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Whipping and abuse are like laudanum:
by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

A man builds a house in England with the expectation
of living in it and leaving it to his children;
we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

A woman's health is her capital.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Human nature is above all things lazy.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful;
and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being
sure I had a better one to put in its place.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The past, the present and the future are really one:
they are today.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

To be really great in little things,
to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,
is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

To do common things perfectly is far better worth our
endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression
of the highest moral and spiritual ideas,
there music is sublimely strong.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Friendships are discovered rather than made.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to
the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words
left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I did not write it.
God wrote it.
I merely did his dictation.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls,
why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong,
something the best people have always done.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism;
but the moment she is introduced,
there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness,
sobriety, and order.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

One would like to be grand and heroic,
if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something,
very great, very heroic; or if not that,
then at least very stylish and very fashionable.
It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all
the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us;
but most people do all they can to get rid of it,
and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping.
- Thomas Brooks

You've got to stop whipping a dead horse sometime.
- Jim Knight

We made one film called Thy Neighbor's Wife in which
I got flogged at the public whipping post for adultery.
I did my best acting in that film, I guess.
- Cleo Moore

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

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

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

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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

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 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

The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people,
and entombs the hope of the race.
- Charles Bradlaugh

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

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

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

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

I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people
to look at their faith in a different way.
- William P. Leahy

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

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

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

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

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

By finding waste and abuse in entitlement programs,
and eliminating it, we can ensure that the funds that
are put into these programs go to the people that need them the most.
- Jim Ryun

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

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

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

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

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

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

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University.
I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

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

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

The church also does not condone a broken immigration system in the U.S.,
one that too easily can lead to the exploitation,
abuse and even death of immigrants.
- Roger Mahony

Use, don't abuse.
- Grace Jones

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

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

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

What I fear most is power with impunity.
I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
- Isabel Allende

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

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 Bonior

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

I am disappointed in the music business,
I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney,
there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness.
- Blu Cantrell

Well, I guess the sexual abuse by Mel Phillips in a sense,
he had a fetish for feet.
He used to play with my feet and other kids' feet,
and that was his thing.
- Tom Cole

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


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