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Bullying is a major problem that affects both kids and adults.

Many of us have had to deal with bullies at some point in life, perhaps as children or maybe in adulthood.

Taking power from a bully is not always easy, but there are wise ways to deal with them.

Instead of challenging a bully and giving him or her the attention and sense of power they seek, give them an assertive but unemotional response that will make them know you do not intend to be victimized.

The perceived strength of a bully can also be his or her weakness.

If they don’t get the reaction they’re looking from you, they’ll often lose interest and they cannot take away your power.

The fact that somebody is mean to you means they are selfish, insecure, and jealous of your traits and abilities.

Bullies utilize words and mean faces as fighting tactics, but words and mean faces are really just a mask for the pain that hides inside them. 

And at the end of the day, the only damage that a bully can do is the damage one allows them to.

Whatever you went through or are still going through, I encourage you to speak up, stand tall, and keep fighting. Be kind to others, but also remember to be kind to yourself. Let go of what you can’t change.

Below are some ‘stop bullying’ quotes that we hope will give you more courage and strength to carry on. 

5 stop bullying quotes

1.   “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

2.   “Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. Right is right even if no one is doing it.” – St. Augustine

3.   “I would rather be a little nobody than to be an evil somebody.” – Abraham Lincoln

4.   “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up” – John Holmes

5.   “Strong people stand up from themselves. But the strongest people stand up for others.” – Unknown

15 stop bullying quotes

1.    “Strong people stand up from themselves.  But the strongest people stand up for others.” – Unknown

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

3.   “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

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

6.   “Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied.” – Barack Obama

7.   “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” -Theodore Roosevelt

8.   “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise again.” – Victor Hugo

9.   “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” – Ralph W. Sockman

10.                 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

11.                 “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

12.                 “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – Lady Gaga 

13.                 “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy

14.                 “True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free.” – Lord Shaftesbury

15.                 “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella

20 stop bullying quotes

1.    “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

2.   “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Mr. Rogers

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

4.   “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – Albus Dumbledore

5.   “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

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

7.    “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” – Harvey S. Firestone

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

9.   “Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this.” – Katherine Jenkins

10.                 “Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it.” ― Heather Brewer

11. “ Bullying happens because weak people need to prop up their ego by beating up or humiliating others.” ― Bruce Dickinson

12.  “Freedom of Speech doesn’t justify online bullying. Words have power, be careful how you use them.” ― Germany Kent

13.  “It’s very important to choose kindness and stop bullying.” – Jacob Tremblay

14.  “You should never make fun of something that a person can’t change about themselves.” ― Phil Lester

15.  “Bullying is never fun, it’s a cruel and terrible thing to do to someone. If you are being bullied, it is not your fault. No one deserves to be bullied, ever.” – Raini Rodriguez

16. “We need to get rid of bullying. We need to get rid of abuse. We need to get rid of harassment. We need to get rid of the casting couch. Instead, we need to build the bench.” – Nancy Dubuc

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

18.  “The meanest people are the weakest people, for they do not even have the strength to believe in goodness. Do not let this be your life’s curse.” ― Sean Patrick Brennan

19.  “Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?” – Sean Covey

20.   “It’s important to stand up to all forms of bullying, and it’s even more important for those who are around you to be just as courageous and stand with you!” – Normani Kordei

 25 stop bullying 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.    “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

3.    “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

4.    “I woke up one day and thought, ‘Enough is enough with bullying myself.’ The war is within you, and that’s also where it’s won. You just have to tackle your insecurities and then let them go.” – Keala Settle

5.    “It is against the principles of human rights to bully another human being.” ― Shenita Etwaroo

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

7.    “People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman

8.   “Cyberbullying is Bullying. Hiding behind a pretty screen, doesn’t make it less hateful, written words have power.” – Anon

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

10.                  “Go empower yourself. You need confidence because the one thing that bullying does is it belittles you, and it takes away your confidence, and nobody deserves that.” –  Bill Goldberg

