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Abuse In Relationships Quotes


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

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

"I'm certainly not suggesting legalization of polyamory. But it's also unfairly judgmental of you to compare such relationships to the criminal acts of bestiality or child sexual abuse." - Emily Yoffe

"People generally didn't cheat in good relationships." - Emily Giffin

"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

"The sense of ownership is one reason why abuse tends to get worse as relationships get more serious. The more history and commitment that develop in the couple, the more the abuser comes to think of his partner as a prized object. Possessiveness is at the core of the abuser's mindset, the spring from which all the other streams spout; on some level he feels that he owns you and therefore has the right to treat you as he sees fit." - Lundy Bancroft

"All of marketing consists in creating relationships. Real relationships: friends, lovers, partners, warriors, fans." - John Kremer

"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

"I do not believe in things. I believe in relationships." - Georges Braque

"Trust is the glue in relationships and organizations" - Stephen Covey

"Theology must work itself out in the most practical relationships." - Oswald Chambers

"I'm tired of seeing great women in bullshit relationships." - Greg Behrendt

"In a capitalist society, all human relationships are voluntary." - Ayn Rand

"Almost everything in leadership comes back to relationships." - Mike Krzyzewski

"The most unreliable thing in this world is human relationships." - Jack Ma

"I am interested in the complicated choreography of close relationships." - Torill Kove

"Relationships are more important than life,but it is important for those relationships to have life in them" - Swami Vivekananda

"All fundamental political problems are problems of relationships; therefore, all fundamental solutions have to involve fundamental changes in relationships." - David Mathews

"... actresses require protection in their art from blind abuse, from savage criticism. Their work is their religion, if they are seeking the best in their art, and to abuse that faith is to rob them, to dishonor them." - Nance O'Neil

"A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired." - Alexander Hamilton

"Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? In heaven's name,Catiline, how long will you abuse ourpatience?" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Not the brightest gem in the jewelry shop, but you've got to admire his single-minded dedication to drug abuse." - John Green

"You simply collapsed, sir. In layman's terms, your body revoked its permission for you to continue heaping abuse upon it." - Scott Lynch

"Finally, the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable." - Alan Cumming

"Parents who spoil their children out of 'love' should realize that they are performing acts of child abuse. Although there are no laws against such abuse-no man-made laws anyway-this spiritual mistreatment may result in as much long-term personal and social damage as the worst physical abuse." - Randy Alcorn

"Mere abuse is no criticism." - P G Wodehouse

"People aren't defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships." - Nina Dobrev

"Relationships are the only thing that matter in business in life." - Jerry Weintraub

"Life's deepest meaning is not found in accomplishments , but in relationships" - Gary Chapman

"Little kindness and courtesies are so important. In relationships, the little things are the big things." - Stephen Covey

"Nothing is more exciting and bonding in relationships than creating together." - Stephen Covey

"In the gay world, [relationships] will always be open. There is no curbing the gay man." - Patti Stanger

"Compassion is the most necessary ingredient in all relationships. Everything depends on it." - Jane Stanton Hitchcock

"The most functional way to regulate difficult emotions in love relationships is to share them." - Sue Johnson

"Recovery can only take place within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation." - Judith Lewis Herman

"As a matter of fact, I think there are more things important in life than "relationships." - David Nicholls

"Sin defies God, utterly corrupts each individual, corrodes all social relationships, and issues in death." - D A Carson

"It is not until you have the courage to engage in human relationships that you grow." - Gary Zukav

"Invest in great relationships, they will pay a lifetime of dividends." - Bill Walsh

"The only thing that really matters in life are your relationships to other people." - George Vaillant

"Your success is directly proportional to the quality of the relationships in your life." - Danielle LaPorte

"The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the quality of your relationships." - Tony Robbins

"I'm a Cancer, which means I'm maternal and emotional. So in relationships I'm screwed." - Lindsay Lohan

"I believe in the age of the Internet, Facebook and Twitter, that relationships are everything." - Tom Peters

"Some 95 percent of all sexual contact still occurs in permanent relationships. That's an impressive number." - Volkmar Sigusch

"Relationships are the most important thing in life, and friends are a part of that." - Nicholas Sparks

"Sydney might not be an expert in personal relationships but puzzles were familiar territory." - Richelle Mead

"Our greatest joy and our greatest pain comes in our relationships with others." - Stephen Covey

"Abuse of power isn't limited to bad guys in other nations. It happens in our own country if we're not vigilant." - Clint Eastwood

"Teach positively, never abuse kids in the teaching process. I believe it is cowardly to teach in a negative way, to insult players, or challenge their manhood." - Gordie Gillespie

