Meddling Quotes

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. This minding of other people’s business expresses itself in gossip, snooping and meddling, and also in feverish interest in communal, national and racial affairs. In running away from ourselves we either fall on our neighbor’s shoulder or fly at his throat.

Eric Hoffer

Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.


Meddling with another man’s folly is always thankless work.

Rudyard Kipling

It is necessary that we stop, once for all, this ignorant meddling with other people’s business. Each individual must be left free to follow his own path.

Aleister Crowley

Crack-brained meddling by the authorities [can] aggravate an existing crisis.

Karl Marx

Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

J.R. R. Tolkien

Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.

Anais Nin

That meddling in other people’s affairs…formerly conducted by the most discreet intrigue is now openly advocated under the name of intervention.

T.S. Eliot

Our meddling intellect Misshapes the beauteous forms of things We murder to dissect.

William Wordsworth

Don’t cross me Scooby-Doo. I’m not an old man in a mask waiting to be thwarted by you meddling kids.

Sherrilyn Kenyon