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Abusing The System Quotes


"Far as I know, Legal Aid was invented to help poor people fight wrongs; [the criminals] are abusing the system, and the damned lawyers help them do it. They're all sticking two fingers up at them who pay their taxes. And I'll tell you sommat for free, Sir George, them who pays the taxes are eventually going to get fed up of it." - Andrew Barrett

"If the world knew how to use freedom without abusing it, tyranny would not exist." - Tehyi Hsieh

"There are some power-abusing, corrupt monsters in our federal government that despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth." - Ted Nugent

"If he do, i' faith, and find anybody in the house, here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the King's English." - William Shakespeare

"As fast as we're going these days, especially because of the aerodynamics, we're all concerned about abusing tires. It's so fast that you're afraid of what you're going to do to the tires." - Jeff Gordon

"There's a point where a cop pulls you out of that car and starts abusing you or beating on you and at that moment he is no longer within the law." - Ice T

"People who say the system works work for the system." - Russell Brand

"Management works in the system; leadership works on the system." - Stephen Covey

"The normal economic system works itself." - James Salter

"The solar system is so humongous big." - Ilya Bryzgalov

"A system-grinder hates the truth." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'm concerned with protecting the legal system." - Alexei Navalny

"The solution to staying on the right side of the fine line between using and abusing grace is repentance. The road to repentance is godly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:10). Godly sorrow is developed when we focus on the true nature of sin as an offense against God rather than something that makes us feel guilty." - Jerry Bridges

"Mr. McCleod: And if there's anything I want you guys to take with you from this class, as you're abusing your bodies over break, is three things: the heart is the body's strongest muscle, that the brain has more cells in it than our galaxy has stars, and that the body is 72% water. So wherever you go over vacation, don't get too dehydrated." - Laura Kasischke

"I have used, you know, marijuana ... since I've been in the league....But as far as abusing it and, you know, letting it take control over me, I don't do that, no....hopefully ... I won't get into any trouble by the NFL by saying that, you know. I have had fun throughout my years and, you know, predominantly in the offseason." - Randy Moss

"The big difference between animal liberation activists and other so-called 'terrorists' is the targets; no innocent victims are ever targeted in animal lib campaigns. If you are not abusing and exploiting animals, there is no need to fear for one's safety." - Jerry Vlasak

"Persecution means an attempt to drive out, attempt to subjugate, and there are various ways that that can be done. Sarah Palin's opponents and her critics would like to see her leave the public square by insulting, degrading, demeaning, abusing and ridiculing her, and - by pretending that she has nothing to say." - Matthew Continetti

"In any event, any person from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale should not have, in any thinking society, any civil rights of any kind, because by abusing those rights he brings into being arduous and strenuous laws which are oppressive to those who need no such restraints." - L Ron Hubbard

"Whatever it takes to stop someone from abusing animals is certainly morally acceptable" - Jerry Vlasak

"A system must have an aim. Without the aim, there is no system." - W Edwards Deming

"Everyone is doing their job within a system. Even the revolutionaries are in a system." - Chris Terrio

"The flow of energy through a system acts to organize that system." - Harold Morowitz

"In a sluggish system, aggressiveness produces instability. Either be patient or make the system more responsive." - Peter Senge

"Put a good person in a bad system and the bad system wins, no contest." - W Edwards Deming

"The idea that the creative endeavor and mind-altering substances are entwined is one of the great pop-intellectual myths of our time. ... Substance abusing writers are just substance abusers - common garden variety drunks and druggies, in other words. Any claims that the drugs and alcohol are necessary to dull a finer sensibility are just the usual self-serving bullshit. I've heard alcoholic snowplow drivers make the same claim, that they drink to still the demons." - Stephen King

