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800 Best Toxic Workplace Quotes To Motivate You (2023)

1. “When a workplace becomes toxic, its poison spreads beyond its walls and into the lives of its workers and their families.”


2. “A toxic workplace isn’t only toxic for the people who work there, but also toxic for the company’s success” — Unknown


3. “A lack of proper communication among employees – or, worse yet, communicating unclear or incorrect information – is a key sign of a toxic work environment.” ― businessnewsdaily.com


4. “A negative and toxic person never feels teased with the genuine presence of the pretenders in his network and he always feels pleased with the absence of the genuine leader in his circle.” ― Anuj


5. “A toxic person kills, and by kills I mean totally destroys teamwork.” ― Rands


6. “Dear Self: Stop re-opening your doors for toxic people, then calling it ‘seeking closure.’ Certain things don’t work out in life... And that’s ok.”— Reyna Biddy


7. “Just say no to complicated, dead end, unhealthy, and toxic relationships.”―Stephanie Lahart


8. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life.” —Adam Grant, American psychologist and author


9. “The constructive feedback environment doesn’t make an employee feel less when he makes a mistake. Instead, it turns it into an opportunity to upgrade their performance.” ― zippia.com


10. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”


11. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” ~ Laura Stavoe Harm


12. “To those who value words of affirmation, criticism feels like a knife in the heart.”


13. “Diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion” seem to be go-to business buzzwords in today’s work culture, appearing all over company websites and on seemingly every mission statement. But in 2021 and beyond, we want to inspire leaders to achieve more than lip service.


14. “Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us — and those around us — more effectively” — Unknown


15. “Our need to belong is not rational, but it is a constant that exists across all people in all cultures.”


16. “Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.” – Edward Abbey


17. “A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur's job is to build the foundation.”


18. “A good work culture and work environment is very crucial in helping your employees to put their best foot forward.” ― Pooja Agnihotri


19. “Letting go of toxic patterns and believing new possibilities are possible will help us create healthier boundaries” — Unknown


20. “A positive working environment is a workplace that promotes employee safety, growth, and goal attainment.” ― indeed.com


21. “To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.” – John Adams


22. “A culture of discipline is not a principal of the business, it’s a principle of greatness.”


23. “A toxic relationship isn’t just about two toxic people; it can also involve one person who keeps enabling the other’s toxicity” — Unknown


24. “I think Dostoevsky was right. that every human being must have a point at which he stands against the culture. where he says. this is me and the damned world can go to hell.”


25. “People appear like angels until you hear them speak. You must not rush to judge people by the color of their cloaks, but by the content of their words!” ― Israelmore Ayivor


26. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life."


27. “Desert is simply that: an ecstatic critique of culture, an ecstatic form of disappearance.” ― Jean Baudrillard


28. “Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional.” Max Lucado


29. A culture is strong when people work with each other, for each other. A culture is weak when people work against each other, for themselves. ― Simon Sinek


30. “You’ll never see how toxic someone is until you breathe fresher air.”


31. Guilt is toxic. Reliving the same mistake over and over again is torture. Constantly criticising and blaming yourself is bullying. Break free of this cycle. Reflect. Learn. Grow. Love yourself. Forgive yourself.


32. “Toxic people don’t like it when others see through them, so they’ll do all they can to make everyone else look like a monster.” – Nitya Prakash


33. “It’s so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It’s like the trash took itself out.” — Karen Salmansohn


34. “Ultimately abortion takes place because there is something wrong within the culture, within the system, and not simply because this or that particular woman is seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy.”


35. “We live in a culture that wants to transgress all limitations, not accept them—to cheat time and space. To “be like God.”


36. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” William Ellery Channing


37. “I like my products like I like my people, non-toxic”


38. "We need to change the culture of this topic and make it OK to speak about mental health and suicide.” — Luke Richardson


39. “Determine what behaviors and beliefs you value as a company, and have everyone live true to them. These behaviors and beliefs should be so essential to your core that you don’t even think of it as culture.”


40. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson


41. “There are people who break you down by just being them. They need not do anything. Dissociate” ― Malebo Sephodi


42. “There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you’d like to be treated.” – Richard BransonRichard Quote


43. “In one of our concert grand pianos, 243 taut strings exert a pull of 40,000 pounds on an iron frame. It is proof that out of great tension may come great harmony.” Theodore E. Steinway


44. “Change is easier when you have a culture of like-minded individuals.”


45. “Will is generated by the company culture.”


46. “Just say no to complicated, dead-end, unhealthy, and toxic relationships.” – Stephanie Lahart


47. “Our ability to trust is not based on our industry. This is human being stuff. Sometimes all we need to do is translate the concepts to fit the cultures in which we work.”


