Emotional Abuse Sayings and Quotes

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

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

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 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

The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

Astrid Alauda

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

Steve Maraboli

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

Iyanla Vanzant

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

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.     

Edmund Burke

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

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 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

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


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

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.     


Abuse is the means in which violence retards love.     

Inga Muscio

You survived the abuse. You're going to survive the recovery.     


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

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

John Adams

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

So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.     

Pamela Stephenson

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.     


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


It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that they're going on.     

Julian Assange

The biggest abuses in society happen when people are not able to communicate and not able to connect.     

Heather Brooke

Not all wounds are visible.