Bully Quotes (149+)

Most people instantly recognize bullying as a painful issue, because it feels like no one cares about you, and you can’t tell anyone about it because others will think you’re weak or overreacting, even though you know you’re not.

According to medicinenet.com, the definition of bullying is physical or verbal aggression that is repeated over a period and, in contrast to meanness, involves an imbalance of power. 

When the harassment, name-calling, gossiping, outing, rumor spreading, threats, or other forms of intimidation expand from being done in person or by phone to the use of emails, chat rooms, blogs, or other social media over the Internet, it is referred to as cyberbullying or online bullying.

Bullying is the result of the bully’s need to get and keep control over someone else.

The aggression that is involved in bullying interferes with the empathy needed to refrain from bullying others. 

Child and adult bullies have a tendency to have a low tolerance for frustration, trouble empathizing with others, and a tendency to view innocuous behaviors by their victims as being provocative.

They are more likely to suffer from a mental health problem compared to non-bullies.

Teens who bully are at greater risk for engaging in delinquent behaviors, including vandalism, as well as violence inside and outside of school. They are also at risk of substance abuse and dropping out of school. 

Since low self-esteem tends to be a risk factor for becoming the victim of bullying, interventions that promote confidence and self-esteem are important ways to reduce the risk of being bullied.

helping the person feel less alone by lending a listening ear and/or engaging in a support group can go a long way toward providing the community needed to prevent a person from being bullied.

5 Bully Quotes

1.    “When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.” – Chris Colfer

2.    “Life is a fight, but not everyone’s a fighter. Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species.” – Andrew Vachss

3.    “With ignorance comes fear – from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance.” – Kathleen Patel

4.    “All I wanted to do was go back inside to the library and read a book. I used to spend all my time reading books or watching television. It was safe. Nobody ever was hurt or teased or looked stupid while reading books or watching television.” – Kathryn Magendie

5.    “What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life?” – Lynette Mather

 15 Bully Quotes

1.    “Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.” – Zack W. Van

2.    “The common mistake that bullies make is assuming that because someone is nice that he or she is weak. Those traits have nothing to do with each other. In fact, it takes considerable strength and character to be a good person.” – Mary Elizabeth Williams

3.     “Often the right path is the one that may be hardest for you to follow. But the hard path is also the one that will make you grow as a human being.” – Karen Mueller Coombs

4.     “When you hold people up for ridicule, you have to take responsibility when other people act on it.” – Jay Asher

5.     “If there are no heros to save you, then you be the hero” – Denpa Kyoshi

6.    “By the time I came out, that kind of stopped it. The bullying stopped when I claimed myself and proved that I wasn’t afraid. A lot of it was when I was hiding when I was younger.” – Randy Harrison

7.     “Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” – Benjamin Disraeli

8.    “The bullying was hideous and relentless, and we turned it round by making ourselves celebrities.” – Julian Clary

9.    “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

10. “It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling

11. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

12. “He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” –  Lao Tzu

13. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”  – George Bernard Shaw

14. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” – Louisa May Alcott

15. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

20 Bully Quotes

1.    “First, an apology. I found out while researching that I should have named it, “Cocky Marine,” because a Marine personally told me they never call themselves soldiers. “No, only Marines!” To say I was dismayed is an understatement, because unfortunately by that time the cover was already everywhere, the preorder was live with over 2,000 sold by that time, and couldn’t be changed.”

― Faleena Hopkins

2.    “Often the right path is the one that may be hardest for you to follow. But the hard path is also the one that will make you grow as a human being.”

― Karen Mueller Coombs, Bully at Ambush Corner

3.     “Perhaps it is only human nature to inflict suffering on anything that will endure suffering, whether by reason of its genuine humility, or indifference, or sheer helplessness.”

― Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

4.     “There is no gesture more devastating than the back turning away.”

― Rachel Simmons, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

5.     “Stefan spat. “Oh, aye, he fell. O’ course, Master Ralon helped him fall, several times. Poor li’l tyke didn’t have a chance.”

― Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure

6.    “The old Amy, the girl of the big laugh and the easy ways, literally shed herself, a pile of skin and soul on the floor, and stepped this new, brittle, bitter Amy … a razor-wire knot daring me to unloop her, and I was not up to the job with my thick, numb, nervous fingers. Country fingers. Flyover fingers untrained in the intricate, dangerous work of ‘solving Amy’. When I’d hold up the bloody stumps, she’d sigh and turn to her secret mental notebooks on which she tallied all my deficiencies, forever noting disappointments, frailties, shortcomings.”

― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

7.     “I’m proud of you, son,” he said. “I guess it has finally sunk in that it’s important to stand up for yourself in this world.”

Rocky shook his head. “It’s more important to stand up for someone who can’t stand up for herself,” he had answered.

Rocky Ryan speaking with his father.”

― Karen Mueller Coombs, Bully at Ambush Corner

8.     “This is followed by laughter because we’re in high school, which means we’re predictable and almost everything is funny, especially if it’s someone else’s public humiliation.”

― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

9.     “The singing stopped when I walked in. They all turned and stared at me, Bonne-Bell-Orange-Crush-glossed mouths hanging open, looking at me with the same horror and excitement they’d exhibit it I had just walked into the room naked. I stood there frozen, hyperaware of my scruffiness, my shirt untucked and one ponytail higher than the other. The Bad Dog turned me in on myself a vortex, gleefully saying, Look, look. There they are, here you are. Separate. You do not belong.”

― Stacy Pershall

10.                   “Drowning,

Drowning on the land,

Drowning,

It doesn’t end.”

― C.G. Visser

11.                   “My mother says we’re supposed to make mistakes. That’s the way we learn.” Rocky Ryan in Bully At Ambush Corner.”

― Karen Mueller Coombs

12.                   “No. I didn’t say you could talk yet. You made me feel bad. I didn’t fit into your little definition of perfect and you never let me forget it. I can assure you there is nothing. Nothing that would ever make you worth the air you breathe.”

13.                  “Now, I’ve always known that there were bullies in the world. We’ve seen a lot of it in politics lately as well as in daily life. You see it where people who may be stronger, or bigger, or better with verbiage than other folks… show off. To me, that’s what bullying is, showing off. It’s saying, I’m better than you, I can take you down. Not just physically, but emotionally.”

― Whoopi Goldberg, Is It Just Me?: Or Is It Nuts Out There?

14.                   “We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we’re always sick.”

― Stefan Molyneux

15.                  “Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it.” ― Heather Brewer, Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

 16. “You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.” – Leonardo da Vinci

17. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

 18. “People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.” – George Carlin

 19“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 20. “Bullying consists of the least competent most aggressive employee projecting their incompetence on to the least aggressive most competent employee and winning.” – Tim Field

25 Bully Quotes

1.     “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Tim Fields

2.     “A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That’s where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It’s having backbone.” – Robert Kiyosaki

3.    “I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.” – Bertrand Russell

4.    “You will never reach higher ground if you are always pushing others down.” – Jeffrey Benjamin

5.     “Liston is like most big bullies, if you can stay away and make him miss for a few rounds he’ll get frustrated. Once you strip away that feeling of invincibility, he can be had.” – Rocky Marciano

6.  “A bully hides his fears with fake bravado. That is the opposite of self-assertiveness.”

