Ancient Proverbs: 25 – Abuse.


“These are the four abuses: desire to succeed in order to make oneself famous; taking credit for the labors of others; refusal to correct one’s errors despite advice; refusal to change one’s ideas despite warnings.”    

~ Confucius

“Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.”   

~ Edgar Howe

“Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.”    

~ Voltaire


11 thoughts on “Ancient Proverbs: 25 – Abuse.

  1. Wow, this is supremely powerful! Even without the words. Thank you for posting this, my friend. X

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Your message is powerful, hard to look at and oh so necessary if social injustices are going to change. You are making a difference. I am glad you are strong and brave enough to do it in spite of all you have had to endure.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Reblogged this on I'm a teacher, again and commented:

    Strong piece – continue to talk about it, and please begin to act upon it – look in the mirror, don’t just complement the suggestion of awareness.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. how could anyone not like or think this post valuable – you deserve hundreds of likes for stating the obvious. Sadly our society is so filled with media driven reminders. Wonder why? Well, really wonder why there needs to be so much emphasis, because quite frankly, why the hell don’t people get it? Think I’ll write about this aj – thanks for the inspiration.

    Liked by 1 person

Go ahead...say somethin'!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.