Quotes and Sayings about Abuse



"The woman I am currently crazy about was a vegetarian for a year until I started dating her. As is the case with most vegetarians, she had never eaten properly prepared meat, only commercially packaged or otherwise abused flesh."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Dating, Woman)

"This October, we renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in America. Together, we can eliminate domestic violence from homes across the country and ensure that our children grow up in healthy, peaceful communities."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Abuse, America, Children, Country, Fight, October, Violence)

"What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Power, Fear, Abuse)

"It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Controversy, Journalism)

"I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Work, People, Acting, Actor, World)

"I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Fear, Hope, Agreement, Exploration, Space, Weapons)

"To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Abuse)

"There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Past, Today, Will)

"Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Innocence, Language, Pleasure)

"According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Age, Abuse, Alcohol, First)

"There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them. It gave publishers license to get a little greedy."
- Beck
(Related: People, Name, Songs)

"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
(Related: Abuse, Children, Exploitation, Labor, Open, Public)

"When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe."
- Mary Frances Berry
(Related: Abuse, Confidence, Job, Law, Police, Public)

"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
(Related: Thought, People, Abuse, London)

"Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Home, Values, Abuse, Children, Neglect, Responsibility, State)

"Craft brewers are committed to promoting the safe and moderate consumption of their beverage, and work closely with their communities to prevent underage drinking and alcohol abuse."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Work, Abuse, Alcohol, Drinking)

"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
(Related: Time, Abuse, Deals, Knight, Trade)

"Democracy is an abuse of statistics."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Abuse, Democracy, Statistics)

"Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech."
- Charles Bradlaugh
(Related: Abuse, Denial, Free speech)

"The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race."
- Charles Bradlaugh
(Related: Life, People, Hope, Abuse, Day, Denial, Race)

"Celebrities, even insignificant ones like me, are created to be abused by the Great Unwashed."
- Poppy Z. Brite
"We have to be realistic about what the state can afford, and put an end to abuses of the system that cost millions."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: End, State)

"I think people are sick and tired of all the abuse songs, and drug addiction, we want to bring to world a big fat smile."
- Steve Brown
(Related: People, Abuse, Addiction, Smile, Songs, Want, World)

"The only sexual act that is sinful is the one that uses or abuses."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Act)

"What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?"
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Abuse, Children, Law, Man, Wives)

"A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Power, Correction, Revolution, Reform)

"Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Values, Abuse, Order)

"The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Power, Abuse)

"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
(Related: Mother, Father, Abuse, Hatred, Parents, Television)

"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
(Related: Business, Music, People, Abuse, Kindness, Will)

"It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate the President's lack of an exit strategy, and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S. tax dollars."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Strategy, Abuse, Congress, Fraud, Tax, President, Waste)

"Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Equality, Parenting, Women, Abortion, Abuse, Independence, Poverty, Problems, Solution, Today)

"Today, the growing economic and social pressures in our country are putting millions of women, children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect, especially when families are denied basic support services and economic opportunity."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Abuse, Children, Country, Neglect, Risk, Support, Today)

"The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied."
- George Catlin
(Related: People, Abuse, Sense, Word)

"Since January 2002, when the United States began detaining at Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other fronts in the war on terror, critics have complained of human rights abuses."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Enemy, Rights, Human rights, Iraq, states, Terror, United)

"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
(Related: Government, Abuse, Bureaucracy, Cards, Credit, Result)

"When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Abuse, Argument)

"Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Abuse, Liberty, Nothing, Possession)

"The landlords are not agriculturists; that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Abuse)

"I would like to say that what Mel Phillips was doing was not sexual harassment but more sexual abuse of children, because he was doing it in a sexual manner now that I look back on it."
- Tom Cole
(Related: Abuse, Children, Now)

"Well, I guess the sexual abuse by Mel Phillips in a sense, he had a fetish for feet. He used to play with my feet and other kids' feet, and that was his thing."
- Tom Cole
(Related: Abuse, Feet, Kids, Play, Sense)

"The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Abuse, Ambition, American, Effect, Faults, Language, Simplicity, Want)

"The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Power, Majority)

