If man is not made in the image of God, nothing then stands in the way of inhumanity. There is no good reason why mankind should be perceived as special. Human life is cheapened. We can see this in many of the major issues being debated in our society today.— Francis Schaeffer
Inspiring Child Abuse quotations
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
Basic anxiety can be roughly described as a feeling of being small, insignificant, helpless, deserted or endangered in a world that is out to abuse, cheat, humiliate, betray, envy... . And special in this is the child's feeling that the parents' love, their Christian charity, honesty, generosity ... may be only a pretense.
The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun;
not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.
The victimization of children is nowhere forbidden; what is forbidden is to write about it.
I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.
A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "maybe this isn't for me?".
Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state.
We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.
Child abuse is still sanctioned — indeed, held in high regard — in our society as long as it is defined as child-rearing. It is a tragic fact that parents beat their children in order to escape the emotions from how they were treated by their own parents.
It's important to talk about it. You raise awareness. But you can also prevent it (child abuse) by not letting it be a secret.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.
Female genital mutilation targets little girls, baby girls - fragile angels who are helpless, who cannot fight back. It's a crime against a child, a crime against humanity. It's abuse. It's absolutely criminal and we have to stop it.
If we can't begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future.
A child needs your love most when they deserve it least.
We're not at a point in time to be taking chances with children and young people in the church. The Holy Father himself said... there is no room in the priesthood or religious life for someone who has abused a child. I think he's right.
Just take them rascals [rapists, killers, child abusers] out in the swamp / Put 'em on their knees and tie 'em to a stump / Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest.
I keep wondering how to explain the experience of child abuse from the inside.
I'm going to try to explain what my world was like when I was sexually abused. The thing you have to remember is that this was the thinking of a child.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
Even child abuse specialists do not routinely screen for domestic violence.
This shows how much more education we need to do, even among experts, to understand the known links between violence of the child and the parent.
Mistreating your drum set is just one step below child abuse
To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse.
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.
The fact is that far more crime and child abuse has been committed by zealots in the name of God, Jesus and Mohammed than has ever been committed in the name of Satan. Many people don’t like that statement, but few can argue with it.
One person of integrity can make a difference.
I'm against abstinence programs because I really consider "abstinence only" child abuse.
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
In 'Tarahumara' land, there was no crime, war or theft.
There was no corruption, obesity, drug addiction, greed, wife-beating, child abuse, heart disease, high blood pressure, or carbon emissions. They didn't get diabetes, or depressed, or even old: 50-year-olds outran teenagers.
To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation - is that good for the world?
Inculcating the various competing - competing, note - falsehoods of the major faiths into small children is a form of child abuse, and a scandal.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Child abuse damages a person for life and that damage is in no way diminished by the ignorance of the perpetrator. It is only with the uncovering of the complete truth as it affects all those involved that a genuinely viable solution can be found to the dangers of child abuse.
Regarding the accusations of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, deplorable and disgusting as those abuses are, they are not so harmful to the children as the grievous mental harm in bringing up the child Catholic in the first place.
Whilst child abuse may be committed behind closed doors, it should never be swept under the carpet.
The creative adult is the child who survived.
Child abuse continues to be a significant problem in the United Sates.
It was estimated that 2001,903,000 children were the victims of child abuse or neglect. Child abuse is a crime perpetrated on the innocent and the defenseless.
Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love - now you are love.
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.
There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children who have not found the right book.
Being bullied by a serial bully is equivalent to being stalked or being battered by a partner or being abused as a child and should be accorded the same gravity.
We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.
Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged; let us be loud; let us be bold.
Had Mother Nature been a real parent, she would have been in jail for child abuse and murder.
I wanted to write something from a child's viewpoint.
.. Five of the characters I have played in movies have either been abused or became abusers, themselves, and I just kind of felt like there was a need.