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Letter "O" » offense
«The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.»
«The only defense is offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you wish to save yourselves.»
«Thou shalt not steal. I mean defensively. On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must.»
«We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.»
«The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed»
«To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.»
«There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.»
«What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment.»
«She hugg'd the offender, and forgave the offense: Sex to the last»
«The Irish are hearty, the Scotch plausible, the French polite, the Germans good-natured, the Italians courtly, the Spaniards reserved and decorous - the English alone seem to exist in taking and giving offense»
Author: William Hazlitt
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