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20 Manipulation Quotes

Here is our collection of relatable and wise manipulation quotes to help you regain control in your life.

Manipulation is a technique used to control or coerce people into doing something that we want them to do or to do something that they wouldn't usually do. At times we are all guilty of manipulating one another, whether intentional or not. Some people are intensely manipulative and controlling, they are skilled at the art of manipulation and are the kind of toxic people that we should learn to steer clear of. It is unfortunate that we usually learn from experience when it comes to avoiding manipulative people. If you have ever been the victim of manipulation then you will know how it can affect you as a person, although there will be valuable lessons learned.

So remember to live your life with authenticity, stand up for your values and remember who you are. It is when you are at your weakest that you will be the most vulnerable to manipulation, so stay strong and stay in control!

    Manipulation is a contagious disease, much more dangerous than the flu because it can endure for a lifetime. Dorothy Mccoy, The Manipulative Man  Pin it!Share on Facebook
  1. Manipulation is a contagious disease, much more dangerous than the flu because it can endure for a lifetime.
    Dorothy Mccoy, The Manipulative Man
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  2. Manipulative people are those who wish to be loved on their own terms.
    David S. Viscott, The Viscott Method
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  3. When we allow another to alter our thinking, it can take a long time to return to our previous reality. That's the awesome power of manipulation.
    Ryan James, Negotiation

  4. Guilt is a special kind of manipulation tactic.
    D.T Bloom, Narcissistic Mothers

  5. Yes, he took care of me and helped me, but these good deeds were the water to make his seed of manipulation grow. Abigail Osborne, The Puppet Master  Pin it!Share on Facebook
  6. Yes, he took care of me and helped me, but these good deeds were the water to make his seed of manipulation grow.
    Abigail Osborne, The Puppet Master

  7. Aggressive or manipulative people do not consider the other person's point of view; they will take at the expense of others.
    Richard Malthouse, ‎Jodi Roffey-Barentsen, Study Skills for Policing Students

  8. I know that we create our own reality, but dealing with manipulation is an uncomfortable lesson that many have had to learn.
    Zoe Hagon,Channelling: The Spiritual Connection
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  9. Some people pretend to be the beach, but they are actually quicksand.
    Steve Maraboli
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  10. Often enough the manipulator approaches, stimulates, or even creates a powerful wish or a strong desire in the target's mind.
    Sapir Handelman, Thought Manipulation

  11. The success of the manipulation depends on the level of conviction and force of the denial. Tess Binder, Emotional Manipulation Tactics  Pin it!Share on Facebook
  12. The success of the manipulation depends on the level of conviction and force of the denial.
    Tess Binder, Emotional Manipulation Tactics

  13. For to deceive someone by manipulation is to distort their relationship with the world, and that will always threaten to undermine the calmness and steadiness of mind upon which their retention of the practice of truth depends.
    Jonardon Ganeri, The Concealed Art of the Soul

  14. When we have access to all of our inner balance, we are able to manipulate our world on a more profound level. This leads us out of fear, and out of danger.
    Brian Germain, Transcending Fear

  15. When ambition gets out of hand we are vulnerable to manipulation by others.
    Keith Campbell, A Stoic Philosophy of Life

  16. Because of our built-in insecurity, we are very sensitive when it is manipulated.
    Rick Tobin, Feeding the Monster: The True Threat to American Education

  17. I know when I'm being manipulated, and I warn you now that I do not react well.  Nick Westwood, Insurrection  Pin it!Share on Facebook
  18. I know when I'm being manipulated, and I warn you now that I do not react well.
    Nick Westwood, Insurrection

  19. The magic of love manipulates our bodies.
    G. G. Bolich, 112 Magic Wands: The Art of Meeting Life's Challenges

  20. A person who does not reign in their ambition can be persuaded and manipulated into doing things that are morally and ethically wrong just so that they can meet their goals.
    James W. Williams, Dark Psychology

  21. But it isn't really words that manipulate reality, it is the manipulation of words and that is something speakers and writers do.
    James Paul Gee, How to do Discourse Analysis

