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Taking Offense Quotes


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

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

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

"Taking life seriously requires taking death seriously." - Studs Terkel

"I think that to stop an offense, you must go to the heart of that offense. If it is a particular move, a screen, the break, an outstanding scorer, whatever it is that they like to do and rely on, you have to work in your plans on taking that completely or as much as possible away from them." - Bobby Knight

"[Creationists have] lost in the courts of law; they've long ago lost in the halls of science; and they continue to lose with every new piece of evidence in support of evolution. Taking offense is all they've got left." - Richard Dawkins

"The Irish are hearty, the Scotch plausible, the French polite, the Germans good-natured, the Italians courtly, the Spaniards reserved and decorous - the English alone seem to exist in taking and giving offense." - William Hazlitt

"I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today" - Tom Coburn

"The problem with taking offense is that it's really hard to figure out what to do with it after you're done using it. Better to just leave it on the table and walk away. Umbrage untaken quietly disappears." - Seth Godin

"Anyone observing U.S. politics in recent years could easily conclude that lying about having sex is a serious offense worthy of impeachment, while lying about taking the country to war is hardly worth mentioning." - Linda McQuaig

"I don't know exactly what covetous is, but in my experience it is not so much desiring someone else's virtue or happiness as rejecting it, taking offense at the beauty of it." - Marilynne Robinson

"In any offense you put me in, when things break down, I'm going to get outside the pocket and move ... West Coast, East Coast. It doesn't matter. I'm taking off if I have to, to make things happen." - Michael Vick

"I believe all life has value, from conception to natural death. And I believe the intentional taking of human life, except to save lives, should be a capital offense, as it is in most states in America today." - Tom Coburn

"Taking offense has become America's national pastime; being theatrically offended supposedly signifies the exquisitely refined moral delicacy of people who feel entitled to pass through life without encountering ideas or practices that annoy them." - George Will

"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

"Iran is taking over Iraq." - Donald Trump

"Taking risks gives me energy." - Jay Chiat

"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

"For nearly 2,000 years of Christian civilization, taking the life of an unborn child was regarded as a vile and heinous moral offense which degraded humanity. . . . Abortions to avoid illegitimate births, or otherwise for convenience, were performed with a secrecy that was as much the mark of the shame attaching to the deed as a consequence of its illegality." - Ronald Butt

"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." - Barack Obama

"You can't lead without taking risk." - Andy Stanley

"Faith is taking God at His Word." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Taking a walk isn't really taking a walk, taking a shower isn't really taking a shower, living isn't living, and dying isn't dying. It only appears to be." - Frederick Lenz

"My country is taking over in tennis" - Yevgeny Kafelnikov

"Are you taking my hat hostage?" - Derek Landy

"I don't believe in taking right decisions.." - Ratan Tata

"I am not taking anything for granted." - Tim Kaine

"You can't run a without taking risks." - Pablo Picasso

"What do you say to taking chances?" - Celine Dion

"Never stop taking risks. Just keep reaching." - Ryan Eggold

"Games are all about taking risks." - James Altucher

"I really enjoy taking an outdoor shower." - David Duchovny

"There's nothing wrong with things taking time." - James Dyson

"I was terrified of taking the G.R.E." - Dana Goodyear

"Taking photos is a form of collecting." - Martin Parr

"I don't feel like taking anybody's money." - Shelby Lynne

"I was barely in 'Taking Woodstock.'" - Katherine Waterston

"I'm taking a vow not to advise." - Barbara Bush

"Just keep taking chances and having fun." - Garth Brooks

"I still have nightmares about taking tests." - Bruce Jenner

"I'm taking one for the team, Like Martin Luther King, taking one for a dream" - Method Man

"Too much taking heede is losse. [Too much taking heed is loss.]" - George Herbert

"Taking out werewolves, I gather and surmise, is akin to taking out a SEAL team." - Patricia Briggs

"Why is Scottie Pippen taking a charge? Taking a charge is for people with no game!" - Bill Walton

"Well, I mean, taking time for your art is taking time for yourself, isn't it?" - Lana Del Rey

"I realize now that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache." - Paul Mccartney

"One saves oneself much pain, by taking pains; much trouble, by taking trouble." - Augustus Hare

"Taking things from one source is plagiarism; taking things from several sources is research." - John McPhee

"As a painter, taking photos is a form of shorthand - note-taking." - Wanda Koop

"One thing I've learned: You never know where life is taking you, but it's taking you." - Hilary Swank

"Amateurs go broke taking large losses, professionals go broke taking small profits." - William Eckhardt

"We don't live in a shared reality, we each live in a reality of our own, and causing upset is often the price of trying to reach each other. It's always easier to dismiss other people than to go through the awkward and time consuming process of understanding them. We have given 'taking offense' a social status it doesn't deserve: it's not much more than a way of avoiding difficult conversations." - Frankie Boyle

"Of crimes injurious to the persons of private subjects, the most principal and important is the offense of taking away that life, which is the immediate gift of the great creator; and which therefore no man can be entitled to deprive himself or another of, but in some manner either expressly commanded in, or evidently deducible from, those laws which the creator has given us; the divine laws, I mean, of either nature or revelation." - William Blackstone

"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

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Sport, like all of life, is about taking your chances." - Roger Bannister

"Revolution is just one crowd taking power from another." - John Updike

"Not adding value is the same as taking it away." - Seth Godin

"Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses." - John C Maxwell

"When we stop taking risks, we stop living." - Robin S. Sharma

"Taking things lightly must lead to big difficulties." - Laozi

"I'm tired of people taking off their clothes." - Whitney Houston

"Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process." - Harold Geneen

"Make sure you're always giving, way more than you're taking" - Reba Mcentire

"I'm telling you, the Oriental people, they're slowly taking over." - Rob Ford

"I have no intention of taking a break" - Gay Byrne

"The biggest risk of all is not taking one." - Mellody Hobson

"Determine your future now by taking hold of every opportunity." - Debbye Turner

"Making mistakes is a way of taking action." - Paulo Coelho

"Empathizing with someone's 'no' protects us from taking it personally." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Can I smoke now without someone taking my picture?" - Hank Aaron

"Nothing important was ever achieved without someone taking a chance." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Giving away a fortune is taking Christianity too far." - Charlotte Bingham

"The journey isn't always perfect, but always worth taking." - Kara Goucher

"The art of love-giving and taking become one." - Hermann Hesse

"Meditation is nothing but taking a mental shower." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Taking the photograph is the easiest part for me" - Duane Michals

"Whatever your dreams are, start taking them very, very seriously." - Barbara Sher

"Caring about someone doesn't mean taking care of them." - Amy Harmon

"Most lives are spent putting on and taking off masks." - Gore Vidal

"There is nothing more rewarding than taking care of yourself!" - Denise Austin

"Art is obsolete now. New technologies are taking over." - Jeff Koons

"In taking life for granted, we fail to notice it." - Stephen Batchelor

"Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts." - Roger Staubach

"Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon." - John D Rockefeller

"Taking initiative is a form of self-empowerment." - Stephen Covey

"Truth stands for Taking Real Understanding To Heart." - Gary Busey

"Fishing is taking a huge toll on the planet's ecosystem." - Sharon Gannon

"Worldbuilding to me is taking the consequences of an idea." - Karin Tidbeck

"NATO is obsolete, because it's not taking care of terror." - Donald Trump

"[Donald] Trump not taking [hillary] Clinton probe off the table." - Rush Limbaugh

"De-bunking means simply taking the bunk out of things" - William E. Woodward

"Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic." - Rosalind Russell



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