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Abuse Relationship Quotes


"It was a mutual relationship." - Monica Lewinsky

"Every relationship has its complications." - Rob Lowe

"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

"Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any 'abuse' came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position," - Monica Lewinsky

"From what I've been told, the scariest part of being part of a domestic abuse relationship is the idea that you cannot escape and you cannot get help, that feeling of being stuck." - Kerry Washington

"Whenever I talk to survivors [of a domestic abuse relationship] who have lived through that and are on the other side and their whole perspective on life is a complete 180, I'm just so inspired." - Kerry Washington

"In an abusive relationship - we'll talk about men and women - women are often restrained, by words or out of fear, from leaving. They will tolerate abuse up to and including being put to death." - Rene Marie

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

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

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

"Death ends a life, not a relationship." - Mitch Albom

"Life itself is nothing but relationship." - Adyashanti

"Every relationship is a gift exchange." - Marianne Williamson

"Revelation without a relationship produces rebellion." - Chris Oyakhilome

"China and India's relationship is gradually developing." - Sushil Koirala

"It takes bravery to end a relationship." - Leona Lewis

"Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have." - Robert Holden

"That which is created in a relationship can be fixed in a relationship." - Murray Bowen

"A relationship with lots of pain, it's not a relationship that will last long." - Jang In-hwan

"If you want God to bless your relationship, honor God through your relationship." - Miles McPherson

"The only and dearest relationship is the mind's relationship with itself." - Byron Katie

"When we understand our relationship to God, we also understand our relationship to one another." - Dallin H. Oaks

"I've always had a very positive relationship with the municipal labor unions - a respectful relationship." - Bill De Blasio

"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

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

"Access to your true essence will give you insight into the mirror of relationship, because all relationship is a reflection of your relationship with yourself." - Deepak Chopra

"I grew up with an extremely abusive father. As a mother, I wanted to protect my own children from exposure to violence. When I found out one of my daughters was in an abusive relationship, it broke my heart. Finally, she left him ?- but only after his abuse started spreading to the children." - Ginny Brown-Waite

"Money values do not simply mirror the state of affairs in the real world; valuation is a positive act that makes an impact on the course of events. Monetary and real phenomena are connected in a reflexive fashion; that is, they influence each other mutually. The reflexive relationship manifests itself most clearly in the use and abuse of credit." - George Soros

"When someone comes under abuse or attack a characteristic response is to blame yourself, especially if you are locked into a relationship of being attacked regularly, and making apologies for your abuser. It actually affects Christians living in Islamic circumstances more, and one Palestinian Christian spoke about that problem of needing to defend Islam in order to protect yourself." - Mark Durie

"The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt. Rather, it must be based upon the self-protective capability of the victim. Until the victim has developed a detailed and realistic contingency plan and has demonstrated her ability to carry it out, she remains in danger of repeated abuse." - Judith Lewis Herman

"I tend to be a person who starts with the presumption that I should trust you until you abuse the privilege, and then our relationship is forever changed. That's a very big line, and chances are it's not going to work if it's crossed. I warn people that this is how I'm going to deal with it." - Penny Pritzker

"Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them." - Jeffrey Kluger

"My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying. I mean, the level of hatred that they had, and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father, basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television that were bright and reflective." - Augusten Burroughs

"The one who loves least controls the relationship." - Robert Anthony

"Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship." - Robert Thieme

"A healthy relationship is built on unwavering trust" - Beau Mirchoff

"Humor - the perfect relationship of the parts to the whole." - Anonymous

"The one who loves least controls the relationship." - Anonymous

"Relationship are part of the vast plan for our enlightenment." - Marianne Williamson

"Italians' relationship to food is loving, informal, and gay ..." - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

"Need is never a good basis for any relationship." - John Green

"The person that loves the least, controls the relationship" - Zane

"Play is the establishment and exploration of relationship." - Gregory Bateson

"I had a very close relationship with [Brian] Mulroney." - Bob Hawke

"It takes only one person to have a successful relationship." - Byron Katie

"A good relationship is a competition of generosity." - Madonna Ciccone

"The thing that makes me most vulnerable is romantic relationship." - India.Arie

"A permanent relationship is dependent on particular purpose or wealth." - Chanakya

"Authority leads through position. Influence builds others out of relationship." - Johnny Hunt

"Death ends a life, it does not end a relationship." - Robert Anderson

"Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious." - Larry David

"In a relationship you have to open yourself up." - Neil Labute

"Politics is a love-hate relationship. I sure know that." - Richard Lamm

"Is disinterest not the essence of every human relationship?" - Sandor Marai

"I think a good relationship is about collaboration." - Jennifer Aniston

"The one who loves the least, controls the relationship." - Robert Anthony

"Environmentalists have a very conflicted relationship with their cars." - Tom Arnold

"It's developing a relationship with actors that makes it work." - Richard Donner

"The film depends on the audience's belief in this relationship." - Ralph Fiennes

"I'm in an on-off relationship at the moment." - Cat Deeley

"You cannot have a relationship with someone you can't trust." - Sheri L Dew

"My relationship with my belief has never been easy." - Martin Freeman

"The doctor-patient relationship is critical to the placebo effect." - Irving Kirsch

"I don't think any relationship responds well to pressure." - Adam Levine

"The relationship I have with my kids is beautiful." - William Levy

"America has a relationship with Bobby and Whitney." - Jenifer Lewis

"I have always had a relationship with clothes." - Phillip Lim

"Life and death in a relationship depend on attitudes." - Laurel Lea

"A relationship is sent by God and accident." - Fiona Shaw

"My relationship with my mother is not cute." - Mika

"When I work, my first relationship with people is professional." - Bill Murray

"I think Tolstoy had an unbelievably complicated relationship with women." - Twyla Tharp

