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Letter "O" » offense
«No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.»
«It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher»
«More faults are often committed while we are trying to oblige than while we are giving offense»
«Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous, love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offense, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people?s sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes. Love does not come to an end.»
«INJURY, n. An offense next in degree of enormity to a slight.»
«I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offense»
«Let the punishment match the offense.»
«Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.»
«Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.»
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
all at once
, dealt out
, drop by
«I know it will give great offense to the clergy, but the advocate of religious freedom is to expect neither peace nor forgiveness from them»
Author: Thomas Jefferson
, Peace and Freedom
, religious freedom
, The Advocate