"I don't want to get in a big, long discussion about right and wrong, but our company has been working on the issue of underage drinking and alcohol abuse for a long time. I've been outspoken about it."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Company, Drinking, Right, Want, Wrong)

"We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Behavior, Drinking, Parents, Youth)

"I got out of college and I went to get my master's in creative writing at San Francisco State. I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop, being abused as a intern."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Actor, Being, College, State, Writing)

"More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: People, Abuse, May, Nation)

"I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Work, Abuse, Addiction, University)

"It's hard to think what should make your blood boil more - what happened to Billy Ray or what didn't happen to those who abused him. It's something we can't ignore."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Blood)

"Without public pressure from caring people, our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse."
- Morris Dees
(Related: People, Abuse, Caring, Pressure, Public, Will)

"Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Life, Time, Negative, Woman)

"Next time we need to be on drugs and have lots of suffering and alcohol abuse going on while recording, I'm kinda picturing a Jerry Lee Lewis session from the mid Seventies."
- Jim Diamond
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Suffering)

"My parents just neglected me, I wasn't abused or anything."
- Andy Dick
(Related: Parents)

"My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Abuse, Childhood, Hard work, Importance)

"Any powerful technology can be abused."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Technology)

"I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources is an anxiety."
- Carol Ann Duffy
(Related: Abuse, Anxiety, Now)

"I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the way you do as a kid."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Abuse, School)

"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
(Related: Love, Abuse, Commitment, May, Neglect, Now, Protection)

"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
(Related: Abuse, Choice)

"I can't really put it in one sentence because although on one hand Preacher is about faith and yes it is also about, I suppose, the search for God, the search for faith and the manipulation and the abuse committed by figures in whom I suppose people have faith."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Faith, God, People, Abuse, Manipulation)

"In this context, social consensus, and institutions that embody this consensus, must be made effective in order for democratization not to be abused as a provisional instrument to establish an anti-democratic regime."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Order)

"Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in our Nation's national security interest. Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida, but also by other nations, governments, and individuals - people good and bad - as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims, and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Interest, Nation, National security, Nations, Symbol, World)

"I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Love, Abuse, English, Language)

"Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Love, Power, Truth, People, Virtue, Abuse, Will)

"Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Anger, Life, People, Acting, Hatred, Loss)

"I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Force, Months, Romantic, Years)

"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
(Related: Men, Society, Abuse, Democracy, Public, Scandal, Suspicion)

"Abused patience turns to fury."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Patience)

"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
(Related: Anger, Nature, Abuse, Human nature, Will)

"Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Sex, Abuse, Beliefs, Breeding, Children, Contempt, Religious, Research)

"An aggressive drug-testing program would cut down on certain abuses, but its never going to catch everyone - or even close to everyone."
- Malcolm Gladwell
"What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions, the worst in cultural prejudice. The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians."
- Maxim Gorky
(Related: Abuse, Exploitation, Musicians, Prejudice)

"In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Faith, War, Capitalism, End, Europe, Revolution, World, World war)

"Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Abuse, Fraud)

"I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Abuse, Attention, Bureaucracy, Children, Neglect, Service, Victims)

"With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Art, Abuse, Contrast, Eye, Film, Light, Today)

"No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Women, Abuse, Woman)

"I had been, you know, held in the closet for two months and, you know, abused in all manner of ways. I was very good at doing what I was told."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Months)

"I do not believe that I fell in love with a woman because I was abused."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Love, Woman)

"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
(Related: Mother, Father, Therapy)

"Rape, mutilation, abuse, and theft are the natural outcome of a world in which force rules, in which human beings are objects."
- Chris Hedges
(Related: Abuse, Force, Rules, Theft, World)

"Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Abuse, Word)

"My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream."
- Gregory Hines
(Related: Anger, Dream, Character, Abuse, Alcohol, Depression, Now, Years)

"Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Legal, Medical, Abuse)

"Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Abuse, Friends, Man, Will)

"I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Power, Fear, Abuse, Police)

"Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Abuse, Criticism, Friends)

"We improved the environment in which our children live, learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Home, Abuse, Children, Crime, Environment, Play, Violence)

"If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Abuse, Feeling, Want)