― Nathaniel Branden

7.  “To acknowledge the existence of the bully and his accompanying risks is not the same as accepting him as a permanent feature of our world. I know that if we accept trauma and fear, it wins. Bullies don’t just go away. Their legacies don’t just disappear. The bully must be confronted intentionally, his impact named and addressed. Even so, it seems there’s no clear consensus on how to deal with the bully on our blocks. Do we confront him? Match violence with violence? Do we ignore him, or try to kill him with kindness? I don’t think there’s a silver bullet to handling the bully, no one-size-fits-all strategy. But the right strategy has to be rooted in a context bigger than the immediate one, has to be rooted in more than aiming to end the presence of the bully himself. We must focus on the type of world we want to live in and devise a plan for getting there, as opposed to devising a strategy centered on opposition.”

― DeRay McKesson, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope

8.  “Bullying happens because weak people need to prop up their ego by beating up or humiliating others.”

― Bruce Dickinson, What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography

9.  “At the end of the day, what is life? A beautiful journey. Why must we take it so seriously and not enjoy every moment of it? Why not let any person have his chance in anything he desires? …Why not vanish the hate and forgive? Why not follow our dreams and make them reality?”

― Maria Karvouni

10.    “Maybe you never considered yourself a bully, a batterer or an abuser before, but maybe you are — to yourself.”

― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

11.    “We have probably all seen teachers who would pick a student up by the scruff of the neck for saying ‘stuff but who would walk by without a word when overhearing that same student taunting a classmate.’ It is often easier not to intervene — even when there is a clear-cut victim. It’s out in the hall. It isn’t our business. It isn’t our problem.

But our inactions,  our actions, define who we are and what are true values are.”

― Richard H. Eyster

12.   “That’s just your persecution complex talking. Maybe you feel  I’m looking down on you because you’re simply conscious of your own inferiority?”

― Wataru Watari

13.    “Once you accept a label you may have to wear it for the rest of your short life. Don’t accept any negative label from anyone no matter who they are.

If you have accepted any negative label, it’s time to take them off of you.”

― Paul Bamikole

14.    “Usually people don’t see beyond the surface of things and cannot understand more other than the obvious; they are used to judging a book by its cover, and that is why they don’t hesitate to bully.”

― Maria Karvoun

15.   I was bullied for the best part of my childhood, and still it comes easy to me. I have to have to bite my lip, to quit from apologising for people walking into me, standing on my feet, and letting go of doors in my face.”

― Billy Childish, My Fault

16.   “I was okay knowing I was getting an education without having friends at school. I made up my mind to be a leader instead of a follower. Kindness is contagious—it should be passed on effortlessly.”

― Charlena E. Jackson, Teachers Just Don’t Understand Bullying Hurts

17.    “Do not stand up against a bully alone.”

― Charlena E. Jackson, Teachers Just Don’t Understand Bullying Hurts

18.   “How can a person feel good for making someone else feel bad? I do not understand.”

― Charlena E. Jackson, Teachers Just Don’t Understand Bullying Hurts

19.                  “Getting bullied in school taught me how to be strong, getting judged taught me to be better, failure taught me to be resilient and being made fun of taught me humility.”

― Mehak Bhalla

20.                   “The power to compel is not the same thing as leadership, and one does inspire the other. You are not a leader, Walters, you are a bully and a coward of the worst kind. the fear you believe you inspire is merely the fear in which you constantly live, and it undermines the very leadership you profess to have. Strip a bully of his pulpit and he becomes a cowering, quivering thing… You will never lose the fear because it defines you, and the very things you seek to annihilate will be those which ultimately destroy you.”

― April White, Cheating Death

21.                  “In primary school, there are kids who learn their conjugations and their multiplication tables. Me, I learned something more useful: the strong get off on walking all over other people, and wiping their feet while they’re at it,  you would on a doormat.”

― Marie-Sabine Roger, Soft in the Head

22.                   “Most of the time, the mean kids were just insecure, and if you didn’t let them get to you, they usually left you alone.”

― Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson

23.                   “I’m sitting in front of the TV, watching Jerry Springer, and it makes me think of how many mad people there are in the world, and whether everyone is mad deep down, they just pretend they’re not, and it’s the people in asylums or on Jerry Springer who are the honest ones. I have a notebook and a chewed-up pen, and I’m trying to think of a topic for the Youth Issues speech. Mrs Thomas says she thinks I have a lot to say, but I don’t. Nothing I can put words to anyway. I could talk about bullying, or alcoholism, but I don’t think I could speak about that out loud, it’s too real, and it’d be  I was standing up there naked. More than naked. It would be my skin was all peeled off and I was just standing there with my heart all bloody and thumping in my rib cage for everyone to see.”

― Megan Jacobson, Yellow

24.                   “A placated bully is a hand-fed bully.”

― Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic

25.                  “Going to the extreme of inviting and welcoming people into your church in order to hear you condemn them or to know from your policy that you condemn them is not much better than bullying.”

― Christina Engela

30 Bully Quotes

1. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ― Michael J. Fox

2. “If you’re horrible to me, I’m going to write a song about it, and you won’t  it. That’s how I operate.” ― Taylor Swift

3. “I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.”

― Abraham Lincoln

4. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

― Desmond Tutu (Foreword)

5. “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

6. “If they don’t  you for being yourself, be yourself even more.”

― Taylor Swift

7. “I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. Then we could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked  under the masks.”

― R. J. Palacio, Wonder

8. “I saw the world from the stars’ point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely.”

― Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

9. “No, you don’t know what it’s

When nothing feels all right

You don’t know what it’s

To be  me

To be hurt

To feel lost

To be left out in the dark

To be kicked when you’re down

To feel  you’ve been pushed around

To be on the edge of breaking down

And no one’s there to save you

No, you don’t know what it’s

Welcome to my life”

― Simple Plan

10. “What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life?”

― Lynette Mather

11. “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”

― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

12.  “You should never make fun of something that a person can’t change about themselves.”

― Phil Lester

13.  “A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else.”

― Criss Jami, Killosophy

14. “Never do a wrong thing to make a friend–or to keep one.”

― Robert E. Len

15. “What a desperate, pathetic fool I was. Time after time, my “friends” had shown me their true colors. Yet, I still wanted to believe they were sorry for causing me pain. p. 128”

― Jodee Blanco, Please Stop Laughing at Me… One Woman’s Inspirational Story

16. “We’re not words, Henry, we’re people.

Words are how others define us, but we can define ourselves any way we choose.”

― Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

17. “Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.”

― Thomas M. Cirignano, The Constant Outsider

18.   “How can a person feel good for making someone else feel bad? I do not understand.”

― Charlena E. Jackson, Teachers Just Don’t Understand Bullying Hurts

19.   “I wish teachers would take bullying seriously because we, as students, are hurting. We tell the teacher for a reason.”

