100 Uplifting Hater Quotes – Quotes about Haters


No matter what you do in life, there will always be haters. There are people who scoff at you, who disagree with what you do, and those who have nothing better to do than to badmouth every move you make. Some of them are offended by what you speak and others irritated by your bold actions. In short, it’s almost impossible not to be criticized for what you do. While most people absolutely dislike being hated upon, you can use unjustified criticism to fuel the pursuit of your dreams. You only need to know how to transform all the hatred into inner strength. To help you in better dealing with the haters in your life, we’ve created a selection of uplifting hater quotes. These quotes about haters will immunize you against negative comments from wicked haters.

Admittedly, no one likes being criticized. At the same time, if the points raised are justified and if it comes from a person who has your best interest in mind, you can learn a great deal from it. Such constructive criticism can help you to address areas of improvement, which helps you to grow as a person. However, if the criticism is totally unjustified and nothing else than mere hatred, you should deal with it accordingly.

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
Elbert Hubbard

Being confronted with the twisted arguments of a purely vicious hater can definitely be hard to swallow. At the same time, however, it’s important not to allow haters to take your momentum. Similarly, you should never allow your critics to discourage you from pursuing your dreams.

Hater quotes

Discover our collection of hater quotes that will lift you up when criticized.

The uncomfortable truth about haters is that they are going to hate anyways. If you’re going to get criticized no matter what you do, you may as well pursue your own dreams.

The following hater quotes will help you to deal with cynics in a more beneficial way. In fact, these quotes will encourage you to transform hatred into motivation and opportunities for growth. Once you’re done with this list of quotes about haters, criticism will no longer drag you down. Instead, it will spur you to chase your dreams even harder.

100 Uplifting Hater Quotes – Quotes about Haters

The following hater quotes stem from the pens of individuals who’ve been heavily criticized throughout their entire lives. Although they are nowadays considered to be incredibly successful people, they had to overcome larger-than-life opposition in the past. Thanks to their manifold experiences with critics and haters, these individuals found astonishing ways to deal with all the negativity in a very beneficial way. In fact, many were able to draw a lot of motivation and encouragement from the unjustified hatred others threw into their direction.

Here are these uplifting hater quotes:


“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.“
Winston S. Churchill

You have enemies quote


“Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.“
Dale Carnegie

It takes character to be understanding and forgiving quote


“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.“
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I pay no attention to anybody's blame quote


“Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality.“
Steve Maraboli

Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison quote


“There will be haters, there will be doubters, there will be non-believers, and then there will be you proving them wrong.“
Jennifer Van Allen

There will be haters quote


“It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.“
Chuck Palahniuk


“Even if you do nothing, say nothing and be nothing, there will still be many who will criticize you. It is much better to be criticized for success than being condemned for failures because success rids you of the many miseries of life.“
Awdhesh Singh


“A critic is a legless man who teaches other people to run“
Channing Pollock


“The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.“
Criss Jami


“In criticism, I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose, nothing shall turn me.“
Edgar Allan Poe


“When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you.“
Marcus Aurelius


“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.“
Michael Bassey Johnson


“There will always be haters. And the more you grow the more they hate; the more they hate the more you grow.“
Anthony Liccione


“May my haters live long to see my success.“
Moosa Rahat


“[Man of] genius and [the]aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.“
Edith Sitwell


“Always remember… Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.“
Ziad K. Abdelnour


“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.“
John Wooden


“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.“
James Baldwin


“I’ve been all over the world and I’ve never seen a statue of a critic.“
Leonard Bernstein


“Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.“
Israelmore Ayivor


“Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less.“
Steve Goodier


“Haters don’t really hate you, they hate themselves; because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be“
Yaira N. Juan


“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.“
Andy Warhol


“Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.“
Roy T. Bennett


“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.“
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism.“
Will Self


“Once in a golden hour, I cast to earth a seed. Up there came a flower, the people said, a weed.“
Alfred Tennyson


“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.“
Benjamin Disraeli


“Remember how many people want to see you losing? It is your duty to make sure that they keep waiting… forever!“
Harshvardhan Malpani


“Haters have fallen into the tragic mindset of comparison; a form of psychological suicide.“
Steve Maraboli


“The highest level than can be reached by a mediocre but experienced mind is a talent for uncovering the weaknesses of those greater than itself.“
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


“One does not have the right to criticize until he can do the same work without being criticized“
Amit Abraham


“Mindset matters… always. The difference found between the victorious and the envious, the successful and the haters; is mindset.“
Steve Maraboli


“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.“
Abraham Lincoln


“If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.“
Paulo Coelho


“The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.“
Criss Jami


“It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man’s oration, it is a very easy matter; but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome.“


“If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.“
François de La Rochefoucauld


“Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their fields are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.“
Rodolfo Costa


“Hatred imprisons the haters; love opens doors.“
Debasish Mridha


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


“The devil’s happy when the critics run you off.“
Criss Jami


“Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.“
Shannon L. Alder


“Their doubt is your fuel for dreams. You just have to drive.“
Criss Jami


“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.“
Herman Melville


“Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognisance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.“
Michael Bassey Johnson


“How would your life be different if… you stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day… you stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others“
Steve Maraboli


“At first, they’ll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they’ll dislike you.“
Criss Jami


“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.“
Flannery O’Connor


“I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don’t want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It’s high time that I accept all the great things about me.“
C. JoyBell C.


“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long.“
Martin Luther King Jr.


