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

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

"Men will let you abuse them if only you will make them laugh." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The abuse of a thing is no argument against the use of it." - Jeremy Collier

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

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

"If it is abuse, - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned goodnatured friend or another!" - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"If the abuse be enormous, nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system." - Samuel Johnson

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

"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

"When evil is allowed to compete with good, evil has an emotional populist appeal that wins out unless good men and women stand as a vanguard against abuse." - Hannah Arendt

"Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination." - Andrea Dworkin

"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.

"If circumcision has any justification AT ALL, it should be medical only. Parents' religion is the worst of all reasons - pure child abuse." - Richard Dawkins

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"I've never ever attacked someone who's been the victim who's been the victim of sexual abuse. Not only that, I've put people in jail who've been the victim of sexual abuse." - Rudy Giuliani

"Being a mother of two little girls, it was an absolute nightmare for me to teach them about sexual abuse." - Deepa Kumar

"[Sexual abuse] is such a sharp, potent topic that we really should have discussions about more openly and more often." - Rachael Taylor

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

"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

"...By far the most usual way of handling phenomena so novel that they would make for a serious rearrangement of our preconceptions is to ignore them altogether, or to abuse those who bear witness for them." - William James

"There's a long, long history of women suffering abuse, injustice, and not having the same opportunities as men, and I think that's been very detrimental to the human race as a whole." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington

"[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

"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

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

"My philosophy is, "murder the rapist in your mind so you stop killing yourself." I've seen, in my lifetime, that sexual abuse has turned into self-abuse. When I kill the rapist inside of me, I will stop killing myself." - Margaret Cho

"It feels as if childhood sexual abuse or domestic abuse of women in the home has increased but actually if you ask women of 60 or 70 years old, the incidence is about the same. We just didn't know it." - Gloria Steinem

"The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience." - Ed Markey

"I would like to say that what Mel Phillips was doing was not sexual harassment but more sexual abuse of children, because he was doing it in a sexual manner now that I look back on it." - Tom Cole

"Pornography incarnates male supremacy. It is the DNA of male dominance. Every rule of sexual abuse, every nuance of sexual sadism, every highway and byway of sexual exploitation, is encoded in it." - Andrea Dworkin

"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

"Some people think it's demeaning to victims if you ever say anything out-loud about sexual abuse of children. I don't know if that's true." - Louis C K

"I don't belive Oprah's sexual abuse stories, I mean who would take a black girl when there are plenty of white?" - Zach Braff

"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

"Children's bodies aren't like automobiles with the assailant's fingerprints lingering on the wheel. The world of sexual abuse is quintessentiall y secret. It is the perfect crime." - Beatrix Campbell

"Who will say with confidence that sexual abuse is more permanently damaging to children than threatening them with the eternal and unquenchable fires of hell?" - Richard Dawkins

"Before God and his people I express my sorrow for the sins and grave crimes of clerical sexual abuse committed against you. And I humbly ask forgiveness." - Pope Francis

"Sadomasochiasm - which we know very well doesn't exist in societies that don't have child abuse - is regarded some sort of natural sexual expression." - Gloria Steinem

"Of course, without God, there is no value to life. That leads to immorality, that leads to sexual abuse, and there is no hope." - Ted Cruz

"The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent." - James T Walsh

"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

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

"I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it" - Albert Einstein

"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

"Forgiveness is the most important thing. We all have to forgive what was done to us - the Irish people have to forgive. The African people. The Jewish people. We all have to forgive and understand the only way to stop the cycle of hate and abuse is not to allow yourself to get caught in it." - Sinead O'Connor

"We call for the end of bigotry as we know it. The end of racism as we know it. The end of child abuse in the family as we know it. The end of sexism as we know it. The end of homophobia as we know it. We stand for freedom as we have yet to know it. And we will not be denied." - Urvashi Vaid

"The use or abuse of Christianity in contradiction to the very message of the gospel reveals not the gospel for what it is, but the heart of man. That is why atheism is so bankrupt as a view of life, for it miserably fails to deal with the human condition as it really is." - Ravi Zacharias

"Dining out is a vice, a dissipation of spirit punished by remorse. We eat, drink, and talk a little too much, abuse all our friends, belch out our literary preferences and are egged on by accomplices in the audience to acts of mental exhibitionism. Such evenings cannot fail to diminish those who take part in them. They end on Monkey Hill." - Cyril Connolly

"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

"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

"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

"If a girl gets sexual pleasure from riding a horse, does the horse suffer? If not, who cares? If you French kiss your dog and he or she thinks it's great, is it wrong? We believe all exploitation and abuse is wrong. If it isn't exploitation and abuse, it may not be wrong." - Ingrid Newkirk

