Abuse Quotes

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

For better or worse, editing is what editors are for; and editing is selection and choice of material. That editors newspaper or broadcast can and do abuse this power is beyond doubt, but that is no reason to deny the discretion Congress provided.

Warren E. Burger

An argument derived from the abuse of a thing does not hold good against its use

Unknown

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.

Edgar Watson Howe

Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.

Voltaire

Nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves.

Don Miguel Ruiz

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

James Madison

Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.

Edgar Watson

The abuse of a thing is no argument against the use of it.

Jeremy Collier

I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.

Tatum O'Neal

Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.

Aishwarya Rai

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

Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.

Samuel Griswold Goodrich

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

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I pretty much use sketchbooks to note down great ideas of somebody else's I've just had. A good sketchbook means you don't actually need to bother with having a memory yourself. You can get away with a fair bit of substance abuse if you always carry a notepad and a sharp pencil around with you.

Banksy

No one can deny that much of our modern advertising is essentially dishonest; and it can be maintained that to lie freely and all the time for private profit is not to abuse the right of free speech, whether it is a violation of the law or not. But again the practical question is, how much lying for private profit is to be permitted by law?

Carl Becker

The world is full of double beds And most delightful maidenheads, Which being so, theres no excuse For sodomy or self-abuse.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

There is a natural right that says that when the state asks you for a third of what you earned through back-breaking work, this seems to you a reasonable demand and you give in. If the state asks you for more, or much more, then it is a clear abuse against you and then you try to find evasive ways to make you feel coherent to your intimate sense of morality and it doesn't make you feel ethically guilty.

Silvio Berlusconi

I marveled repeatedly at the providence of God, who had put these naturally impious people in a place where they could not corrupt his beloved ones and had punished them for their pride by leaving them to their own devices. That is why I don't doubt He has put off having the Gospel preached to them: He knows they would abuse it, and their resistance to it would only earn them a harsher punishment in the other world.

Cyrano Hercule Savinien de Bergerac

Had Mother Nature been a real parent, she would have been in jail for child abuse and murder.

Nick Bostrom

The Jews have practiced usury since the time of Moses, and oppressed the other peoples. Meanwhile, the Christians were only rarely usurers, falling into disgrace when they did so. We ought to ban the Jews from commerce because they abuse it... The evils of the Jews do not stem from individuals but from the fundamental nature of this people.

Napoleon Bonaparte
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