Abuse quotes

  • Inculcating the various competing - competing, note - falsehoods of the major faiths into small children is a form of child abuse, and a scandal.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Children #Abuse #Religion

  • Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Political #Abuse #Arbitrary

  • If both factions, or neither, shall abuse you, you will probably be about right. Beware of being assailed by one and praised by the other.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Abuse #Factions

  • All abuse and waste of God's creatures are spoil and robbery on the property of the Creator.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Abuse #Waste #Creation

  • Transcend your abuse and transform it into a source of courage, creativity and compassion.
    -- Adeline Yen Mah

    #Creativity #Compassion #Abuse

  • The more gifted by nature is a man, the more is deplorable the abuse that he does by using them to shameful ends. A swindler (or crook) of higher condition is more blameworthy than a vulgar scoundrel; an intelligent eveil-doer, having benefited from a higher education, represent a more saddening phenomenon ("phénomène", Fr.) than an unfortune illiterate fellow having commited an offence.
    -- African Spir

    #Intelligent #Men #Abuse

  • Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Smile #Buddhist #Abuse

  • If I was having a bad day, eating was like self-medicating. But if you abuse food, you still have to use that substance that you abuse every day. You have to learn to use it responsibly.
    -- Al Roker

    #Bad Day #Self #Abuse

  • Finally, the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Abuse #Shapes #Opinion

  • The travesty of slavery wasn't physical abuse. It was the moral abuse of looking at a human being as if they are an animal.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Animal #Abuse #Slavery

  • Let's suppose somebody abused you sexually. You still had a choice, though not a good one, about what to tell yourself about the abuse.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Choices #Abuse #Sexually

  • We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Land #Abuse #Commodity

  • To those who think that liberty is a good thing, and that it may someday be possible for people to live in a society fit for free, fully human individuals, a thorough education in the nature of language, its uses and abuses, seems indispensable.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Thinking #People #Abuse

  • Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation...
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Art #Emotional #Abuse

  • What is it in absinthe that makes it a separate cult? The effects of its abuse are totally distinct from those of other stimulants. Even in ruin and in degradation it remains a thing apart: its victims wear a ghastly aureole all their own, and in their peculiar hell yet gloat with a sinister perversion of pride that they are not as other men.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Pride #Men #Abuse

  • A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Abuse #Human Nature

  • [Imeachable conduct is] misconduct by public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Men #Abuse #Violation

  • Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives
    -- Alfred de Musset

    #Abuse #Adjectives #Romanticism

  • Child abuse damages a person for life and that damage is in no way diminished by the ignorance of the perpetrator. It is only with the uncovering of the complete truth as it affects all those involved that a genuinely viable solution can be found to the dangers of child abuse.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Children #Ignorance #Abuse

  • The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Judging #Abuse #Process

  • God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is at least for me an abuse of paper.
    -- Alvar Aalto

    #Drawing #Abuse #Purpose

  • Pornography incarnates male supremacy. It is the DNA of male dominance. Every rule of sexual abuse, every nuance of sexual sadism, every highway and byway of sexual exploitation, is encoded in it.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Dna #Abuse #Nuance

  • Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Peace #Abuse #Foundation

  • I don't think anyone would argue with the notion that there have been serious abuses on Wall Street.
    -- Andrew Cuomo

    #Wall #Thinking #Abuse

  • Because I'm just a giving person spiritually, I feel that if your intentions are to use or abuse or take advantage of, then you might get what you get in the meantime, but there's still a price to pay.
    -- Angie Stone

    #Giving #Abuse #Might

  • The abuse of children is the worst offence that anybody can commit.
    -- Ann Widdecombe

    #Children #Abuse #Politics

  • Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way. Writing has been so much a part of my life that I'm really quite annoyed that I can't do as much as I used to.
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Writing #Annoyed #Abuse

  • I am not a fan of people who abuse service staff. In fact, I find it intolerable. It’s an unpardonable sin as far as I’m concerned, taking out personal business or some other kind of dissatisfaction on a waiter or busboy.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #People #Abuse #Fans

