Abuse Quotes

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

– Lord Chesterfield

The best security against revolution is in constant correction of abuses and the introduction of needed improvements. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.

– Richard Whately

It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.

– Seneca

I do not waste my time in answering abuse; I thrive under it like a field that benefits from manure.

– Henry Labouchere

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum; you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

One may be continually abusive without saying any thing just; but one cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.

– Jane Austen

Threaten the oppressed and be prepared to face their onslaught, abuse them and be prepared for an even greater threat.

– Martin Dansky

Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.

– Samuel Griswold Goodrich

Wars damage the civilian society as much as they damage the enemy. Soldiers never get over it.

– Paul Fussell

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 Thackery

We like so much to hear people talk of us and of our motives, that we are charmed even when they abuse us.

– Marie de Sevigne

Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.

– Warren E. Burger

A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it.

– George MacDonald

“This isn’t a romance. You’re not a damsel in distress and I’m not the handsome prince come to save you.”
– C.J. Roberts

“I’m not a victim. I’m not a survivor. I’m a fighter.”
– Jennifer Elizabeth Austin

“My point about alcohol is that if you abuse something, it abuses you back.”
– Michka Assayas

“Never let kindness be your weakness, never let your weaknesses be your downfal”
– V. Pain

“Psychological and emotional wellness is an ongoing process for everyone.”
– C. Kennedy

“When one woman doesn’t speak, other women get hurt.”
– Terry Tempest Williams

“People that hurt others, only act on a pain they feel themselves.”
– Vivian Amis