"Third issue, and again I think it is important to note, anyone can make a mistake and any administration can make a mistake once in a while, but this is just a long train of abuses, an unbroken chain of following special interests rather than the health of the American people."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Health, Mistake, People, American)

"There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government)

"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
(Related: Government, Abuse, Budgets, Bureaucracy, Legislation, Poverty, Terrorism, Years)

"Most of today's black convicts have come to understand that they are the most abused victims of an unrighteous order."
- George Jackson
(Related: Order, Today, Victims)

"One of the speakers asked how many women had been harassed or abused sexually in their life? There were thousands of women in the audience, and almost every one of them raised her hand."
- Cheryl James
(Related: Women, Life)

"I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, that my mother would take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was mad about all those things, very bitter and very angry."
- Rick James
(Related: Mother, Father, Fact)

"Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Abuse, American, Fraud, Harm, May, Nation)

"You think about child abuse and you think of a father viciously attacking a daughter or a son, but in my family it was my mother. My mother, I would say, was a... very brutal disciplinarian."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Abuse)

"Use, don't abuse."
- Grace Jones
(Related: Abuse)

"I want people to realize that the domestic abuse charges happened in 1989. I didn't meet any of them until 1993."
- Kato Kaelin
(Related: People, Abuse, Want)

"Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Power, People, Abuse, Russia, State, Want)

"Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Abuse, Children, Victims)

"I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Faith, People, Abuse)

"The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women."
- Ursula K. LeGuin
(Related: Power, Women, Silence)

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
- Aldo Leopold
(Related: Love, Abuse, Community, Land, May, Respect)

"No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses."
- Edward Livingston
(Related: Nation, Ruin, Slavery, Suffering)

"I want to set up orphanages for underprivileged and abused children."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Children, Want)

"Substance abuse is a disease which doesn't go away overnight. I'm working hard to overcome it. I did fail my recent drug test. I'm prepared to face the consequences."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Abuse, Consequences, Disease)

"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
(Related: Abuse, Rules)

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Power, Abuse, Will)

"To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression."
- James Madison
(Related: Error, Humanity, Oppression, Reason, World)

"Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power."
- James Madison
(Related: Power, Abuse, Liberty, May)

"We're not at a point in time to be taking chances with children and young people in the church. The Holy Father himself said... there is no room in the priesthood or religious life for someone who has abused a child. I think he's right."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Life, Time, Father, People, Church, Children, Religious, Right)

"The church also does not condone a broken immigration system in the U.S., one that too easily can lead to the exploitation, abuse and even death of immigrants."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Death, Church, Abuse, Exploitation)

"It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Legal, Success, Knowledge, Events, Law, Popular, Possession, World)

"Our authorities leave us no doubt that the trust lodged with the oligarchy was sometimes abused, but it certainly ought not to be regarded as a mere usurpation or engine of tyranny."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Trust, Doubt, Tyranny)

"I've been chased. I've been pushed. I've been screamed at. I've been verbally abused. I've been afraid for my safety. But I did it all in the name of entertainment."
- Howie Mandel
(Related: Entertainment, Name, Safety)

"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Abuse, Earth, End, Future, Living, Revenge, Will)

"Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another."
- Herbert Marcuse
(Related: Morality)

"This is a gift. This is a gift from God. It's really like the old Biblical passage that talks about your body being a temple. That's not to say that I've never done anything but I've never abused myself. Never gone over the top for a long period of time."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Time, God, Temple, Being, Body, Old)

"The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors, and the reports of acts of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Abuse, Being, Conscience, Treatment)

"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
(Related: Life, Abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Now)

"The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Friendship, Fans, Film, Suffering)

"The military is trying very hard right now to put a better face on Guantanamo, and I think they actually have tried to rid some of the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Abuse, Extreme, Military, Now, Right, Trying)

"Well, yes, I mean, I think that, you know, my sources suggest that there's a lot of support for the notion that there is a lot of Koran abuse and that it was very much a systematic design, not just an aberration."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Design, Koran, Abuse, Support)

"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
(Related: People, Fact)

"Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work, and speaking openly about one's life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Life, Work, Being, Illusion, Nothing, Perfection, Publishing, Purity, World)

