65 Unwelcome Quotes On Success In Life

These unwelcome quotes will inspire you. Unwelcome, not wanted or welcome, or (of a guest or new arrival) not gladly received.

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

Best Unwelcome Quotes

  1. “Society had grown cruel. People who felt they were unwanted or unwelcome in their own country, reacted with aggression. There was no such thing as meaningless violence. Every violent act had a meaning for the person who committed it. Only when you dared accept this truth could you hope to turn society in another direction.” ~ Henning Mankell
  2. “All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.” ~ George Orwell
  3. “A masterpiece… may be unwelcome but it is never dull.” ~ Gertrude Stein
  4. “Change, even if unwelcome, forces us to reevaluate what our best options are. Those times of transitions are great opportunities to look for recurring patterns in your life and make adjustments to build on the good and reduce the bad.” ~ Dan Miller
  5. “Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one’s own past failings.” ~ Cary Grant

  6. “I’ve spent most of my life living in cities where people are obsessed with looking down on people from everywhere else. You get so used to doing it that you start to believe it’s simply what everyone does. It makes for an atmosphere of unwelcome that penetrates much of our modern life. It’s a shame really because a couple days in Oklahoma will open your eyes to how much better it would be if the rest of the country was filled with a few more people from Oklahoma.” ~ Adam Duritz
  7. “Come, hearken then, ere voice of dread, with bitter tiding laden, shall summon to unwelcome bed a melancholy maiden! We are but older children, dear, who fret to find our bedtime near.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  8. “Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.” ~ Voltaire
  9. “In the experiences of a year of the Presidency, there has come to me no other such unwelcome impression as the manifest religious intolerance which exists among many of our citizens. I hold it to be a menace to the very liberties we boast and cherish.” ~ Warren G. Harding
  10. “That man will never be unwelcome to others who makes himself agreeable to his own family.” ~ Plautus

  11. “The dog is guided by kindly instinct to the man or woman whose heart is open to his advances. The cat often leaves the friend who courts her, to honor, or to harass, the unfortunate mortal who shudders at her unwelcome caresses.” ~ Agnes Repplier
  12. “Few of the great creators have bland personalities. They are cantankerous egotists, the kind of men who are unwelcome in the modern corporation.” ~ David Ogilvy
  13. “Knowledge is leagued with the universe, and findeth a friend in all things; but ignorance is everywhere a stranger, unwelcome; ill at ease and out of place.” ~ Martin Farquhar Tupper
  14. “When the unwelcome little unborn shall have seen the light my brain will be lightened, and I shall have a clearer mind. Thank God that even this weary nine months shall come to an end and leave me in possession of my own body and my own soul.” ~ Julia Ward Howe
  15. “The plain unwelcome fact is that sometimes life stymies you.” ~ Aidan Chambers

  16. “I know a few things to be true. I do not know where I am going, where I have come from is disappearing, I am unwelcome and my beauty is not beauty here. My body is burning with the shame of not belonging, my body is longing.” ~ Warsan Shire
  17. “I was unwelcome in the U.S. for four years.” ~ Boy George
  18. “I want to welcome folks to poetry, especially those who may have previously felt unwelcome; I want to celebrate everyone who is trying to make sense of this world through poetry the way I try to.” ~ Sarah Kay
  19. “The greatest mercy, I have often thought, of the Mediterranean coast lies in its mosquitoes. Did we not suffer from their unwelcome attention, we could not bear our holidays to end.” ~ Winifred Holtby
  20. “If we can accept whatever hand we’ve been dealt – no matter how unwelcome – the way to proceed eventually becomes clear.” ~ Phil Jackson

  21. “We obviously don’t want to cause problems for the Afghan government, President Hamid Karzai and the Afghan people. In fact, we want them to support our efforts on their behalf and not see us as unwelcome occupiers.” ~ David Petraeus
  22. “I think if there were to be a solution to the problem of free will, it would have to be a compatibilist one. Unfortunately, from that it does not follow that there is such a solution. Many philosophers find this an unwelcome message, and as often happens in philosophy, they punish the messenger by ascribing to him an entirely imaginary but untenable position.” ~ Allen W. Wood
  23. “Because no matter how much money we spend there [in Iraq], as long as the people there see this money as… as assistance that is unwelcome, as long as they continue to be humiliated in their own country by us… I mean, the future looked bleak, and the future after that was in fact very bleak.” ~ Yaroslav Trofimov
  24. “A man of the best parts and greatest learning, if he does not know the world by his own experience and observation, will be very absurd, and consequently very unwelcome in company. He may say very good things; but they will be probably so ill-timed, misplaced, or improperly addressed, that he had much better hold his tongue.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  25. “There is nothing that overwhelms the senses quite like an unwelcome silence.” ~ Jack McDevitt

