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  • A placated bully is a hand-fed bully.

  • ... bullying, like water, flows downhill. Busboys don't bully maitre d's.

  • A teaser is always asking for a response from somebody without having to take any responsibility for it ...

  • ... the Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.

  • The unsuccessful bully can always become the father of a family.

  • A bully is not reasonable — he is persuaded only by threats.

    • Marie de France,
    • 12th cent., in Jeanette Beer, trans., Medieval Fables of Marie de France ()
  • Bullying is a behavior, not an identity.

  • The child who is permitted to torment, or destroy, the minutest object in creation, who will wantonly tread upon a worm, or unhumanly pass a pin through the body of a fly, will in all probabiilty, as he increases in years, feel no more compunction at tormenting a fellow-creature, than he did in witnessing the wreathing agonies of a fly.