Boundaries Quotes

Ready to take control of your life and relationships? Discover the strength behind setting boundaries in your life with profound and inspiring boundaries quotes. Whether you’re looking for personal empowerment, healthier relationships, or simply a fresh outlook on life, these powerful boundary quotes will inspire you to stand up for yourself, set healthy limits, and ultimately improve your overall well-being.

These wise boundaries quotes will give you the wisdom and guidance you need to move forward with confidence to create a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Best Boundaries Quotes

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?  Edgar Allan Poe

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. Shannon L. Alder

I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together. Julia Roberts

No is a complete sentence. Annie Lamott

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. Jimmy Carter

If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. Corita Kent

Indeed, the only truly serious questions are ones that even a child can formulate. Only the most naive of questions are truly serious. They are the questions with no answers. A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. In other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limit of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence. Milan Kundera

That’s what all art’s about a sense of moving away from boundaries that you can’t in real life. Like a dancer is always trying to fly, really  to do something that’s just not possible. But you try to do as much as you can within those physical boundaries. Kate Bush

When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are, which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice. Brené Brown

Music speaks to people in a way that breaks down boundaries that words and actions sometimes can’t. Dan Reynolds

We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change. Dr. Henry Cloud

Beauty has no boundaries, no rules, no colors. Beauty is like a religion. You can include everything inside it. Alessandro Michele

Eros is an issue of boundaries. He exists because certain boundaries do. In the interval between reach and grasp, between glance and counterglance, between I love you and I love you too, the absent presence of desire comes alive. But the boundaries of time and glance and I love you are only aftershocks of the main, inevitable boundary that creates Eros the boundary of flesh and self between you and me. And it is only, suddenly, at the moment when I would dissolve that boundary, I realize I never can. Anne Carson

Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries. Truman Capote

We need to have a talk on the subject of what’s yours and what’s mine. Stieg Larsson

I am neither of the East nor of the West, no boundaries exist within my breast. Rumi

Children who are not encouraged to do, to try, to explore, to master, and to risk failure, often feel helpless and inadequate. Over controlled by anxious, fearful parents, these children often become anxious and fearful themselves. This makes it difficult for them to mature. Many never outgrow the need for ongoing parental guidance and control. As a result, their parents continue to invade, manipulate, and frequently dominate their lives. Susan Forward

Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot it’s good for you! Paula Radcliffe

I like geography best, he said, because your mountains rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries. Brian Andreas

I am a big fan of music in general. I listen to all genres hip hop, R&B, whatever sounds good to me; it doesn’t matter to me where it comes from there are no boundaries, no fences. If I like it, then it will inspire me to create. Stephen Marley

The best traveler is one without a camera. Kamand Kojouri

Pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before. And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I’ve seen again and again. Ravi Zacharias

The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss. Erin Hunter

Self image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. Maxwell Maltz

Once you see the boundaries of your environment, they are no longer the boundaries of your environment. Marshall McLuhan

I try to push design boundaries using new draping and fabric manipulation techniques every time I approach a new design. Zac Posen

There was a wall. It did not look important. It was built of uncut rocks roughly mortared. An adult could look right over it, and even a child could climb it. Where it crossed the roadway, instead of having a gate it degenerated into mere geometry, a line, an idea of boundary. But the idea was real. It was important. For seven generations there had been nothing in the world more important than that wall. Like all walls it was ambiguous, two faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon which side of it you were on. Ursula K. Le Guin

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I’m trying as hard as I can to keep pushing the boundaries of what a woman is capable of doing. And it turns out there’s a lot we can do. There’s a lot we can speak about. Rita Moreno

Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories. Amit Ray

There are no boundaries for what can be fabric. Issey Miyake

Let us not subside into a single mandatory way of thinking or feeling, immersed by a spirit of self gratification. But let’s dig into the fresh energy of new boundaries and at the same time pick the blossoms of poetry welling up along the path of our life, and enjoy the innocence of the little wonders of every day. Erik Pevernagie

