Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like a shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.
If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relation to do the business.
I do not waste my time in answering abuse; I thrive under it like a field that benefits from manure.
People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
The abuse of a thing is no argument against the use of it.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
Whipping and abuse are like laudanum; you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
It is better a man should be abused than forgotten.
The man who first abused his fellows with swear-words instead of bashing their brains out with a club should be counted among those who laid the foundations of civilization.
Nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves.
We like so much to hear people talk of us and of our motives, that we are charmed even when they abuse us.
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.
It is the wit and policy of sin to hate those we have abused.
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.
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