"Fifty three per cent children in India face sexual abuse - both boys and girls - but we still feel uncomfortable talking about it. We are still hypocrites when it comes to issues like child abuse, sex or for that matter homosexuality. It is high time that we brought the issue from under the carpet." - Rahul Bose

"We have come far, but there is an ongoing battle to be fought. Many of the issues the Suffragettes were dealing with are still issues today across the globe: equal pay, parental rights, sexual abuse, etc." - Sarah Gavron

"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

"'I wish for a better life. I wish for food for my children. I wish that sexual abuse and exploitation in schools would stop.' This is the dream of the African girl." - Leymah Gbowee

"Everyone would tell me they couldn't identify with sexual abuse. No one says they can't identify with the tales of the Greek gods and goddesses because they don't live on Mt. Olympus." - Alexander Chee

"Mel H. Buffalo, an advisor to the Samson band in Hobbema, Alberta, reported that every Indian person I've spoken to who attended these schools has a story of mental, physical or sexual abuse to relate." - Ward Churchill

"The greatest scandal of the century in American psychiatry... is the growing mania among thousands of inept therapists, family counselors, and social workers for arousing false memories of childhoood sexual abuse." - Martin Gardner

"The greatest scandal of the century in American psychiatry ... is the growing mania among thousands of inept therapists, family counselors, and social workers for arousing false memories of childhoood sexual abuse." - Martin Gardner

"Well, I guess the sexual abuse by Mel Phillips in a sense, he had a fetish for feet. He used to play with my feet and other kids' feet, and that was his thing." - Tom Cole

"Over the past year, several cases of human rights abuses, specifically sexual exploitation and abuse, by individuals involved in U.N. peacekeeping operations have raised the suspicions of many Members of Congress and members of the International Relations Committee." - Michael Mccaul

"Life in a shelter or on the streets puts homeless kids and youth at a higher risk for physical and sexual assault and abuse, physical illness, including HIV/AIDS" - Jewel

"You talk about sexual abuse? Bill Clinton's wife ran the bimbo eruptions units when he was in the White House to seek and find the women who might accuse Bill Clinton of sexual abuse (and other things) and destroy them. And advertisers never leave the Clintons, and donors never leave the Clintons. Why is that? Because donors and advertisers never receive massive numbers of complaint emails from all of these Twitter and Facebook bots." - Rush Limbaugh

"What makes fantastic declarations believable is, in part, the vehemence with which they're proffered. Again, in the world of spirituality as well as of pop psychology, intensity of personal belief is evidence of truth. It is considered very bad form - even abuse - to challenge the veracity of any personal testimony that might be offered in a twelve-step group or on a talk show, unless the testimony itself is equivocal... Whatever sells, whatever many people believe strongly, must be true." - Wendy Kaminer

"When men and women fail to form stable marriages, the result is a vast expansion of government attempts to cope with the terrible social needs that result. There is scarcely a dollar that the state and federal government spends on social programs that is not driven, in large part, by family fragmentation: crime, poverty, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, school failure, mental and physical health problems." - Maggie Gallagher

"It is wrong, and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that we have seen...in recent years. There is too much of it, and we must do much more to stop it." "The fact is that employer sanctions have been in the law...since 1986 but no prior administration has made a serious attempt to enforce them." - William J Clinton

"I'm calling for all responsible Americans to fight back and punish Pepsi for using a man who degrades women, who encourages substance abuse, and does all the things that hurt particularly the poor in our society. I'm calling for all Americans to say, hey Pepsi, I'm not drinking your stuff. You want to hang around with Ludacris (a rap singer that Pepsi planned to use for advertising), you do that, I'm not hanging around with you. Am I wrong to do that?" - Bill O'Reilly

"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

"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

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

"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

"I don't think his hands could take the abuse." - Randall Cobb

"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

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

"Personal abuse is no substitute for policy. It signals panic." - Margaret Thatcher

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

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

"You survived the abuse, you're going to survive the recovery." - Mariska Hargitay

"If I abuse myself daily, who can I love?" - Big K.R.I.T.

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

"Don't abuse yourself or withhold self-love or self-care." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Domestic abuse is wrong, but domestic retribution is okay." - Dov Davidoff

"You survived the abuse, you're going to survive the recovery." - Mariska Hargitay

"Government has within it a tendency to abuse its powers." - John C Calhoun

"Self abuse is anti-social, aggression still natural." - Richey Edwards

"It isn't cool to abuse the ability to swing." - Thomas Dolby

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

"How long, Catiline, will you abuse our patience?" - Cicero

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Most people who have survived abuse have great strength." - John Bradshaw

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

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

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

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

"There was mental and physical abuse in my family." - Erin Moran

"Abuse is the means in which violence retards love." - Inga Muscio

"Drug abuse is a medical disease that requires medical professionals." - Doug Ose

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

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

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



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