Abuse Quotes

Heather O'Neill

Women aren't mean the way that men are. They're full of life and they're like God in that way.

Denice Envall

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words will always kill me.

Brandon Sanderson

The world isn't fair? What a huge revelation! Some people in power abuse those they have power over? Amazing! When did this start happening?

Stefan Molyneux

We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we're always sick.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Stop falling for those who won't raise you up in the future.

Judy Frankel

Inviting someone to work for pay is a sacred privilege and a trust. It must be regarded a high honor to be able to give another person work, and neither employer nor employee should abuse this relationship

Stefan Molyneux

Excuses are a promise of repetition.

Stefan Molyneux

We already live on the planet of war, we already live on the red planet, and it's a war against children. All the other wars are just the shadows of the war on children.

Stefan Molyneux

The tombstone over the grave of the conscience always reads: "Human Nature".

Stefan Molyneux

Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness.

Stefan Molyneux

We raise predators by treating children as prey.

Stefan Molyneux

The true self is that which is in touch with reality.
The false self is the aspects of your personality that are adapted to threats and no longer consciously recognizes either the adaptation or the threat.

Stefan Molyneux

Evil ethicists are the holocaust of humanity; if philosophy can be the instant sunlight to their endless vampirism, it will save more lives than all the doctors who have ever lived.

Amanda Grace

It's not fair. It's not fair that he lets his rage take over, that he lets it rule him. I don't know why he has to let it rule him. I don't know why he has to be two people.

I don't know why he gets to be two people, and I only get to be me, the one who is here to take what he has to give, and who is here to pick pu the pieces afterward.

Bell Hooks

All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way.

Eugene Mirman

Most bullies are the product of a stressful and often abusive home life. Next time a bully threatens or attacks you, just yell, 'Don't abuse me like your parents abuse you!' Then call children's services and tell them you saw this bully crying in the bathroom and you're worried about him. Bam! He just got moved to a foster home.

Bertolt Brecht

The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.

Jane Green

... you don't have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future.

Deb Caletti

I've heard that people stand in bad situations because a relationship like that gets turned up by degrees. It is said that a frog will jump out of a pot of boiling water. Place him in a pot and turn it up a little at a time, and he will stay until he is boiled to death. Us frogs understand this.

P.A. Speers

The toxic behaviors were there before you decided to enter into relationships with them. The signs were there. You may have chosen to look the other way, but the signs were there. - Psychotherapist from Type 1 Sociopath

Toni Maguire

I remember the pain I felt, and wonder why a man who was such an accomplished liar had to tell the truth that day.

Karen Marshall

I spent many years trying to make up reasons about why I had the flashbacks, memories, continuous nightmares. When I finally decided to quit trying to hide from truth, I began to heal.

Stefan Molyneux

Forgiveness is created by the restitution of the abuser; of the wrongdoer. It is not something to be squeeeeeezed out of the victim in a further act of conscience-corrupting abuse.

Stefan Molyneux

If you spend time with crazy and dangerous people, remember – their personalities are socially transmitted diseases; like water poured into a container, most of us eventually turn into – or remain – whoever we surround ourselves with. We can choose our tribe, but we cannot change that our tribe is our destiny.

Stefan Molyneux

Deep connection is the antidote to madness.

Stefan Molyneux

I refuse to let the standards of evil people chip away at my capacity for integrity.

Stefan Molyneux

Asshole Proximity Disorder

Sonia Rumzi

Suffering teaches joy.

Linda Pohl

If you don't start playing by my rules, you'll be lucky to be licking stamps in some lowly, legal aid office.

C. Kennedy

It is strange... the reasons one feels he doesn't deserve things.

Stacey Trombley

When I feel myself slipping to the darkness of my past, I’ll close my eyes and remember this. Remember Jackson.

Pepper Winters

Sometimes, the only way to make your dreams come true is to shatter them.

Robert Goolrick

I know that it's easier to look at death than it is to look at pain, because while death is irrevocable, and the grief will lessen in time, pain is too often merely relentless and irreversible.

