Best Quotes About Abuse

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

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

Democracy is an abuse of statistics. -Jorge Luis Borges

Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values. -Warren E. Burger

Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse. -Peter De Vries

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

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

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. -James Madison

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

Use, do not abuse… neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. -Voltaire

The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything. -Harry S Truman

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

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

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

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism. -E. W. Howe

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

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business. -Alexander Pope

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. -George Washington

Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is. -Ronald Reagan

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

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. -James Madison

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. -Andrew Jackson

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

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

Quotations, like much better things, has its abuses. -Isaac D'Israeli

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty. -Emil Cioran

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. -Don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely. -Pope Benedict XVI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use, don't abuse. -Grace Jones

The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian religion but abuses and corruptions of it. -Noah Webster

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

Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do. -Tim Roth

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

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

All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights. -Richard Stallman

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

The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority. -James Fenimore Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse. -Neal Barnard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't like to use 'gourmet' because it has become so overused and abused. -Arthur Schwartz

There was mental and physical abuse in my family. -Erin Moran

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

Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their own political views for the law. -Lamar S. Smith

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

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

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

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

The abuse of detainees in U.S. custody has severely undermined our Nation's position in the world. -Diane Watson

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

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

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

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

The way animals were and are abused appalls me to this very day. -Marie Windsor

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

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

But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them. -Jean-Pierre Raffarin

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

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

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

Celebrities, even insignificant ones like me, are created to be abused by the Great Unwashed. -Poppy Z. Brite

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

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

Most of today's black convicts have come to understand that they are the most abused victims of an unrighteous order. -George Jackson

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

I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse. -Lynn Swann

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

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

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

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

I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people to look at their faith in a different way. -William P. Leahy

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

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

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

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

I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power. -Terrence Howard

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

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

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

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

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

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals. -Richard Pryor

So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone. -Pamela Stephenson

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

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

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

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

The landlords are not agriculturists; that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated. -Richard Cobden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. -Charles Bradlaugh

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

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

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

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

Without public pressure from caring people, our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse. -Morris Dees

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

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

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

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

Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse. -Rick Larsen

I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse. -Tatum O'Neal

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

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

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

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

Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way. -Catherine Deneuve

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. -Montesquieu

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

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

Any powerful technology can be abused. -K. Eric Drexler

The only sexual act that is sinful is the one that uses or abuses. -Pat Buckley

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

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

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

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

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

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

I do not believe that I fell in love with a woman because I was abused. -Anne Heche

I want people to realize that the domestic abuse charges happened in 1989. I didn't meet any of them until 1993. -Kato Kaelin

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

I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources is an anxiety. -Carol Ann Duffy

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

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

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

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. -Edmund Burke

Power without abuse loses its charm. -Paul Valery

No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone. -Salma Hayek

More than 90 percent of all the prisoners in our American prisons have been abused as children. -John A. Powell

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

My parents just neglected me, I wasn't abused or anything. -Andy Dick

Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it. -Lincoln Steffens

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

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

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

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

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

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. -Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. -Dianne Feinstein

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

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

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

I want to set up orphanages for underprivileged and abused children. -Lindsay Lohan

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

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

I built a series of supporters that had my back. I never abused that trust. You can't cry wolf. You have to solve most problems yourself. -Michael Arad

I have quite a decent constitution in spite of all my abuse of it and my advanced years. I'm still quite robust. -Christopher Hitchens

If you were the boss of a company and some of the employees of your company were known to sexually abuse children, you would fire them instantly. -Sinead O'Connor

I keep wondering how to explain the experience of child abuse from the inside. I'm going to try to explain what my world was like when I was sexually abused. The thing you have to remember is that this was the thinking of a child. -Robin Quivers

Everybody has a language or code that they use with their wife or their girlfriend or boyfriend or what have you. It's a language aside from the language they have with strangers. I've always been maybe an abuser of alliteration, but I've always loved it and I like how those words sound together. -Ben Gibbard

I don't really drink very much, although I have abused alcohol in the past. -Daniel Baldwin

Whether people care enough about local news to pay for it is, sadly, an entirely different question than whether our democracy requires a strong watchdog function at the local level to ensure safeguards against abuse, chicanery, and outright dishonesty. -Eric Alterman

I have heard my fill of hurtful words. I think it's especially egregious when citizens like me, who point out abuses in their country, are referred to as 'do-gooders.' This is how a phrase that can be used to stop an argument dead becomes part of common usage. -Gunter Grass

When you start becoming really successful, the demons start to tempt you – the demons of vanity and self importance, drug abuse, the feelings of fraudulence. But, it's also a thrill. That's what I found weird. -Ethan Hawke

Enough of this occupation, terror and abuse. We are not in need of your help. We are able to combat and defeat terrorism, and achieve unity. We are not in need of your bases, your experience and etc. -Muqtada al Sadr

I was an abused kid. -Rosie O'Donnell

I think anybody who has been abused as a kid – and I was abused as a kid, by various people – will say it's irrational because violence is irrational. -Samantha Morton

I was physically abused and I retaliated. -Samantha Morton

I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you're constantly putting yourself in an environment where you're checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don't really have a day off. -Samantha Morton

We must not allow the practices of an anti-democratic State that abuses the powers of government to violate the human rights of Venezuelans. -Leopoldo Lopez

For a number of years I was relentlessly pursued by 10 to 15 men, almost daily. Spat at, verbally abused. -Sienna Miller

When I played, I received racial abuse but I was just one of a few black players and we weren't backed up by the authorities. -Ruud Gullit

I loved the Cure and Bauhaus and the Smiths. The people in my town weren't privy to that kind of music and I got abused. I discovered the microphone to get out some of that angst. -Fred Durst

I suppose the common idea of me is that I'm going to be someone who's hyper and cracking jokes all the time, but people who meet me are soon disabused of that notion. -Alexei Sayle

However, if you listen to me I think you can hear years of abuse in my voice – both bad abuse and good abuse. -Belinda Carlisle

I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power. -Patricia Cornwell

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

I've abused myself a lot over the years. But my voice is still intact – really, it's better. -Jimmy Cliff

I certainly believe in limited government but protecting children against injury abuse is certainly inside my sphere of things that the government should do. -Mitch Daniels

Some people who've read my story think I had a terrible childhood and that I was neglected or even abused, while others feel that my parents, while certainly flawed, also had truly wonderful qualities. And that's the way it should be, because in real life two people can look at the same president and one will see a hero and the other a villain. -Jeannette Walls

My father rebelled ferociously against his conservative upbringing where his father physically abused him. -Anthony Kiedis

I went to law school. And I became a prosecutor. I took on a specialty that very few choose to pursue. I prosecuted child abuse and child homicide cases. Cases that were truly gut-wrenching. But standing up for those kids, being their voice for justice was the honor of a lifetime. -Susana Martinez

My father told me abuse is generational. -Glenn Beck

Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. -Don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

Why are we so obsessed with celebrity culture? We have front-page news about divorces instead of front-page news about global warming, about women being abused, about children being abused. We're going on a downward spiral. -Heather Mills

More than ever, Romania now needs to see that a force exists that puts an end to Ponta and Antonescu's abuses and coup d'etat. This force is none other than the Romanian people. -Traian Basescu

Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child's tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It's not funny and it's not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn't the least bit funny. -Ben Stein

The law protects you from being abused. It doesn't threaten your lifestyle for someone else to have the right to exhibit their lifestyle. -Jesse Jackson

Pity is a benign form of abuse. -Michael J. Fox

I don't think anyone would argue with the notion that there have been serious abuses on Wall Street. -Andrew Cuomo

People are rightfully upset about Wall Street abuses and excess. -Andrew Cuomo

If anyone has seen the horrific and unwatchable footage of the Chinese cat and dog trade – animals skinned alive – then they could not possibly argue in favour of China as a caring nation. There are no animal protection laws in China and this results in the worst animal abuse and cruelty on the planet. It is indefensible. -Morrissey

My focus is always on the day. What I've done behind me, I try to have respect for it, and keep an eye on it, and make sure it isn't abused, and obviously be thoughtful about it, because it's all real to me. I'm basically in every band I ever was in, and the songs, I still mean them all. -Ian MacKaye

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

The '80s made up for all the abuse I took during the '70s. I outlived all my critics. By the time I retired, everybody saw me as a venerable institution. Things do change. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life. -Annie Lennox

Animal abuse is rampant in the U.S., right under everyone's eyes, for the entertainment of the public. The brutal confinement and pain of training methods of wild animals in the circus, the aquatic and theatrical shows, leads to retaliation by the animals. Eventually they find the right time to strike out, and they will. -Tippi Hedren

You'd think that in this age, especially in the 21st century – especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we've made – that we would figure out how to tackle abuse. -Tori Amos

Within the E.U., in a wider context, people are increasingly recognising the need to prevent the abuse of free movement. -Theresa May

Countries across the world are taking action now to help them track paedophiles and terrorists who abuse new technology to plot their horrific crimes. -Theresa May

We are seeing, we have seen in the last figures a significant drop in the number of net migrants coming into the United Kingdom. So we are cutting out abuse, we've restricted the number of economic – non-EU economic migrants. We're cutting out abuse across the student visa system, particularly, and we're having an impact. -Theresa May

Where there is flagrant abuse of corporate entities we must and will seek to tackle it. -Vince Cable

Regulators are a backstop: they don't own banks. The governance at the top of our leading banks has been shown to be lamentably weak. No one at the top of Barclays will take responsibility for systemic abuse. -Vince Cable

A well-off plastic surgeon can suffer just as much as an Irish lad who has been abused or whatever. -William Nicholson

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

Drug abuse is a medical disease that requires medical professionals. -Doug Ose

The idea of 'Voice of Witness' is to let survivors and witnesses of human-rights abuses tell their story at length. It started with a course that I co-taught at U.C. Berkeley journalism school back in 2003. -Dave Eggers

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

Jews know this in their bones. Our community could not exist for a day without its volunteers. They are the lifeblood of our organizations, whether they involve welfare, youth, education, care of the sick and elderly, or even protection against violence and abuse. -Jonathan Sacks

Children in dysfunctional homes at risk of abuse are kept in danger for too long because politically correct rules mean we won't challenge unfit parents. -Michael Gove

