Online Sense is ICDL Arabia's philanthropic arm aimed at raising public awareness on Cyber Safety.

Are you looking for some inspirational quotes on cyberbullying, or bullying in general? Do you know someone who could use a few uplifting anti-bullying quotes?

Look through this list of quotes and see if one of them can encourage you.

We’ve divided the quotes into different sections:
1. Quotes about cyberbullying
2. Quotes for bystanders (standing up for bullying victims)
3. Quotes about why you shouldn’t bully
4. Quotes about how things will get better eventually
5. Quotes about why bullying happens and how we can prevent it
6. Quotes about standing up to bullies

Quotes about Cyberbullying

1. “If you’re insulting people on the Internet, you must be ugly on the inside.”

2. “Cyber bullying is bullying. Hiding behind a pretty screen doesn’t make it any less hateful.”

3. “Unless and until our society recognizes cyber bullying for what it is, the suffering of thousands of silent victims will continue.”

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

5. “Not all forms of abuse leave bruises.”

Inspirational Quotes for Bystanders of Bullying (Stand Up for Others)

6. “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who look on and do nothing.”

Stand Up for Others

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

Be an Encourager (Anti-Bullying Quote)

10. “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Bullying Quote for Bystanders: Don't Turn and Face the Other Way

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

13. “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.”

14. “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”

15. “No one heals himself by wounding another.”

16. “Bystanders who do nothing give bullies permission inadvertently to go one being bullies. Most are afraid they’ll lose friends or be bullied themselves if they help victims or report bullies, and some feel guilty for years afterward.”

17. “School administrators can’t say it’s up to the parents. Parents can’t say it’s up to the teachers. Teachers can’t say it’s not their job. And kids can’t say, “I was too afraid to tell.” Every single one of us has to play our role if we’re serious about putting an end to the madness. We are all responsible. We must be.” – Megan Kelley Hall (author)

Quotes about Why You Shouldn’t Bully

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

Bullying Quote: Imagine a World (words appear on skin)

20. “I would rather be a little nobody than to be an evil somebody.”

Bullying Quotes: Words Scar, Rumors Destroy, Bullies Kill

Amanda Todd (the girl in the photo above) committed suicide as a result of cyberbullying. Learn about her story here.

-Online Sense

22. “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

Bullying Quote: You Never Look Good Making Someone Else Look Bad

24. “My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”

Bullying Quote: Be Sure to Taste Your Words before You Spit Them Out

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

Cyberbullying quotes: Being a bully is insecurity not weakness

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

Bullying Quotes: Those Who Understand Never Judge

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

Bullying Quotes: What Goes Around Comes Back Around

Bullying Quote: Belittling Others Is Neither Tough Nor Impressive

33. “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.”

Bullying Quotes: Blowing Out Someone's Candle

Bullying Quote: Bullying Is NOT a Reflection of Victim's Character

Bullying Quote: Don't Teach How to Deal with Bullies

Inspirational Quotes for the Victims of Bullying (It Gets Better)

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

38. “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

39. “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

Jackie Chan Bullying Quote

41. “Go ahead, bully me; but in 30 years, the only thing people will remember is that I am your boss.”

42. “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.”

43. “[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

Philosophical Quotes about Bullying

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

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

Bullying Quotes: Hangman Is Great

47. “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.”

Bullying Quotes: Bullies Don't Reflect on Themselves

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

50. “Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.”

Lucy Hale (Bullying Quote)

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

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

Bullying Quotes: "I'm Used to It"

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

56. “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.”

Bullying Quotes: They Can't Assassinate Your Character

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

59. ”We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou: People will forget what you said...

61. “A young outcast will often feel 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.”

Bullying Quotes: Healthy Mind

63. “People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.”

Bullying Quotes: When a Toxic Person Can No Longer Control You...

65. “The coconut is a symbol of resilience. Even in the conditions where there’s very little nourishment and even less nurturance, it flourishes, growing taller than most of the plants around it. (Be a coconut).”

66. “If bullies actually believe that somebody loves them and believes in them, they will love themselves, they will become better people, and many will then become saviors to the bullied.”

Quotes about Bullying: Stand Up for Yourself

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

Bullying Quotes: Character Reflection

69. “My self-worth is not linked to your cruel words and action. 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.”

Bullying Quotes: Let Bullies Criticize You

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

Bullying Quotes: Throwing Stones & Building a Wall

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

Bullying Quotes: Ignore Those Who Talk Behind Your Back

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

Dr. Seuss (Bullying Quotes)

77. “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.”

Bullying Quotes: Don't Let the World Change Your Smile

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

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

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

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

Bullying Quotes (Dear Haters)

84. “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.”

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

Bullying Quotes: Be the Best You Can Be

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