Mind Your Own Business Quotes

A lot of people don’t know how to mind their own business these days, form nosey neighbors, to family members telling you how to live your life, and friends wanting the latest scoop in your love life. Sometimes people just need their space, their very personal space, and they don’t want others to be in that space.

The phrase ‘mind your own business’ is pretty self explanatory. Keep in mind that some people that are nosey and into your business like your friends or family might only be in your business because they care about you and your well-being.

If you are the nosey one looking for inspiration to mind your own business, these are the best mind your business quotes found online.

Mind Your Own Business Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Forget it, all the lessons that I have learned in my life are because of the mistakes I made.” – Unknown
  3. “How do I have productive days with minimum drama? Simple; I mind my own business.” – Steve Maraboli
  4. “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.” – Epictetus
  5. “Life is easier when you mind your own business.” – Unknown
  6. “Keep your nose out of another’s mess.” – Danish Proverb
  7. “If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.” – Abraham Lincoln
  8. “Do not worry too much about me and just worry about yourself, forget what I am doing.” – Unknown
  9. “Clean your home first before complaining about others.” – Debasish Mridha
  10. “If you mind your own business, you`ll stay busy all the time.” – Hank Williams, Jr.
  11. “A hard thing about business is minding your own.” – Unknown
  12. “When you mind your own business you will never get caught up in all the nonsense.” – Gee Linder
  13. “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” – Audrey Hepburn
  14. “My actions should not even concern you one bit for I am my own person, that is the truth.” – Unknown
  15. “Be so focused on being happy,improving yourself and being better than the person you were yesterday that you hardly realize what’s going on with other people around you… In short… MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS” – Dru Edmund Kucherera
  16. “My life, my choices, my mistakes, my lessons- NOT YOUR BUSINESS.” – Wiz Khalifa
  17. “Successful people never worry about what others are doing.” – Unknown
  18. “Make somebody happy today, and mind your own business.” – Ann Landers
  19. “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
  20. “It’s not that it is a secret, it is more of it should not be of your concern, it is my life after all.” – Unknown
  21. “I tend to think my eye’s vision is still 20/20, because they mind their own business.” – Anthony Liccione
  22. “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
  23. “Sweep in front of your own door.” – German Proverb
  24. “Let every man mind his own business.” – Miguel de Unamino
  25. “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” – George Bernard Shaw
  26. “Do not meddle with people and just mind your own business, you are better off that way, boy.” – Unknown
  27. “‘If I were some people,’ she remarked acidly, ‘I’d mind my own business!’” – P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins Comes Back
  28. “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
  29. “When everyone minds his own business the work is done.” – Danish Proverb
  30. “Mind your own business. But love your neighbor as yourself.” – David C. Hill
  31. “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford
  32. “I am better off trying out new things on my own than be with someone I just cannot stand.” – Unknown
  33. “It is only when the mirror has not spoken to Chimpanzee in a plain language that it thinks it looks more better than the Gorilla” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
  34. “Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.” – Gautama Buddha
  35. “To mind your own business incorporates the whole duty of man.” – Brigham Young
  36. “To be busy minding other people’s business, is to leave one’s personal business unattended to.” – Edmond Mbiaka
  37. “To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn’t know what to do or that he can’t do it on his own.” – John Gray
  38. “I personally think you should not rock my boat and just keep on rowing your very own boat.” – Unknown
  39. “Wondering about other people’s private affairs is a one-man gossip.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  40. “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
  41. “Ninety percent of all human wisdom is the ability to mind your own business.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  42. “If you stop focusing on other people’s life you’ll have more time to fix your own life.” – Sonya Parker
  43. “If you really want to make someone happy, you should just do your own stuff, that’s the truth.” – Unknown
  44. “Never tell the people who fooled you your secrets, for they will look like real fools in the future.” – Julio Bonilla
  45. “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
  46. “There’s no business like staying the h*ll out of my business, so please stay out.” – Unknown
  47. “There are always ears on the other side of the wall.” – Chinese Proverb
  48. “No one wants advice – only corroboration.” – John Steinbeck
  49. “Stop assuming things and just try your best to decide what you should be doing in this life.” – Unknown
  50. “Most of the problems in this world raise because of not minding one’s own business.” – Giridhar Alwar, My Quest For Happy Life
  51. “What you think of me is none of my business.” – Larry Winget
  52. “Bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln
  53. “Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.” – Leah LaBelle
  54. “The people seemed nearly ostentatious about minding their own business.” – Robert Jordan
  55. “You do not even need to defend yourself right now, you just have to live your life, thoroughly.” – Unknown
  56. “I dream of a world where everyone minds their own godd*mn business.” – Nitya Prakash
  57. “There will always be somebody more successful, more beautiful, more talented. You have to realize, you’re not running their race. You’re running your race.” – Joel Osteen
  58. “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
  59. “There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself.” – P. J. O’Rourke
  60. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  61. “If you are not aware of what is happening then you do not have the right to an opinion, really.” – Unknown
  62. “Attempting to constantly control everyone and everything around you is not only exhausting…it is also futile. The only real power you can achieve in this life is being in control of yourself.” – Anthon St. Maarten
  63. “Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.” – Plato
  64. “You would be very surprised with how many positive changes that you could make in your life, if you could make it your top priority to mind your own business.” – Unknown
  65. “The best thing you can do right now is to mind your own business, believe me on this now.” – Unknown
  66. “Mind your own business.” – Grant Bowler
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Mind Your Own Business Video – Hank Williams Jr. and friends

The video today for Waylon and Willie Wednesday is Mind Your Own Business from Hank’s album Montana Cafe. Mind Your Own Business would top the Country singles charts for 2 weeks back in 1986.


Posting one of these quotes on your social media may help the person you’re talking about to get the hint, or they’ll be nosey and ask you who you’re talking about.

Either way, these quotes can be spoken or sent to those nosey neighbors, family members, or friends. The people you want to stay out of your business might not even know that it bothers you that they want to be in your business.


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