120 Mind Your Own Business Quotes

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Sometimes we pay attention to what others do and how they do it rather than focusing on our own objectives. People often get told “mind your own business” when caught prying and interfering in what doesn’t concern them.

This phrase is considered to be rude and derogatory. It is an unpolite way to ask for respect for other people’s privacy. When someone is asking personal questions for their own satisfaction, it often causes drama — especially if their input brings no sensible solution to the problem at hand.

If you have been in a situation where someone keeps poking their nose into your personal affairs, then you’ll understand how infuriating this can be.

So what is the polite way to ask someone to mind their own business? You could simply tell them “Don’t get involved as this doesn’t concern you.”

Don’t be that person who’s always in everyone’s business, UNLESS YOU’RE TRYING TO HELP.

In this article, we’ve curated 120 mind your own business quotes that you will find relatable.

Enjoy the read! 

 

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1. “Let every man mind his own business.” ― Miguel de Unamino

2. “My life, my choices, my mistakes, my lessons” – NOT YOUR BUSINESS.”  ―Wiz Khalifa

3. “What you think of me is none of my business.” ― Larry Winget

4. “The hard thing about the business is minding your own.” Drake

5. “Successful people never worry about what others are doing.” ― Unknown

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6. “You can rest in the fact that minding your own business will more than fill your mind.”― Craig D. Lounsbrough

7. “Make somebody happy today, and mind your own business.” ― Ann Landers

8. “If you mind your own business, you`ll stay busy all the time.” ― Hank Williams, Jr.

9. “I dream of a world where everyone minds their own goddamn business.”― Nitya Prakash

10. “Ninety percent of all human wisdom is the ability to mind your own business.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

11. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Just a reminder, what other people think of you is none of your business.” ― Ze Frank

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13. “Good fences make good neighbors.” ― Robert Frost

14. “Clean your home first before complaining about others.”― Debasish Mridha

15.  “We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others.” ― Kamand Kojouri

16. “Keep your nose out of another’s mess.” ― Danish Proverb

17. “I know I should actually value your opinion but then again this matter doesn’t concern you.” ― Unknown

18. “My life is mine to live – just like your life is yours to live – and is simply not your business.” ― Unknown

19. “Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.” ― Plato

20. “Sweep in front of your own door.” ― German Proverb

21. “While you are too busy minding other people’s business, who is busy minding yours?” ― Edmond Mbiaka

22. “How do I have productive days with minimum drama? Simple; I mind my own business.”― Steve Maraboli

23. “The people seemed nearly ostentatious about minding their own business.” ― Robert Jordan

24. “If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.” – Lewis Carroll

25. “To mind your own business incorporates the whole duty of man.” ― Brigham Young

26. “Clean your home first before complaining about others.” ― Debasish Mridha

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27.  “It’s not that it is a secret, it is more of it should not be of your concern, it is my life after all.” ― Unknown

28. “There is nothing more provocative than minding your own business.” ― William S. Burroughs

29. “If you’re going to ‘run your mouth,’ at least don’t run it in circles.”― Craig D. Lounsbrough

30. “When you mind your own business you will never get caught up in all the nonsense.” ― Gee Linder

31.“Mind your own business. But love your neighbor as yourself.” ― David C. Hill

32. “Wondering about other people’s private affairs is a one-man gossip.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

33. “Nothing favourable comes from speculation.” ― Linda Berdoll

34. “A man’s biggest enemy is his mouth.” ― Greg Iles, Natchez Burning

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35. “How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.” — Marcus Aurelius

36. “Interfering in someone else’s argument is as foolish as yanking a dog’s ears.” ― Proverbs 26:17

37.  “Just mind your own business. If you mind your business, then you won`t be mindin` mine.” ― Hank Williams Jr.

