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18 Ed Latimore quotes on dealing with haters

Here are my best quotes about dealing with haters, negativity, jealousy, and fake friends. Keep these in your heart to feel better.

Ed Latimore
Ed Latimore
Writer, retired boxer, self-improvement enthusiast

When you log onto social media, it seems like everyone is talking about how many haters they have or how much hate they get because they’re successful. I even wrote an article explaining why haters hate and how to deal with these types of negative people.

This isn’t how to deal with a pack of haters, per se. Rather, It’s a collection of my best quotes about understandings why “haters gonna hate” and in doing so, there is some wisdom about how to deal with them.

In that way, these “haters quotes” are kind of like motivational quotes for those of us who suddenly find ourselves dealing with a certain type of random negativity that seems to have no cause.

When your real friends turn to fake friends and your biggest fans turn into your biggest haters, these inspirational quotes will hopefully help you navigate and under what’s going on. These are 100% original quotes from me, Ed Latimore. All I ask is that if you use them, just give me credit.

If you want to retweet them, just hit the “Tweet it” link next to them. Enjoy!

[Read my article about haters here–>5 reasons you have haters]

Ed Latimore’s 18 best haters quotes

“Must be nice” is the most passive-aggressive hater shit you can say to someone who shares good news with you. (Tweet it)

A mediocre man has no haters. An average man gets angry at them. The superior man uses them. (Tweet it)


The better I do in life, the less I believe in haters. At least as they’re presented. If you’ve been treating people right and being helpful, people generally want to see you do well. If you’ve been an asshole though, you might find yourself getting a lot of hate. (Tweet it)

A lot of y’all claiming to have haters are just low-quality humans who can’t take honest feedback. You can’t have haters AND be a loser. (Tweet it)

Sometimes you have haters. Most times you’re just an asshole with delusions of grandeur. (Tweet it)

You don’t have haters if you haven’t done shit. People are just making fun of you. (Tweet it)

Not everyone who gives you criticism is a hater and not every hater is wrong. (Tweet it)

So people invent controversy and imagine haters to make themselves feel more important than they really are. (Tweet it)

People will support the grind but they get funny when it starts to pay off. Underdogs rarely have haters. Winners often do. Every winner was once an underdog. Die the hero or live long enough to become the villain. (Tweet it)

You can’t be liked AND respected by everyone. People test boundaries. Someone will test yours. When you check ‘em, you’ll gain a hater. (Tweet it)

You’ll always have someone that doesn’t like you. Even the most charismatic person has haters because everyone likes them. Don’t make a big deal about it. Just don’t hurt anyone and keep enjoying your short time on this rock. (Tweet it)

Before you start talking about having haters, make sure you’re a good person who does right by people. Because you might actually just be an asshole and people are calling you out on it. (Tweet it)

Do anything well and you make yourself a target. Not just for your competitors, but for people who wish they could compete with you. These are the haters who never do anything more significant than trying to tear you down. (Tweet it)

[Read another article about dealing with haters here–>What to do when someone hates you for no reason]

Being a hater is like tying your own legs together before a race and expecting the competition to trip. (Tweet it)

For every one hater you get, there are thousands who believe in you. They’re watching, learning, and taking cues. Many of them are in a position to set you up for a big break. Supports are often silent. Hate is usually loud. (Tweet it)

Be so successful and happy that you don’t even acknowledge haters. Make them look envious when they’re shouting into the ether of the internet. (Tweet it)

The difference between a bitter hater and an intense rival is how they chose to respond to their jealousy. (Tweet it)

When you win, don’t be afraid to celebrate. Your supporters will love it. Your haters will hate it, but they’re haters! That’s what they’re supposed to do! It’s in the name… (Tweet it)

Ed Latimore
About the author

Ed Latimore

I’m a writer, competitive chess player, Army veteran, physicist, and former professional heavyweight boxer. My work focuses on self-development, realizing your potential, and sobriety—speaking from personal experience, having overcome both poverty and addiction.

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