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
  1. Manipulation is a contagious disease, much more dangerous than the flu because it can endure for a lifetime.
    Dorothy Mccoy, The Manipulative Man
    Wise Quotes



  2. Manipulative people are those who wish to be loved on their own terms.
    David S. Viscott, The Viscott Method
    Love Quotes



  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
    Power



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



  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
  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
    Betrayal



  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
    Anger



  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
    Life Lessons



  9. Some people pretend to be the beach, but they are actually quicksand.
    Steve Maraboli
    Beach Quotes



  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
    Desire



  11. The success of the manipulation depends on the level of conviction and force of the denial. Tess Binder, Emotional Manipulation Tactics
  12. The success of the manipulation depends on the level of conviction and force of the denial.
    Tess Binder, Emotional Manipulation Tactics
    Success



  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
    Truth



  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
    Balance



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



  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
    Wisdom



  17. I know when I'm being manipulated, and I warn you now that I do not react well. 
Nick Westwood, Insurrection
  18. I know when I'm being manipulated, and I warn you now that I do not react well.
    Nick Westwood, Insurrection
    Hurt



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



  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
    Goals



  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
    Deep



  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
    Lies



  23. Playing with people's feelings through manipulation is a way of controlling their hearts. Ron Prat, Navigate Your Faith
  24. Playing with people's feelings through manipulation is a way of controlling their hearts.
    Ron Prat, Navigate Your Faith
    Feelings


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