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Offending Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Offending

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My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King
and Country and I am envious only of glory;
for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.
- Horatio Nelson

I'm really proud of Gunsmoke.
We put on a good show every week - one that families
could all watch together without offending anyone.
- Ken Curtis

The problem with writing about religion is that you
run the risk of offending sincerely religious people,
and then they come after you with machetes.
- Dave Barry

Justice is always violent to the party offending,
for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
- Daniel Defoe

 

Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love
than one who inspires fear.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Laws are sand, customs are rock.
Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped,
but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.
The penalty may be unfair, unrighteous, illogical, and a cruelty;
no matter, it will be inflicted, just the same.
Certainly, then, there can be but one wise thing
for a visiting stranger to do -
find out what the country's customs are,
and refrain from offending against them.
- Mark Twain

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it,
will offend someone.
- Peter Steele

This is a revolution, damnit!
We're going to have to offend somebody!
- Peter Stone

We take a lot of care with lyrics because we don't want to offend anybody.
- Bill Haley

A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me,
but sets me back a bit.
I, as a viewer, have trouble with it.
I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world.
- Jerry Lewis

Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody
or cause problems within the company.
The safest approach is to remove all useful information.
- Scott Adams

We all like to forgive, and love best not those who offend us least,
nor who have done most for us, but those who make it
most easy for us to forgive them.
- Samuel Butler

We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody.
- Mel Brooks

People are going to say what they say.
I know sometimes I say things; I offend people.
- Mike Tyson

Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed,
Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God,
but Jesus did.
- Josh McDowell

It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others:
we are not sure enough of their souls.
- Jean Rostand

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend,
it ceases to exist.
- Salman Rushdie

We don't deliberately set out to offend.
Unless we feel it's justified.
- Graham Chapman

Art should offend people because art should challenge people.
- Eriq La Salle

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
- Sam Brown

Apparently, there's this whole set of disgruntled people
but obviously it's not my intention to offend anyone
by changing the style of music that I've done.
- Jonny Lang

I don't want to offend people.
- Isaac Mizrahi

Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters,
always provided that he does not offend against the
rules of morality and good taste.
- Thomas Edward Brown

If I ever did cross over I would like to do it tactfully.
I don't want to offend anyone in country.
Can you have the best of both worlds? I sure like the idea of it!
- Bryan White

It is not difficult to govern.
All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
- Mencius

John Kerry didn't out me, nor did he offend or attack
me by calling me a lesbian.
I certainly couldn't be offended by the truth.
- Mary Cheney

I don't set out to offend or shock, but I also don't do anything to avoid it.
- Sarah Silverman

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery.
If you flatter all the company, you please none;
If you flatter only one or two,
you offend the rest.
- Jonathan Swift

I don't see me doing $100 million films because $100 million films,
the very nature of them, you need to offend as few
people as possible just to make your money back.
- Eriq La Salle

That text-books be permitted in Catholic schools such
as will not offend the religious views of the minority,
and which from an educational standpoint shall be satisfactory to the advisory board.
- Charles Tupper

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend
them and show that you distrust them either through
cowardice or lack of confidence,
and both of these opinions generate hatred.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become
even more problematic now,
when the world is at war with terrorism and the United
States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally.
- Adam Schiff

This is a work of fiction.
All the characters in it, human and otherwise,
are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk,
whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence.
Or lack thereof.
- Neil Gaiman

That men should live honestly, quietly,
and comfortably together, it is needful that they should
live under a sense of God's will,
and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God,
and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively.
- Isaac Barrow

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom,
and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men,
who take offence at the simplicity of truth,
is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.
- John Woolman

I really fancy Harrison Ford.
I've got to say I think he's really divine.
He's, like, an older man, I guess, although he's not really that old,
obviously.
I don't want to offend him.
- Minnie Driver

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.
- Matt Blunt

I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny
gay couples their legal rights.
However, most of us don't want to call it marriage,
because we think that word has religious connotations,
and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.
- Tony Campolo

I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what
I think no matter whom it offends.
- Julia Ward Howe

I brought this case because I am an atheist and this offends me,
and I have the right to bring up my daughter without
God being imposed into her life by her schoolteachers.
- Michael Newdow

Who to himself is law, no law doth need,
offends no law, and is a king indeed.
- George Chapman

It is the public scandal that offends;
to sin in secret is no sin at all.
- Moliere

Literature should not be suppressed merely because
it offends the moral code of the censor.
- William O. Douglas

You work your butt off and somebody says you can't
have your record played because it offends them.
Tyrants are made of such stuff.
- Richard Pryor

I speak my mind.
If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that.
But I'm going to be honest.
I'm going to continue to speak my mind,
and that's who I am.
- Jesse Ventura

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb...
and I also know that I'm not blonde.
- Dolly Parton

Being offended is part of being in the real world.
- Courtney Love

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't
reach the quality it should have.
- Leonardo da Vinci

God has never, in the history of mankind,
allowed his name to go long offended.
- David Wilkerson

No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves;
it is the woman only who can make it a torment.
- Jane Austen

Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my
soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
- Rene Descartes

In America today, if your sensibilities are offended
by something that has happened,
you get an enormous amount of credibility and are taken very seriously.
- Brit Hume

Well, I love Pink Floyd, so I wouldn't be offended by it.
I only intentionally robbed them three or four times.
- Josh Silver

I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme.
I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone -
even when they're laughing.
I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
- Sophia Bush

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them,
but for yourself.
- Harriet Nelson

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
- Robertson Davies

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views,
but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

We should assume that the end product can be switched
off by any consumer who is offended or frightened by it.
- Richard King

The true reason of Ms.
Rice's attack against Russia is very simple.
Condoleezza Rice is a very cruel, offended woman who lacks men's attention.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book.
You just have to shut it.
- Salman Rushdie

A date once leaned in to kiss me, and he ended up kissing my cheek.
He was a little offended, but I didn't want to kiss
him just to not hurt his feelings.
- Denise Richards

My parents have always been offended by my weight,
embarrassed maybe.
It didn't fit with their sensibilities.
- Camryn Manheim

Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God;
the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet
those whom we have offended.
- Matthew Simpson

Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism,
that the standards of the past have gone,
are very offended about the quality of film criticism.
- Wim Wenders

We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive
to people of the Jewish persuasion,
and we led off with it, and they were offended by it,
and that was that.
- Santiago Durango

Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know,
or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended
by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
- John Updike

I'm offended every time I see George Bush on TV!
- Courtney Love

Miles Davis turned his back to the audience when he came out on stage,
and he offended people.
But, he wasn't there to entertain; he was all about the music.
I kind of do that.
- Bobby McFerrin

I apologize if anybody was offended by anything I said.
- Jerome Corsi


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