“The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.“
G.K. Chesterton


“Don’t think for one minute that you are any less worthy of love and peace and harmony just because of all the hate spewed by human devils. Because that is what those haters are, you know, devils!“
Scylar Tyberius


“The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.“
Oscar Wilde


“Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.“
Fulton J. Sheen


“I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.“
Georgia O’Keeffe


“In time we hate that which we often fear.“
William Shakespeare


“If only it were as easy to do the work of others as it is to criticize their performance.“
Dan Poynter


“That was excellently observed’, say I, when I read a passage in an author, where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, there I pronounce him to be mistaken.“
Jonathan Swift


“Hate isn’t healthy, it damages the hater more than the one who’s hated!“
Eric Jerome Dickey


“I am no more annoyed when I think of the expression than I should be annoyed by a man’s opinion of a picture of mine, who had no eye for pictures; or of a piece of music of mine, who had no ear for music.“
Charles Dickens


“Haters are important because they show you you’re doing something right.“
Nuno Roque


“The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.“
Norman Vincent Peale


“When you pursue your goals with passion, you will attract people who love you; but you’ll also attract haters. I’m okay with that; I welcome it. I don’t want to live life as a spectator. I’ve learned that if no one is cheering you on and/or booing you; it means you’re not in the game.“
Steve Maraboli


“The tower of success stands on the pillars of vision, action, patience and the character to withstand criticisms.“
Amit Ray


“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.“
John Wooden


“Don’t destroy yourself by allowing negative people add gibberish and debris to your character, reputation, and aspirations. Keep all dreams alive but discreet, so that those with unhealthy tongues won’t have any other option than to infest themselves with their own diseases.“
Michael Bassey Johnson


“Surely it is the one who fears he is wrong who avoids criticism. The one who is sure he is right invites it. It only illuminates the strength of beliefs and makes them more available to others.“
David L. Wolfe


“I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.“
Johannes Kepler


“It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections.“
Daisaku Ikeda


“But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism.“
Eric Wright


“Learn to forgive ‘haters’ and people who think less of you. Don’t bring yourself down to their level, because you know who you are. Be humble and shower them with unexpected love.“
Henry Johnson Jr


“One of the most valuable things one of my art teachers said to me was, ‘Don’t get upset by criticism. Value the fact that at least someone noticed what you did.“
Chris Ware


“Our critics make us strong! Our fears make us bold! Our haters make us wise!“
Israelmore Ayivor


“No matter how kind you are, always expect a few imbeciles.“
Criss Jami


“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body; it calls attention to the development of an unhealthy state of things. If it is heeded in time, danger may be averted; if it is suppressed, a fatal distemper may develop.”
Winston S. Churchill


“I do not mean to object to a thorough knowledge of the famous works we read. I object only to the interminable comments and bewildering criticisms that teach but one thing: there are as many opinions as there are men.“
Helen Keller


“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.“
Oscar Wilde


“One who enjoys finding errors will then start creating errors to find.“
Criss Jami


“Your haters may stage fake games that they know you cannot win so that you may fail and put that blame on you and in turn doubt yourself.“
Assegid Habtewold


“Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it soothes their worries, and finally, it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues.“
Carlos Ruiz Zafón


“At the bottom of the mountain you have your scoffers and doubters, by midpoint you have your envious and haters, and when you reach the top you have new friends and family you never met or thought existed.“
Anthony Liccione


“Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another.“
Laurell K. Hamilton


“Never wrestle with pigs for the pigs remain clueless and you end up muddy.“
Orrin Woodward


“By and large, criticism is a part of human life and nature and we have ourselves to accomplish more than just responding to what people say about us. […] Criticising is the job that requires zero qualifications.“
Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi


“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.“
Bob Dylan


“Haters are sometimes people who can’t understand why everybody loves you.“
Ziad K. Abdelnour


“A hater is a person with a complete understanding of your destiny but assigns him- or herself as a representative to work tirelessly on your misery.“
Johnnie Dent Jr.


“When we don’t know who to hate, we hate ourselves.“
Chuck Palahniuk


“[If] you are ready enough to pull my knitting to pieces, but provide none of your own, the only sock is a sock in the jaw!“
J.R. Ackerley


“Your enemies are not to be destroyed, grant them longevity to witness your success.“
Michael Bassey Johnson


“It’s far easier to write why something is terrible than why it’s good. […] What’s hard to do is describe why you like something. […] You can be cerebral about things you hate, but most of the things you like tend to be very emotive.“
Chuck Klosterman


“My father told me never to take my foot off a ladder to kick at someone who was kicking at me. When I did that, I would no longer be climbing. While they are kicking, my father told me, I should keep stepping. They can kick only one time. If I continued to climb, they would be left behind. In trying to hurt me, to impede my progress, they would get left behind because they allowed themselves to get sidetracked from their agenda.“
Steve Harvey


“People always talk. Don’t stress yourself what people say. Just live your life they way you know how.“


“Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom.“
Santosh Kalwar


“Maybe you who condemn me are in greater fear than I who am condemned.“
Giordano Bruno


“Hate hurts the hater more’n the hated.“
Madeleine L’Engle


“People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.“
W. Somerset Maugham


“I don’t think haters are small-minded; it’s more tragic than that. I think they’re great minded, but choose to sell themselves short every day.“
Steve Maraboli


“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.“
Elvis Presley

I hope you enjoyed this collection of hater quotes.

Stay victorious!


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  1. Want to live a happy and fulfilled life? Mozart’s quote tells you how. “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.“

  2. Another quote I love, “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.“ James Baldwin People who hate are in emotional pain and they project their fear and pain onto others. It’s confounding when you think about it. When I listen with my heart though I feel compassion for their feeling so insecure about themselves and life. Such a waste!

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