Bullying Sayings and Quotes

With the pervasiveness of social media, bullying can seem impossible to overcome. Stay strong and take comfort that your current situation won’t last forever. Be encouraged with collection of wise and insightful bullying quotes below.


Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It's a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.     

Zack W. Van

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it.     

Heather Brewer

There really is no difference between the bully and the victim.     

Lady Gaga

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

Dan Pearce

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

Kathleen Patel

You will never reach higher ground if you are always pushing others down.     

Jeffrey Benjamin

A bully is playing a game, one that he or she enjoys and needs. You're welcome to play this game if it makes you happy, but for most people, it will make you miserable.     

Seth Godin

Bullying is for people who have no confidence at all. So everyone being bullied, please remember they are scared of you. You have something they don't, and that's what makes them bully you. Don't let their words affect you because they are the ones needing confidence, not you.     

Anonymous

The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be someone else.     

E.E. Cummings

I realized that bullying never has to do with you. It's the bully who's insecure.     

Shay Mitchell

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.     

Michael J. Fox

Cyberbullying is Bullying. Hiding behind a pretty screen, doesn't make it less hateful, written words have power.     

Anon

My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.     

Charlie Chaplin

Some people won't be happy until they've pushed you to the ground. What you have to do is have the courage to stand your ground and not give them the time of day. Hold on to your power and never give it away.     

Donna Schoenrock

No one heals himself by wounding another.     

St. Ambrose

Never do a wrong thing to make a friend--or to keep one.     

Robert E. Lee

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

Abraham Lincoln

You never realize how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.     

unknown

Not all forms of abuse leave bruises.     

Danielle Steel

Hurt people hurt people.     

Charlie Eads

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

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

Bruce Dickinson

Freedom of Speech doesn’t justify online bullying. Words have power, be careful how you use them.     

Germany Kent

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

Phil Lester

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

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

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

Shenita Etwaroo

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

Nathaniel Branden

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

If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.     

Taylor Swift

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

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.     

Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

People say sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can never hurt you, but that’s not true. Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things were said to me that I still haven’t forgotten.     

Demi Lovato

I allowed myself to be bullied because I was scared and didn't know how to defend myself. I was bullied until I prevented a new student from being bullied. By standing up for him, I learned to stand up for myself.     

Jackie Chan

[One who picks on you because he’s bigger than you] 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

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

Bullying consists of the least competent most aggressive employee projecting their incompetence on to the least aggressive most competent employee and winning.     

Tim Field

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

This isn't a high school thing or an age thing. It's a people thing. People cut other people down out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them, or for no reason at all. Just don't let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song.     

Taylor Swift

If you think that making fun of someone is harmless, you are wrong. If you think its OK to do because everyone else is doing it — you're wrong. Bullying has to stop, and it has to start with you. . . . Making fun of someone because they are different from you, that's not being tough. It's being ignorant.     

Drew Brees

Any fool can make a lot of noise. But it takes a strong bull to go his own way and forget the things those bullies say.     

Walt Disney

Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.     

Aldous Huxley

We all lose when bullying and personal attacks become a substitute for genuine conversation and principled disagreement.     

Alicia Garza

Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies, but everyone has seen bullying, and seeing it, has responded to it by joining in or objecting, by laughing or keeping silent, by feeling disgusted or feeling interested.     

Octavia E. Butler

Simple peck-order bullying is only the beginning of the kind of hierarchical behavior that can lead to racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, classism, and all the other 'isms' that cause so much suffering in the world.     

Octavia E. Butler

I don't know that there's any rhyme or reason to bullying... it's not even the bully's fault, which is why it's such a difficult thing to combat.     

Dove Cameron

Bullying is bullying, man. Even the biggest of the bullies got bullied. And what was happening in school comes from the media, innit? It comes from TV and society.     

Skepta

People bully because they want their power back. People bully because they feel powerless, and to get that power, you have to take it from somebody else. And you have to take it from the easy target.     

Tyra Banks

One of the greatest pieces of advice I've ever gotten in my life was from my mom. When I was a little kid there was a kid who was bugging me at school and she said 'Okay, I'm gonna tell you what to do. If the kid's bugging you and puts his hands on you; you pick up the nearest rock . . .'     

Johnny Depp

When all of us are acknowledged as the human equals that we really are, there will be no space left for bullying. It will no longer be wrong to choose one thing over another.     

Jason Mraz

You always have to remember that bullies want to bring you down because you have something that they admire. Also, when you get made fun of ⁠— when people point out your weaknesses, it's an opportunity for you to rise above.     

Zac Efron

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.     

Harvey Fierstein

The ability and inclination to use physical strength is no indication of bravery or tenacity to life. The greatest cowards are often the greatest bullies. Nothing is cheaper and more common than physical bravery.     

