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120 Best Bully Quotes To Inspire Courage And Resilience

120 Best Bully Quotes To Inspire Courage And Resilience

Here is a brilliant collection of bully quotes that empower, inspire, and speak out against bullying!

Top 10 Bully Quotes

1. “My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.” — Charlie Chaplin

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2. “Talk to yourself the way you’d talk to someone you love. Shush your inner bully. Be your own bestie.” ― Karen Salmansohn

3. “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

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

5. “Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. Help a friend.” — Leonard Nimoy

6. “The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.” ― Bryant McGill

7. “Once you know who you are, you need not fear being misunderstood, or isolated, or bullied. You won’t care whether others respect you, because you know who you are.” ― Shawn Davis

8. “When people don’t like themselves very much, they have to make up for it. The classic bully was actually a victim first.” — Tom Hiddleston

9. “Whether you have been the target of aggressive behavior or the aggressor, this event does not define you. Every day brings a new opportunity to start again.” ― Jessica Speer

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

Anti-Bullying Quotes To Empower You

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

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2. “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

3. “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

See also: 80 Inspirational Confidence Affirmations To Empower You

4. “You have rights, and you don’t deserve to be bullied. Stand up for yourself. You deserve to be happy.” — Michael Ryan

5. “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

6. “I am still bullied occasionally. However, none of my current bullies really exist. They’re all in my head. Be your own best friend instead of your worst enemy.” ― Abiola Abrams

7. “Being culturally ambiguous and having to deal with bullying made me strong and independent.” ― Shanina Shaik

8. “They’re not bullying you because of you, they’re bullying you because of how they are.” ― Jessie J

9. “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

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

11. “I can speak up for myself, but I decided you are not worth my time. You do not have the power to bully me anymore. I know who I am.” ― Charlena E. Jackson

12. “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

13. “You have two choices with bullies: let them get away with it or find a way to stand up for yourself.” — Annie McKee

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

15. “Bullying is not gonna stop, but we can at least be confident enough to stand up to it.” ― Greyson Chance

16. “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

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

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

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

20. “You are so much stronger than you realize. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you’re not. Not even you.” ― J.W. Lynne

21. “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

22. “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

23. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

24. “Never let anyone bully you, no matter what. For your life is a gift, you were created for a purpose, and you alone have the right to determine what that is. Always stand up for what’s right.” — Christine C. Taing

25. “Not only are we all unique, we’re also all connected. Therefore, it makes no sense that you could ever be rejected.” ― Samantha Childs

Inspiring Quotes About Bullying

1. “I want to leave behind me the name of a fellow who never bullied a little boy, or turned his back on a big one.” ― Thomas Hughes

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2. “When you’re nice, you’re not bullying people. But when you’re kind, you stand up against the bully.” — Daniel Lubetzky

3. “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

4. “Words have great power that could make or break others…so please be careful with them.” — Timothy Pina

5. “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

6. “Maybe better advice might be to spend your energy focusing on what and who makes you happy, instead of focusing on the fools who don’t like you — for whatever reason.” ― Lisa Flipps

7. “Be sure of yourself, don’t let anyone bully you, be a strong and independent woman or boy.” ― Nicole Polizzi

8. “Love always wins. You might feel afraid sometimes, or angry, or hurt — but if you respond with love, the bullies can’t win.” ― Josh Roberts

9. “In the end, bullies are bullies, and always back down. Standing up in unity to these soulless creatures must be our sacred mission.” — Jim Delaney

10. “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

11. “I was of the type who gets bullied rather than the one who does the bullying, which I’m glad about. I’d rather be that than a bully.” — Lily Cole

12. “You’re perfect the way you are, you got to believe in yourself.” ― RedWolf

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

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

15. “Don’t give in to bullying or others making fun of people. Stand up for yourself. Stand up for your friends. Be that one person who is genuinely good-hearted.” — Michelle McCool

16. “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

17. “Once you have a genuine sense of concern for others, there’s no room for cheating, bullying or exploitation.” ― Dalai Lama

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

19. “If you’ve witnessed bullying or if you’re being bullied, tell somebody you trust. Tell mom and dad. Tell your counselors or your coaches. Tell your teachers. Tell an adult who you trust.” — Stephanie McMahon

20. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” — Wendy Mass

21. “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

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

See also: 110 Superb Surround Yourself With Good People Quotes

23. “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

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

25. “Always stand up for yourself. Never let anyone bully you, talk down to you, or belittle you in any way.” — Charlie Higson