48. “What’s more toxic than what they have done, think, or have said about you is how you let your mind receive it. In a world as ours filled with so much noise and hate, what suffers the most is our minds. Know when to keep your mind shut!” – Chinonye J. Chidolue


49. “So goes the leader, so goes the culture. So goes the culture, so goes the company.”


50. Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur. Develop a strong corporate culture first and foremost.


51. “A culture of discipline involves a duality. On the one hand, it requires people who adhere to a consistent system; yet, on the other hand, it gives people freedom and responsibility within the framework of that system.”


52. I associate hospitals with florescent lights, radio frequency exposure and toxic air.” – Steven Magee


53. I grew up in a toxic environment. I have a hard time tryna love..


54. “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendours.”


55. “The idea is quite simple, stay a light year away from people who make you feel less about yourself.” – Mohith Agadi


56. Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life. —Adam Grant, American psychologist and author


57. “transformation is possible for anyone willing to learn and live good values, value people, and collaborate with others to create a positive values culture.”


58. Sunset is a moment where all emotions are experienced: melancholy, amazement, intoxication, casuistry, admiration, love, sadness…


59. I had never tried other drugs... But how can any of them with their effects transcend the intoxication of a first love?! It swallowed me unexpectedly. It tied me to a man once and for all. It blinded me... Disarmed me... And made me lose my mind. - Author: Rom Amor


60. “A culture of discipline is not a principle of business, it is a principle of greatness.” — James C. Collins


61. “Bureaucratic cultures arise to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline, which arise from having the wrong people on the bus in the first place.”


62. “This is a culture that is very hostile to complacency," said one executive. "We have an itch that what we just accomplished, no matter how great, is never going to be good enough to sustain us," said another.”


63. “The only way to win with a toxic person is not to play.”


64. “Life is too short to waste time with toxic people or things that don’t bring happiness into our lives” — Anonymous


65. Foster a culture of trust


66. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth


67. “Healthy cultures touch everyone—not just those who are already interested in improving their well-being.”


68. “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.”


69. “No pressure, no diamonds.” Mary Case


70. Today is the day we pay respect to our beautiful nation. We’ve done so much to build our very own culture and heritage, so let’s celebrate it today. May this Independence Day be special for you and your loved ones.


71. “But I think we are called to go beyond cultures of gratitude, to once again become cultures of reciprocity.”


72. I’m proud of knowing I come from a loving family…of all the values you’ve taught me through the years, of our culture and our traditions…and I’m proud to be your son. —Hallmark writer


73. “Stop trying so hard-it might be a sign that something isn’t right anymore,and it might be time to let go” — Unknown


74. “I think just growing up in Miami, there’s a gumbo of different cultures that influence us.”- Flo Rida


75. “Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.”


76. “Only toxic people will try to tell you what you can and cannot do” — Unknown


77. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. -Laura Stavoe Harm


78. A step away, loneliness engulfs me like a furious fire. You showered me with so much love, I am intoxicated, yet I crave for more. Your love is sweeter than wine, and I’m so incomplete without you.


79. “Don’t stay around toxic people and situations that are holding you back” — Anonymous


80. “Focus on being around positive people and leaving negative toxic people behind”– Unknown


81. “Who has time for toxic relationships? If someone isn’t honoring your feelings, it’s not a real relationship. If you feel drained after spending time with someone, that’s a red flag!” ― Doreen Virtue


82. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant


83. “A toxic lover is someone damaged beyond repair.”


84. “The most toxic people come disguised as friends and family”– Unknown


85. “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” Abraham Lincoln


86. “With a single, unifying drive behind both your culture and your brand, you reap the benefits of a focused and aligned workforce.” — Denise Lee Yohn, brand leadership expert, author, speaker


87. “If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end, low vibrational, relationship or friendship – you won.”– Lalah Delia


88. The art of smile & nod when all you wanted was to punch them in the face. — Horace Cope


89. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” ~ Aristotle


90. “Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you’ve got.”


91. “Stop trying to please everyone — it’s impossible and toxic”– Anonymous


92. Beauty intoxicates the eyes, as wine does the body; both are morally fatal if indulged. John Godfrey Saxe


93. “Life is too short to waste time with toxic people or things that don’t bring happiness into our lives”- Anonymous


94. “Toxic people only change their victims, never themselves. Remember that.” — Soulja Boy


95. Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl


96. “I have found the best way to deal with a toxic person is to not respond in any other way than monotone voice and a businesslike manner.” – Jen Grice


97. “If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low vibrational relationship or friendship — you won.” – Lalah Delia


98. “The goal is to hire those who are passionate for your WHY, your purpose, cause or belief, and who have the attitude that fits your culture”


99. “When it comes to landing a good job, many people focus on the role. Although finding the right title, position, and salary is important, there’s another consideration that matters just as much: culture.”


