We’ve all made the mistake of chasing someone who didn’t really deserve our love and attention.

Love is supposed to be mutual. If you ever notice you are spending all your time and energy chasing someone, to the point where you are sacrificing your own sanity, even though the other person keeps ignoring you — that’s when you need to stop and take a moment to reflect on your behavior.

When it comes to seduction, you should never be the one who chases because that gives the impression that you’re insecure and/or emotionally needy. Plus, we want what we can’t have, and being too available can actually make you less attractive.

But most importantly, chasing someone will affect your confidence, self-image, and self-esteem negatively. By chasing someone, you are subconsciously telling yourself you don’t love yourself enough; you’re not putting yourself first, and that’s going to affect all other areas of your life as well.

It all starts with self-love and self-respect. When someone ignores you or even forgets about you, you simply can’t make them a priority because that would mean disrespecting yourself.

Here is a collection of fifty quotes that will inspire you to value yourself and stop chasing those who don’t deserve your attention…

Stop chasing him quotes

Do not endure men who are either incapable or unwilling to appreciate and reciprocate your love.

— Bruce Bryans

A man is like a cat: chase him and he will run; sit still and ignore him and he’ll come purring at your feet.

— Helen Rowland

The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.

— Shannon L. Alder

Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.

— Roy T. Bennett

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say: “I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me; I’m moving on with my life”.

— Joel Osteen

If he misses you, he’ll call. If he wants you, he’ll say it. If he cares, he’ll show it. And if not, he can’t be worth your time.

— Unknown

We all have insecurities. It’s only human. But when it comes to dating men, you don’t want to do or say anything that clearly communicates that you don’t believe you’re worth it.

— Bruce Bryans

If you’re being ignored, that’s a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.

— Lykke Li

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.

— Charlotte Bronte

If someone won’t lift a finger to call you, see you, and spend time with you — it’s time for you to lift five fingers and wave goodbye.

— Unknown

A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dream, or your dignity.

— Mandy Hale

Your message to him: “I am a complete person without you, but I desire to have you be a part of my life because you are worthy of it”.

— Matthew Hussey

As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that.

— Nic Sheff

How will you know if a man really cares about you or not if you’re always the one to text, call, or visit him?

— Bruce Bryans

If suddenly — you forget me — do not look for me — for I shall already have forgotten you.

— Pablo Neruda

It’s surprising how many people go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.

— Sydney J. Harris

It will be to your best advantage not to always be the one who initiates contact between the two of you.

— Bruce Bryans

Don’t care for those who ignore you. Care for those who are ignoring others for you.

— Unknown

When you start to beat yourself up, remind yourself of how worthy you are of love.

— Demi Lovato

Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.

— Ziad Abdelnour

Being a challenge will not only increase your chances of maintaining his interest, but it will also separate the lazy men from the ambitious ones.

— Bruce Bryans

If you feel neglected or ignored in the beginning, don’t expect a miracle as time goes on and he gets used to you; it’s only going to get worse. Wake up, move on, and find someone who makes you feel you are truly wanted if you have to wonder about it.

— Debbie Rutherford

Never be too accessible. Before a serious relationship develops, do not allow yourself to be too available to a man, as men quickly tire of that which is easily obtained.

— Bruce Bryans

The perceived challenge increases as he wonders what he needs to do to make her want only him. Her perceived value increases as he sees that she’s more discerning than to just rush into commitment with someone who hasn’t really gone out of his way for her yet. He now begins to work for her.

— Matthew Hussey

Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity.

— Shannon L. Alder

It’s not a contradiction when you hear men say they want a challenge but that they don’t want a woman who plays games. What men really mean when they say this is that they want a woman who has high standards, who presents herself as a worthy companion, and who also has zero tolerance for guys who play games.

— Bruce Bryans

Don’t chase anyone. Someone who truly appreciates and deserves you will walk with you and you won’t need to be chased.

— Unknown

Giving a man total access to your time and attention, especially early on in a budding romance, is the kiss of death.

— Bruce Bryans

Never risk your self-respect by trying to force a man to take an interest in you. It is better to disregard a man who displays a wavering interest than to lose both your dignity and sanity fighting for his attention.

— Bruce Bryans

If you want guys to take you seriously, you must get them to pick up the phone and call you.

— Bruce Bryans

Short stop chasing him quotes

A guy should receive the amount of time and attention he earns.

— Matthew Hussey

When you feel good about yourself, others will feel good about you, too.

— Jake Steinfeld

Too easy to get = just as easy to forget

— Mandy Hale

Too often, the thing you want most is the one thing you can’t have.

— Meredith Grey

You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.

— Tene Edwards

The climax of seduction is to give the illusion that you’re not trying to seduce.

— Mathias Malzieu

The opposite of love is not hatred, it’s indifference.

— Elli Wiesel

Certainty turns out to be one of the sexiest qualities you can possess.

— Matthew Hussey

Your dignity should always be more important than your relationship status.

— Bruce Bryans

If you tell me I can’t have something, then that just makes me want it more.

— Anna Benson

True love is not a hide and seek game. In true love, both lovers seek each other.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Honest feelings and bad timing make the most painful combination.

— Unknown

You have to love yourself before you can love anyone.

— Vanessa Hudgens

When you get ghosted, be happy they are on a one-way ticket with no return address.

— Julie Spira

A guy must be evaluated based only on what he does for you.

— Matthew Hussey

Women must learn to find self-worth within themselves, not through others.

— Georgette Mosbacher

Sometimes the only way to hunt somebody is to pretend to be a prey.

— Talismanist Giebra

If you ignore me, I will ignore you.

— Unknown

Know your worth, hold your own power, be you.

— Morgan Harper Nichols

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.

— Maya Angelou