"Power breeds responsibilities, in international affairs as in domestic - or even private. To dodge or disclaim these responsibilities is one form of the abuse of power." - Irving Kristol

"Women have come a long way over the past 20 years, but in substance abuse and addiction, women have come the wrong way." - Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

"Abuse counselors say of the abusive client: "When he looks at himself in the morning and sees his dirty face, he sets about washing the mirror." - Lundy Bancroft

"But in college, we can wear our alcohol abuse as proudly as our university sweatshirts; the two concepts are virtually synonymous." - Koren Zailckas

"I get a lot more abuse in England. That's just a general English attitude. I did the same thing to famous people. It's just your instinct." - Robert Pattinson

"We shall never prevent the abuse of power if we are not prepared to limit power in a way which occasionally may prevent its use for desirable purposes." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"THE most widespread form of child abuse in the United States is parents sending children to the government to be educated." - Neal Boortz

"As in so many cases of sexual abuse within the family, it is much more complicated than had it been done by a stranger." - Erin Merryn

"In your whole life nobody has ever abused you more than you have abused yourself. And the limit of your self-abuse is exactly the limit that you will tolerate from someone else. if someone abuses you a little more than you abuse yourself, you will probably walk away from that person. But if someone abuses you a little less than you abuse yourself, you will probably stay in the relationship and tolerate it endlessly." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"I think we start suffering as soon as we come out of the womb. I think that people tend to stereotype. When they think of suffering, they think of abuse - physical abuse, emotional abuse, poverty, that kind of thing. There's different levels of suffering. I don't think that it has to do with how much money you have - if you were raised in the ghetto or the Hamptons. For me it's more about perception: self-perception and how you perceive the world." - Lucinda Williams

"There are many types of emotional abuse but most is done in an attempt to control or subjugate another person. Emotional abuse is like brainwashing in that it systematically wears away at the victim's self-confidence, sense of self, trust in her perceptions and self-concept." - Beverly Engel

"Education is understanding relationships." - George Washington Carver

"Imagination is an abuse of power." - Johannes Grenzfurthner

"Abuse is an indirect species of homage." - William Hazlitt

"Not all forms of abuse leave bruises." - Danielle Steel

"Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty." - Lord Hailsham

"The answer dictates what the policy should be in our relationships with every country in the world." - Robert Menendez

"A person is a person through other persons; you can't be human in isolation; you are human only in relationships." - Desmond Tutu

"People will always be interested in relationships, infidelity and sex and everything connected to things in their own lives." - Eva Longoria

"In acknowledging woman-to-woman help it is important to recognize that power, within the family and elsewhere, can be used vindictively, and that it is not only powerful men who abuse women; women with power may also abuse other women." - Sheila Kitzinger

"Child abuse damages a person for life and that damage is in no way diminished by the ignorance of the perpetrator. It is only with the uncovering of the complete truth as it affects all those involved that a genuinely viable solution can be found to the dangers of child abuse." - Alice Miller

"If a novel reveals true and vivid relationships, it is a moral work, no matter what the relationships consist in. If the novelisthonours the relationship in itself, it will be a great novel." - D H Lawrence

"The emphasis in doing any in-depth photography is on building relationships, quality relationships. It's what I call thirty-cups-of-coffee-a-frame photography. You need to enter into the community - not just photographically, but intellectually and emotionally." - Lynn Johnston

"Just because someone is single doesn't mean they're lonely. Some people are in relationships and they've forgotten what happiness is." - Drake

"At the critical juncture in all human relationships, there is only one question: What would love do now?" - Neale Donald Walsch

"In the actual state of social relationships, the forms ("formes", Fr.) of politeness are necessary as a subsitute to benevolence." - African Spir

"I'm especially interested in relationships since that is a part of life that causes enormous pain for many people." - Shakti Gawain

"The best stuff in life isn't stuff at all... relationships, experiences & meaningful work are the staples of a happy life." - Graham Hill

"The amount you laugh in your relationships with others is the true measure of the health of your personality." - Brian Tracy

"Hold no grudges and practice forgiveness. This is the key to having peace in all your relationships." - Wayne Dyer

"Clearly, Iran has influence in Iraq. Iraq has a majority Shi'a population, they have relationships to Iran. Some are natural." - Barack Obama

"As you experience love and relationships, you start to realize that love tends to end in a very painful goodbye." - Taylor Swift

"Kindness is a steeling feeling that has a power of filling the gaps in relationships by stealing hearts." - Anuj

"Constraints inspire us in how we approach the press, how we approach business relationships, how we do everything." - Jack Dorsey

