39 Quotes About Verbal Abuse in Relationships


Chaos in any relationship may seem exciting at first but can later reflect early signs of abuse. These quotes about verbal abuse in relationships serve as a reminder of what lines not to cross.

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

“Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one’s own and that of other people.”

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.”

“Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.”

“By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof.”

“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.”

“For evil deeds may better than bad words be borne.”

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

“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.”

“If a normally kind, agreeable person makes an enemy of you, you ought to ask yourself why.”

“If people keep stepping on you, wear a pointy hat.”

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

“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.”

“It amazes me when education, religion and family values fail to create a human being.”

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

“Outside of my professional life, I have known many couples over the years who had passion and electricity between them and who treated each other well.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Some things that goes out of your mouth can wrap itself around your neck and choke you to death in future.”

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

“The bitter clamour of two eager tongues.”

“The fact of the matter is, if you haven’t been in an abusive relationship, you don’t really know what the experience is like. ”

“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.”

“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.”

“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.”

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

“The symptoms of abuse are there, and the woman usually sees them: the escalating frequency of put-downs. Early generosity turning more and more to selfishness.”

“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.”

“There certainly are some women who treat their male partners badly, berating them, calling them names, attempting to control them.”

“There is a way of reacting to insult that gives people the impression that you want more. I don’t know what it is, but I seem to have mastered it.”

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

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

“To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.”

“Ugly and ungainly. The least dependable creature you ever met. Just when you think you understand her, she changes. If only I had a son.”

“Verbal abuse is not a form on entertainment.”

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

“When a man’s face contorts in bitterness and hatred, he looks a little insane. When his mood changes from elated to assaultive in the time it takes to turn around, his mental stability seems open to question.”

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