A Quote by Don Miguel Ruiz on abuse


Nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Source: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book), Pages: 21

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on abuse, love, and superstition

Whatever you do, trample down abuses, and love those who love you. Different translation: Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing [superstition], and love those who love you.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Lettres. A. M. d’Alembert 28 Nov. 1762

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A Quote by John Shepler on abuse, beauty, books, jealousy, language, love, lovers, marriage, passion, poetry, and unity

In the 1600's, a language of flowers developed in Constantinople and in the poetry of Persia. Charles II introduced the Persian poetry to Europe, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu brought the flower language from Turkey to England in 1716. It spread to France and became a handbook of 800 floral messages known as the Book Le Language des Fleurs. Lovers exchanged messages as they gave each other selected flowers or bouquets. A full red rose meant beauty. Red and white mean unity. Crocus said "abuse not", while a white rosebud warns that one is too young for love. Yellow roses were for jealousy, yellow iris for passion, filbert for reconciliation and ivy for marriage.

John Shepler

Source: Valentine's Day Love Traditions, johnshepler.com

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A Quote by John Galt on abuse, government, laws, and power

Government power is always abused by seizing and perverting the law. And with few exceptions, government always determines what is law.

John Galt

Source: 1986Dreams come due: government and economics as if freedom mattered‎ - Page 143 by John Galt

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A Quote by unknown on abuse, animals, direction, eternity, force, freedom, god, good, goodness, grace, hell, improvement, justice, kindness, life, love, men, mind, persuasion, reason, soul, truth, and wisdom

Know this, that ev'ry soul is free To choose his life and what he'll be; For this eternal truth is giv'n That God will force no man to heav'n. He'll call, persuade, direct aright, And bless with wisdom, love and light, In nameless ways be good and kind, But never force the human mind. Freedom and reason make us men; Take these away, what are we then? Mere animals, and just as well The beasts may think of heav'n or hell. May we no more our pow'rs abuse, But ways of truth and goodness choose; Our God is pleased when we improve His grace and seek his perfect love.


Source: current LDS hymnbook with music by Roger L. Miller, b. 1937

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A Quote by Sir William Davenant on abuse and wit


It is the wit and policy of sin to hate those we have abused.

Sir William Davenant (1606 - 1668)

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A Quote by Sir John Denham on abuse, civilization, and words

The man who first abused his fellows with swear-words instead of bashing their brains out with a club should be counted among those who laid the foundations of civilization.

Sir John Denham (1615 - 1668)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on abuse, authors, danger, service, and silence

Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like the shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Robert L. Carothers on abuse, alcohol, behavior, culture, day, depression, drugs, environment, judgment, learning, reality, students, and time

We cannot build the new culture for learning to which we aspire in an environment which is depressed and dampened every day by the impact of alcohol and drug abuse, and we should not, and we cannot, hide from that reality any longer. More and more of our students are demanding that they not be imposed upon by others whose judgment and behavior are impaired by substance abuse. It is time to take a stand . . .

Robert L. Carothers

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A Quote by Robert Burton on abuse, body, disease, divinity, excellence, gold, health, men, philosophy, remedies, soul, and violence

Tobacco, divine, rare, super excellent tobacco, which goes beyond all their panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases. . . . But, as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish, devilish, and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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