abuse Quotes

"...arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and as a matter of law, unsupportable."
tags: law abuse
— Luther L. Bohanon
Physical aggression by a man toward his partner is abuse, even if it happens only once.
tags: men abuse
— Lundy Bancroft
Abuse and respect are diametric opposites: You do not respect someone whom you abuse, and you do not abuse someone whom you respect.
tags: respect abuse
— Lundy Bancroft
The sense of ownership is one reason why abuse tends to get worse as relationships get more serious. The more history and commitment that develop in the couple, the more the abuser comes to think of his partner as a prized object. Possessiveness is at the core of the abuser's mindset, the spring from which all the other streams spout; on some level he feels that he owns you and therefore has the right to treat you as he sees fit.
tags: mindset abuse right commitment relationship
— Lundy Bancroft
Abuse counselors say of the abusive client: "When he looks at himself in the morning and sees his dirty face, he sets about washing the mirror.
tags: abuse
— Lundy Bancroft
The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious. In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the man's emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest harm.
tags: women violence abuse mental facts emotional cruelty
— Lundy Bancroft
Abusers thrive on creating confusion, including confusion about the abuse itself.
tags: abuse confusion
— Lundy Bancroft
I think no matter what, science can provide a force for good, fundamentally. Over time, like all things, it's open to abuse.
tags: time abuse
— Luke Scott
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.
tags: children violence abuse community fight child healthy renew america
— Lucille Roybal-Allard
There were stories coming out of Thailand that slave labor was being used to catch and process the seafood we eat. They were nearly all from Miramar. Because of reports of widespread labor abuses, several countries are now considering a ban on imports of Thai seafood.
tags: abuse process stories
— Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
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.
tags: integrity honesty abuse value government majority
— 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.
tags: power ethics abuse process majority
— Louise Slaughter
Abuse directed at women is always sexual or violent.
tags: women abuse sexual violent
— Louise Mensch
In prosperity, give thanks to God with humility and fear lest by pride you abuse God's benefits and so offend him.
tags: fear humility abuse god pride
— Louis IX of France
Some people think it's demeaning to victims if you ever say anything out-loud about sexual abuse of children. I don't know if that's true.
tags: children people abuse true child sexual victim
— Louis C. K.
Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty.
tags: abuse liberty
— Lord Hailsham
Indeed, my conclusion from a lifetime of psychohistorical study of childhood and society is that the history of humanity is founded upon the abuse of children. Just as family therapists today find that child abuse often functions to hold families together as a way of solving their emotional problems, so, too, the routine assault of children has been society's most effective way of maintaining its collective emotional homeostasis.
tags: children humanity society abuse problem child emotional childhood
— Lloyd deMause
My stories are of gas chambers, shootings, electrified fences, torture, scorching sun, mental abuse, and constant threat of death. But they are also stories of faith, hope, triumph, and love. They are stories of perseverance, loyalty, courage in the face of overwhelming odds, and of never giving up!
tags: death perseverance abuse mental giving loyalty faith stories courage hope
— Livia Bitton-Jackson
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.
tags: encourage abuse
— Linus Torvalds
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.
tags: abuse drugs consequence fail
— Lindsay Lohan
Exploitation is an abuse of power, an act of domination driven by basic insecurity. I think all hierarchies create opportunities for that. Donald Trump is an extreme illustration of an otherwise normal tendency. Institutions are supposed to have safeguards to prevent or mitigate the tendency. Instead they often become vehicles for abuse.
tags: power abuse opportunities extreme
— Linden MacIntyre
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.
tags: enemies human abuse right enemy war
— Linda Chavez
Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
tags: men power abuse stories
— Lincoln Steffens
'I wish for a better life. I wish for food for my children. I wish that sexual abuse and exploitation in schools would stop.' This is the dream of the African girl.
tags: children food abuse girls wishes child sexual school dreams
— Leymah Gbowee
When a family is free of abuse and oppression, it can be the place where we share our deepest secrets and stand the most exposed, a place where we learn to feel distinct without being better, - and sacrifice for others without losing ourselves.
tags: secret sacrifice abuse oppression learn shares
— Letty Cottin Pogrebin
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.
tags: violence abuse relationship
— Leslie Morgan Steiner
When I hit Hollywood, it was full-blown. I was a party boy. It amazes me that I made it ... to be able to have led this amazing career when I was out every night. Every once in a while I'll see old reruns of myself and I see I'm giving it my comedy best, but with dead eyes - no sparkle. I was in the middle of all that abuse. But now I'm a recovering alcoholic with many years of sobriety.
tags: comedy abuse night eyes giving career boys year
— Leslie Jordan
We must not allow the practices of an anti-democratic State that abuses the powers of government to violate the human rights of Venezuelans.
tags: power human abuse right government
— Leopoldo Lopez
Justice is not a flexible tool. Unless we all do our part to ensure that justice is applied equally to all human beings, we are a party to its abuse. We must stand together to protect the rights of others.
tags: justice human abuse right
— Leonard Peltier
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. Help a friend.
tags: friends abuse help
— Leonard Nimoy
Everyone has a right to be stupid, but Comrade MacDonald abuses the privilege.
tags: abuse right
— Leon Trotsky
People who have addictive problems usually have some subset of emotional difficulties that causes them to abuse substances.
tags: people abuse problem emotional
— Leigh Steinberg
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.
tags: reality violence abuse problem impossible alcohol drugs read
— Leigh Steinberg
I was a sick child, I was scared, and honestly speaking, I never thought about why I didn't tell anyone about my abuse. Abuse victims don't have all the answers, and I never thought it was abuse. My generation was totally different. Now a small child knows many things, much more than what we knew. When I understood it was not right, it was much later.
tags: children thoughts abuse right child victim
— Laxmi Narayan Tripathi
I keep what I know about Sarah Lynn and Lawrence to myself. I also remind myself that even if Sarah Lynn does have a scary strict father, that doesn't release her from the responsibility of treating others with respect. Abuse of power is wrong, no matter the context, no matter the history. What is "power" anyway? Power is an ego trip. Power is a way to rise yourself up by lowering others, and I want nothing of it.
tags: power respect responsibility ego abuse wrong father
— Lauren Myracle
Admitting how ill we are, how deep the damage goes, how constantly the abuse cycle is repeated and how horribly we have failed those who most deserve our care and protection.
tags: abuse care protection
— Laura Mullen
Many survivors insist they're not courageous: 'If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.' 'If I were courageous, I wouldn't be scared'...Most of us have it mixed up. You don't start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.
tags: fear abuse courage
— Laura Davies
Women have a better chance to secure freedom and protect themselves from violence, from abuse, from injustice, if they are well-educated and know their rights.
tags: chance women freedom violence abuse right
— Laura Bush
But the possibility of abuse may be a good reason for leaving capabilities out of other computer languages, it's not a good reason for leaving capabilities out of Perl.
tags: language abuse possibility computer
— Larry Wall
Reserve your abuse for your true friends.
tags: friends abuse true
— Larry Wall