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Abuse And Violence Quotes


"Protection of children from violence and abuse has always been my main activity or campaign." - Sinead O'Connor

"Preliminary research-most of it published outside the medical literature-indicates that a significant number of our patients have experienced some form of violence and abuse during their lifetime, including elder abuse, child abuse, gang-related violence, sexual abuse, and domestic violence." - David Schneider

"We can develop a social vaccine (Self-esteem). We can outgrow our past failures - our lives of crime and violence, alcohol and drug abuse, premature pregnancy, child abuse, chronic dependency on welfare, and education failure." - John Vasconcellos

"Women have a better chance to secure freedom and protect themselves from violence, from abuse, from injustice, if they are well-educated and know their rights." - Laura Bush

"The effects of abuse are devastating and far-reaching. Domestic violence speaks many languages, has many colours and lives in many different communities." - Sandra Pupatello

"This October, we renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in America. Together, we can eliminate domestic violence from homes across the country and ensure that our children grow up in healthy, peaceful communities." - Lucille Roybal-Allard

"This October, we renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in America. Together, we can eliminate domestic violence from homes across the country and ensure that our children grow up in healthy, peaceful communities." - Lucille Roybalallard

"Even child abuse specialists do not routinely screen for domestic violence. This shows how much more education we need to do, even among experts, to understand the known links between violence of the child and the parent." - Jocelyn Brown

"Although I haven't experienced violence in a relationship, I know that two women every week in England and Wales are killed by their partner or ex-partner, and that unless we act now, many more women will die because of domestic violence. We must speak out now against all forms of domestic violence, not only physical abuse but also the emotional, sexual and financial abuse which means that many women are afraid to be at home with their partner." - Jemma Kidd

"One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime. This is an appalling human rights violation, yet it remains one of the invisible and under-recognized pandemics of our time." - Nicole Kidman

"What subsists to-day by violence continues to-morrow by acquiescence and is perpetuated by tradition; till at last the hoary abuse shakes the gray hairs of antiquity at us, and gives it-self out as the wisdom of ages." - Edward Everett

"As a Mark brand ambassador, I became extremely cognizant of the devastating statistics about dating abuse and partner violence via the mPowerment campaign and knew I wanted to help change those statistics. mPowerment by Mark and the Avon Foundation for Women funded the No More study, which explored dating abuse, partner violence, and sexual assault. I was honored to be part of it and report the results of the survey in a Capitol Hill briefing." - Ashley Greene

"There can be no better measure of our governance than the way we treat our children, and no greater failing on our part than to allow them to be subjected to violence, abuse or exploitation." - Jessica Lange

"We can all do something to help end domestic violence. A Real Man would never abuse his partner or children, and I am proud to put my name to the Women's Aid Real Man campaign." - Ricky Whittle

"In the mainstream film market, certainly in television, sex is handled fairly discreetly. I think the abuse of extraordinarily graphic violence and language presses much closer to the tolerance of public taste." - Charlton Heston

"There is no question that abuse, drugs and exposure to violence at home can exacerbate someone's criminal tendencies enormously. But there are many, many criminals who don't come from that background." - Andrew Solomon

"We're number one in domestic violence homicides. We also have a high rate of alcohol abuse and drug abuse and there's a high lethality rate when you get those factors involved, so the shelter has 52 beds, certainly it is never empty." - Diane Birch

"Domestic violence is often ignored as it usually happens behind closed doors and it can seem easier not to get involved. Yet, domestic violence continues to affect 1 in 4 women at some point in their lifetime, regardless of their background, career, race or age, and it is vital that we do something now to protect those directly affected by abuse in the home." - John Nettles

"When we commit violence against an infant girl, we call it child abuse; when we commit violence against an infant boy, we call it circumcision." - Warren Farrell

"The abuse of love, like the abuse of health, brings suffering and death in its train." - Juliette Drouet

"Marked by a virulent notion of hardness and aggressive masculinity, a culture of violence has become commonplace in a society in which pain, humiliation and abuse are condensed into digestible spectacles endlessly circulated through extreme sports, reality TV, video games, YouTube postings, and proliferating forms of the new and old media." - Henry Giroux

"I was shocked to find out that 1 in 4 women are affected by domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. So many women never tell anyone that they are being abused by their partner. I have joined the 'Real Man' Women's Aid campaign to show that real men don't abuse women and that a real man will always stand up against domestic violence." - Ugo Monye

"I do think a lot of sexual violence stems from experiences in childhood or at puberty. Some people become sadistic after suffering early abuse at the hands of parents, relatives or friends. But for others, the seed is planted in the formative years by the conflation of images of violence with those of sexual arousal. Magazines, TV shows and, especially, slasher movies are masters at doing this." - Park Dietz

