23 Emotional Verbal Abuse Quotes

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. -Edmund Burke

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. -Edmund Burke

The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things. - Jean De La Bruyere

The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things. – Jean De La Bruyere

The words with which a child's heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul. -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The words with which a child’s heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul. -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

There is nobody so weak of invention that he cannot make up some little stories to vilify his enemy. - Joseph Addison

There is nobody so weak of invention that he cannot make up some little stories to vilify his enemy. – Joseph Addison

They have vilified me, they have crucified me; yes, they have even criticized me. - Richard J. Daley

They have vilified me, they have crucified me; yes, they have even criticized me. – Richard J. Daley

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness. - Edgar Allan Poe

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness. – Edgar Allan Poe

Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick. - Pierre Beaumarchais

Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick. – Pierre Beaumarchais

 Well you seemed too busy to call him a prat and I thought someone should.   - J.K. Rowling


Well you seemed too busy to call him a prat and I thought someone should. – J.K. Rowling

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. -John Adams

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. -John Adams

Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one's own and that of other people. - Leon Trotsky

Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one’s own and that of other people. – Leon Trotsky

Invective may be a sharp weapon, but overuse blunts its edge. Even when the denunciation is just and true it is an error of art to indulge it too long. - John Tyndall

Invective may be a sharp weapon, but overuse blunts its edge. Even when the denunciation is just and true it is an error of art to indulge it too long. – John Tyndall

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. - Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. – Benjamin Franklin

Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego. - Swami Vivekananda

Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego. – Swami Vivekananda

By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof. - PROVERBS

By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof. – PROVERBS

Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this. -Katherine Jenkins

Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this. -Katherine Jenkins

For evil deeds may better than bad words be borne.  - Spenser

For evil deeds may better than bad words be borne. – Spenser

I admit that invective is one of my pleasures. This only brings me problems in life, but that's it. I attack, I insult. I have a gift for that, for insults, for provocation. So I am tempted to use it.- Michel Houellebecq

I admit that invective is one of my pleasures. This only brings me problems in life, but that’s it. I attack, I insult. I have a gift for that, for insults, for provocation. So I am tempted to use it.- Michel Houellebecq

I guess name-calling is your only attack; because you're too weak to challenge me any other way. - Goku

I guess name-calling is your only attack; because you’re too weak to challenge me any other way. – Goku

Let us consider that swearing is a sin of all others peculiarly clamorous, and provocative of Divine judgment. - Isaac Barrow

Let us consider that swearing is a sin of all others peculiarly clamorous, and provocative of Divine judgment. – Isaac Barrow

Putting someone down with name calling reveals your own low self-esteem.- Stephen Richards

Putting someone down with name calling reveals your own low self-esteem.- Stephen Richards

Rash and incessant scolding runs into custom and renders itself despised. - Michel de Montaigne

Rash and incessant scolding runs into custom and renders itself despised. – Michel de Montaigne

The bitter clamour of two eager tongues. -Shakespeare

The bitter clamour of two eager tongues. -Shakespeare

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. -George Washington

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. -George Washington

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