I wanted to escape Small Town U.S.A. To dismiss the boundaries, to explore. My life experience came from watching movies, TV, and reading books and magazines. When your culture comes from watching TV everyday, you’re bombarded with images of things that seem cool, places that seem interesting, people who have jobs and careers and opportunities. Trent Reznor

Evaluating the benefits and drawbacks of any relationship is your responsibility. You do not have to passively accept what is brought to you. You can choose. Deborah Day

We tend to default to complacency. Stick to the easy option. We all do it. We’ve tried to create a business model and society around us that is as easy and boxed as possible. We love creating boundaries and borders. Ben Fogle

Boundaries aren’t all bad. That’s why there are walls around mental institutions. Peggy Noonan

I don’t see any boundaries between any of the art forms. I think they all inter relate completely. David Bowie

I like that a little pressure on the understood boundaries of yourself. Sounded like something out of a self awareness class, probably with yoga. See what kind of a pretzel you can tie yourself into and press on the understood. I was raving, if only to myself. Robin McKinley

I think I come from a time when all the artists I grew up with and I loved always used to try and push the boundaries, and there doesn’t seem so much of that, really. Paul Weller

Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space. Asa Don Brown

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While some people may think being a chef only entails making enticing dishes and pushing the culinary boundaries, being a part of the food industry involves much more. Marcus Samuelsson

Training moments occur when both parents and children do their jobs. The parent’s job is to make the rule. The child’s job is to break the rule. The parent then corrects and disciplines. The child breaks the rule again, and the parent manages the consequences and empathy that then turn the rule into reality and internal structure for the child. Dr. Henry Cloud

I just think, as women, we have to give ourselves room to be individuals. So when a woman makes a decision for herself, we as women shouldn’t set those hardcore boundaries for another woman. Just like we don’t want men setting hardcore boundaries for us. Jada Pinkett Smith

If someone is inconsiderate or rude to you, risk telling them how it made you feel or that you didn’t appreciate being treated that way. If you tend to talk yourself out of anger by telling yourself that you don’t want to make waves, try telling yourself instead that it is okay to make waves sometimes and risk letting people know how you really feel. Beverly Engel

When there’s no boundaries, that’s when you can get creative. Rose

Your choice is to be active or passive in your responses. Deborah Day

Basically, I just want to talk about love and how it can overcome boundaries. I want to discuss those more universal beliefs, not more politicized ideas. J. Balvin

Be in your own skin, as an act of self loving. H. Raven Rose

That’s what we want to do here at Johnson Space Center. I think what we have always brought to NASA and brought to the country is trying to push the boundaries, trying to go to the next level. Ellen Ochoa

Just as we expect others to value our boundaries, it’s equally important for us to respect the boundaries of others. Laurie Buchanan

We still have many neighborhoods that are racially identified. We still have many schools that even though the days of state enforced segregation are gone, segregation because of geographical boundaries remains. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself. Shannon L. Alder

I’ve always been very competitive, and a part of that is pushing your boundaries taking a risk and being able to live with the loss that comes with taking a risk. Scarlett Johansson

Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children’s most primitive fears. Dr. Henry Cloud

Never assume you can’t do something. Push yourself to redefine the boundaries. Brian Chesky

No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others. Shannon L. Alder

As the father of eight children, I’m quite convinced that each individual arrives here with their own unique personality. We are intended here from an invisible held of infinite potentiality. That which has no form, has no boundaries it’s the I that’s in the ever changing body. Wayne Dyer

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Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries. Shannon Alder

If you look at the history of art and fashion, it’s always been political. It’s always been pushing boundaries. Yara Shahidi

If your boundary training consists only of words, you are wasting your breath. But if you ‘do’ boundaries with your kids, they internalize the experiences, remember them, digest them, and make them part of how they see reality. Henry Cloud

The government should help and guide the weak and small racial groups within its national boundaries toward self determination and self government. It should offer resistance to foreign aggression, and simultaneously, it should revise foreign treaties in order to restore our equality and independence among the nations. Sun Yat sen

