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Abuse of Power Quotes

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Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Values Honor Self

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

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

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The essence of Government is power; and power,
lodged as it must be in human hands,
will ever be liable to abuse.
- James Madison

With power comes the abuse of power.
And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses.
It's nothing new.
- Judd Rose

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.
- Louise Slaughter


 

Power without abuse loses its charm.
- Paul Valery

But constant experience shows us that every man invested
with power is apt to abuse it,
and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
- Charles de Secondat

Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.
- Lincoln Steffens

Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also
animated with the love of truth and virtue,
no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I've always had a natural fear of the police,
or abuse of their power.
- Terrence Howard

Every American, regardless of their background,
has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion.
Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will
reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone
our basic Constitutional rights.
- Pete Stark

Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians.
They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state,
very close to Russia, the people of this state are,
they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.
- Garry Kasparov

The right of self defense never ceases.
It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to
nations and to individuals,
and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or
by those who abuse her power,
its obligation is not the less strong.
- James Monroe

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty,
even one's own even more, one's own,
for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
- Katherine Anne Porter

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 (Mahatma) Gandhi

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
- Alan Greenspan

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare,
goods and services to consumers.
- Charles W. Pickering

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, and the failings of the family.
Then we expect them to educate our children.
- John Sculley

We now recognize that abuse and neglect may be as frequent
in nuclear families as love,
protection, and commitment are in nonnuclear families.
- David Elkind

Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.
- Peter De Vries

Well, I guess the sexual abuse by Mel Phillips in a sense,
he had a fetish for feet.
He used to play with my feet and other kids' feet,
and that was his thing.
- Tom Cole

When you have no basis for an argument,
abuse the plaintiff.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you want that good feeling that comes from doing
things for other folks then you have to pay for it
in abuse and misunderstanding.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Media corporations have a civic responsibility not
only to prevent fraud and financial abuse,
but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
- Charles W. Pickering

I am disappointed in the music business,
I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney,
there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness.
- Blu Cantrell

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive
a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
- George Washington

Rape, mutilation, abuse, and theft are the natural
outcome of a world in which force rules,
in which human beings are objects.
- Chris Hedges

But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Let's suppose somebody abused you sexually.
You still had a choice, though not a good one,
about what to tell yourself about the abuse.
- Albert Ellis

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.
- Ronnie James Dio

I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse.
- Lynn Swann

I am concerned about the growing problem of sexual
abuse and exploitation of our children.
- Jim Ryun

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably
indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
- Christopher Eccleston

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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

I would certainly choose my jobs depending on the actions of the character.
I won't do anything that has to do with child abuse or women's abuse.
- Kathleen Turner

I want people to realize that the domestic abuse charges happened in 1989.
I didn't meet any of them until 1993.
- Kato Kaelin

This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals.
You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse,
and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time.'
- David Bonior

Use, don't abuse.
- Grace Jones

No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse.
Women have to feel like they are not alone.
- Salma Hayek

It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing,
but one should not abuse it.
- Antoine Rivarol

The landlords are not agriculturists;
that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated.
- Richard Cobden

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect,
a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
- James F. Cooper

We improved the environment in which our children live,
learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down
on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets.
- Jane D. Hull

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

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University.
I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

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

To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse.
- Neal Barnard

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is
to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.
- Richard Pryor

So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.
- Pamela Stephenson

We have copped a lot of ignorant abuse in the past,
but it makes you wonder when a former state coroner
openly attacks Aboriginal families who have been through hell.
- Arthur Murray

The military is trying very hard right now to put a
better face on Guantanamo,
and I think they actually have tried to rid some of
the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about.
- Jane Mayer

What 'jazz' means to me is the worst kind of working conditions,
the worst in cultural prejudice.
The term 'jazz' has come to mean the abuse and exploitation of black musicians.
- Maxim Gorky

The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people,
and entombs the hope of the race.
- Charles Bradlaugh

I think the dangers are different now.
Our abuse of the planet and our resources is an anxiety.
- Carol Ann Duffy

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,
the first use of alcohol typically begins at age 12.
- Xavier Becerra

Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery
program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our
nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil.
- William L. Jenkins

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will,
in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their
presence we are diminishing our future.
- Marya Mannes

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum:
you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
When we see land as a community to which we belong,
we may begin to use it with love and respect.
- Aldo Leopold

I think people are sick and tired of all the abuse songs,
and drug addiction, we want to bring to world a big fat smile.
- Steve Brown

I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people
to look at their faith in a different way.
- William P. Leahy

Ritalin abuse is a big issue in the US.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
- Warren E. Burger

Let us not forget who we are.
Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.
- Ronald Reagan

I love to laugh, it's my main thing.
I love to abuse the English language.
- Dan Fogelberg


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