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"Respectability offends my taste." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Censorship offends me." - Anonymous

"Tabloid stuff just offends." - William Shatner

"A gentleman never offends unintentionally" - Oscar Wilde

"Too much zeal offends where indirection works." - Euripides

"Too much zeal offends where indirection works." - Euripides

"The zeal of fools offends at any time." - Alexander Pope

"Woe to the man who offends a small child!" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The tongue offends and the ears get the cuffing" - Benjamin Franklin

"I can't, myself determine what offends another person." - Paula Deen

"He who offends others, does not secure himself." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Exaggeration misleads the credulous and offends the perceptive." - Eliza Cook

"Who offends writes on sand, who is offended on marble." - Proverbs

"If being me offends you, maybe I'm not the problem." - Tsem Tulku

"The arrogance that accompanies merit offends us even more than the arrogance of people who are lacking in merit: since merit itself offends us." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards because a refusal often offends, I read somewhere." - Terry Pratchett

"Your career will be a painful one. I divine something in you which offends the vulgar." - Stendhal

"When someone offends you, you can raise your spirits to heights where offenses cannot reach." - Anthony De Mello

"If someone offends you by speech, you must learn to defend yourself by speech." - Camille Paglia

"That which offends the ear will not easily gain admission to the mind." - Quintilian

"A gospel that in no way offends the sinner has not been understood." - Mark Dever

"The sound of you, it offends me. Abomination, I command you to be silent." - Thomas E. Sniegoski

"Let not that man presumes to look for mercy from God who offends His Holy Mother!" - Louis de Montfort

"Who to himself is law no law doth need; offends none and is king indeed." - George Chapman

"All of this talk of recession offends me. I am delighted that bankers have less money." - Chris Odowd

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

"Everything that's said against me offends me, whether it's true or not." - Nick Cave

"All of this talk of recession offends me. I am delighted that bankers have less money." - Chris O'Dowd

"All that is unfair, offends us if it's not beneficial for us" - Luc De Clapiers

"How many people have had starter marriages? For some reason, mine really offends people." - Jessica Seinfeld

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

"It deserves and warrants conversation because somebody is saying, 'Hey, this offends me,'" - Darrell Green

"Sometimes God offends our minds in order to reveal our hearts." - John Wimber

"Let what offends God offend me, and what God pardons, I pardon." - Criss Jami

"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

"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

"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

"Beware of flattery, 'tis a weed Which oft offends the very idol-vice, Whose shrine it would perfume." - Elijah Fenton

"I'm as against restricting access to drugs as I am to burning books. It offends me in the same way." - Terence Mckenna

"Whoever turns away from us might not offend us in doing so perhaps, but he certainly offends our followers." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"When the truth offends no one it should come from our lips as naturally as the air we breathe." - Stanislaw I Leszczynski

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

"Those who want to be offended don't have the right to try and close down the newspaper that offends them." - Christopher Hitchens

"If you never encounter anything in your community that offends you, then you are not living in a free society." - Kim Campbell

"When the truth offends no one it should come from our lips as naturally as the air we breathe." - Stanislaw Leszczynski

"Beware of flattery, 'tis a weed Which oft offends the very idol - vice, Whose shrine it would perfume." - Elijah Fenton

"When someone offends me, I think it's a gift from Allah (god). He (Allah) is teaching me humility." - Ibn Taymiyyah

"When someone offends me, I think it's a gift from Allah (god). He (Allah) is teaching me humility." - Ibn Taymiyyah

"A valuable friend is one who'll tell you what you should be told, even if it offends you." - Frank A Clark

"You want to talk about the word faggot because it really offends you? Well you're a douchebag." - Joe Rogan

"When the truth offends no one it should come from our lips as naturally as the air we breathe." - Stanislaw I Leszczynski

"Sharia is the impetus behind multinational diplomatic efforts to accommodate Sharia blasphemy prohibitions on expression that offends Muslims." - Frank Gaffney

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

"Time travel offends our sense of cause and effect - but maybe the universe doesn't insist on cause and effect." - Edward M Lerner

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

"The moral spectacle of capitalism still offends, as does American capitalism's implacable insistence that the market determine value even in the political, intellectual, and artistic spheres." - William Pfaff

