Mandy Hale " The Single Woman " Quotes


Sometimes you have to move on without certain people. If they’re meant to be in your life, they’ll catch up. ~Mandy Hale

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong. ~Mandy Hale




Two things you will never have to chase: True friends and true love. ~Mandy Hale

To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it…it’s over. It can hurt you no more. ~Mandy Hale

If you have to beg someone to be in your life, they don't belong there. ~Mandy Hale

Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are you. ~Mandy Hale




The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people...the more peaceful your life will become. ~Mandy Hale

Single moms: You are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly. ~Mandy Hale

You are FAR too fabulous to cling to someone or something that doesn't fit you, doesn't want you, or doesn't belong to you. While you’re clinging to the WRONG thing, you’re letting the RIGHT thing slip right through your fingers! ~Mandy Hale

There is never a moment when God is not in control. Relax! He’s got you covered. ~Mandy Hale

You are here for a reason. There is nothing accidental about you. There is a specific purpose, assignment, and mission on earth that only you can fulfill. Never doubt your specialness. ~ Mandy Hale

The truth is: friends and lovers and opportunities will come into our lives and, in some cases, shake us to our very core along the way…however, not all are meant to stay. ~Mandy Hale

Think about it this way: While being married is about becoming the wife you are meant to be, being single allows you to focus on becoming the woman you were born to be. ~Mandy Hale

So many people are so terrified to be alone that they settle for a loveless relationship or stay trapped in a miserable one for months and even years on end. But as it turns out, alone means unique, unequaled, and unexcelled. Or in other words: Unparalleled. Unrepeatable. Unable to be imitated or duplicated. Brave. Fabulously original. ~Mandy Hale





The next time you check the box “S” for single, remember this: singleness is no longer a lack of options but a choice—a choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status and to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out. Whether or not you have someone in the passenger seat, you are still the driver of your own life and can take whatever road you choose. So the next time you hit a speed bump, otherwise known as the age-old question, “Why are you still single?” look ’em in the eye and say, “Because I’m too strong, too smart, and too fabulous to settle. ~Mandy Hale

The truth is, you can only give a person so much time to realize what's standing right in front of them. You can only let a person chase you for so long before you realize that maybe, just maybe, they never intended to catch you at all. ~Mandy Hale

The truth is: friends and lovers and opportunities will come into our lives and, in some cases, shake us to our very core along the way…however, not all are meant to stay. ~Mandy Hale




Strong women don't play victim, don't make themselves look pitiful and don't point fingers. They stand and they deal. ~Mandy Hale


Allow yourself to hope, to believe, and to trust again. Don't let a few bad memories stop you from having a good life. ~Mandy Hale

But if you learn to really sit with that loneliness and embrace it as the gift that it is—an opportunity to get to know yourself, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but yourself for your happiness—you will realize that a little loneliness goes a long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful you. ~Mandy Hale

Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be. ~Mandy Hale

A great attitude becomes a great day which becomes a great month which becomes a great year which becomes a great life. ~Mandy Hale

The only thing we single ladies need to be rescued from is the notion that we need to be rescued. ~Mandy Hale


We were not put here on this earth to barely squeak by and settle for a lukewarm, watered-down version of life, or to live in fear of what other people will think. Our lives can’t rise any higher than our standards. Rise above settling in life or in love. And next time someone tells you your standards are too high, don’t apologize. Tell them, “Thank you.” The standards you set determine the life you get. And those who know their worth don’t even entertain the lesser things. They hold out for the best things. ~Mandy Hale

Love people who hate you. Pray for people who have wronged you. It won’t just change their life…it’ll change yours. ~Mandy Hale

If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be chasing after people who don’t love you either. ~Mandy Hale

Happiness begins with you. Not with your relationship, your friends, or your job. but with you. ~Mandy Hale

Tough times inspire you to rise up and become the heroine instead of cowering down and playing the victim. ~Mandy Hale

