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All of us take offense to anyone who reaps the rewards of living in America without taking on the responsibilities of living in America. And undocumented immigrants who desperately want to embrace those responsibilities see little option but to remain in the shadows, or risk their families being torn apart.
The Hell's Angels try not to do anything halfway, and anyone who deals in extremes is bound to cause trouble, whether he means to or not. This, along with a belief in total retaliation for any offense or insult, is what makes the Hell's Angels unmanageable for the police and morbidly fascinating to the general public.
Hunter S. Thompson
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Forgiveness is not a feeling - it's a decision we make because we want to do what's right before God. It's a quality decision that won't be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.
To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
I have come to the conclusion that it's a waste of time to have too much pride in anything. Perhaps it's good to have a sense of duty, a jealous zeal to protect or improve, but pride ultimately is only that which stands vulnerable to offense and degradation.
Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime.
On September 11, 2001, we thought we were going to be attacked many, many times between then and now. We haven't been. I believe we had a president who made the right decision at the right time... to put us on offense against terrorists.
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
If a person says or does something that we consider offensive, our first obligation is to refuse to take offense and then communicate privately, honestly, and directly with that individual. Such an approach invites inspiration from the Holy Ghost and permits misperceptions to be clarified and true intent to be understood.
David A. Bednar
Anyone working in the media can tell you that there seems to be an always-ready-to-explode segment of the populace for whom offense is a fate worse than anything imaginable. You'd think offense is one of the most calamitous things that could happen to a human being; right up there with the loss of a limb, or just missing a parking space.
The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves.
No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.
Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
Henry Ward Beecher
God's first line of defense - and offense - for every situation is prayer.
Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I've been in international competition, and now I know what the big boys can do. You don't go out and just run. There's an offense and a defense.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
I've analyzed the best I can... and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.
Richard M. Nixon
If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!
What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.
Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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