Wendy Malick and Valerie Bertinelli make fun of me, but I take care of my health – I don't abuse it. -Betty White

I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, for example, although there are plenty of others, too. They are the most blessed people in the world, and they don't appreciate it. -Betty White

I've worn stilettos since I was 12, so I have abused my feet to the point of no return. -Cobie Smulders

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

You should see me during an action film. I look like an abuse victim. -Maggie Q

I am much more open to plural marriage than I was before, and I now support it in certain situations. I do believe it is right for some people. But our example in America today is gross abuse – I can't support it in fundamentalist compounds. -Ginnifer Goodwin

Well, I think having your kids see you role model behavior of dignity when it's hard, when you're upset, when you want to confront somebody but you don't want to and you're nervous about it, when you are having moments where abuse of power is coming on to you. I think it's really important for kids to see how you handle that. -Rosalind Wiseman

We are not going to be the agency where large businesses can masquerade as a small business and get a contract. We are closing down on fraud, waste and abuse. -Karen Mills

For too long, Americans have fallen victim to financial abuses at the hands of predatory lenders that operate in the shadows. -Kay Hagan

I'll say that I don't think you can throw a stone and not come in contact with someone who knows someone or has problems with substance abuse. -Octavia Spencer

I lost my second marriage because of drinking, and I loved the woman very much. But I thought I needed booze to write. I'm glad I was disabused. -Barry Hannah

In some ways, I lament the introduction of civilisation on such a huge scale, because it has given us a lot of room to abuse each other, which we continue to do. -Roy Harper

The reason there are tens of thousands of lobbyists is because the ever-expanding federal government creates ever-increasing opportunities for abuse. The more the federal government does, the more lobbyists there will be to protect special interests at the expense of the common interest. -Jack Abramoff

The constant abuse of online activity must stop. -Joe Barton

The Senate as an institution is broken. We're not doing the work of the American people and the rules are being abused. The only way to get us back to the traditions where the Senate is doing the work of the American people is to change the rules. -Tom Udall

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

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 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

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

Widespread use of online voting will create the potential for abuse that will make the problems inherent in e-voting pale in comparison. -Bob Barr

As an actor, you just want to work, and then you just want to be on a show or have a job that you love, and you hope that job will last – those things have happened. To have that platform to then talk about something that is very personal to me like marriage equality, it feels like a gift. I try and really respect that voice and not abuse it. -Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them. -Jeffrey Kluger

I worked as a prosecutor watching Catholic priests charged with sex abuse and saw firsthand how the 'circle the wagons' mentality revictimized the innocent, coddled the guilty, and made matters worse for everyone. -Christine Pelosi

If you operate a TV or radio station, you have to have a license. It has nothing to do with fundamental freedom. It has to do with protection of the average citizen against abuses. -Robert Cailliau

It seems to me like Mother Nature's mercy and forgiveness have run dry, as we ceaselessly abuse her and take her for granted in order for us to continue our addiction to using fossil fuels. I've gotta say, I don't blame her. Not one bit. -Gloria Reuben

Lying to a committee is a very grave abuse, and there ought to be a clear punishment. -John Bercow

No country is 100 percent free of human rights abuses. -Raul Castro

I've taken a philosophical position on e-mail. Although I think it's a wonderful communication technology, and it has a lot of good uses, it is abused quite a lot. -Alan Lightman

The war in Iraq, the abuse of detainees, electronic eavesdropping, Guantanamo Bay – these things were all done on our behalf and they may turn out in the end to have created more terrorists. -Jess Walter

Dictators can fix up their entire families in good jobs, in or around government, and often do. In democracies, such a practice is frowned upon. Privileged access to the corridors of power through family connections and a kind of old boys' network, is also deemed an abuse of power, and so it is. -Jimmy Reid

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

I deeply regret that those with the authority and responsibility to deal appropriately with Brendan Smyth failed to do so, with tragic and painful consequences for those children he so cruelly abused. -Sean Brady

In 1975, no State or Church guidelines existed in the Republic of Ireland to assist those responding to an allegation of abuse against a minor. No training was given to priests, teachers, police officers or others who worked regularly with children about how to respond appropriately should such allegations be made. -Sean Brady

Today, Church policy in Ireland is to report allegations of abuse to the civil authorities. It recognises the Gardai and H.S.E. as those with responsibility for investigating such allegations and that any Church investigation should not take place until the investigation by the civil authorities has been completed. -Sean Brady

Of all the depressing abuses of language in business, there is none that gets me so incensed as the rampant overuse of the word 'passionate' in company slogans, marketing blurbs, mission statements and on the sides of vans. -Tom Hodgkinson

I'm a huge supporter of animal rights – and I've been an outspoken critic of the cruelties routinely inflicted on livestock at factory farms. But it really bothers me that the mistreatment of pigs and chickens and cows seems to attract a lot more attention and spark a lot more outrage than the abuse of immigrant workers. -Eric Schlosser

Governments can no longer control 100 percent of the story. Time and geographical boundaries disappear. In places like China and all over the Middle East, social-media outlets are being used to expose and hold accountable public officials that don't want to be held accountable for corruption and human rights abuses. -Amy Jo Martin

Music is made one of Satan's most attractive agencies to ensnare souls; but, when turned to a good account, it is a blessing. When abused, it leads the unconsecrated to pride, vanity, and folly. -Ellen G. White

On the rare occasions when U.N. blue helmets have made the news in the past, it has unfortunately too often been in the context of situations where peacekeepers have failed to shield civilians, or even when the peacekeepers themselves have been involved in abuse. -Samantha Power

Historical hypocrites have themselves carried out the very human rights abuses that they suddenly decide warrant intervention elsewhere. -Samantha Power

Freud was the son of a Jewish merchant who had to move his whole family to Vienna because he couldn't get work. He, as a boy, had to watch his father be mocked and abused on the street for being Jewish… You develop a thick skin and you develop a certain kind of wit to defend yourself. -Viggo Mortensen

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

My father died when I was 9 years old. The miserable condition of my family at that time is beyond description. My family, solitary and without influence, became at once the target of much insult and abuse. -Chiang Kai-shek

Not only is fur cruel, it's also totally gross. I mean, who wants to wear the skin of an abused animal? Not me! -Dionne Bromfield

I am doing my job and trying to win a game for my team. I shouldn't be getting racially abused; it's silly. -Jermain Defoe

You can't abuse your voice by yelling and screaming. -Danielle de Niese

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, Baron Hope of Thornes

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

Let's face it, who among us wouldn't take a pill or potion that would make us better at our job? Goodness knows, we abuse substances for just about everything in our personal lives; why not in our professional lives as well? -Graydon Carter

For years I had lived in my body half-consciously, ignoring it mostly, dismissing its agendas wherever I could, and forever pressing it into the service of mental conceptions that resulted, almost as a by-product, sometimes in its pleasuring and sometimes in its abuse. -Rachel Cusk

Success does not mean happiness. Check out any celebrity magazine to look for examples to disabuse you of thinking that being beautiful, successful or rich will make you happy. -Shawn Achor

'Frankenstein' was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That's a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order. -Benedict Cumberbatch

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

There are a lot of bands using self-abuse as a marketing gimmick. -Bruce Dickinson

Joe Arpaio needs no help from me getting attention. For years he has been a beacon of bigotry and intolerance for all the world to see. The list of human and civil-rights abuses he's committed in Maricopa County is long and well documented. -Conor Oberst

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

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

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

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

Every major communication tool on the Internet has spam and abuse problems. All email services, blogging services and social networks have to dedicate a significant amount of resources and time to fighting abuse and protecting their users. -Evan Williams

As a free-speech advocate, I believe that adults should have access to any material they want. As a parent, and a community member, I think people should be able to protect their homes from imagery – much of it violent – that is, I feel, a form of child abuse when adult society inflicts it upon children. -Naomi Wolf

What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions. -Ezra Taft Benson

Let there be a door to thy mouth, that it may be shut when need arises, and let it be carefully barred, that none may rouse thy voice to anger, and thou pay back abuse with abuse. -Saint Ambrose

The biggest abuses in society happen when people are not able to communicate and not able to connect. -Heather Brooke

When it comes to reforming MPs' expenses, the answer is simply to keep it simple: show us receipts as they're claimed and, where there are abuses, enforce the law. -Heather Brooke

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

Domestic abuse happens only in intimate, interdependent, long-term relationships – in other words, in families – the last place we would want or expect to find violence. -Leslie Morgan Steiner

I was in my late thirties when my eyes were opened to truth in God's Word that showed me I wasn't living the abundant life Jesus died for me to have. I had a very negative mindset and was miserable most of the time because of the abuse I had experienced throughout my childhood. -Joyce Meyer

It's true my father abused me and didn't love and protect me the way he should have, and at times it seemed no one would ever help me and it would never end. But God always had a plan for my life, and He has redeemed me. -Joyce Meyer

Because my dad abused me, I was determined to never let a man tell me what to do. God clearly showed me that I needed to be a submissive wife if I wanted to be effective in ministry. The truth is, if we don't learn to submit to authority, we won't ever learn to submit to God. -Joyce Meyer

Early on in my life, I had a broken soul. I was abused by my father, abandoned by my mother and ended up in a destructive first marriage. By the time I was 23, I was broken in my soul. I didn't know how to think right. I felt wrong about everything. But God stepped into my life, and I came out on the other side and didn't even smell like smoke. -Joyce Meyer

I became hugely overweight and then hated myself because it was a form of self-abuse, something over which I had no control. I think the thing compulsive over-eaters want to achieve is that stuffed-full Christmas afternoon feeling. -Marcus Brigstocke

Through PETA, we rescue animals in roadside zoos and circuses. They are some of the most abused animals in the country. -Sam Simon

The bowlers I respected or feared or rated were not the ones who gave me lip or stared at me or abused me. More the ones who, at any stage of the game, when had they had the ball in hand, they were going to be at me, and they were going to have the skill and the fitness and the ability to be aggressive. -Rahul Dravid

There's war – there's always been war, as long as most of us have been alive. There have always been people being abused, there's always been horrible things in the world. Why are we outraged? We should just be quiet and figure it out, and work it out together. -Dave Matthews

Motherhood was the great equaliser for me; I started to identify with everybody… as a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life. -Annie Lennox

