63+ Best Domestic Violence Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational domestic violence quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Domestic Violence Quotes

Success will come when the societal attitude changes and not a single woman in America asks herself the question ‘What did I do?’. — Joe Biden

It’s a subject that is often hidden and very secretive, but it’s something which I feel should have a light shone upon it. — Fern Britton

It is suggested that in domestic violence at least the presence or absence of a firearm, or of any other type of weapon, is of far less importance to the outcome than the passion generated in the attacker. The man who has lost control will cause serious injuries in many cases, quite irrespective of the weapon he uses and regardless of the certainty of detections and punishment. — Colin Greenwood

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult. — Lord Chesterfield

There were no hundreds and hundreds of cases of domestic violence. I would have no knowledge of that or have any idea how I would authenticate that. That was never the intent of the writer’s conversation with me. — Jerry Angelo

So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone. — Pamela Stephenson

These women need to feel that we’re all aware of what they may be going through, to give them the confidence to speak out. — Anna Friel

Women trapped in violent relationships need to know that there’s no shame in talking out and walking out on their abusive partners. — Kate Thornton

To help break the cycle of domestic violence, we must allow survivors to take time off from work without fear of losing their job, to go to court, to see a doctor or to find a safe place to live. — Lucille Roybal-Allard

I lived in Complexo do Alemao until I was 12, dealt with domestic violence in my childhood and faced difficulties in life. — Maria das Gracas Silva Foster

I represent an affluent district, but when I worked to form my county’s first battered-women’s shelter, some nights there were no beds left. Violence against women crosses all economic lines. — Lynn Woolsey

Our silence is deafening and deadly. — James Brown

Those serpents! There’s no pleasing them! — Lewis Carroll

I’ve overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse. — Tatum O’Neal

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours. — Eric Idle

Sexual assault and domestic violence are difficult things to talk about. Talk about them anyway. — Mariska Hargitay

Domestic violence and sexual assault go hand in hand. — Georgia Taylor

There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable. — Ban Ki-moon

My niece was a sexual-assault victim. My sister is a survivor of domestic violence. We have more shelters for animals than for battered women. That’s not the message we should be sending. — Hilda Solis

As the duties of superintending the national defense and of securing the public peace against foreign or domestic violence involve a provision for casualties and dangers to which no possible limits can be assigned, the power of making that provision ought to know no other bounds than the exigencies of the nation and the resources of the community. — Alexander Hamilton

Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture. — Charlotte Bunch

I will also continue to fight to provide better economic security for victims of domestic violence. — Lucille Roybal-Allard

Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don’t waste a second demolishing it brick by brick. — Candice Bergen

Pregnant women are more likely to die from homicide by domestic violence than any other cause of death. — Lois Capps

All marriages are sacred, but not all are safe. — Rob Jackson

I did not know that the first step in any domestic violence relationship is to seduce and charm the victim. I also did not know that the second step is to isolate the victim. The next step in the domestic violence pattern is to introduce the threat of violence and see how she reacts. We victims know something you [non-victims] usually don’t. It’s incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser, because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is to ‘kill her’. Over 70% of domestic violence murders happens after the victim has ended the relationship. — Leslie Morgan Steiner

It’s so important to raise awareness of this problem that continues to affect 1 in 4 women at some point in their lifetime, regardless of career, wealth or background. — Anna Friel

When a wife wouldn’t testify, little punishment was meted out. Alex came to understand that only those who pressed charges ever became truly free, because the life they were leading was a prison, even if most of them wouldn’t admit it. — Nicholas Sparks

Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12. — Lucille Roybal-Allard

They don’t like the thought of someone else making demands on the person whom they see as belonging entirely to them. — Jodi Picoult

When food becomes scarce, refugees often turn to desperate measures to feed themselves and their families. We are particularly worried about the health of the refugee population, domestic violence and refugees resorting to illegal employment or even to prostitution, just to put enough food on the table. — Antonio Guterres

The time when domestic violence is the most lethal is when the person is trying to leave the situation. — Julie Johnston

The more that we choose not to talk about domestic violence, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose. — Russell Wilson

It’s never too late to do the right thing. — Nicholas Sparks

I think we’re at a time where people just want to join together and cause change. People don’t want to live like this any more. — Charlize Theron

After all, who isn’t a survivor from the wreck of childhood? — Nicole Krauss

It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that theyre going on. — Julian Assange

This is not love. It is a crime… You can’t look the other way just because you have not experienced domestic violence with your own flesh. — Salma Hayek

Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this. — Nicole Kidman

Hey ladies, I’m willing to do my part to end domestic violence by posting a selfie online. Some might call me a hero — Nev Schulman

It’s incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser, because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is: kill her. — Leslie Morgan Steiner

The Violence Against Women Act protects the lives of tens of thousands of domestic violence victims. But the U.S. must also support gender equality around the world, and that means acknowledging that some nations we consider to be our friends are no friends to women. — Barbara Boxer

There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life. — Salma Hayek

The effects of abuse are devastating and far-reaching. Domestic violence speaks many languages, has many colours and lives in many different communities. — Sandra Pupatello

One of the most basic things we can do is let the men in our lives know it’s not okay to mistreat a woman. — Tim McGraw

We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence — Charles Clarke

Domestic violence is the front line of the war against women. — Pearl Cleage

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind’s most basic duty to protect the innocent. — James T. Walsh

You don’t have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future. — Jane Green

No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone. — Salma Hayek

I’ve been doing this work [ambassador of VDay]for a long time, and there are so many ways that we have to work to eradicate domestic violence and violence against women, this felt like such a tangible way to make a difference. — Kerry Washington

Domestic violence is a carefully laid physical, financial and psychological trap. — Leslie Morgan Steiner

The very definition of news is something that hardly ever happens. If an incident is in the news, we shouldn’t worry about it. It’s when something is so common that its no longer news – car crashes, domestic violence – that we should worry. — Bruce Schneier

Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more. — Salma Hayek

Growing up, I thought my grandfather was dead. Later, I learned he was alive, but my family pretended he didn’t exist because of the terrible way he’d abused my grandmother and my mother. He did things like shave my grandmother’s head and lock her in a closet. With my mother’s help, my grandmother finally left him. — Deborah Pryce

If George Zimmerman had been arrested for domestic violence, Trayvon Martin might still be alive. — Gloria Steinem

Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’…Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear. — Laura Davies

There’s no such thing as just a domestic. — Patrick Stewart

One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime. This is an appalling human rights violation, yet it remains one of the invisible and under-recognized pandemics of our time. — Nicole Kidman

My mother and I are big domestic violence advocates. — Brandon Marshall

The thing about secrets is they keep you in a prison. Once you share, WHOOSH, there is a release. — Joyce Meyer

Constipation was one of the things she hated most in the world, on par with despicable men who commit domestic violence and narrow-minded religious fundamentalists. — Haruki Murakami

Victims of domestic violence need assistance and deserve justice, I commend the crime unit’s efforts to put offenders behind bars and reach out to victims. — Bob Riley

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