Bullying quotes

  • When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Bullying #Clever #Teaching

  • I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Bullying #Kids #Evil

  • It gets better. It seems hard, you know, I think being different is always gonna be a tough climb. There's always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you're letting them win. And they don't deserve that. What you're doing by being yourself is you're keeping it real, and you're being really brave.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Being Yourself #Bullying #Real

  • I have insecurities of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me.
    -- Adele

    #Funny #Hater #Bullying

  • The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
    -- Aesop

    #Wisdom #Bullying #Conceited

  • By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Wise #Bullying #Kids

  • Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Life #Bullying #Race

  • I used to think I had no will to power. Now I perceive that I vented it on thoughts, rather than people. Conquering an unknown province of knowledge. Getting the better of a problem. Forcing ideas to associate or come apart. Bullying recalcitrant words to assume a certain pattern. All the fun of being a dictator without any risks and responsibilities.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Bullying #Fun #Responsibility

  • I hate online bullying. Those little comment boxes can brim with the most vicious, acidic, and pointless remarks.
    -- Alexa Chung

    #Bullying #Hate #Littles

  • Every small wrong, every minor act of cruelty, every act of petty bullying was symbolic of a greater wrong. And if we ignored these small things, then did it not blunt our outrage over the larger wrongs?
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Bullying #Ignored #Blunt

  • What makes Bush different from Hitler? He commits crimes in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib prisons. With all these crimes, they still behave like bullying claimants. They get angry once they see an independant nation.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #Bullying #Different #Abu Ghraib

  • In the short term, corporal punishment may produce obedience. But it is a fact documented by research that in the long term the results are inability to learn, violence and rage, bullying, cruelty, inability to feel another's pain, especially that of one's own children, even drug addiction and suicide, unless there are enlightened or at least helping witnesses on hand to prevent that development.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Suicide #Bullying #Pain

  • I haven't personally experienced bullying, but when I was in high school, I had a best friend who became a bully. I took a stand and took it upon myself to separate from her. I couldn't be associated with her because it wasn't the type of person I wanted to be.
    -- Amber Riley

    #Bullying #School #Type

  • I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Bullying #Believe #Moving

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

    #Bullying #Would Be #Life Is

  • If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Bullying #Stupid #Perception

  • Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Bullying #Heart #Safety

  • Unless and until our society recognizes cyber bullying for what it is, the suffering of thousands of silent victims will continue.
    -- Anna Maria Chavez

    #Bullying #Suffering #Our Society

  • At Girl Scouts, we are committed to raising awareness about the terrible effects of cyber bullying, and to teaching girls how to recognize the signs of bullying of any sort and extricate themselves or another from a bad situation before it spirals out of control and ends in tragedy.
    -- Anna Maria Chavez

    #Girl #Bullying #Teaching

  • I'm very sad about Mitch McConnell probably getting to be Senate majority leader, if only for two years. To me, he is just everything that is wrong with the world, a bullying obstructionist blowhard liar (not to put too fine a point on it).
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Bullying #Liars #Years

  • 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.
    -- Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

    #Bullying #Men #Calm

  • Everybody deserves fair treatment, equal treatment in the eyes of the law and the state. And that includes gays, lesbians, transgender persons. I am not a fan of discrimination and bullying of anybody on the basis of race, on the basis of religion, on the basis of sexual orientation or gender. This is actually part and parcel of the agenda that's also going to be front and centre, and that is how are we treating women and girls.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Girl #Bullying #Eye

  • We have got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Bullying #Normal #Myth

  • Psychopaths know intellectually what is immoral they just don't have a feeling of immorality about it.
    -- Barbara Oakley

    #Bullying #Feelings #Psychopath

  • We speak for the entire Giants organization when we say that there is no place in society for hatred and bullying against anyone.
    -- Barry Zito

    #Bullying #Gay #Organization

  • Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Fake People #Bullying #Army

  • Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Leadership #Bullying #Funny Inspirational

  • 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

    #Baby #Bullying #School

  • I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.
    -- Bill Hicks

    #Bullying #Creative #Outsiders

  • All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Bullying #Purpose

  • People need to realize bullying has just as much of an impact online because words are so cutting and difficult to deal with.
    -- Bridgit Mendler

