Thomas PaineThomas Paine, (1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author

Thomas Paine Quote

“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.”

Thomas PaineThomas Paine
~ Thomas Paine

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

so many examples, so little time.

jim k, austin

We've all heard about that sweet old grandma who has never said an unkind word about anyone. If that is true, how on earth could you discuss Hitler, or for that matter, Jimmy Carter?

JBH, Independence,MO

Or Richard Nixon, or George Bush?

scoot4par, ruston

and he who is honest cannot help but offend. ergo I must be a very honest person because I am very offensive.

Josi Pie, Coeur d' Alene

Love it man- but if you are offensive that does not necessarily imply that you are honest. That statement is unlogical and doesn't follow.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

Some people try to offend, and when you take offense they get upset!

  • Reply
RBESRQ    12/8/08

Jimmy Carter's is a good guy but I don't know about his Grandmother. He who offends with kindness stays in the game.

E Archer, NYC

It would seem then that the purpose of 'political correctness' is to lie nicely.

warren, olathe

unfortunate, but true

Rich, NJ
  • Reply
    Rich, NJ    12/17/15

    Read the quote - if you offend someone you are probably being honest not offensive. Big difference!


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