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Abuse

Total Quotes : 219
Medical Use

Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.

- Abbie Hoffman

Principle Pass

Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Trust Use

No one has got close enough to use or abuse me, and even if they did, I wouldn't get too emotional about it. The only thing I ever get emotional about is my family. I am kind to everyone but I trust no one. That keeps me from getting hurt.

- Akshay Kumar

Treat Bodies

Youth is a lifestyle; it's not a blessing from God. If we treat our bodies as if they are not the most precious things we possess, then obviously we will show wear and tear. We're like a good pair of jeans. If we take care of them, they'll remain classic forever, but if we batter and abuse them they'll look like tattered old rags.

- Akshay Kumar

Still Having

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

Use No Choice

When you loot or behave violently, you give grounds to those that try to justify illegal police abuse. You become the poster child for them to say, 'See, we have no choice but to shoot and kill, or use a chokehold, because just look at the way they behave.'

- Al Sharpton

Finance Informed

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.

- Alan Greenspan

Steal Socially

I came from a socially deprived background when I was 15, 16 years old, but one thing I knew was one - you don't abuse a policeman, and two - you don't steal things.

- Alan Sugar

Young I Think

I think it's child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth and fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it's at the cost of someone's natural development. It's already hard enough to develop.

- Alanis Morissette

Still Though

Let's suppose somebody abused you sexually. You still had a choice, though not a good one, about what to tell yourself about the abuse.

- Albert Ellis

Own Dissent

The harshest thing I can say is I was married to someone for whom all dissent was abuse. If you had your own opinion, you were abusive.

- Alec Baldwin

Doing I Think

I think of my films as not necessarily political but more moral. Between my father, my stepfather, and my mother - they all felt pretty passionately about the importance of standing up and doing the right thing, and none of them were suck-ups. What motivates me is usually abuse of power.

- Alex Gibney

Voice Planet

It's hard to stop wars, and it's hard to stop the abuse of the planet and all of those things. I guess you just do what you can do and voice your concern.

- Alex Lifeson

Process Disclosure

The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure.

- Alice Miller

Through Been

I've often been asked what drives me, particularly through the last 50 years of abuse, and ridicule. What has kept me going is one word - care. I care enough about the land, the wildlife, people, the future of humanity. If you care enough, you will do whatever you have to do, no matter what the opposition.

- Allan Savory

Think Times People

I don't need to be on any micro-blogging site, because people don't think about what they say there. At times, people abuse, and it is too harsh for me to handle.

- Allu Arjun

Animals Say

Say no to circuses that exploit and abuse animals.

- Ally Brooke

Purpose Paper

God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.

- Alvar Aalto

Hate Meaning

My 3-year-old daughter is somewhat psychic. I hate the abuse of that word, so let's just say... intuitive. She was born 'in the caul,' meaning my water never broke, and superstition says that makes a child psychic.

- Alysia Reiner

Hands Been

I had lived with abuse for many years, but the worst abuse has been at my own hands and the appalling situations I have tolerated.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Bizarre Through

My illness is one often characterized by dramatic overspending - in my case through frenzied shopping sprees, credit card abuse, excessive hoarding of unnecessary material goods and bizarre generosity with family, friends and even strangers.

- Andy Behrman

Feel Use

Because I'm just a giving person spiritually, I feel that if your intentions are to use or abuse or take advantage of, then you might get what you get in the meantime, but there's still a price to pay.

- Angie Stone

Love Spiritual Life

When a person only knows abuse, they shift their whole emotional and spiritual life into the context of that abuse. If all you've ever known is to be hurt by the one that pretends to love you, then many times you go to the one who hurts you for love.

- Anohni

Nothing Advantage

It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing, but one should not abuse it.

- Antoine Rivarol

Religious Believers

Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.

- Armstrong Williams

Fact Been

Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that, army people might be made to pay a price, but who are the privatized torturers accountable too?

- Arundhati Roy

Better Denial

Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.

- Charles Bradlaugh

Denial Race

The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.

- Charles Bradlaugh

Constant Apt

But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.

- Charles de Secondat

Children Same

Any abuse of animals is the same as abuse of men, women, or children.

- Alison Goldfrapp

Legal Costs

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers.

- Charles W. Pickering

Financial Corrupt

Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.

- Charles W. Pickering

Doing I Think

There are things I'm doing with 'The After' that would've never flown on 'The X-Files' and on network television, so it's more permissive. That's not to say that you want to abuse that. I think that a show like 'The X-Files' actually worked better as a network show with the restraints put on it, the censorship that was applied.

- Chris Carter

Cards Billions

Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies, misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs, and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy.

