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how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things

Some people are only interested in what you can do for them. They take advantage of your kindness, while offering nothing in return. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes on using people.


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

When your’e nothing, people will ignore you but when you’re on top that’s when everybody swear they know you.

Lincey Alphonse

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

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you

Erich Fromm

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

Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who’s worth your kindness and who’s just taking advantage.


It’s so funny how ‘friends’ forget us when they don’t need any more favors.


Sometimes you try to help people, and it backfires on you, and then they try to take advantage of you.

Bill Cosby

When you know what a man wants you know who he is, and how to move him.

George R.R. Martin

All people have feelings, they are not there to be used. If you’re not longer interested in someone, they have the right to be informed before you go and cheat or go looking elsewhere.

Jerry Springer

I have learned that people at the bottom use others’ bodies to climb to the top.

Mandla Langa

Using people to leverage a refined process multiplies production, using people as a poor solution to a poor process multiplies problems.

Timothy Ferriss

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

Don’t use men to get what you want in life. Get it yourself.

Helen Gurley Brown

We have people who show love at our front and who hate at our back, but it’s still hard to find that Mysterious person who love to walk with us without worrying what the destination will be.

Nishan Panwar

Anytime you’re taking advantage of other people financially, I think some sort of punishment is definitely correct.

Cliff Seigneur

When success comes, people can try to trick you or take advantage of you.

Christina Aguilera

Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.

Criss Jami

I don’t care if you hate me now, I already know you only treat me nice when you think I am useful to you.


People try to constantly use me and I hate it.

Tracy Emin

The measure of a man is what he does with power.

Greek Proverb

Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enough to be honest.

Benjamin Franklin

Strong people don’t put others down they lift them up.

Michael P. Watson