  26. “The only way to permanently install a new habit is to direct so much energy toward it that the old one slips away like an unwelcome house guest.” ~ Robin Sharma
  27. “All rising curves that show unwelcome trends in human affairs will approach infinity if extended far enough, but it is we who dictate the curve and not vice versa.” ~ Niels Bohr
  28. “We suffer equal pain from the pertinacious adhesion of unwelcome images, as from the evanescence of those which are pleasing and useful.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  29. “Anger is generally seen as an unwelcome presence in our midst, however natural it may be. Although each person, and each society, is charged with how anger is to be appropriately channeled, the denial of anger, or its continuous repression, is a deep source of our psychopathology and will invariably seek its expression in a less healthful fashion.” ~ James Hollis
  30. “The future comes like an unwelcome guest.” ~ Edmund Gosse

  31. “I don’t care if you’re talking about gay, straight, black, white, how in the name of hell can you guarantee that nobody will ever feel unwelcome? I have felt it unwelcome everywhere I’ve been in life. Everybody else has, too. I mean, not everywhere, but it happens.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  32. “You go into a room and you know where you’re welcome; you know where you’re unwelcome.Sometimes in a hostile situation you stick around because hostility itself is important.The people who are garrulous and wear their heart on their sleeve and tell you everything, that’s one kind of person, but the fellow who’s hiding behind a tree and hoping you don’t see him is the fellow that you’d better find out why.” ~ Dorothea Lange
  33. “Hardest of all, as one becomes older, is to accept that sapient remarks can be drawn from the most unwelcome or seemingly improbable sources, and that the apparently more trustworthy sources can lead one astray.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  34. “You can help each other, Max, said the unwelcome voice. You’re perfect complements to each other. “Shut up!” I hissed under my breath, and Dylan looked startled. “I didn’t say anything.” Gritting my teeth, I nodded. “No, I know. It’s just-” I decided to take a risk and stare him down. “I hear voices, okay? If you’re gonna be here, get used to it. Or else keep your distance.” ~ James Patterson
  35. “It is better to be alone than unwelcome. – Eve” ~ Mark Twain

  36. “The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day’s last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  37. “If we do not fill our mind with prayer, it will fill itself with anxieties, worries, temptations, resentments, and unwelcome memories.” ~ Scott Hahn
  38. “For some nights I slept profoundly; but still every morning I felt the same lassitude, and a languor weighed upon me all day. I felt myself a changed girl. A strange melancholy was stealing over me, a melancholy that I would not have interrupted. Dim thoughts of death began to open, and an idea that I was slowly sinking took gentle, and, somehow, not unwelcome possession of me. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced in it.” ~ Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  39. “Sleep is your friend. Dreams are your unwelcome guests.” ~ Anne Rice
  40. “This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  41. “What had survived – maybe all that had survived of Trism – was Liir’s sense of him. A catalog of impressions that arose from time to time, unbidden and often upsetting. From the sandy smell of his sandy hair to the locked grip of his muscles as they had wrestled in sensuous aggression – unwelcome nostalgia. Trism lived in Liir’s heart like a full suit of clothes in a wardrobe, dress habillards maybe, hollow and real at once. The involuntary memory of the best of Trism’s glinting virtues sometimes kicked up unquietable spasms of longing.” ~ Gregory Maguire
  42. “She had a fierce pleasure in the idea of telling Margaret unwelcome truths, in the shape of performance of duty.” ~ Elizabeth Gaskell
  43. “I’m going to carry you now,” he told her, “so we can move even faster. I’m not asking you, I’m telling you. Any response from you is unnecessary and unwelcome.” ~ Suzanne Brockmann
  44. “I’m solitary as a pulled tooth, Lonely as an unwelcome truth, Lost as a minnow out of school, A genius in a crop of fools.” ~ Gail Carson Levine
  45. “If you corner me, you are going to hear some unwelcome truths.” ~ Mason Cooley

