Quotation Explorer - 'Abuse'

Threatening a current or former partner isn't passion, or love, or heartache. It's violence, it's abuse and it's a crime. - Miya Yamanouchi
Sometimes I hesitate to use the term sexual abuse. It conjures up worst-case scenarios in our minds, and we think, "That will never happen to my kids." And we never begin the conversation regarding sexual abuse with our children. But one violation left in secret can cause significant pain. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
If knowledge is power, let's spread it as widely as possible and dilute it to deny those who would abuse it. - Stuart Aken
The essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. - James Madison
We are not at the bargaining table in agreement to end abuse to our world. We are on the battlefield deciding everyday if we will let this world die or live, by how we contribute to its treatment. - Shannon L. Alder
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
See it for what it is and own it, rather than rethink it so you don't have to deal with the trauma of the abuse. This is the only way to move on--through acceptance. - Shannon L. Alder
Compassion does not have to be a face-to-face relationship. Forgiveness does not imply friendship. Understanding why someone has inflicted pain on us is how we set ourselves free of the past, not how we excuse someone's behaviour so they can continue to abuse us. - Vironika Tugaleva
I need to work on developing a new, less irritable personality. though I suspect that an empty nest would be at least a partial cure, today I resorted to substance abuse. - Eloisa James
Studies conducted in a city in Zimbabwe found that half of reported rape cases involve girls less than 15 years of age and that girls are most vulnerable to sexual abuse by male relatives, neighbors and school teachers. - Njovana Watts
so often victims end up unnecessarily prolonging their abuse because they buy into the notion that their abuser must be coming from a wounded place and that only patient love and tolerance (and lots of misguided therapy) will help them heal. - George K. Simon
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. - Voltaire
Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him. - Edgar Watson Howe
Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions. - Abbie Hoffman
No matter how they abuse you; toleration is how you abuse yourself. - Steve Maraboli
I regard taking healthy sea level adapted children to the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea as a form of child abuse. - Steven Magee
When there is liberty, you expect a higher degree of freedom and not human rights abuse. - Auliq Ice
Abuse the innocent and create a monster. - Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
A substantial minority of DID patients report sadistic, exploitive, and coercive abuse at the hands of organized groups. Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, Third Revision - James A. Chu
I don't have to take this abuse from you -- I've got hundreds of people waiting to abuse me.
Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling.
Wikipedia is a non-profit. It was either the dumbest thing I ever did or the smartest thing I ever did. Communities can build amazing things, but you have to be part of that community and you can't abuse them. You have to be very respectful of what their needs are. - Jimmy Wales
Don't take life for granted.Don't compare yourself to others.Don't run from your problems.Don't entertain negative people.Don't abuse your friendships.Don't hold onto the past.Don't throw away opportunities.Don't blame others for your failures.Don't quarrel over small issues. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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
Forgiveness is created by the restitution of the abuser; of the wrongdoer. It is not something to be squeeeeeezed out of the victim in a further act of conscience-corrupting abuse. - Stefan Molyneux
I am sensible that to own an inclination for a man is to put one's self wholly in his power; but sure you have generosity enough not to abuse it. - Mary Pierrepont
Adults need to teach the children they love about sexual abuse so they know what to do if they encounter it. We need to prepare them so they know who to tell, should a violation occur, so they don't have to live with a painful secret, long into adulthood. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
Not all forms of abuse leave bruises. - Danielle Steel
power happily walks hand in hand with abuse - Dean Cavanagh
Sex outside of marriage is an abuse. - Sunday Adelaja
When you have no basis of argument, abuse the plaintiff. - Cicero
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.
Those who would abuse your trust for their own benefit can do it well, but only one time. - JA Perez
Not upholding a persons legal rights is a form of abuse. Unfortunately, USA government abuse of the general public is a normal state of affairs in many areas. - Steven Magee
It is only in pain that a woman is capable of rising above mediocrity. Her resistance to pain is infinite; one can use and abuse it without any fear that she will die, as long as some childish physical cowardice or some religious hope keeps her from the suicide that offers her a way out. - Colette
Loan sharking may mean investment and immediate solutions but desperate loan sharks, who are short of cash, abuse your rights and attack other people's home. ~ Odyssey of a Heart, Home of a Soul - Angelica Hopes
Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being. - Mahavira
Inviting someone to work for pay is a sacred privilege and a trust. It must be regarded a high honor to be able to give another person work, and neither employer nor employee should abuse this relationship - Judy Frankel
History is the study of the abuse of power. - Marty Rubin
The greatest abuse that we perpetrate on liberty is our assumed right to it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you say there is no such thing as morality in absolute terms, then child abuse is not evil, it just may not happen to be your thing. - Rebecca Manley Pippert
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
Am sorry to note that abuse and condemnation of a common acquaintance often constitutes very strong bond of union between otherwise uncongenial spirits. - E.M. Delafield
Whatever you abuse will return to hunt you. Cultivate the self discipline to use everything within the environment God created them for. - Paul Bamikole
Sin, in its simplest definition, is the misuse or abuse of anything GOD created. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Build a bridge over shame by teaching kids about sexual abuse. Give them a chance to run to us should they encounter it. Be their hero. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
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. - Mahatma Gandhi
when parameters are not set for man, there is always an unknown abuse - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives - Alfred de Musset
When we talk with our children about sexual abuse, we are not only taking a proactive step toward protecting them, we are building our relationship with them--grounded in honesty and trust. It's a win-win situation. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
Empowered Women 101: A confident woman knows that forgiving is important, but sticking around for constant abuse isn't being confident; it is called being a doormat. - Shannon L. Alder
Dont Abuse The Fact That Nobody Is Perfect For Your Over Imperfection. - Cyc Jouzy
Be kind to yourself. Remember that when you abuse yourself, you will experience the anger, regret, and apathy of the bully as well as the depression, anxiety, and insecurity of the victim. Whatever you do, be kind to yourself. - Vironika Tugaleva
Shall I faint, now that I have poured out the spirit of my mind to the world, and treated many subjects with truth, with freedom, with power, because I have been followed with one cry of abuse ever since for not being a Government tool? - William Hazlitt
Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse.
