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    Let's talk about the other story: the women raped and killed. I don't believe it. Certainly there was no lack of excesses, but General Tikka Khan says that in those months he often invited the population to report abuses to him directly.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: women  believe  abuse 
     
    It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.
    — Zell Miller
    tags: freedom  abuse 
     
    I don't belive Oprah's sexual abuse stories, I mean who would take a black girl when there are plenty of white?
    — Zach Braff
    tags: abuse  girls  sexual  stories  black 
     
    Even if you are a liberal in the Muslim world, when you see Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, and you see all the other reports of abuses by American forces, it's very hard to get up and say, "We should simulate the American ways," because this is the face of America now in the Muslim world, for many Muslims.
    — Yaroslav Trofimov
    tags: world  abuse  america  american 
     
    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12.
    — Xavier Becerra
    tags: age  abuse  alcohol  drugs 
     
    What a state of society is this in which freethinker is a term of abuse, and in which doubt is regarded as sin?
    — William Winwood Reade
    tags: society  abuse  doubt 
     
    A man of remarkable genius may afford to pass by a piece of wit, if it happen to border on abuse. A little genius is obliged to catch at every witticism indiscriminately.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: men  abuse  genius 
     
    We hold that the greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong, that in the exercise thereof people have an inviolable right to express their unbridled thoughts on all topics and personalities, being liable only for the abuse of that right.
    — William Randolph Hearst
    The framers of the constitution knew human nature as well as we do. They too had lived in dangerous days; they too knew the suffocating influence of orthodoxy and standardized thought. They weighed the compulsions for restrained speech and thought against the abuses of liberty. They chose liberty.
    — William O. Douglas
    In speaking powerfully and eloquently for mercy and reconciliation to people divided by old hatreds and persecuted by abuse of power, the Holy Father was a beacon of light not just for Catholics, but for all people.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: people  power  abuse  hatred  mercy  holy  father 
     
    We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: law  abuse  wrong  year 
     
    Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse.
    — William Gilbert
    tags: fashion  humor  abuse  drugs 
     
    Those who suffer from the abuse of drugs have themselves to blame for it. This does not mean that society is absolved from active concern for their plight. It does mean that their plight is subordinate to the plight of those citizens who do not experiment with drugs but whose life, liberty, and property are substantially affected by the illegalization of the drugs sought after by the minority.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Fashion, leader of a chatt'ring train,Whom man for his own hurt permits to reignWho shifts and changes all things but his shape,And would degrade her vot'ry to an ape,The fruitful parent of abuse and wrong,Holds a usurp'd dominion o'er his tongue,There sits and prompts him with his own disgrace,Prescribes the theme, the tone, and the grimace,And when accomplish'd in her wayward school,Calls gentleman whom she has made a fool.
    — William Cowper
    tags: fashion  men  hurt  abuse  leader  parent  fools 
     
    Everybody kind of has to learn the same lessons. You've got to learn how to get over your first love. You've got to learn how to forgive people that emotionally abuse you. You've got to learn how to let go in a lot of ways.
    — Weyes Blood
    tags: people  lessons  abuse  learn 
     
    Political correctness will die as it lived - kicking and screaming ad hominem abuse as a substitute for arguments.
    — Wendy McElroy
    We don't know how to use energy or what to use it for. And we cannot restrain ourselves. Our time is characterized as much by the abuse and waste of human energy as it is by the abuse and waste of fossil fuel energy.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: time  human  abuse  energy 
     
    But in fact as knowledge expands globally it is being lost locally. This is the paramount truth of the modern history of rural places everywhere in the world. And it is the gravest problem of land use: Modern humans typically are using places whose nature they have never known and whose history they have forgotten; thus ignorant, they almost necessarily abuse what they use.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: truth  nature  world  abuse  problem  lost  facts 
     
    It was a country . . . that he and his people had known how to use and abuse, but not how to preserve.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: people  abuse 
     
    Animal abuse is still widespread and we have so much work ahead.
    — Wayne Pacelle
    tags: animals  work  abuse 
     
