68 Mind Your Business Quotes to Help Simplify Your Life

It’s sometimes too easy to get stuck in thinking about what other people may think or say if you do what you deep down want to do.

So you hold back. Get stuck in inaction.

To help you with that I’d like to share the 68 most helpful mind your own business quotes.

To get you unstuck and also to help you handle negative comments or busybodies interfering in your life in a way you don’t want or need.

I hope you’ll find something useful and freeing in this post.

And if you want even more inspiration to help you mind your own business and focus on what you want then check out this post with quotes on knowing your own worth and this one filled with don’t settle for less in life quotes.

Thoughtful Mind Your Business Quotes

Mind Your Own Business Quotes to Simplify Your Life

“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

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

“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

A quote by Eric Hoffer.

“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

“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

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

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

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

A quote by Calvin Coolidge.

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

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

“Life is the easiest and simplest when you mind your own business and are not distracted by anything else.”

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

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

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

A quote by William S. Burroughs.

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

“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

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

“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.”

A quote by George Will.

“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

“Mind your own business or you’ll lose your way into alluring procrastination in the form of gossiping about your competitor or in jealousy of your neighbor.”

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

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

Mind Your Own Business from Famous Proverbs

“When everyone minds his own business the work is done.”
Danish Proverb

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

A German proverb.

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

“Gossips always suspect that others are talking about them.”
Yoruba Proverb

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

“Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.”
Spanish Proverb

A Chinese proverb.

“There are always ears on the other side of the wall.”
Chinese Proverb

“Where there is no wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no gossip, contention ceases. Like charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious person to kindle strife.”
Proverbs 26:20-21

“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”
Chinese Proverb

Inspirational Mind Your Own Business Quotes

“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.”

A quote by Eleanor Roosevelt.

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

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

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

“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

“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.”

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

A quote by unknown author.

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

“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

“Bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“Success is a lot easier to reach if you just mind your own business and focus all your energy towards that instead of spreading yourself thin.”

A quote by Edmond Mbiaka.

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

“Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the f**k you were going to do anyway.”
Robert Downey Jr.

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

Wise Mind Your Own Business Quotes

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

“My actions should not even concern you one bit for I am my own person, that is the truth.”

A quote by Martha Graham.

“What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.”
Martha Graham

“Successful people are always thinking about what they can do to move to the next level. Initiative is the drive to do it – to take the first step, and then the next step. The great thing about initiative – is that it’s free and available to everyone.”
Maria Bartiromo

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

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

“My life, my choices, my mistakes, my lessons – not your business.”
Wiz Khalifa

A quote by an unknown author.

“Sometimes the most difficult thing is to not be distracted by what everyone else is doing and to simply mind your own business and your own goals.”

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

“I’m just minding my own business and focusing on what I need to get done today. Nothing less and nothing more.”

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

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

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

A quote by Betty White.

“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

Funny Mind Your Own Business Quotes

“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

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

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

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

A quote by an unknown author.

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

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

“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

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Henrik Edberg is the creator of the Positivity Blog and has written weekly articles here since 2006. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Gothenburg and has been featured on Lifehacker, HuffPost and Paulo Coelho’s blog. Click here to learn more…

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  • This quote are good for people that don’t mind their business.

  • All you think, but my mind always free for business and i love business in this world