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

"The abuse of power takes happiness away." - Frederick Lenz

"Abuse of power comes as no surprise" - Jenny Holzer

"The problem isn't the abuse of power; it's the power to abuse." - Mike Cloud

"It's not just the abuse of power that's the problem. It's the power to abuse." - Stefan Molyneux

"Information is power. Disinformation is abuse of power." - Newton Lee

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

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

"Loving money at the expense of others is an abuse of power to get wealth." - Myles Munroe

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

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

"I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power." - Patricia Cornwell

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

"Th abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power." - William Shakespeare

"Liberty... is there only when there is no abuse of power." - Baron de Montesquieu

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

"The Internet is an empowering force for people who are protesting against the abuse of power." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"The first abuse of power is not realizing that you have it." - James Richardson

"The abuse of political power is not as important as the loss of lives. Plus there is a process for curing the abuse of institutions." - Babatunde Fashola

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

"Power without abuse loses its charm." - Paul Valery

"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

"We are under God's power, and we can do nothing but by the power of God, and woe shall hereafter be to us if we abuse this power." - John Wycliffe

"The most personal thing I've put in [Touch of Evil] is my hatred of the abuse of police power. It's better to see a murderer go free than for a policeman to abuse his power." - Orson Welles

"Secrecy is the linchpin of abuse of power, . . . its enabling force. Transparency is the only real antidote." - Glenn Greenwald

"African-Americans are being disproportionately affected by, you know, the kind of misuse and abuse of power." - Ras Baraka

"The best guarantee against the abuse of power consists in the freedom, the purity, and the frequency of popular elections." - John Quincy Adams

"Power is something that is abused. I suppose use and abuse are in the eye of the beholder." - Frederick Lenz

"Beware the abuse of Power. Both by those we disagree with, as well as those we may agree with" - Benjamin Carson

"Power is a dangerous thing. Be careful that you don't abuse it or let it make a tyrant of you." - Louisa May Alcott

"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

"These last few years we've seen an unacceptable abuse of power, having a president whose priority is expanding his own power." - Trey Gowdy

"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

"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 Hayek

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

"By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority." - John Roberts

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

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

"Surveillance of power is one of the most important ways to ensure that power does not abuse its status. But, of course, power does not like to be watched." - Bruce Schneier

"Once again, President Clinton is using American troops to deflect attention from his record of lies, distortions, obstructions of justice and abuse of power." - Ron Paul

"And journalism itself has changed. News organizations and some journalists have transformed from their traditional role as watchdogs of power into institutions of power themselves with an ability, indeed, a susceptibility, to abuse that power." - Joan Konner

"The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, or when power is used to go into the lower dimensional planes." - Frederick Lenz

"The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power." - Ted Nugent

"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

"I write about power, that's my real subject - how you get it, what you do with it, how you abuse it. I'm equally wary of liberals and conservatives." - Rene Balcer

"It's an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns." - Sal Albanese

"Bullies want to abuse you. Instead of allowing that, you can use them as your personal motivators. Power up and let the bully eat your dust." - Nick Vujicic

"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

"Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar." - Samuel Griswold Goodrich

"The abuse of cabmen in a block." - Juvenal

"Sarcasm is an abuse of the intellect." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Applause is the beginning of abuse" - Ted Hughes

"Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives" - Alfred De Musset

"Democracy is an abuse of statistics." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Pity is just another form of abuse." - Michael J Fox

"Pity is a benign form of abuse." - Michael J Fox

"As to abuse, I thrive on it. Abuse, hearty abuse, is a tonic to all save men of indifferent health." - Norman Douglas

"Now the sole remedy for the abuse of political power is to limit it; but when politics corrupt business, modern reformers invariably demand the enlargement of the political power." - Isabel Paterson

"The threat to change Senate rules is a raw abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our founding fathers put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of government," - Harry Reid

"Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny." - Patrick Henry

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

"Any abuse of animals is the same as abuse of men, women, or children." - Alison Goldfrapp

"How can those who are invested with the power of government be prevented from the abuse of those powers as the means of aggrandizing themselves? ... Without a strong constitution to counteract the strong tendency of government to disorder and abuse there can be little progress or improvement." - John C Calhoun

"Exploitation is an abuse of power, an act of domination driven by basic insecurity. I think all hierarchies create opportunities for that. Donald Trump is an extreme illustration of an otherwise normal tendency. Institutions are supposed to have safeguards to prevent or mitigate the tendency. Instead they often become vehicles for abuse." - Linden MacIntyre

"The abuse of power manifests with phony spiritual teachers and phony gurus who tell you how to run your life and what to wear and what to eat, all that sort of stuff. They abuse. People don't realize that, listen to them and ruin their lives." - Frederick Lenz

"A nation of slaves is always prepared to applaud the clemency of their master who, in the abuse of absolute power, does not proceed to the last extremes of injustice and oppression." - Edward Gibbon

