Verbal Abuse Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old verbal abuse quotes, verbal abuse sayings, and verbal abuse proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Some guys like to undermine a girl's self-esteem with little verbal jabs. Eventually it all adds up. One bee sting doesn't hurt a horse, but enough bee stings can kill a horse.     

Oliver Gaspirtz

Verbal abuse is not a form on entertainment.     

J. E. Brown

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

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words they'll destroy me.     

Cassandra Giovanni

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

Rash and incessant scolding runs into custom and renders itself despised.     

Michel de Montaigne

The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.     

Jean De La Bruyere

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

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

Joseph Addison

The bitter clamour of two eager tongues.     

Shakespeare

They have vilified me, they have crucified me; yes, they have even criticized me.     

Richard J. Daley

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

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

Isaac Barrow

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

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

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

J.K. Rowling

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

Stephen Richards

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

Goku

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

Benjamin Franklin

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've slipped on occasion into the realm of irresponsible invective, but I try to avoid it and generally recant when I fall short. Because name-calling does nothing to improve understanding or move the political debate forward.     

Mark McKinnon

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

For evil deeds may better than bad words be borne.     

Spenser

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

I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise.     

Rachel Nichols

If verbal abuse had consequences, it would stop right now.     

J. E. Brown