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Quotes on Abuse

Insightful Quotes on Abuse Issues

These abuse quotes address all types of abuse, including child sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence as well as related abuse issues such as dissociative identity disorder and self injury. The abuse quotes, set against beautiful images, provide inspiration and insight into what many victims of abuse have experienced. Feel free to share them on your website, blog or social page.

Quote on abuse - Abuse is the means in which violence retards love.

Quote on abuse: “Abuse is the means in which violence retards love.”

Abuse quote - Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.

Abuse quote: “Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.”

Quote on abuse - It hurts the most when the person that made you feel so special yesterday, makes you feel so unwanted today.

Quote on abuse: “It hurts the most when the person that made you feel so special yesterday, makes you feel so unwanted today.”

Abuse quote - I am slowly learning that some people are not good for me, no matter how much I love them.

Abuse quote: “I am slowly learning that some people are not good for me, no matter how much I love them.”

Quote on abuse - If you want to know what it’s like to survive hell and still come out shining brighter than the sun, just look into the eyes of a woman who has survived intense damage and refused to allow it to destroy her softness.

Quote on abuse: “If you want to know what it’s like to survive hell and still come out shining brighter than the sun, just look into the eyes of a woman who has survived intense damage and refused to allow it to destroy her softness.”

Abuse quote - You have escaped the cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now fly.

Abuse quote: “You have escaped the cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now fly.”

Quote on abuse - A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams, or your dignity.

Quote on abuse: “A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams, or your dignity.”

Abuse quote - So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because ir gives you the opportunity to define your own reality.

Abuse quote: “So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because ir gives you the opportunity to define your own reality.”

Quote on abuse - It’s better to break your own heart by leaving, rather than having that person break your heart every day you’re with them.

Quote on abuse: “It’s better to break your own heart by leaving, rather than having that person break your heart every day you’re with them.”

Abuse quote - Don’t light yourself on fire trying to brighten someone else’s existence.

Abuse quote: “Don’t light yourself on fire trying to brighten someone else’s existence.”

Quote on abuse - If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low vibrational relationship or friendship-you won.

Quote on abuse: "If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low vibrational relationship or friendship-you won."

Quote on abuse - Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is brave.

Quote on abuse: "Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is brave."

Abuse quote - I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me

Abuse quote: "I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me."

Quote on abuse - For every wound there is a scar. And every scar tells a story. A story that says: I survived.

Quote on abuse: "For every wound there is a scar. And every scar tells a story. A story that says: I survived."

Abuse quote - Sometimes it is difficult to realize or hear our own prejudices and own up to their existence. Admitting there is a problem is the first step to recovery.

Abuse quote: "Sometimes it is difficult to realize or hear our own prejudices and own up to their existence. Admitting there is a problem is the first step to recovery."

Quote on abuse - One’s dignity may be assaulted and vandalized, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrenderer.

Quote on abuse: "One's dignity may be assaulted and vandalized, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrenderer."

Abuse quote - As you recover, you will discover that many of the so-called truths you were raised with and forced to believe are not truths at all.

Abuse quote: "As you recover, you will discover that many of the so-called truths you were raised with and forced to believe are not truths at all."

Quote on abuse - One of the first steps in freeing yourself from a gaslighting relationship, is to acknowledge how unpleasant and hurtful you find this Emotional Apocalypse.

Quote on abuse: "One of the first steps in freeing yourself from a gaslighting relationship, is to acknowledge how unpleasant and hurtful you find this Emotional Apocalypse."

Abuse quote - Some scars don’t hurt. Some scars are numb. Some scars rid you of the capacity to feel anything ever again.

Abuse quote: "Some scars don't hurt. Some scars are numb. Some scars rid you of the capacity to feel anything ever again."

Quote on abuse - It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.

Quote on abuse: "It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind."

Abuse quote - To deny someone feelings or experiences is to literally deny their reality.

Abuse quote: "To deny someone feelings or experiences is to literally deny their reality."

Quote on abuse - Don’t let others define you or they might pick the worst word in the dictionary.

Quote on abuse: "Don’t let others define you or they might pick the worst word in the dictionary.”

