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Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death.
Rape, mutilation, abuse, and theft are the natural outcome of a world in which force rules, in which human beings are objects.
And I also felt that no one in an audience could abuse me worse than the sort of abuse I had had at work as a psychiatric nurse.
There are two things that interest me - and they're both power, ultimately. One is not having it and one is abusing it.
I regard affirmative action as pernicious - a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but was almost immediately abused for the benefit of white middle-class women.
You'd think that in this age, especially in the 21st century - especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we've made - that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.
I want to say that nobody accuses their parents of abusing them without justification to do that. I didn't just make it up. A lot of things were true and abusive and horrible things that happened to me that my father did.
The story of 'Prometheus' is the idea that if you're given a gift from the gods, do not abuse it, and do not think you can compete.
Companies should have a due diligence process to determine the likelihood that their technologies will be used to carry out human rights abuses before doing business with a particular country or distributor.
Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them.
The Obama administration came into Utah and said, 'We're not going to listen to what the U.S. Supreme Court said. 'We, the federal government, are going to recognize marriages in the state of Utah and Utah state law explicitly does not recognize as marriage,' and that was really, in my view, an abuse of power.
Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values.
An aggressive drug-testing program would cut down on certain abuses, but its never going to catch everyone - or even close to everyone.
By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.
Software patents, in particular, are very ripe for abuse. The whole system encourages big corporations getting thousands and thousands of patents. Individuals almost never get them.
If I'd had fame early on, I'd have been able to abuse it in the way that a young man should.
I like to get attention for the things I think are important. And I think it is important that entrepreneurs - especially young ones - not be abused.
Within the E.U., in a wider context, people are increasingly recognising the need to prevent the abuse of free movement.
I'm a huge proponent of therapy and analysis, but it's something that, in a nonprofessional way, can be abused.
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
People have a right to have their lives witnessed; if we coexist with the systems that abuse people, then we have a duty to understand.
I think 'method acting' is a widely abused term.
The constant abuse of online activity must stop.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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