38.  “Trouble often begins when we involve ourselves in other people’s business.” — Pastor Steve Smothermon

39. “I’m grateful I’ve got my mind. I can take care of my own business.” ― John Morton

40. “It is still gossip even if everything that is said is true.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

41. “Let every man mind his own business.” — Miguel de Cervantes

42. “Look in the mirror rather than at your neighbor.”― Frank Sonnenberg

43.  “There’s no business like staying the hell out of my business, so please stay out.” ― Unknown

44. “Did you know that there are zero calories in minding your own damn business?” ― Unknown

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45. “I tend to think my eye’s vision is still 20/20, because they mind their own business.”― Anthony Liccione

46. “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” ― Henry Ford

47. “I keep my life away from drama by not trying to stick my nose in where I should not put it.” ― Unknown

48. “The biggest fool is the one who minds the business of others rather than minding his very own.” ― Unknown

49. “It costs nothing to mind your own business.” ― Unknown

50. “Mind your life and forget about the other’s deeds, to each their own, as they all have said.” ― Unknown

51. “Let’s play mind your business when it comes to me.” ―  Unknown

52. “Life is not a group work, mind your own business.” ― Unknown

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53. “This marriage is no one’s business but our own.” — Bobby Darin

54. “Another day to remind you, to mind your own business.” ― Unknown

55. “If you stop focusing on other people’s life you’ll have more time to fix your own life.”―  Sonya Parker

56. “It costs $0 to mind your business and leave people alone.” ― Unknown

57. “The peace of mind that comes with minding your business is underrated.” ― Unknown

58. “Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” – Marie Curie

59. “Drink water and mind your business.” ― Unknown

60. “If I were some people,” she remarked acidly, “I’d mind my own business!”― P.L. Travers

61. “If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet”. – Joel Osteen

62. “Nothing will give you greater peace than minding your own business.” — Buddha

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63. “You seem to have a hell of a grasp on the situation considering none of it is any of your business.” — Unknown

64. “Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” – Shannon L. Alder

65. “Nowadays even if you mind your business people won’t leave you-  they’ll be all up in your business.” ― Unknown

66. “I never hurt nobody but myself and that’s nobody’s business but my own.” — Billie Holiday

67. “Some people don’t understand that sitting in your own house in peace eating snacks and minding your own business is priceless.” ― Unknown

68. “The best thing you can do right now is to mind your own business, believe me on this now.” ― Unknown

69. “Mind your life and forget about the other’s deeds, to each their own, as they all have said.”―  Unknown

70. “To be busy minding other people’s business, is to leave one’s personal business unattended to.” ― Edmond Mbiaka

71. “The idea of strictly minding our own business is moldy rubbish. Who could be so selfish?” ― Myrtle Barker

72. “And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.” ― 1 Thessalonians 4:11

73. “Your tongue tends to say more about you when it blabs about other people.”― Richelle E. Goodrich

74.  “If talk is cheap, then being silent is expensive. And many people it seems, can’t afford to buy into it.” ― Anthony Liccione

75. “There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself.” ― P. J. O’Rourke

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76. “There are three proven rules for good teeth: brush after every meal; see your dentist twice a year; and mind your own business.” ― Henry Boyd

77. “I’m tired of people butting in and of unsolicited advice. Mind your own business and I’ll mind mine and we’ll both be happier.” ― Unknown

78. “Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.” ― William S. Burroughs

79. “Civilization depends on, and civility often requires, the willingness to say, ‘What you are doing is none of my business’ and ‘What I am doing is none of your business.’” ― George Will

80. “Mind your own business. What your neighbor does (within the law) is none of your concern. Accept that behavior is not evil simply because it is different.”  ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

81. “I don’t know how people get so anti-something. Just mind your own business, take care of your own affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.” ― Betty White

82. “My mom taught me a lot. A lot about minding your own business and leaving other people’s business alone. And let them think what they want.” ― Ray Charles

83. “A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.” ― Eric Hoffer

84. “Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do. ”― Gautama Buddha

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85. “Let people do what they need to do to make them happy. Mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.” ― Leon Brown