100. “Twenty percent of our success is the new technology that we embrace ... [but] eighty percent of our success is in the culture of our company.”24 Indeed,”


101. “Toxic people are people who cause harm to another, often through emotional manipulation.” — Perpetua Neo


102. “Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you’ve got.” — Peter Drucker


103. “May you reach that level within, where you no longer allow your past or people with toxic intentions to negatively affect or condition you.” –Lalah Delia


104. “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” – Albert Einstein


105. “You can’t expect different results from something that’s toxic for you” — Unknown


106. “Our destiny is not written for us, it’s written by us” – Barack Obama


107. “Worrying about scarcity is our culture’s version of post-traumatic stress. It happens when we’ve been through too much, and rather than coming together to heal, we’re angry, and scared, and at each other’s throats.”


108. “Positive work environments outperform negative work environments.” ~ Daniel Goleman , Positive work environment quotes


109. “It is a prerequisite, then, for someone to trust the culture in which they work to share the values and beliefs of that culture. Without it, that employee, for example, is simply a bad fit and likely to work only for self-gain without consideration for the greater good.”


110. “The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” Thomas Jefferson, The Quotable Jefferson


111. People who teach you to judge and discuss people are toxic for your growth.


112. “When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.” – Biz Stone


113. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”– Harry S Truman


114. “The cast gets along pretty well, it’s a good work environment. I hang out a lot with Brett Claywell, he plays Tim Smith on the show. We play plenty of basketball” ~ James Lafferty


115. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn


116. “We all have those toxic people around us that make our lives miserable… The day we take them out from our lives, we will all become better people; including them…” ― Rodolfo Peon


117. “When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great performance.”


118. “Weeding out the harmful influences should become the norm not the exception.” ― Carlos Wallace


119. Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life.


120. “If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.”


121. “A truly sensual woman is the kind of woman only a man with a deep soul can intoxicate and satiate.”


122. “You don’t need someone’s permission or approval to be happy or successful”– Anonymous


123. “If people keep stepping on you, wear a pointy hat.” ― Joyce Rachelle


124. Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing.


125. “We all have those toxic people around us that make our lives miserable… The day we take them out from our lives, we will all become better people; including them…” – Rodolfo Peon


126. “I come from a rare place. It’s a different culture, different atmosphere, police crooked. Different emojis, and when I say emojis, I mean personalities.” – NBA YoungBoy


127. “Break free of toxic people and relationships, they erode your quality of life.” — Ty Howard


128. “It's important to create a culture of innovation — one that both values and rewards risk.” – Barbara Landes


129. Just give me coffee and watch me make it happen. — Bossbabe


130. If you’ve created a work culture where vulnerability isn’t okay, you’ve also created a culture where innovation and creativity aren’t okay. — Brené Brown


131. “An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.” Lynn Johnston


132. “That’s a remarkable concept: only when individuals can trust the culture or organization will they take personal risks in order to advance that culture or organization as a whole.”


133. “Don’t let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world… LOVE!”― Yvonne Pierre


134. I am proud to be an Indian and respect the culture of my country. Happy Independence Day!


135. “Break free of toxic people and relationships, they erode your quality of life.”


136. “Only toxic people will try to tell you what can and cannot do” — Unknown


137. “Entrepreneurs have a great ability to create change, be flexible, build companies and cultivate the kind of work environment in which they want to work.” ~ Tory Burch


138. “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because…they aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go.” – Daniell Koepke


139. “Certain people and their toxic energy can block you from expanding, elevating, and vibrating higher. Detach and protect your energy.” – Unknown


140. Always remember that you are in a relationship to make each other happy, not to fight and give toxic vibes.


141. For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place.


142. There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.


143. It’s so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It’s like the trash took itself out.” — unknown


144. “Researches at Yale found a connection between brain cancer and work environment. The No. 1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model.” ~ Jimmy Fallon


145. “Don’t reconnect with toxic people just because you are lonely right now. You don’t drink poison when you are thirsty.” — Etoilepoesie


146. “When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.”


147. "One man’s toxic waste is another man’s potpourri.”


148. “Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work.” ~ Denis Waitley


149. “Removing toxic people (including Naysayers) from your life can repay you in scores of holistic wealth.” ― Keisha Blair


150. “A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness.”


