Not everyone will like you… so what!

Life is short and you don’t want to end up chasing other people’ approval to feel good about yourself.

Feel good about yourself regardless. Be your own source of validation and happiness because not everyone will like, appreciate, or understand.

Here are 40 quotes to help you care less what others think and not expect everyone to like you.


“Not everyone will like you” quotes

Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.

Janelle Monae

You believed in yourself. Not everyone will like you. Some people just want to take swipes at you. You need to trust yourself enough to ignore them.

Francesca Serritella

If you want to achieve anything in this world, you have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like you.

Simon Sinek

Not everyone is going to like you or understand you. And that’s okay. It may have nothing to do with you personally; but rather more about who they are and how they relate to the world.

Susan C. Young

Not everyone will notice the way you shine, but you will shine all the same in beautiful, natural ways.

Morgan Harper Nichols

Hold onto those who love and honor you. Not everyone will know how to. Some souls don’t even know how to love and honor themselves, let alone you.

Lalah Delia

If people don’t like me for whatever I do, for being me, then that’s too bad. I don’t want to change to be something that I’m not for other people to like me.

Vanessa Hudgens

Trying to please everybody is impossible — if you did that, you’d end up in the middle with nobody liking you. You’ve got to make the decision about what you think is your best, and do it.

John Lennon

If you’re trying to please everyone, then you’re not going to make anything that is honestly yours, I don’t think, in the long run.

Viggo Mortensen

Not everyone will like you or take the time to understand you (…). Their acceptance or rejection doesn’t change your worth one bit. Hold your head up and live your life regardless, knowing not everyone is worthy of you.

Richelle E. Goodrich

“Not everyone will understand you” quotes

Not everybody will get it. People will misinterpret you and what you do (…). So get comfortable with being misunderstood, disparaged, or ignored — the trick is to be too busy doing your work to care.

Austin Kleon

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

Dr. Seuss

Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.

Jennifer Elisabeth

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Not everyone will understand you. Not everyone will appreciate you. Not everyone will embrace you. Do not change for them. Just smile at them, and move along.

Jessica Hagy

The only thing wrong with trying to please everyone is that there’s always at least one person who will remain unhappy — you.

Elizabeth Parker

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.

Jim Carrey

When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.

Angelina Jolie

Not everyone will like you. Not everyone will be kind to you. Not everyone will agree with you. That does not mean you have to be unkind in return.

Brianna Wiest

And when I reveal my true heart, not everyone is going to approve. What I know now is that I don’t need them to.

Alicia Keys

You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate.

Edie Sedgwick

Speak your heart. If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway.

Yasmin Mogahed

“Not everyone will be happy for you” quotes

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you, and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart will consume you too.

Will Smith

Not everyone will be happy when you begin to better yourself. Those who are for you will not just celebrate your triumphs, but they will also pray with you through your tribulations.

T. D. Jakes

Go where you are wanted and stray from where you aren’t. Surround yourself with positive people and environments.

Demi Lovato

You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you.

Robert Greene

Sometimes you have to keep your good news to yourself. Not everybody is genuinely happy for you.


Not everyone will appreciate your worth. You just have to be careful when choosing who will acknowledge your importance.

Ronald Frame

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.


Don’t worry about the people who aren’t happy for you. They probably aren’t happy for themselves either.


Short “not everyone will like you” quotes

If people don’t get it, that’s not your issue. You live for your happiness and no one else’s.

Scott Mescudi

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.


You are you. Unique. Marvelous. Beautiful. Quirky. And imperfect.

Stasi Eldredge

I used to be a major people pleaser, but that way purgatory lies.

Tracie Bennett

Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn — and most fools do.

Dale Carnegie

People think you’re crazy if you talk about things they don’t understand.

Elvis Presley

Ignore those who ignore you.


I can’t tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.

Bill Cosby

I will not like everyone, not everyone will like me, and that is okay.

Gudjon Bergmann

In trying to please all, he had pleased none.