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1. "Any philosophy, whether of a religious or political nature - and sometimes the dividing line is hard to determine - fights less for the negative destruction of the opposing ideology than for the positive promotion of its own. Hence its struggle is less defensive than offensive. It therefore has the advantage even in determining the goal, since this goal represents the victory of its own idea, while, conversely,it is hard to determine when the negative aim of the destruction of a hostile doctrine may be regarded as achieved and assured. For this reason alone, the philosophy's offensive will be more systematic and also more powerful than the defensive against a philosophy, since here, too, as always, the attack and not the defence makes the decision. The fight against a spiritual power with methods of violence remains defensive, however, until the sword becomes the support,the herald and disseminator, of a new spiritual doctrine."
Author: Adolf Hitler
2. "An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand."
Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
3. "The morality thatgoes with this understanding is, above all, the frank recognition of yourdependence upon enemies, underlings, out-groups, and, indeed, upon allother forms of life whatsoever. Involved as you may be in the conflictsand competitive games of practical life, you will never again be able toindulge in the illusion that the "offensive other" is all in the wrong, andcould or should be wiped out."
Author: Alan Wilson Watts
4. "Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything."
Author: Anita Brookner
5. "I'm not the voice of reason; I'm more the guy using these offensive topics as fodder to raise tension in a joke."
Author: Anthony Jeselnik
6. "No wonder I had found that woman so offensive. Sometimes things feel that bad. Sometimes you just feel like shit."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
7. "Armies are not only for offensives."
Author: Bashar Al Assad
8. "Murder is an offensive act. The term cannot be applied legitimately to any defensive act."
Author: Benjamin Tucker
9. "We don't realize how much the NFL is quietly drifting towards flag football. During the '80s, part of the defense's goal was to put the fear of God into offensive players... that's fading away."
Author: Bill Simmons
10. "It is a place that 'grows upon you' every day. There seems to be always something to find out in it. There are the most extraordinary alleys and by-ways to walk about in. You can lose your way (what a comfort that is, when you are idle!) twenty times a day, if you like; and turn up again, under the most unexpected and surprising difficulties. It abounds in the strangest contrasts; things that are picturesque, ugly, mean, magnificent, delightful, and offensive, break upon the view at every turn."
Author: Charles Dickens
11. "If you make something good and interesting and not ridiculing someone or being offensive, the creators of the original material will like it."
Author: Christian Marclay
12. "An offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it, having no right to meddle with another man's property, his ox or his ass, his man servant or his maid servant or anything this is his."
Author: Daniel Morgan
13. "I note this hound of thine, Sir Knight," he said to Garion to ease them past an embarrassing moment, "a bitch, I perceive--""Steady," Garion said firmly to the she-wolf. "That is a very offensive term," she growled."He didn't invent it. It's not his fault.""...Canst thou perhaps, Sir Knight, identify her breed?""She is a wolf, my Lord," Garion told him."A wolf!" the baron exclaimed, leaping to his feet. "We must flee ere the fearsome beast fall upon us and devour us."It was a bit ostentatious, but sometimes thing like that impress people. Garion reached down and scratched the wolf's ears."...Ones advises that you stop that," the wolf told him, "unless you have a paw to spare.""You wouldn't!" he exclaimed, snatching his hand back."But you're not entirely sure, are you?" She bared her teeth almost in a grin."
Author: David Eddings
14. "This man obviously contained some sort of catalytic converter that rendered the filth of his language as natural and inoffensive as dirt in a garden."
Author: David James Duncan
15. "No matter how offensive she's been to me, she continues to act as if she has some sort of God-given right to keep coming back for more favors."
Author: Diane Capri
16. "Anthemic rock music is inherently fascist - anything intended to move huge masses of people is politically offensive to me."
Author: Donald Fagen
17. "[W]hat upset grownups of both sexes about Elvis' performance was that he had broken the deepest taboo of all. He used his body as rhythmically and erotically and seductively as a woman--that was the forbidden territory he had entered. It was not only repulsive and offensive--it was nauseating--the word most used. It was an attack on male dignity.The kids, however, not yet grown into the stereotypes of gender, saw in him an exhilarating physical freedom."
Author: Elaine Dundy
18. "But he alone having reached our deep corruption, he alone having taken upon himself our labors, he alone having suffered the punishments due for our impieties, having recovered us who were not half dead merely, but were already in tombs and sepulchers, and altogether foul and offensive, saves us, both anciently and now, by his beneficent zeal, beyond the expectation of any one, even of ourselves, and imparts liberally of the Father's benefits—he who is the giver of life and light, our great Physician and King and Lord, the Christ of God."
Author: Eusebius
19. "The most offensive is not their lying—one can always forgive lying—lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth—what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying…"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
20. "Questions are only offensive to those who have something to hide"
Author: Gary Hopkins
21. "If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger, or in an otherwise offensive manner; or by momentarily resigning the game; or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire, the game must be scored against him."
Author: Howard Staunton
22. "But on top of all that, the feelings about Princess, I'd also gone through an entire year of celibacy based on my feeling that lust was the direct cause of birth which was the direct cause of suffering and death and I had really no lie come to a point where I regarded lust as offensive and even cruel. "Pretty girls make graves," was my saying, whenever I'd had to turn my head around involuntarily to stare at the in­comparable pretties of Indian Mexico."
Author: Jack Kerouac
23. "I don't talk much to offensive linemen in general."
Author: Jack Youngblood
24. "That's what we really mean by being feared on the football field. And not actually the player that fears him, it's the offensive coordinator that fears him or the running backs coach."