151. Father's Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, 'This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.' –Michael GurianRD.COM


152. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” Dale Carnegie


153. “I will be letting a younger generation make more and more calls as I move into my 50s. They have a better pulse on today’s culture.” – Carey Nieuwhof


154. Until you heal yourself you will be toxic to everyone who tries to love you.


155. Diversity of thought and culture and religion and ideas has become the strength of America.” —Gary Locke, politician and diplomat


156. “Toxic people are like parasites, they will slowly suck away your energy and leave you weaker” — Anonymous


157. “You don’t need anyone’s approval or permission to be happy or successful” — Anonymous


158. “The Law of Win/Win says, ‘Let’s not do it your way or my way; let’s do it the best way’.” Greg Anderson


159. “Shaping your culture is more than half done when you hire your team.”


160. You are not your resume, you are your work. — Seth Godin


161. “The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.” Bernard Baruch


162. “As you remove toxic people from your life, you free up space and emotional energy for positive, healthy relationships.” – John Mark Green


163. “Our secret weapon for building the best culture is open and honest feedback.”– Gina Lau


164. “Feedback is a gift only when it comes from a person who has earned your trust.”


165. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” — Jennifer Elisabeth


166. “10% of conflicts are due to difference in opinion. 90% are due to wrong tone of voice.” Unknown


167. “Losing will not always amount to a loss, sometimes you have to lose those toxic relationships and bad habits to create a space for better things.”― Gift Gugu Mona


168. “I am walking away from the toxicity of bothering. What others think of me from the impression I made or the conversation I had I am just walking away from being a girl so fragile to break down on some futile prejudices and walking towards being a woman leading her life choices.”- Aparna


169. “A resilient culture has a certain amount of resistance embedded in it. Not so much to capsize it, but enough so that it doesn't atrophy.”


170. “It is really exhausting to live in a dictatorship of ‘Me’, which is basically a tyranny of others.” ― Stefan Molyneux


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172. “The better a work environment is, the better it is for the employer – not just the employee.” ~ Nina Turner


173. “Father’s Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, ‘This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.'” —Michael Gurian


174. “Any leader who is serious about supporting their team and any organization that is serious about supporting their workforce need to shape and support a well-being culture.”


175. There are people with a shitty personality when both sober and drunk. These people are assholes, but they don’t have problems. If you’re cool when you’re sober but you’ve lost friendships while intoxicated, you have a drinking problem.


176. “We can’t just sit back and wait for feedback to be offered, particularly when we’re in a leadership role. If we want feedback to take root in the culture, we need to explicitly ask for it.”


177. “Ego is probably one of the biggest poisons we can have – it’s toxic to any environment.”– Jonny Kim


178. I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to. — Imma Hogg


179. “In a servant leadership culture we learn by choice or example that if we want to be great, we have to serve others respectfully.” ― Vern Dosch


180. “Determine what behaviors and beliefs you value as a company, and have everyone live true to them. These behaviors and beliefs should be so essential to your core, that you don’t even think of it as culture.”


181. “The most important culture message you send is the way you behave. If it’s not happening in you, it will never happen through you. If you don’t believe it, no one else will believe it.”


182. “Businesses often forget about the culture, and ultimately, they suffer for it because you can’t deliver good service from unhappy employees.”


183. I believe in accessibility. I believe in honesty and a culture that supports that. And you can’t have that if you’re not open to receiving feedback. – Mindy Grossman


184. Integrity, transparency and the fight against corruption have to be part of the culture. They have to be thought as fundamental values.


185. “The only way to win with a toxic partner is not to play.”


186. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.”— Hussein Nishah


187. “Great organizations become great because the people inside the organization feel protected. The strong sense of culture creates a sense of belonging and acts like a net.”


188. “We want a culture that is inclusive of everyone and where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow.” - Nellie Borrero, Senior Global I&D Lead of Accenture


189. “Building a culture where people take accountability to deliver on its promises is hard work and can be difficult to accomplish. Only when every person is held accountable to themselves, their peers, and their shared possibility can the impossible become possible.”


190. “As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people will never be worth your time and energy – and they take a lot of each. Toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress.” – Travis Bradberry


191. Sobriety is defined as the state of not being intoxicated.


192. “I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today. ” Penelope Keith


193. “A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It’s one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive.” – Robin S. Sharma


194. “Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.” ― Mandy Hale


195. “Customer experience is a catalyst of transformation. It directly impacts culture, strategy, structure and all parts of a business.” – Christine Crandell


196. “Company culture is the backbone of any successful organization.” — Gary Vaynerchuk, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and Internet personality


197. “Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.” – Charles Caleb Colton


198. “Stop trying so hard-it might be a sign that something isn’t right anymore,and it might be


199. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” — Roy Bennett


200. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” — Deborah Reber


201. “Sometimes letting go of toxic relationships is the best kind of self-care” — Anonymous


202. “If you think you can’t, you’re right.” ~ Carol Bartz


203. “It is the responsibility of leadership and management to give opportunities and put demands on people which enable them to grow as human beings in their work environment.” ~ John Harvey-Jones


204. “Workplace bullying–in any form–is bad for business. It destroys teamwork, commitment and morale.” Tony Morgan


205. “I think just growing up in Miami, there’s gumbo of different cultures that influence us.” – Flo Rida


206. “When you involve your staff in decision-making in an effort to create a better work environment, they feel valued.” ― businessnewsdaily.com


207. But when we repeat 1 percent errors, day after day, by replicating poor decisions, duplicating tiny mistakes, and rationalizing little excuses, our small choices compound into toxic results».