  46. “If grace is so wonderful, why do we have such difficulty recognizing and accepting it? Maybe it’s because grace is not gentle or made-to-order. It often comes disguised as loss, or failure, or unwelcome change.” ~ Kathleen Norris
  47. “We’d spent years as adversaries, two predators sharing territory and a certain, unwelcome attraction. Somehow, during all those years I spent outwardly acquiescing to his demands while making sure I held my own, I’d won his respect. I’d had werewolves love me and hate me, but I’d never had one respect me before. Not even Samuel. Adam respected me enough to act on my suspicions. It meant a lot.” ~ Patricia Briggs
  48. “The greatest dread of ordinary man is death, with its rude imposition interrupting fortuitous plans and fondest attachments with an unknown and unwelcome change. The yogi is a conqueror of the grief associated with death. By control of mind and life force and the development of wisdom, he makes friends with the change of consciousness called death-he becomes familiar with the state of inner calmness and aloofness from identification with the mortal body.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  49. “A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  50. “There has been a lot of self-doubt and unwelcome events in my life.” ~ Al Pacino

  51. “Nobody…likes talking about enforceable international protocols and yet unless there is a real change in attitude, we have to contemplate those very unwelcome possibilities if we want the global economy not to collapse and millions, billions, of people to die.” ~ Rowan Williams
  52. “Negative emotions are like unwelcome guests. Just because they show up on our doorstep doesn’t mean they have a right to stay.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  53. “School presents daily exercises in dis-association. It forces unwelcome associations on most of its prisoners. It sets petty, meaningless competitions in motion on a daily basis, pitting potential associates against one another in contests for praise and other worthless prizes.” ~ John Taylor Gatto
  54. “Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.” ~ Germaine Greer
  55. “It is with unwelcome frequency that I find myself the deciding vote.” ~ Arlen Specter

  56. “Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone’s guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.” ~ Warren Buffett
  57. “The only way to deal with loss – as a horribly unwelcome guest that you know will show up eventually. And so you deny it and reject it and ignore it and laugh in its face. You toss it out into the street and push it away and fight it off, and only it has landed square in your lap, only then do you deal with it.” ~ Michael Johnson
  58. “Concealment is equated, unknowingly to ourselves, with individuality; the more we conceal the more it seems we are asserting our very personality, resisting a somewhat repellent, unwelcome intrusion of other things into ourselves.” ~ Eli Siegel
  59. “I know specifically me being somebody who has had most of my experiences within the black church, that’s cultural… you gotta put on your church clothes when you got to church…and it’s nothing wrong with that – that’s absolutely fine! But I think what’s happening to a new generation ,the hip hop generation, there’s astigmatism, a feeling that I’m unwelcome.” ~ LeCrae
  60. “My role in all of this is very simple. I make clothing like armor. My clothing protects you from unwelcome eyes.” ~ Yohji Yamamoto

  61. “Just be comfortable. Sometimes, when open up for a bigger artist at a conventional concert, you can feel unwelcome. But when you’re playing a festival, people come to see music in general – so don’t be fearful. The people are there to enjoy and discover new music so approach the show with confidence and optimism.” ~ Vince Staples
  62. “With subjectivity in philosophy, anarchism in politics goes hand in hand. Already during Luther’s lifetime, unwelcome and unacknowledged disciples had developed the doctrine of Anabaptism, which for a time dominated the city of Munster. The Anabaptists repudiated all law since they held that good men will be guided at every moment by the Holy Spirit, who can not be bound by formulas. From this premise they arrive at communism and sexual promiscuity; they were therefore exterminated after a heroic resistance.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  63. “We should not laugh at the person who becoming caught up in his prayer bends his body or moves about in strange ways. Perhaps he moves in this manner to wave off unwelcome thoughts that would interrupt the prayer. Would we find it funny if we saw a person drowning going through strange motions doing whatever was necessary to save his life?” ~ Baal Shem Tov
  64. “For in all the world there are no people so piteous and forlorn as those who are forced to eat the bitter bread of dependency in their old age, and find how steep are the stairs of another man’s house. Wherever they go they know themselves unwelcome. Wherever they are, they feel themselves a burden. There is no humiliation of the spirit they are not forced to endure. Their hearts are scarred all over with the stabs from cruel and callous speeches.” ~ Dorothy Dix
  65. “Spiritualism is but a baby now, an unwelcome stranger, whom public opinion, like an unnatural foster mother, tries to crush out of existence.” ~ H. P. Blavatsky

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