Bullies and Bullying

Sunday, March 17, 2013 – Bullies and Bullying

The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there’s no ball, there’s no game. Bullies hate that. So they’ll either behave so they can play with you or they’ll go bully someone else. ~ Seth Godin

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

As a former lifelong Republican, it pains me to tell you that today’s Republicans – and their standard-bearers, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan – just aren’t up to the task. They’re beholden to “my way or the highway” bullies, indebted to billionaires who bankroll ads and allergic to the very idea of compromise. ~ Charlie Crist

One of the great attractions of patriotism – it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous. ~ Aldous Huxley

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

Ignoring is what you are supposed to do with bullies, so they get bored and leave you alone. But the problem in school is that they don’t get bored, because whatever else there is to do is more boring still. ~ Paul Murray

He’s a bully. I love bullies. They have such big, shiny red buttons to push. ~ Carrie Vaughn

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

Perhaps it is only human nature to inflict suffering on anything that will endure suffering, whether by reason of its genuine humility, or indifference, or sheer helplessness. ~ Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Bullying consists of the least competent most aggressive employee projecting their incompetence on to the least aggressive most competent employee and winning. ~ Tim Field

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

You will never reach higher ground if you are always pushing others down. ~ Jeffrey Benjamin

Liston 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

I was bullied at school, called all kinds of different names. But one day I turned to my bullies and said – ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me” and it worked! From there on it was sticks and stones all the way. ~ Harry Hill
Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure. ~ Joseph Heller

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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. ~ Lord Shaftesbury

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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