208. “No matter how toxic someone is, they still deserve respect; after all, we are all human beings”– Anonymous


209. “Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated.” – Steve Maraboli


210. Building a culture in which people take accountability to deliver on its promises is hard work and can be difficult to accomplish. Only when every person is held accountable to themselves, their peers, and their shared possibility can the impossible become possible.


211. “A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO or a managing director. It's one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive.” - Robin S. Sharma


212. “The flexible work environment gives employees the freedom to customize their work schedule, hours, and space.” ― zippia.com


213. “I used to believe that culture was ‘soft,’ and had little bearing on our bottom line. What I believe today is that our culture has everything to do with our bottom line, now and into the future.” – Vern Dosch


214. “Any reasonable person would think that I’d be miserable after your despicable act of betrayal. Truth is though; I’m the lucky one here. I got to filter a toxic person out of my life, while you get to jump from one troubled relationship to another because you’re already off to a rocky start.”


215. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”


216. “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” – Abraham Lincoln


217. “A degrading work environment never discusses poor behavior or poor work quality, they implement punishments to control their employees.” ― zippia.com


218. “Trying to escape media influences in today’s culture is as feasible as trying to protect ourselves from air pollution by not breathing.”


219. “Focus on the things that make you happy and forget about toxic negativity”– Anonymous


220. I wish there’s an antivirus in my heart; to not allow toxic people in.


221. Even though there are drastic differences between human cultures and the way we express ourselves, psychologist Paul Ekman discovered that facial expressions have a degree of universality that transcends time and place.


222. “To merely observe your culture without contributing to it seems very close to existing as a ghost.” — Chuck Palahniuk


223. “Trust is a fragile commodity. Know your code of conduct and the values you stand for. Remember: if you wouldn’t want to explain it on ‘60 Minutes,’ don’t do it.”


224. “Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.”


225. “Hate is the complement of fear and narcissists like being feared. It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence.” ~ Sam Vaknin


226. “Growing up in Miami, being Cuban is integrated into our culture. When we greet anyone, we give them a kiss on the cheek.” – Lauren Jauregui


227. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” — Will Smith


228. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson


229. “If they do it often, it isn’t a mistake; it’s just their behavior.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli


230. “Recognizing and instilling a culture of dignity matters.”


231. "A sea of whiskey couldn’t intoxicate me as much as a drop of you.”


232. Gothic culture has never been more accessible than it is today.


233. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” — Goi Nasu


234. “People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” — Hans F. Hasen


235. “Western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our friends, family, and neighbors who are struggling. Not so when it comes to ourselves.”


236. “Toxic people have no concept of boundaries.” — Sarah Regan


237. “It’s amazing how quickly things can turn around when you remove toxic people from your life.” – Robert Tew


238. “A well-being culture is nothing short of an essential element of a successful organization.”


239. “Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.” – Karen Salmansohn


240. “Don’t associate yourself with toxic people. It’s better to be alone and love yourself than surrounded by people that make you hate yourself.” — Robin Williams


241. "When you take off your mask, it’s easier for everyone else to do it. Our culture is so mask-driven. Imagine an office with no mask."


242. “It takes courage to say yes to rest and play in a culture where exhaustion is seen as a status symbol.”


243. “Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.” – Robert Tew


244. “Stay away from negative people. They drain your energy like vampires suck out human’s blood. Hell. They’re the real ‘dementors’.”― Riza Prasetyaningsih


245. Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life, you will never be able to grow to your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow.” – Anonymous


246. Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.


247. “When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did.” – Jill Blakeway


248. “If you’re not willing to build a vulnerable culture, you can’t create.” – Brené Brown


249. We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong. — Laura Stavoe Harm


250. “We tell children their wellbeing is paramount. but we are also guilty of mollycoddling them. There’s a constant emphasis on their vulnerability. which is proving toxic.” – Claire Fox


251. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” — Karen E. Quinones Miller


252. “It doesn’t mean anything if no one else acknowledges a problem if I know it’s right”- Anonymous


253. “set out to change the conditions in which their employees operate. To create cultures that inspire people to give all they have to give simply because they love where they work.”


254. “Hire for culture and you can always teach the skills later.”


