Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Faster than his tongue Did make offence his eye did heal it up.william shakespeare
When a child can be brought to tears, not from fear of punishment, but from repentance for his offence, he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from grief at one's own conduct, be sure there is an angel nestling in the bosom.horace mann
It is sufficiently evident from many circumstances, that the doctrine of the divinity of Christ did not establish itself without much opposition, especially from the unlearned among the Christians, who thought that it savoured of Polytheism , that it was introduced by those who had had a philosophical education, and was by degrees adopted by others, on account of its covering the great offence of the cross , by exalting the personal dignity of our Saviour.joseph priestley
The more gifted by nature is a man, the more is deplorable the abuse that he does by using them to shameful ends. A swindler (or crook) of higher condition is more blameworthy than a vulgar scoundrel; an intelligent eveil-doer, having benefited from a higher education, represent a more saddening phenomenon ("phénomène", Fr.) than an unfortune illiterate fellow having commited an offence.african spir
Those who devour usury will not stand except as stand one whom the Evil one by his touch Hath driven to madness. That is because they say: "Trade is like usury," but Allah hath permitted trade and forbidden usury. Those who after receiving direction from their Lord, desist, shall be pardoned for the past; their case is for Allah (to judge); but those who repeat (The offence) are companions of the Fire: They will abide therein (for ever).
Ithink it iswellalsofor themaninthestreettorealizethat there is no power on earth that can protect him from being bombed.Whatever people will tell him, the bomber will always get through.The only defence is in offence, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly thanthe enemy if you want to save yourselves.
To Hunt an'assault'on the mountain merely meant a concerted, military-style operation; whereas to Shipton 'assault'sounded more like a criminal offence.
What dire offence from am'rous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things.Alexander Pope
Mr. Speaker, I think the noble young man has no business to make any apology. He is a gentleman, and none such should be asked to make an apology, because no gentleman could mean to give offence.Sir Boyle Roche
Satire, being levelled at all, is never resented for an offence by any.jonathan swift
I say, thou mad March hare,I wonder how ye dareOpen your jangling jawsTo preach in any clause,Like prating popping daws,Against her excellence,Against her reverence,Against her pre-eminence,Against her magnificence,That never did offence.john skelton
The best defence is a good offence. (Strauss, 1994 p. 518)
Not to be able to utter one’s thought without giving offence, is to lack culture.john lancaster spalding
What dire offence from amorous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things.Alexander Pope
When I am at Rome I fast as the Romans do; when I am at Milan I do not fast. So likewise you, whatever church you come to, observe the custom of the place, if you would neither give offence to others, nor take offence from them.
It is the pride of our laws to labour more for the acquittal than the conviction of the accused, however black the allegations of offence.
Ethical religion affirms the continuity of progress toward moral perfection. It affirms that the spiritual development of the human race cannot be prematurely cut off, either gradually or suddenly; that every stone of offence against which we stumble is a stepping-stone to some greater good:;; that, at the end of days, if we choose to put it so, or, rather, in some sphere beyond the world of space and time, all the rays of progress will be summed and centred in a transcendent focus.
Unless Parliament has conferred upon the Court that power in language which is unmistakable, the Court is not to assume that Parliament intended to do that which so seriously affect foreigners who are not resident here, and might give offence to foreign Governments. Unless Parliament has used such plain terms as show that they really intended us to do that, we ought not to do it.
The teaching of BASIC should be rated as a criminal offence: it mutilates the mind beyond recovery.
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.
Have you ever noticed how few sitting places you find in private gardens How seldom the versatility and importance of benches is considered True gardeners, with their peerless taste , dexterity and inspired planting, never stop ... To sit is almost an offence, a sign of depravity and an outrage towards every felicitous refinement that has gone into making a garden .
Even bear-baiting was esteemed heathenish and unchristian: the sport of it, not the inhumanity, gave offence.David Hume
O! my offence is rank, it smells to heaven.