Best Troublemaker Quotes On Success In Life

These troublemaker quotes will inspire you. A troublemaker is a person who consciously or unconsciously causes trouble or a person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging troublemaker quotes, troublemaker sayings, and troublemaker proverbs.

Famous Troublemaker Quotes

  1. “We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.” ~ Bayard Rustin
  2. “From a certain point of view our real enemy, the true troublemaker, is inside.” ~ Dalai Lama
  3. “The real troublemakers are anger, jealousy, impatience, and hatred. With them, problems cannot be solved. Though we may have temporary success, ultimately our hatred or anger will create futher difficulties. Anger makes for swift solutions. Yet, when we face problems with compassion, sincerity, and good motivation, our solutions may take longer, but ultimately they are better.” ~ Dalai Lama
  4. “A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  5. “Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.” ~ Dalai Lama

  6. “Heroes are born to be troublemakers.” ~ Mason Cooley
  7. “the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs
  8. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.” ~ Walter Isaacson
  9. “We all have private ails. The troublemakers are they who need public cures for their private ails.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  10. “Throughout history, people with new ideas—who think differently and try to change things—have always been called troublemakers.” ~ Richelle Mead

  11. “I don’t do anything in order to cause trouble. It just so happens that what I do naturally causes trouble. I’m proud to be a troublemaker.” ~ Sinead O’Connor
  12. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.” ~ Dalai Lama
  13. “Christians were never meant to be normal. We’ve always been holy troublemakers, we’ve always been creators of uncertainty, agents of dimension that’s incompatible with the status quo; we do not accept the world as it is, but we insist on the world becoming the way that God wants it to be. And the Kingdom of God is different from the patterns of this world.” ~ Jacques Ellul
  14. “If you cannot be merciful, at least speak as though you are a sinner. If you are not a peacemaker, at least do not be a troublemaker. If you cannot be assiduous, at least in your thought be like a sluggard. If you are not victorious, do not exalt yourself over the vanquished. If you cannot close the mouth of a man who disparages his companion, at least refrain from joining him in this.- St. Isaac the Syrian” ~ Dorotheus of Gaza
  15. “When I was in high school, I wasn’t a troublemaker. I didn’t get in fights. I was a good student and I had a lot of friends.” ~ Thomas McDonell

  16. “Get good at being a troublemaker and saying sorry when you really screw up” ~ Tim Ferriss
  17. “I was a born troublemaker and might as well earn a living at it.” ~ Bill Mauldin
  18. “It kills me to lose. If I’m a troublemaker, and I don’t think that my temper makes me one, then it’s because I can’t stand losing. That’s the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.” ~ Jackie Robinson
  19. “We used to have a War Office, but now we have a Ministry of Defence, nuclear bombs are now described as deterrents, innocent civilians killed in war are now described as collateral damage and military incompetence leading to US bombers killing British soldiers is cosily described as friendly fire. Those who are in favour of peace are described as mavericks and troublemakers, whereas the real militants are those who want the war.” ~ Tony Benn
  20. “Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

  21. “I think there is such a thing as a bad seed that comes to flower in certain people. The danger with that theory is that we begin to look for those “troublemakers” early on and try to weed them out. That’s very dangerous, because it could work against kids who are just routine troublemakers.” ~ James Hillman
  22. “In the world of comic books, “troublemaker” means someone who has some sense of dignity.” ~ Frank Miller”I was labeled a troublemaker, my mom an unfit mother, and I was not welcome anywhere.” ~ Ryan White
  23. “We entrepreneurs are loners, vagabonds, troublemakers. Success is simply a matter of finding and surrounding ourselves with those open-minded and clever souls who can take our insanity and put it to good use.” ~ Anita Roddick
  24. “I do enjoy and feel compelled to talk about things that are taboo. One, because I think I’m a troublemaker inside, if someone says, “Don’t say that,” it’s all I want to say. And also, something I learned in therapy … which is darkness can’t exist in the light, and then that made me think of something that Mr. Rogers said, which is, “If it’s mentionable, it’s manageable.”” ~ Sarah Silverman
  25. “I was labeled a troublemaker, my mom an unfit mother, and I was not welcome anywhere.” ~ Ryan White