"The knight departing for new adventures offends his lady, yet she has nothing but contempt for him if he remains at her feet." - Simone De Beauvoir

"While we often huddle in groups of like-minded people, those with faith blaze a trail that threatens all of our comfort zones. Faith offends the stationary." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Truth offends everyone outside its definitions. But the irony of truth is that the greater its potential for offense, the greater its potential for giving hope." - David Jeremiah

"Nothing so offends the doctrinaire intellectual as our ability to achieve the momentous in a matter-of-fact way, unblessed by words." - Eric Hoffer

"The world is to be carried forward by truth, which at first offends, which wins its way by degrees, which the many hate and would rejoice to crush." - William Ellery Channing

"Earth Day is the first holy day...and is devoted to the harmony of nature... The celebration offends no historical calendar, yet it transcends them all." - Margaret Mead

"[L]et us work to rid ourselves of our attacks of over-zealousness especially when it offends against respect, esteem, and charity." - Vincent de Paul

"There is scarcely any fault in another which offends us more than vanity, though perhaps there is none that really injures us so little." - Hannah More

"It's just what they are - they're jokes...most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks...I can't determine what offends another person." - Paula Deen

"Once you take away the struggle for food, clothing and shelter, work is the one four letter word that offends everyone." - Lenny Bruce

"It's just what they are - they"re jokes...most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks...I ca' determine what offends another person." - Paula Deen

"[Zwarte Piet] is unfortunate, and just like the early American blackface films, if it offends a segment of the population, it shouldn't be shown again." - Roger Ross Williams

"It's not so much the question that offends me; it's that the people asking it don't seem to respect the moral seriousness of the question." - Phil Klay

"Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind." - Michel De Montaigne

"I have thick skin. I'm not a baby. Nothing really offends me. If there's something I think might offend me, I don't listen to it." - Larry The Cable Guy

"Wyman's overpopulated universe is in many ways unlovely. It offends the aesthetic sense of us who have a taste for desert landscapes." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"Humor has become so cliche and boring that nothing's funny anymore unless it involves something totally disgusting that offends somebody or makes them feel really uncomfortable." - Tom Delonge

"We have dignity in Mexico and we have to put a stop to anybody who offends the dignity of Mexico or its institutions." - Vicente Fox

"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 think my confidence offends a lot of people, but I think people should learn from it and be inspired by it, instead of finding it offensive." - Jon Jones

"I'm an educator, and I'm a scientist, and I speak what is objectively true. And if that offends you, I can try to have a conversation with you to ask why it offends you, and tell you why objective truth should not offend you because that's how the world works." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Every good lawyer knows that if there is something in his client's cause that so personally offends you, morally, religiously, or if it so offends you that you think it would undermine your ability to do your duty as a lawyer, then you shouldn't take it on." - Walter Smith

"Bowling is not a sport because you have to rent the shoes. When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? This title offends all three major religions, and even vegetarians!" - George Carlin

"What offends Him and what wounds His Heart is the lack of confidence...Your heart is made to love Jesus, to love Him passionately...We have only the short moments of our life to love Jesus!" - Therese Of Lisieux

"Cable is not bound because people pay for it. It's literally a choice, that's the operative word. If you don't like the language, if cocksucker offends you, then turn it off." - Robin Williams

"Science offends the modesty of all real women. It makes them feel as though it were an attempt to peek under their skin-or, worseyet, under their dress and ornamentation!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If a person offends you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance, and hit him with a brick." - Mark Twain

"Her eyes, mostly cast downward, occasionally flicker upwards to meet his before falling again. She is apologetic for everything, as always, constantly saying sorry to the world, as though as her very presence offends." - Cecelia Ahern

"Anything you need, you tell him and he'll get it for you. If he offends you in any way, let me know and I'll kill him when I get up." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Oh! it offends me to the soul to hear a robust periwig-pated fellow, tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings." - William Shakespeare

"Costis bowed stiffly. "I am here to make sure that you stay in bed, Your Majesty, because if this offends you and you order me summarily executed, it is no loss. Politically speaking." - Megan Whalen Turner