People love to be listened to and represented, and they love it when they feel like you have some of the same problems that they do. Everybody deals with things like romantic difficulties in relationships and death and cancer and abuse. -Jason Isbell

My sister was drowning in the ocean once, and my brother and I dove in and saved her. True story. She owes us her life. It's great leverage; we abuse it all the time! -Matt Barr

I know victims of domestic abuse. I know what it takes for people to get out, and I also know why people stay. It's heartbreaking. -Paddy Considine

It's an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns. -Sal Albanese

During my eleven years as a New York City public school teacher, I saw firsthand the impact that poverty has on the classroom. In low-income neighborhoods like Sunset Park, where I taught, students as young as five years old enter school affected by the stresses often created by poverty: domestic violence, drug abuse, gang activity. -Sal Albanese

This life is a gift, and to reject that gift or abuse that gift is not human and not worthy of us. -Michael Moore

Closing a public library is child abuse, really, because it hinders child development. -Alan Bennett

All European tradition, Marxism included, has conspired to defy the natural order of all things. Mother Earth has been abused, the powers have been abused, and this cannot go on forever. No theory can alter that simple fact. Mother Earth will retaliate, the whole environment will retaliate, and the abusers will be eliminated. -Russell Means

I am so leading the life that I want and wanted and dreamed of as a kid. I'm trying very hard not to abuse it or take advantage of it. -Kevin Spacey

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

Pity is just another form of abuse. -Michael J. Fox

I get a lot of abuse on Twitter. It's mostly homophobic, but what can you do? I just either ignore it or laugh. -Clare Balding

It's funny, because there are so many stereotypes out there about actors and movie stars in general, but I've had a great opportunity to meet a lot of them, and maybe it's just because they don't behave that way around me, but I rarely see that kind of abuse of power. -Ryan Reynolds

Software patents, in particular, are very ripe for abuse. The whole system encourages big corporations getting thousands and thousands of patents. Individuals almost never get them. -Linus Torvalds

I try to become a singer. The guitar has always been abused with distortion units and funny sorts of effects, but when you don't do that and just let the genuine sound come through, there's a whole magic there. -Jeff Beck

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

Bullies may be the perpetrators of evil, but it is the evil of passivity of all those who know what is happening and never intervene that perpetuates such abuse. -Philip Zimbardo

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

The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power. -Ted Nugent

I'm a huge proponent of therapy and analysis, but it's something that, in a nonprofessional way, can be abused. -Noah Baumbach

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

I regard affirmative action as pernicious – a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but was almost immediately abused for the benefit of white middle-class women. -Camille Paglia

The greater the power, the more need there is for transparency, because if the power is abused, the result can be so enormous. On the other hand, those people who do not have power, we mustn't reduce their power even more by making them yet more transparent. -Julian Assange

I have abused language. I love it, and I abuse it… I don't write just to be clever. But sometimes I do. And if you don't have an understanding of the language, then the way in which it's bent doesn't actually register. -Joss Whedon

In 1977, at age ten, I was cast on the TV sitcom 'Good Times.' My character was Penny, an abused child in desperate need of love. I really didn't want to do the show. I didn't want to be away from my family. -Janet Jackson

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

The U.K. government has a responsibility to keep secrets in some circumstances. It also has a responsibility not to abuse that power for other purposes. -Sarah Harrison

I do not abuse players. I talk to myself; I abuse myself. It's my way of letting off steam. I do it after every century; I do not do it always. I keep telling myself: 'Improve, improve from the previous match, the previous shot. You can do it.' -Virat Kohli

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

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

I like to get attention for the things I think are important. And I think it is important that entrepreneurs – especially young ones – not be abused. -Jason Calacanis

Spanish children are too often ill-cared for, but despite the abuses of ignorant motherhood and fatherhood, such vivid, vivacious, bewitching little people as they are! -Katharine Lee Bates

It is an abuse of power, when you are President of the United States, to use the White House to single out a single news organization, and castigate them and try to delegitimize them. -Monica Crowley

My nature is that when I see abuses of power, I want to expose those abuses. -Glenn Greenwald

As an ex-stand up, I can tell you that a comedy club isn't a place you go looking to get the abuse you just can't seem to find in daily life. The stage is a performer's domain. You protect that domain. You are not on stage to take what's given just 'cause you're getting paid. If you are attacked, you retaliate. -John Ridley

I think 'method acting' is a widely abused term. -Randeep Hooda

However vile the abuse they receive, media people must remember this is part of the price of getting a public voice. Stay grateful. Don't kick down, kick up. Criticise power rather than proles. -Rob Manuel

There's some people that obviously abuse social networking or whatever, but I think it's a fantastic idea. I've never had any bad encounters with any of it. -Maisie Williams

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

I'm worried about privacy – the companies out there gathering data on us, the stuff we do on Twitter, the publicly scrapeable stuff on Facebook. It's amazing how much data there is out there on us. I'm worried that it can be abused and will be abused. -Michael Arrington

The 3D thing has been abused slightly, I think. There is no question about that. 'Avatar' did it magnificently, and then, of course, there was the old 'leaping on the bandwagon' thing where there have been one or two films which, let's face it, all know look bloody awful with the 3D. -Martin Campbell

Some of the world's most appalling abuses have been justified by religion because it is possible for people to find vindication in their scriptures for any of their prejudices. -Zac Goldsmith

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

I'm not sure why, but I seem to be drawn to stories about abuses of power. But I'm also drawn, not so much to victims' stories, as stories that tend to show how power works. Because if you don't understand the criminals, you can't figure out how to stop the crimes. -Alex Gibney

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

To those seniors, and especially elderly veterans like myself, I want to tell you this: You are not alone, and you having nothing to be ashamed of. If elder abuse happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want you to know that you deserve better. -Mickey Rooney

When I first became recognizable from appearing on television, I abused my notoriety as much as I possibly could, at the expense of both my health and personal relationships. -Steve-O

When I first became involved with PETA, it was on an 'issue-by-issue' basis – they interviewed me in my old apartment about animal abuse in the circus as I sat on a leather sofa. -Steve-O

To protect our country's economic future and the health and well being of all Americans, we must find a way to rein in out-of-control costs, provide quality, affordable health care choices to all, and make outrageous insurance industry abuses a thing of the past. -Michael Bennet

I tend to be a person who starts with the presumption that I should trust you until you abuse the privilege, and then our relationship is forever changed. That's a very big line, and chances are it's not going to work if it's crossed. I warn people that this is how I'm going to deal with it. -Penny Pritzker

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

I don't think the very fact that I'm a woman makes me suddenly more vulnerable or more inherently used and abused. -Esme Bianco

Bitcoin is mostly about anonymous transactions, and I don't think over time that's a good way to go. I'm a huge believe in digital currency… but doing it on an anonymous basis I think that leads to some abuses, so I'm not involved in Bitcoin. -Bill Gates

What I'd like to say is that I think the lives of every one of these little kids who are trapped in these unsafe and failing schools are too important, and I'm willing to take the abuse in order to help them. -James R. Leininger

I believe – we all pay taxes. I'm happy to pay it, but I hate to have it abused, money wasted, no accountability. That's going to bother you. -Lou Holtz

The Strandbeest is a self-replicating meme, a brain virus. It infects the student's brain. In fact, the Strandbeest abuse students for their reproduction. For two years, this reproduction fell into a flow acceleration. Now, 3D printers produce walking mini Strandbeests. -Theo Jansen

Normally, the thin-skinned have an endless array of excuses for why their workaday interactions are so much harder to bear for them than for the rest of us. In the eyes of the self-suffering, they are being victimised, used and always abused, when they're actually experiencing exactly the same body blows as the rest of us. -Mariella Frostrup

Training with Bela and Marta Karolyi took the joy out of the Olympics for me. I look back and feel there was a lot of verbal and physical abuse. For years, I felt it was my problem. -Dominique Moceanu

Fitness is defined differently by everyone, but for me, the most important thing is being healthy. As tennis players, what we do is not the healthiest thing. We almost abuse our bodies. -Sania Mirza

Bullies want to abuse you. Instead of allowing that, you can use them as your personal motivators. Power up and let the bully eat your dust. -Nick Vujicic

Is letting our children watch TV a form of child abuse? If our children grow up knowing everything about Britney Spears and nothing about nature or faith, about anything, is that not a form of child abuse? -Patch Adams

My first draft is always way too long; my books start out with delusions of 'War and Peace' – and must be gently disabused. My editor is brilliant at taking me to the point where I do all the necessary cutting on my own. I like to say she's a midwife rather than a surgeon. -Julia Glass

Viewing Israelis and Palestinians from a psychological perspective, they would both be seen as victims of abuse; that is how they both understandably feel, and it's how they both understandably behave. The Jewish psyche is in victimized reaction to the Holocaust, and the Palestinian psyche is in victimized reaction to the Israelis. -Marianne Williamson

A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it. -Maximillian Degenerez

There's no better feeling in the world than knowing that my show played a role in stopping animal abuse or alleviating animal suffering. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

We live on the most incredible planet, and yet we abuse it, and we abuse it mercilessly. -Paul Watson

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

Parental child abduction is child abuse. -Chris Smith

Maleficent has suffered abuse in the past, and there's a reason why she is now as furious as she is. And I think that children who have been outcast and abused in any way will relate to her. There's a beautiful side to her; she's not just a dark person. She has all these facets. And that is interesting. -Angelina Jolie

The very purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop the government from disallowing people the means to defend themselves against tyranny. Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible. -Steve Stockman

Like almost every major infrastructure, the Internet can be abused and its users harmed. We must, however, take great care that the cure for these ills does not do more harm than good. The benefits of the open and accessible Internet are nearly incalculable, and their loss would wreak significant social and economic damage. -Vint Cerf

The word 'change' has been abused so many times. -Najib Razak

The Internet is an empowering force for people who are protesting against the abuse of power. -Rebecca MacKinnon

The potential for the abuse of power through digital networks – upon which we the people now depend for nearly everything, including our politics – is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Digital power is every bit as likely to be abused as physical power, but is often more insidious because it is often wielded in the background until its results manifest themselves in the offline world. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Laws and mechanisms originally meant to enforce copyright, protect children and fight online crime are abused to silence or intimidate political critics. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Companies should have a due diligence process to determine the likelihood that their technologies will be used to carry out human rights abuses before doing business with a particular country or distributor. -Rebecca MacKinnon

