It is pride which plies the world with so much harshness and severity.—We are as rigorous to offences as if we had never offended.
Who fears to offend takes the first step to please.
When any one has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offence cannot reach it.
A very small offence may be a just cause for great resentment; it is often much less the particular instance which is obnoxious to us, than the proof it carries with it of the general tenor and disposition of the mind from whence it sprung.
Offences ought to be pardoned, for Jew offend willingly, but only as led by some excitement.
At every trifle scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense.
All is not offence that indiscretion finds, and dotage terms so.