65 Mean Quotes On Success In Life

These mean quotes will inspire you. Mean, intend to convey, indicate, or refer to (a particular thing or notion); signify or offensive, selfish, or unaccommodating; nasty; malicious.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mean quotes, mean sayings, and mean proverbs.

Best Mean Quotes

  1. “Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re for you. Just because they say they got got your back, doesn’t mean they won’t stab you in it. People pretend well. Jealousy sometimes doesn’t live far. So know your circle. At the end of the day real situations expose fake people so pay attention.” ~ Trent Shelton
  2. “Respect for the right of another to be wrong does not mean that the wrong is right” ~ Ravi Zacharias
  3. “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means.” ~ Kanye West
  4. “Other women who flew were women of independent means. But I had to do something with it.” ~ Nancy Bird Walton

  5. “I’m not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet. I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I’m not insane.” ~ Kristin Davis
  6. “A lie was something you told because you were mean or a coward. A story was something you made up out of something that might have happened. Only you didn’t tell it like it was, you told it like you thought it should have been.” ~ Betty Smith
  7. “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  8. “The revolution is carried out by means of one’s thought, not through one’s family background.” ~ Kim Jong Il

  9. “We are not taught “love thy neighbor unless their skin is a different color from yours ” or “love thy neighbor unless they don’t make money as you do” or “love thy neighbor unless they don’t share your belies.” We are taught “love thy neighbor”. No exceptions. We are all in this together – every single one of us. And the only way we are going to survive as a society is through compassion. A Great Community does not mean we all think the same things or do the same things. It simply means we are willing to work together and are willing to love despite our differences.” ~ David Levithan
  10. “Just because your world is falling apart doesn’t mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm. Don’t let the outer chaos you are facing get inside of you.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
  11. “Then you should say what you mean,” the March Hare went on. “I do,” Alice hastily replied; “at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.” “Not the same thing a bit!” said the Hatter. “You might just as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see”!” ~ Lewis Carroll
  12. “Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  13. “Human language is local and changeable, and is therefore incapable of being used as the means of unchangeable and universal information.” ~ Thomas Paine
  14. “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  15. “Remember, conflict doesn’t always mean we have to fight against something and tear it apart…. Conflict can also mean we’re fighting for something to make it even better and stronger than it’s ever been.” ~ Lysa TerKeurst
  16. “We, whoever we are, must have a daily goal in our lives, no matter how small or great, to make that day mean something.” ~ Maxwell Maltz

  17. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” ~ Winston Churchill
  18. “Here’s the thing. I hate kids. Always have. I mean, I know the job of the race, biologically speaking, is to achieve immortality through reproduction, but the idea of getting impregnated and blowing up like a balloon as I serve as a carrier and service unit for this other person who will eventually burst out of me in the most terrifying way imaginable, then carry on using me one way or another for the rest of my life, is right up there with throwing myself off the top of a twenty-story building. If I have a biological clock, it is digital and does not tick.” ~ Isobelle Carmody , Mean quotes life
  19. “My father had taught me to be nice first because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton , Mean quotes to someone
  20. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

  21. “Today I will tell myself that I’m lovable. Just because some people haven’t been able to love me in ways that worked doesn’t mean that I’m unlovable. I’ve had lessons to learn, and some of them have hurt deeply, but I can still love, and I still am loved.” ~ Melody Beattie
  22. “…You know what I mean?” ~ Andrew McMahon
  23. “When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble.” ~ Mark Twain
  24. “We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.” ~ Oswald Chambers

  25. “Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  26. “I’m so mean I make medicine sick!” ~ Muhammad Ali
  27. “When we try to describe the truth with words, we distort it and it’s no longer truth–it’s our story. The story may be true for us, but that doesn’t mean it’s true for anyone else.” ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
  28. “If your wife went out with Brad Pitt, you’d want to prove yourself, you know what I mean?” ~ Chris Martin

  29. “We lose our bearings entirely by speaking of the ‘lower classes’ when we mean humanity minus ourselves.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  30. “It was inevitable the Titanic was going to set sail, but that doesn’t mean it was a good idea to be on it.” ~ William Hague
  31. “The inerrancy of Scripture means that scripture in the original manuscripts does not affirm anything that is contrary to fact.” ~ Wayne Grudem
  32. “To keep a vow, means not to keep from breaking it, but rather to devote the rest of one’s life to discovering what the vow means, and to be willing to change and to grow accordingly.” ~ Mike Mason

  33. “Telephone and telegraph were better means of communication than the holy man’s telepathy” ~ Eric Hobsbawm
  34. “Socialism, Communism, clandestine societies, Bible societies… pests of this sort must be destroyed by all means.” ~ Pope Pius IX
  35. “Just because I’ve got blonde hair and haven’t been to Bosnia doesn’t mean I’m a bimbo. I am still a serious journalist.” ~ Jill Dando
  36. “Just because I’m not forever by your side doesn’t mean that’s not precisely where I want to be.” ~ Stephanie Laurens

