Mistreated Sayings and Quotes

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

Not a single creature deserves to be mistreated, or abused. Not a one.     

Anthony Douglas Williams

Never, ever mistreat someone who loves you. Because you're not entitled to that love.     

Caroline Myss

It's not other people that hurt us, but what we feel about them.     

Joseph Fink

Sports fans have been mistreated for a long time. They have overpaid for inferior food and they have had poor service.     

Dave Checketts

Hurt is a bruise on the outside. Harm is a bruise on the inside.     

Tiffany Reisz

The reason why parents mistreat their children has less to do with character and temperament than with the fact that they were mistreated themselves and were not permitted to defend themselves.     

Alice Miller

There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me today will have somebody to laugh at him tomorrow.     

Seneca The Younger

Evil companions bring more hurt than profit.     


The hurt you embrace becomes joy.     


Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives.     

Albert Schweitzer

Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.     

Alexis Carrel

Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.     

Samuel Griswold Goodrich

Beat a dog once and you only have to show him the whip     

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

If you find yourself mistreated, misunderstood, and mocked as a Christian, take heart, for so they did to the Christ.     

Kevin DeYoung

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.     

George R.R. Martin

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

Charles Bradlaugh

Forget what hurt you but never forget what it thaught you.     

Mason Cooley

No one should be harassed or mistreated because of who they are, who they love, or what they believe.     

Mike Pence

The hurt affects your ability to go forward.     

Deb Caletti

If one mistreats citizens of foreign countries, one infringes upon one's duty toward one's own subjects; for thus one exposes themto the law of retribution.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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


When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don't get to decide that you didn't.     

Louis C.K.

Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated, which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.     

Ken Starr

If the abuse be enormous, nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system.     

Samuel Johnson

One should never do wrong in return, nor mistreat any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.     


Animals shouldn't be mistreated.     

Tucker Carlson

Nobody should mistreat anybody. Homosexuals should not be mistreated. Heterosexuals should not be mistreated. Bisexuals should not be mistreated.     

Kirk Cameron

Humans all want to beat the clock but nobody ever does.     

Shirley Manson

You still indulge in distrustful fears that things will go wrong, or that people will betray you, or mistreat you; get above all of them.     

Wallace D. Wattles