Quotations that match 'offensive'.

Murder is an offensive act. The term cannot be applied legitimately to any defensive act. Benjamin Tucker
[ Act Any Applied Cannot Defensive Legitimately Murder Offensive Term]
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. Johnny Isakson
[ Country Defensive Democracy Fighting Fortunes More Offensive Our Ourselves Overseas Own Protect Rather Spending Spread Streets Submission Terror Than Try Vast War Wherever Yearn]
I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive. Nora Ephron
[ Am Continually Controversial Difficulty Distinguishing Fascinated Intelligent Merely Offensive]
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything. Anita Brookner
[ Always Anything Bad Being Blame Else Fault Good Never Offensive Someone Take Their Think Women]
I don't talk much to offensive linemen in general. Jack Youngblood
[ General Much Offensive Talk]
Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive. Giraldus Cambrensis
[ Borders Confounded Contrary Delightful Evil Good Mind Offensive Qualities Relation Report Should Upon Vices Virtues]
I find it very offensive when the government tells me what I can and cannot watch. Censor yourself. Michael Badnarik
[ Cannot Censor Find Government Offensive Tells Very Watch Yourself]
The Catholic Church - it's so difficult because I don't want say anything offensive but it makes me very angry that religious leaders from this faith have tried to respond negatively to sexual education and to the promotion of condom use. Emma Thompson
[ Angry Anything Because Catholic Church Condom Difficult Education Faith Leaders Makes Negatively Offensive Promotion Religious Respond Say Sexual Tried Use Very Want]
My mental approach is totally different. My coach predicated everything on defense. He always talked about defense, defense, defense. I took it to heart that if you play defense, you can take the heart from an offensive player. Eric Williams
[ Always Approach Coach Defense Different Everything Heart Mental Offensive Play Player Predicated Take Talked Took Totally]
When a man returned from the field and we'd look at the work, we'd criticize each other very genuinely and never offensively. And we would avoid all tricks, angle shots were just horrible to us. Ben Shahn
[ Angle Avoid Criticize Each Field Genuinely Horrible Just Look Man Never Offensively Other Returned Shots Tricks Us Very Were Work Would]
Not to be offensive, not to be capricious, not to be arbitrary, not to be neurotic, not to be an actor outer, you're just trying to get in and you're given so little time to get in gently, but it's always hard. William Hurt
[ Actor Always Arbitrary Capricious Gently Get Given Hard Just Little Neurotic Offensive Outer Time Trying]
Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd see two words you'd never seen put together before - comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly - it's the least offensive word in our language. Albert Brooks
[ Before Comedy Even Friendly Language Least Movie Muslim Never Offensive Our Put See Seen Together Two Word Words]
Nevertheless, I tend to get offensive easily. Robert Loggia
[ Easily Get Nevertheless Offensive Tend]
I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore. Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video. Siouxsie Sioux
[ Acts Anymore Bands Even Find Get Hate Industry Know Labels Million Money More Now Nurtured Offensive Only Promoting Spend Spending Ten Top Video Will]
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up. Red Auerbach Sports
[ Always Basketball Catch Defense Developed First Offensive Takes Up War Weapons While]
I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence. Robert Burns
[ Amid Armour Defensive Existence Favourite Mind Offensive Pick Quotations Ready Store Struggle Them Turbulent]
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. Adolf Galland
[ Ah American Bombing Could Day Daytime Delays Disposal Even Had Hundred Offensive Operational Our Say Stopped Sure Three Would]
I don't want to hurt anybody or be offensive. But I don't want to not be me. Melanie Chisholm
[ Anybody Hurt Offensive Want]
We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility to take the war to the terrorists where they are. That responsibility has waned in the last year as military and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan and Pakistan to be used in Iraq. Bob Graham
[ Afghanistan Intelligence Iraq Last Military Offensive Ought Pakistan Recognize Resources Responsibility Take Terrorists Used War Were Where Withdrawn Year]
In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves. Peter DeFazio
[ Actions Addition Any Cities Citizens Combat Daily Front Interactions Iraqi Iraqis Line Offensive Over Positions Proposed Removed Security Themselves Timeline Towns Troops Turning]
I like music that's more offensive. I like it to sound like nails on a blackboard, get me wild. Iggy Pop
[ Get More Music Nails Offensive Sound Wild]
We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas. George Allen