"In rural areas of America, there is a growing increase in poverty, homelessness and hunger. You cannot separate these factors from domestic violence ?- a mother with three kids and no financial security is going to stiffen her lip and take the abuse, because not only does she have nowhere else to go, she has three children depending on her for survival." - Blanche Lincoln

"There was humiliations, cruelty, abuse, violence. And they were all the time trying to put to fight the prisoners one against the other, filling us with wrong information about the others or giving privileges to some so that the others would feel jealous and would react. And I could see how they were manipulating us." - Ingrid Betancourt

"Abuse and respect are diametric opposites: You do not respect someone whom you abuse, and you do not abuse someone whom you respect." - Lundy Bancroft

"Technology and violence are interdependent." - Don Delillo

"...Virtually never are murderers the ordinary, law-abiding people against whom gun bans are aimed. Almost without exception, murderers are extreme aberrants with lifelong histories of crime, substance abuse, psychopathology, mental retardation and/or irrational violence against those around them, as well as other hazardous behavior, e.g., automobile and gun accidents." - Don Kates

"It's still hard for me to talk about the day I visited a shelter for children who were victims of a domestic-violence household. The kinds of abuse they had suffered, and what it had done to them physically and emotionally ?- I don't have words for what I saw. This has to stop." - Michael Dean Crapo

"Each and every child in this country is valuable because they are our future as a society. We cannot afford to lose a single child to ill-health, under-education, abuse, addiction, jail, or gun violence. America's highest goal should be for every child to grow up to be a successful young adult - healthy, educated, free, secure, and a good citizen." - John F Kerry

"Jews know this in their bones. Our community could not exist for a day without its volunteers. They are the lifeblood of our organizations, whether they involve welfare, youth, education, care of the sick and elderly, or even protection against violence and abuse." - Jonathan Sacks

"There's a difference between violence and senseless violence." - Dmx

"However, if you listen to me I think you can hear years of abuse in my voice - both bad abuse and good abuse." - Belinda Carlisle

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

"I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse." - Tatum Oneal

"Poor women suffer terrible sexual violence that goes unreported. Because of their social class, these women do not have access to therapy or other methods of healing. Their repeated abuse ultimately eats away at their self-esteem, driving them to drugs, prostitution, AIDS, and in many cases, death." - Eve Ensler

"The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious. In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the man's emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest harm." - Lundy Bancroft

"One main problem with raising awareness of LGBT abuse is the denial. The term "domestic violence" is perceived as something akin to alcoholism, ("I don't sit on a park bench drinking") and people do not see that they are perpetrating or are a victim of DV because they have a set idea about what it is." - Kim Kardashian

"In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes - but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire." - Leigh Steinberg

"Every institution goes through three stages - utility, privilege, and abuse." - Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

"You can't abuse your voice by yelling and screaming." - Danielle De Niese

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

"We live on the most incredible planet, and yet we abuse it, and we abuse it mercilessly." - Paul Watson

"Domestic abuse happens only in intimate, interdependent, long-term relationships - in other words, in families - the last place we would want or expect to find violence." - Leslie Morgan Steiner

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

"He has known joy and violence. Felt the warmth of children and the cruelty of abuse. He has nearly died saving lives and merely been killed by a drunken act. He has known the finery of grand estates and the filth of stinking slums. He has survived fire and flood, starvation and torment. And nothing could break his spirit-or his great love. This is HIS life. He is called the horse." - Anna Sewell

"The time has also come to recognize the painful truth that traditional Judeo-Christian moral values of pain and pleasure in human relationships have contributed substantially to child abuse and to the prevalence of physical violence in Western civilization.... The religious system upon which our culture is based holds that pain, suffering and deprivation are moral and necessary to save one's soul and make one a 'good person.' The crucifixion and scourging of Christ are examples." - James W. Prescott

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations; but, on a candid examination of history, we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power, by the majority trampling on the rights of the minority, have produced factions and commotions, which, in republics, have, more frequently than any other cause, produced despotism." - James Madison

"If man is not made in the image of God, nothing then stands in the way of inhumanity. There is no good reason why mankind should be perceived as special. Human life is cheapened. We can see this in many of the major issues being debated in our society today: abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, the increase of child abuse and violence of all kinds, pornography ... , the routine torture of political prisoners in many parts of the world, the crime explosion, and the random violence which surrounds us." - Francis Schaeffer

