75 Impudence Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of impudence quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about .

The Most Famous Impudence Quotes (Best in 2024)

Go to table of contents

Impudence is the worst of all human diseases. — Euripides

Impoliteness is frequently the sign of an awkward modesty that loses its head when surprised and hopes to conceal this with rudeness. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Lust is inseparably accompanied with the troubling of all order, with impudence, unseemliness, sloth, and dissoluteness. — Plato

Straight-forwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness. — Confucius

Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with brusqueness gathers nothing, or only immature fruit which will never ripen. — Napoleon Bonaparte

It is the fault of youth that it cannot restrain its own impetuosity. — Seneca

Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination. — Confucius

All inconsiderate enterprises are impetuous at first, but soon lanquish. [Lat., Omnia inconsulti impetus coepta, initiis valida, spatio languescunt.] — Tacitus

This rudeness is a sauce to his good wit, Which gives men stomach to digest his words With better appetite. — William Shakespeare

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. — Mark Twain

Short Impudence Quotes

Go to table of contents

  • Villainy, when detected, never gives up, but boldly adds impudence to imposture. — Oliver Goldsmith
  • Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. — Jane Austen
  • Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense, But good men starve for want of impudence. — John Dryden
  • Folly often goes beyond her bounds, but impudence knows none. — Ben Jonson
  • It may be a species of impudence to think that the way you understand God is the way God is. (60). — Joseph Campbell
  • Unbecoming forwardness oftener proceeds from ignorance than impudence. — Sir Fulke Greville
  • The true artist and the sane collector never will tolerate insincerity and impudence. — Walter J. Phillips
  • Long live impudence. It was my guardian angel in this world. — Albert Einstein
  • Feet were made, not given for dancing, but to walk modestly, not to leap impudently like camels. — Saint John Chrysostom
  • A woman impudent and mannish grown Is not more loath'd than an effeminate man. — William Shakespeare

A Man Who Cheats Quotes

Go to table of contents

Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will. — John D. MacDonald

If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife. — Ann Landers

An honorable man or woman is one who is truthful; free from deceit; above cheating, lying, stealing, or any form of deception. An honorable man or woman is one who learns early that one cannot do wrong and feel right. A man's character is judged on how he keeps his word and his agreements. — Ezra Taft Benson

A man who wouldn't cheat for a poke don't want one bad enough. --Augustus "Gus" McCrae — Larry Mcmurtry

A Gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated. — Leo Tolstoy

Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’ — Adrienne Bailon

Every man knows that his highest purpose in life cannot be reduced to any particular relationship. If a man prioritizes his relationship over his highest purpose, he weakens himself, disserves the universe, and cheats his woman of an authentic man who can offer his full, undivided presence. — David Deida

To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not look at myself in the morning if I did that. I wouldn't be attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife. — Angelina Jolie

Mitt Romney, maybe the most moral and decent man who's ever run for president, ended up being a murderer, somebody who didn't care about animals, and a tax cheat. — Rush Limbaugh

No man is a Christian who cheats his fellows, perverts the truth, or speaks of a "clean bomb" yet he will be the first to make public his faith in God. — Marya Mannes

People Writing About Impudence

Go to table of contents

Name Quotes Likes
Read quotes by Confucius

quotes on life, aging and education

911 18025
Read quotes by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
quotes on success, death and love

4052 36000
Read quotes by Euripides

quotes on love, death and wisdom

430 4140
Read quotes by John Dryden

John Dryden
quotes on love

483 1878
Read quotes by Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
quotes on education, success and imagination

1931 58682
Read quotes by Walter J. Phillips

Walter J. Phillips
quotes on leadership, life and education

79 199

More Impudence Quotes

Go to table of contents

There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism. — Alexander Hamilton

The student now goes to college to proclaim rather than to learn. A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals. — Spiro T. Agnew

Satiation, like any state of vitality, always contains a degree of impudence, and that impudence emerges first and foremost when the sated man instructs the hungry one. — Anton Chekhov

We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. — George Orwell

But what if I should discover that the least amongst them all, the poorest of all beggars, the most impudent of all offenders, yea the very fiend himself— that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I myself am the enemy who must be loved— what then? — Carl Jung

I suppose if there were a part of the world in which mastodon still lived, somebody would design a new gun, and men, in their eternal impudence, would hunt mastodon as they now hunt elephant. Impudence seems to be the word. At least David and Goliath were of the same species, but, to an elephant, a man can only be a midge with a deathly sting. — Beryl Markham

There are no friends more inseparable than pride and hardness of heart, humility and love, falsehood and impudence. — Johann Kaspar Lavater

Yet, I didn't understand that she was intentionally disguising her feelings with sarcasm; that was usually the last resort of people who are timid and chaste of heart, whose souls have been coarsely and impudently invaded; and who, until the last moment, refuse to yield out of pride and are afraid to express their own feelings to you. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

In a society where the roles everyone plays are obvious, the refusal to conform to any standard will excite interest. Be both masculine and feminine, impudent and charming, subtle and outrageous. Let other people worry about being socially acceptable; those types are a dime a dozen, and you are after a power greater than they can imagine. — Robert Greene

A pale sun poked impudent marmalade fingers through the grizzled lattice glass, and sent the shadows scurrying, like convent girls menaced by a tramp. — Vivian Stanshall

