21 Quotes Victims of Bullying Find Encouraging

How uplifting quotes can encourage positive thinking


Sometimes the pain of bullying can be so strong that kids get stuck in a cycle of negative thinking. They dwell on the humiliation, loneliness and vulnerability that bullying can cause and find it very hard to find joy in their every day lives. It is as if the bullying experience hijacks their life and before they know it they find themselves on a slippery slope into victim thinking.

When left unchecked, negative thinking can lead to a number of health problems including headaches, ulcers and other stress-related conditions.

What’s more, bullying can lead to a number of negative consequences too. To avoid long-term issues, be sure you are taking steps to report the bullying to the school. Also work with your child to stand up to the bullying as well as give her ideas on how to defend herself from bullies.

It’s also important that you help your kids develop positive thinking skills, improve self-esteem, reframe their situation and become resilient. If you find that your child is particularly struggling with thinking positive, one thing that has been found to help kids struggling to cope with bullying is reading, posting and writing down encouraging quotes, particularly those that relate to bullying.

By reading these quotes, they are reminded that bullying is choice made by the bully and is not a reflection of who they are as a person. Additionally, it can be used to emphasize what they have control over and what they cannot control.

For instance, kids cannot control a bully’s thoughts or actions, but they can control their response to it. Here is a list of the top 21 quotes that victims of bullying may find encouraging.

“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” -- Brian Tracy

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” -- Fred Devito

“You are so much stronger than you think.” -- Unknown

“The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.” -- Robert Tew

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right.” -- Unknown

“Don’t be afraid of being different. Be afraid of being like everyone else.” -- Unknown

“When the world says give up, hope whispers try one more time.” -- Unknown

“Your life is your message to the world. Be sure it is inspiring.” -- Unknown

“Make the choice you can be proud of.” -- Unknown

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength.” – Mary Engelbreit

“Be the person that makes others feel special. Be known for your kindness and sympathy.” -- Unknown

“Strong people stand up for themselves. But the strongest people stand up for others.” -- Unknown

“Accept no one’s definition of you, but define yourself.” – Tim Fields

“Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” -- Unknown

“Show respect to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character but as a reflection of yours.” – Dave Willis

“Don’t let anyone’s drama or negativity stop you from being the best person you can be.” -- Unknown

“Sometimes overcoming a challenge is as simple as changing the way you think about it.” -- Unknown

“The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be someone else.” – E.E. Cummings

“The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.” -- Anon

“You never realize how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” -- Unknown

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