Offence Quotes

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Tacitus
“To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.”
Tacitus

Philip Pullman
“I think there's a difference between (a) offending people for its own sake, which I don't necessarily want to do, because some people are good and decent and it would be unkind to upset them simply to indulge my own self-importance, and (b) challenging their prejudices, their preconceptions, or their comfortable assumptions. I'm very happy to do that. But we need to be on our guard when people say they're offended. No one actually has the right to go through life without being offended. Some people think they can say "such-and-such offends me" and that will stop the "offensive" words or behaviour and force the "offender" to apologise. I'm very much against that tactic. No one should be able to shut down discussion by making their feelings more important than the search for truth. If such people are offended, they should put up with it.”
Philip Pullman

Tim Fargo
“Some people take offense like it's a limited time offer.”
Tim Fargo

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A person's true character lies somewhere until after you might have pressed the wrong button without knowing, then you'll realize that there are dogs in human form.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Amit Kalantri
“Anger gets you into trouble, ego keeps you in trouble.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

A.J. Darkholme
“Why spend your life working on defense when no defense can be made truly impenetrable? Take the offensive – learn the vulnerabilities of the world around you and be the change you wish to see rather than living in constant fear of what may happen to you instead.”
A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

Dick Francis
“Never ever make a joke to the police, they have no sense of humour. Never make a political joke, it will always be considered an insult. Always remember that umbrage can be taken by the lift of an eyebrow. Remember that if offence can possibly be taken, it will be.”
Dick Francis, 10 lb Penalty

Israelmore Ayivor
“Leaders create influence with the clays of criticism others throw at them. They don't take offence; they take corrections.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Israelmore Ayivor
“Offence is like muddy soil; when trapped underfoot, it resists rapid progress. Don't trap offences under your mind, else you resist change! Jesus said "Shake the soil off your sandals"! What are you waiting for? Shake it off!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Israelmore Ayivor
“To know if someone can speak offensively or politely, don’t give him poem to recite; don’t give him a song to sing. Just engage him in an argument and you will know it for yourself who he is.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

James Taranto
“Some libs took offense at my David Broder quip earlier. In my own defense, I was taught in college it's OK to disrespect dead white males.”
James Taranto

Israelmore Ayivor
“Regrets won't change anything. Don't Reject yourself. Just Refrain from what you did badly; repent and move on.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Maria McCann
“I mean that repeated offences, even when they secure forgiveness, drive out love. And from that I came to say that one may compel obedience but never love.”
Maria McCann, As Meat Loves Salt

Israelmore Ayivor
“To become a better you, take note of what gets you offended quickly and never go there or let it come to you.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Israelmore Ayivor
“Hate nobody; love everybody including people who offend you.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Vinod Pande
“Politeness can at once be the indifferent affliction of the ‘civilized’ as well as a subterfuge for the designed offence.”
Vinod Pande, Don's wife

Pawan Mishra
“It’s our version of a black hole. Just like amply compact mass can distort space and time to cause a black hole, a sufficiently dense breach of discipline in our office causes a black hole that sucks the offender away for eternity, never to spit him back.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Donna Goddard
“The ego is constantly on guard and looking for all the ways it will be betrayed and hurt. If we listen with our fears then almost everything is a threat. If we listen with our spirit then no offence is taken. The voice we listen to changes our perception.”
Donna Goddard, Together

Israelmore Ayivor
“The worst ever offence you can commit against your time is to think that “time spent making plans is time being wasted!” Leaders don’t think that way!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Craig  Stone
“When we’re young nothing offends us, except adults telling us what should. Then when we become adults, nothing offends us, except we are offended on behalf of our young.”
Craig Stone, The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

“Victims support is everybodies responsibility, let's always lend a helping hand.”
Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba

“Justice is a necessity for a fair and free society.”
Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba

Jay Woodman
“Let us not take offence over small cheese, let things slide off when they don’t really matter, not take things personally, be free to make better use of our energy, to get on with something meaningful instead.”
Jay Woodman

George MacDonald
“Like some of the rest of us, she never reflected how balefully her evil mood might operate; and that all things work for good in the end, will not cover those by whom come the offenses. Another night's rest, it is true, sent the evil mood to sleep again for a time, but did not exorcise it; for there are demons that go not out without prayer, and a bad temper is one of them--a demon as contemptible, mean-spirited, and unjust, as any in the peerage of hell--much petted, nevertheless, and excused, by us poor lunatics who are possessed by him.”
George MacDonald, Mary Marston

“If a man realizes who he is, he cannot be hurt, humiliated or offended”
Sunday Adelaja

Dada Bhagwan
“Know the other person’s viewpoint first and then talk. To Talk after comparing it or mixing it with our viewpoint is an offence.”
Dada Bhagwan

Enock Maregesi
“Kuvunja sheria ni sawa na kufanya kosa, na kwa hiyo kuwa mkosaji, mbele ya sheria na mbele ya mungu.”
Enock Maregesi

“It is only our inflated egos that lead us on to take offence over every trifle.”
Dada J. P. Vaswani

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Attempting to condense the effect of serial offence is immense nonsense; the culprit cannot silence the law. He will face the consequence when sentence is passed. Residence in jail will be his lot where other convicts will burst his smelly jelly belly.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

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