Our computers have become windows through which we can gaze upon a world that is virtually without horizons or boundaries. Joseph B. Wirthlin

We are not sheep or cows. God didn’t create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn’t draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us. Suzy Kassem

The biggest competition is myself. I am not looking to follow others or pull them down. I’m planning to test my own boundaries. Rain

Whether they’re family or friends, manipulators are difficult to escape from. Give in to their demands and they’ll be happy enough, but if you develop a spine and start saying no, it will inevitably bring a fresh round of head games and emotional blackmail. You’ll notice that breaking free from someone else’s dominance will often result in them accusing you of being selfish. Yes, you’re selfish, because you’ve stopped doing what they want you to do for them. Wow. Can these people hear themselves?! Rosie Blythe

Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom. Amitabh Bachchan

The most important distinction anyone can ever make in their life is between who they are as an individual and their connection with others. Anné Linden

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. David Hilbert

In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between them, there are doors. William Blake

Positive energy knows no boundaries. If everyone were to spread positive energy on the Internet, the world would be a much better place. Lu Wei

First, you have to push people’s boundaries and not feel bad about it. No one is going to give you anything if you don’t ask for it. You tried. You were told no. Get over it. Taylor Jenkins Reid

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. Ansel Adams

Having healthy boundaries not only requires being able to say no, but also being willing and able to enforce that no when necessary. Jessica Moore

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. Brene Brown

It is extremely important to be able to make negative assertions. We must be able to say what is not me in order to have a me. What we like has no meaning unless we know what we don’t like. Our yes has no meaning if we never say no. My chosen profession has no passion if just anyone would do. Our opinions and thoughts mean very little if there is nothing we disagree with. Henry Cloud

I’m here to break boundaries, man. That’s all. I’m here to be the first so that the people after me don’t have to think twice about expressing themselves and being free. ASAP Rocky

The need itself is not the call. Charles E. Hummel

Being a nice person is about courtesy you’re friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them. Adam Grant

Normally, he liked boundaries. Boundaries were the safety net. Boundaries kept people on the right path. But right now, he felt like rules were made to be broken and consequences were miles and miles away. Heather Burch

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. Harry S Truman

In order for us to practice self control, we must have a goal. We must have something we are saying yes to, which necessarily comes with things that we must say no to. We use self control to maneuver ourselves toward this yes. This goal must be entirely our own. The minute another person is choosing and managing our goals for us, we have left self control behind. Danny Silk

Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn’t really have judgement in it’s purest form. So just go, just go. K. D. Lang

If people keep stepping on you, wear a pointy hat. Joyce Rachelle

Cooking is an expression that crosses boundaries. Ranveer Brar

I’ve found that in my life that love and attraction can take many forms. And if one is open to unexpected possibilities, there are no boundaries. Morgan Rhodes

Dressing in an androgynous way, mixing up the masculine and feminine, blurring those boundaries I’m cool with that. No one should ever be limited by stereotypes of gender, just as no one should ever be limited by stereotypes of race. Marley Dias

The boundaries of this world are forever shifting from day to night, joy to sorrow, love to hate, and from life itself to death; and who can say at what moment we may suddenly cross over the border, from one state of existence to another, like heat applied to some flammable substance? I have been given my own ever changing margins, across which I move, continually and hungrily, like a migrating animal. Now civilized, now untamed; now responsive to decency and human concern, now viciously attuned to the darkest of desires. Michael Cox

We must teach our people the greatness of China’s historical culture. In our educational program we must stress Chinese history and geography so that all may know and appreciate China’s civilization of five thousand years and the far flung boundaries of our ancient race. This will engender a greater faith in our own future. Chiang Kai shek

War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides. Amit Kalantri

It’s great if the in laws themselves put up boundaries. But if they won’t; it’s up to their grown kids to do it and enforce them. Phil McGraw