As in Pakistan, Tunisian and Egyptian human rights activists are concerned that any censorship mechanisms, once put in place, will inevitably be abused for political purposes no matter what censorship proponents claim to the contrary. -Rebecca MacKinnon

I know I have a problem with semi-colon abuse and have written page-long sentences. Nobody needs to be reading page-long sentences, at least not written by me. -Jami Attenberg

I don't think I've ever felt terribly comfortable writing about my body. First of all, I think I took my body for granted for so many years. I abused it a lot. -Maxine Kumin

Bill Clinton was impeached primarily for criminal conduct: lying under oath and misleading a federal grand jury about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Nixon would have been impeached for a wide array of criminal acts, as well as abuses of power. -Jonathan Turley

There is no question that chemical weapons attacks are a heinous abuse of humanity and power. But to assume that military strikes are an effective retribution for the crime committed is wrong. -Basmah bint Saud

The pathological degree to which former Vice President Dick Cheney operated in secrecy led to government abuses that we'll probably spend years learning about. -Timothy Noah

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

We can only restore faith in government if the state itself becomes an efficient, effective and transparent ally of the people. Bureaucratic inefficiencies, abuses of power and the misappropriation of public funds must end. -Victor Ponta

I want to tell the world of cycling to please join me in telling Pat McQuaid to resign. I have never seen such an abuse of power in cycling's history – resign, Pat, if you love cycling. Resign even if you hate the sport. -Greg LeMond

The possession of wealth leads almost inevitably to its abuse. It is the chief, if not the only, cause of evils which desolate this world below. The thirst for gold is responsible for the most regrettable lapses into sin. -Jules Verne

When all is said and done, it looks like the Palestinians have been massively robbed and abused, and are engaged in a desperate struggle for survival and liberation. Israel, on the other hand, would appear to be conducting an imperialistic campaign of oppression supported and substantially armed by the most powerful nation on earth. -Michael Leunig

I realize I'm very fortunate to hopefully make a lot of money playing football. I don't know if I want to abuse that privilege and make myself a larger figure than I am. -Andrew Luck

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

The core of human rights work is naming and shaming those who commit abuses, and pressuring governments to put the screws to abusing states. As a result, human rights conventions are unique among international law instruments in depending for their enforcement mostly on the activism of a global civil society movement. -Michael Ignatieff

We won't tolerate abuses and crimes made every day in the name of freedom of speech. That is freedom of extortion and blackmail. -Rafael Correa

I try to attack all races and creeds, except the Irish. Clearly they are closest to the angels and don't deserve abuse. But the others have it coming. -Michael O'Donoghue

I did criminal defense work part-time, and that paid the bills for representing abused and neglected children… and for defending in juvenile court those kids the 'child protective system' had missed when it had the chance. -Andrew Vachss

The Obama administration came into Utah and said, 'We're not going to listen to what the U.S. Supreme Court said. 'We, the federal government, are going to recognize marriages in the state of Utah and Utah state law explicitly does not recognize as marriage,' and that was really, in my view, an abuse of power. -Ted Cruz

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

Self-expression is always a right, but it's still not there to be abused. -Isaac Hayes

I'm of that generation of Jews still deeply influenced by the Holocaust. Certainly the notion that the state power to kill can be subject to such extraordinary abuse is always lurking beneath the surface for me. Certainly my experience and identity as a Jew is there. -Scott Turow

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

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

The story of 'Prometheus' is the idea that if you're given a gift from the gods, do not abuse it, and do not think you can compete. -Ridley Scott

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

Of all the powers conferred upon government, that of taxation is most liable to abuse. -Samuel Freeman Miller

Saudi men have sisters, mothers, and wives, and in my working experience, I have had tremendous support from Saudi men. I really don't think that Saudi women are oppressed or abused. -Lubna Olayan

When I was married to an abuser, he'd tell me he wouldn't have to get so angry if only I'd be less demanding, more supportive, more understanding. I hid the truth from everyone, especially myself. -Luanne Rice

Amongst the financial Twitterati, the term 'muppets' has come to describe any client used and abused by some financial predator. I've adopted the term to describe portfolios that have been assembled for purposes other than serving the clients' best interests. -Barry Ritholtz

Disability simulation fails to capture the nuance and complexity of living in a disabled body. And it certainly fails to give a deep understanding of systemic discrimination and abuse faced by disabled people. -Stella Young

I hate it when people use the word 'sorry' aggressively, as in, 'Sorry, but I hate you.' Sorry's an important word, and it shouldn't be abused. -Robert Webb

I am one of the most successful economists, according to what markets tell us, though most of my professional colleagues, who are much keener to accept market outcomes than I am, would dismiss me as a crank or – the worst of all abuses among economists – a 'sociologist.' -Ha-Joon Chang

I feel every technology can be abused, but fundamentally we put new technologies into the service of humanity. -Sebastian Thrun

Genetic engineering is a result of science advancement, so I don't think that in itself is bad. If used wisely, genetics can be beneficial, but they can be abused, too. -Hideo Kojima

Even though many couples are choosing to marry later in life, our laws haven't been updated to address dating partner abuse. -Gabrielle Giffords

Gun owners and non-gun owners alike agree on expanding background checks, making gun trafficking a serious crime with stiff penalties, making it illegal for all stalkers and all domestic abusers to buy guns, and expanding mental health resources so the mentally ill find it easier to receive treatment than to buy firearms. -Gabrielle Giffords

I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek – I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man. -Mahatma Gandhi

Foie gras is sold as an expensive delicacy in some restaurants and shops. But no one pays a higher price for foie gras than the ducks and geese who are abused and killed to make it. -Kate Winslet

It is a paradox of the acquisitive society in which we now live that although private morals are regulated by law, the entrepreneur is allowed considerable freedom to use – and abuse – the public in order to make money. -Gore Vidal

I am not content to entrust our free-speech rights to the good graces and whims of Congress and hope that politicians don't abuse their power. -Ted Cruz

I love doing girly stuff with my mum or with Sophia. I took Sophia and a couple of her friends to the Hello Kitty spa. They had chocolate facials and Hello Kitty mani-pedis. I put it on my Twitter and got lots of abuse for it, but I think it's just a nice girly thing. -Abbey Clancy

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

My greatest fear is not the abuse of technology but that we will not use it at all. -Craig Venter

Nothing compares to being in a room full of politicians screaming abuse at each other all night. It's hilarious but also a bit terrifying. -Peter Capaldi

As far as the constitution allows me, I will try to ensure that there is responsible and accountable governance at all levels of government in the country. For I will not have kept my own trust with the Nigerian people if I allow others abuse theirs under my watch. -Muhammadu Buhari

I think it's wrong for the government to subpoena records from journalists involved in national-security reporting (particularly since I do it myself). I do believe it has a chilling effect on the ability to gather news about potential abuses masked by inappropriate classification. -Kurt Eichenwald

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

Resentments and grudges are two of the main culprits that perpetuate cycles of self-abuse and victimhood. Stowed away inside you like parasites, they deplete you of your God-given life force and separate you from your inherent worth, your joy, and the love in your heart. -Debbie Ford

Each and every year, the United States loses an estimated $100 billion a year in tax revenues due to offshore tax abuses by the wealthy and large corporations. -Bernie Sanders

Love, in the eyes of the world, is either a carnal appetite or a vague fancy, which possession extinguishes or absence destroys. That is why it is commonly said, with a strange abuse of words, that passion does not endure. -Victor Hugo

Many people, for many reasons, feel rootless – but orphans and abandoned or abused children have particular cause. -Christina Baker Kline

I do not think that war is always wrong: sometimes it is necessary to stop a dictator, prevent massive human-rights abuses, or expel an invader. But I have also seen that in the modern world, civil wars are the greatest threat to humanitarian security. -Jonathan Powell

I like a challenge. The fact that these are secret organizations, and also very important organizations that can engage in abuses that are so important to our national security – all that attracts me. -Ronald Kessler

In the case of the FBI, I revealed that William Sessions, the FBI director, had been engaging in abuses of all kinds, and I exposed that. And that led to his dismissal by President Clinton. -Ronald Kessler

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

When human rights are systematically abused, it raises the question whether it may be legitimate in some circumstances for the international community to intervene within individual states as well as in conflicts between states. -Charles Kennedy

I don't feel that I've had a life of abuse or that I am a victim in any way. My life is pretty typical of a lot of Americans of my generation who grew up in the sixties in families like mine that were sort of unconventional. -Kate Christensen

Any item of clothing that covers the face and makes it impossible to identify individuals is open to abuse. -Maajid Nawaz

Notoriously, in 1975, Murdoch abused his position as a newspaper owner to support a plot that ousted the democratically elected prime minister of Australia, Gough Whitlam, who had dared to wander away from the mogul's path. -Nick Davies

In my case, I got hit a lot by bullies when I was a child, and so I naturally bristle against anybody who abuses power. And that seems to make me rather persistent when it comes to exposing the abuse of power. -Nick Davies

Each year, I pick something new to learn. One year, it was learning how to knit, and I got 'The Sweethearts' Knitting Club' out of the experience. Another year, it was to volunteer at the local domestic abuse shelter, and I ended up volunteering there for three years. -Lori Wilde

Sure, food stamps are occasionally misused, but anyone familiar with business knows that the abuse of food subsidies is far greater in the corporate suite. Every time an executive wines and dines a hot date on the corporate dime, the average taxpayer helps foot the bill. -Nicholas Kristof

Although individual states have primary responsibility for conducting fair and impartial elections, the FBI becomes involved when paramount federal interests are affected or electoral abuse occurs. -James Comey

I can understand better than most the contradiction between the idealistic civilisation and religious morals of Europe and what they did with the slaves, because the root of the evil is only two generations away from me. Maybe this has fed my need to fight against the abuses of modern civilisation. -J. M. G. Le Clezio

I know that I have the right freely to speak and publish my sentiments, subject only to the laws of the land for the abuse of that right. -Elijah Parish Lovejoy

Compassion and mercy are important, period. It doesn't matter who's at our receiving end, but we need to be flexing those muscles. It's not mutually exclusive: If you have compassion for children starving in Africa, it doesn't mean you can't have compassion for adults in Africa or animals that are being tortured and abused. -Rory Freedman