Abuse quote - The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious.

Abuse quote: "The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious."

Quote on abuse - Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.

Quote on abuse: "Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin."

Abuse quote - The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.

Abuse quote: "The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs."

Quote on abuse - He didn't have to hit me to leave a scar.

Quote on abuse: "He didn't have to hit me to leave a scar."

Abuse quote - Overcoming abuse doesn't just happen, it takes positive steps everyday. Let today be the day you start to move forward.

Abuse quote: "Overcoming abuse doesn't just happen, it takes positive steps everyday. Let today be the day you start to move forward."

Quote on abuse - Survivors of any and all abuse become very good at anticipating mood of others, looks, actions, all of it in an effort to survive. Believing that if we can be agreeable, be compliant and loving, do things how they want, that we will be safe. This becomes our way of life.”

Quote on abuse: "Survivors of any and all abuse become very good at anticipating mood of others, looks, actions, all of it in an effort to survive. Believing that if we can be agreeable, be compliant and loving, do things how they want, that we will be safe. This becomes our way of life.”

Abuse quote - When people treat you like they don't care, believe them.

Abuse quote: "When people treat you like they don't care, believe them."

Quote on abuse - Psychological invalidation is one of the most lethal forms of emotional abuse. It kills confidence, creativity and individuality.

Quote on abuse: "Psychological invalidation is one of the most lethal forms of emotional abuse. It kills confidence, creativity and individuality."

Abuse quote - Losing yourself in loving another can make you forget that you're special too.

Abuse quote: "Losing yourself in loving another can make you forget that you're special too."

Quote on abuse - Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is brave even if you stumble a little on your way out the door.

Quote on abuse: "Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is brave even if you stumble a little on your way out the door."

Abuse quote - You have the right to your own ideas and opinions, to make your own decisions, and to have things go your way at times.

Abuse quote: "You have the right to your own ideas and opinions, to make your own decisions, and to have things go your way at times."

Quote on abuse - Never let someone who contributes so little to a relationship control so much of it.

Quote on abuse: "Never let someone who contributes so little to a relationship control so much of it."

Abuse quote - Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you're worthless. But you're not worthless, you're unappreciated.

Abuse quote: "Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you're worthless. But you're not worthless, you're unappreciated."

Quote on abuse - Just because the scars have healed, doesn't mean that the pain has.

Quote on abuse: "Just because the scars have healed, doesn't mean that the pain has."

Abuse quote - It's ok to be angry. It's never ok to be cruel.

Abuse quote: "It's ok to be angry. It's never ok to be cruel."

Quote on abuse - Don't let someone who doesn't know your value tell you how much you're worth.

Quote on abuse: "Don't let someone who doesn't know your value tell you how much you're worth."

Abuse quote - If you need violence to enforce your ideas, your ideas are worthless.

Abuse quote: "If you need violence to enforce your ideas, your ideas are worthless."

Quote on abuse - When someone isn't treating you right, no matter how much you love them, you've got to love yourself more and walk away.

Quote on abuse: "When someone isn't treating you right, no matter how much you love them, you've got to love yourself more and walk away."

Abuse quote - After a series of traumas, one can lose the capacity to feel fear appropriately.

Abuse quote: "After a series of traumas, one can lose the capacity to feel fear appropriately."

Quote on abuse - People who feel the need to control others, don't have control over themselves.

Quote on abuse: "People who feel the need to control others, don't have control over themselves."

Abuse quote - I refuse to please others at the expense of my emotional well being. Even if it means saying no to people who are used to hearing, yes.

Abuse quote: "I refuse to please others at the expense of my emotional well being. Even if it means saying "no" to people who are used to hearing 'yes'."

Quote on abuse - Don't let your loyalty become slavery.

Quote on abuse: "Don't let your loyalty become slavery."

Abuse quote - Sometimes just thinking about something is enough to hurt you all over again.

Abuse quote: "Sometimes just thinking about something is enough to hurt you all over again."

Quote on abuse - Nothing can drive one closer to his own insanity than a haunting memory refusing its own death.

Quote on abuse: "Nothing can drive one closer to his own insanity than a haunting memory refusing its own death."