― Charlena E. Jackson, Teachers Just Don’t Understand Bullying Hurts

20.   “If your teachers don’t listen, tell someone who you trust. Let them be aware of the situation, regardless of whether or not it is ongoing. Let them know every single time it happens.”

― Charlena E. Jackson, Teachers Just Don’t Understand Bullying Hurts

21.    “He understood it when other kids were mean to him. It didn’t bother him. He simply hated them. As long as he hated them, it didn’t matter what they thought of him.”

― Louis Sachar, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom

22.   “Don’t get me wrong. I love to be alone. When I am by myself, I get to create my own version of reality where I am the popular girl and really pretty, and friends can’t wait to talk to me. -Madisyn”

― Tara Michener, No Longer Besties: And Other Assorted Teenage Drama

23.  “Looking at my reflection tonight, I see a new girl staring back at me. She has big hair and big eyes and a big heart. Not only is she the perfect size and pretty…she is smart. -Mackenzie”

― Tara Michener

24.   “If I had been armed with a feminist understanding that no girl deserves to be called a bad person, perhaps I would have fought back by reporting the harassment to my school’s headmistress or another school authority, or at least I might have had the strength to tell of the name-callers on my own. But at the time, all I knew was that if I avoided eye contact, it was a hell of a lot easier to get through my days.”

― Leora Tanenbaum, Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation

25.   “When I first went to kindergarten kids asked me what I was. I did not understand-I’m a person. They explained that I look a little different and it is not as easy to tell which color I am. -Janelle from Who I Am Not What I Am, Tara Michener”

― Tara Michener, Who I Am Not What I Am!

26.   “You are real! Everyone has to be different or the world would be really boring. If we all looked the same, then no one could tell us apart. -Janelle”

― Tara Michener, 100% Real: A Who I Am Book

27.   “Most kids grow sullen and angry when they’re working through issues, but Thanet mustered up another kind of bull-headed strength. The kind that sees beyond circumstances to what really matters. How could anyone hurt a soul that lovely?”

― Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

28.   “I’d known cruelty in a school—cruelty that would keep these amateurs up all night. But this kind of scene—crowds batting around a person because they thought he was weak—happened to be my personal trigger.”

― Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

29. “ 1. Bullying is not okay. Period.

2. Freedom of religion does not give you the right to physically or verbally assault people.

― Jim C. Hines

30.  “Could a scar be  the rings of a tree, reopened with each emotional season?”

― Magenta Periwinkle, Cutting Class

35 Bully Quotes

1.  “One wish I would to be granted is for teachers to understand bullying hurts. Bullying tears a person down, inside and out. It stings and deeply pierces the heart.”

― Charlena E. Jackson, Teachers Just Don’t Understand Bullying Hurts

2.  “Knowing that someone is being bullied and not doing anything about it is abetting that bully. It is  you are the bully. There is no such thing as being an “innocent” bystander when a victim of bullying tells you to help them, and you don’t. In some states, you can be prosecuted along with the bully, for not helping stop the crime. – Strong by Kailin Gow about Laws Against Bullying”

― Kailin Gow

3.  “Online sites who allow bullying and group harassment to continue after the victim notify the site about it, will one day be held accountable for not helping end a crime. – Strong by Kailin Gow about the Consumer Websites that Should Be Socially Responsible”

― Kailin Gow

4.  “I may look small, but my bark AND my bite is BIG. – STRONG by Kailin Gow”

― Kailin Gow, Kailin Gow’s Go Girl Guide to Superfoods

5.  “Social media is a great thing, especially Twitter. They record all the threats, incriminating evidence, and fake news cyberbullies and their gangs put out there to harass an individual. It’s out in public. It’s traceable. And it’s all for law enforcement to see. The act of harassing an individual online through “cybergangs” is a worse crime than what they are posting about that individual. – Strong by Kailin Gow about Social Media’s Role in Aiding Law Enforcement Against Crime”

― Kailin Gow

6.  “If someone is badly hurt at some point in life—traumatized—the dominance counter can transform in a manner that makes additional hurt more rather than less ly. This often happens in the case of people, now adults, who were viciously bullied during childhood or adolescence. They become anxious and easily upset. They shield themselves with a defensive crouch, and avoid the direct eye contact interpretable as a dominance challenge.

This means that the damage caused by the bullying (the lowering of status and confidence) can continue, even after the bullying has ended.25 In the simplest of cases, the formerly lowly persons have matured and moved to new and more successful places in their lives. But they don’t fully notice. Their now-counterproductive physiological adaptations to earlier reality remain, and they are more stressed and uncertain than is necessary. In more complex cases, a habitual assumption of subordination renders the person more stressed and uncertain than necessary, and their habitually submissive posturing continues to attract genuine negative attention from one or more of the fewer and generally less successful bullies still extant in the adult world. In such situations, the psychological consequence of the previous bullying increases the lihood of continued bullying in the present (even though, strictly speaking, it wouldn’t have to, because of maturation, or geographical relocation, or continued education, or improvement in objective status).”

― Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

7.  “I’m joking,” She said to the group. Ah, the joking defense. The tried and true excuse for bullies everywhere.”

― Eileen Cook, The Hanging Girl

8.  “There is something very interesting about bullies that make them special. You see, a bully is a coward; the bully is terribly afraid of the world around him, and he can’t stop himself from being in fear all the time. It is something organic that he can’t control. That is why the bully seems to have no discipline and never listen to authority or authoritarian commands. Now, another very interesting thing about the bully is that, as he is a coward, he needs to erase this feeling of panic of the world, by regaining control over reality. And the only way to do this is by picking the weakest link he can find, that is, the one that will not fight back, the safer victim around. This, however, does not mean that the victim is hopeless, weak or guilty of anything. The bully simply selects a target for his suppressed fear. If the victim reacts, the bully will have to start picking someone else to channel his endless frustrated sense of unworthiness. And although it is true that many people have the potential to be bullies, what makes the bully special is his lack of capacity to control himself, to stop himself or to feel ashamed of his own actions. Actually, the bully enjoys public performances of his cowardice the most, because that is how he feeds his very little ego and very weak personality. That is the only thing that makes his life worthy, for the bully has no sense of self-worth and often considers himself unworthy. As a matter of fact, the bullies that think they don’t deserve to be alive, are the ones telling others to kill themselves. Basically speaking, the weaker a soul, the more suppressive that soul will be towards others.”

― Robin Sacredfire

9.  “It is against the principles of human rights to bully another human being.”

-Shenita Etwaroo”

― Shenita Etwaroo

10.  “No matter how much bullying they inflict on my body, as long as I have this hope, I can endure any pain.”

― Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

11.    “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words…they’ll destroy my soul.”

― Cassandra Giovanni, Love Exactly

12.    “When a bully is held accountable for his actions, his future actions will change. Bad behavior only continues for those who allow it.”

― Gary Hopkins

13.    “These kids spend a majority of their time in school, and if they’re not having a positive experience, they can become depressed. In some cases, they lash out, grabbing whatever weapon is available to them. It can be an assault rifle, a machete, a Molotov cocktail, poison, Indian burns or MMA. But if you take one weapon away, these kids are just going to grab the next thing available to them. Maybe they will use a gun with a smaller clip, limiting the amount of lives they can take. Or maybe they’ll get more creative, and think of something far more terrible. So taking a weapon away won’t really solve anything, and this is my point here.”