"The crisis is the price for the capitalist system" - Muhammad Yunus

"Farmers since the beginning of time have been feeding the world very successfully without systematically abusing animals or destroying the environment. But we're breeding food that is less safe for us, it tastes much worse than it ever has in history, and it's wreaking havoc on the environment in a way that it never did in history before. All in the interest of it being cheap." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Experience, however, shows that neither a state nor a bank ever have [sic] had the unrestricted power of issuing paper money without abusing that power; in all states, therefore, the issue of paper money ought to be under some check and control; and none seems so proper for that purpose as that of subjecting the issuers of paper money to the obligation of paying their notes either in gold coin or bullion." - David Ricardo

"Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets." - Hippocrates

"In my desire to distance myself from sadistic Christians who revel in the idea of wrath and punishment, I may have crossed a line. Refusing to teach a passage of Scripture is just as wrong as abusing it.I really believe it's time for some of us to stop apologizing for God and start apologizing to Him for being embarrassed by the ways He has chosen to reveal Himself." - Francis Chan

"The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system." - Thomas Paine

"Wisdom is the intelligence of the system as a whole." - Gregory Bateson

"Poetry is concerned with using with abusing, with losing with wanting, with denying with avoiding with adoring with replacing the noun. It is doing that always doing that, doing that and doing nothing but that. Poetry is doing nothing but using losing refusing and pleasing and betraying and caressing nouns. That is what poetry does, that is what poetry has to do no matter what kind of poetry it is. And there are a great many kinds of poetry." - Gertrude Stein

"This one is for the boys with the boomin system Top down AC with the coolin system" - Nicki Minaj

"The difference between destruction of the immune system and stimulation of the immune system is an interpretation." - Deepak Chopra

"One way to work the system is to work the system. The other way is to refuse to work it." - Seth Godin

"The Moscow energy system has never sustained such a load." - Anatoly Chubais

"I've always been driven to buck the system." - Sam Walton

"The road to freedom is a beautiful system" - Phil Jackson

"The world is a marvelous system of wiggles." - Alan Watts

"Management's job is to optimize the whole system." - W Edwards Deming

"Justice is no longer a concern of the justice system." - Paul Craig Roberts

"Profit is the ignition system of our economic engine." - Charles Sawyer

"A system is a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish the aim of the system. A system must have an aim. Without the aim, there is no system." - W Edwards Deming

"The system you're brought up under tries to make you like the people that succeeded in that system." - Jacque Fresco

"I'm a big believer in the system, but I just don't think we follow our own system and laws very well. I think ultimately we'll see the system collapse. Because no system has ever stayed around forever." - Matt Lindland

"What we have in the United States is not so much a health-care system as a disease-care system." - Edward Kennedy

"I'm not afraid to shake up the system, and government needs more shaking up than any other system I know." - Ann Richards

"Only an abuser can make the decision to stop abusing." - Ted Nugent

"Forgive a wife-slammer if you can. But you don't have to live with him. Forgive a husband who is abusing your children if you can. But only after you kick him out of the house. And if you can't get him out, get help. It's available. In the meantime, don't let him near the kids, and don't let anyone tell you that if you forgive him it means you have to stay with him. [There's an important difference between forgiving a person and tolerating their bad behavior.]" - Lewis B Smedes

"The old system of having a baby was much better than the new system, the old system being characterized by the fact that the man didn't have to watch." - Dave Barry

"Through nonviolent resistance the Negro will be able to rise to the noble height of opposing the unjust system while loving the perpetrators of the system." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." - Immortal Technique

"The human body is the most complex system ever created. The more we learn about it, the more appreciation we have about what a rich system it is." - Bill Gates

"In network theory, the value of a system grows as approximately the square of the number of users of the system." - Robert Metcalfe

"Capitalism is not the system of the past; it is the system of the future - if mankind is to have a future" - Ayn Rand

"One of the biggest things that needs to change is the educational system. Universities are still teaching a system to students that destroys the biosphere." - Ray Anderson

"Anybody who gives you a belief system is your enemy, because the belief system becomes the barrier for your eyes, you cannot see the truth." - Rajneesh

"Capitalism has been called a system of greed-yet it is the system that raised the standard of living of its poorest citizens to heights no collectivist system has ever begun to equal, and no tribal gang can conceive of." - Ayn Rand