"I know all about violence and physical abuse because my first husband used to beat me severely when he got drunk. Once, I can remember coming home from a party and walking up our vast marble staircase at the Fifth Avenue house while he was striking me. I thought, If I just gave him one shove down the staircase I would be rid of him forever." - Clare Boothe Luce

"Violence and war lead only to death..." - Pope Francis

"Classifying and judging people promotes violence." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Democracy and violence can ill go together." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Violence and fraud can create no right." - Algernon Sidney

"Law And Freedom without Violence (Anarchy) Law And Violence without Freedom (Despotism) Violence without Freedom And Law (Barbarism) Violence with Freedom And Law (Republic)" - Immanuel Kant

" and violence turned silence to rage." - Emily Saliers

"Sex, action, special effects, and violence sell." - Pam Grier

"Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Middle class jobs prevent crime and violence." - Michael Moore

"Violence is both unavoidable and unjustifiable." - Albert Camus

"The question is no longer between violence and non-violence it is between non-violence and non-existence." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral." - Benito Mussolini

"You always hear about waste and abuse in Washington. And usually it doesn't mean much, because nobody ever finds where that waste and abuse is." - Barack Obama

"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

"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 E. Bonior

"Child abuse continues to be a significant problem in the United Sates. It was estimated that 2001,903,000 children were the victims of child abuse or neglect. Child abuse is a crime perpetrated on the innocent and the defenseless." - Pete Domenici

"Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse." - Mary Garden

"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

"The challenge of power is how to use it and not abuse it. When you abuse it, it reverses on you and it hurts you." - Frederick Lenz

"Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision." - Tecumseh

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted." - Ellen Glasgow

"Permitting and protecting even the smallest acts of abuse by a tiny fraction of our officers leads to a culture where extreme acts of abuse are more likely." - Rahm Emanuel

"We can decrease abuse and murder when we get that for both sexes, abuse does not derive from power, but powerlessness." - Warren Farrell

"And I also felt that no one in an audience could abuse me worse than the sort of abuse I had had at work as a psychiatric nurse." - Jo Brand

"The democratic state can sometimes abuse its power as much as those who seek to destroy it abuse fundamental rights and democratic practices." - David Blunkett

"Studies show that people who abuse animals are far more likely to engage in interpersonal violence. Violent crime rates tend to be higher in areas where slaughterhouses are related, even when controlling for other variables." - Jonathan Balcombe

"While I didn't grow up in a family where there was domestic violence I knew of families in my neighbourhood where abuse was happening. I wanted to be part of the Women's Aid Real Man campaign to send out the message that real men don't abuse their partners or their children." - Huey Morgan

"Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Our age has need of violence," he writes. And he is violence." - Anais Nin

"When faced with a choice between violence and cowardice, always choose violence" - Mahatma Gandhi

"There is a direct connection between violence against the Earth and violence against women." - Lee Maracle

"Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"And we have very little violence, very, very little violence at the rallies." - Donald Trump

"Not violence, nor untruth but non-violence and Truth are the laws of our being." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Transcend your abuse and transform it into a source of courage, creativity and compassion." - Adeline Yen Mah

"Instagram what you think is funny and exciting and try not to include any animal abuse!" - Lena Dunham

"Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him." - E W Howe

"I had a psychotic break that was brought on by alcohol and drug abuse," - Scott Stapp

"Gluttony and Lust are the only sins that abuse something that is essential to our survival." - Henry Fairlie

"Language makes culture, and we make a rotten culture when we abuse words." - Cynthia Ozick

"Those who want luxury cars should buy them at market rates and not ... abuse public funds." - Gideon Gono

"Every good movement passes through five stages, indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression, and respect." - Mahatma Gandhi

"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." - E W Howe

"We mistake excitement for passion, rationalization for reason, cleverness for intelligence, and abuse for love." - Alan Robert Neal

"The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own." - Katherine Anne Porter

"If you abuse power, you will be burned and then you will learn...if you live." - Frederick Lenz

"Before you abuse, criticize, and accuse walk a mile in my shoes." - Elvis Presley

"Feminism is built on believing women's accounts of sexual use and abuse by men." - Catharine Mackinnon

"A great man is one who can have power and not abuse it." - Henry Latham Doherty

"Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed," - Ron Paul

"The history of paper money is an account of abuse, mismanagement, and financial disaster." - Richard Ebeling

"People always say the abused abuse and it is not true. I am totally the opposite." - Michael Jackson

""...arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and as a matter of law, unsupportable."" - Luther L. Bohanon

"I felt beauty was a magnet for abuse, and I had suffered greatly for it." - Pam Grier

"Animal abuse is still widespread and we have so much work ahead." - Wayne Pacelle