I have already said and will continue to say that I won't respond to personal abuse, and I never make any personal abuse, ever, to anybody. I just don't do that kind of politics. -Jeremy Corbyn

I'm gonna keep Social Security without change, except I'm going to get rid of the waste, fraud, and abuse; same thing with Medicare. -Donald Trump

People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. -Travis Bradberry

Richard Nixon as a 12-year-old was given a portrait of Lincoln that he hung over his bed. Nixon also justified what would later be seen as abuses of power by comparing America in the Vietnam era to the country during the Civil War. -Richard Norton Smith

The British state already invests in early intervention campaigns in drug abuse and sexual health. Challenging extremism should be no less of a priority. -Maajid Nawaz

Everyone has the right to be stupid on occasion, but Comrade Macdonald abuses the privilege. -Leon Trotsky

Even a casual reader of the financial pages knows that microcaps are a perennial headache for regulators and, above all, for investors because they have been prone to abuse by stock manipulators. -Gary Weiss

The Emperor Napoleon, ascending gradually from his post of national magistrate to seat himself upon a throne without limits, seems to have wished to punish, as for the abuse of republican reforms, by making us feel all the weight of absolute monarchy. -Marquis de Lafayette

As you know, I get a lot of abuse on Twitter. And while I'm abroad on training camp, I train three times a day, often for two hours a time, and I haven't got time to respond to all the people that ask questions. -Tyson Fury

If anyone wants to abuse other people for whatever colour, race or creed they are, then it's just stupidness, isn't it? -Tyson Fury

As New York's chief law enforcement officer, I have taken a hard line against those in state government who abuse the law they have sworn to uphold. -Eric Schneiderman

Anyone who believes in the essential role government can play in improving people's lives must also be the toughest critics of those who abuse the public trust. -Eric Schneiderman

I think that the hardest thing about working with young people in foster care who've been through this kind of neglect and abuse is really to convince them that they are worthy of being loved. And I think because often they don't feel worthy of it, that's why they push people away. -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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

YouTube is the hippest network, and they abuse copyright right and left. -Prince

Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else's aesthetics. I think you're born an artist or not. I couldn't have learned it. And I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations. -Robert Rauschenberg

Pictures bring you inside, whether you see yourself driving a new car or as a hapless prisoner who is being abused. -Jerry Della Femina

We know of officers who develop inappropriate relationships with victims of domestic abuse. They have ignored their professional duty and their moral responsibility. -Theresa May

I make the money, and I don't have to take the abuse some of the stars do, opening up their personal life. I can go into a restaurant, sit down, and have a nice meal without being harassed. Arnold Schwarzenegger can't do that. -David L. Wolper

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

We should not throw in the towel. Instead, we should be saying to young people, 'There is a better way for you to have a healthy and productive life, and that's not to get into drug use and drug abuse.' -Rob Portman

I've had particularly unpleasant stuff, and it has been reported that I've had death threats. Twitter and Facebook give people who have always been out there a platform from which to hurl abuse, and all I can do is try to block it out and remind myself that tweets are transient and get lost in the ether after a few moments. -Nicola Sturgeon

I have spent a lot of time listening to people who are serving life sentences and getting to know them and the circumstances of their lives. I have never met anyone serving a long prison sentence who had anything close to what I could call a childhood; instead, the upbringings always – always – involve extreme situations of poverty and abuse. -Rachel Kushner

When I pull my white Range Rover into disabled parking bays, the abuse that I get until I actually get out on my crutches is phenomenal, because people presume that you couldn't possibly be disabled and reverse a white Range Rover into that parking space. -Lee Pearson

People who are in a position of power like to throw their weight around, and that becomes abuse. -Jason Statham

The Social Affairs Ministry and the police will continue to fight against the abuse of women and children. The ministry battles the harmful phenomenon of cults on a daily basis. -Moshe Kahlon

You have to start with slavery because those abuses have never been eradicated. You know, people are not living in slums because they voted to. You know, their children are not in jail because they wanted them to. You know, these are the results of a people who have been oppressed and suffer national oppression, you know. -Amiri Baraka

I've spent my life in the police profession, and I'm proud of that. But I am also very cognizant of the profession's limitations, its potential for abuse, and its potential negative impact. -William Bratton

When I'm not shooting, I don't wear much makeup. I just moisturize and maybe put on a berry-colored balm on my lips and cheeks, and then mascara – that's it. My face and hair gets abused every single day, so I try take it easy on off days. -Priyanka Chopra

It's almost negligible sleep and insane amounts of plane rides, but I'm doing it. Your body is screaming out to you to not abuse it so much, but I love what I do in my Hindi films as well as with 'Quantico,' and I want to be able to balance both. -Priyanka Chopra

No system of mass surveillance has existed in any society that we know of to this point that has not been abused. -Edward Snowden

No one can doubt that the sufferings of the sober, virtuous woman, in legal subjection to the mastership of a drunken, immoral husband and father over herself and children, not only from physical abuse, but from spiritual shame and humiliation, must be such as the man himself can not possibly comprehend. -Susan B. Anthony

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

Drug abuse is a very difficult disease. -Gerry Cooney

There will always be waste, fraud, and abuse. That's just life. -Scott Garrett

On the Sandy bill, I did the best I could on waste, fraud and abuse, and then when the final bill comes, you don't say, 'Hell, no' because you didn't get everything you want in there. -Scott Garrett

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

Working across the aisle, I helped pass laws exposing business dealings in Iran, cracking down on Iranian human rights abusers, and applying crippling sanctions to Iran's oil and gas industries. -Ted Deutch

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

I don't respond to authority figures who abuse their authority. -J. K. Simmons

We need legislation that encourages increased competition and tort reform and combats fraud, waste, and abuse. This would drive down health care costs, provide more 'bottom line' for our small businesses and lead to more private sector job growth. -Chris Gibson

Time and time again, the Obama Administration has shown the American people it's willing to abuse the power of the Oval Office. Congress should absolutely not relinquish more power. -Tom Graves

Legend has it that when Franco's troops crushed Catalonia in 1939, relegating it for the next thirty-five years to abuse and neglect, one of his generals was asked what more he could possibly want now that he had Barcelona. -Michael Paterniti

I think 'austerity' is a much abused word. I prefer to call it 'fiscal discipline' or financial, 'financial competency.' -Enda Kenny

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

Nadine Gordimer came over just before she died. She didn't want to talk about books or the arts, but about the abuse of the constitution by the government. -Justin Cartwright

Conceived as a short-term remedy to the occasional ailment of acute labour shortages in key industries, the indentured-labour service had to be dismantled by the Conservatives owing to its inevitably scandalous abuse by disreputable employers. By 2012, there were 338,000 temporary foreign workers in Canada. -Terry Glavin

No officer should be allowed to behave as if they are above the law just because they are responsible for upholding the law. Permitting and protecting even the smallest acts of abuse by a tiny fraction of our officers leads to a culture where extreme acts of abuse are more likely, just like what happened to Laquan McDonald. -Rahm Emanuel

For me, being a part of the ASPCA is a great way to tie in my love for animals and my love for New York City. Whether it's fighting puppy mills or working with the NYPD to prosecute people who abuse animals or breaking up fight rings, it's an incredible part of my city life. -Georgina Bloomberg

Americans resident in China inform us that the ballot box in their country is greatly abused for personal ends, and Chinese admirers of the American Republic have not minutely examined its defects. -Zhang Zhidong

An abused childhood affects the entire life… It affects every facet of the life. -Vanity

Sin is the reason we abuse our authority. -Benjamin Watson

Most of the guys in the NFL would sit here and tell you we don't condone the abuse of a child, any sort of abuse of a woman, breaking rules, failing drug tests, or doing any of those things. We hold ourselves to a very high standard. -Benjamin Watson

I have very close friends who are very devout Catholics, and I talked to them before the 'Da Vinci Code,' and it was very difficult for them, but I talked to them before 'Angels and Demons,' and they said the scandal, abuse of power and violence was part of church history, which you can read about in the Vatican bookstore. -Ron Howard

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

I'm interested in elder justice and what we can do about elder abuse and neglect. -Janet Reno

I would like to use the law of this land to do everything I possibly can to protect America's children from abuse and violence and to give to each of them the opportunity to grow to be strong, healthy and self-sufficient citizens of this country. -Janet Reno

Power is a very peculiar thing. It's like the ego. The ego's only there to keep you above water. Once we realize something good about ourselves, we have a tendency to abuse the gift. -Billy Dee Williams

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

I had a long time admiration for the Jewish people. Especially with their long time of courage, taking so much abuse for so long. I was only seven years old, but I could easily see the ungodly treatment that the white folks were handing the poor Jewish family whom I worked for. -Louis Armstrong

Sometimes it seems as though all parents are certain that their children are victims of abuse by other children. -Sayed Kashua

Somehow it seems that all parents are certain that they themselves were victims of abuse in school and that they will not allow this to happen to their children. Even though children can also be the cruelest group imaginable – especially the cutest of them. -Sayed Kashua

The picture is being promoted as Disney's 'Spirited Away,' although seeing just 10 minutes of this English version of a hugely popular Japanese film will quickly disabuse any discerning viewer of the notion that it is a Disney creation. -Elvis Mitchell

Rush Limbaugh's pathetic abuse of logic, his absurd pomposity, his relentless self-promotion, his ridiculous ego – now those, friends, are appropriate targets for satire. -Molly Ivins

I first heard of General Anders and his army more than 50 years ago. I admired him then, and I admire him still; and I feel a special bond with the men, women and children whom he rescued from hunger, disease, and official abuse. Theirs is a story of endurance and fortitude that gives one faith in the human spirit. -Norman Davies

As a company, the best that we can do is not only penalize but rehabilitate. Speaking for myself, I've always been strong. I don't need that club to put in my bag. This is a choice of the athlete, not the sanctioning body. We do substance abuse testing, impact testing, cardiac testing, so we try to sniff out these problems before they even start. -John Cena

They don't pay me enough to take any racial abuse. If you come up to me and say something racially, I'm going to take your head off. -Bill Goldberg

The local dudes who knew that my dad owned a studio would say, 'Ahh, dude is spoiled,' and this and that. But we didn't abuse it at all. I'd always ask if we could use the studio first, and if our dad didn't want us there he would tell us, and that was that. But I definitely tried to get down there as often as I could. -Dimebag Darrell

