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Abuse Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Abuse.

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

 

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty,
but also by the abuse of power.
- James Madison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
- Warren E. Burger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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