Dave Pelzer

Mother can beat me all she wants, but I haven’t let her take away my will to somehow survive.

C. Kennedy

I am small.

So are stars from a distance. It's all a matter of perspective.

Ash Parsons

Scars prove that you're still here. That you can move on. Maybe missing a chunk of yourself, but here, goddamn it, surviving.

Flora Jessop

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.

Elijah Noble El

That night, when the creature sleeps, when he sleeps, the mother escapes into her daughters’ room. She tells her daughter that the creature’s afraid of her having too much love, too much heart. She takes a tube of lipstick and drags it across her finger like a knife, marking it across her daughter’s cheeks, red, blood, war paint.

Elijah Noble El

She’s all the blood I’ve ever shed. She’s every time I’ve ever thought of death. She’s every time I’ve ever looked at happiness and thought, ‘That’s not meant for me.

Anum Sattar

It amazes me when education, religion and family values fail to create a human being.

Rob Bell

The danger is that in reaction to abuses and distortions of an idea, we'll reject it completely. And in the process miss out on the good of it, the worth of it, the truth of it.


At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Free yourself from any emotional trauma. Dwell on positive thoughts, the strength for your soul.

Judith Lewis Herman

Over time as most people fail the survivor's exacting test of trustworthiness, she tends to withdraw from relationships. The isolation of the survivor thus persists even after she is free.

C. JoyBell C.

You can have a pet zebra and put that zebra into a small cage every day and tell the zebra that you love it, but no matter how you and the zebra love each other, the fact remains, that the zebra should be let out of that cage and should belong to someone who can treat it better, the way it should be treated, someone who can make it happy.

Donata Joseph

Use the darkness of your past to propel you to a brighter future.

P.A. Speers

We do not have to be mental health professionals to identify the traits of the possible sociopaths among us.

P.A. Speers

There's always something in it for the person who is allowing to be taken advantage of. - Psychotherapist David in Type 1 Sociopath

Ayn Rand

When men reject reason, they have no means left for dealing with one another - except brute, physical force.

P.A. Speers

If you do not have a close friendship with your children, I will." Child Molester warning all parents from the book Type 1 Sociopath

Unarine Ramaru

Every single man who is too stupid enough to realize how beautiful is God's creation through WOMEN and continuously lay his hand on them, he is not man enough to be classified with the rest of us.

Toni Sorenson

In some cases abusive or damaged relationships cannot and should not be saved.. Toni Sorenson
In some cases abusive or damaged relationships cannot and should not be saved.

Stefan Molyneux

Facts do not fall in the face of discomfort.

Martha N. Beck

...they needed someone to explain, to spin, the parts of the tale that couldn't be suppressed. Someone reputable and educated. Someone brilliant yet absolutely committed to the faith. Someone like my father.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Think twice before you pull your trouser and rape a woman; she may be your mother, sister or friend, and you know the consequences that follows.

Ellen J. Barrier

No decent man would ever strike a woman or a child.

Richelle E. Goodrich

There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear.

Renee Fredrickson

Some of your childhood traumas may be remembered with incredible clarity, while others are so frightening or incomprehensible that your conscious mind buries the memory in your unconscious.

Erin Merryn

Hiding my pain and acting strong, afraid to cry and show my tears, I struggle with all this years later.

Bianca Bowers

In the end, it was the secrets that held me hostage and fuelled my depression, but, once released, emancipation - from fear, shame, guilt and judgement - was finally possible.

Holly A. Smith

Shamed and enraged, I sit by the side of the road and cry.
Eclipsed by a sense of disgrace, my emotions feel momentarily stifled and disconnected. Instead of anger, I feel dishonored and exposed. I cannot even formulate my thoughts, much less speak them. My integrity and humility have been violated. I have only my own indignation to spur me on.

Kathleen Alcalá

If I stay here, I will be just fine. Before I shut the door, I got a box of crackers from the kitchen, so I will be fine.

Rebecca Ann Parker

I realized the preserving a relationship at all costs was not as important as affirming the human right to be free from abusive treatment.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A paedophile is someone whose sexual attraction towards children their own age did not grow with them.