The U.S. government places considerable trust in those given access to classified information, and we are committed to prosecuting those who abuse that trust. -Dana Boente

If you feel your rights are being abused by the authorities, and you don't say something, sometimes the cops don't know how far to take it. They have a hard job, but at the same time, I think it's just about educating yourself. -Corey Hawkins

If we're not a good steward of what God gives us, he takes it away. I think that's what happened. I wasn't a good steward of the gift that he gave me in this line of work. I abused it, so he took it away. -Shawn Michaels

Many young people, many children, are being abused, being put down, being bullied because of their sexual orientation. -John Lewis

These statements about torture, about alleged misuse of power and things like that, insulted the Filipinos more than their leader because it was made to appear as if Filipinos would tolerate a leader who would torture his own people, who would utilize his executive prerogatives for abuses. -Ferdinand Marcos

Unfortunately, there is a lot of abuse and negativity online. -Normani Kordei

When you have a young man, I mean, questioning the power in place for love of his country, not to say 'stop' but to say 'be careful about the abuse of technology,' I think it deserves to be promoted. -Jean-Michel Jarre

Unfortunately, some politicians think they are immune from allegations of ethics abuse. -Bob Beckel

People say a lot of hurtful things, but in a way, the abuse that I endured from my husband prepared me for that. The things I had been told and drilled into my head from him were worse than what anybody could say to me. -La'Porsha Renae

If the Devil can only make you think that you are abused or ill treated, and you begin to fret about it, and you give the Devil power over you – in the end, it is as bad as though you had done wrong yourself. -Brigham Young

There was no market for poetry about trauma, abuse, loss, love, and healing through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh immigrant woman. -Rupi Kaur

I strongly believe that the Founding Fathers of our country got it right: power corrupts, and any time you have too much power concentrated in one place, it tends to get abused, so checks and balances are always needed. -Dean Ornish

A paperwork error can get you on the fly list. A name similar to someone else can get you on the fly list, so there's any number of opportunities where mistakes or abuses could probably put somebody in that horrible position of a government agency really clawing back your rights. -Thom Tillis

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

It's man's nature to abuse knowledge and power, be it in the realm of science, government, or Wall Street. Take God out of the picture, and you have real trouble. -Frank Peretti

When countries with the worst possible human rights records sit on the UNHRC, seek to deflect attention from their own egregious human rights abuses and attempt to pass judgment on Israel – a country with a vibrant liberal democracy – the credibility of the UNHRC is further undermined, and the United States must not be silent. -Todd Young

Anyone who faults Romney or Obama or any public figure for demanding quote approval is missing the point. The journalists were no abused weaklings here. They made a bargain for access to these newsworthy figures that they thought was in their favor – they're only complaining because they got caught. -Ryan Holiday

Reddit is like any democratic form of government – unless carefully guarded by its leaders and members, its trusts and privileges can be and often are abused. -Ryan Holiday

We constantly abuse and defend a woman's prerogative to change her mind. -Rachel Shelley

Both parties in Washington waste too much of your money. When I worked there, I helped expose waste and abuse by government contractors. -Jon Ossoff

I've had tragedy in my life, and it doesn't stop comedy, so I think it's important to do both. Particularly in a superhero movie, but in any movie that accesses all people. Nobody wants to be abused for two hours. -Patty Jenkins

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

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

I cling to the hope that with more and more women in the workplace, we can teach younger generations to be respectful and also encourage young women to speak up when they've experienced abuse. -Gretchen Carlson

I get massive invective, massive abuse, via email, phone messages, and Twitter. From people way, way to the right of center – scary, abusive kind of stuff. Really freaks out my assistant and my wife. Hate-filled. -Austan Goolsbee

These are issues we've been grappling with since the Constitution was written: how you hold your government to account for its words and deeds. It's all about power and the abuse of power. -Valerie Plame

I know from personal experience that the abuse of prisoners will produce more bad than good intelligence. -John McCain

The evidence is overwhelming that it should be deemed as such: solitary confinement in the U.S. is arbitrary, abused, and unnecessary in many situations. It is cruel, degrading, and inhumane and is effectively a 'no touch' torture. -Chelsea Manning

The real power of mass data collection lies in the hand-tailored algorithms capable of sifting, sorting, and identifying patterns within the data itself. When enough information is collected over time, governments and corporations can use or abuse those patterns to predict future human behavior. -Chelsea Manning

If any artist abuses his audience as a means to any end, noble or ignoble, he better have a damn good reason for it. -Walter Becker

I've been playing since I was about 7. I never really used a pick very much. I mean, once in a while, if you're in a festive mood, you might draw a little blood, but nothing significant… But my hands aren't abused, really. -Lindsey Buckingham

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

I think, early on, I was very distrustful of authority yet needed a lot of approval from it. I was in that kind of bind. Which is a kind of abuse bind. -Mark Rylance

After Jessica Mitford published 'The American Way of Death' in 1963, to expose the abuses in the funeral industry, a groundswell of support for government intervention followed. Under President Ronald Reagan The Funeral Rule was first enacted to protect consumers from deceptive practices, but the rule has yet to put the nail in the coffin. -Perianne Boring

A lot of people are angry about the democratic abuses that have been committed by the Spanish government. -Carles Puigdemont

My mother's feeling about men in general were always a bit of a mystery to me. She had difficulties in Puerto Rico with the men in her life. Her brothers abused her. It's very easy to be judgmental, but more often than not, there are mitigating circumstances, and children are not usually aware of those. -Rita Moreno

I may not be the biggest guy in the world or strongest guy in the world. I don't have those gifts. But I will take more punishment, and I'm willing to withstand more abuse. -Dean Ambrose

My family and I have such a different dynamic now. We've talked through a lot of our abuse. -Farrah Abraham

The Northwest Passage is Canadian. People can't just abuse it. -Justin Trudeau

Abject poverty, political instability, torture, and other abuses push thousands across our border. There is not a deterrent imaginable that equals the conditions that force their migration. -Greg Boyle

It's the meanest thing to abuse your power as a songwriter. To write pointedly about someone… it's kind of unfair to use them. They can't answer you or have a rebuttal. -Mark Foster

If you abuse the public trust, we're going to find you, and and we're going to prosecute you. -Josh Hawley

I was never physically abused, but when I came out to my parents late in life, when I was 27, they definitely had an intervention. -Dee Rees

There is some group of Americans who are really, really curious to understand how we ended up at this point, where every week it seems like you can turn on your TV and see some sort of abuse being heaped on black people. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

America has no real idea of the extent to which it abuses its authority and power. -Anohni

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

Trauma and sexual abuse are two of our most pressing human and societal problems. They must be studied by unbiased scientific investigation rather than polarized by hysteria and politics. -Peter A. Levine

My life is to travel, and my life is also to speak out about the horrors of an environment that is being abused at the hands of oil companies. -Trudie Styler

I get a lot of mud slung at me, and yes, I do take planes, but I feel that's my life. My life is to travel and also to speak out about the horrors of an environment that is being abused at the hands of an irresponsible oil company. -Trudie Styler

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

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

I grew up in the church, and I went into the production of 'God Loves Uganda' intending to raise awareness of the abuse of religious power in Uganda, and after 30 public appearances, I have learned a lot about how people receive this sort of message. -Roger Ross Williams

There are a lot of bad people in football, and players can be afraid to go to stadiums and get abused. -Antoine Griezmann

As a band, we just don't tolerate any kind of abuse or intolerance of any kind of LGBT people by any kind of government. -Mike McCready

Say no to circuses that exploit and abuse animals. -Ally Brooke

It drove me crazy, Scotland. It was cold. It was abuse. It was snowing and everything. I was so cold that one day I faked an injury to go to the locker room. -Riyad Mahrez

Every time there is a terrorist incident involving evil fanatics who abuse the name of Islam, ordinary, law-abiding Muslims pay a heavy price. -Sadiq Khan

Being subjected to Islamophobic abuse makes integration less likely and amplifies the views of the extremists rather than the mainstream. It's divisive and dangerous and puts British lives at risk. -Sadiq Khan

Only Labour is in a position to protect individual rights against abuses by the state. -Sadiq Khan

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

What can I do to create a healthy work environment? Because we have all been groomed to the normalization of violence and the normalization of abuse. And we refuse to live in that society. -Jessica Chastain

Only a woman can tell you what it's like to be a woman in a society where men are in charge. When you have one demographic that controls the livelihood of minorities, then you're always going to have abuses of power. So this goes way beyond Hollywood. -Jessica Chastain

There was no such thing as child abuse. Parents owned their children. They could do whatever they wanted. -Ellen Burstyn

Without the U.S. leading the way in trade negotiations, we likely will see irreversible damage to our environment and widespread abuse of labor and human rights, all while we lose out on the opportunity to expand our economy and create jobs. -Mike Quigley

If the U.S. fails to set the rules for global trade, then other countries with records of environmental and labor abuses, like China, will step in to fill the void. -Mike Quigley

One of the epidemics in our industry is the abuse of power. -Nancy Dubuc

We need to get rid of bullying. We need to get rid of abuse. We need to get rid of harassment. We need to get rid of the casting couch. Instead, we need to build the bench. -Nancy Dubuc

Much of the blame for the Great Recession lies with abuses in the housing market – namely the creation of risky and unsustainable home loans that were packaged and sold as quality investments around the globe. -Lisa Madigan

It's their belief, their own will, that holds people in Scientology, even oftentimes when they have been abused. -Lawrence Wright

I think when you provide something absolutely free, the potential of abuse exists. Getting an education without skin in the game is not good. -Bill Foster

Attica. The name itself has long signified resistance to prison abuse and state violence. -James Forman, Jr.

