90 Best Being Used Quotes for Friends, Family, and Other Loved Ones

Are you feeling used? Maybe someone has been calling you constantly, or they just stop returning your calls. Maybe they keep telling you how great they are, even when you don’t feel that way. Maybe they never take no for an answer, and it’s starting to wear on you. If so, there might be a good chance that the person is using you.

These being used quotes will provide you with hope. These quotes about being used relate to friends, family, and other loved ones, showing how physically painful these feelings are.

90 Best Being Used Quotes

1. “Even the most intense feelings cease when neglected and taken for granted.” –Anupama Garg

2. “You don’t need to know every detail, but you should know the basics. There are so many people who get taken advantage of.”- Tony A. Gaskins

3. “Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of.” – Bob Vanourek

4. “I don’t let people use me. That’s why I like a small number of people in my life. The more people in my life, the more complex it becomes, so I just try to keep it at a minimum.” — Anita Baker

5. “A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.” — Albert Schweitzer

6. “You don’t want to appear as if you are not a team player, but at the same time, you don’t want to be taken advantage of.” – Judy Smith

7. “It takes a minute for me to let my guard down, but once I do and I get to know someone, I’m very open, very trusting. Some might say too trusting, because considering the amount of money that can be made from selling gossip, I could be very easily taken advantage of.” – Anne Hathaway

8. “If a girl wasn’t loved a little bit, without the depth of affection that might at least be mistaken for love, she was being used, and no one was the better for being used.” – Dean Koontz

9. “I see the freedom at the end of the road; I’ve heard so many lies and I’ve taken the blows; Give it to me take it from me nobody knows; Sick of being used and I’m gonna explode.” – Zoltan E Teglas

10. “You make your way through the fire; I stand inside and I get burned; You make your love a liar; I’m hanging on to every word; I can’t quit you; And I’m fine with being used.” – Derek Fuhrmann

11. “We’ve been in that situation where you’re just so happy to be doing what you love to do that you get taken advantage of.” – Justin Timberlake

12. “Seems their lives have been abused; With a risk of being used, no happiness to find.” – Ben Adams

13. “Sick of seeing you bruised and burnt out; Ugly and low, so sick and tired of; Being sick and tired of being used and abused; That’s right.” – David James Ball

14. “Know the difference between helping others and being used by them.” – Agnes Bonas

15. “What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.” — Zelda Fitzgerald

16. “If you don’t want to be taken advantage of. if you don’t want your brand to be misrepresented if you don’t want someone else to be in control of your destiny, then do your work.” – Tony A. Gaskins

17. “The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.” –Shannon L. Alder

18. “Women are often overlooked, taken for granted. They can slip easily through a man’s defense.” –Stan Lee

19. “There’s capital controls and there’s people control. So every time you think of a fence keeping all those bad people out, think about those fences maybe being used against us, keeping us in.” – Ron Paul

20. “I’m done thinking about you forever / And ever / Now I’m through / Being used / So I’m not going back there / Not ever.” – Richard Greentree

21. “People like to do what they used to do after they’ve stopped being able to do it.” – Paul Newman

22. “It’s breaking my heart the way this world is so mean to people with pure intentions and soft hearts. With time I’ve seen much cruelty towards good people that instead of being cherished, they are actually being used.” –Samiha Totanji

23. “When success comes, people can try to trick you or take advantage of you.”- Christina Aguilera

24. “I need you, not it. And I’m done being used. If you’re going to take from me, you’re going to start giving back, and I’ll start with your heart.” — Delilah S. Dawson

25. “Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.” – Joyce Brothers

26. “Realize that the game of life is the game of, to some extent, being taken advantage of by people who make a science of it. Whether they are in government or personal life or in business, they’re everywhere.” – Walter Kirn

27. “I didn’t want to be taken advantage of and burnt out in the industry. I worked with my family really closely, so I was able to get that respect in the industry. So now I feel that I can let my guard down. People know who I am; I can be myself. I can be more versatile, and I can wear what I want.” – Goapele

28. “I’ve worked too hard and built too much to be taken advantage of. I know my worth and what I bring to the table.” – Tony A. Gaskins

29. “People confuse goodness with weakness. It is weak people, not good people (goodness demands strength), who are taken advantage of.” – Dennis Prager

30. “And I’m counting down the moments until I am left alone; ‘Cause I’m done with being used to fill the hole that’s in your soul.” – Keli Thomson

31. “There is no harm in being used. We all use one another daily. But were you misused by me? I can think of no one alive who could have performed better under the demands of your fate.” – Thomm Quackenbush

32. “I feel like I’m a library book. I’ve been used, tossed around, and put down. I’m just waiting for someone who thinks I’m good enough to keep.” – Francine Chiar

33. “Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise. Ironically, the more reliable you are, and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted.” – Gretchen Rubin

34. “When you’re done with being used, you become desperate to fight back and it doesn’t matter how far you go, as long as you go. It’s like a bomb that’s ticking inside you and the longer you keep it in, the louder the explosion and the greater the damage.” – Arti Manani

35. “I’ve grown tired of being used; And I’m sick and tired of being accused; Now I’m walking away from you; And I’m not coming back.” – James Morrison

36. “Now you’re being used and you’re so confused that there’s nothing left to gain; Baby you could be in your lover’s reign.” – Michael Sterling