  22. Manipulating people always involves utilizing a half-truth or a lie in order to achieve a certain goal.
    Ralf Juhre, The Secret of Natural Leadership Authority

  23. Playing with people's feelings through manipulation is a way of controlling their hearts. Ron Prat, Navigate Your Faith  Pin it!Share on Facebook
  24. Playing with people's feelings through manipulation is a way of controlling their hearts.
    Ron Prat, Navigate Your Faith

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Danny Silk

“make an agreement to exercise mutual control over each other. The unspoken pact between them is, “It’s my job to make you happy, and your job to make me happy. And the best way to get you to work on my life is to act miserable. The more miserable I am, the more you will have to try to make me feel better.” Powerless people use various tactics, such as getting upset, withdrawing, nagging, ridiculing, pouting, crying, or getting angry, to pressure, manipulate, and punish one another into keeping this pact. However, this ongoing power play does nothing to make them happy and mitigate their anxiety in the long term. In fact, their anxiety only escalates by continually affirming that they are not actually powerful. Any sense of love and safety they feel by gaining or surrendering control is tenuous and fleeting. A relational bond built on mutual control simply cannot produce anything remotely like safety, love, or trust. It can only produce more fear, pain, distrust, punishment, and misery. And when taken to an extreme, it produces things like domestic violence.”
― Danny Silk, Keep Your Love On: Connection Communication And Boundaries


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The word “manipulation” brings up negative vibes in most people’s minds. When you think of manipulation, you probably think of a dishonest person trying to control others for their own purposes. Manipulation is often the characteric of toxic people who potray jealousy, lies, and a craving for power.

People may manipulate you under the facade of friends or family. They may try to manipulate you emotionally, phsychologically, or in other ways. Its important to be vigilant to manipulation, so you can always look out for your own best interests.

Manipulative People Quotes and Sayings

  1. “Allergic to manipulative people.”                                                                                                                   
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  2. “Life is too short to let stupid people manipulate you.”                                                                                                 
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  3. “The only way to win with a toxic person, is not to play.”                                                                                                 
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  4. “The hard thing is, you try to help them but still you’re the bad one.”                                                                                         
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  5. “If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.” ― Pele                                                           
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  6. “Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.”

  7. “I’m manipulating the audience. I’m making sure people sympathize.” ― Melinda Clarke

  8. “True love is built on free will and free choice, not control and manipulation.” – Ken Poirot

  9. “The best way to manipulate a man is to make him think he is manipulating you.” – John Smith

  10. “I have no interest in trying to manipulate people’s emotions or opinions.” ― Sarah Kane

  11. “Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful.” ― Neil Labute

  12. “You give them taste of their own medicine, then they will tell everyone that you poisoned them.”

  13. “I hate manipulative people. Just cause i don’t say anything doesn’t mean i don’t see it for what it is”.

  14. “Any good actor has to have a good sense of humour, too; they have to be able to manipulate people.” ― Chevy Chase

  15. “I’m not trying to be coy or manipulative or Machiavellian, I want to spark people’s imaginations.” ― J. J. Abrams

  16. People say I manipulate the media. Well, duh. We live in a media culture, so why on earth wouldn’t I?” ― Paul Watson

  17. “What I found personally to be true was that it’s easier to manipulate people rather than technology.” ― Kevin Mitnick

  18. The showbiz world has to be manipulated to make it more interesting because most people’s lives are boring.” ― James Blunt

  19. “Don’t be fooled, people who create drama, and then portray themselves as the victim are playing games. They are manipulating you.”

  20. “Jury selection is strictly an emotional process. They’re looking for people they can manipulate. Both sides are.” ― Joseph Wambaugh

  21. “When you’re an actress, you become this thing in people’s hands that people are trying to manipulate. I cannot stand it.” ― Julie Delpy

  22. “Music moves society more than most people realize. In my opinion, it’s a soft manipulator of influence and change.” ― Kim Harrison

  23. “Sometimes you have to let go just to hold on to your sanity. There are people that have mastered making you believe you’re the crazy one.”