Stephen Lewis

One is that if women’s sexuality in Africa wasn’t under assault, if women were able to say no, if women weren’t subject to predatory attacks by men, or predatory behavior generally, then you would have a disease in Africa called AIDS. But you wouldn’t have a pandemic.

Nenia Campbell

A quick and brutal fuck from behind usually served as an effective reminder of where you stood in the pack hierarchy.

Ikechukwu Izuakor

When the gates of mockery and abuse is opened, the heart becomes a shock absorber

Michael Bassey Johnson

Forcing your love on someone who doesn't love you is an emotional rape, because your victim's heart was not aroused, you jumped into it without foreplay.

Aniruddha Sastikar

An insult bestowed on your interior and exterior personality; for causes beyond control, kills you innumerably, till the last breath.

Marcia Sirota

On top of the abuse and neglect, denial heaps more hurt upon the child by requiring the child to alienate herself from reality and her own experience. In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden.

Shaun Hick

Eyes so young, so full of pain ... Two lonely drops of winter rain ... And no tear could these eyes sustain ... For too much had they seen.

Ben Stein

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.

Erin Merryn

Though no longer living in silence, I continued to carry pain and memories.

Sigmund Freud

we are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our body, which is doomed to decay..., from the external world which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless force of destruction, and finally from our relations with other men... This last source is perhaps more painful to use than any other. (p77)

Karen Russell

the gravity of wound to fist

Oliver Markus

Nobody has ever killed themselves over a broken arm. But every day, thousands of people kill themselves because of a broken heart. Why? Because emotional pain hurts much worse than physical pain.

Terry Tempest Williams

When one woman doesn't speak, other women get hurt.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Some live for their own joy and pleasure.
Some live to ease the burdens of others.  
Then there are those who seem to exist for pain's sake only; that in the end the wrathful fire sent to consume their oppressors will be justified."

~ In loving memory of Miss Annabelle Fancher

Bryant McGill

You have to reach out to your inner-abuser and make peace. You can't live your life as your own worst enemy!

Alice Miller

We don't yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people.

Diane Samuels

I promise.

Abby Norman

This is for the kids who know that the worst kind of fear isn't the thing that makes you scream, but the one that steals your voice and keeps you silent.

Abby Norman

I saw the bruises, the burns, the cuts - I knew which ones had been done to you by someone you thought you could trust. Someone you thought loved you. I knew which ones you gave yourself.

Maria Fernanda Heredia

Si no quiere abrazarme, entonces que tampoco se acerque para golpearme.

Renee Fredrickson

In general, the more dysfunctional the family the more inappropriate their response to disclosure. Never expect a sane response from an insane system.

Katie McGarry

I came to this house for safety. They came because the foster care system ran out of homes. We stayed because we were stray pieces of other puzzles, tired of never fitting.

Gillian Flynn

My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.

Laura Wiess

In my family, you can rot to hell on the inside as long as you’re flawless on the outside, which is really sick, but also hard to unlearn.

Stefan Molyneux

We are creatures built on a house of cards of language.

Kelley Armstrong

I don't forgive him," I said.
"Hell, no, you don't. And why should you? So he can feel better? Get on with his life? And what's he done to help you get on with yours?

Lailah Gifty Akita

God is the source of life. Life without God is hopeless. But life with God is an endless hope

Larken Rose

Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting-or even demanding-their own enslavement.

Tam Hodge

I have found out the hard way that the path from victim to victory hinges on one word…Choose.

Stefan Molyneux

The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines.

Stefan Molyneux

Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state.

Stefan Molyneux

Anger is the immune system of the soul.

Stefan Molyneux

The war is against children, and all the other wars are just a shadow of the war on children.

Stefan Molyneux

The only part of you that hurts when you're given the truth is the part that lives on lies.

Stefan Molyneux

Guilt is a feeling that you owe a debt that you're not paying.

Alice Walker

It all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That's how I come to know trees fear man.

Jonathan Anthony Burkett

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond who you were.

Vivian Amis

People that hurt others, only act on a pain they feel themselves.

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