"Every American, regardless of their background, has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion. Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone our basic Constitutional rights." - Pete Stark

"A man's tyranny is measured only by his power to abuse." - Donn Piatt

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

"Unmerited abuse wounds, while unmerited praise has not the power to heal." - Thomas Jefferson

"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

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

"It's human nature to abuse power, no matter who you are." - Naomi Wolf

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

"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

"Under our system of three branches of government, the courts ultimately are the checks on the legislative and executive branches when they exceed or even abuse the limits of their power." - Nina Totenberg

"Hence, the less government we have, the better, - the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If he were any other man, I might have suspected him of substance abuse, of being coked up or something. But Barrons was too much a purist for that; his drugs were money, power, and control" - Karen Marie Moning

"When any one person or body of men seize into their hands the power in the last resort, there is properly no longer a government, but what Aristotle and his followers call the abuse and corruption of one." - Jonathan Swift

"In speaking powerfully and eloquently for mercy and reconciliation to people divided by old hatreds and persecuted by abuse of power, the Holy Father was a beacon of light not just for Catholics, but for all people." - William J Clinton

"The president's attempted diktat takes money from bondholders and gives it a labor union that delivers money and votes for him.... Shaking down lenders for the benefit of political donors is recycled corruption and the abuse of power." - Cliff Asness

"Female sexuality is presented in our culture as a male fantasy, which doesn't include the reality of the abuse, the pleasure, the pain, the power, the complexity of women's sexuality." - Deborah Kampmeier

"Selfishness and demagoguery take advantage of liberty. The selfish hand constantly seeks to control government, and every increase of governmental power, even to meet just needs, furnishes opportunity for abuse and stimulates the effort to bend it to improper uses." - Charles Evans Hughes

"The potential for the abuse of power through digital networks - upon which we the people now depend for nearly everything, including our politics - is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"It is an abuse of power, when you are President of the United States, to use the White House to single out a single news organization, and castigate them and try to delegitimize them." - Monica Crowley

"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

"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

"However vile the abuse they receive, media people must remember this is part of the price of getting a public voice. Stay grateful. Don't kick down, kick up. Criticise power rather than proles." - Rob Manuel

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

"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

"Experience constantly proves that every man who has power is impelled to abuse it; he goes on till he is pulled up by some limits. Who would say it! virtue even has need of limits." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Under the Bush administration, openness and accountability have been replaced by secrecy and evasion of responsibility. They abuse their power, conceal their actions from the American people, and refuse to hold officials accountable." - Edward Kennedy

"Experience constantly proves that every man who has power is impelled to abuse it; he goes on till he is pulled up by some limits. Who would say it! virtue even has need of limits." - Charles De Montesquieu

"Mysticism is the study of power, its use, and its abuse. At every moment you are getting stronger or you are growing weaker. At every moment your attention field is increasing or decreasing." - Frederick Lenz

"Someone who really wants to discover themselves has to be particularly careful about the use and abuse of power. But even your average human being just passing through another life has to be careful." - Frederick Lenz

"Beauty is the greatest of human powers. Any power without counterbalance or control becomes autocratic and leads to abuse and to folly. Despotism in a government is insanity; in woman, fantasy." - Honore De Balzac

"Vivisection is wrong because it is an abuse of man's power over the helpless, involving pain and suffering. The name for this is cruelty, and cruelty is immoral, no matter what the reason for its introduction." - Jon Evans

"There is no question that chemical weapons attacks are a heinous abuse of humanity and power. But to assume that military strikes are an effective retribution for the crime committed is wrong." - Basmah Bint Saud

"I dread our own power and our own ambition; I dread our being too much dreaded....We may say that we shall not abuse this astonishing and hitherto unheard-of-power. But every other nation will think we shall abuse it. It is impossible but that, sooner or later, this state of things must produce a combination against us which may end in our ruin." - Edmund Burke

"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

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

"Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that is not physical in nature. It can include everything from verbal abuse to the silent treatment, domination to subtle manipulation." - Beverly Engel

"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

"When people in power can operate in the dark, inevitably they abuse that power. So, you need outside forces to bring light and transparency to what they're doing. And, one of the ways you do that is through journalism, and through guaranteeing a free press. That is its purpose, to provide a check on those who wield power." - Glenn Greenwald

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

"Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime." - Herbert Ward

"No cause can justify the abuse of human rights." - Irene Khan

"The abuse of the best things is always detrimental." - Jean-Georges Noverre

"Evil comes from the ABUSE of free will" - C S Lewis

"The abuse of the Earth is the ecological crisis." - Vandana Shiva

"The constant abuse of online activity must stop." - Joe Barton

"The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely." - Pope Benedict Xvi

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

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

"Satire is an abuse of wit. It corrects few evils." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order." - Anne Wilson Schaef

"The abuse of grace is affectation, as the abuse of the sublime is absurdity; all perfection is nearly a fault." - Voltaire

"Most people abuse power. They use power to dominate others. They use power to destroy others. Ultimately when you do this, you lose it." - Frederick Lenz