"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
(Related: Goal, Abuse, Alcohol, American, Day, Drugs, End)

"Over the past year, several cases of human rights abuses, specifically sexual exploitation and abuse, by individuals involved in U.N. peacekeeping operations have raised the suspicions of many Members of Congress and members of the International Relations Committee."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Abuse, Committee, Congress, Exploitation, Rights, Human rights, Past)

"A policeman, as you discover, has to put up with a hell of a lot of abuse. A man in any other line of work would nail a guy who laid that kind of abuse on him. I know I would."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Work, Abuse, Hell, Man)

"The stated mission at the time was simply to use the influence of the entertainment industry to do an accurate portrayal of drug and alcohol abuse. We all admit that we're not trying to censor anybody."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Entertainment, Influence, Mission, Trying)

"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
(Related: Experience, Abuse, Results)

"The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong."
- James Monroe
(Related: Power, Abuse, Defense, Nations, Obligation, Right, Self, Spain)

"There was mental and physical abuse in my family."
- Erin Moran
(Related: Family, Abuse)

"We have copped a lot of ignorant abuse in the past, but it makes you wonder when a former state coroner openly attacks Aboriginal families who have been through hell."
- Arthur Murray
(Related: Abuse, Hell, Past, State, Wonder)

"And so I put down some of the things that he said, about keeping your tools sharpened and not letting them lie on the ground where they get hurt or get abused and dirty and can't find them. And some thoughts about how his father used to do things."
- Bruce Nauman
(Related: Father, Lie, Thoughts, Hurt, Tools)

"In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation's laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Society, Abuse, Exploitation, Harm, Laws, Nation, Nothing, Seriousness)

"I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: Abuse, Neglect)

"Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!"
- Ozzy Osbourne
(Related: Life, Abuse, Alcohol, Body, Drugs, Longevity)

"Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Abuse, Healthcare)

"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
(Related: Financial, Abuse, Corporations, Culture, Fraud, Media, Responsibility)

"If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Business, Character, Man)

"I never yet heard man or woman much abused that I was not inclined to think the better of them, and to transfer the suspicion or dislike to the one who found pleasure in pointing out the defects of another."
- Jane Porter
(Related: Man, Pleasure, Suspicion, Woman)

"The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being."
- Katherine Anne Porter
(Related: Life, Beauty, Abuse, Care, Sin)

"Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy."
- Mark Poster
(Related: Government, Abuse, Attention, Enemy, Propaganda, Terrorism)

"More than 90 percent of all the prisoners in our American prisons have been abused as children."
- John Powell
(Related: American, Children)

"By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Faith, End, Rights, Gold, Law, Restraint, Will)

"I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Abuse, Animals, Suffering)

"Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Anger, Patience)

"But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Abuse, Rules)

"Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass."
- Aishwarya Rai
(Related: Buddhist, Abuse, Now, Right, Smile)

"The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Faith, Abuse)

"Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Abuse, America, Forget)

"We want to continue the efforts against domestic violence and spread the drug courts, and develop real effective means of providing treatment for drug abusers without having to have them arrested."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Treatment, Violence, Want)

"The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I for one don't believe the Conservative Party would abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job, just for the sake of media coverage."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Trust, Abuse, Conservative, Duty, Job, Media, Party, Responsibility)

"It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing, but one should not abuse it."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Abuse, Doubt, Nothing)

"With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It's nothing new."
- Judd Rose
(Related: Power, Abuse, Bosses, Nothing)

"Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do."
- Tim Roth
"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
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Army, Fact, Now, Scandal)

"But in my own particular case, there was something that happened when I became a mother. Whenever in the news I saw an example of a child being abused or mistreated, my response went from being appalled to being physically revolted."
- Mercedes Ruehl
(Related: Mother, Being, Example, News)

"Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Change, Circumstance, Regret, Self, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Abuse, Waste)

"I am concerned about the growing problem of sexual abuse and exploitation of our children."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Abuse, Children, Exploitation)