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Abuse quote: "A trigger is the connection between the conscious mind and a buried painful memory."

Quote on abuse - Controllers, abusers and manipulative people don't question themselves. They don't ask themselves if the problem is them. They always say the problem is someone else.

Quote on abuse: "Controllers, abusers and manipulative people don't question themselves. They don't ask themselves if the problem is them. They always say the problem is someone else."

Abuse quote - Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you're worthless... but you're not worthless, you're unappreciated.

Abuse quote: "Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you're worthless... but you're not worthless, you're unappreciated."

Quote on abuse - I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

Quote on abuse: "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."

Abuse quote - You survived the abuse. You're going to survive the recovery.

Abuse quote: "You survived the abuse. You're going to survive the recovery."

Quote on abuse - Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it's the place where we find the deepest heartache

Quote on abuse: "Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it's the place where we find the deepest heartache"

Abuse quote - Being single is better than being lied to, cheated on and disrespected.

Abuse quote: "Being single is better than being lied to, cheated on and disrespected."

Abuse quote - Sometimes you have to let go just to hold on to your sanity. There are people that have mastered making you believe you're the crazy one.

Abuse quote: "Sometimes you have to let go just to hold on to your sanity. There are people that have mastered making you believe you're the crazy one."

Quote on abuse - The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.

Quote on abuse: "The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal."

Abuse quote - A woman should never invest in a relationship she wouldn't want for her daughter, nor allow any man to treat her in a way she could scold her son for.

Abuse quote: "A woman should never invest in a relationship she wouldn't want for her daughter, nor allow any man to treat her in a way she could scold her son for."

Quote on abuse - Sometimes we survive by forgetting.

Quote on abuse: "Sometimes we survive by forgetting."

Abuse quote - You can spend a lifetime trying to forget a few minutes of your childhood.

Abuse quote: "You can spend a lifetime trying to forget a few minutes of your childhood."

Quote on abuse - It is easier to build up a child that it is to repair an adult.

Quote on abuse: "It is easier to build up a child that it is to repair an adult."

Abuse quote - A house where a woman is unsafe is not a home.

Abuse quote: "A house where a woman is unsafe is not a home."

Quote on abuse - Not all wounds are visible.

Quote on abuse: "Not all wounds are visible."

Abuse quote - Love is about giving freedom and power, not about gaining control or possession.

Abuse quote: "Love is about giving freedom and power, not about gaining control or possession."

Quote on abuse - Whoever is dissatisfied with himself is continually ready for revenge.

Quote on abuse: "Whoever is dissatisfied with himself is continually ready for revenge."

Abuse quote - No one is ever a victim, although your conquerors would have you believe in your own victimhood. How else could they conquer you?

Abuse quote: "No one is ever a victim, although your conquerors would have you believe in your own victimhood. How else could they conquer you?"

Quote on abuse - The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

Quote on abuse: "The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse."

Abuse quote - Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.

Abuse quote: "Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together."

Quote on abuse - Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.

Quote on abuse: "Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you."

Abuse quote - Standing alone is better than standing with people who hurt you.

Abuse quote: "Standing alone is better than standing with people who hurt you."

Quote on abuse - Don't judge yourself by what others did to you.

Quote on abuse: "Don't judge yourself by what others did to you."

Abuse quote - When it comes to abuse, you believe there's no way out. There is always help. There is always a way out.

Abuse quote: "When it comes to abuse, you believe there's no way out. There is always help. There is always a way out."

Quote on abuse - There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

Quote on abuse: "There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds."

Abuse quote - Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.

Abuse quote: "Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime."

Quote on abuse - You can get out.

Quote on abuse: "You can get out."

Abuse quote - Trust is only a five letter word but it can be misused in so many different ways.

Abuse quote: "Trust is only a five letter word but it can be misused in so many different ways."

Quote on abuse - One of the most difficult tasks in life, is removing someone from your heart.

Quote on abuse: "One of the most difficult tasks in life, is removing someone from your heart."

Abuse quote - Find the strength inside yourself to value your own worth more than staying with someone who only keeps you down.

Abuse quote: "Find the strength inside yourself to value your own worth more than staying with someone who only keeps you down."

