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Abuse Victims Quotes


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

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

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

"Capable, generous men do not create victims, they nurture victims." - Julian Assange

"You are victors, not victims!" - Joel Osteen

"A play that forces us to question our moral responsibility to the victims of human rights abuse." - Lynn Nottage

"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

"Priests, altars, victims, swam before my sight." - Edmund Smith

"But silence is where victims dwell." - Nelly Sachs

"We are all Victims of Duty." - Eugene Ionesco

"There are no victims, only volunteers." - Robert Anthony

"Men are victims of their own impulses." - Gloria Steinem

"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 know victims of domestic abuse. I know what it takes for people to get out, and I also know why people stay. It's heartbreaking." - Paddy Considine

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

"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

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

"Victims. Victims of a transitional period of morality. That is what we both certainly are." - Osamu Dazai

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

"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

"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

"Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims" - Rabindranath Tagore

"If the victims are my problem, the killers are yours." - Elie Wiesel

"Those who fume at their problems become their victims." - David Seabury

"Some 70 percent of Americans donated to Katrina victims." - Billy Tauzin

"The real victims of men are other men." - Gloria Emerson

"Society certainly encourages women to be victims in every way." - Gloria Steinem

"Companies often become victims of their own mythologies." - James Surowiecki

"Blacks who lack a proper killing rage are merely victims." - Bell Hooks

"We are not victims of the world we see, we are victims of the way we see the world." - Shirley Maclaine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"People say you can abuse marijuana. You can abuse cheeseburgers. Does that mean we should close Burger Kings." - Joe Rogan

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

"I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention." - Kenny Guinn

"I was a sick child, I was scared, and honestly speaking, I never thought about why I didn't tell anyone about my abuse. Abuse victims don't have all the answers, and I never thought it was abuse. My generation was totally different. Now a small child knows many things, much more than what we knew. When I understood it was not right, it was much later." - Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

"Most male victims of violence are the victims of other men's violence. So that's something that both women and men have in common. We are both victims of men's violence." - Jackson Katz

"People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives." - Stedman Graham

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims." - Douglas William Jerrold

"If we can't turn the world around we can at least bolster the victims." - Liz Carpenter

"Victims should come first." - Maria Julia Hernandez

"No privileged order ever did see the wrongs of its own victims ..." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Compassion for victims is sometimes forgotten in a misapplied concern for their oppressors and murderers." - Max Anders

"Children are victims of a social problem that wounds the family." - Pope Francis

"We want the disaster victims to know we have not forgotten them. I'm here with help." - Gloria Estefan

"I intentionally aided them by being there and blocking an avenue of escape for the victims." - Robert Iler

"The newest victims of the nation's foreclosure crisis are pets, which is extremely distressing to me." - Margaret Cho

"Parents are the most likely to be victims of the violence of their mentally ill children." - Rich Lowry

"The hero of 'Dark Powers' can touch murder victims and read their last memories." - Ruth Glick

"We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives." - Smokey Robinson

"All serial killers want to win. They choose victims they can kill successfully." - Pat Brown

"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

"What is it in absinthe that makes it a separate cult? The effects of its abuse are totally distinct from those of other stimulants. Even in ruin and in degradation it remains a thing apart: its victims wear a ghastly aureole all their own, and in their peculiar hell yet gloat with a sinister perversion of pride that they are not as other men." - Aleister Crowley

"I have seen firsthand how injustice gets overlooked when the victims are powerless or vulnerable, when they have no one to speak up for them and no means of representing themselves to a higher authority. Animals are in precisely that position. Unless we are mindful of their interests and speak out loudly on their behalf, abuse and cruelty go unchallenged." - Desmond Tutu

"We all like to think that if we were the victims of domestic abuse we'd up and leave - but it's not always as easy or straightforward as that. Women stay with abusive partners for all kinds of reasons - they love them, they fear them, they have children with them, they believe they can change them or they simply have no where else to go." - Kate Thornton

"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

"We oppress people, we make our victims small wherever they are, whether they are a black girl in a rural community in, say, America or Britain, or whether it's something happening out there in one of the countries of conflict. I mean Sri Lanka, the human rights abuse there is appalling." - Roma Tearne

"Viewing Israelis and Palestinians from a psychological perspective, they would both be seen as victims of abuse; that is how they both understandably feel, and it's how they both understandably behave. The Jewish psyche is in victimized reaction to the Holocaust, and the Palestinian psyche is in victimized reaction to the Israelis." - Marianne Williamson

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

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

"When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff." - Cicero

"My point about alcohol is that if you abuse something, it abuses you back." - Michka Assayas

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

"Men who flatter women do not know them; men who abuse them know them still less." - Constance de Theis