  24. “Athletics carries its own set of truths, and those truths are diminished when manipulated by people with agendas.” ― Chris Crutcher

  25. I tried to manipulate and control people, and I harbored resentment. I wanted to be forgiven, but I wouldn’t forgive others.” ― Lauryn Hill

  26. “Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician’s karmic calamity.” – T.F. Hodge

  27. “Stay away from people who can’t take responsibilities for their actions and who make you feel bad for being angry at them when they do you wrong.”

  28. Giving in to a controlling person might feel like, keeping the peace for the moment, but it’s actually starting a very toxic pattern.” ― Shannon Thomas

  29. Manipulation is application of intelligence on people to achieve a pre-meditated outcome solely benefitting the former than latter.” ― Ramana Pemmaraju

  30. “If there is some one in you life you cannot speak truth to or are afraid to confront, examine the ways in which this person is manipulating or controlling you.”

  31. Juggling is very, very straightforward; very, very black and white; you’re manipulating objects, not people. And that’s always appealed to me.” ― Penn Jillette

  32. “I’ve seen people who stink, but the film editor shows them just where they didn’t stink. But if you’re empty and manipulative on stage, it’s clear.” ― D. B. Sweeney

  33. Self-centered leaders manipulate when they move people for personal benefit. Mature leaders motivate by moving people for mutual benefit.” ― John C. Maxwell

  34. “With me, personal relationships are like my religion. I care that deeply about them. I am the complete opposite of a manipulative smoothie.” ― Charles Grodin

  35. Some people are truly great manipulators. They can lie, cheat, treat you badly and some how manage to make is all seem like your fault. Don’t fall for it, that is just what they do.”

  36. “Manipulative people do not understand the concept of boundaries. They are relentless in their pursuit of what they want and they have no regard for who gets hurt along the way.”

  37. “I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion, and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some people use religion to manipulate other people.” ― Peter Jennings

  38. “A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.” ― Anita Brookner

  39. “It’s a great tragedy that the ability to act is used to manipulate people, but it is a greater tragedy that people welcome it while sometimes making a phony protest.” ― Eugene J. Martin

  40. “The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” – Philip K. Dick

  41. “Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them. They always say the problem is someone else.” ― Darlene Ouimet

  42. “It’s so easy to manipulate an audience, but it’s nearly always clear that you are being manipulated. I think even people that are not critically attuned are aware of cynical manipulation in film.” ― John Boorman

  43. “Management is the set of skills that can help get things done. Unfortunately, its practice is too often a bag of manipulative tricks to advance someone’s own interests, which creates cynicism.” ― Frances Hesselbein

  44. “Love comes when manipulation stops, when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.” ― Joyce Brothers

  45. “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 person will eventually see the truth, just like you did.” ― Jill Blakeway

  46. “The Flock have come a long way in their acceptance of this, and when a professional refused to deal with them in a straightforward manner and, in fact, manipulated and deceived them in return-they rebelled fiercely but self-protectively.” ― Joan Frances Casey

  47. “Manipulative people play on our sensibilities, emotional sensitivity, and especially, our conscientiousness. And sometimes they speak and act with such conviction, that we begin to believe them. We can even start feeling responsible in some way for what we perceive to be there pain.”

  48. “There are those whose primary ability is to spin wheels of manipulation. It is their second skin and without these spinning wheels, they simply do not know how to function. They are like toys on wheels of manipulation and control. If you remove one of the wheels, they’ll never be able to feel secure, be whole.” ― C. JoyBell

  49. “Manipulator uses sarcasm and put-downs to increase fear and self-doubt in the victim.Manipulators use this tactic to make others feel unworthy and therefore defer to them.Shaming tactics can be very subtle such as a fierce look or glance, unpleasant tone of voice, rhetorical comments, subtle sarcasm. Manipulators can make one feel ashamed for even daring to challenge them.It is an effective way to foster a sense of inadequacy in the victim.” ― Dr. George Simon

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