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A Quote by Epictetus on abuse and insults

It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.

Epictetus (c. 50 - 120)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on abuse, danger, and power

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Middlesex Election, 1771

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A Quote by Edgar Watson "Ed" Howe on abuse, criticism, and friendship

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.

Ed Howe (1853 - 1937)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on abuse, adultery, chance, character, choice, commitment, divinity, effort, evil, extremism, good, greed, heart, human rights, jesus, men, misery, murder, nobility, perfection, theft, thinking, thought, vices, and world

That from the heart come good thoughts and bad thoughts is the message of the Savior. By the right choice, and through application of thought, man ascends to divine perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beasts. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character and man in their maker and master. Jesus taught that from within the heart of man come evil thoughts, sexual vice, acts of theft, murder, adultery, greed. When men commit these crimes individually or collectively, they trespass upon human rights and, of course, bring misery into the world. A noble and godlike character is no thing of favor or chance, but is a natural result of continued effort and right thinking, the effect of long cherished associations with godlike thoughts.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by Daniel Dennett on abuse, anxiety, controversy, cosmology, culture, danger, defeat, ethics, force, ideas, improvement, politics, psychology, religion, revolution, struggle, thinking, traditions, and understanding

Much of the controversy and anxiety that has enveloped Darwin's idea ... can be understood as a series of campaigns in the struggle to contain Darwin's idea within some acceptably "safe" and merely partial revolution. Cede some or all of modern biology to Darwin, perhaps, but hold the line there! Keep Darwinian thinking out of cosmology, out of psychology, out of human culture, out of ethics, politics, and religion! In these campaigns, many battles have been won by the forces of containment: flawed applications of Darwin's idea have been exposed and discredited, beaten back by the champions of the pre-Darwinian tradition. But new waves of Darwinian thinking keep coming. They seem to be improved versions, not vulnerable to the refutations that defeated their predeccessors, but are they sound extensions of the unquestionably sound Darwinian core idea, or might they, too, be perversions of it, and even more virulent, more dangerous, than the abuses of Darwin already refuted?

Daniel Dennett (1942 -)

Source: Darwin's Dangerous Idea, London, Penguin, 1995, p 63

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A Quote by Corrine Lajeunesse on abuse, gifts, god, imagination, and worry

Worry is an abuse of God's gift of imagination.

Corrine Lajeunesse

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on abuse and argument

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on abuse and patience

How long will you abuse our patience, Catiline? - Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: Catilinam I

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A Quote by Charles Bradlaugh on abuse, day, future, hope, life, nations, people, progress, speech, and truth

Without free speech no search for truth is possible; without free speech progress is checked and the nations no longer march forward toward the nobler life which the future holds for man. Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial stays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.

Charles Bradlaugh (1833 - 1891)

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A Quote by Catharine MacKinnon on abuse and rules

To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.

Catharine MacKinnon

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