"I look back now and realize you have to learn the system. Not kiss ass, but you have to learn the system." - Ozzie Guillen

"We dont have a good legal justification for breaking up the banking system. But if I could wave a magic wand, Id break up the banking system." - Kenneth C Griffin

"Any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself." - Robert Waterman McChesney

"Any system of government will work when everything is going well. It's the system that functions in the pinches that survive" - John F Kennedy

"I was certainly naive about the judicial system in America. There's a lot of people who are in prison who are innocent. The system is very flawed." - Sam Rockwell

"For four years, I listened to stories of intelligence failures, and it wasn't due to incompetence of anyone in the system, but that the system is so arcane." - Charles F. Bass

"As I think all Americans understand on both sides of the aisle, the Social Security system as it is structured today is a pay-as-you-go system." - John Shadegg

"Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?" - Edward Kennedy

"The military system of a nation is not an independent section of the social system but an aspect of its totality." - Tony Judt

"New research shows that emotions have a separate system of nerve pathways, through the limbic system to the cortex, allowing emotional signals to avoid conscious control." - Robert E. Ornstein

"The media agency model has been hit by a perfect storm ... We are chasing share in a broken system, rather than changing the system." - Nick Manning

"That's the way the system works. Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you." - Sue Grafton

"...from the same principles, I now demonstrate the frame of the System of the World." - Isaac Newton

"Social media is the empowerment of the individual at the expense of the system." - David Amerland

"The bonus for bankers fragilizes the system. Someone has the upside at the expense of others." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"When you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?." - Russell Hoban

"No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the world. I cleave to no system. I am a true seeker." - Mikhail Bakunin

"Microsoft is now talking about the digital nervous system... I guess I would be nervous if my system was built on their technology too." - Scott Mcnealy

"Capitalism is not a perfect system. It may be better than all the other systems, but it's not a perfect system." - Howard Warren Buffett

"I don't have any interest in changing a system, because the system will simply get bucked back by people who haven't changed." - Tom Shadyac

"Wealthy Americans who benefit hugely from a system rigged in their favor react with hysteria to anyone who points out just how rigged the system is." - Paul Krugman

"...a consistency proof for [any] system ... can be carried out only by means of modes of inference that are not formalized in the system ... itself." - Kurt Gödel

"The studio system is kind of an old boys system and it's difficult for them to trust women to be capable" - Jane Campion

"The uncertainty of death is, in effect, the great support of the whole system of life." - Samuel Johnson

"The market system is the basis of our civilization. Its only alternative is the Fuhrer principle." - Ludwig Von Mises

"The tea party venerates the Constitution while despising the political system it has produced." - Gideon Rachman

"The Khodorkovsky case is typical of the "oprichnina" - the system of oppression." - Vladimir Sorokin

"The most lasting and universal consequence of the French revolution is the metric system" - Eric Hobsbawm

"The first inspiration I ever had was the cosmos, the planetary system." - Alexander Calder

"The experience of truth has to be felt on the central nervous system." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant to the immune system." - Bernie Siegel

"The Negro's so-called 'revolt' is merely an asking to be accepted into the existing system!" - Malcolm X

"For the painter, the system of painting in flat tints is superior to all others." - Michel Eugene Chevreul

"The two party system just means that the corporations cut two checks instead of one." - Barry Crimmins

"Firmness in the body leads to firmness in the nervous system." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system." - Ellen Degeneres

"The mind, in addition to medicine, has powers to turn the immune system around." - Jonas Salk

"The accumulation of toxins in the body/mind system accelerates aging." - Deepak Chopra

"unless a religion springs from within the people themselves, it is a weapon of the system." - Rigoberta Menchu

"'The system made me do it' is the perfect cop-out for today's managers." - Pankaj Ghemawat

"The designer of a new kind of system must participate fully in the implementation." - Donald Knuth

"An untreatable diagnosis is a statement about the medical system, not the patient." - Barbara Brennan