  37. “I mean, on the food chain, do instruments really rate? I don’t think so.” ~ Peabo Bryson
  38. “Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already posses.” ~ Parker J. Palmer
  39. “I go once a year to the Serengeti to see the wildebeest migrations because that means a lot to me, but I avoid Olduvai if I can because it is a ruin. It is most depressing.” ~ Mary Leakey
  40. “Being busy does not always mean real work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

  41. “It’s a national concern, I mean how we dispose of nuclear waste in a safe way, how we deal with this incredible amount of nuclear waste we have created over the years.” ~ Tom Udall
  42. “Pacifism, the preaching of peace in the abstract, is one of the means of duping the working class.” ~ Vladimir Lenin
  43. “I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  44. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

  45. “Part of building a new nation means building a spirit of tolerance, love and respect amongst the people of this country.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  46. “Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi
  47. “Life means that I can live to see tomorrow.” ~ Ieyasu Tokugawa
  48. “We’ll never be ready. So I guess that means we’re as ready as we’ll ever be.” ~ Neal Shusterman

  49. “Other people apologize and don’t mean t “Sorry, but you shouldn’t have…” or “Sorry, but I just didn’t…” They apologize while telling you that they were right all along, which is the opposite of an actual apology.” ~ E. Lockhart
  50. “I think [“Shake It Off”] is awesome! It sticks in your head. I heard it one time and I was, like, singing it all day long! Of course she’s gonna go and do a pop record if she wants to. She’s an amazing writer so if she comes back tomorrow and says ‘I’m gonna make a country record now’, we’ll listen to that and buy it too! I mean, it doesn’t matter. I’m just proud of her for doing whatever art she wants to do; it’s gonna be successful it’s Taylor Swift! I have a lot of her material on my iPod and I bought the new single. I’m a supporter of hers.” ~ Miranda Lambert
  51. “Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.” ~ Esther Dyson
  52. “‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.'” ~ Lewis Carroll

  53. “We care. We feel. We think. We do not always miss the absent one. We cannot always come when called. Being friends with a loner requires patience and the wisdom that distance does not mean dislike.” ~ Anneli Rufus
  54. “Since I have access to every, every crisis in the world because it’s always blaring at me on cable television, that doesn’t mean I have to worry about every one of them. This is also known as knowing where the ‘off’ button is.” ~ Eric Schmidt
  55. “The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.” ~ Milan Kundera
  56. “Physics is essentially an intuitive and concrete science. Mathematics is only a means for expressing the laws that govern phenomena.” ~ Albert Einstein

  57. “Very conscious of the fact that an effort was being made to destroy my mind, because I was deprived of books, deprived of any means of writing, deprived of human companionship. You never know how much you need it until you’re deprived of it.” ~ Wole Soyinka
  58. “What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle.” ~ Stephen King
  59. “I mean, I knew I wasn’t a nice person, but what did I do in my past life to deserve this? I must have hit a bus full of nuns while driving a stolen car on my way to selling drugs to schoolchildren!” ~ Joss Whedon
  60. “I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt, and, of course, if it ceased to beat, I would cease to be. But you know what I mean. I have no softness there, no—sympathy—sentiment—nonsense.” ~ Charles Dickens
  61. “Using every means possible to show that, although you’re just an ordinary human being, you’re far above other mortals.” ~ Paulo Coelho

  62. “Anyone can take pictures. What’s difficult is thinking about them, organizing them, and trying to use them in some way so that some meaning can be constructed out of them. That’s really where the work of the artist begins.” ~ Lewis Baltz
  63. “It happens so quickly it seems like it’s coming from somewhere else. It’s not. It just means that you’re in sync with yourself.” ~ Harry Nilsson
  64. “You know yourself what you are worth in your own eyes; and at what price you will sell yourself. For men sell themselves at various prices. This is why, when Florus was deliberating whether he should appear at Nero’s shows, taking part in the performance himself, Agrippinus replied, ‘Appear by all means.’ And when Florus inquired, ‘But why do not you appear?’ he answered, ‘Because I do not even consider the question.'” ~ Epictetus , Mean quotes for him
  65. “What we really need is somebody who loves us so much we don’t worry about death, or about [anything for that matter]… We need this; we need this so we can love other people purely and not for selfish gain, we need this so we can see everybody as equals, we need this so our relationships can be sincere, we need this so we can stop kicking ourselves around, we need this so we can lose all self-awareness and find ourselves for the first time, not by realizing some dream, but by being told who we are by the only Being who has the authority to know, by that I mean the Creator.” ~ Donald Miller

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