Victim mentality is, probably, one of the most destructive habits people have. Playing a victim takes away any personal responsibility for your life and always gives you someone to blame for your failures in life. It is a victim mentality that keeps you in your comfort zone and delays your personal growth. By choosing to be a victim you lose control over your life and become a hostage to circumstances. To inspire you to become a creator of your own reality, we created this collection of victim mentality quotes. Use these victim mentality quotes as an inspirational tool and as a reminder that you are the only one who is responsible for the quality of your life!
Here are 47 quotes to free you from a victim mentality and become a creator of your own reality and the only master of your life!
47 Quotes To Free Yourself From Victim Mentality
“Today is a new day. Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!” ― Steve Maraboli
“There is a fine line between compassion and a victim mentality. Compassion though is a healing force and comes from a place of kindness towards yourself. Playing the victim is a toxic waste of time that not only repels other people, but also robs the victim of ever knowing true happiness.” – Bronnie Ware
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn
“Some choose to believe that there is nothing they can do to solve their
problems, even when they in fact could. Victims seek to blame others for their problems or blame outside circumstances. This may make them feel better in the short term, but it leads to a life of anger, helplessness, and despair.” – Mark Manson
“The difference between a professional victim and an empowered person is NOT what has happened to them, but the way in which they REACT to what has happened to them.” – Miya Yamanouchi
“A victim evokes sympathy, right? Victims are not responsible, right? Victims have the moral high ground… someone else is causing the misery, right? Victims can easily justify why they are right. Victims allow themselves to be stuck in the status quo and they excel at seeing the faults in others, ignoring their own responsibility. They love to take others’ inventory of faults and are excellent at blaming. Victims become hypersensitive to real and perceived injustice, where any slight becomes a reason to reject. Victimization is the toxic wind blowing through families, fanning the fires of dysfunction.” – David W. Earle
“The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life.” – Hal Elrod
“Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make. Period.” – Wayne Dyer
“You relinquish your power when you blame others for situations in your life. The blame does not change the situation and only keeps you in a victim mentality. Accept that the situation occurred and find a way to transcend it and you will reclaim your power and become the victor.” – Nanette Mathews
“We are stuck in the maize that we created. Most people keep complaining about being stuck rather than finding the way out, and they call themselves unlucky!” – Maddy Malhotra
“Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! Today is a new day!” – Steve Maraboli
“You owe yourself everything you expect from others.” ― Nicky Verd
“There are two different kinds of people in the world. There are people who instinctively look for every chance to be a “victim” and those who look for every chance to rise above—regardless of where they are in life and what’s happening around them. There are people who realize their ability to create (greatly influence) reality toward a positive direction for themselves and those around them, and unfortunately, those who use this power we all have for destructive purposes for themselves and others—many times without even knowing what they’re doing or the power they have inside themselves. We are all powerful individuals. Let’s use that power to create something beautiful!” ― Christopher Hawke
“Self-pity is spiritual suicide. It is an indefensible self-mutilation of the soul.” ― Anthon St. Maarten
“Life is not compassionate towards victims. The trick is not to see yourself as one. It’s never too late! I know I’ve felt like the victim in various situations in my life, but, it’s never too late for me to realize that it’s my responsibility to stand on victorious ground and know that whatever it is I’m experiencing or going through, those are just the clouds rolling by while I stand here on the top of this mountain! This mountain called Victory! The clouds will come and the clouds will go, but the truth is that I’m high up here on this mountaintop that reaches into the sky! I am a victor. I didn’t climb up the mountain, I was born on top of it!” ― C. JoyBell C.
“The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.” – Steve Maraboli
“There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.” – J.K. Rowling
“Accept responsibility for your actions. Be accountable for your results. Take ownership for your mistakes.”
“Who we become is the result of our disciplined actions.” – Brendon Burchard
“One day I realized that everything that I get out of life, is exclusively a result of my actions. That is the day I became a man.” – Nav-Vii
“The problem that we have with a victim mentality is that we forget to see the blessings of the day. Because of this, our spirit is poisoned instead of nourished.” – Steve Maraboli
“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.” – Anthon St. Maarten
“Because that happened to me when I was little, this is how I will now treat other people”; “Because so and so beat me up and hurt me a long time ago, that gives me the right to treat people the way I treat them, today”; “Because life was hard on me, life should be hard on everyone else around me”— does this sound/ look familiar? It’s called victim mentality. When people choose to be the direct product of everything that happened to them, the direct product of every single pair of hands that hurt them. And the world, to these people, must bend over backwards in order to accommodate their wounds. Some people don’t want to be loved; they just want to make the world pay.” – C. JoyBell C.
“The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don’t waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding.” – Lorii Myers
“We all have a story. The difference is: do you use the story to empower yourself? Or do you use your story to keep yourself a victim? The question itself empowers you to change your life.” – Sunny Dawn Johnston
“Victim mentality only creates helplessness, the most maddening, miserable and upsetting of mental states. In fact, it is commonly reported that nothing triggers madness like a sense of helplessness. It is a cousin of paranoia, a sense that the world is out to get you, that there is some opposition, some rivalry between you and the world. This is a warped, twisted mentality that offers no benefits, and, more importantly, is manifestly false.” – Armstrong Williams
“How would your life be different if…You stopped validating your victim mentality? Let today be the day…You shake off your self-defeating drama and embrace your innate ability to recover and achieve.” – Steve Maraboli
“When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies.” – Heather Schuck
“Victims declare,“The world is responsible for me,” and never do anything to better their quality of life.” – Henry Cloud
“At first you might wonder what you did to deserve such treatment. Nothing, probably, so that doesn’t matter. What matters is that, eventually, the abuse becomes the status quo. It’s no longer about the whats and whys (“what did I do?” “why are they doing this?”) but the whens and hows (“when are they going to do it?” “how are they going to get me?”). Persecution becomes inevitable, inescapable. And once you get into the victim mindset, you’re f**ked. The bullies don’t even need to hurt you now; your poor, warped, pathetic brain is doing half the work for them.” – Nenia Campbell
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“In life, you can either be a victim or you can be a survivor. It’s a mindset.” – Clyde Lee Dennis
“Stop validating your victim mentality. Shake off your self-defeating drama and embrace your innate ability to recover and achieve.” – Steve Maraboli
“You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
“The choice is yours in every moment to create beauty or misery, happiness, or pain.” – Ralph Smart
“If what you are able to give to others, in this life, is only proportionate to what you received from people in your past— it only means one thing. You are a victim of life’s circumstances, a direct and utter equivalent of what has been done to you. Rise above and become more! Be better than what happened to you.” – C. JoyBell C.
“The trap of resentment. It is probably the worst mental prison in the world. It is the inability to let go of anger and the perceived or real injustices we suffer. Some people let one or two, or maybe ten unpleasant experiences poison the rest of their lives. They let their anger ferment and rot their personality. They end up seeing themselves as victims of their parents, teachers, their peers and preachers.” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
“As I’d seen over and again, people who see themselves as victims sometimes don’t notice when they become oppressors.” – Souad Mekhennet
“My life is immeasurably enriched by taking personal responsibility to do what I can, with what I have, where I am.” – Rob Waldrop
“You’re only a victim to the degree of what your perception allows.” – Shannon L. Alder
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you to where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown
“I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.” – Albert Einstein
“The victim mindset will have you dancing with the devil, then complaining that you’re in hell.” – Steve Maraboli
“It is only when you take responsibility for your life that you discover how powerful you truly are.” – Allanah Hunt
“If you own this story you get to write the ending.” – Brene Brown
“A victim mentality creates a victim reality.” – David Icke
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