At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse. - Banksy
My father wrote: "Always question where your loyalties lie. The people you trust will expect it, your greatest enemies will desire it, and those you treasure the most, will, without fail, abuse it. - Emily Thorne
Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child's tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It's not funny and it's not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn't the least bit funny. - Ben Stein
There is no way I can avoid thinking about the kind of world I belong to. The abuse of utopias disfigures everything. - Floriano Martins
Domestic violence is any behavior involving physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse. It is any form of aggression intended to hurt, damage, or kill an intimate person. - Asa Don Brown
Abuse changes who we are, it changes who we become, It changes how we move in the world And so does kindness - Nikki Rosen
To annoy or piss off are light offences. I'd say if you abuse the goodness of a novelist or a writer, the truth is, he or she can kill you multiple times or cannibalise you in many antagonist characters. - Angelica Hopes
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government - Spurious quote attributed to George Washington but never said by him .
When the gates of mockery and abuse is opened, the heart becomes a shock absorber - Ikechukwu Izuakor
Free will? Either you follow the word of God, or you'll be punished with eternal hellfire. That's the same kind of "choice" an abuse boyfriend gives you: 'Either you do exactly what I say, or I'll beat the shit out of you. - Oliver Gaspirtz
The ruling classes use broken and smashed up childhoods as weaponised instruments of domination around the world. This is why the government has no incentive to end child abuse; because the government needs abuse victims as enforcers. - Stefan Molyneux
The worst abuse of freedom is to deny that it exists. - Marty Rubin
The truth is sometimes a poor competitor in the market place of ideas complicated, unsatisfying, full of dilemmas, always vulnerable to misinterpretation and abuse. - George F. Kennan
Don’t be depressed if you feel like a victim of abuse. It is because the abuser knows that your action can get you out of that situation and without depending on anything, live a life within your expectation and beyond. - Denny A
Human rights violations are nit accidents; they are not random in distribution or effect. Rights violations are, rather, symptoms of deeper pathologies of power and are linked intimately to the social conditions that so often determine who will suffer abuse and who will be shielded from harm. - Paul Farmer
Jesus is great -- is there a better role model? No. It's religion, it's the people who get in between -- the bureaucracy, you know. ... It's the way people abuse Jesus. Was there ever a greater victim of name dropping? - Bill Maher
Sexual abuse injects poisonous lies into its victims’ hearts and minds. You’re not worthy is one of them. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
If you can abuse your power you have too much. - Marty Rubin
Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful... Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race. - Charles Bradlaugh
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege. - Unknown
I'd represent "Love" when it sued hypocritical writers for abuse. - Natalya Vorobyova
Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex. - Mahatma Gandhi
In the case of smokers, the abuse leads to death, sicknesses, cancer, amputation, loss of all kinds. - Sunday Adelaja
Viktor Frankl 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
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism. - Edgar Watson Howe
The thing I always wanted to say is that surviving abuse sucks. But it's also a choose-your-own-adventure story. - Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Rebuke without love is abuse. But, a love that would never rebuke? I dare to admit that that, too, would be a kind of abuse. - Criss Jami
I don't want to be charged with child abuse.
Mostly you love them and you cherish their milestones but occasionally you do want to tape them to a chair. That would be child abuse, DO NOT TAPE YOUR CHILDREN TO CHAIRS. If you want to tape your baby dolls to chairs, be my guest. I am fairly certain that there isn't like a Cabbage Patch CPS. - E. A. Davis
An abuser isn't abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character traits most of the time. That's what makes the abuse so confusing when it happens, and what makes leaving so much more difficult. - Miya Yamanouchi
Viktor Frankl the Concentration camp survivalist said no matter how much mental or physical abuse had been given nobody could cause him to think something he didn't want to think - Bob Proctor
People can be animals. They will use you, take you for a ride, abuse you and take all your precious light away from you. Rise above their manipulation and egotistical bullshit because they are NOTHING without you. No one deserves your light but yourself. - Karen A. Baquiran
Protecting our kids from sexual abuse is not accomplished in a single conversation, but in ongoing conversations grounded in honesty and trust. - Carolyn Byers Ruch
Stand up for yourself.Never give any one permission to abuse you. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It's sad that we get attached to the way certain people abuse us. It took me a long time and a lot of heartache to realize that it's okay to miss someone, but not want them back. - Steve Maraboli
What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil. - Gautama Buddha
I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention. - Kenny Guinn
Abuse really is its own alphabet. Those who have not gone through it cannot understand it fully. The echos of violence hang in subconscious long after the threat is gone. - Michelle Franklin
On top of the abuse and neglect, denial heaps more hurt upon the child by requiring the child to alienate herself from reality and her own experience. In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden. - Marcia Sirota
In a brain scan, relational pain—that caused by isolation during punishment—can look the same as physical abuse. Is alone in the corner the best place for your child? - Daniel J. Siegel
Suspicion of Abuse gets to your toes before you see it in your face. - Auliq Ice
...Studies have found that children who witness abuse are more likely to accept relationships that are abusive. - Asa Don Brown
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