[ Afghanistan Appreciative Around Iraq Men Offensive Our Overseas Protecting Security Ships Taking Terrorists Uniform Us Whether Women World]
You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that. Prince Charles
[ Anything Buildings Did Down Give Knocked Luftwaffe More Much Offensive Our Replace Rubble Than Them]
Whenever we don't turn the ball over, we're pretty productive. When you're turning the ball over, you're cutting down on offensive opportunities. Eric Snow
[ Ball Cutting Down Offensive Opportunities Over Pretty Productive Turn Turning Whenever]
Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me. Trent Reznor
[ Apparently Image Mtv Offensive Our President]
So we're considering doing a new Christmas album, because there's been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of "The Most Offensive Song Ever" with lyrics intact. Trey Parker
[ Album Because Been Christmas Considering Doing Episodes Ever Finally Intact Lyrics Maybe Most New Offensive Since Song Then Version]
Remember likewise there are persons who love fewer words, an inoffensive sort of people, and who deserve some regard, though of too still and composed tempers for you. Joseph Butler
[ Composed Deserve Fewer Likewise Love Persons Regard Remember Some Sort Still Tempers Though Too Words]
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. Jamal Lewis
[ Actually Backs Being Coach Coordinator Feared Fears Field Football Him Mean Offensive Player Really Running]
Certain things were deemed to be offensive. It was usually bad language. Timothy West
[ Bad Certain Deemed Language Offensive Things Usually Were]
We need to begin an all-out diplomatic offensive on Darfur in order to prepare the way for a peacekeeping force that can ensure protection for the people of Darfur. Kendrick Meek
[ All-Out Begin Darfur Diplomatic Ensure Force Need Offensive Order Peacekeeping Prepare Protection Way]
The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure. George Washington
[ After Authorized Congress Constitution Declaring Expedition Importance Measure Offensive Power Shall Subject Such Therefore Undertaken Until Upon Vests War]
An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand. Aiden Wilson Tozer
[ God Hand Idol Mind Offensive]
The NFL offensive blocking is played differently; they use their hands instead of their head and shoulders. Jim Otto
[ Blocking Differently Hands Head Instead Nfl Offensive Played Shoulders Their Use]
I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society. Dean Koontz
[ Admit Context Damaging Find Moral Movie Offensive Potentially Society Think Violence Watch Which]
That's not to say that I don't find anything offensive. Sarah Silverman
[ Anything Find Offensive Say]
There is something about seeing real people on a stage that makes a bad play more intimately, more personally offensive than any other art form. Anatole Broyard
[ Any Art Bad Form Intimately Makes More Offensive Other Personally Play Real Seeing Something Stage Than]
The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility. Jacques Delors
[ Against Been Behind Driving Europe Force Irresponsibility Liberal Reaction]
No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies. Dean Acheson
[ Could Enemies Ever Freedom History Making Protect Survived Their Themselves Thought]
I am extremely proud of my service with the government and my efforts to help safeguard public health and protect our country against the scourge of offensive biological warfare. Steven Hatfill
[ Against Am Biological Country Efforts Extremely Government Health Help Offensive Our Protect Proud Public Safeguard Scourge Service Warfare]
Armies are not only for offensives. Bashar al-Assad
[ Armies Only]
I never find sincerity offensive... so, be sincere. Christopher Meloni
[ Find Never Offensive Sincere Sincerity]
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe. Alfred North Whitehead
[ Against Directed Life Mechanism Offensive Repetitious Universe]
It was a horrible, terrible, atrocious, offensive football game. Barry Switzer
[ Atrocious Football Game Horrible Offensive Terrible]
Our essential differences from the norm are both huge and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature. Malcolm Boyd
[ Among Both Deeply Differences Essential Huge Integrated Into Nature Norm Offensive Our Particular Quietly Reference Society Those Us Wish Without]
You know, I played football, I was offensive tackle in college. Ruben Studdard
[ College Football Know Offensive Played Tackle]
We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint? Jessamyn West
[ False Honest Love More Offensive Rogue Saint Than]
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. Santiago Durango
[ Gig Had Jewish Led Off Offended Offensive Persuasion Played Song Were]
I don't see on television the kind of blood and guts and body parts blown apart that maybe you're referring to, but it certainly is in that BATMAN feature and I found it very offensive. Burt Ward
[ Apart Batman Blood Blown Body Certainly Feature Found Guts Kind Maybe Offensive Parts Referring See Television Very]
