Quotations on Abuse

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Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Society, Abuse, Party, Words)

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Age, Abuse, Alcohol, First)

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
(Keywords: Thought, People, Abuse, London)

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
(Keywords: Home, Values, Abuse, Children, Neglect, Responsibility, State)

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
(Keywords: Work, Abuse, Alcohol, Drinking)

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
(Keywords: Time, Abuse, Deals, Knight, Trade)

The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.
- Charles Bradlaugh
(Keywords: Life, People, Hope, Abuse, Day, Denial, Race)

I think people are sick and tired of all the abuse songs, and drug addiction, we want to bring to world a big fat smile.
- Steve Brown
(Keywords: People, Abuse, Addiction, Smile, Songs, Want, World)

Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
- Warren E. Burger
(Keywords: Values, Abuse, Order)

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
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Abuse, Hatred, Parents, Television)

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
(Keywords: Business, Music, People, Abuse, Kindness, Will)

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
(Keywords: Strategy, Abuse, Congress, Fraud, Tax, President, Waste)

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
(Keywords: Equality, Parenting, Women, Abortion, Abuse, Independence, Poverty, Problems, Solution, Today)

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
(Keywords: Women, Opportunity, Abuse, Children, Country, Neglect, Risk, Support, Today)

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
(Keywords: People, Abuse, Sense, Word)

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
(Keywords: Government, Abuse, Bureaucracy, Cards, Credit, Result)

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
(Keywords: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Company, Drinking, Right, Want, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: People, Abuse, May, Nation)

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Keywords: Work, Abuse, Addiction, University)

Without public pressure from caring people, our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse.
- Morris Dees
(Keywords: People, Abuse, Caring, Pressure, Public, Will)

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
(Keywords: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Suffering)

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
(Keywords: Education, Family, Work, Abuse, Childhood, Hard work, Importance)

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
(Keywords: Love, Abuse, Commitment, May, Neglect, Now, Protection)

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
(Keywords: Faith, God, People, Abuse, Manipulation)

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.
- Diane Feinstein
(Keywords: People, Abuse, America, Interest, Nation, National security, Nations, Symbol, World)

I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language.
- Dan Fogelberg
(Keywords: Love, Abuse, English, Language)

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
(Keywords: Love, Power, Truth, People, Virtue, Abuse, Will)

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
(Keywords: Men, Society, Abuse, Democracy, Public, Scandal, Suspicion)

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.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Anger, Nature, Abuse, Human nature, Will)

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
(Keywords: Sex, Abuse, Beliefs, Breeding, Children, Contempt, Religious, Research)

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
(Keywords: Art, Abuse, Contrast, Eye, Film, Light, Today)

No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone.
- Salma Hayek
(Keywords: Women, Abuse, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Anger, Dream, Character, Abuse, Alcohol, Depression, Now, Years)

I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power.
- Terrence Howard
(Keywords: Power, Fear, Abuse, Police)

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
(Keywords: Home, Abuse, Children, Crime, Environment, Play, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Government, Abuse, Budgets, Bureaucracy, Legislation, Poverty, Terrorism, Years)

I want people to realize that the domestic abuse charges happened in 1989. I didn't meet any of them until 1993.
- Kato Kaelin
(Keywords: People, Abuse, Want)

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
(Keywords: Power, People, Abuse, Russia, State, Want)

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
(Keywords: Love, Abuse, Community, Land, May, Respect)

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Government, Power, Abuse, Will)

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Power, Abuse, Liberty, May)

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
(Keywords: Death, Church, Abuse, Exploitation)

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
(Keywords: Life, Abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Now)

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
(Keywords: Design, Koran, Abuse, Support)

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
(Keywords: Goal, Abuse, Alcohol, American, Day, Drugs, End)

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
(Keywords: Work, Abuse, Hell, Man)

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
(Keywords: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Entertainment, Influence, Mission, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Abuse, Results)

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
(Keywords: Power, Abuse, Defense, Nations, Obligation, Right, Self, Spain)

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
(Keywords: Society, Abuse, Exploitation, Harm, Laws, Nation, Nothing, Seriousness)



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