― Aaron B. Powell, Guns

14.   “We need to take a harder look at what’s really going on. Stop trying to treat the symptoms and treat the cause of the problem. Maybe we should try a little harder to help these kids before they feel so cornered that they turn into monsters.”

― Aaron B. Powell, Guns

15.    “It is the selfish parents who are to blame. Pay attention, be involved in your children’s lives. They are your legacy, your only hope.”

― Aaron B. Powell, Benjamin

16.    “You know, when someone hurts my feelings, somehow it does not comfort me to know that it was deliberate… On the other hand, knowing that someone else thinks they are fools helps a great deal.”

“I think that’s some kind of rule for the universe.”

― John Barnes, Tales of the Madman Underground

17.    “And really–I would rather suck truck fumes than deal with this sort of stuff forever. Mom says that Nader is a loser who will grow up to be a loser and that I’ll understand when I’m forty. But I want to understand now.”

― A.S. King, Everybody Sees the Ants

18.   “It doesn’t take much. A poem. A catch. A glance. A roll of the dice. And it doesn’t matter what’s true and what isn’t. Doesn’t matter what you think you know about yourself. The things you have the guts to tell people and the things you don’t. You get your label, and then you get ignored, or sometimes you get teased, but mostly you go about your business, thinking things that you would never say out loud, not to someone’s face.

But there are some words you know you can’t say. Not out loud, not without getting into serious trouble. You might whisper them to your friends, but you would never write them down. Instead you find some other way. A secret code. An inside joke… And everyone knows what it means, but nobody says anything.”

― John David Anderson, Posted

19.   “The first Sunday after Valentine’s Day is “Don’t Beat Yourself Up Day.” Have fun and be kinder to yourself. #DontBeatYourselfUpDay”

― Eleanor Brownn

20.    “One girl to send her to the guillotine, one to cut the rope, and one to eagerly await the result.”

― Wataru Watari, 

21.    “If someone is telling a lie, whether it’s about you or anything else, you’ve got every right to call it a lie. You don’t have to believe in or repeat any lies that you’ve been told. And just because the president of the United States mispronounces nuclear, it doesn’t mean you have to. Claiming your own voice and language can be your best line of defence against any bully culture and any government that practices a politic of domination and exclusion. You are entitled to live bully-free and in a healthier political climate than that. It’s possible.”

― Kate Bornstein, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws

22.    “No-one saw her pinch the girl’s arm

Making her wince in pain and cry out

More than once, an agonising clout”

― Soulla Christodoulou, Sunshine after Rain: A Collection of Poetry

23.   “I was bullied from the time that I was a small child and into my adulthood—sometimes, I still feel as though I’m being bullied. It has left me with my own scars to bear, and we truly must prioritize helping our children in situations these.

Shenita Etwaroo”

― Shenita Etwaroo

24.    “From the **** of his own mother,

Came smiling this crazy ****er!

His father forgot to use a ****er,

But we are the ones who suffer.”

― Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

25.   “Most people can recall schoolyard confrontations with with bullies. Boys were expected to deal with them by standing their ground and slugging it out, even, as one man told me, “if you knew you were going to get your head bashed in. You had to show you could take it, and you’d die rather than cry. But for girls, the surest and safest way to avoid being picked on or terrorized is to get the bully to  you.”

― Victoria Secunda, Women and Their Fathers: The Sexual and Romantic Impact of the First Man in Your Life

26. “Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.”

― Kamand Kojouri

27. “Don’t turn your face away.

Once you’ve seen, you can no longer act  you don’t know.

Open your eyes to the truth. It’s all around you.

Don’t deny what the eyes to your soul have revealed to you.

Now that you know, you cannot feign ignorance.

Now that you’re aware of the problem, you cannot pretend you don’t care.

To be concerned is to be human.

To act is to care.”

― Vashti Quiroz-Vega

28.  “If you see someone being bullied, make it stop. Why is that so hard for us to do?”

― Susane Colasanti, Keep Holding On

29. “ 1. Bullying is not okay. Period.

2. Freedom of religion does not give you the right to physically or verbally assault people.

― Jim C. Hines

30.  “Could a scar be  the rings of a tree, reopened with each emotional season?”

― Magenta Periwinkle, Cutting Class

31.  “When people see you’re happy doing what you’re doing, it sort of takes the power away from them to tease you about it.”

― Wendy Mass, Every Soul a Star

32.  “Life is a fight, but not everyone’s a fighter. Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species.”

― Andrew Vachss, Terminal

33. “You should be nicer to him,’ a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill-favored boy. ‘He has no friends.’ This, I realized with a pang of pity that I can still remember, was only true as long as everybody agreed to it.”

― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

34. “With ignorance comes fear- from fear comes bigotry. Education is the key to acceptance.”

― Kathleen Patel, The Bullying Epidemic-the guide to arm you for the fight

35. “It was only high school after all, definitely one of the most bizarre periods in a person’s life. How anyone can come through that time well adjusted on any level is an absolute miracle.”

40 Bully Quotes

1.    “First, an apology. I found out while researching that I should have named it, “Cocky Marine,” because a Marine personally told me they never call themselves soldiers. “No, only Marines!” To say I was dismayed is an understatement, because unfortunately by that time the cover was already everywhere, the preorder was live with over 2,000 sold by that time, and couldn’t be changed.”

― Faleena Hopkins

2.    “Often the right path is the one that may be hardest for you to follow. But the hard path is also the one that will make you grow as a human being.”

― Karen Mueller Coombs, Bully at Ambush Corner

3.     “Perhaps it is only human nature to inflict suffering on anything that will endure suffering, whether by reason of its genuine humility, or indifference, or sheer helplessness.”

― Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

4.  “(To the haters) You are not extinguishing the bright lights of mankind, you’re simply burying yourself in an unmarked grave.”

― Stefan Molyneux

5.  “Plenty of clever children have to pretend to be not clever or else they get bullied by the thick.”

― Tom Baker, The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

6.      “If the apperance doesn’t scare you look out for the mind . If that doesn’t nothing will .”

― Maria Bernardin

― Beethoven Dog Sees God

9.     “People don’t stop being bullies when they grow up. They just dress differently to fool you.”

― Patti Digh, Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally

10.  “No matter how much bullying they inflict on my body, as long as I have this hope, I can endure any pain.”

― Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

11.    “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words…they’ll destroy my soul.”

― Cassandra Giovanni, Love Exactly

12.    “When a bully is held accountable for his actions, his future actions will change. Bad behavior only continues for those who allow it.”

― Gary Hopkins

13.    “These kids spend a majority of their time in school, and if they’re not having a positive experience, they can become depressed. In some cases, they lash out, grabbing whatever weapon is available to them. It can be an assault rifle, a machete, a Molotov cocktail, poison, Indian burns or MMA. But if you take one weapon away, these kids are just going to grab the next thing available to them. Maybe they will use a gun with a smaller clip, limiting the amount of lives they can take. Or maybe they’ll get more creative, and think of something far more terrible. So taking a weapon away won’t really solve anything, and this is my point here.”