  26. “Brian was the oldest, I was in the middle and Carl was the baby. I was the troublemaker. Brian got great grades and Carl got the kind of grades I did. I failed everything. I was too busy fighting and running wild.” ~ Dennis Wilson
  27. “Brunettes are troublemakers. They’re worse than the Jews.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
  28. “A community is a butcher and a doctor, a minister, a town troublemaker. A “community” is not a bunch of people united by some grievance. That’s just self-righteousness – incredibly dangerous and antidemocratic.” ~ Fran Lebowitz
  29. “I was a little troublemaker. Always trying to get in trouble, always mischief, like throwing rocks at cars when I was younger, all that kind of stuff.” ~ Ryan Lochte
  30. “Few novels or plays could exist without at least one troublemaker in the group, and perhaps life couldn’t either.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

  31. “I learned that if you’re going to be a troublemaker, you don’t want a ton of witnesses, because there’s inevitable fallout from living like you’re in ‘Lord of the Flies.'” ~ Natasha Lyonne
  32. “For instance, there are many mainstream Reformed theologians that deny the doctrine of “limited” atonement (the “L” in TULIP, the acrostic for the Five Points of Calvinism). These are not thinkers on the margins or troublemakers. They are leaders at the center of Reformed thinking like Bishop John Davenant.” ~ Oliver D. Crisp
  33. “If there had been no troublemakers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.” ~ A. J. P. Taylor
  34. “An art form requires genius. People of genius are always troublemakers, meaning they start from scratch, demolish accepted norms, and rebuild a new world.” ~ Henri Langlois
  35. “Anger is the ultimate troublemaker. I feel you can express a strong disapproval or dislike of an object without losing your temper.” ~ Dalai Lama

  36. “Christians should be troublemakers, creators of uncertainty, agents of a dimension incompatible with society.” ~ Jacques Ellul
  37. “Competition has never been more threatening than it is now. Innovative thinkers challenge the status quo in their organizations. They are often viewed as “troublemakers.” They threaten the defenders of the status quo. So competition within an organization can also be brutal. The most effective leaders overcome “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom” by being change agents themselves. They encourage and reward innovative thinking. I have observed that people only resist changes imposed on them by other people.” ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  38. “Perhaps the little Negro girl was holding a concealed razor blade. Maybe she was one of the troublemakers out for a fresh white scalp.” ~ David Sedaris
  39. “You know, Dr. Edwin Land was a troublemaker. He dropped out of Harvard and founded Polaroid. Not only was he one of the great inventors of our time but, more important, he saw the intersection of art and science and business and built an organization to reflect that. Polaroid did that for some years, but eventually Dr. Land, one of those brilliant troublemakers, was asked to leave his own company – which is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of.” ~ Steve Jobs
  40. “Anger, jealousy, impatience, and hatred are the real troublemakers, with them problems cannot be solved.” ~ Dalai Lama

  41. “When we talk about global crisis, or a crisis of humanity, we cannot blame a few politicians, a few fanatics, or a few troublemakers. The whole of humanity has a responsibility because it is our business, human business. I call this a sense of universal responsibility. That is a crucial point.” ~ Dalai Lama
  42. “An art form requires genius. People of genius are always troublemakers, meaning they start from scratch, demolish accepted norms and rebuild a new world. The problem with cinema today is the dearth of troublemakers. There’s not a rabble-rouser in sight. There was still one, but he went beyond troublemaker to court jester. He clobbered the status quo. That’s Godard. We’re fresh out of ‘bad students.’ You’ll find students masquerading as bad ones, but you won’t find the real article, because a genuine bad student upends everything.” ~ Henri Langlois
  43. “Since no one really knows anything about God, those who think they do are just troublemakers.” ~ Rabia Basri
  44. “One of the problems of truth being censored for a really long time is that people lose the ability to intuit what truth might be, and therefore begin to swallow whatever they’re fed. I think that’s something that the Chinese have learned very well. They’ve even managed to persuade quite large segments of the population that the martyrs of Tiananmen were actually an anti-national element. People don’t view them as heroes, they see them as troublemakers. There you have a combination of censorship of truth creating a new truth, which is the lie, but it’s not seen as such.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  45. “This book is dedicated to the rule breakers, the troublemakers, and the revolutionaries. Sometimes the hand that feeds you needs a good bite.” ~ Dan Wells

  46. “Percy smiled at her – that sarcastic troublemaker smile that had annoyed her for years but eventually had become endearing. His sea-green eyes were as gorgeous as she remembered. His dark hair was swept to one side, like he’d just come from a walk on the beach. He looked even better than he had six months ago – tanner and taller, leaner and more muscular. Percy threw his arms around her. They kissed and for a moment nothing else mattered. An asteroid could have hit the planet and wiped out all life, and Annabeth wouldn’t have cared.” ~ Rick Riordan
  47. “History’s political and economic power structures have always abhorred ‘idle people’ as potential troublemakers. Yet nature never abhors seemingly idle trees, grass, snails, coral reefs, and clouds in the sky.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  48. “When the Chinese suspect someone of being a potential troublemaker, they always resort to one of two methods: they crush him, or they hoist him on a pedestal.” ~ Lu Xun
  49. “All my dogs have been scamps and thieves and troublemakers and I’ve adored them all.” ~ Helen Hayes