Author: Jamal Lewis
25. "A culinary triumph: the ingenious use of food as an offensive weapon."
Author: James Hamilton Paterson
26. "Everything is offensive, to somebody. I mean, you could say Congress and I'd be in a rage."
Author: Jarod Kintz
27. "I hate when I'm at the grocery store and the person checking me out asks, "Paper or plastic?" It's offensive. As if I'm going to sleep with her just because she has a clever pick up line."
Author: Jarod Kintz
28. "It is the dirt within men's hearts that is most offensive; the filth you cannot see."
Author: Jocelyn Murray
29. "I find it really offensive when people say that the emotional experiences of teenagers are less real or less important than those of adults. I am an adult, and I used to be a teenager, and so I can tell you with some authority that my feelings then were as real as my feelings are now."
Author: John Green
30. "My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror not overseas but in our own streets, and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it."
Author: Johnny Isakson
31. "It is offensive that so many people feel that it is okay to publicly refer to transsexuals as being "pre-op" or "post-op" when it would so clearly be degrading and demeaning to regularly describe all boys and men as being either "circumcised" or "uncircumcised."
Author: Julia Serano
32. "Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel."
Author: Katharine Whitehorn
33. "(Jack ignored his greeting and slammed his fist straight into the jaw of the spy.)What did he do? Wear the wrong color coat? Or is it his stock you find offensive this time? (Morgan)"
Author: Kinley MacGregor
34. "He knew that Vronsky could not be prevented from amusing himself with painting; he knew that he and all dilettanti had a perfect right to paint what they liked, but it was distasteful to him. A man could not be prevented from making himself a big wax doll, and kissing it. But if the man were to come with the doll and sit before a man in love, and began caressing his doll as the lover caressed the woman he loved, it would be distasteful to the lover. Just such a distasteful sensation was what Mihailov felt at the sight of Vronsky's painting: he felt it both ludicrous and irritating, both pitiable and offensive."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
35. "This is exactly, when it comes down to it, why most people do not believe in grace. It is fucking offensive."
Author: Nadia Bolz Weber
36. "Safeco Field is a lot like a National League park. Because of that, we're more of a pitching-defensive type club. Anaheim and Oakland - and even Texas - are more offensive oriented. We're a club that doesn't blow anybody out, but at the same time we don't get blown out much. We're in most of the games."
Author: Pat Gillick
37. "God as 'He,' as a patriarchal thing, is offensive to me. It's standard fare for America, 'He, He, He.' Every time I hear that it's like another blow against females. It's very radical talk at this point for females to say this kind of stuff, but nationwide I still hear females referring to God as 'He.'"
Author: Patty Griffin
38. "American products are marvels of production and functionality, but were unnecessarily and unbearably ugly, noisy smelly and offensive."
Author: Raymond Loewy
39. "In its offensive against the state, the urban guerilla cannot resort to terrorism as a weapon."
Author: Red Army Faction
40. "I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence."
Author: Robert Burns
41. "The notion of American exceptionalism is effective in part because there is little on the face of it that is offensive."
Author: Russ Feingold
42. "We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive to people of the Jewish persuasion, and we led off with it, and they were offended by it, and that was that."
Author: Santiago Durango
43. "NO reader has ANY obligation to an author, whether it be to leave a review or to write a "constructive" one. I put out a product. You are consumers of that product. Since when does that mean you have to kiss my ass? Hey, I like Pop-Tarts and eat them a few times a year; since when does that mean I'm obligated to support Kellogg's in any way except legally purchasing the Pop-Tarts before I eat them? I wasn't aware that purchasing and consuming a product meant I was under some sort of fucking thrall in which I'm only allowed to either praise the Pop-Tart (which to be honest isn't hard, especially the S'mores flavor) or, if I am going to criticize a flavor, offer a specific and detailed analysis as to why, phrased in as inoffensive and gentle a manner as possible so as not to upset the gentle people at Kellogg's."[Something in the Water? (blog post; January 9, 2012)]"
Author: Stacia Kane
44. "?You cannot correct an old person every time they say something offensive. You would never make it through Thanksgiving dinner!"
Author: Stephen Colbert
45. "I have heard women complain about men holding doors for them,, as if it is inherently offensive and implies that they are weak. ... I would hold a door for anyone. ... It has to do with noticing our fellow human beings and saying, "I recognize that you're on this planet, and I don't want a door hitting you in the face."
Author: Tim Gunn
46. "Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me."
Author: Trent Reznor
47. "I have a rule - 'funny is funny!' When I write comedy, it's not my aim to upset people. I will be offensive, edgy and immature, but I will also be very intelligent and relevant. At my shows, there are no holy cows."
Author: Vir Das
48. "At that shameful stage in the development of our criticism, literary abuse would overstep all limits of decorum; literature itself was a totally extraneous matter in critical articles: they were pure invective, a vulgar battle of vulgar jokes, double-entendres, the most vicious calumnies and offensive constructions. It goes without saying, that in this inglorious battle, the only winners were those who had nothing to lose as far as their good name was concerned. My friends and I were totally deluded. We imagined ourselves engaged in the subtle philosophical disputes of the portico or the academy, or at least the drawing room. In actual fact we were slumming it."
Author: Vladimir Odoevsky
49. "I've made this statement many times: If I would have to do it over again, I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive."
Author: William Westmoreland
50. "For me, it's very offensive when I notice that it's all about my appearance, how I look, that a man doesn't care who I am."
Author: Yuliya Snigir

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