  • We continue to see undeniable evidence that abuse and torture has been widespread and systematic, yet high-level government officials have not been held accountable for creating the policies that led to these atrocities.
    -- Anthony Romero

    #Government #Creating #Abuse

  • It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing, but one should not abuse it.
    -- Antoine Rivarol

    #Abuse #Doubt #Done

  • Woe to the Revolution when the day comes, when the people, overburdened by contributions and consumed by abuses, turn to their enemies for salvation!
    -- Apolinario Mabini

    #People #Abuse #Enemy

  • We have copped a lot of ignorant abuse in the past, but it makes you wonder when a former state coroner openly attacks Aboriginal families who have been through hell.
    -- Arthur Murray

    #Past #Abuse #Ignorant

  • Every people, every society, needs a culture of resistance, a culture of being difficult and disobedient, that is the only way they will ever be able to stand up to the inevitable abuse of power by whoever runs the state apparatus, the capitalists, the communists, the socialists, the Gandhians, whoever.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Running #People #Abuse

  • More and more leaders around the world are joining the struggle. More and more individuals understand that any abuse of any woman is intolerable.
    -- Asha-Rose Migiro

    #Struggle #Leader #Abuse

  • Emotional abuse is like being continuously kicked in the shins. It can be worse than getting one punch in the face, and it cements itself.
    -- Ashley Banjo

    #Emotional #Abuse #Domestic Violence

  • A wonderful pastor I know once told me, "Perfectionism is the highest order of self-abuse." So now I try to remind myself that if I engage in perfectionism, I am abusing myself. Period.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Self #Order #Abuse

  • Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.
    -- Atifete Jahjaga

    #Law #Accountability #Abuse

  • Politicians can forgive almost anything in the way of abuse; they can forgive subversion, revolution, being contradicted, exposed as liars, even ridiculed, but they can never forgive being ignored.
    -- Auberon Waugh

    #Liars #Being Ignored #Abuse

  • ...perhaps that is what ultimately unites us as a world: the fact that, no matter how prosperous a nation, how developed, all share the plight and embarrassment of having so many suffering children. We are united by our neglect, our abuse, our absence of love. Have we forgotten about the children, and thus forsaken the next generation?
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Children #Abuse #Suffering

  • In Holland I have seen well-meaning, principled people blinded by multiculturalism, overwhelmed by the imperative to be sensitive and respectful of immigrant culture, while ignoring criminal abuse of women and girls.
    -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    #Girl #People #Abuse

  • That anyone who possesses power has a tendency to abuse it is an eternal truth. They tend to go as far as the barriers will allow.
    -- Baron de Montesquieu

    #Peace #Abuse #Tendencies

  • It is sure that those are most desirous of honour or glory who cry out loudest of its abuse and the vanity of the world.
    -- Baruch Spinoza

    #Vanity #Abuse #Honor

  • Children's bodies aren't like automobiles with the assailant's fingerprints lingering on the wheel. The world of sexual abuse is quintessentiall y secret. It is the perfect crime.
    -- Beatrix Campbell

    #Children #Perfect #Abuse

  • People have a right to have their lives witnessed; if we coexist with the systems that abuse people, then we have a duty to understand.
    -- Beeban Kidron

    #People #Abuse #Duty

  • There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Children #Addiction #Abuse

  • Few people who are hit once by someone they love respond in the way they might to a singular physical assault by a stranger.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #People #Abuse #Might

  • Most of us find it difficult to accept a definition of love that says we are never loved in a context where there is abuse.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Abuse #Definitions #Definition Of Love

  • Abuse and neglect negate love. Care and affirmation, the opposite of abuse and humiliation, are the foundation of love. No one can rightfully claim to be loving when behaving abusively.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Opposites #Abuse #Care

  • Beware the abuse of Power. Both by those we disagree with, as well as those we may agree with
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Abuse #May #Wells

  • The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.
    -- Bertolt Brecht

    #Kissing #Race #Abuse

  • The more you face the truth, the angrier you will probably become. You have a right to be angry about being sexually abused. You have a right to be angry with the perpetrator, regardless of who it was, how long ago the sexual abuse occurred, or how much he/she has changed.
    -- Beverly Engel

    #Long #Abuse #Faces

  • Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that is not physical in nature. It can include everything from verbal abuse to the silent treatment, domination to subtle manipulation.
    -- Beverly Engel

    #Emotional #Abuse #Domestic Violence

  • If I abuse myself daily, who can I love?
    -- Big K.R.I.T.


  • Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil.
    -- Bill Jenkins

    #Abuse #May #Soil

  • I used alcohol for my panic attacks, to manage stressors.
    -- Bill N. Lacy

    #Alcohol #Abuse #Panic Attacks

  • Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison.
    -- Bob Barr

    #Voting #Abuse #Problem

  • Viktor Frankl said the Concentration camp survivalist said no matter how much mental or physical abuse had been given nobody could cause him to think about anything he didn't want to think about
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Thinking #Viktor Frankl #Abuse

  • Let's face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can't resist.
    -- Bob Uecker

    #Games #Tyrants #Abuse

  • I was covered in scars from the beatings, and she used to say it was a hockey... She'd apologize. She was on pain. I understand that now, but you don't when you are three and four and you're being beaten to death with a hoover.
    -- Brenda Fricker

    #Pain #Hockey #Abuse

  • For their abuse of [the Black African] race, the whites will be cursed, unless they repent.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Race #Black #Abuse

  • "Sentimentalist" is the abuse with which people counter the accusation that they are cruel, thereby implying that to be sentimental is worse that to be cruel, which it isn't.
    -- Brigid Brophy

    #Compassion #People #Abuse

  • Homosexuals are rarely monogamous and have as many as 300 to 1,000 sexual partners over the course of a lifetime. … [T]he risk of sexual abuse in a homosexual household is much greater than in a heterosexual household.
    -- Bryan Fischer

    #Risk #Abuse #Lifetime

  • Evil comes from the ABUSE of free will
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Evil #Abuse #Free Will

  • No one can deny that much of our modern advertising is essentially dishonest; and it can be maintained that to lie freely and all the time for private profit is not to abuse the right of free speech, whether it is a violation of the law or not. But again the practical question is, how much lying for private profit is to be permitted by law?
    -- Carl L. Becker

    #Lying #Law #Abuse

  • I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources is an anxiety
    -- Carol Ann Duffy

    #Thinking #Anxiety #Abuse

  • We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.
    -- Carol Bellamy

    #Children #Abuse #Invisible

  • While women across the globe have many differences - language, culture, environment - our similarities are undeniable, and the impact of abuse and oppression affects us all.
    -- Carre Otis

    #Differences #Impact #Abuse

  • To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.
    -- Catharine MacKinnon

    #Mean #Abuse #Groups

  • Feminism is built on believing women's accounts of sexual use and abuse by men.
    -- Catharine MacKinnon

    #Believe #Men #Abuse

  • The presumed causes of Americas troubles can be summed up simply: the evils of unlimited competition, and abuses by those with economic power.
    -- Charles A. Reich

    #Evil #Competition #Abuse

  • Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.
    -- Charles Bradlaugh

    #Abuse #Denial #Speech

  • Most people do not go to the dentist until they have a toothache; most societies do not reform abuses until the victims begin to make life uncomfortable for others.
    -- Charles Issawi

    #People #Abuse #Reform

  • Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers.
    -- Charles W. Pickering

    #Feet #Abuse #Cost

  • Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
    -- Charles W. Pickering

    #Responsibility #Media #Abuse

  • Anybody can claim to be a member of the ALF when rescuing animals, destroying "tools of torture" (such as research equipment) or financially depleting a corporation that abuses animals.
    -- Charlotte Laws

    #Animal #Abuse #Tools

  • I think you have to earn beauty. You can use it or abuse it however you want when you`re young. It`s a God-given gift. You have a visiting card - you can go into any room and someone will come and talk to you. But I`ve always thought from very early on that you have to be careful with that - not being vain or narcissistic. Have fun, but don`t be obsessed with it.
    -- Charlotte Rampling

    #Fun #Thinking #Abuse

  • It's one of the biggest problems with the system now. Vague regulations leave the system open to abuse.
    -- Chris Asplen

