43 Overcoming Bullying Quotes and Sayings


Becoming a victim of workplace bullying can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, confidence issues, and low self esteem. With many strategies that offer some relief in life, you can slowly transition down a path of peace. Here are some incredible bullying quotes and sayings that capture the essence of this volatile behavior.

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.”

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

“He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.”

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.”

“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.”

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

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

“If there are no heroes to save you, then you be the hero.”

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

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

“It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

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

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

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

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

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

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“They will hate you if you are beautiful. They will hate you if you are successful.”

“Things will get easier, people’s minds will change, and you should be alive to see it.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.”

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

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

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

Surviving workplace bullying is not an easy thing. Looking for some form of conflict resolution is the best way to start to take action.

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