If you surrender your self-worth to someone who doesn't see your true value, what happens when someone comes along who wants to give you what you’re worth instead of what you’ll settle for?
The bottom line is this: You've got to know your worth, at yard sales and in life, because a lot of people who are going to try to talk you out of it. If they can’t see your value, let ‘em keep on movin'! Someone out there is looking for exactly what you've got and will never try and undercut your value or question your worth. Some things in life just can’t be bartered over or placed on the sale rack, and your self-worth is at the top of the list. ~Mandy Hale

Too easy to get = Just as easy to forget. ~ Mandy Hale

“Happily Single" is recognizing that you don’t need or want to be rescued from your life by a handsome prince because your life is pretty awesome, as is. ~Mandy Hale

Single ladies, we are not Damsels in Distress…we are Divas that Impress! ~Mandy Hale

The wonderful, beautiful thing that happens when you rid yourself of the things that don’t see your worth? You make space in your life for all the glorious things you deserve. ~Mandy Hale

You’re beautiful, just the way you are. Shine on. And dare anyone to turn off the lights. ~Mandy Hale

There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey. ~Mandy Hale

Happily Single is holding out for the best and letting go of the rest. It’s saying “I will and I can” to yourself before you say “I do” to someone else. ~Mandy Hale

You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though everybody is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in. ~Mandy Hale

A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence. ~Mandy Hale

It's a lot harder to get someone out of your life than it is to let them in, so please…be selective. ~Mandy Hale


When something or someone is no longer bringing you up, but pulling you down—it’s time to let go. When something or someone is no longer adding to your life, but subtracting from it—it’s time to let go. ~Mandy Hale

Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe. Love is a lot of things, but “safe” isn't one of them. ~Mandy Hale

Always show kindness and love to others. Your words might be filling the empty places in someone's heart. ~Mandy Hale

The only keeper of your happiness is you. Stop giving people the power to control your smile, your worth and your attitude. ~Mandy Hale

"Single" means you are brave enough to face the glorious unknown of the unaccompanied journey. ~Mandy Hale


The right man for you will move mountains to be with you, he won't hide behind them. ~Mandy Hale



If they want to be in your life, they'll find a way to be in your life. Otherwise they'll find excuses. ~Mandy Hale

When you live in the present, the past is forgotten and the future takes care of itself. ~Mandy Hale

Keep your head up, your faith strong, and your eyes open for the little miracles all around you…because they are there, just waiting to be discovered. ~Mandy Hale

Don’t wait until you’re faced with someone’s absence to acknowledge the importance of their presence. Love them now. Realize that the flaws, irritations, bad habits, and imperfections are all a part of what makes them, and you, unique, special, and rare to this universe.~Mandy Hale

Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness. ~Mandy Hale


You hurt, you cry, you say goodbye…you move on, you grow strong, you remember how to fly. ~Mandy Hale

Happily Single is holding out for the best and letting go of the rest. It’s saying “I will and I can” to yourself before you say “I do” to someone else. It means you’re not looking for a better half because you are already whole. And ultimately, it means that someday when you do invite someone to join you on your journey, it will be because he complements your life, not because he completes it. ~Mandy Hale

A positive attitude turns "I can't & I won't," into "I have & I will! ~Mandy Hale

Figure out what makes you laugh, and do more of it. Figure out what makes you cry, and do less of it. ~Mandy Hale

No matter how much you stress or obsess about the past or future, you can't change either one. In the present is where your power lies. ~Mandy Hale

Not everything in life has to be about finding “The One.” Sometimes a girl just wants to have fun. ~Mandy Hale


Happily Single is permission to CHOOSE your life rather than having it handed to you, and it’s living life on your own terms instead of those that are expected of you. ~Mandy Hale

What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process. ~Mandy Hale

Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place. ~Mandy Hale

When God requires us to surrender one dream, it’s because He wants to hand us a bigger and better one. ~Mandy Hale

Love is a beautiful, wonderful, and even sacred thing, but until it arrives, shouldn't we give ourselves permission to thrive? ~Mandy Hale

You cannot ask someone to like you or love you more than you like or love yourself. You have to set the standard. ~Mandy Hale

