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"Power which can be abused, will be abused." - Jim Warner

"Every error is truth abused." - Jacques-Benigne Bossuet

"I was an abused kid." - Rosie O'Donnell

"Liberty must not be abused." - Louisa May Alcott

"Abused patience turns to fury." - Thomas Fuller

"I was an abused kid." - Rosie Odonnell

"Knowledge that is not used is abused." - Proverbs

"Any powerful technology can be abused." - K Eric Drexler

"I was physically abused and I retaliated." - Samantha Morton

"I was isolated but not ostracized, ignored but not abused." - Claire LaZebnik

"I was abused my family was the "brady bunch" - Dave Pelzer

"All power in human hands is liable to be abused." - James Madison

"A sufficiently great and generous trust could never be abused." - Henry David Thoreau

"I think there's no question Comey abused power." - Nancy Pelosi

"My parents just neglected me, I wasn't abused or anything." - Andy Dick

"The word 'change' has been abused so many times." - Najib Razak

"It is better a man should be abused than forgotten." - Samuel Johnson

"I think 'method acting' is a widely abused term." - Randeep Hooda

"Anonymity is an abused privilege, abused most by people who mistake vitriol for wisdom and cynicism for wit." - Danny Wallace

"Paper money is liable to be abused, has been, is, and forever will be abused, in every country in which it is permitted." - Thomas Jefferson

"Experience proves that those are oftenest abused who can be abused with the greatest impunity. Men are whipped oftenest who are whipped easiest." - Frederick Douglass

"I think anybody who has been abused as a kid - and I was abused as a kid, by various people - will say it's irrational because violence is irrational." - Samantha Morton

"He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly." - H G Wells

"Self-expression is always a right, but its still not there to be abused." - Isaac Hayes

"I'm like a sack of potatoes, to be abused at will." - Tre Cool

"It is the wit and policy of sin to hate those we have abused." - William Davenant

"It is the wit, the policy, of sin to hate those men whom we have abused." - William Davenant

"Because its blessings are abused, must gold be censured, cursed, accused?" - John Gay

"She's gone. I am abused, and my relief must be to loathe her." - William Shakespeare

"No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it." - Samuel Johnson

"Like begets like. We gather perfect fruit from perfect trees... . Abused soil brings forth stunted growths." - Margaret Sanger

"When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it." - William J Clinton

"Anyone's happier when they're not being verbally abused all day long." - Iggy Azalea

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

"O that a lady, of one man refused, Should of another therefore be abused!" - William Shakespeare

"Abused And neglected children have paid the price for liberalism's tendency to sentimentalize the poor." - Mona Charen

"We are very keen to see that nobody gets ill-treated or abused." - Thabo Mbeki

"If people are being abused or even killed during an arrest, this is highly disturbing." - Ai Weiwei

"Donkeys are the most misunderstood and abused animals around the world." - Bonnie Jo Campbell

"From Antisthenes: It is royal to do good and be abused." - Marcus Aurelius

"He was inordinately proud of England, and he abused her incessantly." - H G Wells

"Influence is not the same as authority. Authority can be abused by influence gives." - Johnny Hunt

"Democracy is a great institution and, therefore, it is liable to be greatly abused." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A jack of both sides, is before long, trusted by nobody, and abused by both parties." - Proverbs

"Logic is a very beautiful thing. As long as it is not abused." - Eugene Ionesco

"Abused prosperity is oftentimes made the very means of our greatest adversity." - Daniel Defoe

"I don't really drink very much, although I have abused alcohol in the past." - Daniel Baldwin

"Self-expression is always a right, but it's still not there to be abused." - Isaac Hayes

"I do not believe that I fell in love with a woman because I was abused." - Anne Heche

"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness." - George Washington

"My body may have been abused, but it certainly hasn't been neglected." - Paul Lynde

"Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do." - Tim Roth

"I don't like to use 'gourmet' because it has become so overused and abused." - Arthur Schwartz

"The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything." - Harry S Truman

"The way animals were and are abused appalls me to this very day." - Marie Windsor

"My father rebelled ferociously against his conservative upbringing where his father physically abused him." - Anthony Kiedis

"I want to set up orphanages for underprivileged and abused children." - Lindsay Lohan

"Celebrities, even insignificant ones like me, are created to be abused by the Great Unwashed." - Poppy Z Brite

"I think the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals abused its power all day long." - Bill O'Reilly

"Till people find themselves greatly abused and oppressed by their governors, they are not apt to complain; and whenever they do, in fact, find themselves thus abused and oppressed, they must be stupid not to complain" - Jonathan Mayhew

"When abused children under court protection were studied in California and Massachusetts, it turned out that a disproportionate number of them were unattractive...abused kids had head and face proportions that made them look less infantile and cute." - Nancy Etcoff

