Abuse Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old abuse quotes, abuse sayings, and abuse proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Abuse changes your life...Fight Back and change the life of your abusers by Breaking Your Silence on Abuse! Patty Rase Hopson
Nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves. Don Miguel Ruiz
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. Voltaire
Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar. Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Whipping and abuse are like laudanum; you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime. Herbert Ward
Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself. Voltaire
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. Mohandas Gandhi
Verbal abuse is still abuse. It's abuse in the form of words. Don't assume that a few hurtful words won't cost them their life. Words hurt. unknown
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it. Tacitus
Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him. Edgar Watson Howe
The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power. Mary Bertone
So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone. Pamela Stephenson
Abuse is abuse; Be nice.. Harsh words don't break bones but they often break hearts. Rev Run
To those who abuse: the sin is yours, the crime is yours, and the shame is yours. To those who protect the perpetrators: blaming the victims only masks the evil within, making you as guilty as those who abuse. Stand up for the innocent or go down with the rest. Flora Jessop
Overcoming abuse doesn't just happen, It takes positive steps everyday. Let today be the day you start to move forward. Assunta Harris
The biggest abuses in society happen when people are not able to communicate and not able to connect. Heather Brooke
Any abuse of animals is the same as abuse of men, women, or children. Alison Goldfrapp
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. Edmund Burke
Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? Martin Luther
When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable. Dr. Myles Munroe
Not all forms of abuse leave bruises. Danielle Steel
Men will let you abuse them if only you will make them laugh. Henry Ward Beecher
There is no excuse for human rights abuse, whether in the name of security or in the name of liberation. Irene Khan
The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin. Aw Tozer
These are the four abuses: desire to succeed in order to make oneself famous; taking credit for the labors of others; refusal to correct one's errors despite advice; refusal to change one's ideas despite warnings. Confucius
Never join with your friend when he abuses his horse or his wife, unless the one is about to be sold, and the other to be buried. Charles Caleb Colton
Learn to use an axe, and respect it and you can't help but love it. But abuse one and it will wear your hands raw and open your foot like an overcooked sausage. Richard Proenneke
Do you never look at yourself when you abuse another person? Plautus
Self-centeredness is part of being abusive and disrespectful. The opposite is selflessness. Selflessness is a part of being non-abusive and respectful. Jennie Dibartolomeo
Many verbally abusive relationships will never cross the physical abuse line, but don't be deceived; the absence of physical abuse does not make a verbally abusive relationship any less destructive or acceptable---verbal or emotional abuse is not okay. Janice Romney Farnsworth
In not putting a stop to verbal abuse may enable your relationship to escalate into a physical violence. Janice Romney Farnsworth
When one person intimidates, hurts or continually puts down the other person, it's abuse whether it is physical/emotional/mental or verbal. Janice Romney Farnsworth
Your victory over verbal abuse is our victory over the cloud of confusion that shadows our planet. Patricia Evans
Verbal abuse often seeks to injure the reputation of others using tactics such as backbiting, barbs, or belittling talk, and strategies as slander, slurs, and lies. Psalm 52:3
Verbal abuse is the systematic, ongoing use of harmful words or a sharp tone in an attempt to control or dominate another person. June Hunt
Ultimately, words move from being positive to being abusive when they hurt our hearts and harm our relationships. June Hunt
Abuse wears many faces--faces as varied as the people who give it and receive it. But with all its differences, abuse is always either verbal or nonverbal in delivery, and it always deeply impacts your personal and social life. June Hunt
Abuse does not emerge by a certain age, happen in a single socioeconomic group, present in a distinct way, or occur in a single setting. Sharon Stark
Abuse should never happen to anyone. All types of abuse are horrific and affect people in all walks of life, regardless of age, educational background, gender, economic status, religion, or nationality. Sharon Stark
Abuse can harm people physically and emotionally, as well as leave them feeling isolated and lonely. Abuse does not discriminate. It affects children, adults, and older people. Sharon Stark
A more salient form of violence is verbal abuse, which often goes unreported but has lasting and psychologically damaging effects. Sharon Stark
Verbal abuse leaves no visible scars; however, the emotional damage to the victim can be devastating. Sharon Stark
Verbal abuse assaults the mind and spirit, causing wounds that are extremely difficult to heal. Beverly Engel
Emotional blackmail is one of the most powerful forms if manipulation. Beverly Engel
If I had to choose between physical and verbal abuse, I'd take a beating anytime. You can see the marks, so at least people feel sorry for you. With the verbal stuff, it just make you crazy. The wounds are invisible. Nobody cares. Real bruises heal a lot faster than insults. Susan Forward
Such blatant verbal abuse can sear into a child's self-worth like a cattle brand, leaving deep psychological scars. Susan Forward
The impossible expectation that children be perfect is another common trigger of severe verbal attacks. Susan Forward
Sometimes verbal abuse can hurt as bad as physical abuse. The real difference between the two for me is that one left psychological scars and the other left physical scars, but again both are painful! J F Scott
For those who have never experience verbal abuse could never understand this feeling of anguish. J F Scott
The lie of abuse is that it is shameful. But in reality, the only thing shameful is the act of the abuse administered by the the abuser. Janet Marie Napper
Abuse that we have suffered stays hidden and keeps us in prison. Tell someone if you have been abused! Janet Marie Napper
A second key to understanding emotional abuse is accepting the fact that it is intangible. That is, there are no bruises or visible indications that show someone has been emotionally abused. David Royse
What makes emotional abuse so hurtful to the child is that it generally comes from those who ought to love the child. David Royse
The impact of verbal abuse is immeasurable. The shock and trauma are often disabling. Patricia Evans
Your victory over verbal abuse is our victory over the cloud of confusion that shadows our planet. Patricia Evans
Being blamed, defined, and deprived can impact anyone's confidence, expectations, and aspirations. Patricia Evans
Verbal abuse is an attempt to control you. Patricia Evans
Those targeted by verbal abuse can become confused, adapted to the abuse, and brainwashed while their spirit and sense of self are crowded. Patricia Evans
Verbal abuse is damaging to the spirit. It takes the joy and vitality out of life. It distorts reality because the abuser's response does not corelate with the partner's communication. Ron Clark
Verbal abuse causes emotional damage because of the victim's sense of rejection of their value as a person. May isolate a person from friendship by destroying the self-esteem needed for these relationships. Ron Clark
Verbal abuse is designed to humiliate, control, and cause self-doubt in the partner. Ron Clark
Indirect form of verbal and emotional abuse causes the other person to be confused, and lowers self-esteem. Ron Clark
Verbal abuse is any verbal attack or ridicule of your mate, usually in an attempt to control or hurt. Constant nagging about something can be verbal abuse. Carole Wilkinson
Most compulsive controllers need to be careful of being verbally abusive. Men, as well as women, are guilty of this type of abuse. Carole Wilkinson
Verbal abuse is mean and unkind words. Carole Wilkinson
Attacking another person's dignity is another form of verbal abuse. Carole Wilkinson
Both men and women can be guilty of verbal abuse. Whatever the reason, verbal abuse is wrong and destructive. Carole Wilkinson
Verbal abuse can be the most damaging and longest lasting. Philip G. Ney

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