"Costis bowed stiffly. "I am here to make sure that you stay in bed, Your Majesty, because if this offends you and you order me summarily executed, it is no loss. Politically speaking." - Megan Whalen Turner

"But touch me, and no minister so sore. Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry song." - Alexander Pope

"You're not a morning person, are you? (Simone) I'm a Dream-Hunter/demon. By my very nature I'm nocturnal. That big yellow ball in the sky offends me to the very core of my being. (Xypher)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"There is a common, worldly kind of Christianity in this day, which many have, and think they have enough-a cheap Christianity which offends nobody, and requires no sacrifice-which costs nothing, and is worth nothing." - J C Ryle

"You're not a morning person, are you? (Simone) I'm a Dream-Hunter/demon. By my very nature I'm nocturnal. That big yellow ball in the sky offends me to the very core of my being. (Xypher)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Though dissenters seem to question everything in sight, they are actually bundles of dusty answers and never conceived a new question. What offends us most in the literature of dissent is the lack of hesitation and wonder." - Eric Hoffer

"That which offends you only weakens you. Being offended creates the same destructive energy that offended you in the first place- so transcend your ego and stay in peace." - Wayne Dyer

"But touch me, and no minister so sore. Whoe'er offends, at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burthen of some merry song." - Alexander Pope

"Insofar as one can talk of a Vionnet school, it comes mostly from my having been an enemy of fashion. There is something superficial and volatile about the seasonal and elusive whims of fashion which offends my sense of beauty." - Madeleine Vionnet

"Ultimately, censorship comes down to taste. What offends me may enlighten you. Do you want me deciding-based on my taste-what you should or should not be exposed to?" - Peter Mcwilliams

"Before we're Americans, we're Christians. And so we have to be informed by a certain moral sense, which means that we need to speak up for moral principle and for gospel principle regardless of who that offends." - Russell D. Moore

"As Augustine say clearly, God being God offends human pride. If God is running the universe and has first claim on our lives, guess who isn't running the universe and does not get to have things as they please." - Dallas Willard

"Nobody planned the global capitalist system, nobody runs it, and nobody really comprehends it. This particularly offends intellectuals, for capitalism renders them redundant. It gets on perfectly well without them." - Peter Saunders

"I used to joke about this but I've recently realized that I really believe it: I spent many years training myself to write very slowly for pretty good money. So the idea of writing really quickly for free offends me." - George Saunders

"Well, if our author in the wife offends He has a husband that will make amends; He draws him gentle, tender, and forgiving, And sure such kind good creatures may be living." - Alexander Pope

"O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings." - William Shakespeare

"In the traditional view, a person is free. He is autonomous in the sense that his behavior is uncaused. He can therefore be held responsible for what he does and justly punished if he offends." - B F Skinner

"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

"Name one practical, down-to-earth effect of spirituality, said the skeptic who was ready for an argument. Here's one, said the Master. When someone offends you, you can raise your spirits to heights where offenses cannot reach." - Anthony De Mello

"Our recent decisions make plain that we do not sit as a super-legislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation nor to decide whether the policy which it expresses offends the public welfare." - William O Douglas

"Name one practical, down-to-earth effect of spirituality," said the skeptic who was ready for an argument. "Here's one," said the Master. "When someone offends you, you can raise your spirits to heights where offenses cannot reach." - Anthony De Mello

"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

"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

"The don't-ask-don't-tell approach to plot and character that 'The Hurt Locker' relies on to set itself in motion doesn't offend me politically. It offends me as a storyteller." - Jonathan Dee

"It's easier not to make a particular joke in case it offends. But every joke will offend someone, and I've always believed that the audience is bigger than one person. The danger is that things will become bland." - David Walliams

"The one thing that offends me the most is when I walk by a bank and see ads trying to convince people to take out second mortgages on their home so they can go on vacation. That's approaching evil." - Jeff Bezos

"For most Native Americans, there's no more offensive name in English. That non-Native folks think they get to measure or decide what offends us is adding insult to injury." - Suzan Shown Harjo