"In my view, relationship movies never get old because humanity will never not be confounded by their relationships." - Zoe Lister-Jones

"The intricacies, the problems, the trials and tribulations in relationships inspire me to give words to people's journeys." - Umera Ahmed

"I'm very loyal in relationships. Even when I go out with my mom I don't look at other moms." - Garry Shandling

"human relationships simply aren't durable. I think back to the women in my life. they seem non-existent." - Charles Bukowski

"It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, bit it is the little differences that make them interesting." - Todd Ruthman

"Relationships are really what interest me the most. And I think, in the end, they interest most people the most. Even when you read Tolstoy or something, basically they're about man and woman relationships." - Woody Allen

"To pursue success effectively, you must build supportive relationships that will help you work toward your goals. To build those relationships, you need to trust others; and to earn their trust, you in turn must learn to be trustworthy...." - Stedman Graham

"Treat your business relationships like friendships (or potential friendships). Formality puts up walls, and walls don't foster good business relationships. No one is loyal to a wall... except the one in China." - Steve Pavlina

"I mean really wonderful. In teaching. Personal epiphanies. About life. About different perspectives-help with different perspectives that you have. You know what I mean? Relationships to nature. Relationships with the self. With other people. With events." - Keanu Reeves

"In current society, your security is cash, and that has huge repercussions. But when you take that out of the equation, you have to have relationships with people and you have to have relationships with the environment to survive." - Mark Boyle

"Another reality about relationships is that they are never static. All of us experience changes in relationships but a few stop to analyse why a relationship gets better or worse." - Gary Chapman

"Psychiatry does not commit human rights abuse. It is a human rights abuse." - Thomas Szasz

"Abuse is abuse; Be nice.. Harsh words don't break bones but they often break hearts." - Joseph Simmons

"It would be easy to abuse a person when they never recognized it as abuse." - Marissa Meyer

"Life - all life - is in the service of life. Necessary nutrients are made available to life by life in greater and greater richness as the diversity of life increases. The entire landscape comes alive, filled with relationships and relationships within relationships." - Frank Herbert

"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

"The lust of dominion innovates so imperceptibly that we become complete despots before our wanton abuse of power is perceived; the tyranny first exercised in the nursery is exhibited in various shapes and degrees in every stage of our existence." - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

"The lust of dominion innovates so imperceptibly that we become complete despots before our wanton abuse of power is perceived; the tyranny first exercised in the nursery is exhibited in various shapes and degrees in every stage of our existence." - John Zimmerman

"Abuse is always wrong. Some try to excuse it. Most perpetrators have a sense of entitlement, thinking their actions are justified. Ironically, their victims may also believe they deserve to be mistreated. Some will even defend their abuser, citing his or her earnest apologies afterward. But abuse in any form, for any reason, wounds both spouses. It's always sinful, and few things destroy trust in a marriage as quickly. Regardless of childhood pain or marital conflict, mature spouses learn to set limits so anger doesn't become abuse by frequency, degree, or duration." - Rob Jackson

"Scurrility has no object in view but incivility; if it is uttered from feelings of petulance, it is mere abuse; if it is spoken in a joking manner, it may be considered raillery." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Egotism is more like an offense, than a crime; though it is allowable to speak of yourself, provided nothing is advanced in favor; but I cannot help suspecting that those who abuse themselves are, in reality, angling for approbation." - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

"Homosexuals are rarely monogamous and have as many as 300 to 1,000 sexual partners over the course of a lifetime. ... [T]he risk of sexual abuse in a homosexual household is much greater than in a heterosexual household." - Bryan Fischer

"Modern Democrats aren't the first political party to abuse power - far from it. Obama isn'??t the first president to abuse executive power - not by a longshot. But he has to be the first president in American history to overtly and consistently argue that he's empowered to legislate if Congress doesn'??t pass the laws he favors. It's an argument that's been mainstreamed by partisans and cheered on by those in media desperate to find a morsel of triumph in this presidency." - David Harsanyi

"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

"Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way. I was a very, very serious child... I was valedictorian of my kindergarten and eighth-grade class." - Christine Lavin

"Kyle had to give her credit; it took skill-plus no heart and a serious abuse of the English language- to break up with someone in fewer than 140 characters." - Julie James

"Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way. One way to break up any kind of tension is good deep breathing." - Byron Nelson

"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

"I wrote when I was a young teen, but I didn't put an eye on the available markets until I was seventeen. The next ten years felt like a self-centered experiment in personal abuse." - Robert Reed

"If money comes along I will take it. I just want good scripts that try to make you think. I've been offered lots of money in the past but I just know that I would abuse it and get drunk." - Daniel Craig

