52 Quotes That Will Remind You Not to Settle for Less

52 Quotes That Will Remind You Not to Settle for Less

You know what they say: Never settle. And deep down, we all know we deserve the absolute best when it comes to our relationships, career, mental health, spiritual health, and so much more.

But once in a while, we all need a little nudge in the right direction, and that’s where inspirational quotes that remind you not to settle for less come in. Here are 52 of them.

1. “Know who you are. Know what you want. Know what you deserve. And don’t settle for less.” — Tony Gaskins

2. “Don’t settle. Either they will wake up to the fact that you are worth more … or you will.” — Charles J. Orlando

3. “Please don’t settle. Not in a job you hate, not in a town where you don’t feel at home, not in friendships that aren’t real, and especially, especially not with love.” — Marisa Donnelly 

4. “Never settle for that which is easy and comfortable or the necessity of seeking that which is difficult and uncomfortable.” ― Frederick Lenz

5. “Don’t settle for less or let possessions possess you. Break your routine and reconsider what you truly need. Live in reality, and most of all do what you love doing.” - Unknown

6. “Don’t settle for anybody just so you can have somebody” - Unknown 

7. “There is a monumental difference between being alive and living. You should never settle for the first.” ― Matt Corby

8. “Never settle for anything less than your best.” — Brian Tracy

9. “Someday somebody is going to look at you with a light you’ve never seen. They’ll look at you like you’re everything they’ve been looking for their entire lives.” - Unknown 

10. “Real women are strong, resilient, independent, loyal, and lovable. One thing about them is they never settle.” - Unknown

11. “Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” — Frida Kahlo 

12. “The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” — Carrie Bradshaw

13. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” — Bernard M Baruch.

14. “Once you realize how good you really are, you never settle for playing less than your best.” ― Reggie Jackson

15. “Know your worth and never settle for less than you deserve.” — LaWhimsy

16. “One day you will wake up and be so glad you did not settle. You will be so glad you did not give up. You will be so glad you did not sync yourself to someone else’s pace and you chose instead to anchor yourself in the steady rhythm of grace.” — Morgan Harper Nichols

17. “Never settle for anything less than your best.” — Brian Tracy

18. “You’re not the kind of girl who settles. Keep not settling.” — Unknown

19. “Never settle for anything less than what you deserve. It’s not pride, it’s self-respect.” — Chanakya

20. “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela

21. “If someone treats you like an option, leave them like a choice.” — Unknown 

22. “Relationships: If you put up with it, you’re going to end up with it. Set the standard you want, and don’t settle for less.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli

23. “Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming.” — Unknown

24. “Choose people who choose you.” — Unknown

25. “Be awesome. Live life to the fullest. Shoot for the stars and never settle.” ― Jillian Michaels

26. “What you want exists. Don’t settle until you get it.” - Unknown

27. “Settling is the art of taking the easy way out. Sure, it will work. But you will never know what was truly in store for you if you had the courage to do what was right in your heart.” — The Better Mom Project 

28. “Settling will always leave the heart relentlessly unsettled.” — Butterflies Rising

29. “Never settle for being someone’s other when you have the potential to be someone’s only.” — Unknown.

30. “Don’t settle for what life gives you, make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher

31. “Don’t settle. Don’t finish bad books. If you don’t like the menu, leave. If you’re not on the right path, get off.” — Unknown

32.  “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

33. “Never settle for bits and pieces of love tossed at you, 2hen you could have true love entirely equal to your own.” - Unknown

34. “I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

35. “Never confuse what you’re offered for what you’re worth.” — Unknown

36. “Brave girl, never settle again.” — Unknown 

37. “Never let anyone dull your sparkle.” — Unknown

38. “Be grateful for all you do already have. But never settle for less than you can be.” - Unknown

39. “Never settle for second when first is available.” ― Lou Holtz

40. “You, my dear, were never meant to settle.” — Erin Plewes

41. “If you are not obsessed with your life, change it.” — Unknown

42. “A ship at harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are for.” — John A. Shedd

43. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.” — Unknown

44. “Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.” — Unknown

45. “Don’t rush and never settle. If it’s meant to be, it will be.” —Unknown

46. “Never settle for anything less than your best.” ― Brian Tracy

47. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” — Robin Sharma

48. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” — Jim Rohn 

49. “Life is a one time offer, use it well.” - Unknown

50. “Never settle for average.” ― Steve Jobs

51. “What is the purpose of being alive if you do not at least try to do something remarkable?” — Unknown

52. “If for a while the harder you try the harder it gets, take heart: So it has been with the best people who have ever lived.” — Jeffrey R. Holland

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