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Offense Quotes


"Offense is spacing and spacing is offense." - Chuck Daly

"To take offense is to give offense." - Helen Schucman

"Offense is not equal opportunity" - Bobby Knight

"It is just as much an offense to take offense as it is to give offense." - Ken Kesey

"Every offense is avenged on earth." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Criticize on defense and encourage on offense." - John Brady

"The best defense is a good offense." - Jack Dempsey

"Stupidity is the only natural capital offense." - Robert A Heinlein

"Too much apology doubles the offense." - James Richardson

"Love the offender, yet detest the offense." - Alexander Pope

"Let the punishment match the offense." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships." - Bear Bryant

"The best defense is a good offense." - Proverbs

"Let the punishment match the offense." - Cicero

"He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool." - Brigham Young

"He who forgives readily only invites offense." - Pierre Corneille

"He who pardons easily invites offense." - Pierre Corneille

"Offense is the essence of air power." - Henry H. Arnold

"Excessive literary production is a social offense." - George Eliot

"Do passing drills that come from your offense." - John Wooden

"Offense sells tickets, defense wins games, rebounding wins championships." - Pat Summitt

"None are as offended as those who contrive offense." - Kurt Hanks

"O my offense is rank, it smells to heaven." - Claudius

"Sometimes the best offense was avoiding self-destruction." - Brandon Mull

"Our response to an offense determines our future." - John Bevere

"Apologize, v. To lay the foundation for a future offense." - Ambrose Bierce

"The Bears treat offense as if its bubonic plague." - Tony Kornheiser

"The Truth An Offense But Not A Sin" - Bob Marley

"The gospel cannot be truly preached without offense and tumult." - Martin Luther

"A gentleman is someone who never gives offense unintentionally." - Eva Brann

"Winning is more related to good defense than good offense" - Jack Ramsay

"Concentrate on defense because the offense will come." - Andrew Bogut

"The offense sells tickets and the defense wins the games." - Lindsey Nelson

"Let the punishment be proportionate to the offense." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"And where the offense is, let the great axe fall." - William Shakespeare

"I can't ask the offense to score slower." - Pete Carroll

"Offense is what people take when they can't take argument." - Richard Dawkins

"Never start a sentence with the words 'No offense." - Gretchen Rubin

"The simple fact is, offense is taken, not given," - Ricky Gervais

"Mastery of awareness requires that you never take personal offense." - Deepak Chopra

"Every offense is not a hate at first." - William Shakespeare

"Plays bass guitar in rock band "Capitol Offense"." - Mike Huckabee

"My responsibility is to get people into the offense." - Deron Williams

"Defense is a lot more natural to me than offense." - Scott Rolen

"When there is no offense I make no defense." - Charles Grandison Finney

"Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many." - Publilius Syrus

"Well, no offense: Thar ain't no sense In gittin' riled." - Bret Harte

"What's his offense? Groping for trout in a peculiar river." - William Shakespeare

"No offense, but I'd rather kiss the horse." - Anthony Horowitz

"Nudity isn't something people should take offense to." - Emily Ratajkowski

"The triangle is a foundation to an offense." - Bill Cartwright

"The Bears treat offense as if it's bubonic plague." - Tony Kornheiser

"Whereto serves mercy But to confront the visage of offense?" - William Shakespeare

"He who takes offense when offense was not intended is a fool, yet he who takes offense when offense is intended is an even greater fool for he has succumbed to the will of his adversary." - Brigham Young

"Refusal to forgive reveals we have minimized our offense against God and we have maximized a brother's offense against us." - Alistair Begg

"Tragically, we live in a day when offense to God doesn't matter nearly as much as offense to others." - Mark Driscoll

"I want to become the player that the offense gameplans around, that the offense fears coming into the game." - Rey Maualuga

"I totally believe that God has blessed me with the unique ability to know offense, to call offense." - Gus Malzahn

"You make yourself and others suffer just as much when you take offense as when you give offense." - Ken Keyes Jr.

"Whenever you talk about a Mike Shanahan offense, you're always going to be talking about his offense." - John Madden

"If it is a first offense, you ground them and have a talk. The second offense would call for counseling." - Alan Thicke

"As coaches we talk about two things: offense and defense. There is a third phase we neglect, which is more important. It's conversion from offense to defense and defense to offense." - Bobby Knight

"...William wondered why he always disliked people who said 'no offense meant.' Maybe it was because they found it easier to to say 'no offense meant' than actually to refrain from giving offense." - Terry Pratchett

"You add to the suffering in the world when you take offense, just as much as you do when you give offense." - Ken Keyes Jr.

"In war the only sure defense is offense, and the efficiency of the offense depends on the warlike souls of those conducting it." - George S Patton

"If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed." - Thomas Hardy

"I'm a big believer in going on offense, and I think Hillary Clinton is the ideal target on whom to go on offense." - Rush Limbaugh

"Bobby Knight told me this: "There is nothing that a good defense-cannot beat a better offense." In other words a good offense wins." - Dan Quayle

"Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words a good offense wins." - Dan Quayle

"Offense cuts you off from God. We separate ourselves from the pipeline. I've never seen anything block blessings from Heaven except offense." - John Bevere

"Individuals who deliberately decide not to take offense lead happier, more productive lives." - Lloyd D. Newell

"Your defense will save you on the nights that your offense isn't working." - Adolph Rupp

"At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense." - Alexander Pope

"'Take offense at the drop of a hat' is the unwritten eleventh commandment." - Richard Dawkins

