Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old abuse quotes, abuse sayings, and abuse proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Motivational Abuse Quotes And Sayings


Abuse changes your life…Fight Back and change the life of your abusers by Breaking Your Silence on Abuse!

Patty Rase Hopson

Nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.


Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.

Samuel Griswold Goodrich

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum; you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.

Herbert Ward

Every abuse ought to be reformed unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.


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

Verbal abuse is still abuse. It’s abuse in the form of words. Don’t assume that a few hurtful words won’t cost them their life. Words hurt.


Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.


Best Inspirational Abuse Quotes And Proverbs Sayings


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

Edgar Watson Howe

The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

Mary Bertone

So many people suffer from abuse and suffer alone.

Pamela Stephenson

Abuse is abuse; Be nice… Harsh words don’t break bones but they often break hearts.

Rev Run

To those who abuse: the sin is yours, the crime is yours, and the shame is yours. To those who protect the perpetrators: blaming the victims only masks the evil within, making you as guilty as those who abuse. Stand up for the innocent or go down with the rest.

Flora Jessop


Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen, It takes positive steps every day. Let today be the day you start to move forward.

Assunta Harris

The biggest abuses in society happen when people are not able to communicate and not able to connect.

Heather Brooke

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

Alison Goldfrapp

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

Edmund Burke

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Famous Humorous Abuse Quotes And Proverbs

Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?

Martin Luther

When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable.

Dr. Myles Munroe

Not all forms of abuse leave bruises.

Danielle Steel

Men will let you abuse them if only you will make them laugh.

Henry Ward Beecher

There is no excuse for human rights abuse, whether in the name of security or in the name of liberation.

Irene Khan

The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin.

Aw Tozer

These are the four abuses: desire to succeed in order to make oneself famous; taking credit for the labors of others; refusal to correct one’s errors despite advice; refusal to change one’s ideas despite warnings.


Never join with your friend when he abuses his horse or his wife unless the one is about to be sold, and the other to be buried.

Charles Caleb Colton

Learn to use an axe, and respect it and you can’t help but love it. But abuse one and it will wear your hands raw and open your foot like an overcooked sausage.

Richard Proenneke

Do you never look at yourself when you abuse another person?