"What makes Jessica Jones series so unique is that it really is an allegory for many different types of abuse, whether it be sexual abuse, physical abuse, or psychological abuse. That's what makes this such an incredibly bold show." - Rachael Taylor

"I don't have to take this abuse from you - I have hundreds of people waiting in line to abuse me!" - Bill Murray

"I keep what I know about Sarah Lynn and Lawrence to myself. I also remind myself that even if Sarah Lynn does have a scary strict father, that doesn't release her from the responsibility of treating others with respect. Abuse of power is wrong, no matter the context, no matter the history. What is "power" anyway? Power is an ego trip. Power is a way to rise yourself up by lowering others, and I want nothing of it." - Lauren Myracle

"A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired. This maxim, drawn from the experience of all ages, makes it the height of folly to intrust any set of men with power which is not under every possible control; perpetual strides are made after more as long as there is any part withheld." - Alexander Hamilton

"It is very certain that [the commerce clause] grew out of the abuse of the power by the importing States in taxing the non-importing, and was intended as a negative and preventive provision against injustice among the States themselves, rather than as a power to be used for the positive purposes of the General Government." - James Madison

"The discovery of nuclear chain reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind any more than did the discovery of matches. We only must do everything in our power to safeguard against its abuse. Only a supranational organization, equipped with a sufficiently strong executive power, can protect us." - Albert Einstein

"Dictators can fix up their entire families in good jobs, in or around government, and often do. In democracies, such a practice is frowned upon. Privileged access to the corridors of power through family connections and a kind of old boys' network, is also deemed an abuse of power, and so it is." - Jimmy Reid

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

"Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story." - Lincoln Steffens

"It is unfortunate for our peace, that unmerited abuse wounds, while unmerited praise has not the power to heal." - Thomas Jefferson

"As government grows, its increased power to grant favors or inflict pain attracts more people who would abuse the system." - John Fund

"How do you overcome the negative karmas and problems and misery that occur to people who abuse power? You stop abusing power." - Frederick Lenz

"The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position." - George Washington

"Modern Democrats aren't the first political party to abuse power - far from it. Obama isn'&128;&153;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'&128;&153;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

"Hence, the less government we have, the better,-the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formalGovernment, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual; the appearance of the principal to supersede the proxy; the appearance of the wise man, of whom the existing government, is, it must be owned, but a shabby imitation." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The will of the people, moreover, practically means the will of the most numerous or the most active part of the people; the majority, or those who succeed in making themselves accepted as the majority; type people, consequently, may desire to oppress a part of their number; and precautions are as much needed against this as against any other abuse of power." - John Stuart Mill

"Sit peacefully in a church and think of church history: witchburning perhaps, or child abuse, genocide, the amassing of disgusting wealth, the repression of women, inquisitions, castrating child choir singers, the denial of Santa Claus and the support of fascists in power." - Kaz Cooke

"When we hear a story of the abuse of a child or the abuse of women almost all people are appalled by instances of that kind." - Desmond Tutu

"The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state." - Ron Paul

"Impeachment appears six times in the U.S. Constitution. The Founders weren't concerned with anything more than with impeachment because they had lived under King George III and had in 1776 accused the king of all the things that George W. Bush wants to do: Usurpation of the power of the people; Being above the law; Criminal abuse of authority." - Ramsey Clark

"The heartbreak of runaway corruption, abuse of power and indefensible criminality by our government and media should, must inspire all good we-the-people Americans to wake the hell up from the embarrassing curse of apathy and start demanding constitutional accountability from our elected employees. How radically non-sheep of me." - Ted Nugent

"I think of my films as not necessarily political but more moral. Between my father, my stepfather, and my mother - they all felt pretty passionately about the importance of standing up and doing the right thing, and none of them were suck-ups. What motivates me is usually abuse of power." - Alex Gibney

"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

"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

"The abuse of the veto power has become so predictable that frequently resolutions are not even tabled because of the certainty of a veto against their adoption. Necessary discussion is thereby suppressed. Concerted action by the Security Council, the General Assembly and other United Nations agencies is necessary to prevent major human rights violations, stop ongoing breaches and provide remedies to victims." - Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

"Every people, every society, needs a culture of resistance, a culture of being difficult and disobedient, that is the only way they will ever be able to stand up to the inevitable abuse of power by whoever runs the state apparatus, the capitalists, the communists, the socialists, the Gandhians, whoever." - Arundhati Roy

"The heartbreak of runaway corruption, abuse of power and indefensible criminality by our government and media should, must inspire all good we-the-people Americans to wake the hell up from the embarrassing self-inflicted curse of apathy and start demanding Constitutional accountability from our elected employees." - Ted Nugent

"It's funny, because there are so many stereotypes out there about actors and movie stars in general, but I've had a great opportunity to meet a lot of them, and maybe it's just because they don't behave that way around me, but I rarely see that kind of abuse of power." - Ryan Reynolds



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