"If you are a good team, your offense is born on the defensive end." - Don Meyer

"Even last year I was watching the Celtics and I could see the offense was disheveled." - Kenny Anderson

"Diplomacy is the art of telling plain truths without giving offense." - Winston Churchill

"Certain types of loudmouthism should be a capital offense among decent people." - Robert A Heinlein

"Who you are and who you love should never be a fireable offense" - Barack Obama

"She had a certain way of looking at life which he took as a personal offense." - Henry James

"If you know your ceremonies and culture you'll know where the offense takes place" - Floyd Red Crow Westerman

"When someone gives you offense, it doesn't mean you have to take it." - Joyce Meyer

"Stop saying no offense," I said, "when you say offensive things. It's not a free pass." - Daniel Handler

"No offense to hot girls everywhere- but newsflash- there are hot girls everywhere." - Tammara Webber

"Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense." - Cicero

"I think of customer service as an offense and not a defense" - Gary Vaynerchuk

"What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment." - Horace

"Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense." - Austin O'Malley

"The very existence of the bicycle is an offense to reason and wisdom." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Crime is not punished as an offense against God, but as prejudicial to society." - James Anthony Froude

"People who wish to be offended will always find some occasion for taking offense." - John Wesley

"I don't think our pro offense would work at the college level." - Chip Kell

"I see neither bravery nor sacrifice in destroying life or property, for offense or defense." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Justice consists of doing no one injury, decency in giving no one offense." - Cicero

"They say that the best defense is offense, and I intend to start offending right now." - Anonymous

"We may give more offense by our silence than even by impertinence." - William Hazlitt

"God pardons like a mother who kisses the offense into everlasting forgetfulness." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Stop saying no offense," I said, "when you say offensive things. It's not a free pass." - Daniel Handler

"There's no answer for my offense, just like the polythagorean theorem." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Defense wins championships. A good offense is beat by a good defense, always." - Eric Bolling

"She must be assured that it is not a criminal offense to love at first sight." - E M Forster

"Honey, no offense, but sometimes I think I could shoot you and watch you kick." - Raymond Carver

"Nothing reveals a man's character better than the kind of joke at which he takes offense." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Their offense is shakier than Katherine Hepburn after an all-night espresso bender at Starbucks." - Dennis Miller

"It was only his fifth offense, and this time he's killed someone." - Hank Williams, Jr.

"The vote is a power, a weapon of offense and defense, a prayer." - Carrie Chapman Catt

"Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant" - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"Is she okay? I mean, no offense, she sounds more mental than I do." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Your brand of comfort bears some similarity to your tactical offense." - Kristin Cashore

"And please, don't take offense. It's not an insult if it's true. - Devyn" - Gena Showalter

"I feel dominant - I feel the triangle offense utilizes all my skills." - Amar'e Stoudemire

"if you have to say "no offense" to someone, you have already offended them." - Meg Cabot

"The most interesting nerds are the ones who take offense to being called nerds." - Greg Fitzsimmons

"On offense, you can fumble and they still talk about you." - Clinton Portis

"I try to play within the flow of the team's offense." - Paul Pierce

"It's so much easier when you've got guys on base and the whole offense is clicking." - Travis Hafner

"Football is one-third offense, one-third defense, and one-third special teams." - George Allen

"A cross without offense to the world is a cross without power in the world." - Steven J Lawson

"Warrantless wiretapping is an impeachable offense. It couldn't be any clearer." - John Dean

"To be in America illegally is actually a civil offense and not a criminal one." - Jose Antonio Vargas

"President Obama projects a strong offense, but he faces a rebellious Congress focused on state's rights." - Jesse Jackson

"The angels don't take offense if we keep asking over and over again." - Doreen Virtue

"What dire offense from amorous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things!" - Alexander Pope

"Gracious to all, to none subservient, without offense he spoke the word he meant." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"INJURY, n. An offense next in degree of enormity to a slight." - Ambrose Bierce

"She hugged the offender, and forgave the offense: Sex to the last." - John Dryden

"Hope is a punishable offense. The verdict is always death; one more death of the heart." - Tanith Lee

"Acts of kindness may soon be forgotten, but the memory of an offense remains." - Proverbs

"We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it." - Abraham Lincoln

"Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense." - Austin Omalley

"Avoiding offense means that we don't accept each other as equals." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense." - Charles Baudelaire

"A good football team plays offense and defense. You have to be aggressive and disrupt." - Vince Flynn

"Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense." - Max Frisch

"Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I hope we can build our offense and go out there and win games." - Jamal Lewis

"Rooting for the offense is the safe way to go. You win either way." - Kate Mara

"To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense." - Ambrose Bierce

"Long hair is an unpardonable offense which should be punishable by death." - Steven Morrissey

"Our offense is like the pythagorean theorem: There is no answer!" - Shaquille O'Neal

"A fool contributes nothing worth hearing and takes offense at everything." - Aristotle

"Thou shalt not steal. I mean defensively. On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must." - Branch Rickey

"I've never liked the press part of it (no offense), but it comes with the job." - Devon Sawa

"Installing a new offense is harder than a new defense. It just takes time." - Joe Montana

"We needed to go back on the offense and offer clear leadership on Iraq." - Condoleezza Rice

"If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!" - Sylvester Stallone

"God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness." - Henry Ward Beecher

"It's fun leading this offense. I don't think we've hit our peak." - Brett Favre

"No offense to Iceland, but Latin America is where the fugitive leaker Edward Snowden should settle." - Stephen Kinzer

"Any quarterback that understands what the offense is really about is going to succeed." - Joe Montana



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