"I don't like to use 'gourmet' because it has become so overused and abused."
- Arthur Schwartz
"It is essential that there should not only be a limit on campaign spending but it should be required to say where that money is spent and how it is spent. I think there has been more abuse in campaign spending, actually, than in campaign contributors."
- Bill Scott
(Related: Money, Abuse)

"Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Health, Work, Education, Development, Abuse, Job, Mental health, Participation, Prison, Training, Treatment)

"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
(Related: Family, Abuse, Children, Pregnancy, Teachers, Teenage)

"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
(Related: Experience, Power, Abuse, Authority, Man, Will)

"It is essential that we put an end to steroid abuse and set a better example for aspiring young athletes to follow, so that some day, when they make it in the All Star Game, it will be because of their own natural talents, and not because of a performance enhancing product."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Performance, Abuse, Athletes, Day, End, Example, Will)

"There was a reason my first substantial role after rehab was to play a maniac whose personal story ended badly. I knew what it was like to go those dark places. I played a guy who died as a result of his abuse."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Abuse, First, Play, Reason, Result)

"For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!"
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Friend, Abuse, Praise, Vanity)

"Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Nature, Abuse, Pity)

"Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values."
- Peter Singer
(Related: People, Values, Abuse, Americans, Evil, Freedom, World)

"Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Government, Honesty, Values, Abuse, Integrity, Majority)

"This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Power, Abuse, Ethics, Majority, Open)

"Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their own political views for the law."
- Lamar S. Smith
(Related: Abuse, Judges, Law)

"All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Rights, Human rights)

"Every American, regardless of their background, has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion. Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone our basic Constitutional rights."
- Pete Stark
(Related: Government, Power, Abuse, Act, American, Rights, Will)

"Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it."
- Lincoln Steffens
(Related: Men, Power, Abuse, Will)

"In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes - but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Athletes, Fans, Reality, Violence)

"So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: People, Abuse)

"Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Death, Law, Writer)

"Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Related: Abuse)

"What pedophiles and people who have sexual desires on children lose sight of to a terrible, terrible degree - a devastating degree - is that their victims are real people who will suffer forever whatever abuses are perpetrated on them."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: People, Children, Sight, Victims, Will)

"I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Abuse)

"Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it."
- Tacitus
(Related: Thought, Abuse, Will)

"I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint... Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Movies)

"The government doesn't really prosecute for polygamy anymore, but a lot of the arrests are of groups supporting themselves through welfare scams or for child abuse. So that was all I'd really heard about polygamists."
- Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Related: Government, Abuse, Welfare)

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

"I would certainly choose my jobs depending on the actions of the character. I won't do anything that has to do with child abuse or women's abuse."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Women, Character, Abuse, Actions, Jobs)

"Let's face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can't resist."
- Bob Uecker
(Related: Abuse, Living)

"Power without abuse loses its charm."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Power, Abuse, Charm)

"Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy."
- Voltaire
(Related: Abstinence, Abuse, Excess, Man)

"Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Celibacy, Self)

"The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Abuse, Children, Duty, Exploitation, Mankind)

"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
(Related: Purpose, Abuse, Drugs, Environment, Problems, Students, Testing)

"It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it."
- George Washington
(Related: Abuse, Jealousy, Liberty, Man, May, Will)

"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."
- George Washington
(Related: Power, Liberty)

"The abuse of detainees in U.S. custody has severely undermined our Nation's position in the world."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Abuse, Nation, World)

"The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian religion but abuses and corruptions of it."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Religion, Christian, Europe, Support)

"When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Trust, Country, Interest, Man)

"I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don't like people. It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: People, Being, Care, Empathy, Horses)

"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
(Related: Action, Abuse, Contempt, Democracy, Fanatics, Rights, Human rights, Meaning, Murder, Religious)

"The way animals were and are abused appalls me to this very day."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Animals, Day)

"There were some tragic cases of women whose love was abused, who for a certain time procured important documents or information, not knowing who for, what service they worked for, and for a variety reasons got jailed, were tried and sentenced."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Love, Time, Women, Information, Service, Variety)

"Ritalin abuse is a big issue in the US."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Abuse)

"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
(Related: Abuse, Iraq, Osama bin laden)

"In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war."
- John Yoo
(Related: War, Being, Climate, Laws, Light, Prison, Scandal)

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