    #Bullying #Cutting #Impact

  • There's a reason why bullying takes such a strong form online. People don't have to push back as much as they would in real life.
    -- Bridgit Mendler

    #Bullying #Strong #Real

  • To forgive the incessant provocations of daily life - to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son - how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand, by meaning our words when we say in our prayers each night, “Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We are offered forgiveness on no other terms. To refuse it is to refuse God’s mercy for ourselves. There is no hint of exceptions and God means what he says.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Daughter #Mother #Bullying

  • 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

    #Bullying #Pain #Kids

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

    #Bullying #Strong #Tactics

  • It's easy for people to be characterized in public life based upon their personality, and I have a very direct, blunt personality. And I understand why some people would then characterize that, especially people who don't like you, as bullying, but it's not that.
    -- Chris Christie

    #Bullying #People #Personality

  • 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 #Hurt #Thinking

  • I was very tiny...I spent most of my time stuffed into lockers. Thank god for cell phones, or I'd still be there.
    -- Chris Colfer

    #Bullying #Phones #Cells

  • You can only offend me if you mean something to me.
    -- Chris Rock

    #Bullying #Mean

  • We must have moral education in the schools, anti-bullying programs, but this does not mean programs to feminize boys.
    -- Christina Hoff Sommers

    #Bullying #School #Mean

  • 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

    #Bullying #Boys #Long

  • Singer Cilla Black's introduction to homophobic bullying occurred during a visit from Billy, a dear childhood friend. Sharing a room with Ms Black's boyfriend, Billy Returning after having gone out by himself: collapsed by the bed and burst into floods of tears, his face bruised and splattered with blood. ... " I'm Gay," Billy said, "and I've just been beaten up and robbed by a guy who picked me up in a bar and took me back to his place."
    -- Cilla Black

    #Bullying #Gay #Blood

  • It's nice to be able to directly speak to fans and thank them for their support. The only time that it can get tricky is when they are unkind or say things that may not be so easy to say if they weren't behind a computer. Bullying is never ok. I personally have only experienced it very infrequently so overall I enjoy Twitter and Instagram but I'm definitely aware of it.
    -- Claire Holt

    #Bullying #Nice #Support

  • I was different unique and always happy. At school this attracted playground harassment. Nowadays, while I remain effervescent, quicker to perceive enmity I reserve my warmest touches and smiles for those who smolder with envy.
    -- Clarence Day

    #Bullying #School #Unique

  • You only get to walk variations of the same lines everyone has already drawn for you.
    -- Courtney Summers

    #Bullying #Variation #Lines

  • Harmony can not thrive in a climate of mistrust, cheating, bullying; mean-spirited competition.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Motivational #Bullying #Cheating

  • Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, there’s no room for cheating, bullying or exploitation.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Cheating #Bullying #Rooms

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

    #Bullying #Hurt #Hate

  • Not all forms of abuse leave bruises.
    -- Danielle Steel

    #Bullying #Abuse #Bruises

  • Because I was aspirational, I did my work, I was respectful to my teachers, I experienced a lot of bullying from the black kids. My friends were largely white or Asian.
    -- David Oyelowo

    #Teacher #Bullying #Kids

  • I know first hand what its like to be called names and to be affected by things. They would call me fat, they would call me promiscuous in different words. At the time, when I was 12-years-old, that was like the end of the world. To me, bullying is one of my biggest platforms. Lets change the world.
    -- Demi Lovato

    #Bullying #Hands #Years

  • China is not a superpower, nor will she ever seek to be one... If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too should play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression and exploitation, the people of the world should identify her as social-imperialist, expose it, oppose it and work together with the Chinese people to overthrow it.
    -- Deng Xiaoping

    #Bullying #Play #Tyrants

  • Bullying can be physical, verbal or emotional. Words and threats are just as painful as fists, especially with social media these days. For those of you who don't know, I was actually bullied as a young boy on one occasion,
    -- Derek Hough

    #Bullying #Boys #Emotional

  • Let me tell you right now, you are not alone. Seeking help requires incredible strength and courage. The most powerful weapon you have against bullying is your voice,
    -- Derek Hough