I don't want The Flash to become a vigilante. I don't want him to abuse the power. -John Wesley Shipp

I wish that positions of power dependent on education were as open to abused children, poor children, working-class children as they are to the children of the rich and successful. I really wish that were true. -Naomi Alderman

Dominant companies can't abuse their position to create advantage in related markets. -Margrethe Vestager

You can be big, and you can be successful, but you cannot abuse your power to stop others from challenging you from being the next big thing in five or ten years. -Margrethe Vestager

If I'm walking down the street, and if a person abuses me, the dignified thing to do is to keep walking, but if that person starts throwing stones into my home and affects the well-being of me and my family, then that silence is no longer strength; that silence becomes weakness. -Hrithik Roshan

I think that many people are the victims of abuse every single day and can't stand up for themselves. People need to be able to understand that we need to stand united and that abuse should not be happening anymore. -Tonya Harding

In our fibre-optic world of tweets and tablets, we are more conscious of the world around us. The technicolour violence and humanitarian abuses of today are just a flick of a switch away. In our homes, on the train, in our coffee shops, we see it, we feel it, we know about it. All of us. All of the time. Human suffering is visible, constantly. -Peter Maurer

The abuse of civilians and combatants has existed since the dawn of time. -Peter Maurer

Tax abuse is a scourge on our global community, but especially for Africa. -Winnie Byanyima

Within the media, the way that women are portrayed – especially young women – sometimes there is a lot of sexual objectification and, I would say, 'lad culture.' These are all things that connect with domestic abuse. -Georgina Campbell

When corporations refuse to practice due diligence by not establishing grievance mechanisms for remedy of abuses against the hidden 94% of their workforce in their global supply chains, they perpetuate a depraved model of profit-making that has driven inequality to a level now seen as a global risk in itself. -Sharan Burrow

Wealth is being generated off the back of oppression and abuse. -Sharan Burrow

What Qatar chose is a system where a worker is owned by his employer. When your employer forces you to live in squalor, makes you work longest hours in extreme heat, doesn't allow you to change jobs, doesn't pay your wages on time, abuses you physically and psychologically, you have no way out, you can't leave. You are trapped. -Sharan Burrow

Crime takes place in every country. But it becomes abuse when the state is unwilling and unable to protect the life and honour of its citizens. -Asma Jahangir

'Redneck' has been terribly abused as a term. Where I come from, a redneck was a farmer who worked the fields all day and got his neck sunburned. People made fun of them. -Lewis Grizzard

It's hunger. It's homelessness, often. It's underfunded, under-resourced schools. It's abuse beyond the chilling. It's having overwhelmed parents and caregivers. Those are the things that young people are struggling with beyond our view. -Susan L. Taylor

We tend to think of racism as this interpersonal verbal or physical abuse, when in truth, that is only one way that racism manifests itself. The reality of contemporary racism is that it while it is ubiquitous, it is often invisible, subsequently making it more difficult to name and identify. -Clint Smith

Britain has been responsible for the undermining of democracy, turning a blind eye to abuses by its allies, using extraordinary rendition to get around the rule of law, passing over the denial of individual liberties to dissidents, and the evasion of the dismal situation for religious minorities. -Deeyah Khan

I have watched the spread of violent extremism and jihadism across Europe and the U.K. with dismay, particularly given my history of experiencing threats, abuse, and harassment by Muslim fanatics. -Deeyah Khan

I know some women's rights activists have seen so much abuse that they can't stand men, but I have a sense of empathy with the men. Without excusing the abuse they are capable of, many of them are trapped within these communities and bound by expectations they didn't necessarily ask for. -Deeyah Khan

When they invented the Steadicam, every movie had to have a fight in a stairwell. Whenever there's a new thing, it's abused until artists realize what a Steadicam as a tool can be. And now I defy people to be able to see Steadicam shots, because we know how to do them and make them invisible. -Robert Zemeckis

Teasing is often healthy and fun, not to mention an important part of interpersonal and individual development. But when it's abused, 'just kidding' contains a disturbing logic: If I didn't mean it, it didn't happen. -Rachel Simmons

Long before I ever got incarcerated, I should've been able to access services that help me deal with the grief and the loss of my son, that help me deal with the trauma, the abuse that I experienced as a child. -Susan Burton

In a world where families are drowning on beaches to escape war, leaving the church because of sexual abuse, or denied access because of sexual orientation, the utopia that Pope Francis desires may be impossible for the church to attain. -Anthea Butler

If there is anything that has broken the church's relationship with families, it is the global sexual abuse scandal. -Anthea Butler

Judge Aquilina did what Michigan State University officials, USA Gymnastics, and the Karoyli ranch officials did not: Immediately believed the women who had been abused, validated their lives, and ended their perpetrator's access to them and other victims. -Anthea Butler

In many cases, in order to protect organizations, administrators often move abusers around, discount victim statements, stonewall victims in administrative processes, and/or offer legal settlements with non-disclosure agreements to victims with the express intent of protecting the institution and ridding themselves of the victim. -Anthea Butler

Suddenly, stories of abuse and harassment are being believed; abusers and harassers are being toppled. Yet, at the same time, one of the top movies in the country right now is 'Daddy's Home 2,' which has a biggish, comedic part for Mel Gibson. He's the man whose anti-Semitism and racist rants became part of the cultural lore. -Wesley Morris

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act indemnifies Internet Service Providers (ISP) such as Harvard from copyright abuses committed over their computer networks. -Parker Conrad

Studies do show that in hierarchical structures, you do get more harassment. There's more power concentrated at the top, which means there's more abuse of power concentrated at the top. And every TV show is very much a hierarchy. -Nell Scovell

When I started writing 'Batman,' I lobbied heavily to get rid of Robin – or at least not use him in the stories I wrote. Fighting crime with a teenager dressed in primary colors while you're sporting a gray-and-black outfit always struck me as child endangerment, if not abuse. -Jim Starlin

As a society, we must not allow human rights abuses to go unnoticed and undocumented; it is a vital mission to fight ignorance of these tragic events. -Andy Dunn

So many people have been abused. It's not rare; it's a very common human experience, and we survive. -India Arie

If you're getting abandonment, if you're getting abuse as a child, if you're getting uncertainty when you're a child, unfortunately you tend to look for that in your life later on, and you think that's love. -Sebastian Stan

Have I ever abused a woman? Never. -Columbus Short

The fantastic thing about 'Jasper Jones' is that although it's set in 1969, the themes are still so topical. We're still struggling with racism and sexism and domestic violence and abuse. -Angourie Rice

I hope we can form a community where a woman can speak up about abuse and not suffer another abuse by not being believed and instead being ridiculed. -Lupita Nyong'o

Working on domestic violence cases was an eye-opening experience that made me passionate to do everything possible to support and protect victims and prosecute abusers. -Conner Eldridge

I believe that every leader has a right to implement his own policy. But when I see things that are done that are not right – abuse of power, wrong approaches, wrong strategies, making use of foreign consultants, including those discarded by other countries – I feel that I have to have my say. -Mahathir Mohamad

For young people in the U.K. who find themselves without anywhere to live – perhaps they have left the family home after a relationship breakdown, or to escape abuse, or have left care – it is far too easy to become trapped in a chain of misfortune, with little help from the state. -Katharine Viner

Online abuse has been a problem since the earliest days of the web. -Katharine Viner

Having diverse leadership means there are more voices in the room, and there are more different points of entry for people who are being bullied or abused at work. There are more points of entry for them to complain to. -Joanna Coles

The pop industry is so well-practised at channelling young people's creative energy that I think it gets abused. -Johnny Flynn

I'd love to challenge myself and play characters that overcome experiences like homelessness or abuse, because social justice is really important to me. -Madelaine Petsch

Books about technology start-ups have a pattern. First, there's the grand vision of the founders, then the heroic journey of producing new worlds from all-night coding and caffeine abuse, and finally, the grand finale: immense wealth and secular sainthood. Let's call it the Jobs Narrative. -Kate Crawford

We rarely know what motivates somebody in their work, and it's usually a particular moment in their life. For me, that moment is my brother's incarceration and the ways in which this country has decided to neglect, abuse, and sometimes torture people with severe mental illness, especially if they're black. -Patrisse Cullors

Trump wants to take us back to a time when people like him could abuse others with little to no consequence, when people like him could exploit the labor of others to build vast amounts of wealth, when people like him could create public policy that specifically benefited them while suppressing the rights and social mobility of others. -DeRay Mckesson

There were not that many people who were willing to come out and stand up for Muslims or stand up against the abuses of the Bush administration. That was post-9/11, so I think there was a lot of fear at the time about exactly what that meant – were they unpatriotic if they stood up? -Pramila Jayapal

My dad has spent 20 years of his life working in child protection and writing policy for organisations across Australia in order to recognise and safeguard against abuse. -Luke Hemsworth

Unfortunately, Lifeline, known in some circles as the 'Obamaphone' program, is plagued by waste, fraud, and abuse. -Ajit Pai

Homophobia, racism, and sexism are all rooted in the same oppression that causes a group of people to internalize the oppression they've experienced and then continue the cycle of abuse. Simply put, hurt people hurt people. -Karamo Brown

We have to tighten our gun laws and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, the mentally ill, and domestic abusers. -Richard Cordray

Gandhi said it; Frederick Douglass said it. A lot of people have probably said 'It's not Christ that I have a problem with, it's his people.' And that was my struggle: it's God's people. I felt disenfranchisement. I felt so much abuse from organized religion because I'm walking in a direction that a lot of them couldn't fathom and can't understand. -Lecrae

U.S. leadership has been rooted not just in our own belief in American exceptionalism but in the faith of others around the world. By so wantonly discarding that principle, the Trump Administration has done incredible harm to the families they have separated through the state-sponsored child abuse that has been carried out in our name. -Ben Rhodes

I think if you're going to abuse someone, you really have to convince them of two things. First, you have to normalise what you're doing, convince them that it's not that bad. And the second thing is to convince them that they deserve it in some way. -Tara Westover

I have a theory that all abuse, no matter what kind of abuse it is, is foremost an assault on the mind. -Tara Westover

When you abuse someone, you limit their perspective, and you trap them in your view of them or your view of the world. -Tara Westover

The truth is, if we abuse ourselves with too much work and too little play, our body is eventually going to fight back, and the results can be terrible. -Rachel Hollis

I have long been puzzled by the entrenched mentality, and often enforced practice, of longer work hours and less sleep. Innumerable policies exist within the workplace regarding smoking, substance abuse, ethical behaviour, and injury and disease prevention. -Matthew Walker

Many non-believers who have entered substance abuse programs have found themselves at odds with the religious overtones prevalent in the recovery industry. -Andrew Shaffer

