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OFFENSE
[ Also see Crime Impertinence Impudence Injury Injustice Insult Pleasing Resentment Right Sin Vice Wrong ]

Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
      - Bible, Romans (ch. IV, v. 25)

If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person, the evil falls back upon that fool, like light dust thrown up against the wind.
      - Buddha (Gautama Buddha)

Who fears t' offend takes the first step to please.
      - Colley Cibber

We are so desirous of vengeance that people often offend us by not giving offence.
      - Dorothee DeLuzy

When any one has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offence cannot reach it.
      - Rene Descartes

A very small offence may be a just cause for great resentment: it is often much less the particular instance which is obnoxious to us than the proof it carries with it of the general tenor and disposition of the mind from whence it sprung.
      - Sir Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, Lord Brooke

Love the offender, yet detest the offence.
      - Alexander Pope

Oh, my offence is rank; it smells to heaven.
      - William Shakespeare

Where the offence is, let the great axe fall.
      - William Shakespeare

Who has not seen how women bully women? What tortures have men to endure compared to those daily repeated shafts of scorn and cruelty with which poor women are riddled by the tyrants of their sex?
      - William Makepeace Thackeray

I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
      - James Thomson (1)


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