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Abuse Quotes

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will,
in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their
presence we are diminishing our future.
- Marya Mannes

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate
the President's lack of an exit strategy,
and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S.
tax dollars.
- Russ Carnahan

Rape, mutilation, abuse, and theft are the natural
outcome of a world in which force rules,
in which human beings are objects.
- Chris Hedges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I want people to realize that the domestic abuse charges happened in 1989.
I didn't meet any of them until 1993.
- Kato Kaelin

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

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

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

With power comes the abuse of power.
And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses.
It's nothing new.
- Judd Rose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power without abuse loses its charm.
- Paul Valery

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

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

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

When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw
rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird.
I never got that in London no matter what I wore.
- Bjork

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

When you have police officers who abuse citizens,
you erode public confidence in law enforcement.
That makes the job of good police officers unsafe.
- Mary Frances Berry

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

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

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

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

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


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