Offence Quotes About Defence, Taking, Criminal, Sports

Offence Quotes About Defence, Taking, Criminal, Sports

Offence Quotes About Defence, Taking, Criminal, Sports

Offence Quotes:

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.

John Woolman

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.

Thomas Aquinas

Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now!

Joel Osteen

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.

Thomas Carlyle

How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?

Alexander Pope

An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.

William Hazlitt

We should play free football, defend lively with a passion, and have the best understanding in offence.

Jurgen Klopp

People seem to take as much offence as they possibly can these days – it’s almost a new type of greed, a new kind of road rage.

Michael Leunig

Humans are nervous, touchy creatures and can be easily offended. Many are deeply insecure. They become focused and energized by taking offence; it makes them feel meaningful and alive.

Michael Leunig

The robust English view used to be that the correct response to offensive words is to ignore them, or to answer them with a rebuke. If you invoke the law at all, it should be to protect the one who gives the offence, and not the one who takes it. Now, it seems, it is all the other way round.

Roger Scruton

I don’t mind causing offence when I intend to, but I don’t like causing it accidentally.

Stewart Lee

The idea of what’s acceptable and what’s shocking, that’s where I investigate. I mean, you can’t be on ‘Top Gear,’ where your only argument is that it’s all just a joke and anyone who takes offence is an example of political correctness gone mad, and then not accept the counterbalance to that.

Stewart Lee

Controversy seems to be a by-product of what I do, rather like offence is the by-product of a dog urinating on the pavement. It just happens.

Stewart Lee

Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.

Louis-Ferdinand Celine

I think a bishop who doesn’t give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.

James Thomson

‘Tis easier for the generous to forgive, than for offence to ask it.

James Thomson

We want to always play with pace on offence.

Nick Nurse

Any one of us could fall on hard times. Work and housing have the potential to be unstable, especially for those earning low wages or relying on family and friends. It should not be a criminal offence to sleep on the street.

Layla Moran

For me, as a coach, it is important to put together a team that not only blends but finds the right balance between defence and offence.

Jupp Heynckes

I dislike hatred, offence, unkindness.

Sandi Toksvig

I take offence if I’m called arrogant, because I’ve been brought up in a family that does not endorse arrogance.

Shruti Haasan

I gotta continue within the offence and just understand it, pick and choose when to attack and things like that.

Pascal Siakam

Vatican City is a bit overrated in my opinion – no offence to the Vatican.

Ed Stoppard

Imams must ridicule Caliphate fantasies. Exchange programmes between Muslim-only schools and non-Muslim-majority schools should be initiated. Community-based debates around these themes must no longer be shut down from fear of offence.

Maajid Nawaz

It’s good to be good at playing defence, but the best defence is a strong offence.

Chrystia Freeland

In our society, which is multiracial and multi-religious, giving offence to another religious or ethnic group, race, language, or religion is always a very serious matter.

Lee Hsien Loong

I mean no offence, but we know that the French league is not the same as the Spanish or English league, where there’s more difficulty.


Many low-income people in the U.S.A. charged with a crime opt to plead guilty to a lesser offence because they cannot afford to go to trial.

Guy Standing

I was in Estonia when a professor asked me if I was aware that making any criticism of the Red Army during the war was now an imprisonable offence. I was quite shaken.

Antony Beevor

I’m interested in offence and why people take offence in certain ways about certain things.

Nish Kumar

Whenever you’re specific with ethnicity or religion, people find reason to take offence.

Ethan Coen

Offence is important; that’s how you know you care about things. Imagine a life where you’re not offended. So dull.

Marcus Brigstocke

In Australia, we point out a person’s weaknesses as a way of saying ‘I see you and I accept you’. If you do that with Americans, they instantly take offence.

Andrew Dominik

I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.

George Eliot

The experience of playing EuroLeague ball gave myself a different perspective on just the way the game’s played. Every possession matters. Everything has to be on point. Offence, defensively – everybody has to be connected.

Anthony Bennett

I fear a permanent Confederation will never be settled; tho the most material articles are I think got thro’, so as to give great offence to some, but to my Satisfaction.

William Whipple

Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death.


Under the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006, it is an offence to stir up hatred towards religious and racial groups. ‘Stirring up hatred’ is an expression both loaded and undefined. Do I stir up hatred towards a religious group by criticising its beliefs in outspoken terms?

Roger Scruton

The reason why Broken Men only became Untouchables was because in addition to being Buddhists, they retained their habit of beef-eating, which gave additional ground for offence to the Brahmins to carry their new-found love and reverence to the cow to its logical conclusion.

B. R. Ambedkar

The strong should always permit the weak and aggrieved to talk, to bluster, and scold without taking offence; and if we had so acted, and exercised proper skill in the management of our affairs, Mexico and ourselves would, by this time, have quietly and peaceably settled all difficulties and been good friends.

John C. Calhoun

The merit of ‘The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,’ then – or its offence, depending where you stood – was not that it was authentic, but that it was credible.

John le Carre

When I was in my 20s it did occur to me that there was something perverted about an attitude that thought that killing somebody was a minor offence compared to kissing somebody.

John McGahern

Offence is no longer defence – it’s a full-time profession. Everyone is so offended all the time. The new police force that we weren’t told about: the moral police. No qualifications, no training, no understanding of actual morality, but they have a degree in the art of being offended.

Karan Johar

If you go into a police station and report a burglary the first question is not: ‘Are you telling the truth?’ If you are the victim of a sexual offence, very often in the past that has been the first question.

Keir Starmer

It is extremely hard to bring a claim for compensation against the police or the Crown Prosecution Service, even when a person has been charged with an offence and later cleared.

Robert Rinder

In Europe, we don’t only take offence when one company is treating another company in a way that’s illegal. We also look at if governments are joining up with companies that makes it more difficult for other companies. We also see that sometimes government actions can make it very difficult for businesses to compete on their merits.

Margrethe Vestager

When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics.

William Hague

If you’re going to do something that’s going to cause offence to people, you’re always going to get a reaction.

Irvine Welsh

I’m a great dog fanatic. My own dog died a little while ago and I take it very personally when things die – it’s a major offence.

Clive Barker

In passing the National Minimum Wage Act in 1998, the then-Labour Government did more than just establish the legal right to a minimum wage, significant as that was. More importantly, the Act made non-compliance a criminal offence.

Emily Thornberry

The Fraud Act 2006 makes it perfectly clear that Libor rigging is prosecutable as a criminal offence.

Emily Thornberry

A government that can at pleasure accuse, shoot, and hang men, as traitors, for the one general offence of refusing to surrender themselves and their property unreservedly to its arbitrary will, can practice any and all special and particular oppressions it pleases.

Lysander Spooner

What is Offence?

Offence is annoyance or resentment caused by a perceived insult or lack of respect for oneself or one’s own standards or principles.


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