"Till people find themselves greatly abused and oppressed by their governors, they are not apt to complain; and whenever they do, in fact, find themselves thus abused and oppressed, they must be stupid not to complain." - Jonathan Mayhew

"Why are we so obsessed with celebrity culture? We have front-page news about divorces instead of front-page news about global warming, about women being abused, about children being abused. We're going on a downward spiral." - Heather Mills

"Sexual pleasure, wisely used and not abused, may prove the stimulus and liberator of our finest and most exalted activities." - Havelock Ellis

"When it's over, we may feel wooed, adored, appreciated, or abused, but it will have been an affair to remember." - Thomas C Foster

"I want to be braver and more honest about my life. When you're sexually abused, there's a lot of damage." - Mary Oliver

"I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all." - Oscar Wilde

"More than 90 percent of all the prisoners in our American prisons have been abused as children." - John Powell

"Romania is an interesting place because I think it has been abused, on so many different levels." - Kiefer Sutherland

"Trust is like blood pressure. It's silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly." - Frank K. Sonnenberg

"I"ve abused myself a lot over the years. But my voice is still intact - really, it's better." - Jimmy Cliff

"If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"So good things may be abused, and that which was first invented to refresh men's weary spirits." - Robert Burton

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

"It's wildly irritating to have invented something as revolutionary as sarcasm, only to have it abused by amateurs." - Christopher Moore

"The most abundant, least used, and most abused resource in the world is human spirit and ingenuity." - Dee Hock

"There are two modes of establishing our reputation; to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues." - Charles Caleb Colton

"We depend on the gifts of nature, but these gifts must be received with gratitude and not exploited or abused" - Satish Kumar

"FOOD is the most widely abused anti-anxiety drug in America, and EXERCISE is the most potent yet underutilized antidepressant." - Bill Phillips

"The will of the nation is one of those phrases most widely abused by schemers and tyrants of all ages." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"Give politicians power and it certainly will be abused eventually - if not by today's politicians, then by their successors." - Harry Browne

"Billie Holiday's voice was the voice of living intensity of soul in the true sense of that greatly abused word." - Leonard Feather

"Praise makes me humble, but when I am abused, I know that I have touched the stars." - Gyles Brandreth

"There would be no need for the women's movement if the church and Bible hadn't abused them" - Leo Booth

"Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst...They are for nothing but to inspire." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I've abused myself a lot over the years. But my voice is still intact - really, it's better." - Jimmy Cliff

"Speaking as one who has abused privilege a long time, I tell you, it's great to be alive." - Warren Zevon

"The truly beautiful are often abused for apparent ugliness just as those with great vision often bump into things." - Simon Munnery

"Nobody, nobody, perhaps in the history of politics was worse to women or abused women more than Bill Clinton." - Donald Trump

"Throughout [Barack] Obama's career, he promised to limit the state secrets doctrine which the Bush-Cheney administration had abused enormously." - Nat Hentoff

"You sat there and watched our colleague Ruth Smeeth abused at a Labour event. Your words are hollow." - Wes Streeting

"Most of today's black convicts have come to understand that they are the most abused victims of an unrighteous order." - George Jackson

"I'm a huge proponent of therapy and analysis, but it's something that, in a nonprofessional way, can be abused." - Noah Baumbach

"I've abused myself a lot over the years. But my voice is still intact - really, it's better." - Jimmy Cliff

"If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business." - Alexander Pope

"I feel every technology can be abused, but fundamentally we put new technologies into the service of humanity." - Sebastian Thrun

"The essential thing is not that there be many truths in a work, but that no truth be abused." - Joseph Joubert

"More than 90 percent of all the prisoners in our American prisons have been abused as children." - John A Powell

"For a number of years I was relentlessly pursued by 10 to 15 men, almost daily. Spat at, verbally abused." - Sienna Miller

"I've worn stilettos since I was 12, so I have abused my feet to the point of no return." - Cobie Smulders

"A well-off plastic surgeon can suffer just as much as an Irish lad who has been abused or whatever." - William Nicholson

"I am more or less happy when being praised, not very comfortable when being abused, but I have moments of uneasiness when being explained." - Arthur Balfour

"When human rights are abused on a grand scale, the broth of purity boils and feeds the rebellion of a new order." - James A Baldwin

"This is what it means to be a slave; to be abused and bear it; compelled by violence to suffer wrong." - Euripides

"I believe the only way you can make sure that submarines will not be abused in future wars is that there should be no submarines." - Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon

"Nature has not implanted any power in man that was not meant to be exercised at times, though too often our powers have been abused." - Herman Melville