255. “You can’t have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together.” – Adam Gopnik


256. There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away from these people. The battle they’re are fighting isn’t with you, it’s with themselves.” Rashida Rowe


257. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” – Hussein Nishah


258. “Without an inclusive environment, even an organization with a diverse employee population will probably struggle to improve its long-term performance. The widespread adoption of hybrid work has complicated the struggle to build and maintain such cultures.”


259. Show respect even to people that don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours. — Dave Willis


260. “Bosses use humiliation to dominate.”


261. “We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll


262. “Stop trying so hard -it might be a sign that something isn’t right anymore,and it might be time to let go of whatever this ‘something’ is” — Unknown


263. “If you’ve created a work culture where vulnerability isn’t ok, you’ve also created a culture where innovation and creativity aren’t ok.”—Brené Brown


264. There you have it. Choose not to be bad managers, instead be a charismatic leader who fosters healthy work cultures.


265. “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


266. “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission; if someone has crossed over these boundaries, create healthier ones” — Unknown


267. A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur's job is to build the foundation.


268. Ni'Kesia Pannell is an entrepreneur, multi-hyphenate freelance writer, and self-proclaimed Slurpee connoisseur that covers news and culture for The Kitchn.


269. “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission; if someone has crossed over these boundaries, it’s time to let go”– Anonymous


270. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm


271. “There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”


272. “You are allowed to terminate toxic relationships. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself.”


273. “Washington cultivated a culture of open dialogue, practicing his famous self-discipline of silence, encouraging arguments to compete, listening and probing, until he made up his mind to act.”


274. “Want to know if someone is toxic? Say no and watch how they react.”


275. “Iteration is the fundamental basis of all improvement.” – Mark Manson


276. “Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.”— Edward Abbey


277. “Stop complaining about toxic people. You have the chance now to be better and do something new. Don’t settle where you harbor feelings of loss and guilt. New doors can open for you if you are willing to move forward and drop the negative attitude.” ― Germany Kent


278. “To increase the likelihood of creating a well workplace culture, everyone needs to be rowing in the same direction.”


279. “A positive office atmosphere can improve your morale, a negative one can demotivate you.” ― glassdoor.com


280. “Sunset is a moment where all emotions are experienced: Melancholy, amazement, intoxication, casuistry, admiration, love, sadness…”― Mehmet Murat ildan


281. “If the work environment is poor, it’s going to make it difficult for your employees to be productive – no matter how highly qualified they may be.” ― strayboots.com


282. “The only toxic person in your life should be yourself: if it makes you feel bad, don’t do it”– Unknown


283. When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but you stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.” — Jill Blakeway


284. “Maintaining an effective culture is so important that it, in fact, trumps even strategy.”– Howard Stevenson


285. “Good thing I’m over 21 because your beauty is intoxicating.”


286. “People who try to bring you down everyday aren’t important in your life, so you better treat their opinions as such.” – Terry Mark


287. “When it comes to landing a good job, many people focus on the role. Although finding the right title, position, and salary is important, there's another consideration that matters just as much: culture.”


288. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”– Isaac Newton


289. “When you’re through changing, you’re through.” Bruce Barton”


290. “Because at some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.” – Sandi Lynn


291. Shaping your culture is more than half done when you hire your team.


292. “A culture is strong when people work with each other, for each other. A culture is weak when people work against each other, for themselves.” ~ Simon Sinek


293. “You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” ~ Jim Stovall


294. “Trust comes from being a part of a culture or organization with a common set of values and beliefs. Trust is maintained when the values and beliefs are actively managed.”


295. “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel


296. “I have found the best way to deal with a toxic person is to not respond in any other way than monotone voice and a businesslike manner.” ― Jen Grice


297. “Creating a culture of integrity and accountability not only improves effectiveness, it also generates a respectful, enjoyable and life-giving setting in which to work.” – Tom Hanson


298. “Your smile is intoxicating. It lingers, it captivates my heart.”


299. “A work environment is made up of the actual space where work is performed, the culture that a company cultivates, and the general conditions of employees.” ― zippia.com


300. “Provide rewards to your employees for certain difficult tasks.” ― strayboots.com


301. “Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.” Walter Lippmann


302. “What’s special about Miami is the collision of cultures. And the white sand beaches and fantastic restaurants.” — Jeffrey Dean Morgan


303. “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.”– Amy Poehler


304. “Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you’ve got.” – Peter Drucker


305. “The most toxic part of toxic situations is believing there are no solutions”– Anonymous


306. “Yes, the people around us can be insensitive, narcissistic, toxic, and sometimes even abusive, but it is up to us to take that energy on or let it flow through us. No one is responsible for taking away our happiness but us.” – Aletheia Luna


307. “An educational strategy to help you maintain your clear boundaries is the JADE technique. JADE is an acronym and it stands for:


308. “A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness.” ― James C. Collins, Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great


309. “comes from sturdy stock and knows how to work hard and take what comes.”


