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  • Benjamin E. Mays
    Benjamin E. Mays
    American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
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    I have only just a minute. Only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it, Just a tiny little minute but eternity is in it.
    Source: As quoted in "Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography", Mays constantly recited to his students this anonymous poem.
  • Katherine Anne Porter
    Katherine Anne Porter
    American short-story writer 1890-1980
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    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.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
  • Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    And then, Sir, there is this consideration, that if the abuse be enormous, nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system.
  • Shirley Lord
    Shirley Lord
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    Animals are considered as property only. To destroy or to abuse them, from malice to the proprietor, or with an intention injurious to his interest in them, is criminal. But the animals themselves are without protection. The law regards them not substantively. They have no RIGHTS!
  • Alan Greenspan
    Alan Greenspan
    American economist 1926-
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    Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    But somewhere within each of us, buried at varying depths depending on the age and degree of neglect or abuse, shame or coercion we endured, there is a resistant, daydreaming, rebellious, creative, unique child -- a true self who is waiting.
    Source: Revolution from Within (2012) 98
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
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    Closing a public library is child abuse, really, because it hinders child development.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand.
    Source: Death in the Afternoon (1932) ch. 7
  • Armstrong Williams
    Armstrong Williams
    American political commentator, entrepreneur and author 1962-
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    Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.
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