"I'm probably not long-term-relationship material for now." - Anthony Kiedis

"Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you." - Mike Murdock

"Action has meaning only in relationship, and without understanding relationship, action on any level will only breed conflict." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"I'm a relationship girl. I would rather be long-distance than not have a relationship at all." - Lea Michele

"You must never sacrifice your relationship with God for the sake of a relationship with another person." - Charles Stanley

"A man's relationship with the Bible is an exact picture of His relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ." - Len Smith

"Refuse to disconnect from love and every relationship will be totally transformed; even the relationship with yourself." - Adyashanti

"The ultimate and dearest - and, again, only - relationship we have is the relationship we have with our thoughts." - Byron Katie

"The only way you're going to have a good relationship with anyone is to have a good relationship with yourself." - Vernon Howard

"Once you lose the honesty in a relationship, I mean, I think you don't have a relationship at all." - Elizabeth Gillies

"Women often have a fraught relationship with their mothers, even though that's the most important relationship in their lives." - Alice Lowe

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

"When certain persons abuse us, let us ask ourselves what description of characters it is that they admire; we shall often find this a very consolatory question." - Charles Caleb Colton

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

"Confuse was the nurses' word for abuse." - Susanna Kaysen

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

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

"Never judge a philosophy by its abuse." - Saint Augustine

"Reserve your abuse for your true friends." - Larry Wall

"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

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

"My father told me abuse is generational." - Glenn Beck

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

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

"Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation..." - Aldous Huxley

"We like so much to hear people talk of us and of our motives, that we are charmed even when they abuse us." - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne

"Parental child abduction is child abuse." - Chris Smith

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

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

"Authentic love does not devalue another human being. Authentic love does not silence, shame or abuse. If you are in a relationship with someone who does not honor and respect you, I want you to know that you are worthy of love. Please reach out for help. Your voice will save you. Let it extend into the night, let it part the darkness. Let it set you free to know who you truly are - valuable, beautiful, loved." - Brooke Axtell

"I'm not really into religion, OK. I saw a lot of things I did not like when I got into organized religion. I think a lot of people abuse it, I think a lot of people use it, I think a lot of people make it what they want. And me, my faith and my relationship with God is very personal. And it's not anybody's damn business how we talk." - Jake Roberts

"This attitude of how society views women as chattel - that's the biggest thing to overcome. When I first started a stake in the issue of relationship abuse, I got really beat up by the Christian right because I was interfering in what was a personal family affair. It's a "family matter." That's why I wish we'd drop the phrase "domestic violence." It sounds like a domesticated cat. It is the most vicious of all crimes - to be abused by someone you had a relationship with! Because then you blame yourself." - Joe Biden

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

"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

"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

"I didn't go to Cirque Lodge for alcohol abuse or drug abuse" - Kirsten Dunst

"Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself." - Voltaire

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

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

"Prayer as a relationship is probably your best indicator about the health of your love relationship with God. If your prayer life has been slack, your love relationship has grown cold." - John Piper

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

"The extent to which two people in a relationship can bring up and resolve issues is a critical marker of the soundness of a relationship." - Henry Cloud

"I'd once read somewhere that is takes about half as long to recover from a deep relationship as the relationship lasted." - Cate Tiernan

"If you are in a bad relationship with anyone else, it is because you are in a bad relationship with yourself." - Abiola Abrams

"Embrace suffering, and you transform your relationship with what causes you to suffer, as well as your relationship with suffering itself." - Adyashanti

"Did Romeo and Juliet have a ... "relationship"? The term "relationship" ... betokens a chaste egalitarianism leveling different ranks and degrees of attachment." - Allan Bloom

"The relationship between me and President Mandela right at the beginning was not a very well-established relationship. It was based on two meetings." - F W De Klerk

"We are concerned with the relationship between art and life. Contemporary art is only intelligible in terms of its relationship to our life." - David Elliott

"I guess a lot of things I make are relationship movies. Maybe all movies are relationship movies, because they're all about how we relate to each other." - Spike Jonze

"In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, wasn't doing better by doing that. I became less of a man." - Jason Mraz

"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

"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

"The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.." - Jack Anderson

"Creating relationship is the heart of acting. It is basic. It is essential." - Michael Shurtleff

"Decide today to design and build the ideal relationship in your life. It's up to you." - Brian Tracy

"An argument is always about what has been made more important than the relationship." - Hugh Prather

"By ethical conduct toward all creatures, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the universe." - Albert Schweitzer

"Your private relationship with yourself is a spring that will feed every other factor." - Ashley Judd

"Asian culture has a profoundly different relationship to work. It rewards people who are persistent." - Malcolm Gladwell

"You can't have a high-quality relationship without time and without trust." - Cornel West

"If you need a guide for your ongoing relationship with God, read Psalms." - Jim George

"Our relationship with God flows out of our love for God." - Christine Caine

"Until you've completed your relationship with your parents, all your relationships will be about your parents." - Werner Erhard

"Your relationship to food, no matter how conflicted, is the doorway to freedom." - Geneen Roth

"Effective prayer is the fruit of a relationship with God, not a technique for acquiring blessings." - D A Carson

"Becoming Catholic involves entering into a relationship with the Catholic Church." - Carl E. Olson

"A big book is like a serious relationship; it requires a commitment." - Mick Foley

"It's easier to just be single and not have a relationship." - Kim Kardashian



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