"You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever. Well, with manic depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me!" - Carrie Fisher

"[T]he Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock? Peace Corps volunteers? Or maybe the people in Texas were attacked because of child abuse. But, if child abuse was the issue, why didn't Janet Reno tear-gas Woody Allen?" - P. J. O'Rourke

"The most agreeable thing in life is worthy accomplishment. It is not possible that the idle tramp is as contented as the farmers along the road who own their own farms, and whose credit is good at the bank in town. When the tramps get together at night, they abuse the farmers, but do not get as much satisfaction out of it as do the farmers who abuse the tramps. The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it." - E W Howe

"In my opinion when you speak about relationships between people, you are actually talking about everything in their world because everything is contained in that relationship." - Asghar Farhadi

"What else do we all want, each one of us, except to love and be loved, in our families, in our work, in all our relationships?" - Dorothy Day

"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

"Physical aggression by a man toward his partner is abuse, even if it happens only once. If he raises a fist; punches a hole in the wall; throws things at you; blocks your way; restrains you; grabs, pushes, or pokes you; or threatens to hurt you, that's physical abuse. He is creating fear and using your need for physical freedom and safety as a way to control you." - Lundy Bancroft

"We cannot build the new culture for learning to which we aspire in an environment which is depressed and dampened every day by the impact of alcohol and drug abuse, and we should not, and we cannot, hide from that reality any longer. More and more of our students are demanding that they not be imposed upon by others whose judgment and behavior are impaired by substance abuse. It is time to take a stand." - Robert Carothers

"Without free speech no search for truth is possible; without free speech progress is checked and the nations no longer march forward toward the nobler life which the future holds for man. Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial stays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race." - Charles Bradlaugh

"Line by line, moment by moment, special times are etched into our memories in the permanent ink of everlasting love in our relationships." - Gloria Gaither

"Something must happen; that is the reason for most human relationships. Something must happen; even servitude in love, in war, ordeath." - Albert Camus

"I now let go of worn out things, worn out conditions, and worn out relationships. Divine order is now established and maintained in me and in my world." - Catherine Ponder

"The purpose of apology is to extend ourselves in such a way that relationships become deeper, and life becomes richer and more human in the process." - John Kador

"Number one rule in Hollywood is to maintain relationships with successful people, and you may find yourself involved in some very cool projects." - David Hayter

"I've always thought the best relationships are those that are as happy and content in silence as they are in action [...]" - Stephanie Perkins

"Businesses are interacting with consumers to socialize rather than learn about customer expectations to in turn, deliver tangible value, improve product experiences, and invest in long-term relationships," - Brian Solis

"A new world of complex relationships and feelings opens up when the peer group takes its place alongside the family as the emotional focus of the child's life. Early peer relationships contribute significantly to the child's ability to participate in a group (and in that sense, society), deal with competition and disappointment, enjoy the intimacy of friendships, and intuitively understand social relationships as they play out at school, in the neighborhood, and later in the workplace and adult family." - Stanley Greenspan

"Epithets are not arguments. Abuse does not persuade." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse." - Julia Cameron

"Every parent can imagine the joys of child abuse." - Mason Cooley

"Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse." - William Gilbert

"Abuse directed at women is always sexual or violent." - Louise Mensch

"Abuse of words is the foundation of ideology." - Joseph Joubert

"Every man who has power is impelled to abuse it." - Baron de Montesquieu

"I totally bristle against words like "dysfunction" or "abuse."" - Justin Torres

"When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable" - Myles Munroe

"Nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Relationships are complicated, but happiness in a relationship isn't: It's just wanting exactly what you have. Wanting something else is dispiriting." - Carolyn Hax

"A non-violent revolution is not a program of seizure of power. It is a program of transformation of relationships, ending in a peaceful transfer of power." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The greatest change in corporate culture - and the way business is being conducted - may be the accelerated growth of relationships based... on partnership." - Peter Drucker

"Relationships are forever. They are eternal. Not just permanent in this lifetime. Once you establish a relationship, it is an eternal relationship." - Esther Hicks

"My books are based on emotions, feelings, relationships. In these areas women are experts, so it's not strange that the main characters of my novels are females." - Isabel Allende

"What matters is a good person, a good soul, someone who genuinely gives good attention to the relationships in their lives." - Sophia Bush

"We are reducing the number of relationships. We are slowly but surely consuming the massive reserves of energy that have been accumulating and are stored in the ecosystems." - Gunter Pauli

"Don't resurrect relationships with negative people off of good memories. You will only remind yourself why they became your past in the first place." - Keshia Chante



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