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Abuse Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Abuse

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Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Related topics: Values Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Self Self-Esteem Self-Confidence

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, and the failings of the family.
Then we expect them to educate our children.
- John Sculley

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

 

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

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

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
- Alan Greenspan

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,
the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12.
- Xavier Becerra

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect,
a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
- James F. Cooper

Let us not forget who we are.
Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.
- Ronald Reagan

But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse.
Women have to feel like they are not alone.
- Salma Hayek

The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense,
I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word,
and the people to whom it is applied.
- George Catlin

But constant experience shows us that every man invested
with power is apt to abuse it,
and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
- Charles de Secondat

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

A policeman, as you discover, has to put up with a hell of a lot of abuse.
A man in any other line of work would nail a guy who
laid that kind of abuse on him.
I know I would.
- Kent McCord

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

Substance abuse is a disease which doesn't go away overnight.
I'm working hard to overcome it.
I did fail my recent drug test.
I'm prepared to face the consequences.
- Lindsay Lohan

Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda;
it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse
toward a mostly imagined,
highly dangerous outside enemy.
- Mark Poster

The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely.
- Joseph Ratzinger

Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
- Douglas Horton

My childhood was safe and sane.
No abuse and no traumas.
I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught
me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.
- Ronnie James Dio

Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty.
- Emile M. Cioran

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery,
of party, faction, and division of society.
- John Adams

Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse.
- Rick Larsen

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive
a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
- George Washington

Power without abuse loses its charm.
- Paul Valery

I've always had a natural fear of the police,
or abuse of their power.
- Terrence Howard

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

To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse.
- Neal Barnard

What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever
come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me
beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?
- Sitting Bull

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.
- William L. Jenkins

The essence of Government is power; and power,
lodged as it must be in human hands,
will ever be liable to abuse.
- James Madison

Next time we need to be on drugs and have lots of suffering
and alcohol abuse going on while recording,
I'm kinda picturing a Jerry Lee Lewis session from the mid Seventies.
- Jim Diamond

I think people are sick and tired of all the abuse songs,
and drug addiction, we want to bring to world a big fat smile.
- Steve Brown

If you want that good feeling that comes from doing
things for other folks then you have to pay for it
in abuse and misunderstanding.
- Zora Neale Hurston

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

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

I would certainly choose my jobs depending on the actions of the character.
I won't do anything that has to do with child abuse or women's abuse.
- Kathleen Turner

Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
- Voltaire

Ritalin abuse is a big issue in the US.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

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

The landlords are not agriculturists;
that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated.
- Richard Cobden

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is
to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.
- Richard Pryor

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum:
you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also
animated with the love of truth and virtue,
no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

Without public pressure from caring people,
our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse.
- Morris Dees

There was mental and physical abuse in my family.
- Erin Moran

Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their
own political views for the law.
- Lamar S. Smith

I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse.
- Lynn Swann

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
When we see land as a community to which we belong,
we may begin to use it with love and respect.
- Aldo Leopold

When you have no basis for an argument,
abuse the plaintiff.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I would like to say that what Mel Phillips was doing
was not sexual harassment but more sexual abuse of children,
because he was doing it in a sexual manner now that I look back on it.
- Tom Cole

We must do all we can to empower parents and communities
to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior
free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse.
- Jon Corzine

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one
of the most vicious crimes conceivable,
a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent.
- James T. Walsh

So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.
- Pamela Stephenson

This House cannot function without an open,
accountable, and independent ethics process;
and the molestation of that process by the majority
is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
- Louise Slaughter

Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.
- Peter De Vries

Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away;
but if you show yourself irritated,
you will be thought to have deserved it.
- Tacitus

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

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

The military is trying very hard right now to put a
better face on Guantanamo,
and I think they actually have tried to rid some of
the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about.
- Jane Mayer

I've overcome neglect and deprivation,
abandonment and abuse.
- Tatum O'Neal

Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.
- Lincoln Steffens

We improved the environment in which our children live,
learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down
on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets.
- Jane D. Hull

I am concerned about the growing problem of sexual
abuse and exploitation of our children.
- Jim Ryun

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions,
the worst in cultural prejudice.
The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
- Maxim Gorky

The abuse of detainees in U.S.
custody has severely undermined our Nation's position in the world.
- Diane Watson


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