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Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
I didn't just invent saying offensive things.
The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I'm not who I say I am when it comes to my faith - something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time.
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.
Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
Every time I write something, I think, this is the most offensive thing I will ever write. But no. I always surprise myself.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. 'Action sport' would be the least offensive categorization.
I never find sincerity offensive... so, be sincere.
God doesn't love me any more or less because I had some work done on my face. You know, I prayed about it a long, long, long, long, long time, because there again, I wouldn't want to do anything that I felt was going to be offensive to God.
An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
It's one thing to say, 'I don't like what you said to me and I find it rude and offensive,' but the moment you threaten violence in return, you've taken it to another level, where you lose whatever credibility you had.
I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society.
I think the reason that swearing is both so offensive and so attractive is that it is a way to push people's emotional buttons, and especially their negative emotional buttons. Because words soak up emotional connotations and are processed involuntarily by the listener, you can't will yourself not to treat the word in terms of what it means.
I am not now, nor will I ever be, a candidate for offensive coordinator of Iowa.
I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
I mean, when you're a pioneer and you are at the forefront of an offensive, you're going to be the most optimistic person.
Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me.
I'm not that involved in personal grooming. But I try not to be offensive to people.
Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.
You can't be satirical and not be offensive to somebody.
I like music that's more offensive. I like it to sound like nails on a blackboard, get me wild.
People misinterpret what I say all the time: They think I'm being offensive, when really, I'm only being opinionated.
I'm going to be who I am. And if you find it offensive, if you find it to be too tough, I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Alfred North Whitehead
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