"The movie cheerfully offends all civilized notions of taste, decorum, manners and hygiene... is the movie vulgar? Vulgarity is when we don't laugh. When we laugh, it's merely human nature." - Roger Ebert

"When we come to judge others it is not by ourselves as we really are that we judge them, but by an image that we have formed of ourselves from which we have left out everything that offends our vanity or would discredit us in the eyes of the world." - W Somerset Maugham

"In order to judge of the inside of others, study your own; for men in general are very much alike, and though one has one prevailing passion, and another has another, yet their operations are much the same; and whatever engages or disgusts, pleases, or offends you in others will engage, disgust, please or offend others in you." - Lord Chesterfield

"... is it truly possible to steal a life, if... the Self is eternal and cannot die? Should this be so, then one who 'murders' does no more than transgress against the will of another, whose choice it is to live. At bottom, a murderer offends not against the body, but against the spirit." - Ki Longfellow

"Man is a willful and covetous animal, who makes use of his intellect to satisfy his inclinations, but who cares nothing for truth, who rebels against personal discipline, who hates disinterested thought and the idea of self-education. Wisdom offends him, because it rouses in him disturbance and confusion, and because he will not see himself as he is." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"A liberal society stands on the proposition that we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong. This means we must place no one, including ourselves, beyond the reach of criticism; it means that we must allow people to err, even where the error offends and upsets, as it often will." - Jonathan Rauch

"A modern hospital is like Grand Central Station-all noise and hubbub, and is filled with smoking physicians, nurses, orderlies, patients and visitors. Soft drinks are sold on each floor and everybody guzzles these popular poisons. The stench of chemicals offends the nose, while tranquillizers substitute for quietness." - Herbert M. Shelton

"A dog can have a friend; he has affections and character, he can enjoy equally the field and the fireside; he dreams, he caresses, he propitiates; he offends, and is pardoned; he stands by you in adversity; he is a good fellow." - Leigh Hunt

"We need to eliminate the existing hierarchy of subjects. Elevating some disciplines over others only reinforces outmoded assumptions of industrialism and offends the principle of diversity. The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student's education." - Ken Robinson

"Are you a censor? Do you tell people not to say "girl"? Shame on you! If nothing offends you, you're a saint or you're psychotic. If a few things offend you, deal with them-fairly. If you're often offended by things, you're probably a self-righteous asshole and it's too bad you weren't censored yourself-by your mother in an abortion clinic." - William T Vollmann

"Prejudice may be considered as a continual false medium of viewing things, for prejudiced persons not only never speak well, but also never think well, of those whom they dislike, and the whole character and conduct is considered with an eye to that particular thing which offends them." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"(Pedro:) Your silence most offends me, and to be merry best becomes you for out o' question you were born in a merry hour. (Beatrice:) No, sure, my lord, my mother cried; but then there was a star danced, and under that was I born." - William Shakespeare

"Sorry, but retirement offends me. You do' just stop fighting in the middle of a war because your legs hurt. So why do you get to stop working in the middle of your life just because your prostate hurts? That's desertion." - Stephen Colbert

"In the traditional view, a person is free. He is autonomous in the sense that his behavior is uncaused. He can therefore be held responsible for what he does and justly punished if he offends. That view, together with its associated practices, must be re-examined when a scientific analysis reveals unsuspected controlling relations between behavior and environment." - B F Skinner

"If there is aught of good in the style, it is the result of ceaseless toil in rewriting. Everything comes out wrong with me at first; but when once objectified I can torture and poke and scrape and pat it till it offends me no more." - William James

"Thus if the First Amendment means anything in this field, it must allow protests even against the moral code that the standard of the day sets for the community. In other words, literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor." - William O Douglas

"I have a little sister, and I'm constantly annoyed [by] how terribly written most females are in most everything - and especially in comedy. Their anatomy seems to be the only defining aspect of their character, and I just find that untrustful and it straight-up offends me." - Jay Baruchel

"Well - Patriotism has its laws. And it also is a perfectly definite one, there are not vaguenesses about it. It commands that the brother over the border shall be sharply watched and brought to book every time he does us a hurt or offends us with an insult." - Mark Twain

