quote by Dick Gregory

America will tolerate the taking of a human life without giving it a second thought. But don't misuse a household pet.

— Dick Gregory

Captivate Misuse quotations

Misuse quote Worry is a misuse of the imagination!
Worry is a misuse of the imagination!

Food is not evil, but gluttony is. Childbearing is not evil, but fornication is. Money is not evil, but avarice is. Glory is not evil, but vainglory is. Indeed, there is no evil in existing things, but only in their misuse.

It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause.

Misuse quote If you are using words to hurt others, you are misusing them.
If you are using words to hurt others, you are misusing them.

How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.

People confound, misuse, interchange thinking and speaking, not realizing that speaking is for communication and thinking is for action.


The men who are to protect the community against violent aggression easily turn into the most dangerous aggressors. They transgress their mandate. They misuse their power for the oppression of those whom they were expected to defend against oppression. The main political problem is how to prevent the police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty.

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary.

When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.

Worry is a misuse of imagination.

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.


This is the most dangerous trial of all, when there is no trial and every thing goes well; for then a man is tempted to forget God, to become too bold and to misuse times of prosperity.

If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.

Gun control has proved to be a grievous failure, a means of disarming honest citizens without limiting firepower available to those who prey on the law-abiding. Attempting to use the legal system to punish the weapon rather than the person misusing the weapon is similarly doomed to fail.

What makes a scientist great is the care that he takes in telling you what is wrong with his results, so that you will not misuse them.

I think the greatest single enemy is the misuse of information, the perversion of truth in the hands of terribly skillful people.


Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers.

The misuse of extrinsic rewards, so common in business, impedes creativity, stifles personal satisfaction and turns play into work.

Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape Crush'd the sweet poison of misused wine.

You can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner.


Misuse of reason might yet return the world to pre-technological night;

plenty of religious zealots hunger for just such a result, and are happy to use the latest technology to effect it.

Lovers should not separate from each other after making love without admiring each other, without being conquered as well as conquering, so that no feeling of satiation or desolation arises nor the horrid feeling of misusing or having been misused.

In the ethical sense, propaganda bears the same relation to education as to business or politics. It may be abused. It may be used to over-advertise an institution and to create in the public mind artificial values. There can be no absolute guarantee against its misuse.

Every year tens of thousands of animals suffer and die in laboratory tests of cosmetics and household products...despite the fact that the test results do not help prevent or treat accidental or purposeful misuse of the products. Please join me in using your voice for those whose cries are forever sealed behind the laboratory doors.

I'm not against god, I'm against the misuse of god.


He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.

In effect, a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and the disadvantaged.

Most misfortunes are the results of misused time.

One should not interpret the word “Revolution” in its literal sense.

Various meanings and significances are attributed to this word, according to the interests of those who use or misuse it. For the established agencies of exploitation it conjures up a feeling of blood stained horror. To the revolutionaries it is a sacred phrase.

Without a constant misuse of language there cannot be any discovery, any progress


Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it.

Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.

Frigidity is largely nonsense. It is this generation's catchword, one only vaguely understood and constantly misused. Frigid women are few. There is a host of diffident and slow-ripening ones.

Backhoes can save us a lot of digging. But of course, you can misuse it.

The term 'lady' has been so misused, that I like better the old-fashioned term, woman.