Abuse Proverbs

Sayings about Abuse

Abuse is like a god that destroys his master. ~ American Proverbs

What you can’t have, abuse. ~ Italian Proverbs

Abuses are the result of seeing one another too often. ~ Swahili Proverbs

One enemy can harm you more than a hundred friends can do you good. ~ German Proverbs

After all, harming others means you first harm yourself. ~ Chinese Proverb

Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man. ~ Polish Proverbs

You will not dare mistreat the face you see in the morning. ~ Palestinian Proverbs

You sometimes forget the harm that was done to you, but never the harm you have done to others. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

Abuse of hospitality breaks the bridge. ~ Bemba Proverb

Abuse often starts with praise. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true. ~ Polish Proverb

Abuse doesn’t hang on the collar. ~ Russian Proverbs

Every smart man is an ignoramus who abuses his ignorance. ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

Quotations about Abuse

Saying about Abuse

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. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The only cure for contempt is counter-contempt. ~ H. L. Mencken

A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still. ~ Samuel Johnson

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

We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. ~ George Orwell

All cruelty springs from weakness. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves. ~ Francis of Assisi

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. ~ James Baldwin

I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power. ~ Patricia Cornwell

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. ~ James Madison

What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.~ Isabel Allende

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. ~ Dalai Lama

Any abuse of animals is the same as abuse of men, women, or children.~ Alison Goldfrapp

No business can stay in business without customers. How you treat – or mistreat – them determines how long your doors stay open. ~ Harvey Mackay

There is no harm in repeating a good thing. ~ Plato

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.~ Edmund Burke

A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head. ~ Elizabeth I

Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty. ~ Emile M. Cioran

Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm. ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good. ~ Jochen Zeitz

It’s not a slam at you when people are rude — it’s a slam at the people they’ve met before. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Pity is just another form of abuse. ~ Michael J. Fox

The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations. ~ Zig Ziglar

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty. ~ Frank Herbert

Power without abuse loses its charm. ~ Paul Valery

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. ~ Andrew Jackson

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation that mistreats its own citizens is more likely to mistreat its neighbours. ~ Óscar Arias

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over. ~ William Tecumseh Sherman

Democracy is an abuse of statistics. ~ Jorge Luis Borges

It is always good men who do the most harm in the world. ~ Henry Adams

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm. ~ Hippocrates

Abuse is the means in which violence retards love. ~ Inga Muscio

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted. ~ Michelangelo

Suggested readings:  Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of an entity, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; crimes, or other types of aggression.

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