- Chris Chocola

Own Through

My years as a therapist working with abuse and neglect families taught me at least one important lesson for my own life. Never judge until you can see through the eyes of that person you are judging, and then... never judge.

- Chris Crutcher

Natural Which

Rape, mutilation, abuse, and theft are the natural outcome of a world in which force rules, in which human beings are objects.

- Chris Hedges

Child Abuse Parental

Parental child abduction is child abuse.

- Chris Smith

Jealousy Cute

If there's an inkling of abuse, I have to move on. Even jealousy - seems cute it first, but if they're getting in my head, it's not right for me. It's okay to be alone. It's okay to be single. The right thing will come along.

- Christina Milian

Role Violent

When you grow up in poverty, suffer from abuse, live in a violent neighborhood, come from a broken home, lack positive role models, are told you'll never amount to anything, etc, the challenges are enormous.

- Christine Tsai

School Terms

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the way you do as a kid.

- Christopher Eccleston

Waste Across

We've got to look at waste, fraud, and abuse across the board.

- Chuck Fleischmann

Love Main Thing

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

- Dan Fogelberg

Say Still

What distresses me at times is that I meet a lot of people in their 40's, 50's, 60's, who still say they're a victim of child abuse.

- Dave Pelzer

Sometimes Destroy

The democratic state can sometimes abuse its power as much as those who seek to destroy it abuse fundamental rights and democratic practices.

- David Blunkett

Like Deal

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 Bonior

Love May

We now recognize that abuse and neglect may be as frequent in nuclear families as love, protection, and commitment are in nonnuclear families.

- David Elkind

Hands Been

I am deeply aware of the pain caused to any victim of child abuse, especially at the hands of a trustworthy person within the church. I do encourage any person who believes they have been a victim of abuse to come forward and to inform the police.

- David Hope

Shadow Helping

Anger, if used properly, might be for a cause, like helping feed children or stopping abuse somewhere. When we understand that every quality has importance and value, then we open up to this. Shining a light on these shadow qualities gives it balance.

- Debbie Ford

Waste Ensure

By finding waste and abuse in entitlement programs, and eliminating it, we can ensure that the funds that are put into these programs go to the people that need them the most.

- Jim Ryun

Growing Exploitation

I am concerned about the growing problem of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children.

- Jim Ryun

Wonderful Life Been

I've been a director and chairman of three good, modest clubs - Coventry, Charlton and Fulham - and the abuse you get can be cruel and shameful. I've had a wonderful life and wouldn't change a moment of it professionally - except that I should never have become a director.

- Jimmy Hill

Woman Best Way

If you're a fat person - and especially if you're a woman - at all stages of your life you'll get abuse for it, so you have to work out a way of dealing with it. The best way is to be humorous about it - that defuses any tension.

- Jo Brand

Audience Could

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

Every Day Weeks

People inspire me. Every day, I meet amazing individuals in the field. When I see a mother who has walked for three weeks to come to a MSF clinic, with two kids on her back and her belongings on her head, facing intimidation and physical abuse on her way, I am inspired by her resilience - her desire for life.

- Joanne Liu

Activity Constant

The constant abuse of online activity must stop.

- Joe Barton

Waste Excuse

There is no excuse for waste, fraud, and abuse in the Defense Department budget.

- John Bolton

Racism Other

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

- John Prendergast

Abuse Of Power

By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority.

- John Roberts

Parenting Pregnancy

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.

- John Sculley

Treat Church

Child abuse is a heinous and personally damaging crime; it is therefore incumbent on the Church to treat such matters with the utmost seriousness.

- John Sentamu

Grow Discover

The purpose of random testing is not to catch, punish, or expose students who use drugs, but to save their lives and discover abuse problems early so that students can grow up and learn in a drug-free environment.

- John Walters

Nothing Hereafter

We are under God's power, and we can do nothing but by the power of God, and woe shall hereafter be to us if we abuse this power.

- John Wycliffe

Bin While

Punishing abuse in Iraq should not return the U.S. to Sept. 10, 2001, in the way it fights al Qaeda, while Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants remain at large and continue to plan attacks.

- John Yoo

Government Democracy

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.

- Jorge Luis Borges

Mental Got

I got married at 22 and remained in an abusive marriage for 10 years. I made up my mind that that was never going to happen to me again. I made a brave step to walk out in a society when you didn't walk out of an abusive marriage. It was mental and physical abuse.

- Joyce Banda

New Abuse Of Power

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

- Judd Rose

Always Will

I am deeply Catholic and always will be, but I'm no longer a member of the church. I left in 2003 because of the sex abuse scandal.