― Aaron B. Powell, Guns

14.   “We need to take a harder look at what’s really going on. Stop trying to treat the symptoms and treat the cause of the problem. Maybe we should try a little harder to help these kids before they feel so cornered that they turn into monsters.”

― Aaron B. Powell, Guns

15.    “Nonetheless, with tears coming to her eyes she was also recalling every time that she had been cruelly teased and bullied for no reason that she could relate to. None of it had ever been physical, yet somehow the names she had been called, and the remarks made about her family, had scarred Lakshmi far deeper and more perpetually then any hand could have inflicted.”

― Andrew James Pritchard

16.   “The world is an unfair place because of bullying. A lot of parents loose their children because of bullying next time think twice before bullying someone”

― Ryan Lewis

17.    “If I could give one message to the bullies, it would be this: You are incredible. You are bound for great things. You have the potential to be anybody you want to be. There are people who believe in you. There are people who love you. Be what we know you can be, even if you don’t believe in yourself right now.”

― Dan Pearce

18.    “This one time in Year Eight we had to write on butcher’s paper how we’d like people to see us. Remember ours? We were like, ‘We don’t want people to see us as leaders or heroes or anything out of the ordinary. We just want them to see us as on their level.’ ”

19.   “its funny when I’m cyber bullied(anonymously) because when people do it to me,I don’t think of how much I want to hurt them or punch them in the face like my friends do…but I go on this site and write a quote to them back, hoping to kill them with kindness.”

― Ashley Jackson

20.   “I thank the bullies who bullied me in many ways they taught how not to treat other human beings, not to manipulate, to not to lack empathy, to not lack morals, not to to abuse physically and/or emotionally. I thank them for the assumptions that I was “slow”, “stupid”, “thick”.

21.   I often wonder with most them hitting their late 20’s would they want their children/loved ones to be treated how they treated me? Good question isn’t it and I probably know the answer. Because the scary thing is looking into the lense of someone else acting the same as YOU to your loved one must be difficult to take.”

― Paul Isaacs

22.   “People have been bullied in school, and it’s their right to stop and take a stand for what they believe in”

― Jericho Pasaoa

23.   “It’s been happening since I was in kindergarten. Not them all the time, but other kids, you know. Every day. It never stops, and it never goes away, thanks to the Internet–it just keeps happening every minute, every day. And I just want it to stop. I think about how to do it, you know. How to kill them. All kinds of elaborate things, like trapping them in pits and burying them alive, or covering them with concrete.”

― Rachel Caine, Bite Club

24.    “He’s the kind of kid who, just looking at him, you know gets bullied by the older boys and takes it out on everyone who is either weaker than him or required to refrain from smacking him.”

― Thomm Quackenbush, Of Christmas Present

25.    “do not let others decide how much you blow your decide where you want to raise”

― alejandro barrenechea

26.   “people have been made fun of for too long, not because there is anything wrong with them, it’s just the people, i have been bullied everyday, people speaking things that aren’t even true about me when i turn my back, stop please, i have my rights, i’m not a loser, i’m just trying to blend in the world, and i’m still not good for you? i’m not pathetic, i’m just a guy.”

― Jericho Pasaoa

27.   “We don’t yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people.”

― Alice Miller

28.   “I’d known cruelty in a school—cruelty that would keep these amateurs up all night. But this kind of scene—crowds batting around a person because they thought he was weak—happened to be my personal trigger.”

― Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

29.   “I’m at a camp with over 100 girls 11 to 13 years old, around my own age, and I feel like my parents are my only friends. -Mackenzie”

― Tara Michener, Summer Camp Survival

30.   “When my reputation was at its height, classmates insulted me right to my face as I walked down the hall. When a teacher called on me, boys snickered and girls rolled their eyes. My body and face burned. I felt mortified. I contemplated suicide.”

― Leora Tanenbaum, !: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation

31.   “Children usually have a natural curiosity about the world and everything in it until they get to school and somebody throws them against the locker because they get A’s and act intelligent. After that, some kids try to dumb it down and adapt.”

― Joshua Neik

32.  “And I kind of like the Teen Rebels; they seem to be better than the Bullying Trio. Still, watch your backs, rebels!”

― Jacquel Chrissy May, The Summer of Our Discontent

33.  “When I was in the third grade, I did my very best to fail every class so that the kids would like me and stop calling me a teacher’s pet. It did not work out for me, though. My best attempts at failure in school garnered me an A- at best, and at my worst, I won awards for being the student of the month. -Mackenzie”

― Tara Michener, Summer Camp Survival

34.  “I meant that the hatred of that July day in Nashville was alive and well on that horrible day in Pittsburgh. People hate others so they strike like snakes. It’s all connected—we’re all connected, bumping around into each other, some of us good, some bad, most a mixture. Every thought acted upon has consequences. Every one.”

― Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

38. “”If you’re insulting people on the internet, you must be ugly on the inside.”

― Phil Lester

39.  “All I wanted to do was go back inside to the library and read a book.I used to spend all my time reading books, or watching television. It was safe. Nobody ever was hurt or teased or looked stupid while reading books or watching television.”

― Kathryn Magendie, Sweetie

40.  “Most parents try really hard to give their kids the best possible life. They give them the best food and clothes they can afford, take their own kind of take on training kids to be honest and polite. But what they don’t realize is no matter how much they try, their kids will get out there. Out to this complicated little world. If they are lucky they will survive, through backstabbers, broken hearts, failures and all the kinds of invisible insane pressures out there. But most kids get lost in them. They will get caught up in all kinds of bubbles. Trouble bubbles. Bubbles that continuously tell them that they are not good enough. Bubbles that get them carried away with what they think is love, give them broken hearts. Bubbles that will blur the rest of the world to them, make them feel  that is it, that they’ve reached the end. Sometimes, even the really smart kids, make stupid decisions. They lose control. Parents need to realize that the world is getting complicated every second of every day. With new problems, new diseases, new habits. They have to realize the vast probability of their kids being victims of this age, this complicated era. Your kids could be exposed to problems that no kind of therapy can help. Your kids could be brainwashed by themselves to believe in insane theories that drive them crazy. Most kids will go through this stage. The lucky ones will understand. They will grow out of them. The unlucky ones will live in these problems. Grow in them and never move forward. They will cut themselves, overdose on drugs, take up excessive drinking and smoking, for the slightest problems in their lives.

You can’t blame these kids for not being thankful or satisfied with what they have. Their mentality eludes them from the reality.”

― Thisuri Wanniarachchi, COLOMBO STREETS

45 Bully Quotes

1.  “Not all forms of abuse leave bruises.”

― Danielle Steel

― Katie McGarry, Dare You To

3.  “Whenever you’ve got a choice, do good, kiddo. It isn’t always fun or easy, but in the long run it makes your life better.”