There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle... There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender. Peter Pace
[ Battle Been Between Forces Going Ground Know Leadership Major Negotiations Offensive Opposition Surrender Taliban Yet]
When you play against different people from all walks of life you can't do the same thing against every player defensively or offensively. You have to change up the way you go at a player. Oscar Robertson
[ Against Change Defensively Different Every Go Life Offensively Play Player Same Thing Up Walks Way]
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. William Westmoreland
[ Again Forthcoming Known Made Many Offensive Over Statement Times Would]
Towards four o'clock, the rebels felt strong enough to take the offensive. A brigade with a battery under Earle managed to strike the Federal right on the flank and rear and throw it into utter confusion, which spread rapidly along the whole front. Now came the disastrous end. Henry Villard
[ Along Battery Brigade Came Clock Confusion Disastrous End Enough Federal Felt Flank Four Front Into Managed Now Offensive Rapidly Rear Rebels Right Spread Strike Strong Take Throw Towards Under Utter Which Whole]
Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner. Hugh Blair
[ Corrects Gentleness Manner Offensive Our Whatever]
I really enjoy having sex, and that's offensive to some people. Women are the quickest to call other women sluts, which is sad. I haven't met a lot of men who've said, "You like having sex? What a dirty whore you are!". That's because they wish their wives or girlfriends would have more sex with them. Megan Fox
[ Because Call Dirty Enjoy Girlfriends Haven Having Lot Men Met More Offensive Other Quickest Really Sad Said Sex Sluts Some Their Them Which Wish Wives Women Would]
This country was founded on a core set of family values. These values should not be discouraged and blatantly undermined by the airing of offensive material on broadcast television and radio. Kenny Marchant
[ Airing Blatantly Broadcast Core Country Discouraged Family Founded Material Offensive Radio Set Should Television These Undermined Values]
Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel. Katharine Whitehorn
[ Classes Defensive Divide Generally Hats Into Offensive Shrapnel Three]
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart. John Ruskin
[ Bred Deformity Ever Heart Kind Manners Means Modest Offensively Person Plain Real Want Well]
The one effective method of defending one's own territory from an offensive by air is to destroy the enemy's air power with the greatest possible speed. Giulio Douhet
[ Air Defending Destroy Effective Enemy Greatest Method Offensive Own Possible Power Speed Territory]
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. Daniel Morgan
[ Another Anything Ass Believe Having His Maid Man Meddle Nothing Offensive Ox Property Right Servant Therefore War Would Wrong]
The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being. William Hurt
[ Amazing Amount Being Believe Done Energy Financial Find Fundamentally Human Imaginative Into Just Mediocrity Most Offensive Put Thing Which]
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. Bertrand Russell
[ Duty Endured Liked Offensive Patient Personal Relations Resignation Sense Useful Wish Work]
I don't find offensive that I'm being labelled a babe by blokes. I'm absolutely flattered. Kirsty Gallacher
[ Absolutely Babe Being Blokes Find Flattered Labelled Offensive]
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. Howard Staunton
[ Abandon Abide Against Anger Decision Either Game Him Manner Momentarily Must Offensive Otherwise Player Quitting Refuses Resigning Scored Table Umpire]
It's very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. They don't need nuclear weapons to defend their own country. Kim Y. Sam
[ Certain Country Defend Developing Korea Need North Nuclear Offensive Own Purposes Their Very Weapons]
Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
[ Becomes Chronic Console Finds Fresh Grief Nothing Offensive Quickly Ridiculed Rightly Someone]
I think I've got an outstanding defensive assistant staff that's really going to help us have consistent, strong defenses. And offensively, we have an excellent staff. We've got some younger guys on offense, but that's what I coach and have my entire coaching career. Steve Spurrier
[ Assistant Career Coach Coaching Consistent Defenses Defensive Entire Excellent Going Got Guys Help Offense Offensively Outstanding Really Some Staff Strong Think Us Younger]
In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction. Edward Everett
[ City Conformity Designs Determined Direction Disastrous Government Invasion Last Notwithstanding Offensive Rebel Results Resume Summer These Washington]
Success consecrates the most offensive crimes. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
[ Consecrates Crimes Most Offensive Success]
If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms. Gerald Brenan
[ Arms Brothers Cannot Fall Hands Holding Love Offensive While Wish Your]