310. “We have a culture where we are incredibly self-critical, we don’t get comfortable with our success.”


311. “The toxic people in your life will never be happy unless you give them an opportunity to drag you down with them” — Unknown


312. “Many people get into a relationship as a way to compensate for something they lack or hate within themselves. This is a one-way ticket to a toxic relationship because it makes your love conditional – you will love your partner as long as they help you feel better about yourself.” – Mark Manson


313. “If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated, and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.”


314. I feel completely intoxicated with joy and pleasure when I am in your presence. I’ll love you forever.


315. “Never rely on another person to make you feel whole.” — Karen Salmansohn


316. “The culture of a workplace—an organization’s values, norms and practices—has a huge impact on our happiness and success.”


317. “If a negative viewer looks at you with an ugly fiendish eye, find a way and pluck off his eyes, or better still, protect your good image.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson


318. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius


319. Certain people and their toxic energy can block you from expanding, elevating, and vibrating higher. Detach and protect your energy. – Unknown


320. “It’s about getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment & helping to find a way to innovate.”


321. “Most change initiatives have token elements of “change management,” but these rarely address culture. They are mostly communications plans that inform but do not transform.”


322. “I want to learn about their organizational culture and values.”


323. “There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.” –George Steiner


324. “Don’t allow toxic people to rent space in your head; raise the rent and kick them out” — Anonymous


325. “Western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our friends, family, and neighbors who are struggling. Not so when it comes to ourselves.” – Kristin Neff


326. “Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved!” ― Israelmore Ayivor


327. “Consistency is genuinely improving yourself to become a good match for those with whom you are in relationships while distancing yourself from people when their actions become too toxic.”― Dexter A. Daniels


328. “A culture of discipline is not a principle of business, it is a principle of greatness.”


329. “Cultures that are ethically strong are also a result of the culture the leaders build.”


330. “Until you let go of all the toxic people in your life you will never be able to grow into your fullest potential. Let them go so you can grow.” – DLQ


331. “How you choose to feel today should not be dependent on others.” ― Anthon St. Maarten


332. “The best way to appreciate your job is to, is here to stay.” ~ Oscar Wilde


333. “I don’t have a lot of paper in my immediate work environment, except when I’m doing things like checking the godforsaken proofs.” ~ Jonathan Lethem


334. “Our culture is friendly and intense, but if push comes to shove we’ll settle for intense.”


335. “The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all. ” – Lalah Delia


336. “Conflict can destroy a team which hasn’t spent time learning to deal with it.” Thomas Isgar


337. “A good work culture and work environment is very crucial in helping your employees to put their best foot forward.”


338. “Your environment will eat your goals and plans for breakfast.” ― Steve Pavlina


339. True leaders are willing to pay the high costs of leadership positions. Bad leadership looks like accepting toxic people, not leading team members well and choosing poor decisions instead of what the best leaders would do.


340. “GET TOUGH. Mental and spiritual toughness go together. Deepen your commitment to your most essential values and mentally rehearse the specific ways you can take positive action.”


341. “Toxic people are great actors. They will utilize whichever props are available to maintain control in the relationship.” — Shannon Thomas


342. “Wild ducks make a lot of noise, but they also have the sense to benefit from occasionally flying in formation.” Unknown


343. “When employees can bring their authentic selves to work, they become better educated about different cultures, experiences and expressions, helping them to build trust as colleagues and provide better care for all their patients,” — Jackie Hunter, UVMHN.


344. We bring you a taste of British culture and cuisine with fish and chips.


345. “You lift your spirits by moving away from what upsets you. If the stove is hot, you can’t ask how to touch it but be happy about it.” ― Queen Tourmaline


346. “To all the musicians, to the Academy, with all due respect, reggaeton is part of our Latin culture. And it’s representing as much as any other genre at the worldwide level.”


347. “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.” -Ted Sundquist


348. “When being in a toxic relationship in life at times you may have to step outside yourself, to see yourself, so you can find yourself and love yourself again.” – Angel Moreira


349. “Toxic people will make you feel like you’re holding a grudge. No, dude. That’s a boundary.” – Unknown


350. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” — Lucille Ball


351. “My generation has a hard time being genuine and enthusiastic. There’s a lot of irony in our culture.”


352. “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.” — Ted Sundquist, American football player.