- Julianna Baggott

Verbal Also

I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances.

- Julie Burchill

Law Through

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.

- Atifete Jahjaga

I Think Terrifying

My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying. I mean, the level of hatred that they had, and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father, basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television that were bright and reflective.

- Augusten Burroughs

Holland Principled

In Holland I have seen well-meaning, principled people blinded by multiculturalism, overwhelmed by the imperative to be sensitive and respectful of immigrant culture, while ignoring criminal abuse of women and girls.

- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Reason Some

I am disturbed by how states abuse laws on Internet access. I am concerned that surveillance programmes are becoming too aggressive. I understand that national security and criminal activity may justify some exceptional and narrowly-tailored use of surveillance. But that is all the more reason to safeguard human rights and fundamental freedoms.

- Ban Ki-moon

Goal Alcohol

So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors.

- Barry McCaffrey

Coexist Witnessed

People have a right to have their lives witnessed; if we coexist with the systems that abuse people, then we have a duty to understand.

- Beeban Kidron

Death Bodies

There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.

- bell hooks

Disability Deal

I have suffered from bullying in many ways, from bullying in school due to my disability in reading, to digital abuse that I deal with on a daily basis. I'd like to tell the kids that are being bullied that no one should have to deal with the abuse, ever!

- Bella Thorne

More Forged

More academics should blog, post videos, post audio, post lectures, offer articles and more. You'll enjoy it: I've had threats and blackmail, abuse, smears and formal complaints with forged documentation.

- Ben Goldacre

Young Been

If I'd had fame early on, I'd have been able to abuse it in the way that a young man should.

- Benedict Cumberbatch

Reason Authority

Sin is the reason we abuse our authority.

- Benjamin Watson

Love Reason

If we had no hope - for a cure, for winning the lottery, for falling in love, for the end of war, for being free of abuse, or for having food, warmth, clothing, and shelter - we would have no reason to go on. What you hope for doesn't matter, but rather the essence of hope itself.

- Bernie Siegel

Dose Whipping

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

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Through Before

I had such a wonderful life before drugs and alcohol abuse. I've got that life back now and plan to keep it. Maybe I had to go through what I did to get to this point, to appreciate this life more.

- Harvey Martin

Go Regulatory

Intel continues... to abuse their monopoly, and that's why, around the world, governments and regulatory agencies continue to go after them.

- Hector Ruiz

Thought London

When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird. I never got that in London no matter what I wore.

- Bjork

Business Like

I am disappointed in the music business, I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney, there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness.

- Blu Cantrell

Beginning Been

As a matter of policy from the beginning with our team, there have been three things we've said we won't draft a player: if they've been involved in domestic violence, drug abuse, or if they show lack of respect for authority.

- Bob McNair

Like Been

So much progress has been made with topics like mental illness and drug abuse and sexual identity.

- Holly Hunter

World Muslim

We condemn any kind of abuse of Muslim women or women anywhere in the world.

- Ibrahim Hooper

Some Been

How much abuse is a fighter expected to endure before he can be allowed to show some concern for his own welfare? Anyone who has been around fighters knows they all share the same secret: They are more afraid of embarrassment and humiliation than injury. Do fans and writers use this fact against them in what we celebrate or criticize?

- Brin-Jonathan Butler

Against Fought

The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.

- Bruce Jackson

Abuse Of Power Most

What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.

- Isabel Allende

Fair Our

When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled.

- J. William Fulbright

Invisible Industry

We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.

- Carol Bellamy

Bread Manuscript

Sometimes a manuscript is like bread dough. You have to abuse it.

- Carolyn Chute

Impact Undeniable

While women across the globe have many differences - language, culture, environment - our similarities are undeniable, and the impact of abuse and oppression affects us all.

- Carre Otis

I Think Very

I'm not really into religion, OK. I saw a lot of things I did not like when I got into organized religion. I think a lot of people abuse it, I think a lot of people use it, I think a lot of people make it what they want. And me, my faith and my relationship with God is very personal. And it's not anybody's damn business how we talk.

- Jake Roberts

Prisoner Means

To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.

- Catharine MacKinnon

Here Agent

The need for reflection and restraint of power is what led Louis Freeh to order that all new agent classes visit the Holocaust Museum here in Washington so they could see and feel and hear in a palpable way the consequences of abuse of power on a massive, almost unimaginable scale.

- James Comey

Resolve Through

Children in foster care are there through no fault of their own, and they face challenges that would test the resolve of even the most mature adults: frequent moves, early trauma, instability, and in many cases, abuse.

- Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Ambition Common

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.

- James F. Cooper