    #Bullying #Powerful #Voice

  • 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

    #Bullying #Peace #Elephants

  • In the light of her son's comment she reconsidered the scene at the mosque, to see whose impression was correct. Yes it could be worked into quite an unpleasant scene. The doctor had begun by bullying her, had said Mrs Callendar was nice, and then - finding the ground safe - had changed; he had alternately whined over his grievances and patronized her, had run a dozen ways in a single sentence, had been unreliable, inquisitive, vain. Yes, it was all true, but how false as a summary of the man; the essential life of him had been slain.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Running #Bullying #Nice

  • The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
    -- Edmund Burke

    #Bullying #Freedom #Work

  • A placated bully is a hand-fed bully.
    -- Edna Ferber

    #Bullying #Hands #Bully

  • We're not excusing the ones who are mean, but I want girls to understand the psychology. It's not in everyone. But the bully needs to put this pain somewhere.
    -- Elizabeth Berkley

    #Girl #Bullying #Pain

  • Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else's expense. And I find that that's just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings.
    -- Ellen DeGeneres

    #Funny #Bullying #Hurt

  • Things will get easier, people's minds will change, and you should be alive to see it.
    -- Ellen DeGeneres

    #Bullying #People #Mind

  • I went to a mixed school and I can't remember being bullied at school, ever. I was quite large, in those days. Usually, if you're going to be a bully, you'll pick on someone who is small. I didn't bully anybody, and I don't remember being bullied.
    -- Elton John

    #Bullying #School #Remember

  • I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
    -- Elvis Costello

    #Inspirational #Life #Bullying

  • To ignore or use silence is a cruel tool. Hence this quote: Silence is all we dread; there's ransom in a voice; but silence is infinity.
    -- Emily Dickinson

    #Bullying #Voice #Silence

  • Bullies enjoy dark happiness; these are the blank parts that eventually fill their minds with nothingness.
    -- Emily Shanks

    #Bullying #Dark #Mind

  • The self-despisers are less intent on their own increase than on the diminution of others. Where self-esteem is unobtainable, envy takes the place of greed.
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Bullying #Self Esteem #Envy

  • The bigger the network, the harder it is to leave. Many users find it too daunting to start afresh on a new site, so they quietly consent to Facebook's privacy bullying.
    -- Evgeny Morozov

    #Bullying #Privacy #Bigger

  • America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage.
    -- Felix Dennis

    #Bullying #America #Definitions

  • People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless loquacious father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priests; bullying school masters; the English and the terrible things they did to us for eight hundred long years. Above all -- we were wet.
    -- Frank McCourt

    #Mother #Bullying #Father

  • I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
    -- Frank Zappa

    #Funny #Bullying #People

  • You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    #Inspirational #Life #Bullying

  • To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    #Bullying #Suffering

  • I had never liked bullying of any sort, especially when an individual acquires his courage by becoming part of a faceless mob. I always say if you need fake courage, get it out of a bottle like I do.
    -- Gary Reilly

    #Bullying #Fake #Needs

  • 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

    #Bullying #Philosophy #Thinking

  • I don't consider Americans bullies, but I do consider the American government bullying.
    -- George Michael

    #Bullying #Government #Bully

  • Every well-thought-out rebuttal to dogma, every scrap of intelligent logic, every absurdist reduction of some bullying stance is the antidote.
    -- George Sanders

    #Bullying #Intelligent #America

  • To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.
    -- Golda Meir

    #Bullying #Compromise

  • It's no surprise that the Bush administration's bullying swagger and blithe ignorance have caused much of the Muslim world to hold the U.S. in rock-bottom regard.
    -- Graydon Carter

    #Bullying #Ignorance #Rocks

  • Somebody was saying to Picasso that he ought to make pictures of things the way they are-objective pictures. He mumbled that he wasn't quite sure what that would be. The person who was bullying him produced a photograph of his wife from his wallet and said, "There, you see, that is a picture of how she really is." Picasso looked at it and said, "She is rather small, isn't she? And flat?"
    -- Gregory Bateson

    #Bullying #Wife #Perspective

  • Bullying is not gonna stop, but we can at least be confident enough to stand up to it.
    -- Greyson Chance