11.                 “I think the sooner that all of us in society stop accepting any type of bullying or harassment from other people – in spite of people’s social standing or net worth or whatever it is – the sooner it will stop.” – Jason Priestley

12.                  “I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.” ― Abraham Lincoln

13.                 “A bully hides his fears with fake bravado. That is the opposite of self-assertiveness.” ― Nathaniel Branden

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

15.                  “You can’t be against bullying without actually doing something about it.” – Randi Weingarten

16.                  “If bullies actually believe that somebody loves them and believes in them, they will love themselves, they will become better people, and many will even become saviors to the bullied.” ― Dan Pearce

17.                  “I realized that bullying never has to do with you. It’s the bully who’s insecure.” – Shay Mitchell

18.                 “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

19.                 “If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” ― Taylor Swift

20.                  “Confident and proficient people a are virtually impossible for a bully to intimidate in any environment.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

21.                  “No one heals himself by wounding another.” ― St. Ambrose

22.                  “Bullies don’t like to fight, son. They like to win. Being afraid is normal. The only fight you really have to win is the one against the fear.” – Kwame Alexander

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

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

25.                  “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

30 stop bullying quotes

1.    “I think bullying in general is for cowards.” –  Eddie Alvarez

2.     “If you poke a bear just to hear it to roar, why keep poking it if it doesn’t have the energy to roar.” ― Dean Mackin

3.     “If you’re insulting people on the internet, you must be ugly on the inside.” ― Phil Lester

4.    “If we are to stop bullying in schools, we have to start with teachers and administrators. If we want to stop it, we have to stop it.” – Chris Crutcher

5.    “People try to say suicide is the most cowardly act a man could ever commit. I don’t think that’s true at all. What’s cowardly is treating a man so badly that he wants to commit suicide.” ― Tommy Tran

6.    “Bullying is killing our kids. Being different is killing our kids and the kids who are bullying are dying inside. We have to save our kids whether they are bullied or they are bullying. They are all in pain.” – Cat Cora

7.     “Your perfect the way you are, you got to believe in yourself.” ― RedWolf

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

9.     “If you’re having a down time at school and people are bullying you, they don’t know you. They don’t have the right to have an opinion on you.” –  Maisie Williams

10.                “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 Karvouni

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.  “I don’t understand why you insist on calling yourselves Three Little Piglettes,” Mum groans. “It’s a horrible name.” “We’ll make it beautiful, you’ll see. Or better, we’ll make it powerful.”

― Clémentine Beauvais,

19.  “If you call a gypsy a vagabond, I think you do him wrong,

For he never goes a-travelling but he takes his home along.

And the only reason a road is good, as every wanderer knows,

Is just because of the homes, the homes, the homes to which it goes.”

― Joyce Kilmer

20. “Pain and humiliation is always amusing when it happens to someone else.”

― Eileen Cook

21. “If the sky falls, we shall catch larks.”

― Czech proverb

22.  “Lives Changed by Bullying

(it’s on my hard drive)”

― BBC Radio 4

23.  “I think unfortunately society nowadays picks upon the fact that we should all fit into this perfect little box, perfect little label. Everybody has to be labelled, because that’s what makes human beings feel comfortable, I know what that is. If they can’t do that, they start thinking that’s obviously not right.”

― BBC Radio 4

24.  “Her husband was not malicious, but he did bully, though without anger or animosity, as do petty tyrants who think that giving orders means swearing. In front of any stranger he behaved himself, but in his family he let himself go and pretended to be terrible although he was really scared of everybody.”

― Guy de Maupassant

25.  “She had been bullied and tormented by Leena for a long time and she wasn’t going to take it anymore. She was tired of being pushed around. She wanted to be strong for herself and be the type of person who her daughter would’ve wanted to have as a mother.”

― Valenciya Lyons

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.”

― April Genevieve Tucholke

35 stop bullying 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.    “When they torture me, they show they’re weak. When I survive, I show I’m stronger,”

― A.S. King

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.

― 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 bad people 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 shit 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.   “[On hearing that 86% of gay teens have experienced harassment] Eighty-six percent? Eighty-six per-fuckin-cent WERE harassed?! That means fourteen per-fuckin-cent WEREN’T harassed? WHAT?!