Most plagiarists, like the drone, have neither taste to select, industry to acquire, nor skill to improve, but impudently pilfer the honey ready prepared, from the hive. — Charles Caleb Colton

Being myself animated by feelings of affection toward my fellowmen, I am saddened by the modern system of advertising. Whatever evidence it offers of enterprise, ingenuity, impudence, and resource in certain individuals, it proves to my mind the wide prevalence of that form of mental degradation which is called gullibility. — Joseph Conrad

Life is easy For the man who is without shame, Impudent as a crow, A vicious gossip, Vain, meddlesome, dissolute. But life is hard For the man who quietly undertakes The way of perfection, With purity, detachment and vigor. He sees light. — Gautama Buddha

Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs. — John Ruskin

I praise God for you, sir: your reasons at dinner have been sharp and sententious; pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, audacious without impudency, learned without opinion, and strange with-out heresy. — William Shakespeare

True wisdom is plenty of experience, observation, and reflection. False wisdom is plenty of ignorance, arrogance, and impudence. — Josh Billings

It sometimes strikes me that the whole of science is a piece of impudence; that nature can afford to ignore our impertinent interference. If our monkey mischief should ever reach the point of blowing up the earth by decomposing an atom, and even annihilated the sun himself, I cannot really suppose that the universe would turn a hair. — Aleister Crowley

Virtue is not always where it seems to be. People sometimes acknowledge favors only to maintain their reputations, and to make themselves more impudently ungrateful for favors that they do not wish to acknowledge. — Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable

When the moon, after covering herself with darkness as in sorrow, at last throws off the garments of her widowhood, she does not at once expose herself impudently to the public gaze; but for a time remains veiled in a transparent cloud, till she gradually acquires courage to endure the looks and admiration of beholders. — Augustus William Hare

It takes great labor to uncover the convincing simple speech of the heart. Poetic candor comes with hard labor, so even does impetuosity and impudence. — Kenneth Rexroth

Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive. — Bernard Mandeville

Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive. — Bernard de Mandeville

When people complain of the decay of manners they have in mind not the impudent abbreviations of the crowd, but the decline in bowing and scraping and in speaking of one's employer as "the master." What the rich mean by the good manners of the poor is usually not civility, but servility. — Robert Wilson Lynd

The exhibition has now become no more than a bazaar where mediocrity spreads itself out with impudence. The exhibitions are useless and dangerous... they ought to be abolished. — Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Art almost always has its ingredient of impudence, its flouting of established authority, so that it may substitute its own authority and its own enlightenment. — Ben Shahn

The notion that everyone would like Christianity to be true, and therefore all atheists are brave men who have accepted the defeat of all their deepest desires, is simply impudent nonsense. — C. S. Lewis

I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face. — John Ruskin

I haven't got as much money as some folks, but I've got as much impudence as any of them, and that's the next thing to money. — Josh Billings

Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise. — Charles Horton Cooley

I met another man who considered himself perfect, but he was thoroughly mad; and I do not believe that any of the pretenders to perfection are better than good maniacs... for while a man has got a spark of reason left in him, he cannot, unless he is the most impudent of impostors, talk about being perfect. — Charles Spurgeon

When Fashion hath once Established, what Folly or craft began, Custom makes it Sacred, and 'twill be thought impudence or madness, to contradict or question it. — John Locke

What so pure, which envious tongues will spare? Some wicked wits have libell'd all the fair, With matchless impudence they style a wife, The dear-bought curse, and lawful plague of life; A bosom serpent, a domestic evil, A night invasion, and a mid-day devil; Let not the wise these sland'rous words regard, But curse the bones of ev'ry living bard. — Alexander Pope

Frivolous thinking is due to foreign thought. Japan must no longer let the impudence of the white peoples go unpunished. It is the duty of Japan to fulfill her natural destiny, to cause China to respect the Japanese, to expel Chinese influence from Manchuria, and to follow the way of imperial destiny. — Sadao Araki

I do not believe that since man was in the habit of living on this planet anyone has ever lived possessed of the impudence of Jay Gould. — Jay Gould

If I had to describe my remarks this evening frankly as if I were in police court and on oath, so to speak I should have to call it a ramble over several subjects, portions of which may seem to you to be impudent, and portions of which will be ignorant, and portions of which may contrive to be both at once. — Robertson Davies

Our laws make law impossible; our liberties destroy all freedom; our property is organized robbery; our morality an impudent hypocrisy; our wisdom is administered by inexperienced or mal-experienced dupes; our power wielded by cowards and weaklings; and our honour false in all its points. I am an enemy of the existing order for good reasons — George Bernard Shaw

In Conclusion

Which quotation resonated with you best? Did you enjoy our collection of impudence quotes? Or may be you have a slogan about impudence to suggest. Let us know using our contact form.

About the author

This collection is managed by , with an extensive background in quote curation. They have meticulously gathered, researched, and compiled the quotes featured on this page. Every quote has been diligently cross-verified for its origin, its authenticity, and its potential influence on our readership.


Feel free to cite use any of the quotes in this collection of impudence. For popular citation styles(APA, Chicago, MLA), please use this citation page.

Embed HTML Link

Copy and paste this HTML code in your webpage