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Insults Quotes

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It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

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Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him,
and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere

To say 'we' and mean 'I' is one of the most recondite insults.
- Theodor Adorno

 

I love it when someone insults me.
That means that I don't have to be nice anymore.
- Billy Idol

Daily life is governed by an economic system in which
the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Each of us carries within himself a collection of instant insults.
- Haim Ginott

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A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
- Louis Nizer

Insults are pouring down on me as thick as hail.
- Edouard Manet

Insults are the business of the court.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

This pilot, by far, was the best I ever read -
and I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on.
- Will Arnett

Whatever insults my State insults me.
- Preston Brooks

There are two insults no human being will endure:
that he has no sense of humor,
and that he has never known trouble.
- Sinclair Lewis

Discrimination against Jews can be read in Thomas Aquinas,
and insults against Jews in Martin Luther.
- Lionel Blue

A close associate of his gave an interview in which
the book was described as quotes 'fiction from being to end'.
I suffered trial by tabloid for a couple of weeks,
lots of insults in the press, in the columns -
this man should be put in the tower and so on.
- Anthony Holden

Insult comes not from the mouth,
but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women,
is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim
of superior sensitivity and morality.
- Patricia Meyer Spacks

We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but
we never doubt that the U.S.
has a unique position in the history of human hopes.
- Ferdinand Mount

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
- Cordell Hull

The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman
who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship.
- Caroline Nichols Churchill

Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
- Charles de Secondat

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment
to be called an agnostic.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -
that is all that agnosticism means.
- Clarence Darrow

Pornography is the attempt to insult sex,
to do dirt on it.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Old age is an insult.
It's like being smacked.
- Lawrence Durrell

To limit the press is to insult a nation;
to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare
the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius

To insult someone we call him "bestial."
For deliberate cruelty and nature,
"human" might be the greater insult.
- Isaac Asimov

Oppression is more easily endured than insult.
- Junius

If they had said my writing wasn't good enough,
fair enough, that's an opinion.
But to say it's too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young.
- Tanith Lee

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
- Frederick Douglass

I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that
you really believe what you just said.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

A stiff apology is a second insult...
The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged;
he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I love women.
I'm trying to do beautiful things with them.
I'm not trying to insult them.
My life is not about that.
- Calvin Klein

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield

I just don't believe that you have to come in and insult
people when you want to change things.
- Sydney Schanberg

There is no great invention, from fire to flying,
which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.
- John B. S. Haldane

I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they
insult you they do it so nicely.
- Josephine Baker

Insult is powerful.
Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time.
- Suzanne Fields

Never insult anyone by accident.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Envy is an insult to oneself.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less
of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once.
It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully.
Temperance is wickedness.
- Stephen Fry

If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists.
- Sydney Schanberg

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone
was the founder of civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

If you can't ignore an insult, top it;
if you can't top it,
laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off,
it's probably deserved.
- Russell Lynes

Ugly.
Is irrelevant.
It is an immeasurable insult to a woman,
and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman.
But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.
- Margaret Cho

Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,'
I says,
'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country.
- Edward Abbey

Ultimately, there is no compromise.
Westerners will either retain their civilization,
including the right to insult and blaspheme,
or not.
- Daniel Pipes

But I would never insult the people that love this
music and I would never insult the blessing of music
in my life and I would never insult myself by playing uninspired music.
- Ben Harper

Adding "just kidding" doesn't make it okay to insult the Principal.
- Nancy Cartwright

To force a man to pay for the violation of his own
liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.
- Benjamin Tucker

Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such
little respect for the reader's intelligence that it
amounts almost to outright insult.
- James Randolph Adams

Sometimes I think I might insult people by being openly flirtatious,
then snatching it back.
- Dominique Swain

There is nothing that people bear more impatiently,
or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much
sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield

The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion
and insult of Japan throughout China,
the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of
Japanese residents in China,
and the illegal violation of Japanese rights.
- Hideki Tojo

I'm going to insult a whole industry here,
but it seems like TV is for people who can't do film.
I'm not talking about actresses; I'm talking about lighting people.
Lighting on TV is just so...
it's sinful, it really is.
- Kevyn Aucoin

The bad part about being recognized is that when I
walk into a restaurant and sit down,
I've got to eat everything on the plate,
whether it's good or bad.
People would take it as an insult if I did otherwise.
- Paul Prudhomme

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for
the loan of his Public Opinion,
will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not
a compliment to his intelligence,
but an imposition on his good nature and an insult
to his sense of evidence.
- Walter Lippmann

I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion,
or insult, as pitiable, from the other person.
I never absorbed that.
I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.
- Toni Morrison

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it;
if we desire to secure peace,
one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity,
it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
- George Washington

People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman,
when really they - at least the ones that I know personally -
have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them.
- Winona Ryder

I elect to stay on the soil of which I was born and
on the plot of ground which I have fairly bought and honestly paid for.
Don't advise me to leave, and don't add insult to injury
by telling me it's for my own good;
of that I am to be the judge.
- Robert Purvis

It's better to get smart than to get mad.
I try not to get so insulted that I will not take advantage
of an opportunity to persuade people to change their minds.
- John H. Johnson

He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.
- Pierre Corneille

Looking back at all the people I have insulted,
I am mildly surprised that I am still allowed to exist.
- Auberon Waugh

I was asked to memorise what I did not understand;
and,
my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
- Aleister Crowley

Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood;
and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy,
and insulted justice, and eternal truth,
and mighty love and holy freedom.
- Maria W. Chapman

If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted,
I beg his pardon.
- Johannes Brahms

Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted
in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Hour after hour, they shouted at me,
accused me,
insulted me and members of my family.
- Sam Sheppard


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