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ABUSE
[ Also see Calumny Censure Cruelty Curses Detraction Injury Insult Malice Meanness Oppression Praise Slander Unkindness Vituperation ]

One may be continually abusive without saying anything just; but one cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
      - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (ch. 40)

There is a time when the hoary head of inveterate abuse will neither draw reverence nor obtain protection.
      - Edmund Burke

I the weak resort of cowardice.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

It has been shrewdly said, that when, men abuse us we should suspect ourselves, and when they praise us, them. It is a rare instance of virtue to despise which censure which we do not deserve; and still more rare to despise praise which we do.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

It is the wit, the policy, of sin to hate those men whom we have abused.
      - Sir William D'Avenant

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

Remember that it is not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts, but the view we take of these things as insulting. When, therefore, any one provokes you, be assured that it is your own opinion which provokes you.
      - Epictetus

Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.
      - Samuel Griswold Goodrich (Peter Parley)

Abuse a man unjustly and you will make friends for him.
      - Edgar Watson Howe

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
      - Edgar Watson Howe

Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like a shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

It is better a man should be abused than forgotten.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

I never yet heard man or woman much abused, that I was not inclined to think the better of them; and to transfer any suspicion or dislike to the person who appeared to take delight in pointing out the defects of a fellow-creature.
      - Jane Porter

There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Nor aught so good but strained from that fair use,
  Revolts from true birth stumbling on abuse.
      - William Shakespeare

The bitter clamor of two eager tongues.
      - William Shakespeare

A calumnious abuse, too often repeated, becomes so familiar to the ear as to lose its effect.
      - Unknown


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