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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.
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.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
I live in America. I have the right to write whatever I want. And it's equaled by another right just as powerful: the right not to read it. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
You can only offend me if you mean something to me.
I believe in absolute freedom of expression. Everyone has a right to offend and be offended.
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.
We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease.
My point is simply this: I believe I have a calling. Do you know what that calling is? To stand up in a new and hard core, radical way for the Lord. In the process, if I insult a couple of people, if I offend a couple of people, and if I got to shake it up a little bit, as long as it is led by the Holy Spirit, amen.
I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it, will offend someone.
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.
Do you want me to apologize after every joke? If it doesn't offend somebody it's probably not a joke. It's probably an observation that's not funny. It's gotta offend somebody somewhere.
If you're not going to offend somebody you don't need the First Amendment.
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.
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
My family was all born in Sicily and I'm Italian-American. They're the real thing. They're authentic Italians, and honestly they're the most open-minded, nicest people in the world and nothing can really offend them. That's the way I think true Sicilians are.
People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people.
I think people should have the common courtesy and judgment - the good judgment - not to be - not to offend other peoples' faiths.
It's impossible to go through life not offending people. All you have to do is basically have an opinion on anything, and you're gonna offend people.
I've never really been one to try to be politically correct. I just feel truth is truth, and sometimes I probably offend some people.
It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
I don't set out to offend or shock, but I also don't do anything to avoid it.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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