There are many types of emotional abuse but most is done in an attempt to control or subjugate another person. Emotional abuse is like brainwashing in that it systematically wears away at the victim's self-confidence, sense of self, trust in her perceptions and self-concept.
It is the wit and policy of sin to hate those we have abused.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
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.
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
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.
It has been shrewdly said, that when, men abuse us we should suspect ourselves, and when they praise us, them. It is a rare instance of virtue to despise which censure which we do not deserve; and still more rare to despise praise which we do.
Nor aught so good but strained from that fair use,
Revolts from true birth stumbling on abuse.
So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.
Under our system of three branches of government, the courts ultimately are the checks on the legislative and executive branches when they exceed or even abuse the limits of their power.
I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
It's important to talk about it. You raise awareness. But you can also prevent it (child abuse) by not letting it be a secret.
The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power.
Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent.
I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, that my mother would like take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was mad about all those things, very bitter and very angry.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.
This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
Power without abuse loses its charm.
Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power
I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.
Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
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