Quote on abuse - Peace is not just mere absence of violence

Quote on abuse: "Peace is not just mere absence of violence"

Abuse quote - The journey to leave begins on the inside.

Abuse quote: "The journey to leave begins on the inside."

Quote on abuse - I realize now I am a survivor. I am a stronger woman for opening my eyes and stepping away from someone who didn't respect themselves and would never respect me.

Quote on abuse: "I realize now I am a survivor. I am a stronger woman for opening my eyes and stepping away from someone who didn't respect themselves and would never respect me."

Abuse quote - I was heart broken, scared, I had a lot of anxiety, I was worried, I felt weak, and I had no idea how I was ever going to come up with the strength. But I just closed my eyes, and took a blind leap. I knew I had to get out of there.

Abuse quote: "I was heart broken, scared, I had a lot of anxiety, I was worried, I felt weak, and I had no idea how I was ever going to come up with the strength. But I just closed my eyes, and took a blind leap. I knew I had to get out of there."

Quote on abuse - There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear.

Quote on abuse: "There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear."

Abuse quote - Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul

Abuse quote: "Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul"

Quote on abuse - One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.

Quote on abuse: "One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered."

Abuse quote - Love is about giving freedom and power, not about gaining control or possession.

Abuse quote: "Love is about giving freedom and power, not about gaining control or possession."

Quote on abuse - Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.

Quote on abuse: "Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval."

Abuse quote - 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.

Abuse quote: "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."

Quote on abuse - From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I survived.

Quote on abuse: "From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I survived."

Abuse quote - Alone in my room, wrapped in a blanket, I whimpered and talked aloud to myself, recalling the lost glory of my youth when I considered myself, and was considered by others, a bright and capable person.

Abuse quote: "Alone in my room, wrapped in a blanket, I whimpered and talked aloud to myself, recalling the lost glory of my youth when I considered myself, and was considered by others, a bright and capable person."

Quote on abuse - after all, who isn't a survivor from the wreck of childhood?

Quote on abuse: “...after all, who isn't a survivor from the wreck of childhood?”

Abuse quote - The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

Abuse quote: "The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."

Quote on abuse: Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

Quote on abuse: "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."

Domestic violence quote - Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return.

Domestic violence quote: "Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return."

 Abuse quote - If you can't be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have... escaped.

Abuse quote: "If you can't be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have... escaped."

Quote on abuse - It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that theyre going on.

Quote on abuse: "It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that theyre going on."

Quote on abuse - abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.

Quote on abuse: "Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar"

Abuse quote - The walls between you and I always pushed us apart. It left nothing but scars fight after fight. And I'm done with you not treating me right.

Abuse quote: "The walls between you and I always pushed us apart. It left nothing but scars fight after fight. And I'm done with you not treating me right".

Insightful abuse quote - Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick

Insightful abuse quote: "Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick"

Abuse quote - Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?

Abuse quote: "Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?"

Insightful abuse quote - And how high can you fly with broken wings

Insightful abuse quote: "And how high can you fly with broken wings?"

Quote on abuse - Here I stand Empty hands Wishing my wrists were bleeding To stop the pain from the beatings.

Quote on abuse: "Here I stand Empty hands Wishing my wrists were bleeding To stop the pain from the beatings."

Abuse quote - Her soft trailing fingers would continue to attempt a connection that I refused to allow; that I couldn't allow if I wanted to survive.

Abuse quote: "Her soft trailing fingers would continue to attempt a connection that I refused to allow; that I couldn't allow if I wanted to survive."

Insightful abuse quote - But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep and I'm nestled in his arms, this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually all of the scars will have scars, and that's all I'll be--one big scar of a love gone wrong.

Insightful abuse quote: "But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep and I'm nestled in his arms, this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually all of the scars will have scars, and that's all I'll be--one big scar of a love gone wrong."

Insightful abuse quote - It´s never too late to do the right thing.

Insightful abuse quote: "It´s never too late to do the right thing."

Child abuse and parenting quote - Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up.

Child abuse and parenting quote: "Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up."

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Last Updated: 07 September 2017
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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