"Opinion is the great, indeed the only coordinating force in our system." - Woodrow Wilson

"Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America and her banking system." - Louis Farrakhan

"The school system is the homogenizing hopper into which we toss our integral tots for processing." - Marshall Mcluhan

"The American Judicial System is the best appearance of justice that money can buy!" - Don Mashak

"No citizen of this nation is worthy of the name unless he bears unswerving loyalty to the system under which he lives, the system that gives him more benefits than any other system yet devised by man. Loyalty leaves room to change the system when need be, but only under the ground rules by which we Americans live." - John A. Hannah

"Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate." - Mark B. Cohen

"You cannot intellectualize the Divine. You have to experience it on your central nervous system." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Principles are the basis for developing a vision and value system for all." - Stephen Covey

"Our system of forechecking is to shoot the puck and leave it there." - Harry Neale

"... the best missile defense system of all would be a just and lasting peace." - Hillary Clinton

"The honours system gets to grade people. Graded grains make finer rice." - Richard Mottram

"Not taking criticism of your writing personally is an enormous step towards surviving the studio system." - Robert Ben Garant

"Is this complicated, risky [banking] system the best we can have?" - Anat R. Admati

"You can't have the capitalist system if an increasing number of people think it is unjust." - Alan Greenspan

"The Commons, faithful to their system, remained in a wise and masterly inactivity." - James Mackintosh

"The greatest performance improvement of all is when a system goes from not-working to working." - John Ousterhout

"You teach kids how to succeed when they successfully foil the educational system." - Arlo Guthrie

"A system that warehouses people is not the cure for social ills" - Amiri Baraka

"The surest way to heal an eco-system is to connect it to more of itself." - William Mcdonough

"Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man." - Thomas Jefferson

"Only mediocrities rise to the top in a system that won't tolerate wave making." - Laurence J Peter

"I think I've reduced the amount of blood in my caffeine system to an acceptable level." - Alastair Reynolds

"Only put money in the banking system that you can afford to lose!" - Max Keiser

"I am a product of the system, I was born to destroy." - Lowkey

"People care more for themselves when they contribute to the system." - W Edwards Deming

"A leader knows who is outside of the system and needs special help." - W Edwards Deming

"Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system." - Seymoure Cray

"I am sure that the party system is right and necessary. There must be some scum." - Alan Patrick Herbert

"I feel very strongly that change is good because it stirs up the system." - Ann Richards

"The full ashtanga system practiced with devotion leads to freedom within one's heart." - K. Pattabhi Jois

"The solar system is off center and consequently man is too ..." - Harlow Shapley

"Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets," - Donald Berwick

"You can tell that the capitalist system is in trouble when people start talking about capitalism." - Terry Eagleton

"Every African has a responsibility to understand the system and work towards it's overthrow." - Walter Rodney

"If honesty were suddenly introduced into American life, the whole system would collapse." - George Carlin

"The truth is we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless." - Woodrow Wilson

"What does this mean 'mailer daemon'? Satan, are you messing with the e-mail system already?" - Herbert Jay Stern

"The rewards system is a powerful driver of behavior and therefore culture." - Lou Gerstner

"I am committed to curbing the influence of money in our political system." - William J Clinton

"The nation ought to have a tax system which looks like someone designed it on purpose." - William E Simon

"As you begin to heal the inner you, you alter your immune system." - Wayne Dyer

"Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a 'real' experience." - Maxwell Maltz

"Ask not first what the system does; ask what it does it to!" - Bertrand Meyer

"Painting is the pattern of one's own nervous system being projected on canvas." - Francis Bacon

"A ruling passion gives to a shelf of novels the unity of a system." - Graham Greene

"The system might be breaking down but something else is breaking through." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Beauty is the result of clarity and system and not of optical illusion." - Henry van de Velde

"Source truth exists in greater abundance outside of the symbolic system of words." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Our limbic system sets the mind's emotional tone and stores our highly charged emotional memories." - Tian Dayton



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