47 Quotes About Settling for Less

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Refusing to settle in life will keep your ambition flowing high and desire to move forward strong. These quotes about settling for less will encourage you to take a different stand for what you want in life.

“A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.”

“Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything, I don’t advocate anything, I just live with it.”

“After a breakup, it takes a couple weeks for the fog to settle, but it’s always a period of self-priority and growth. Life presents you with so many decisions. A lot of times, they’re right in front of your face and they’re really difficult, but we must make them.”

“Be awesome. Live life to the fullest. Shoot for the stars and never settle.”

“Being alone on the moors is scary; as the rain clouds settle in, it makes you realise your place in nature.”

“Breakups have a way of shaking us awake and helping us see what we really want vs. what we are willing to settle for.”

“Close your eyes and place your finger on a map. Wherever it lands, that’s the theme of the evening. So many times we settle for routine dishes. This forces you to try new cuisines.”

“Don’t rush and never settle. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”

“Don’t ever settle for less than you deserve, because once you start to settle you always will.”

“Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness.”

“Gratitude was never a noun; it’s secretly a verb. It is not a place you accept defeat, settle in for broken dreams or call it the best life will get.”

“He looked around. The room, a few suitcases, some belongings, a handful of well-read books— a man needed few things to live.”

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.”

“Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.”

“I am not naive enough to settle for anything less than a reasonable valuation of my worth.”

“I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don’t think any one will deny us.”

“I think happiness is a choice. If you feel yourself being happy and can settle in to the life choices you make, then it’s great. It’s really, really great. I swear to God, happiness is the best makeup.”

“I’d never want to be trapped. I never like to stay in one place too long. I always flit around, I never settle anywhere. So being married would be being trapped.”

“If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade – make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand.”

“If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this is mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this.”

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

“If you settle for what you’ve got, you deserve what you get.”

“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.”

“I’m not done with love, but I refuse to settle. I am a hopeless romantic. And I won’t stop till I get it right.”

“In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively.”

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.”

“It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it.”

“It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if you’re willing to settle for well done, ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy.”

“It’s hard for anybody who’s been with me not to feel starved for affection when I’m making love to my ideas. Maybe it’s not meant for me to settle down and be married.”

“Life is too short to settle for something less than spectacular.”

“Never settle for second when first is available.”

“Never settle for the path of least resistance.”

“Not everyone has to ride off into the sunset with a man. Some of us just want a tan.”

“Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.”

“One key to success is demanding more than adequacy, never settling for good enough and always doing a little bit more.”

“One of the main dilemmas that’s pretty common to a lot of people who are getting older is the idea that maybe there’s a finish line and that maybe there’s a time in your life when you start to slow down and stop and smell the roses and just kind of settle into what will be a comfortable period in your life.”

“Single ladies, the only thing we need to be rescued from is the notion that we need to be rescued.”

“Someone out there is looking for exactly what you’ve got… and will never try and undercut your value or question your worth.”

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”

“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”

“The right one for you will move mountains to be with you – he won’t hide behind them.”

“There are vivid memories from my childhood – what we had to go through because of low wages and the conditions, basically because there was no union.”

“We have to get it into our heads once and for all that we cannot settle disputes by eliminating human beings.”

“When Americans are faced with the prospect that they can never earn their way to wealth, they have two choices: to rebel against the system, or to settle into depressed complacency.”

“When you accept the fact that your true identity includes being an overcomer, you will never settle for less than a miracle.”

“You can’t keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick.”

“You don’t need a significant other to lead a significant life.”

For many, there are many reasons to not accept less in life.