The allegations against Harvey Weinstein are clearly deplorable. No matter how many great films he's bullied into production, or his guilt-induced contributions to left-minded ideals, this kind of intimidation and abuse of power is perverse and utterly unforgivable. Period. -Kurt Sutter

You don't need to go far to see the hatred and abuse that happens online. Even using social media is anti-social because people are always on their phones. -Ronny Chieng

A relationship can be deeply damaging without anyone leaving marks on you. So many people – especially young women – end up trying to maintain those emotionally abusive relationships because we don't think it's that bad and that we are really some of the lucky ones because we haven't experienced 'real' abuse. -Lauren Mayberry

Growing up in bars might sound like child abuse. And if it does, then you're what my mom would call 'Protestants.' -Rory O'Malley

I don't think there is anybody, including Jeff Hardy, who puts their body through as much abuse as A. J. Styles. -Diamond Dallas Page

I've never had a problem with Jesus. In fact, I'm pretty sure he's just the kind of guy you'd always want to have around. But I have had a big problem with his agents, publicists, and managers. They've abused his message for power and converted moldable, excited people into bullied believers and followers. -Tara Stiles

Since he took power over half a century ago, Fidel Castro proved to be a brutal dictator who must always be remembered by his gross abuses of human rights, systemic exploitation of Cubans, unrelenting repression, and stifling censorship upon his own people. -Bob Menendez

I will not ascribe to the 'Blame America' club for vicious abuses of human rights, systemic exploitation of Cuban labor, unrelenting repression, and stifling censorship. -Bob Menendez

Sexual harrassment and abuse is intolerable. -David Longstreth

The black community has always complained about abuse from cops. It's nothing new. But now, more people are seeing visual examples of what they've been complaining about. That's one thing that has changed over time. -Ron Stallworth

Is discipline (both mental and physical) in place of coddling truly child abuse? I don't know, but it sure as hell is effective. -Steven Crowder

People who exploit their power and abuse others need to be revealed. -Radhika Apte

With what I've gone through, I think it's really important to become a voice for abuse victims who have no voice. I want to be able to make a difference. -Ariel Winter

I used to sleep on floors and face racial abuse. -The Great Khali

There's a lot of talk about people being abused on Twitter, women being savagely insulted and degraded. I think, 'Why get into that in the first place?' If I jump into a garbage bin, I can't complain that I've got rubbish all over me. -Steven Berkoff

Some of my friends in this business have received awful online abuse, but I've so far pretty much avoided it – and I've largely avoided meeting hideous people in the street. Most people tend to be charming. -Greg Davies

You get a lot of stick in this job, and I don't mean political opposition that is part of your job but real abuse. And unfortunately, if you are from an ethnic minority, that may include racial or religious abuse. -Sajid Javid

People shouting abuse has happened for a very long time, and I find it kind of amusing and irrelevant. -Tony Wilson

If you're different in any way at school,then you're going to get a bit of abuse. You learn to deal with it in a way where people don't come back at you again. -Peter Crouch

If you want to own the power of God at your waist belt, you should have a background check. If you are a domestic violence abuser, convicted, you should not have a gun where you could snuff out the lives of your loved ones. -Andrew Gillum

I definitely hope women know that abuse/harassment/blackmail on social media is also a crime, and the police definitely help. -Chinmayi

The thing about abuse is it's just a cycle of hatred. The person who is gonna abuse you has been abused, and he continues that same cycle of hatred. -Denzel Curry

By definition, to work with me, you need thicker skin and must be OK with a certain amount of verbal abuse! -Dan Pena

Criticism of the Middle East should not be directed only at Saudi Arabia. Human rights abuses are happening throughout the Arab world. -Jamal Khashoggi

It is good that the Canadians are raising the flag among Western countries to raise the issue of human rights abuse throughout the Middle East. -Jamal Khashoggi

More attention should be given to the Arab world and the human rights abuse that is taking place every day in many countries in the Arab world. -Jamal Khashoggi

Fans give me abuse all the time. Nearly every team does that. If I wasn't a good player, you wouldn't feel like you need to boo me the whole game. So do that if it makes you feel better, but it does spur me on. It's like, 'You expect something from me; that's why you're doing this,' so I don't mind it. They can boo me all day long, really. -Wilfried Zaha

Places like Wrexham and Southport, when there are not that many people there, were tough. You are a young lad, and you're having abuse hurled at you. -Jordan Pickford

When I was a kid, it was very common to go places and get racially abused, starting from age six all the way up until you got into the first team. -Vincent Kompany

If our Hindu culture forbids beef meat, does the same culture give you the right to abuse me and my family just because I have an opinion that you don't agree with? -Rishi Kapoor

If a woman comes out saying she has been abused or assaulted, we should not start finding flaws in her character or try to dig up her past for murky details. -Huma Qureshi

It doesn't matter if you are a man or woman; you need to stand up for yourself. If you have been abused, you deserve justice. -Urvashi Rautela

If crowds give you abuse, there's no point standing there and giving it them back; you just move on. -Joe Hart

My duty is to call for free elections because there is an abuse of power, and we live in a dictatorship. -Juan Guaido

Despite egregious human rights abuses, military dictatorship in Greece, and Russian atrocities in Chechnya, no state has ever been voted out of the Council of Europe. -Dominic Raab

Far from protecting children, the abuse of Article 8 risks making them pawns – subject to coercion or worse – as part of a criminal's desperate struggle to stay in Britain. -Dominic Raab

Trump's pardon of Arpaio may not get as much attention as Russian influence or Trump's apparent obstruction of justice in the Mueller investigation. But to me, as a woman of color, it is a clear abuse of power for the U.S. president to pardon a sheriff who targeted people for arrest because of their ethnicity. -Rashida Tlaib

If you're gay, that doesn't mean I want to discriminate against you, belittle or bully you, abuse or offend you. Not at all. I don't want to go back to the dark days of criminalisation and the imprisonment of gay men and women; of Section 28 and legalised discrimination. -Mehdi Hasan

Every morning, I take a deep breath and then go online to discover what new insult or smear has been thrown in my direction. Whether it's tweets, blogposts or comment threads, the abuse is as relentless as it is vicious. -Mehdi Hasan

You can still get results without abuse. -Katelyn Ohashi

I was 11 years old and was racially abused on the pitch. It was obviously disappointing to hear it at such a young age. -Ashley Young

The abuse on Twitter has become so commonplace and accepted that people have literally made careers out of it. -Ana Kasparian

It's scary how effective movies can be. It's a very powerful medium that I think is sometimes abused. -Evan Peters

I've been sued, harassed, abused, but I've held my own. -Nadya Suleman

If you can't take the heat, don't be on that street… I get abused every day, and I don't cry on anybody's shoulder. I don't play the victim card. I get abused, threatened – not only on Twitter but off it, also. -Smriti Irani

I feel very strongly about my country and stronger still about people who abuse my country. -Smriti Irani

Encryption plays a fundamental role in protecting us all online. It is key to growing the digital economy and delivering public services online. But, like many powerful technologies, encrypted services are used and abused by a small minority of people. -Amber Rudd

For my part, let me be clear: protecting those in society most at risk of harm, those crushed at the bottom of the heap, those who have been abused by the very people who should have looked after them, is, as home secretary, my job, but I also see it is as my moral duty. -Amber Rudd

Stalking can have devastating consequences, and I am determined that we do all we can to protect victims from these prolonged and terrifying campaigns of abuse that can last years, leaving many people too afraid to leave their homes and unable to get on with their lives. -Amber Rudd

You can get racially abused 10 times before you even reach the football stadium. If you've been confronted every day with something like that, it's hard. This is not about people playing the 'race card.' This is a reality that people like to sweep under the carpet. -Edgar Davids

People think racist abuse stops on the football pitch, but that's just the beginning. When you go home, you are still confronted with it. Football is just a magnifying glass of the real world. -Edgar Davids

I have been racially abused by fans and players, but sometimes it's just a way to get under your skin. -Edgar Davids

When someone makes a racist remark, that doesn't make him a racist, but you have to say, 'This the line. You've crossed it, and you have to apologize' – not only to the person who has been hurt but also the people who live with that racial abuse almost all their lives. I think that's unacceptable if you don't. -Edgar Davids

There is only so much abuse a man can take until he reaches breaking point. -Emmanuel Adebayor

Like any extraordinary power, surveillance provides temptations for abuse, such as tracking political opponents and journalists. -Ari Melber

When a government forcibly holds enough people indefinitely without trial, it evokes the kinds of raids, detention, and abuses of power associated with authoritarian states – or darker periods in American history. -Ari Melber

As every newspaper reader, liberal activist, or parliamentary junkie knows, the overarching barrier to most of Obama's agenda is the abuse of the filibuster in the Senate. In fact, several of Obama's second term priorities are not ideas in search of a majority – they are majorities in search of an up-or-down vote. -Ari Melber

Women are hypocrites. Women are opportunists. Women are liars. They are abusers and bullies and manipulators. They are capable of cruelty, callousness, and evil. Just like men. -Bari Weiss

The world is a horrible place, but no one worries because we have all been pacified by anodyne television in which incorruptible cops solve crimes, crusading lawyers keep the innocent out of prison, and streetwise social workers rescue children from abuse. -Jed Mercurio

Trump abuses every privilege in the same way. It's kind of like King George. Take a legal concept and then stretch it beyond all recognition, and that's what you have Trump doing. -Neal Katyal

If you have any kind of sex appeal, people are quick to accuse, abuse, lie, assume, and make up rumors. And that's not just in entertainment – that's in life. Period. -Mya

It's easy to hurl abuse at those awards ceremonies like the Oscars and all that, which we tend to do. We tend to vent our anger at things which we feel are unjust or undeserving. But when you're the recipient, it makes it a lot different. -Jeff Beck

I don't abuse my body – I don't drink much alcohol, don't smoke and never have – but that's the same of many people. I don't think I've ever stopped ageing myself. -Morten Harket

I have been very successful in handling people who hurl abuse simply by being patient. Ignoring them is the best policy because afterwards, it's the fans that criticise these so-called celebrities for their bad conduct. -Atif Aslam

Many people in this world are not raised to understand the concept of consent, in all walks of life, and it's important that abusers of consent not be treated as victims when they are rightfully exposed. -Emma Gonzalez

No matter how much poverty you grow up with, you shouldn't be subjected to violence and abuse. -Jimmy Barnes

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