Emotional Abuse Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find an extensive collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous emotional abuse quotes, emotional abuse sayings, and emotional abuse proverbs, that I have collected through the years from a variety of sources.

So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.
Pamela Stephenson

“YOUR ABUSIVE PARTNER DOESN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH HIS ANGER; HE HAS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR ANGER.
One of the basic human rights he takes away from you is the right to be angry with him. No matter how badly he treats you, he believes that your voice shouldn’t rise and your blood shouldn’t boil. The privilege of rage is reserved for him alone. When your anger does jump out of you—as will happen to any abused woman from time to time—he is likely to try to jam it back down your throat as quickly as he can. Then he uses your anger against you to prove what an irrational person you are. Abuse can make you feel straitjacketed. You may develop physical or emotional reactions to swallowing your anger, such as depression, nightmares, emotional numbing, or eating and sleeping problems, which your partner may use as an excuse to belittle you further or make you feel crazy.”
Lundy Bancroft,

You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone.

“Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you”
Rupi Kaur

Instead of saying, “I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues” say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.”
Horacio Jones

Bullies may be the perpetrators of evil, but it is the evil of passivity of all
those who know what is happening and never intervene that perpetuates such abuse.
Philip Zimbardo

It is not the the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart
and the scars on the mind.
Aisha Mirza

Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child’s
tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It’s not funny and it’s not good
parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn’t the least bit funny.
Ben Stein

There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don’t yearn to reach
out, but because they’ve tried and found no one who cares.
Richelle E. Goodrich

Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of
truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
Jean De La Fontaine

Well, I went through some emotionally abusive relationships and allowed myself
to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried
everything I knew to be a lady.
Gloria Gaynor

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

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

The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by
experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience
within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure.
Alice Miller

Domestic abuse happens only in intimate, interdependent, long-term relationships
– in other words, in families – the last place we would want or expect to find violence.
Leslie Morgan Steiner

Some of the world’s most appalling abuses have been justified by religion
because it is possible for people to find vindication in their scriptures for
any of their prejudices.
Zac Goldsmith

The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and
entombs the hope of the race.
Charles Bradlaugh

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the
way you do as a kid.
Christopher Eccleston

I think anybody who has been abused as a kid – and I was abused as a kid, by
various people – will say it’s irrational because violence is irrational.
Samantha Morton

Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
Warren E. Burger

I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse.
Lynn Swann

Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.
Voltaire

Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself
irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
Tacitus

Do you never look at yourself when you abuse another person?
Plautus

We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we
take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that they’re going on.
Julian Assange

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