Abuse Quotes

Most popular abuse quotes

Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.
Abuse is an indirect species of homage.
He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.

wit

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
When political ammunition runs low, inevitably the rusty artillery of abuse is wheeled into action.

politics

A wound from a tongue is worse than a wound from a sword: for the latter affects only the body, the former the spirit.
The difference between coarse and refined abuse is as the difference between being bruised by a club, and wounded by a poisoned arrow.
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.