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  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
  • O. S. Hawkins
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    Real Christianity is lovely. There is a quality about a Spirit-filled, radiant Christian that draws and attracts others and causes them to ''enjoy favor with all the people.'' The truth is that the gospel is not nearly as offensive as some of its proponents!
  • Queen Elizabeth I
    Queen Elizabeth I
    Queen of England and Ireland 1533-1603
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    Although I may not be a lioness, I am a lion's cub, and inherit many of his qualities; and as long as the King of France treats me gently he will find me as gentle and tractable as he can desire; but if he be rough, I shall take the trouble to be just as troublesome and offensive to him as I can.
  • A. W. Tozer
    A. W. Tozer
    American Christian pastor, preacher and author 1897-1963
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    An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.
  • Hugh Blair
    Hugh Blair
    Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician 1718-1800
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    Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
  • Nora Ephron
    Nora Ephron
    American journalist, writer, and filmmaker 1941-2012
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    I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.
  • Sir Richard Steele
    Sir Richard Steele
    British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
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    I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception.
  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
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    I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
  • Barry Sanders
    Barry Sanders
    American football player 1968-
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    If I could start with anybody, I would initially draft Tom Brady. Then I would go get Ray Lewis, and then maybe an offensive lineman, or somebody like Adrian Peterson.
  • Adolf Galland
    Adolf Galland
    German Luftwaffe general 1912-1996
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    If we would have had the 262 at our disposal - even with all the delays - if we could have had in '44, ah, let's say three hundred operational, that day we could have stopped the American daytime bombing offensive, that's for sure.
  • Pope Paul VI
    Pope Paul VI
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    If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
    American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
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    Murder is an offensive act. The term cannot be applied legitimately to any defensive act.
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