She has to have four arms, four legs, four eyes, two hearts, and double the love. There is nothing “single” about a single mom. ~Mandy Hale

Our friends have a way of reminding us of how fabulous we are when the rest of the world has forgotten. ~Mandy Hale

Life isn't meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be lived. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically lived. ~Mandy Hale

Next time you hit a speed bump otherwise known as the age-old question “Why are you still single?” look ’em in the eye and say: “Because I’m too fabulous to settle. ~Mandy Hale

An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken! ~Mandy Hale
You don't have to knock anyone off their game to win yours. It doesn't build you up to tear others down. ~Mandy Hale

The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life. ~Mandy Hale

Don't ignore the love you do have in your life by focusing on the love you don't. ~Mandy Hale

Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn't last, it prepares you for the one that will. ~Mandy Hale
Stop inviting people who don't celebrate you to your party! It's your life - you have the right to be exclusive. ~Mandy Hale

Outer beauty pleases the eye. Inner beauty captivates the heart. ~Mandy Hale

You will never gain anyone's approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows. ~Mandy Hale

The way you treat people who are in no position to help you, further you, or benefit you reveals the true state of your heart. ~Mandy Hale




I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self respect. ~Mandy Hale

If a man wants to be with you, he will make his actions clear. There won't be any questions, murkiness, cloudiness, or fear. ~Mandy Hale

Consider the fact that maybe…just maybe…beauty and worth aren't found in a makeup bottle, or a salon-fresh hairstyle, or a fabulous outfit. Maybe our sparkle comes from somewhere deeper inside, somewhere so pure and authentic and real, it doesn't need gloss or polish or glitter to shine. ~Mandy Hale

Pick your battles. You don't have to show up to every argument you're invited to. ~Mandy Hale


There is no model, no actress, no Miss America contender that can outshine a happy, confident, secure woman. ~Mandy Hale

It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary. ~ Mandy Hale

If God closes a door and a window, consider the fact that it might be time to build a whole new house. ~Mandy Hale

Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. ~Mandy Hale

When the day is over, let it go. Don't dwell on what you could've or should've done. Tomorrow is another day and another chance. ~Mandy Hale



When the past calls let it go to voice mail it has nothing new to say. ~Mandy Hale


Happiness is an inside job. Don't assign anyone else that much power over your life. ~Mandy Hale

You will get there when you are meant to get there and not one moment sooner...so relax, breathe, and be patient. ~Mandy Hale

Sometimes we stare so long at the wrong things, we miss out on the RIGHT thing standing right in front of us. ~Mandy Hale

Stop apologizing for who you are. You earned your scars. You survived your defeats. You triumphed over your enemies. Own it!" ~Mandy Hale

Self-worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don't feel good about you, it's hard to feel good about anything else. ~Mandy Hale.




You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe. Trust. Let go. And see what happens. ~Mandy Hale

Stop waiting for love and start living. There are many stories your life is meant to tell. Finding love is just one chapter. ~Mandy Hale.



Don't sacrifice your peace trying to point out someone's true colors. Lack of character always reveals itself in the end. ~ Mandy Hale

One person's negative opinion of you has nothing to do with the real you. Shake it off & keep moving. ~Mandy Hale

Pick your battles. You don't have to show up to every argument you're invited to. ~Mandy Hale

Change can be scary, but you know what's scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing. ~Mandy Hale

When you let go, something magical happens. You give God room to work. ~Mandy Hale

Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company. ~Mandy Hale


A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings, and destiny from finding you. Don't be the reason you don't succeed. ~Mandy Hale

Once you make the decision to move on, don't look back. Your destiny will never be found in the rear view mirror. ~Mandy Hale

The wrong relationships teach you how to recognize the right one when it arrives. ~Mandy Hale


Pain doesn't just show up in our lives for a reason. It's a sign that something in our lives needs to change. ~ Mandy Hale

Have faith in your journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you’re going next! ~Mandy Hale

A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams, or your dignity. ~Mandy Hale

Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don't put your life on hold waiting for love. ~Mandy Hale




Author: Mandy Hale - The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

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