"What I want to do with entitlements is to stop the fraud, waste and abuse." - Donald Trump

"I understand the lifelong scars born by women who are victims of assault and abuse." - Jeff Sessions

"I'm militantly anti-drug abuse but love everything Keith Richards and some other drug goofballs do." - Ted Nugent

"I've really been grappling with depression. It's all linked with my cocaine and ecstasy abuse." - Robbie Williams

"Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it." - George Washington

"Through the machineries of greed, pettiness, and the abuse of power, love occurs." - Thomas Pynchon

"All nations teach their children to be "patriotic", and abuse the other nations for fostering nationalism." - Richard Aldington

"Media is a big problem around the world, it's powerful and can abuse its power." - Julian Assange

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

"A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it." - Maximillian Degenerez

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

"There is no excuse for waste, fraud, and abuse in the Defense Department budget." - John Bolton

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

"Where there is flagrant abuse of corporate entities we must and will seek to tackle it." - Vince Cable

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

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

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

"Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism." - E W Howe

"I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence." - Coretta Scott King

"When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their minds, to choose their leaders, and to be treated with dignity and respect. We also strengthen our security and well being, because the abuse of human rights can feed many of the global dangers that we confront - from armed conflict and humanitarian crises, to corruption and the spread of ideologies that promote hatred and violence." - Barack Obama

"Behind every person who's committed an unimaginable crime is an adult who committed unimaginable violence against them as a child. All of them, as if it was plotted that way. Violence begets violence, and that violence begets even more violence." - Gong Ji-young

"Behind every person who's committed an unimaginable crime is an adult who committed unimaginable violence against them as a child. All of them, as if it was plotted that way. Violence begets violence, and that violence begets even more violence." - Gong Ji-young

"We must realize that violence is not confined to physical violence. Fear is violence, caste discrimination is violence, exploitation of others, however subtle, is violence, segregation is violence, thinking ill of others and condemning others are violence. In order to reduce individual acts of physical violence, we must work to eliminate violence at all levels, mental, verbal, personal, and social, including violence to animals, plants, and all other forms of life." - Satish Kumar

"Violence multiplies violence." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The world in which we live would benefit greatly if men and women everywhere would exercise the pure love of Christ, which is kind, meek, and lowly. It is without envy or pride. It is selfless because it seeks nothing in return. It does not countenance evil or ill will, nor rejoice in iniquity; it has no place for bigotry, hatred, or violence. It refuses to condone ridicule, vulgarity, abuse, or ostracism. It encourages diverse people to live together in Christian love regardless of religious belief, race, nationality, financial standing, education, or culture." - Howard W. Hunter

"We're exposing our minors to abuse by the fact that they leave the radio on in the car and let them listen to the news on the way to school. Or the fact that it's shown on the news, the children can see Gaddafi's face and his glorious Technicolor clothes getting shot off on the news or on the newspaper shelves. In the shelves of the shops where all the sex magazines are consciously put at the top, if they're consciously put at the top, that must mean the violence is all put at the bottom consciously." - Sinead O'Connor

"Use, don't abuse." - Grace Jones

"All violence is injustice. Responding to violence with violence is injustice, not only to the other person but also to oneself. Responding to violence with violence resolves nothing; it only escalates violence, anger and hatred. It is only with compassion that we can embrace and disintegrate violence. This is true in relationships between individuals as well as in relationships between nations." - Nhat Hanh

"I've been on the wrong end of violence, and I've done violence myself... I refuse to glorify violence in my movie and television roles." - James Garner

"Where love stops, power begins, and violence, and terror" - Carl Jung

"This is serious business, sex, violence, and rock and roll." - John Mellencamp

"The Media: bold sex and violence, timid politics and morals." - Mason Cooley

"Islam does not preach hatred and violence and destruction." - Chris Hayes

"Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The State practices "violence," the individual must not do so. The state's behavior is violence, and it calls its violence "law"; that of the individual, "crime"." - Max Stirner

"May the God of peace arouse in all an authentic desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence cannot be overcome with violence. Violence is overcome with peace." - Pope Francis

"Democracy is an imperfect way of steering between the violence of anarchy and the violence of tyranny, with the least violence you can get away with." - Steven Pinker

"Violence is spiritual junk food, and boredom is spiritual anorexia." - Peter Kreeft

"Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way." - Julius Nyerere

"Domestic violence and sexual assault go hand in hand." - Georgia Taylor

"Love is also a violence, and cannot be undone." - Simon Van Booy

"Great anger and violence can never build a nation." - Nelson Mandela

"War is...a trinity of violence, chance, and reason." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"My mother and I are big domestic violence advocates." - Brandon Marshall



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