― Jim Butcher, Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron

4.  “You have to see everyone in relationship to you. Just because you understand the stuff in someone else’s life doesn’t mean you don’t stand up for your own”

― Chris Crutcher, Whale Talk

5.  “This book is a labor of love. It is dedicated to people who have cried themselves to sleep because they were ‘different’. It is also a celebration of the ‘inner outcast’ in all of us, and a humble attempt to inspire tolerance, understanding, and acceptance.” the intro from the author”

― Jodee Blanco, Please Stop Laughing at Me… One Woman’s Inspirational Story

6.  “And for some reason, there seems to be no internal policeman for a bully that says maybe you’re hurting somebody’s feelings. Or worse, maybe you’re going to push this perons too far and they’ll do something terrible. Something’s not processing correctly in a bully’s head. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that what they’re doing is corssing a line that shouldn’t be crossed. And it’s really, in my mind, no different than taking on defenseless kids. You do it just because you can.

It’s an exercise in power; but it’s also meant to dinsintegrate someone’s Self. It’s meant to take away their sense of who they are. And why? Because they’re not as strong, or as bit, or as witty.

Bullies are ball-less, soul-less creatures to me. And they’re not just children, they’re adults too.

It’s a subversive act.

It’s meant to make you feel afraid. It’s meant to make you feel powerless to take care of the situation you find yourself in.”

― Whoopi Goldberg, Is It Just Me?: Or Is It Nuts Out There?

7.  “The dilemma I was faced with was one every parent faces sooner or later: you want to defend your child, of course; you stand up for your child, but you mustn’t do it all too vehemently, and above all not too eloquently – you mustn’t drive anyone into a corner. The educators, the teachers, will let you have your say, but afterwards they’ll take revenge on your child. You may come up with better arguments – it’s not too hard to come up with better arguments than the educators, the teachers – but in the end, your child to going to pay for it. Their frustration at being shown up is something they’ll take out on the student.”

― Herman Koch, The Dinner

8.  “The small words hurt the most.”

― Kris Harte

9. “I think life is a lot different for alternative kids nowadays. Texting and the internet mean that being a Goth or something means you’re part of a big social scene, it’s an inclusive thing. Back then, we all just went our different ways in the afterglow,wishing each other all the best with the next ten years of bullying.”

― Frankie Boyle

10.                  “Think before you click. If people do not know you personally and if they cannot see you as you type, what you post online can be taken out of context if you are not careful in the way your message is delivered.”

― Germany Kent

11. Life is full of challenges. In the end it’s getting up that pulls us through the dark day’s. So that we can admire the sunset”

12. “We all have a responsibility with the words we post on the internet. If you wouldn’t want your mother, daughter, sister or friend to read it, don’t post it.”

― Germany Kent

13.  “The man was a bully. A bully who’d elevated himself to a high-level position, but a bully just the same. No amount of flattery would change how I saw him.”

― Gwenda Bond

14. “But also be careful to not hit with words,

For sometimes that hurts worse each time it occurs.”

― Sherrill S. Cannon

15.  “The institution known as “school” isn’t just a facility for doing classwork. It’s essentially a microcosm of society, all of humanity put together in a little diorama. Bully exists in schools because war and conflict exist in the world, and school castes reflect our stratified, hierarchical society. Living in a democracy, the tyranny of the majority naturally applies at school, too. The majority — that is to say, the people with the most friends — are superior.”

― Wataru Watari

16. “What if . . . What if I am stupid?  people say?”

― Svetlana Chmakova

17.  “… [T]he other lesson history has taught us – that tyranny and oppression are no match for compassion … that the fanatical shouts of the bullies of the world are invariably silenced by the unified voices of decency that rise up to meet them.”

― Dan Brown, Origin

18.                   “Are You a Parent or a Bully? Mentally and physically abusing your children is NOT okay. Real parenting does NOT consist of bullying your children, belittling your children, manipulating your children, beating your children, or cursing at your children. Children are a blessing! Many women can’t get pregnant and/or carry to term. Think about that! Parenting should be taken seriously. Children need LOVE, support, and guidance, NOT a bully! Children shouldn’t fear their parents. It’s important to create healthy relationships with your children, seriously.”

― Stephanie Lahart

19.                  “Getting bullied in school taught me how to be strong, getting judged taught me to be better, failure taught me to be resilient and being made fun of taught me humility.”

― Mehak Bhalla

20.                   “The power to compel is not the same thing as leadership, and one does inspire the other. You are not a leader, Walters, you are a bully and a coward of the worst kind. the fear you believe you inspire is merely the fear in which you constantly live, and it undermines the very leadership you profess to have. Strip a bully of his pulpit and he becomes a cowering, quivering thing… You will never lose the fear because it defines you, and the very things you seek to annihilate will be those which ultimately destroy you.”

― April White, Cheating Death

21.                  “In primary school, there are kids who learn their conjugations and their multiplication tables. Me, I learned something more useful: the strong get off on walking all over other people, and wiping their feet while they’re at it,  you would on a doormat.”

― Marie-Sabine Roger, Soft in the Head

22.                   “Most of the time, the mean kids were just insecure, and if you didn’t let them get to you, they usually left you alone.”

― Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson

23.                   “I’m sitting in front of the TV, watching Jerry Springer, and it makes me think of how many mad people there are in the world, and whether everyone is mad deep down, they just pretend they’re not, and it’s the people in asylums or on Jerry Springer who are the honest ones. I have a notebook and a chewed-up pen, and I’m trying to think of a topic for the Youth Issues speech. Mrs Thomas says she thinks I have a lot to say, but I don’t. Nothing I can put words to anyway. I could talk about bullying, or alcoholism, but I don’t think I could speak about that out loud, it’s too real, and it’d be  I was standing up there naked. More than naked. It would be my skin was all peeled off and I was just standing there with my heart all bloody and thumping in my rib cage for everyone to see.”

― Megan Jacobson, Yellow

24.                   “A placated bully is a hand-fed bully.”

― Edna Ferber, A Kind of Magic

25.                  “Going to the extreme of inviting and welcoming people into your church in order to hear you condemn them or to know from your policy that you condemn them is not much better than bullying.”

― Christina Engela

26.                  “.. when she looked at Nate she saw a kid who’d been shoved into lockers during high school. And now he wanted the last laugh, taking every opportunity to throw his (nerdy) weight around. He’d bought a hockey team, and he was going to make the jocks do his bidding, at least until the day he realized that vindication wasn’t everything in life.”

― Sarina Bowen

27.                  “When you hold people up for ridicule, you have to take responsibility when other people act on it.”

― Jay Asher

28.                   “…here’s what I’ve learned – people will hurt you, but you don’t have to respond – not every mean comment or cruel act deserves to be noticed …”

― John Geddes

29.                   “The common mistake that bullies make is assuming that because someone is nice that he or she is weak. Those traits have nothing to do with each other. In fact, it takes considerable strength and character to be a good person.”

― Mary Elizabeth Williams

30.                   “For in today’s generation of teenagers finding acceptance is hard, especially for those who dare to be different-then it’s impossible.”

― Rebecah McManus

31.                   “if there are no heros to save you,

Then you be the hero”

― Denpa kyoshi

32.                   “I’m most disturbed by the theory of rubber resilience in children; as if its much easier to bounce back with youth. I see them more like Steel. When heated, they can be bent either which way. But if it’s not corrected by the time things cool down, they can be forever changed.”