Clarence Darrow

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.     

Robin Sacredfire

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 who will not fight back, the safer victim around.     

Robin Sacredfire

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 who think they don't deserve to be alive, are the ones telling others to kill themselves.     

Robin Sacredfire

I abhor injustice and bullying by the strong at the expense of the weak, whether among nations or individuals.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Bullies do not make brave men; and boys of men of foul life cannot become good citizens, good Americans, until they change; and even after the change, scars will be left in their souls.     

Theodore Roosevelt

If you let a bully intimidate you, he's going to do it again. You've got to stand up to those strong-arm tactics.     

Charles Djou

All cruelty springs from weakness.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All you’ll ever be is a fading memory of a bully / Make another joke while they hang another rope so lonely / Push them to the dirt till the words don’t hurt can you hear me / No one’s gonna cry on the very day you die you’re a bully     

Brent Smith; Dave Bassett; Zachary Myers

Teachers said it's just a phase / When I grow up my children will probably do the same / Kids just love to tease / Who'd know it put me underground at seventeen     

Aaron Solowoniuk; Ben Kowalewicz; Ian D'sa; Jon Gallant

You, with your words like knives / And swords and weapons that you use against me / You, have knocked me off my feet again, / Got me feeling like a nothing / You, with your voice like nails / On a chalk board, calling me out when I'm wounded / You, picking on the weaker man     

Taylor Swift

These labels that they give you / just 'cause they don't understand / If you look past this moment / You'll see you've got a friend / Waving a flag for who you are / And all you're gonna do / Yeah, so here's to you / And here's to anyone who's ever felt invisible     

Bonnie J. Baker; Hunter Easton Hayes; Katrina Ruth Elam

They'll hate you if you're pretty / They'll hate you if you're not / They'll hate you for what you lack, baby / And they'll hate you for what you got     

Kristian Bush

How would you feel every time you go to school / Someone's looking at you weird calling you a loser / All these girls wearing bubble-gum pink / Guess I didn't get the memo / 'Cause they're laughing at my blue shirt / Well I hope you feeling good about you treating someone you know like a perfect stranger / 'Cause it's easier than standing by my side     

Autumn Rowe; Toby Gad; Rachel Crow

Don't spit on me and shame yourself / Because you wish you were someone else / You look so clean but you spread your dirt / As if you think that words don't hurt     

Haylie Katharine N. Duff; Hilary N. Duff; Charlie Midnight; Marc D. N. Swersky

Get dem haters out your circle / Smile in your face but all they wanna do is bring ya down / See them try them best to hurt you / And work you / Anything to bring ya down     

Dane Anthony Deviller; Sean Hosein; Stephen Kipner; Stephen Alan Kipner

Guess that's all the reason some kids need / 'Cause they all call me names, and say I should just take it on the chin. / If I'm overreacting, then why is it so cold here / Why is it so cold here, in this hell / Why would my friend Suzy / Tell me I should just go kill myself?     

Michael Whitaker Smith; Tommy L. Sims

Did someone hurt you / Make you feel small / You take it out on me / 'Cause it makes you feel tall / I bet you're scared and alone / If you looked in my eyes, you'd see / Hey, bully, you're a lot like me     

Morgan Roxanne Frazier; Sherrie Austin; Tiffany Lane Goss

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.     

Coretta Scott King

They all try to look the same / all try to give themselves a name / pick on the boy who is all alone / just because his identity is his own     

Jon Evans

The next person you go to hurt / or try to make feel like dirt / instead of trying to look cool / feel for the guy you make look a fool     

Jon Evans

You, blatant coward that you are, / Upon the helpless vent your spite. / Suppose you ply your trade on me; / Come, monkey with this bard, and see / How I'll repay your bark with bite!     

Eugene Field

He has blossomed into be nobody's fool / The boy who was taunted and bullied at school / Quite a brilliant scientist and few of his kind / And his very equal would be hard to find.     

Francis Duggan

Oh, it's not myself, but a drover chap,' said Stingy Smith with glee, / 'A bullying fellow called Saltbush Bill, and you are the man for me. / He's on the road with his hungry sheep, and he's certain to raise a row, / For he's bullied the whole of the Castlereagh till he's got them under cow ⁠— / Just pick a quarrel and raise a fight, and leather him good and hard, / And I'll take good care that his wretched sheep don't wander a half a yard. / It's a five-pound job if you belt him well — do anything short of kill, / For there isn't a beak on the Castlereagh will fine you for Saltbush Bill.'     

Andrew Barton Paterson

You're fat and ugly and an imbecile too / And that's why they draw funny pictures of you / And talk bad about all the kids / 'Cause it's a real cool club and you're not a part of it / Yeah it's a real cool club and you'll never be a part of it     

Benjamin M. Foster