    #Bullying #Enough #Be Confident

  • But when you are being physically and psychologically tortured, it is difficult to remove yourself from the pressingness of the moment at hand. Here's how I dealt with bullying: I cried, I hated myself, I hated my life. I didn't deal with it, I survived it, but I never dealt with it. So here are two tips from someone with lots of experience. 1: It's not about you, it has nothing to do with you, it's about the ***** doing it to you. 2: Your job is not to deal with it, your job is to survive it, which you CAN do because it WILL end. And then yes, it will get better.
    -- Hank Green

    #Bullying #Jobs #Hands

  • But, actually, it is only Americans who say that our freedoms and prosperity are the reason foreigners hate us. If you ask the foreigners, they make it clear that it's America's bullying foreign policy they detest.
    -- Harry Browne

    #Bullying #Hate #America

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

    #Bullying #Forever #Poison

  • I am going around British secondary schools, as a gay man talking about my life, and encouraging schools to get rid of homophobic bullying and to care for their gay members of staff and their gay students.
    -- Ian Mckellen

    #Bullying #School #Gay

  • Children should always be brave and do something about bullying. Its not okay to stand by and let it happen. Bullies thrive off secrecy. Children should tell someone if they see someone being bullied.
    -- Imelda Staunton

    #Bullying #Children #Brave

  • Our dourest parsons, who followed the nonconformist fashion of long extemporary prayers, always seemed to me to be bent on bullying God.
    -- J. B. Priestley

    #Fashion #Bullying #Prayer

  • Today the world faces a single man armed with weapons of mass destruction, manifesting an aggressive, bullying attitude, who may well plunge the world into chaos and bloodshed if he miscalculates. This person, belligerent, arrogant, and sure of himself, truly is the most dangerous person on Earth. The problem is that his name is George W. Bush, and he is our president.
    -- Jack Balkin

    #Bullying #Attitude #Men

  • I bought one of those anti-bullying wristbands when they first came out. I say 'bought', I actually stole it off a short, fat ginger kid.
    -- Jack Whitehall

    #Bullying #Kids #Firsts

  • Banning books is just another form of bullying. It's all about fear and an assumption of power. The key is to address the fear and deny the power.
    -- James Howe

    #Bullying #Book #Keys

  • There is a cowardly propensity in the human heart that delights in oppressing somebody else, and in the gratification of this base desire we always select a victim that can be outraged with safety.
    -- James T. Rapier

    #Bullying #Heart #Safety

  • 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

    #Bullying #Space #Humans

  • When you hold people up for ridicule, you have to take responsibility when other people act on it.
    -- Jay Asher

    #Bullying #Responsibility #People

  • I changed schools a lot when I was in elementary school because some girls were mean. They were less mean in middle school, because I was doing all right; although this one girl gave me invitations to hand out to her birthday party that I wasn't invited to.
    -- Jennifer Lawrence

    #Girl #Bullying #Party

  • I sent my ex-husband a bully card: You held hate in one heart and spoke niceties with the other, you laid warm hands upon me in public and wounded me in private, your noble face hid your filthy ways, and your sorrow was but laughter.
    -- Jenny Jay

    #Bullying #Husband #Laughter

  • They're not bullying you because of you,they're bullying you because of how they are
    -- Jessie J

    #Bullying #Anti Bullying #Because Of You

  • Tears don't mean you're losing, everybody's bruising, Just be true to who you are
    -- Jessie J

    #Bullying #Mean #Tears

  • Bullying is not okay. Period.
    -- Jim C. Hines

    #Bullying #Periods #Okay

  • It's not that bullying is any worse today. The impulse for cruelty is the same impulse. The only difference is that the tools to achieve that have become more sophisticated.
    -- Jodee Blanco

    #Bullying #Differences #Tools

  • My message to kids who bully other kids is: You know it's wrong! What's really going on? Try not to make somebody else's life miserable because you are.
    -- Joe Nichols

    #Bullying #Kids #Trying

  • Bullying wasn't okay in elementary school and it isn't okay now, especially when it comes in the form of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
    -- John Doolittle

    #Bullying #School #Decision