Verbal Abuse Quotes:- Verbal abuse is when a person forcefully criticizes, insults, or denounces someone else. Characterized by underlying anger and hostility, it is a destructive form of communication intended to harm the self-concept of the other person and produce negative emotions.


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


Inspirational Verbal Abuse Quotes


“The words with which a child’s heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul.”-Carlos Ruiz Zafon


“Some guys like to undermine a girl’s self-esteem with little verbal jabs. Eventually, it all adds up. One bee sting doesn’t hurt a horse, but enough bee stings can kill a horse.”-Oliver Gaspirtz


“Verbal abuse is not a form on entertainment.”-J. E. Brown


“Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child’s tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It’s not funny and it’s not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn’t the least bit funny.”-Ben Stein


“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words they’ll destroy me.”-Cassandra Giovanni


“Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.”-Swami Vivekananda


“By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof.”-PROVERBS


“Rash and incessant scolding runs into custom and renders itself despised.”-Michel de Montaigne


Emotional Abuse Quotes and Sayings


“The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.”-Jean De La Bruyere


“To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.”-Edgar Allan Poe


“Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick.”-Pierre Beaumarchais


“There is nobody so weak of the invention that he cannot make up some little stories to vilify his enemy.”-Joseph Addison


“The bitter clamor of two eager tongues.”-Shakespeare


“They have vilified me, they have crucified me; yes, they have even criticized me.”-Richard J. Daley


“Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one’s own and that of other people.”-Leon Trotsky


“Let us consider that swearing is a sin of all others peculiarly clamorous, and provocative of Divine judgment.”-Isaac Barrow


“Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this.”-Katherine Jenkins


Top 10 Verbal Abuse Quotes


“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.”-Edmund Burke


“Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.”-John Adams


“Well you seemed too busy to call him a prat and I thought someone should.”-J.K. Rowling


“Putting someone down with name calling reveals your own low self-esteem.”-Stephen Richards


“I guess name-calling is your only attack; because you’re too weak to challenge me any other way.”-Goku


“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.”-Benjamin Franklin


“I admit that invective is one of my pleasures. This only brings me problems in life, but that’s it. I attack, I insult. I have a gift for that, for insults, for provocation. So I am tempted to use it.”-Michel Houellebecq


“I’ve slipped on occasion into the realm of irresponsible invective, but I try to avoid it and generally recant when I fall short. Because name-calling does nothing to improve understanding or move the political debate forward.”-Mark McKinnon


“Invective may be a sharp weapon, but overuse blunts its edge. Even when the denunciation is just and true it is an error of art to indulge it too long.”-John Tyndall


“For evil deeds may better than bad words be borne.”-Spenser


“The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.”-George Washington


“I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise.”-Rachel Nichols


“If verbal abuse had consequences, it would stop right now.”-J. E. Brown