Cyberbullying Quotes

1. “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

2. “Every time you post something online, you have a choice. You can either make it something that adds to the happiness levels in the world — or you can make it something that takes away.” ― Zoe Sugg

3.  “Cyber bullies can hide behind a mask of anonymity online and do not need direct physical access to their victims to do unimaginable harm.” — Anna Maria Chavez

4. “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

5. “With cyberbullying, one press of a finger on an electronic device can shatter someone’s reputation and what they think is their entire life. It’s scary.” — Justin Prentice

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

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

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

9. “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

10. “Unless and until our society recognizes cyberbullying for what it is, the suffering of thousands of silent victims will continue.” — Anna Maria Chavez

11. “Next time you go to post a comment or an update or share a link, ask yourself: is this going to add to the happiness in the world? And if the answer is no, then please delete. There is enough sadness in the world already. You don’t need to add to it.” ― Zoe Sugg

12. “Cyberbullying is not a spectator sport. When and if you see it happening resist, stay informed and aware of how you can help and take some steps to champion against it.” — Germany Kent

13. “Trolls want reactions. Don’t become a bully because they’re bullying you!” ― Ananya Panday

14. “I hate online bullying. Those little comment boxes can brim with the most vicious, acidic, and pointless remarks.” ― Alexa Chung

15. “Cyberbullying is poised to turn into the biggest online concern, already affecting up to 35% of all children.” — Dr Martyn Wild

16. “The problem with cyberbullying is everything. If you have something mean to say, look in the mirror & say it to yourself. Maybe you’ll think twice.” — Unknown

17. “The Internet can be used as a place to have a greater positive impact on the world, There’s a ton of positive initiatives online. The web should be used to inspire others, not spread hate or to hurt others.” — Justin Bieber

18. “It’s easy to be mean when you’re Unknown Author. There’s a lot of people who wouldn’t have the cajones to say in person what they do online. But you can’t listen to somebody you don’t even know. Opinions of your friends and family matter, but you can’t listen to somebody who is nobody to you.” — Brendan Dooling

19. “Bullying can be physical, verbal or emotional. Words and threats are just as painful as fists, especially with social media these days.” ― Derek Hough

20. “Other people’s words have almost nothing to do with you and almost everything to do with them.” ― Gisele Bündchen

Stop Bullying Quotes

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

2. “Bullying is not a character-building experience.” ― Christina Engela

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

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

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

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

7. “We have got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage.” — Barack Obama

8. “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

9. “Bullying is so common that it’s viewed as almost ‘normal,’ but it should never be.” — Choi Si-won

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

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. “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

13. “Bullying is an evil because it not only destroys the life of the kid who’s bullied, but also makes everyone in the class who knows this is going on feel guilty for not doing anything.” ― Philip Zimbardo

14. “Being overly critical of yourself is like having a relentless, inescapable bully who follows you everywhere you go and abuses you.” ― Bryant McGill

See also: 70 Self Compassion Quotes To Help You Love Yourself More

15. “The solution to putting an end to bullying is to stop it at the source but also to find out what is causing the person to behave the way that they do.” — Hunter King

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

17. “I think there really needs to be some consequences for people with bullying, because there are children that are taking their lives over this.” ― Shanna Moakler

18. “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

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

20. “The more capable people are of inflicting pain, the deeper, more buried they are in illusion and fear.” ― Sonia Choquette

Wise Quotes About Bullies

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

See also: 130 Self-Love Affirmations To Help You Embrace Yourself

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

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

4. “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

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

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

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

8. “The people who are bullying you, they’re insecure about who they are, and that’s why they’re bullying you… They desperately want to be loved and be accepted, and they go out of their way to make people feel unaccepted so that they’re not alone.” — Madelaine Petsch

9. “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

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

11. “Children learn bullying behavior from adults, but no one talks about this transfer of destructive behavior.” ― Jennifer Fraser

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

13. “There is a high frequency of violence in the home of those who bully.” — Phil McGraw

14. “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

15. “Fighting means you could lose. Bullying means you can’t. A bully wants to beat somebody; he doesn’t want to fight somebody.” — Andrew Vachss

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 think bullying, in general, is for cowards.” — Eddie Alvarez

18. “If you’re having a downtime 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

19. “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

20. “The message is that bullies generally don’t bully people who stand up for themselves.” — John Crawford

Final Words

I collected these bully quotes from various online sources to reflect on and stand tall against the shadows of bullying.

Let them drive us towards a future where kindness beats cruelty, where we replace fear with understanding, and where we fight against anything trying to pull us apart!

120 Best Bully Quotes To Inspire Courage And Resilience