At MY school a hundred percent of the children – gay, straight, transgendered, bi, sell… or trade – WERE harassed. She’s saying that fourteen percent of the gay students were NOT harassed? That seems impossible.

At MY school any one of us would have sucked Elton John’s COCK at a mandatory school assembly for a fourteen percent chance of NOT being harassed.”

― Penn Jillette

19.    “Everyone at his table laughs.

They know I can hear them.

They just don’t care.”

― Susane Colasanti, Keep Holding On

20.   “I don’t know anyone who remembers meeting their parents when they were a baby so i’m just like everybody else. -Zoey (100% Real)”

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

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 name, 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.   “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

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

40 stop bullying 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 crap. 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.   “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 will never grow thick skin so that you don’t have to feel bad about being a jerk to me.”

― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

29.    “At first you might wonder what you did to deserve such treatment. Nothing, probably, so that doesn’t matter. What matters is that, eventually, the abuse becomes the status quo. It’s no longer about the whats and whys (“what did I do?” “why are they doing this?”) but the whens and hows (“when are they going to do it?” “how are they going to get me?”). Persecution becomes inevitable, inescapable. And once you get into the victim mindset, you’re fucked. The bullies don’t even need to hurt you now; your poor, warped, pathetic brain is doing half the work for them.”

― Nenia Campbell, Freaky Freshman

30.    “It doesn’t prove anything except that you’re bullying us. Which, as I recall, is a sign of cowardice.”

― Veronica Roth, Divergent

31.    “Bullies are just men who don’t know they are cowards, of course.”

― Antonia Hodgson, The Devil in the Marshalsea

32.    “With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word ‘intellectual,’ of course, became the swear word it deserved to be. You always dread the unfamiliar. Surely you remember the boy in your own school class who was exceptionally ‘bright,’ did most of the reciting and answering while the others sat like so many leaden idols, hating him. And wasn’t it this bright boy you selected and tortured after hours? Of course it was. We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves again. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man? Me?”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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.”

― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

36.  “People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.”

― Wayne Gerard Trotman

37.  “When the Washington Post telephoned me at home on Valentine’s Day 1989 to ask my opinion about the Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwah, I felt at once that here was something that completely committed me. It was, if I can phrase it  this, a matter of everything I hated versus everything I loved. In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation. In the love column: literature, irony, humor, the individual, and the defense of free expression. Plus, of course, friendship—though I  to think that my reaction would have been the same if I hadn’t known Salman at all. To re-state the premise of the argument again: the theocratic head of a foreign despotism offers money in his own name in order to suborn the murder of a civilian citizen of another country, for the offense of writing a work of fiction. No more root-and-branch challenge to the values of the Enlightenment (on the bicentennial of the fall of the Bastille) or to the First Amendment to the Constitution, could be imagined. President George H.W. Bush, when asked to comment, could only say grudgingly that, as far as he could see, no American interests were involved…”

― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

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 stop bullying 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.   “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.   “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.                  “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.                   “The TV said you should ignore bullies and they would stop harassing you. In practice this worked about half the time. The other half, you ended up with two tall boys shadowing you through a trailer park, their fingers taking little nips at your clothes, like dogs.”

― Jennifer Echols

34.                  “The point is: have you ever noticed how we crush a cockroach without further worry and feel no remorse in spite of being in fact terminating a life? That’s it. We do so because we don’t identify ourselves with a cockroach. Because it’s very diffent from us. […] Thinking from that side, I suppose some people tend to do the same towards others. I mean, they see from distance those they don’t identify with on the spot, do you get me? It’s as if the stranger, who doesn’t belong to the same group as we do, was seen as an inferior being… Almost a cockroach!”

― Camilo Gomes Jr

35.                   “It’s basically the same in all periods of societies. If you belong to the majority, you can avoid thinking about lots of troubling things.’

‘And those troubling things are all you /can/ think about when you’re one of the few.’ ‘That’s about the size of it,’ she said mournfully. ‘But maybe, if you’re in a situation like that, you learn to think for yourself.’