    #Abuse #Regulation #Problem

  • It's important to talk about it. You raise awareness. But you can also prevent it (child abuse) by not letting it be a secret.
    -- Chris Witty

    #Children #Abuse #Secret

  • Abuse exists because of secrecy. If I can use this platform and talk about it and break the silence, somebody can get the help and support they need. It's such a common problem, and it doesn't need to be. All you have to do is talk about it and break the silence.
    -- Chris Witty

    #Silence #Support #Abuse

  • Satire is an abuse of wit. It corrects few evils.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Evil #Abuse #Satire

  • Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way. I was a very, very serious child... I was valedictorian of my kindergarten and eighth-grade class.
    -- Christine Lavin

    #Children #Class #Abuse

  • Secrecy can spring from the best motives; but as it grows it begins to exist only for itself, only for its own sake, only to cover its own abuses.
    -- Christopher Dodd

    #Spring #Abuse #Sake

  • I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
    -- Christopher Eccleston

    #Kids #School #Abuse

  • I get a lot of abuse on Twitter. It's mostly homophobic, but what can you do? I just either ignore it or laugh.
    -- Clare Balding

    #Laughing #Abuse #Homophobic

  • Bringing the IRS to heel can start with re-energizing and expanding congressional investigations and holding accountable those responsible for the targeting and other abuses.
    -- Cleta Mitchell

    #Abuse #Irs #Notable

  • Abuse of power isn't limited to bad guys in other nations. It happens in our own country if we're not vigilant.
    -- Clint Eastwood

    #Country #Guy #Abuse

  • Whilst child abuse may be committed behind closed doors, it should never be swept under the carpet.
    -- Constance Briscoe

    #Children #Doors #Abuse

  • Instead of exhorting you to augment your charity, I will rather utter an exhortation, or at least a supplication, that you may not abuse your charity by misapplying it.
    -- Cotton Mather

    #Abuse #Charity #May

  • I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language.
    -- Dan Fogelberg

    #Love #Laughing #Abuse

  • We've poured our poisons into the world as though it were a bottomless pit.. and we go on gobbling them up. It's hard to imagine how the world could survive another century of this abuse, but nobody's really doing anything about it. It's a problem our children will have to solve, or their children.
    -- Daniel Quinn

    #Children #Abuse #Poison

  • Speaker Newt Gingrich says that what is wrong with the present system is not that people abuse welfare but that welfare abuses people.
    -- Daniel Schorr

    #People #Abuse #Welfare

  • Not all forms of abuse leave bruises.
    -- Danielle Steel

    #Bullying #Abuse #Bruises

  • Mother can beat me all she wants, but I haven’t let her take away my will to somehow survive.
    -- Dave Pelzer

    #Mother #Abuse #Want

  • What distresses me at times is that I meet a lot of people in their 40's, 50's, 60's, who still say they're a victim of child abuse.
    -- Dave Pelzer

    #Children #People #Abuse

  • Animals are sentient creatures. I love them very much. I do not feel that we have the right to torture, murder, and abuse them for our own disgusting dietary and fashion wants and needs.
    -- Davey Havok

    #Fashion #Animal #Abuse

  • This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals. You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse, and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time.'
    -- David E. Bonior

    #Knights #Abuse #Trying

  • We now recognize that abuse and neglect may be as frequent in nuclear families as love, protection, and commitment are in nonnuclear families.
    -- David Elkind

    #Commitment #Abuse #Nuclear Families

  • An economic system can remain viable only so long as society has mechanisms to counter abuses of either state or market power and the erosion of the natural, social, and moral capital that such abuses commonly exacerbate.
    -- David Korten

    #Erosion #Long #Abuse

  • Democracy sometimes appears paralyzed by those who take advantage of its freedoms in order to abuse them for undemocratic ends.
    -- David Pryce-Jones

    #Order #Abuse #Islam

  • Preliminary research-most of it published outside the medical literature-indicates that a significant number of our patients have experienced some form of violence and abuse during their lifetime, including elder abuse, child abuse, gang-related violence, sexual abuse, and domestic violence.
    -- David Schneider

    #Children #Numbers #Abuse