86. “My mom taught me a lot. A lot about minding your own business and leaving other people’s business alone. And let them think what they want.” ― Ray Charles

87. “Be so focused on being happy, improving yourself, and being better than the person you were yesterday that you hardly realize whats going on with other people around you…In short…MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.”― Dru Edmund Kucherera

88. “Mind your own business; The best statement that any wise person can see as encouragement and best advice ever.” ― Unarine Ramaru

89. “One of the first things to learn if you want to be a contemplative is to mind your own business. Nothing is more suspicious, in a man who seems holy, than an impatient desire to reform other men.” ― Thomas Merton

90. “Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.” ― William J. H. Boetcker

91. “There’s a lot of not caring that goes under the name of minding your own business.” ― Robert Breault

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92. “You may regret calamities if you can thereby help the sufferer, but if you cannot, mind your own business.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

93. “People will always have something to say about you because they’re perpetually preoccupied with avoiding what they would say about themselves.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

94. “Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of yours.” ― Epictetus

95. “Mind your own business and don’t eat junk food. Treat everyone the way you want to be treated, work hard and love what you do.” ― Besse Cooper

96. “People like to think the worst. They like to have hushed gossip sessions and point their fingers at someone’s problems that are more obvious than their own.” ― Marcia Lynn McClure

97. “Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.” ― Calvin Coolidge

98. “Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.” ― 1 Timothy 5:13

99. “I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, ‘You’re gonna have to move, you’re blocking a fire exit.’ As though if there was a fire, I wasn’t gonna run. If you’re flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.” ― Mitch Hedberg

100. “Mind your own business; The best statement that any wise person can see as encouragement and best advice ever.” – Unarine Ramaru

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101.  “You would be very surprise with how much positive changes that you could make in your life, if could make it your top priority to mind your own business.” ― Unknown

102. “Want instant stress relief? Take your eyes off what everybody else is doing and fully focus on minding your own business.” ― Unknown

103. “The world can forgive practically anything except people who mind their own business.” — Margaret Mitchell

104.  “The biggest fool is the one who minds the business of others rather than minding his very own.” ― Amit Abraham

105. “Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.” ― William S. Burroughs

106. “Talk for people and not about them. Unless you have love in your heart, refrain from discussing another person.”― Charbel Tadros

107. “I thought I would like a job where inquiring about everyone else’s private business was considered perfectly routine.”
― Joanna Cannon,

108. “Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out and parades up and down the words.”
― Edwin H. Stuart

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109. “We need to stop thinking the grass is greener on the other side and be happy with the love we have.” — Craig David

110.  “I have never had anything done. I’ve been asked if I had breast implants. Whether I did or not, it’s nobody’s business but my own.” — Shannen Doherty

111. “I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.” ― Dwight Eisenhower

112. “People will always talk or think things no matter what you do. Do not concern yourself with that, you just mind your own business.” — Unknown

113. “I’m emotionally tired of people butting in and of unsolicited advice. Mind your own business and I’ll mind mine and we’ll both be happier.” — Unknown

114.  “Some people don’t understand that sitting in your own house in peace eating snacks and minding your own business is priceless.” — Unknown

115. “Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.”  ― Paul Valery

116. “Gossip and drama are different stages of the same intoxication… the first is the buzz; the latter is the hangover.” ― Steve Maraboli

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117. “Stop worrying whether the grass is greener on the other side. Find out how to own the other side.” — Ashwin Sanghi

118.  “I don’t have the time or energy to think or worry about what someone else is doing. I mind my own business and that is plenty for me. I suggest you do the same and just mind your business for a simpler life.” — Unknown

119. “A wise man can always be found alone because he minds his own business.” — Unknown

120.  “Cultivate your own garden and let go of your tendency to examine and judge how others cultivate theirs. Catch yourself in moments of gossip about how others ought to be living and rid yourself of thoughts about how they should be doing it this way, or how they have no right to live and think as they do. Stay busy and involved in your own projects and pursuits.” — Wayne Dyer

 

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