‘Yes, but maybe what you end up thinking for yourself /about/ is all those troubling things.”

― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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.    “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

50 stop bullying quotes

 “You aren’t those words. You aren’t the shouts and names. You aren’t the awful things spat at your flavorless gum. You aren’t the punches or the bruises they cause. You aren’t the blood running from your nose. You aren’t under their control. You are not theirs.

Inside you are always the part of you that no one can touch. You are you. You are your own and inside you is the universe. You can be whatever you want. You can be anyone.

Don’t be afraid. You don’t have to be afraid anymore.”

― Salla Simukka, 

2.  “He had put his hand up in class, a declaration of existence, a claim that he knew something. And that was forbidden to him. They could give a number of reasons for why they had to torment him; he was too fat, too ugly, too disgusting. But the real problem was simply that he existed, and every reminder of his existence was a crime.”

― John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In

3.  “I’d lost myself in the abyss of someone else’s tyranny…again.”

― Cassandra Giovanni, Love Exactly

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.    “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 crap. 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.    “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.   “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.    “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.                   “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.                   “The TV said you should ignore bullies and they would stop harassing you. In practice this worked about half the time. The other half, you ended up with two tall boys shadowing you through a trailer park, their fingers taking little nips at your clothes, like dogs.”

― Jennifer Echols

34.                  “The point is: have you ever noticed how we crush a cockroach without further worry and feel no remorse in spite of being in fact terminating a life? That’s it. We do so because we don’t identify ourselves with a cockroach. Because it’s very diffent from us. […] Thinking from that side, I suppose some people tend to do the same towards others. I mean, they see from distance those they don’t identify with on the spot, do you get me? It’s as if the stranger, who doesn’t belong to the same group as we do, was seen as an inferior being… Almost a cockroach!”

― Camilo Gomes Jr

35.                   “It’s basically the same in all periods of societies. If you belong to the majority, you can avoid thinking about lots of troubling things.’

‘And those troubling things are all you /can/ think about when you’re one of the few.’ ‘That’s about the size of it,’ she said mournfully. ‘But maybe, if you’re in a situation like that, you learn to think for yourself.’

‘Yes, but maybe what you end up thinking for yourself /about/ is all those troubling things.”

― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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

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.  “Everyone I say stop bullying it is sad and tears someones heart apart and next thing they do is Suicide because they think that is the right next step!

If you are a Person who gets bullied find someone who will stop this! Don’t just kill yourself for the other person to be happy because you are gone! They are just jealous of you and want to start problems and make you a troublemaker! Ignore those mean cruel evil people in you life and spend time with the nice caring sweet loving angels of yours! 😀

Because bullying is a dumb and stupid waste of time!

Try to shake it off the mean hurtful stuff and keep on doing the right stuff that is going to help you become a better person and when i say a better person i mean more than a better person! ― Skye Daphne

48.  “But the coconut is also a symbol of resilience, Samar. Even in the conditions where there’s very little nourishment and even less nurturance, it flourishes, growing taller than most of the plants around it.”

― Neesha Meminger,

49.  “If bullies actually believe that somebody loves them and believes in them, they will love themselves, they will become better people, and many will even become saviors to the bullied.”

― Dan Pearce

50.  “ Proximity Disorder”

― Stefan Molyneux

Other Mental health quotes which you may like

Below are other mental health quotes which may be of interest to you:

Charles Bukowski Quotes
Clint Eastwood Quotes
College quotes to motivate you
Conan Quotes
Consistency Quotes to Help You Reach Your Goals
Counselling Quotes
December Quotes and Poems
Depression quotes

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Daniela Paez is a Clinical Psychologist with an MSc. In Clinical Neuropsychology from Bangor University. She has vast experience in working with children with disabilities, adolescents and their families, in extreme conditions of poverty and vulnerability. Additionally, she owns a private practice where she provides neuropsychological evaluation for children and adults, and treatment for mood disorders, anxiety, couple therapy, among other conditions.