"If we ban whatever offends any group in our diverse society, we will soon have no art, no culture, no humor, no satire. Satire is by its nature offensive. So is much art and political discourse. The value of these expressions far outweighs their risk." - Erica Jong

"[Good taste] is a nineteenth-century concept. And good taste has never really been defined. The effort of projecting 'good taste' is so studied that it offends me. No, I prefer to negate that. We have to put a period to so-called good taste." - Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

"The problem is that it has become politically awkward to draw attention to absolutes of bad and good. In place of manners, we now have doctrines of political correctness, against which one offends at one's peril: by means of a considerable circular logic, such offences mark you as reactionary and therefore a bad person. Therefore if you say people are bad, you are bad." - Lynne Truss

"Sorry, but retirement offends me. You don't just stop fighting in the middle of a war because your legs hurt. So why do you get to stop working in the middle of your life just because your prostate hurts? That's desertion." - Stephen Colbert

"One must learn to forgive and not to hold a hostile, bitter attitude of mind, which offends those about us and prevents us from enjoying ourselves. One must recognize human shortcomings and adjust himself to them rather than to be constantly finding fault with them." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"You know what offends me? Offended people. In a country with guaranteed rights to freedom of religion, its citizens are constantly trying to make faith in public spheres illegal, I am offended by that contradiction and want to talk about it as a comic." - Brad Stine

"Probably "I love my life" would be something I would say out loud to the planet - just that positive affirmation. And also, "Life is short," "Don't take yourself so seriously," and "Lighten the f - k up." And if that offends you, you really need to lighten the f - k up." - John Feldmann

"I don't want to make a film that offends people, but the whole world is so politically correct - I'm not going to not do something because it may be politically incorrect. At some point, the metaphors and allegories break down. They disappear, and you just have science fiction." - Neill Blomkamp

"I've been reading about and writing about the Civil War period and it is so striking that slavery was never made right - [Abraham] Lincoln was killed, Reconstruction came along, and all of that inequity was frozen in place and carried forward rather smugly. So I think the burden is now upon us white people, to say that this systemic inequality offends us." - George Saunders

"It was Trout's fantasy that somebody would be outraged by the footprints. This would give him the opportunity to reply grandly, What is it that offends you so? I am simply using man's first printing press. You are reading a bold and universal headline which says,'I am here, I am here, I am here." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Britain has joined its brethren in the 'civilised West' to legitimise civil partnerships, which to us simply means same-sex marriages. They are also putting a ban on preaching because it offends Muslim minorities. Britain has, of course, made Sunday a working day." - Peter Akinola

"One must learn to forgive and not to hold a hostile, bitter attitude of mind, which offends those about us and prevents us from enjoying ourselves; one must recognize human shortcomings and adjust himself to them rather than to be constantly finding fault with them." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I've always thought if you don't like what somebody says, don't hang out with that person. Why do you have to complain about it? Here's the thing. I don't hang out with, and I'm not friends with anybody that would offend me or I think offends me or lives a different way than I do." - Larry The Cable Guy

"Are you a censor? Do you tell people not to say "girl"? Shame on you! If nothing offends you, you're a saint or you're psychotic. If a few things offend you, deal with them-fairly. If you're often offended by things, you're probably a self-righteous asshole and it's too bad you were' censored yourself-by your mother in an abortion clinic." - William T Vollmann

"One of the things that comedy has given me over the years is a really good ability to laugh at myself and to not take things that don't matter too much too seriously. I feel that very little offends me anymore and I'm really grateful for that because I think I was a pretty uptight little kid." - Anna Faris

"Do what you do. This Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve, Twelfth Night, Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, St. Paddy's Day, and every day henceforth. Just do what you do. Live out your life and your traditions on your own terms. If it offends others, so be it. That's their problem." - Chris Rose

"I revise the manuscript till I can't read it any longer, then I get somebody to type it. Then I revise the typing. Then it's retyped again. Then there's a third typing, which is the final one. Nothing should then remain that offends the eye." - Robert Graves

"What offends me the most when I hear criticisms about this so-called Africa bias is how quick we are to focus on the words and propaganda of a few powerful, influential individuals, and to forget about the millions of anonymous people who suffer from their crimes." - Fatou Bensouda



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