― Zack W. Van

33.  “When I was in the third grade, I did my very best to fail every class so that the kids would like me and stop calling me a teacher’s pet. It did not work out for me, though. My best attempts at failure in school garnered me an A- at best, and at my worst, I won awards for being the student of the month. -Mackenzie”

― Tara Michener, Summer Camp Survival

34.  “I meant that the hatred of that July day in Nashville was alive and well on that horrible day in Pittsburgh. People hate others so they strike like snakes. It’s all connected—we’re all connected, bumping around into each other, some of us good, some bad, most a mixture. Every thought acted upon has consequences. Every one.”

― Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

35.  “Grayson noticed me next to the lockers. He pointed at me then held his arms out magnanimously. “You’re welcome, new girl,” he said. “I just saved you from having to find a nice way to say no to the leg dragger.”

― Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

36.   “I don’t always think of myself as ethnic…my mom is Black, and my dad is White, and we like to call my race”Bi-racial”. Everyone at camp is interesting because they just call me Black. -Mackenzie”

― Tara Michener, Summer Camp Survival

37.   “It was the first time I discovered that some girls actually sneak out of the house during slumber parties and meet up with boys. I would’ve never known if I hadn’t gone to the bathroom at midnight and caught Macy and Adrienne climbing through the bathroom window. They had on eyeliner, perfume, and cut-off shorts. Their only goodbye a glare that promised retribution if I didn’t keep my mouth shut.”

― Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

38.  “Stay away from people who gossip and spread rumors. They are choosing the path of emotional bullying and negativity.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

39.  “If I could give one message to the bullied, it would be this: You are not alone. You are strong. You have a voice. You are beautiful. You are intelligent. There are many kids who want to speak up for you, but they don’t because they are afraid of becoming bullied themselves. There are many of us in the world who love you. I love you. You have the power to end this now. That power is in your voice. Find it. Once you use your voice, bullies want no part of you. If you feel that you lack the courage, fake it until you do. Finally, I know it’s hard to see a life that exists beyond high school. It is there, and it is beautiful.”

― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

40.  “Don’t hate the bullies. Experience tells me that hating them, or being angry with them, will always make it worse. Instead, put your arm around them. Love them. Tell them that they are valuable. Tell them that you expect great things from them. They will stop the bullying. They will stop, because they will start to love themselves. And people who love themselves don’t bully others.”

― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

41.    “I wish I knew what I looked like in other peoples eyes.”

― Rukhsar Din

42.    “Smiles and kindness bring so much more than money can buy. Help and acceptance are all that is needed when you see someone cry. Open your eyes, and let everyone be free. Free to be you and free to be me. Take comfort in knowing we are all leaves on the same big, beautiful tree.”

― Jennifer Sodini, The Unity Tree: A Whimsical Muse on Cosmic Consciousness

43.    “Whoever said words will never hurt me? Your right. Words kill instead. Think before you speak.”

― Tiwanee Benjamin

44.    “If someone talks trash, you can just trash them back. Clamming up in a corner makes the thing half your fault.” “[…] There are people out there who get crushed by that logic.”

― Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket, Vol. 15

45.   “I finally understood what could drive kids to show up with guns and shoot up their schools.”

― Nenia Campbell, Freaky Freshman

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50 Bully Quotes

1.  “Life is a chain of choices. Making the correct one is never easy.”

“That’s for sure,” agreed Rocky.

“But if we didn’t make difficult choices, right or wrong,” said Mr. Veraldi, “we wouldn’t learn anything worth knowing.” Rocky Ryan and his viola teacher, Mr. Veraldi, in Bully at Ambush Corner.”

― Karen Mueller Coombs, Bully at Ambush Corner

2.  “We explain when someone is cruel or acts  a bully, you do not stoop to their level. Our motto is when they go low, you go high.”

― Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama: Our First Lady

3.  “We somehow must become what we are not, sacrificing what we are, to inherit the masquerade of what we will be.”

― Shane Koyczan

4.  “Fear of a bully, fear of a volcano; the power within you does not distinguish. It does not recognize degree.”

― N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season

5.  “Other people’s words have almost nothing to do with you and almost everything to do with them.”

― Gisele Bündchen, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life

6.  “A bully hides his fears with fake bravado. That is the opposite of self-assertiveness.”

― Nathaniel Branden

7.  “To acknowledge the existence of the bully and his accompanying risks is not the same as accepting him as a permanent feature of our world. I know that if we accept trauma and fear, it wins. Bullies don’t just go away. Their legacies don’t just disappear. The bully must be confronted intentionally, his impact named and addressed. Even so, it seems there’s no clear consensus on how to deal with the bully on our blocks. Do we confront him? Match violence with violence? Do we ignore him, or try to kill him with kindness? I don’t think there’s a silver bullet to handling the bully, no one-size-fits-all strategy. But the right strategy has to be rooted in a context bigger than the immediate one, has to be rooted in more than aiming to end the presence of the bully himself. We must focus on the type of world we want to live in and devise a plan for getting there, as opposed to devising a strategy centered on opposition.”

― DeRay McKesson, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope

8.  “Bullying happens because weak people need to prop up their ego by beating up or humiliating others.”

― Bruce Dickinson, What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography

9.  “At the end of the day, what is life? A beautiful journey. Why must we take it so seriously and not enjoy every moment of it? Why not let any person have his chance in anything he desires? …Why not vanish the hate and forgive? Why not follow our dreams and make them reality?”

― Maria Karvouni

10.    “Maybe you never considered yourself a bully, a batterer or an abuser before, but maybe you are — to yourself.”

― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

11.    “We have probably all seen teachers who would pick a student up by the scruff of the neck for saying ‘stuff,’ but who would walk by without a word when overhearing that same student taunting a classmate.’ It is often easier not to intervene — even when there is a clear-cut victim. It’s out in the hall. It isn’t our business. It isn’t our problem.

But our inactions,  our actions, define who we are and what are true values are.”

― Richard H. Eyster

12.   “That’s just your persecution complex talking. Maybe you feel  I’m looking down on you because you’re simply conscious of your own inferiority?”

― Wataru Watari

13.    “Once you accept a label you may have to wear it for the rest of your short life. Don’t accept any negative label from anyone no matter who they are.

If you have accepted any negative label, it’s time to take them off of you.”

― Paul Bamikole

14.    “Usually people don’t see beyond the surface of things and cannot understand more other than the obvious; they are used to judging a book by its cover, and that is why they don’t hesitate to bully.”

― Maria Karvoun

15.   I was bullied for the best part of my childhood, and still it comes easy to me. I have to have to bite my lip, to quit from apologising for people walking into me, standing on my feet, and letting go of doors in my face.”

― Billy Childish, My Fault

16.   “Whenever you stand up

For your conscience,

Be prepared to be hated

By the wicked.

But never, ever, let that scare you;

For whenever you

Stand up for God,

By him,

You are loved.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

17.    “Are they always so mean?” I asked.

