurts.
Silence isn't always agreement. Sometimes people no longer argue because they no longer care.
Saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue
In the immortal words of Roberto Duran, we are saying, 'No mas!' We will educate students and then promote them, not the reverse
It is extremely important to be able to make negative assertions. We must be able to say what is ‘not me’ in order to have a ‘me’. What we like has no meaning unless we know what we don’t like. Our yes has no meaning if we never say no. My chosen profession has no passion if ‘just anyone would do’. Our opinions and thoughts mean very little if there is nothing we disagree with.
It takes effort to say no when our heart and brains and guts and, most important, pride are yearning to say yes. Practice.
When I learn martial arts, my master will have me try a punch for a week and he will keep saying, 'No, you don't have it. No, that's not right.' When he finally says, 'Yes, you did it,' it's a wonderful moment. You worked on it. You got it.
Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.
In show business, never underestimate the power of saying "no".
When I claim more than what I can handle, I limit the opportunities for another person in my community.
I have a hard time saying "no" if it's right. I don't say "no" to say "no." I said "no" when I didn't have a pot to piss in. I still said "no" to big money jobs because they didn't make creative sense to me.
Oh, see then, the Simi is not in trouble. I just kill the Greek god and all’s fine. (Simi) You can’t kill a Greek god, Simi. It’s not allowed. (Acheron) There you go again, akri, saying no to the Simi. Don’t eat that, Simi. Don’t kill that, Simi. Stay here, Simi. Go to Katoteros, Simi, and wait for me to call you. I don’t like being told no, akri. (Simi)
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Until you learn how to confidently say NO to so many things, you shall always say YES to so many things. The real summary of a regretful life is a life that failed to balance YES and NO. Yes! A life that failed to recognize when to courageously say NO and when to confidently say YES!
Of course they were saying: No doping! But as a rider, it's difficult to believe that things can really change from one day to the next.
Part of the skill of saying no is to shut up afterward and not babble on, offering material for an argument.
I have enjoyed life a lot more by saying "yes" than by sayings "no".
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
It takes true courage and real humility to say NO or YES!
When you're not confident as a young woman in saying "no" or even saying "yes" necessarily, you don't know which one you're more afraid of in some way. That happens a lot.
You're saying no ninety-seven times out of a hundred, and most founders find they have to make a very conscious effort to do this.
Judith Lewis Herman
Many survivors have such profound deficiencies in self-protection that they can barely imagine themselves in a position of agency or choice. The idea of saying no to the emotional demands of a parent, spouse, lover or authority figure may be practically inconceivable. Thus, it is not uncommon to find adult survivors who continue to minister to the needs of those who once abused them and who continue to permit major intrusions without boundaries or limits. Adult survivors may nurse their abusers in illness, defend them in adversity, and even, in extreme cases, continue to submit to their sexual demands.
Focus is about saying, No. And the result of that focus is going to be some really great products where the total is much greater than the sum of the parts.
Saying "no" has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined.
I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons my employer would abandon his social suggestions. However, to my regret, in the following few weeks, he continued to ask me out on several occasions
We must say "no" to what, in our heart, we don't want. We must say "no" to doing things out of obligation, thereby cheating those important to us of the purest expression of our love. We must say "no" to treating ourselves, our health, our needs as not as important as someone else's. We must say “no.
I'm a great believer that saying yes is a lot more fun than saying no.
The power of saying no is so much more than the power of saying yes.
Sarah Addison Allen
He wasn't used to people saying no, and Eby felt sorry for him, the way she'd always felt sorry for those who had everything and it still wasn't enough.
Real freedom is saying 'no' without giving a reason.
You can never get more by saying "No." You can hold a current position by saying "No", but you can only move forward by saying "Yes.
The Republicans underestimated and underestimated and underestimated Donald Trump. And look where that got them. They kept saying, no, no, no, that's not going to happen, we don't have to worry about that.
By doing that [ saying no boots on the ground], she [Hillary Clinton] has empowered the enemy, she's empowered the enemy.
When you say 'yes' to others, make sure you are not saying 'no' to yourself.
Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.
I'm a great believer in life to saying yes and not saying no, and hopefully making people smile and just having fun in life.
Saying no to something is actually much more powerful than saying yes.
but you could also look at it the other way. Like you’re saying no matter how bad things are for you, I can still relate.
I spend 90 percent of my time saying no, and my accountant yells at me for it, but when I started in this business, I wanted my career to have legs.
Enjoy saying "no!" but don't make it the wellspring of your vitality. Be fueled by blood-red yeses.
Sometimes "No" is the kindest word.
To exist here, I’ll have to become skilled in saying no—an art in which I was once well accomplished, but one I no longer care to practice.