Quotes Archive

Bullies Bully Because They’re Ashamed

“…research tells us that we judge people in areas where we’re vulnerable to shame, especially picking folks who are doing worse than we’re doing. If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people’s choices. If I feel good ...Read More

Words Hurt More Than Sticks and Stones

“I’m not the only kid who grew up this way. Surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme about sticks and stones. As if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called, and we got called them all. So we grew ...Read More

You Aren’t the Shouts and Names

“You aren’t those words. You aren’t the shouts and names. You aren’t the awful things spat at you like flavorless gum. You aren’t the punches or the bruises they cause. You aren’t the blood running from your nose. You aren’t under their control. You ...Read More

Can’t Find Beauty? Get a Better Mirror

“If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror. Look at little closer. Stare a little longer. There’s something inside of you that you may not see but others can. I can, we all can. Look back in the mirror, maybe ...Read More

Find the Light by Fighting the Darkness

“I know you don’t want to stand up to the bullies, the peace-breakers, or even the demons among you. You want someone else to handle it, someone else to tell them to stop, someone else to bring the peace. And very often in your ...Read More

Don’t Let Bullying Distract You

“There will be many times in your lives— at school, and more particularly when you are a grown up—when people will distract or divert you from what needs to be done. You may even welcome the distraction. But if you use it as an ...Read More