37. “Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.” – Disraeli

38. “Each of us is a small part of God’s plan. I’m a small part. I create paintings that are being used by God.” – Thomas Kinkade

39. “It’s when you get complacent that you get taken advantage of.” – Tony A. Gaskins

40. “In my view, success is earned externally by being better than other people. But character, that sort of unfakeable goodness, is earned by being better than you used to be. And it’s about self-confrontation.” — David Brooks

41. “Because I’m just a giving person spiritually, I feel that if your intentions are to use or abuse or take advantage of, then you might get what you get in the meantime, but there’s still a price to pay.”- Angie Stone

42. “You don’t need to waste your time on someone who only wants you around when it fits their needs.” –Rajat Dogra

43. “There is no point in filling a woman’s head up and leading her on if you don’t see a future with her.” – Diana Baybiee

44. “Did he drop to hard and let you know / You can find another shoulder to cry on / Cause it makes more sense being used.” – Wade Brown

45. “Some people use power, whilst they are some who let power use them.” – Moffat Machingura

46. “It is sad when you realize you are not as important to someone as they are to you.” –Nikhil Andy

47. “If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative. Know when to close the account.” – Christie Williams

48. “Even The Most Caring People Can Get Tired Of Being Taken For Granted.” –Nishan Panwar

49. “Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.” — Erich Fromm

50. “There is nothing spiritual about a marriage that uses guilt, blame, shame or religious manipulations to keep a relationship together.” – Shannon L. Alder

51. “The relationships we have with dogs seem simple enough and often are taken for granted. But these relationships can be deep and mysterious, and not at all simple.” – Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

52. “You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.” – Alexander Hamilton

53. “Stop being used, start being seen.” — Wole Olorunfemi

54. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve bonded with some people who use you, and some people that take advantage of you”. – Larry King

55. “When man was created it was not for this purpose, To become taken over and be utterly worthless.”  –Justin Bienvenue

56. “The feeling of being used…I guess it’s Better then being forgotten.” – Joan L Trejo

57. “It’s time we stopped being lapdogs. Who are they to heckle us? It’s time one of us drew a line in the sand.” – Larry David

58. “You will be taken for granted.

You may be hurt to your very core,

and still be asked to give a little more!” –Adiela Akoo

59. “Anytime you’re taking advantage of other people financially, I think some sort of punishment is definitely correct.” – Cliff Seigneur

60. “Men are used as they use others.” — Bidpai

61. “I know so many girls that have felt like they’ve been taken advantage of. Not only in the music business but in every single career out there.” – Margo Price

62. “When you’re nothing, people will ignore you but when you’re on top that’s when everybody swear they know you.” — Lincey Alphonse

63. “If you become too readily available to people, they begin to take you for granted.” –Dara Reidyr

64. “People are used to being coddled.” – Phil Mcgraw

65. “Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted.” -Paula Abdul

66. “I have learned that people at the bottom use others’ bodies to climb to the top.” — Mandla Langa

67. “If you feel you are always being used, thank Almighty He made you useful.” – Ibn Jeem

68. “Things gain meaning by being used in a shared experience or joint action.” – John Dewey

69. “I tend to walk around convinced that any amount of forgiveness that I could extend could never possibly compensate for the offenses that I’ve had to endure. Yet, maybe the greater offense is that I’ve got that backwards.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

70. Don’t abuse a kind heart. You may never be offered one again. – Pokello Nare

71. “I can think of worse things than being used as guinea pigs.” – Tom McLoughlin

72. “In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” – Bertrand Russell

73. “She doesn’t know she’s being used and it would break her heart in two.” – Frazier

74. “Happiness is perhaps painlessness, a state one rarely appreciates. Happiness, then, is very much like a great talent. It rarely gets appreciated and is taken for granted.” – Kamal Haasan

75. “It’s easy to be taken advantage of if you’re not honest.” – Katherine Heigl

76. “People know who they can walk over and who they can’t. If someone is walking all over you it’s because they know you’ll put up with it.” – Sonya Parker 

77. “I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable. That’s why I got taken advantage of. To survive, you have to have a tough skin.” – Tia Carrere

78. “Know when you’re being taken advantage of.” – Agnes Bonas

79. “I’m not part of your institution; ‘Cause you’re just some grand illusion; It’s paralyzing being used and abused.” – Caleb Shomo

80. “A sworn vow never to be taken advantage of again.” – Anthony Rosario Wagner

81. “If you don’t get the better of yourself, someone else will.” – Evan Esar

82. “People that don’t know what they are worth will always see their capture’s wings, but never their tail.” – Shannon L. Alder

83. “With all the toys in the world people choose feelings to play with.” – Tyga

84. “Anyone who allows other people to control and guide their destiny will eventually become bitter and feel used and taken advantage of.” – Innah Delos Angeles

85. “I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.” – Marie Lu

86. “The more you are at everyone else’s disposal, the more you will feel like garbage.” – Christine E. Szymanski

87. “You can’t always be nice. That’s how people take advantage of you. Sometimes you have to set boundaries.” – Ritu Ghatourey

88. “I feel so used. I find I like it.” – J.D. Robb

89. “Because she was a blank mural and you wrote all over her.” – Jasmine Sandozz

90. “Everyone is a tool for someone. The thing to consider is what exactly one should be used for.” – Erich Hoeber






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