13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Life’s full of lessons—Harsh yet necessary truths. And the quotes below? They cut straight to the meat of what we need to hear to grow!

If you’re looking for fluff, this isn’t your article. But if you appreciate directness, please read on! Below are thirteen of our best quotes that illustrate the blunt realities of life.

Life truth People judge when theyre unhappy with themselves - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 1: No matter what you do, someone will have something negative to say. Try not to take it personally. People judge and criticize other people’s lives when they’re not happy with their own. – Lori Deschene

Life truth Be careful not to dehumanize people you disagree with - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 2: Be careful not to dehumanize people you disagree with. In our self-righteousness, we can easily become the very things we dislike in others. – Marc & Angel

Life truth You will always be too much for some people - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 3: You will always be too much for some people— too unique, too witty, too sensitive, too darn edgy. If you round out your edges to make them happy, you will lose your edge. Apologize for your shortcomings— for being human. But don’t apologize for being who you are. – Marc & Angel

Life truth Never blame someone else for the road youre on - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 4: Never blame someone else for the road you’re on. That’s your asphalt. – Unknown

Life truth No one wins at chess by only moving forward - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 5: No one wins at chess by only moving forward. Sometimes you must move backward to put yourself in a position to win. And that’s a good metaphor for life, too. – Marc & Angel

Life truth Vulnerability is never weakness - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 6: Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weaknesses. – Brene Brown

Life truth Anxiety and Control - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 7: You’re afraid of surrender because you don’t want to lose control. But you never had control; all you had was anxiety. – Elizabeth Gilbert

Life truth Kindness and business - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 8: If you are helping someone and expecting something in return, you are doing business, not kindness. – Unknown

Life truth Stretch yourself - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 9: When you hear only what you want to hear, you’re not listening. When you read only to confirm what you know, you’re not learning. Stretch yourself. That’s how you grow. – Marc & Angel

Lifes truths Live your truth - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 10: Live your truth boldly. Others may decide to think less of you, but it isn’t your job to prove worth. It’s your job to live knowing your worth can never be defined by another’s assumptions. Hold your head high, be proud, carry on. – Rachel Marie Martin

Life truth You cant control how others receive your energy - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 11: You can’t control how other people receive your energy. Anything you do or say gets filtered through the lens of whatever they are going through at the moment, which is not about you. Just keep doing your thing with as much integrity and love as possible. – Nanea Hoffman

Life truth Healing starts with us - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 12: Healing starts when we can recognize the part we play in our suffering. – Zoe Crook Therapy

Lifes truth Everyone has a chapter - 13 Quotes on Life’s Blunt Truths

Quote 13: Everyone has a chapter they don’t want to read aloud. Don’t let those pages write the rest of your story. Find the magic in them, and then move on. – Dani DiPirro

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