Anger is a sentry, stalking the edges of our boundaries and standing ready to defend them. Jessica Moore

Whether you are rich or poor, beautiful or ugly, young or old, cancer knows no boundaries. Sylvie Meis

It was more than just material prosperity. America in 1960 was a country where restraint and boundaries were the natural conditions in all arenas. People married younger and stayed married; even with those added twenty eight million, there were fewer divorces in 1960 than there had been a decade earlier. People did not have children unless they were married only 2.5 percent of children were born out of wedlock, though the number in black households was disturbingly high some 20 percent. Jeff Greenfield

All these boundaries Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America are set by men. But you don’t have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man at the character of a man. The question is What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader? Hakeem Olajuwon

All her life, Claire had had a problem figuring out where other people ended and she began. All her life, she’d taken on the world’s hurt; she held herself responsible. But why? Elin Hilderbrand

In my opinion, love is not about gender, it’s not about religion. Love has no borders and no boundaries. Bill Kaulitz

I don’t touch people and they don’t touch me. Katie McGarry

Knowledge once gained casts a light beyond its own immediate boundaries. John Tyndall

That’s it on the maps; nature doesn’t acknowledge frontiers. Neither can ecology. Where to begin to understand what we’ve only got a computerspeak label for, ecosystem? Where to decide it begins. Nadine Gordimer

Art transcends cultural boundaries. Thomas Kinkade

You don’t hurt people by choosing yourself over them. They hurt themselves with what they think about it. It’s not your job to fold yourself up so small that your edges never bump into anyone else. What kind of life is that? Roan Parrish

My motto in life is Take risks; you don’t have a voice if you don’t. You have to venture outside your boundaries. That’s what life’s all about. Kelly Wearstler

Saying no to people who want you to say yes, and upholding your boundaries with people who were used to having none, will at first feel terrible. Like a death. And it is a death of sorts. The death of the part of you that thinks you have to violate yourself to make it in life or be valued. You most likely will surrounded by people who are used to being accommodating or passive. At first, they feel threatened by you asserting your boundaries. This is ok. And in time they will get used to it. Just like in time you’ll get used to understanding, that when people act like assholes when you say now, isn’t about you. It’s about them. Holly Whitaker

A common language is a first step towards communication across cultural boundaries. Ethan Zuckerman

Setting firm boundaries will keep you respected. Robin S. Baker

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures. Edwin Louis Cole

If you don’t voice your concerns and speak your truth, people will assume that you’ll accept disrespectful behavior. Vanessa Ooms

We can trust ourselves to know when our boundaries are being violated. Melody Beattie

I’m not doing this to disrespect you. I’m doing this to respect myself. Nedra Glover Tawwab

I’m always cautious about overstepping any boundaries. At the end of the day, it’s a director’s medium, and if they don’t want to hear from me I just step back. Matt Damon

The season you’re entering requires you have better standards for yourself and the people you allow to have intimate access to you. Ash Alves

I actually enjoy the fantasy world quite a bit. You have no boundaries. Ramin Djawadi

You didn’t grow apart because you’re evil, but because you evolved. Curtis Tyrone Jones

Traveling is one expression of the desire to cross boundaries. A. B. Yehoshua

Happiness is abundant if you know how to find it. It is contagious but can easily be destroyed by people who lack it. Be mindful! Draw your boundaries! June Stoyer

Man, a mere inhabitant of the earth, cannot overstep its boundaries! But though he is confined to its crust, he may penetrate into all its secrets. Jules Verne

Things that cost me my peace are subject to removal. Kalen Dion

There are worlds and more worlds below them, and there are a hundred thousand skies over them. No one has been able to find the limits and boundaries of God. If there be any account of God, then alone the mortal can write the same; but God’s account does not finish, and the mortal himself dies while still writing. Guru Nanak

There isn’t room in my back for anymore knives. If you’re going to stab me, you’re gonna have to look me in the eyes when you do it. Kalen Dion

From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine to five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting. Adam Clayton