"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

"Typical" Kisten said, his eyes dramatically sad. "Try to do something nice for a person, cheer her up, and what do I get? Abused and robbed." - Kim Harrison

"I regard affirmative action as pernicious-a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but was almost immediately abused for the benefit of white middle-class women." - Camille Paglia

"Government power is always abused by seizing and perverting the law. And with few exceptions, government always determines what is law." - John Galt

"As human rights throughout the world continue to be abused, Raoul Wallenberg stands as a courageous example that should inspire us all," - Elizabeth May

"Nothing could be more irrational than to give the people power, and to withhold from them information without which power is abused." - James Madison

"I was mentally, emotionally and verbally abused by my father as far back as I can remember until I left home at the age of eighteen" - Joyce Meyer

"Pity is a really odd thing with abused women. You don't want anyone to think that you feel bad - even though you might." - Kristen Stewart

"Just because a woman has a pimp doesn't necessarily mean that she's being abused by the guy. You can't know for sure." - Chester Brown

"A woman should never, never, never be financially dependent to anyone, especially a man, because the minute you were dependent, you could be abused." - Sue Grafton

"Just above our terror, the stars painted this story in perfect silver calligraphy. And our souls, too often abused by ignorance, covered our eyes with mercy." - Aberjhani

"Sir, you must not neglect doing a thing immediately good from fear of remote evil; -from fear of its being abused." - Samuel Johnson

"All breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away. This is the pure unchangeable law." - Proverbs

"Peter finds the lost, the left-behind, the abused. Is that not why you are here? Did Peter not save you?" - Brom

"I'm grateful to be of use. I will not be misused or abused, but I will be of use to anybody." - Maya Angelou

"But this people has deliberately made itself stupid, for nearly a millennium: nowhere have the two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity, been abused more dissolutely." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Fear was given to man as a cautionary device to spare him pain; it is not mean to be cultivated and abused." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature." - Deepak Chopra

"You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"There is no instinct that has been so maligned, suppressed, abused, and distorted by religious teaching as the instinct of sex." - Dora Russell

"Animals on factory farms all face pain and fear, just like the animals we share our homes with, yet are repeatedly abused in shocking ways." - Peter Dinklage

"Love is not an option. It's the choice of an idiot who wants to end with nothing, robbed and abused and humiliated." - Matt Rees

"I told my mother at about the seventh year of therapy that I had been abused sexually by my father, and she hung up the phone on me" - Anne Heche

"I had a friend, who was abused by her dad. I made a vow to myself that I'd never hurt my daughter." - Niall Horan

"When power is for sale, then government power should be severely limited. When power is abused, then the less power the better." - Charley Reese

"I got tired of reading that everybody was either coming out of the closet or they were abused or had some kind of substance problem." - Jamie Farr

"For the sake of peace, religious beliefs must never be allowed to be abused in the cause of violence and war." - Pope Francis

"I consider myself a feminist. My whole life has been about standing up for women, for anybody really, who's been abused." - Terry Crews

"We must not lose sight of the fundamental issue of policy which is that people who come to the country on visa status must never be abused." - Michael Ignatieff

"These women [abused by Donald Trump] certainly do have seen the statute of limitations expire. But if he attacks these women, they can allege defamation of their own ." - Megyn Kelly

"I'm not saying that a child who was abused or beaten or abandoned made that happen, but your reaction to it is always yours." - Wayne Dyer

"I'm a child who was abused. I know the difference. I clearly know the difference. The whipping for correction and then their child abuse." - Tyler Perry

"If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relation to do the business." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"The will of the nation is one of those expressions which have been most profusely abused by the wily and the despotic of every age." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"The vehemence with which his insolence was abused by one after another of those who spoke later from the other side was ample evidence of its success." - Anthony Trollope

"This is what it means to be a slave: to be abused and bear it, compelled by violence to suffer wrong." - Euripides

"God gifted man with intellect so that he might know his Maker. Man abused it so that he might forget his Maker." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I found out long ago that the place where the law is apt to be abused the most is right around a courthouse." - Jim Thompson

"I like to get attention for the things I think are important. And I think it is important that entrepreneurs - especially young ones - not be abused." - Jason Calacanis

"If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Empirically, all pornography is made under conditions of inequality based on sex, overwhelmingly by poor, desperate, homeless, pimped women who were sexually abused as children." - Catharine Mackinnon

"Any Mexican, would recognise that Mexico was abused, undervalued and downgraded in international circles, most of all by the United States." - Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

"I built a series of supporters that had my back. I never abused that trust. You can't cry wolf. You have to solve most problems yourself." - Michael Arad

"I am doing my job and trying to win a game for my team. I shouldn't be getting racially abused; it's silly." - Jermain Defoe



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