Harassment Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old harassment quotes, harassment sayings, and harassment proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest. Samuel Johnson
Men who are offenders of street harassment and women who experience street harassment can walk by and feel something about it, because it's out there in the environment where the harassment actually happens. So it's a lot more powerful than an oil painting that's stuck in a gallery or under my bed or in my studio where only a couple of eyes are going to see it, as opposed to it being in an environment where it could possibly effect a change. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Harassment is one of puberty's darkest, most unreported rites of passage. Rachel Simmons
I think that online harassment has become so ubiquitous on the Internet that a lot of women do feel safer, whatever that means, in spaces where they know like people are not going to bother them in that kind of way. Jessica Valenti
But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it. There are other issues - political issues, gender issues - that people need to be educated about. Anita Hill
Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form. Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt
All too often, parents and kids struggle to find an empathetic ear when confronting bullying situation; these escalate and too often result in marginalization, on top of what may well be a daily gauntlet of harassment and abuse that is fundamentally torture. Lee Hirsch
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies. Denis Diderot
It takes a certain kind of bravery and a certain kind of goodness to be able to not just put your destructive past behind you, but to continue to take harassment from society and from police for your past. Tom Hayden
Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy. Mo Ibrahim
It is not poverty so much as pretence, that harasses a ruined man--the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse. Washington Irving
Any action that is dictated by fear or by coercion of any kind ceases to be moral. Mohandas Gandhi
All socialism involves slavery. That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy anothers desires. Herbert Spencer
If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid. Paulo Coelho
In a fascist shift, reporters start to face more and more harassment, and they have to be more and more courageous simply in order to do their jobs. Naomi Wolf
Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him. Robert McNamara
Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join. Elbert Hubbard
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Elie Wiesel
Harassment is about power---the undue exercise of power by a superior over a subordinate. Michael Crichton
Online harassment, especially gendered online harassment, is an epidemic. Women are being driven out; they're being driven offline. This isn't just in gaming. This is happening across the board online, especially with women who participate in or work in male-dominated industries. Anita Sarkeesian
Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this. Katherine Jenkins
The fact that women begin to avoid running for public office because of the harassment and sometimes even violence that they face as a hazard, it means that the world is being robbed of extraordinary leadership that women can bring to bear. And of course, if women as professionals begin to look at making career choices because they're looking at whether Am I going to be safe or not? You can imagine the missed opportunities that are out there for women. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
When bosses, leaders, and powerful men and women ignore or deny the accounts of harassment victims, they reinforce the idea that harassers are playing the game as they should and that the rest of us should fall in line. Pramila Jayapal
A compliment makes someone feel good about themselves. A catcall is harassment. Laura Bates
Stalking is an extension of harassment elevated to a level where it is causing disruption or physical threat to the person being harassed. Mark Childress
The liberal idea of tolerance is more and more a kind of intolerance. What it means is 'Leave me alone; don't harass me; I'm intolerant towards your over-proximity. Slavoj Zizek
We need to get rid of bullying. We need to get rid of abuse. We need to get rid of harassment. We need to get rid of the casting couch. Instead, we need to build the bench. Nancy Dubuc
Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder. Alice Miller
Sexual harassment at work... is it a problem for the self-employed? Victoria Wood
Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men's eyes when deciding what provokes it. Naomi Wolf
We need to turn the question around to look at the harasser, not the target. We need to be sure that we can go out and look anyone who is a victim of harassment in the eye and say,' You do not have to remain silent anymore.' Anita Hill
The only women who don't believe that sexual harassment is a real problem in this country are women who have never been in the workplace. Cynthia Heimel
All you fine officials debauch the young girls who are afraid to lose their jobs: that's as old as Washington. Christina Stead
Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women. Phyllis Schlafly
I'm apologizing for the conduct that it was alleged that I did. Robert Packwood
The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway...will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, ruin him entirely. L. Ron Hubbard
When a man talks dirty to a woman, it's sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man, it's $4.95 a minute. Jim Shock
Women who accuse men, particularly powerful men, of harassment, are often confronted with the reality of the men's sense that they are more important than women, as a group. Anita Hill
As if I didn't have enough troubles, here I am harassed by those that must have been known to the cavemen. E.M. Cioran
Do not harass your enemy, even if he seems weak, without first assessing his capabilities. Tibetan Proverb
If you let a bully intimidate you, he's going to do it again. You've got to stand up to these strong-arm tactics. Charles Djou
First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mahatma Gandhi
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. Harvey S. Firestone
If your flirting strategy is indistinguishable from harassment, it's not everyone else that's the problem. John Scalzi
Harassment is nine-tenths of the law. Marty Rubin
If a woman is harassed, it is because she asked for it? She dressed for it? She walked for it? She spoke for it? I would like to challenge that. Fatima Mohammed
It is important to remember that blatant harassment of male workers by toxic female managers is also prevalent in the USA. Steven Magee
Harassing a person in the name of love or hate does not make any difference. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
It is generally found in health, safety, fraud, and harassment scandals that many people were aware of the abuses but stayed silent and did nothing. Steven Magee
To even think of a woman with sexual intent without consent, is harassment! Abhijit Naskar
Most people die in improvised circumstances of harassment and confusion, whether in a hospital or out of it. Germaine Greer
We address the problems of so many Dutch citizens that are afraid to go out in their neighborhoods after 10 pm, who are afraid to send their children to school because of all the harassment they get from this parallel Islamic society. And people are not extreme in Holland. Geert Wilders
I am not your dog that you whistle for; I'm not a stray animal you call over, and I am not, I never have been, nor will I ever be, your 'baby'! Joy Jennings
If ever a fool utters all kinds of insults against you, The best bet is to not respond at all. Miguel El Portugues
What he labels sexual, she labels harassment. Ellen Goodman