“It’s the oldest story in the book— the bullied become the bullies.” ― David Clawson

18.   “It doesn’t take much. A poem. A catch. A glance. A roll of the dice. And it doesn’t matter what’s true and what isn’t. Doesn’t matter what you think you know about yourself. The things you have the guts to tell people and the things you don’t. You get your label, and then you get ignored, or sometimes you get teased, but mostly you go about your business, thinking things that you would never say out loud, not to someone’s face.

But there are some words you know you can’t say. Not out loud, not without getting into serious trouble. You might whisper them to your friends, but you would never write them down. Instead you find some other way. A secret code. An inside joke… And everyone knows what it means, but nobody says anything.”

― John David Anderson, Posted

19.   “The first Sunday after Valentine’s Day is “Don’t Beat Yourself Up Day.” Have fun and be kinder to yourself. #DontBeatYourselfUpDay”

― Eleanor Brownn

20.    “One girl to send her to the guillotine, one to cut the rope, and one to eagerly await the result.”

― Wataru Watari, 

21.    “If someone is telling a lie, whether it’s about you or anything else, you’ve got every right to call it a lie. You don’t have to believe in or repeat any lies that you’ve been told. And just because the president of the United States mispronounces nuclear, it doesn’t mean you have to. Claiming your own voice and language can be your best line of defence against any bully culture and any government that practices a politic of domination and exclusion. You are entitled to live bully-free and in a healthier political climate than that. It’s possible.”

― Kate Bornstein, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws

22.    “No-one saw her pinch the girl’s arm

Making her wince in pain and cry out

More than once, an agonising clout”

― Soulla Christodoulou, Sunshine after Rain: A Collection of Poetry

23.   “I was bullied from the time that I was a small child and into my adulthood—sometimes, I still feel as though I’m being bullied. It has left me with my own scars to bear, and we truly must prioritize helping our children in situations these.

Shenita Etwaroo”

― Shenita Etwaroo

24.    “From the **** of his own mother,

Came smiling this crazy ****er!

His father forgot to use a ****er,

But we are the ones who suffer.”

― Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

25.   “Most people can recall schoolyard confrontations with with bullies. Boys were expected to deal with them by standing their ground and slugging it out, even, as one man told me, “if you knew you were going to get your head bashed in. You had to show you could take it, and you’d die rather than cry. But for girls, the surest and safest way to avoid being picked on or terrorized is to get the bully to  you.”

― Victoria Secunda, Women and Their Fathers: The Sexual and Romantic Impact of the First Man in Your Life

26.  “Others…are so sure the world is full of nothing but bullies that they become bullies themselves, trying to hit everyone in the world first. But a life of getting in the first shot isn’t a life. Not really, anyway.”

― Jordan Sonnenblick

27.  “It doesn’t count if it’s from friends, right?”

― Svetlana Chmakova

28.  “There seems to be a direct correlation between the spike in suicides by young people and the increase in cyberbullying amongst young people.”

― Germany Kent

29.  “Awful things, children. Needy, self-centered tyrants, the boys all teeth and firsts, the girls all claws and spit. Gathering into sniveling packs and sniffing out vulnerabilities — and woe to the child not cunning enough to hide their own — the others would close in  the grubby shark they were. Great pastime, savaging someone.”

― Steven Erikson,

30. “It took strength to be quiet. It took strength to be kind. It took strength to let other people’s cruelty bounce right off of you.”

31.   “Children usually have a natural curiosity about the world and everything in it until they get to school and somebody throws them against the locker because they get A’s and act intelligent. After that, some kids try to dumb it down and adapt.”

― Joshua Neik

32.  “And I kind of like the Teen Rebels; they seem to be better than the Bullying Trio. Still, watch your backs, rebels!”

― Jacquel Chrissy May, The Summer of Our Discontent

33.  “When I was in the third grade, I did my very best to fail every class so that the kids would like me and stop calling me a teacher’s pet. It did not work out for me, though. My best attempts at failure in school garnered me an A- at best, and at my worst, I won awards for being the student of the month. -Mackenzie”

― Tara Michener, Summer Camp Survival

34.  “I meant that the hatred of that July day in Nashville was alive and well on that horrible day in Pittsburgh. People hate others so they strike like snakes. It’s all connected—we’re all connected, bumping around into each other, some of us good, some bad, most a mixture. Every thought acted upon has consequences. Every one.”

― Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

35.    “No, it really isn’t, but trust me, getting divorced and having to start over is the least in life that isn’t fair. I had to watch the parents of a way too young girl realize that their daughter died for no other reason than people can’t figure out how to be nice to each other. It isn’t that hard, just be nice and people might not have to suffer needlessly, but that isn’t the world we live in, so young girls die. That isn’t fair, Mom. People falling out of love is vicious and it sucks, but there are far worse things you could be going through. I know that sounds harsh but it’s very true.”

― Jay Crownover, Nash

36.    “When I recall memories, it all seems like a film, not a reality.”

― Rukhsar Din

37.    “A lot of people have it in for me. It’s practically a school sport.”

― Nenia Campbell, Touched with Sight

38.    “Dear bullies, see that young boy you made fun of for crying? Last night his best friend committed suicide. See the girl you called fat? She’s starving herself. See the old man you just made fun of cause of the ugly scars? He fought for our country. Post this if you’re against bullying. I bet 95% of you won’t.”

― Marija Not sure if she penned it but I snagged it from her I love it

39.   “You wouldn’t think there is anything life threatening about speech impediments, but let me tell you, there is nothing more dangerous than being a kid with a stutter and a lisp.”

40.   “you know what her punishment is for tormenting you way back when?” he said.

I looked at him. He said, “her punishment is being her,”

― Curtis Sittenfeld, Sisterland

41.    “I wish I knew what I looked like in other peoples eyes.”

― Rukhsar Din

42.  “No one heals himself by wounding another.”

― St. Ambrose

― Courtney Summers, Some Girls Are

44. “History is just a way of keeping score, but it doesn’t have to be who we are.”

― Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

45. “All the whispering, glaring, pointing and judging makes them no better than whoever or whatever it is they’re gossiping about.”

― Tiffany King

46. “I was modest–they accused me of being crafty: I became secretive. I felt deeply good and evil–nobody caressed me, everybody offended me: I became rancorous. I was gloomy–other children were merry and talkative. I felt myself superior to them–but was considered inferior: I became envious. I was ready to love the whole world–none understood me: and I learned to hate.”

― Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time

47.  “Bullying happens because weak people need to prop up their ego by beating up or humiliating others.”

― Bruce Dickinson, What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography

48.  “At the end of the day, what is life? A beautiful journey. Why must we take it so seriously and not enjoy every moment of it? Why not let any person have his chance in anything he desires? …Why not vanish the hate and forgive? Why not follow our dreams and make them reality?”

― Maria Karvouni

49.    “Maybe you never considered yourself a bully, a batterer or an abuser before, but maybe you are — to yourself.”

― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

50.      “Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it.” ― Heather Brewer, Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

Other Mental health quotes which you may like

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Conclusion

Try to see the human part in a bully, it does exist.

It’s a wounded, insecure and frightened part. Only a hurt person would hurt another and enjoy it. 

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