"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

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

"Freedom can be destroyed, not just by its retraction, but also by its abuse." - Ravi Zacharias

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

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

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

"Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege." - Anonymous

"Anthropologists have concluded that child virtually unknown in New Guinea." - Lloyd deMause

"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

"Never strike anyone so old, small or weak that verbal abuse would have sufficed." - P. J. O'Rourke

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

"Abuse yourself all you want - just leave animals out of it. Don't wear fur." - Steveo

"I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language." - Dan Fogelberg

"Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech." - Charles Bradlaugh

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

"The nazis slaughtered millions because they dehumanized their victims... but when it comes to dehumanizing victims the most useful and most widely used tool throughout history is, of course, religion." - David Alan Harvey

"It's very common for the victims to understand a system better than the people who are holding the stick." - Noam Chomsky

"I am not an American; I am one of twenty-two million black people who are victims of Americanism." - Malcolm X

"Relief of distress or compassion shown to victims of misfortune. A blessing that is an act of Divine compassion." - Noah Webster

"Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat." - Hillary Clinton

"The fearful thunder-roar of red-breathed cannon and the wailing cry of myriad victims filled the air." - George Dennison Prentice

"Since suffering confers no rights on its victims, we who witness are the ones responsible for restoring these lost rights." - Liv Ullmann

"I was extremely moved by the plight of Tsunami victims and I was inspired to try to make a difference." - Alanis Morissette

"The acid test of any truth is found in whether it aids victims in their struggle to overcome victimisation." - James H. Cone

"There is a kind of misguided pity that deals gently with false teachers at the expense of their victims." - Max Anders

"For too long, the victims of crime have been the forgotten persons of our criminal justice system." - Ronald Reagan

"The victims of crime have been transformed into a group oppressively burdened by a system designed to protect them." - Ronald Reagan

"The friendlies were South Vietnamese women and children, helpless victims in a war they did not understand." - John Whitehead

"Men are good. But they are poor victims making themselves miserable under the false belief that they are doing good." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." - C S Lewis

"If we don't act now to safeguard our privacy, we could all become victims of identity theft." - Bill Nelson

"Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them." - Ben Elton

"Solutions will not be found while Indigenous people are treated as victims for whom someone else must find solutions." - Malcolm Fraser

"When we depress, we believe we are the victims of a feeling over which we have no control." - William Glasser

"I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about." - Jodie Foster

"In 2013, there were 6,261 black homicide victims in the US - almost all killed by black civilians." - John Podhoretz

"Despair makes victims sometimes victors." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"My focus on 9/11 was on the victims - in the towers, in the planes - and all that loss." - Kiefer Sutherland

"My family and I held no hatred for those people because we realized they were victims of their own ignorance." - Ryan White

"Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them." - Walter Bagehot

"The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial killer victims is their short height and low weight." - Pat Brown

"I am coming back to that which has most affected me. I'm coming back to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - Stephanie March

"Most of us tend to view childhood as a time of carefree pleasure. Those of us who have looked at the real condition of children in America, however, see a very different picture-one in which children are victims of terrible discrimination, prejudice, and abuse. They need protection. But the protection they need most is to have the protection of civil rights, so that they can be regarded as full persons under the law." - Richard Farson

"Abuse and neglect negate love. Care and affirmation, the opposite of abuse and humiliation, are the foundation of love. No one can rightfully claim to be loving when behaving abusively." - Bell Hooks

"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

"We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Is letting our children watch TV a form of child abuse? If our children grow up knowing everything about Britney Spears and nothing about nature or faith, about anything, is that not a form of child abuse?" - Patch Adams

"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

"If I was having a bad day, eating was like self-medicating. But if you abuse food, you still have to use that substance that you abuse every day. You have to learn to use it responsibly." - Al Roker

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

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

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

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

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

"Personal purity is' really the issue. Not supporting animal abuse - and persuading others not to support it - is." - Peter Singer

"As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse." - Gautama Buddha

"Personal purity isn't really the issue. Not supporting animal abuse - and persuading others not to support it - is." - Peter Singer

"Whenever society begins to create policies and laws rooted in fear and anger, there will be abuse and injustice." - Bryan Stevenson

"The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections." - Plutarch

"Hasta la vista, baby. I can't take this abuse anymore. I'm coming back - as a spectator. I'm retired." - Arturo Gatti

"I think people who come from abuse and/or people who have mental illnesses, have terrible self-esteem problems." - Sinead O'Connor

"So little knows Any, but God alone, but perverts best things To worst abuse, or to their meanest use." - John Milton

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

"According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12." - Xavier Becerra

"The landlords are not agriculturists; that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated." - Richard Cobden

"Slavery, racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry, subordination, and human rights abuse transform and adapt with the times." - John Prendergast

"I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals." - Richard Pryor

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



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