41 Saying No Quotes

 

  • No puts distance between you and the wrong influence. – Jim Rohn

 

  • Real freedom is saying ‘no’ without giving a reason. – Amit Kalantri

 

  • When you say no to the wrong people, it opens up the space for the right people to come in. – Joe Calloway

 

  • It’s only by saying NO that you can concentrate on the things that are really important. – Steve Jobs

 

  • Very successful people say no to almost everything. – Warren Buffett

 

  • You can say no if that is more truthful than a resentful yes. – Judith Lasater

 

  • It takes effort to say no when our heart and brains and guts and, most important, pride are yearning to say yes. Practice. – Cole Harmonson

 

  • NO is a complete sentence. It does not require an explanation to follow. You can truly answer someone’s request with a simple No. – Sharon E. Rainey

 

  • It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that really matter. – Scott Belsky

 

  • I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things. – Steve Jobs

 

  • We need to learn the slow ‘yes’ and the quick ‘no. – Tom Friel

 

  • Saying no to something is actually much more powerful than saying yes. – Tom Hanks

 

  • If you believe that saying no will get you shot, well, what a fine way to go. – Peter Block

 

  • Fortitude is the capacity to say “no” when the world want to hear yes. – Erich Fromm

 

  • It’s better to say nothing than spend 1,000 words or an hour speech saying nothing. Get to the point. – Richard Branson

 

  • The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. -Tony Blair

 

  • Just saying yes because you can’t bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work. – Seth Godin

 

  • The ability to say no is a tremendous advantage for an investor. – Warren Buffett

 

  • Say no to everything, so you can say yes to the one thing. – Richie Norton

 

  • When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you’re not saying ‘no’ to yourself. – Paulo Coelho

 

  • I’m a great believer that saying yes is a lot more fun than saying no. – Richard Branson

 

  • Learn to say no to the good and the advantageous, in order to receive the best. – Sunday Adelaja

 

  • Saying no can be the ultimate self care. – Claudia Black

 

  • You can’t improve on saying nothing. – Golda Meir

 

  • Tone is the hardest part of saying no. – Jonathan Price

 

  • Learn to say no without explaining yourself. – Unknown

 

  • The power of saying no is so much more than the power of saying yes. – Julianna Margulies

 

  • If you want more time, freedom, and energy, start saying no. – Unknown

 

  • Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying YES too quickly and not saying NO soon enough. – Josh Billings

 

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  • You don’t have to accept things you are not okay with. – Unknown

 

  • Always say no pun intended to draw attention to the intended pun. – Teju Cole

 

  • Saying No does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying Yes is not always a virtue. – Paulo Coelho

 

  • If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear. – Paulo Coelho

 

  • In saying no to progress, it is not the future which they condemn, but themselves. They give themselves a melancholy disease; they inoculate themselves with the past. There is but one way of refusing tomorrow, that is to die. – Victor Hugo

 

  • The courage to say no, the courage to say yes. Decisions do determine Destiny. – Thomas S. Monson

 

  • Coffee is a girl who never tells a boy no. – Andrew Smith

 

  • I need to learn how to start saying no. Like when someone says ‘please stop choking me. – John Mayer

 

  • There are times in life when language fails us, when everything that needs to be said can be expressed only by saying nothing at all. – Simon Van Booy

 

  • There is nothing worse than doing nothing and saying nothing when your voice is needed. – Soledad O’Brien

 

  • Saying No gains you respect. When you say No, the other person may feel disappointed. But ultimately, they will respect you for taking good care of yourself. And most of all, you’ll respect yourself because you are being true to yourself! – Doreen Virtue

 

  • My unhappiness was the unhappiness of a person who could not say no. – Osamu Dazai