    While you were four, you didn't know anything other than being terrified and scared; you're not four any longer. Now [as an adult] you have to make a choice and recognize that even the abuse that came into your life offers you an opportunity to transcend it, to become a better person and even more significantly, to help someone else not go through what you did.
    — Wayne Dyer
    Female genital mutilation targets little girls, baby girls - fragile angels who are helpless, who cannot fight back. It's a crime against a child, a crime against humanity. It's abuse. It's absolutely criminal and we have to stop it.
    — Waris Dirie
    Fortune may raise up or abuse the ordinary mortal, but the sage and the soldier should have minds beyond her control.
    — Walter Scott
    tags: sage  control  abuse  mind 
     
    Bad language or abuse, I never, never use, Whatever the emergency; Though 'Bother it' I may Occasionally say, I never use a big, big D : What, never? : No, never! : What never? : Well, hardly ever! : Hardly ever swears a big, big D Then give three cheers, and one cheer more, For the well-bred Captain of the Pinafore!
    — Walter Raleigh
    tags: language  abuse  bad 
     
    ....to abuse the intellect for reasons of pride, vanity, or escape from responsibility, is the fruit of that same tree.
    — Walter M. Miller, Jr.
    The freedom of individuals from compulsion or coercion never was, and is not now, the normal state of human affairs. The normal state for the ordinary person is tyranny, arbitrary control and abuse mainly by their own government.
    — Walter E. Williams
    After many unhappy experiments in the direction of an ideal Republic, it was found that what may be described as a Despotism tempered by Dynamite provides, on the whole, the most satisfactory description of ruler - an autocrat who dares not abuse his autocratic power.
    — W. S. Gilbert
    tags: power  abuse 
     
    Make no laws whatever concerning speech, and speech will be free; so soon as you make a declaration on paper that speech shall be free, you will have a hundred lawyers proving that "freedom does not mean abuse, nor liberty license," and they will define freedom out of existence.
    — Voltairine de Cleyre
    It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to explain.
    — Vladimir Lenin
    tags: abuse 
     
    The Internet reflects the societies in which we live, and so the content on the Net and some of the abuses that you see on the Net are reflections of that.
    — Vinton Cerf
    I am the only wretch who keeps on heaping new iniquities and abominations on myself. O Monsieur, how merciful God is to put up with me with so much patience and forbearance, and how weak and miserable I am to abuse his mercies so greatly!
    — Vincent de Paul
    tags: patience  abuse  mercy  god 
     
    Where there is flagrant abuse of corporate entities we must and will seek to tackle it.
    — Vince Cable
    tags: abuse 
     
    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
    I had this radical idea that the police should obey the law. My view was that any human system without adequate checks and balances will tend towards corruption and abuse. That's why you have meat inspectors. Not because you hate butchers, but because of an understanding of human nature.
    — Van Jones
    Meekness is marked by silence in the face of abuse and infamy, by submission to God's way, which is higher than our way as heaven is higher than the earth, by submissiveness to others for their welfare. It is the source of inexpressible joy and contentment.
    — V. Raymond Edman
    We call for the end of bigotry as we know it. The end of racism as we know it. The end of child abuse in the family as we know it. The end of sexism as we know it. The end of homophobia as we know it. We stand for freedom as we have yet to know it. And we will not be denied.
    — Urvashi Vaid
    Change depends on people knowing the truth. Change depends on people speaking that truth out loud. That's what movements do. Movements educate people to the truth. They pass along information and ideas that many others do not know, and they cause them to ask questions, to challenge their own long-held beliefs. ... Movements are the way ordinary people get more freedom and justice. Movements are how we keep a check on power and those who abuse it.
    — Unita Blackwell
    ...I never heard him abuse an enemy. Some of the cruel things said about President Lincoln, particularly in the North, used to pierce him to the heart; but never in my presence did he evince a revengeful disposition.
    — Ulysses S. Grant
    tags: enemies  abuse  enemy 
     
    I was shocked to find out that 1 in 4 women are affected by domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. So many women never tell anyone that they are being abused by their partner. I have joined the 'Real Man' Women's Aid campaign to show that real men don't abuse women and that a real man will always stand up against domestic violence.
    — Ugo Monye
    tags: men  women  violence  abuse  real 
     
    I'm a child who was abused. I know the difference. I clearly know the difference. The whipping for correction and then their child abuse.
    — Tyler Perry
    tags: children  abuse  child 
     
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