353. “Now I’m seeing red, not thinking straight. Blurring all the lines, you intoxicate me.” — “Never Be The Same” – Camila Cabello


354. “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” Robert Frost


355. “The only relationships that exist are based on truth. Everything else is just a mutual and isolating delusion.” ― Stefan Molyneux


356. “If necessity is the mother of invention, conflict is its father.” Kenneth Kaye


357. Authentic leadership is at the root of cultures of great innovation, engagement, outstanding client experiences, and growth. - Author: Henna Inam


358. “When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but you stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.” — Jill Blakeway


359. You can check out these toxic relationships quotes if that is something that is contributing to your struggle with sobriety.


360. “I grew up in a toxic environment. I have a hard time tryna love.. ” – Polo G


361. You will never really see how toxic someone is until you breathe fresher air.” — unknown


362. “Healthy workplace cultures don't develop out of luck. A well-being culture in the workplace is the result of an intentional strategy, including the use of culture connection points.”


363. “Company culture is what employees live and breathe every day in the workplace.” – Mike Zani


364. Wear your love for decayed things – and the goth subculture – on your sleeve with decayed style.


365. “Corporate culture is really hard to define; it’s the side effects of working for your organization.”


366. “Just because someone is your family doesn’t mean you have to keep them around if they are toxic or abusive. Don’t let people guilt you.” ― Winnie Nantongo


367. “Sometimes letting go of toxic people is just self-care”– Unknown


368. “The great thing about a culture of givers is that's not a delusion - it's reality.”


369. “It will always be difficult for an old soul to satisfy the expectations of the new culture; because as an old soul, you will always prefer to fall in love with everything that has a soul too.” – Samiha Totanji


370. “No matter what I did, it was never enough.”


371. “I like my products like I like my people: non-toxic.” – Unknown


372. “Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture.” – Howard Schulz


373. “Enforcing boundaries around toxic people provides protection and respect for all parties involved” — Anonymous


374. “Creating the culture of burnout is the opposite of creating a culture of sustainable creativity.”


375. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great.” — Mark Twain


376. “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.” ― Chinonye J. Chidolue


377. “In a servant leadership culture we learn by choice or example that if we want to be great, we have to serve others respectfully.”


378. He who is intoxicated with wine will be sober again in the course of the night, but he who is intoxicated by the cupbearer will not recover his senses until the day of judgement.


379. “Employee engagement arises out of culture and not the other way around.” — Moe Carrick & Cammie Dunaway, co-authors of Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job


380. “You can never fix a toxic person, no matter how hard you try” — Anonymous


381. "The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all.”― Lalah Delia


382. “Negativity is toxic. If you get busy celebrating life you will have no time for it. If for some reason, you’re not entirely satisfied with your life, boss up and change your situation.” ― Germany Kent


383. “You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.” – Toni Morrison


384. “And that’s what you’ll be doing: spending a lot of time with people whom you might not otherwise choose as your family or friends.” – Peter Yawitz


385. “Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.” – Israelmore Ayivor


386. “Your culture sets your expectation for what is “normal.” Surround yourself with people who have the habits you want to have yourself.”


387. “Letting go of toxic relationships takes strength and courage” — Unknown


388. “Written language, therefore, must not be considered merely as a subject in schools, and a part of culture. It is, rather, a characteristic of civilised man. ”


389. “When we began Starbucks, what I wanted to try to do was to create a set of values, guiding principles, and culture.” ~ Howard Schultz


390. “I love the sound of NOT hearing from some people.” ― Steve Maraboli


391. “Engaging the hearts, minds, and hands of talent is the most sustainable source of competitive advantage.”


392. ”The more time we spend in toxic environments, the harder it gets for us to find our way out”– Unknown


393. “When dealing with toxic people, they always choose distance over disrespect.” ― Germany Kent


394. “A lot of people who have experienced trauma at the hands of people they’ve trusted take responsibility, and that is what’s toxic.” – Hannah Gadsby


395. “When you are finally able to see and understand the toxicity you have been surrounding yourself with, they will do everything in their power to make you out to be the evil one.”― Christine E. Szymanski


396. “The number one muscle to flex in hiring is culture.”


397. “Leading as a charismatic visionary—a “genius with a thousand helpers” upon whom everything depends—is time telling. Shaping a culture that can thrive far beyond any single leader is clock building.”


398. “Sustained great results depend upon building a culture full of self-disciplined people who take disciplined action, fanatically consistent with the three circles.”


399. “You don’t have to stay stuck in toxic situations or with toxic people”– Anonymous


400. “The best thing you can do is simply walk away. Walk away from the heartless selfish parents and walk away from the toxic relationship.”


401. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”


402. “The best way to enjoy your job is to imagine yourself without one.” ~ Oscar Wilde


403. “Because of our differences in culture and beliefs, conflicts become inevitable.” – John Ward


404. “We do not have to be mental health professionals to identify the traits of the possible sociopaths among us.” ― P.A. Speers


405. “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” Ronald Reagan</