  50. “I hate to say anything that may hurt UCLA, but I can’t be quiet when I see what the NCAA is doing to Jerry Tarkanian only because he has a reputation for giving a second chance to many black athletes other coaches have branded as troublemakers. The NCAA is working night and day trying to get Jerry, but no one from the NCAA ever questioned me during my four years at UCLA!” ~ Bill Walton
  51. “If you are a troublemaker, it’s our job to politically destroy you. Put it this way. As long as JB Jeyaretnam stands for what he stands for – a thoroughly destructive force – we will knock him. Everybody knows that in my bag I have a hatchet, and a very sharp one. You take me on, I take my hatchet, we meet in the cul-de-sac.” ~ Lee Kuan Yew
  52. “One of my friends once saw another guy’s (criminal) record and said, ‘Look, this guy is a born troublemaker, just a loser.’ I had to tell him, ‘No, that’s my record – and it doesn’t include my juvenile history.'” ~ Mike Tyson , Troublemaker quotes friend
  53. “All women are troublemakers who take the money their husbands need desperately for a new and better speaker, and selfishly squander it on things like shoes for the children, homogenized milk, or perhaps A SECOND DRESS!” ~ Stan Freberg
  54. “Society in General Always Seems to Honor its Living Conformists & its Dead Troublemakers” ~ Wayne Dyer

  55. “Back home I had always been comfortable around people. I was the troublemaker, always being funny – that’s just who I am. I’m Latina; I’ve always had that extra little flavor. But when I got to New York, it became about being comfortable with myself in a place where I didn’t know many people, and that was the big challenge. Ultimately my personality helped me build relationships with the people I was working with, and I was able to stand out.” ~ Joan Smalls
  56. “Hey,” Shane said from the other side of the bars. “Trade you cigarettes for a chocolate bar.” Funny,” Eve said. She was almost back to her old unGothed self again, though there were still red splotches on her cheeks and around her eyes. “How come you’re always behind bars, troublemaker?” Look who’s talking. I didn’t try to outrun the cops in a hearse.” That hearse had horsepower.” Eve got that moony look in her eyes again. “I love that hearse.” ~ Rachel Caine
  57. “Clevinger was a troublemaker and a wise guy. Lieutenant Scheisskopf knew that Clevinger might cause even more trouble if he wasn’t watched. Yesterday it was the cadet officers; tomorrow it might be the world. Clevinger had a mind, and Lieutenant Scheisskopf had noticed that people with minds tended to get pretty smart at times. Such men were dangerous, and even the new cadet officers whom Clevinger had helped into office were eager to give damning testimony against him. The case against Clevinger was open and shut. The only thing missing was something to charge him with.” ~ Joseph Heller
  58. “When I initially met with Robert I was just so excited to meet the guy. I was able to go to Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas, and just hanging out was fantastic. Working on this took up all of my weekends while I was shooting Community. It was crazy, but again, no regrets.” ~ Joel McHale
  59. “I respect every way in which you are a troublemaker, now get up and do what your mother says.” ~ Haven Kimmel

  60. “I was very troubled, yes. Me and my brother both – we were troubled and troublemakers.” ~ Chloe Sevigny
  61. “I was just a goofy little funny kid, who was always getting sent to the principal. It wasn’t serious because I was smart. I wasn’t like a true troublemaker, just rambunctious – like, talkative, and trying to be funny. That was me in middle school.” ~ J. Cole
  62. “I had my gothy phase, but I was never a troublemaker or anything like that.” ~ Ariel Pink

  63. “Christopher Hitchens was a wit, a charmer, and a troublemaker, and to those who knew him well, he was a gift from – dare I say it – God.” ~ Graydon Carter
  64. “If you try to find a replacement, you’ll be sadly disappointed, I can’t be replaced. I’m the only man in all the world who possesses the right combination of qualities for you. You can turn your Ballister stare upon me all you like, but you can’t petrify me. You can knock me about to your heart’s content without worrying about doing any damage. You can perpetuate any sort of outrage your wicked mind conceives and be sure I’ll join in, with a will. You’re a troublemaker, Lydia. A Ballister devil. Nothing less than a Mallory hellion would ever suit you.” – Vere Mallory -” ~ Loretta Chase

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