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31 Inspiring Anti-Bullying Quotes: It’s Time to Fight Back

by Martha Simmonds

We all know that bullying is bad — after all, anti-bullying quotes and slogans have been appearing on school walls and bulletin boards for a while now. But somehow, it seems that with the rise of social media, bullying has only gotten worse. Since your bullies can now reach you wherever you are, you won’t feel safe even at home.

You may start losing hope and thinking you have nowhere to go. I don’t blame you; but remember — there is always a way out. Talk to someone you trust. Just knowing that there is someone willing to listen will do wonders for your self-esteem, and you won’t feel as alone anymore.

In the meantime, I’ve prepared these anti-bullying quotes to inspire you and get you through a bad day. Stay strong!

31 Anti-Bullying Quotes to Give You Strength and Inspire You

Inspirational Quotes for the Victims of Bullying

1. “I got made fun of constantly in high school. That’s what built my character. That’s what makes you who you are. When you get made fun of, when people point out your weakness, that’s just another opportunity for you to rise above.” — Zac Efron

2. “My self-worth is not linked to your cruel words and actions. My self-esteem is not affected by your deliberate attempts to destroy my character. You have no power over me. You will not silence me.” — Marina Cohen

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

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

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

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

7. “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

8. “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

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

10. “God dances with the outcast.” — Steven James

Anti-Bullying Quotes About Bullies

11. “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

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

13. “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

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

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

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

17. “A healthy mind does not speak ill of others.”

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

19. “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

20. “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

21. “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 fear.” — Kwame Alexander

Anti-Bullying Quotes to Help You Stand up for Yourself

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

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

24. “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 Fierstein

25. “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

26. “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.” — Taylor Swift

27. “The greatest oak was once a little nut that held its ground.”

Anti-Bullying Quotes to Inspire You to Stand up for Others

28. “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

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

30. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If the 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

31. “If you turn and face the other way when someone is being bullied, you might as well be the bully too.”

To Conclude

No matter how difficult it gets, don’t forget that bullying doesn’t last forever and that it’s not your fault. And whenever you need a little reminder that you are strong, come back to this list of anti-bullying quotes. It will always be here to help you keep your chin up and push through.

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