Wit is educated insolence.
— Aristotle

The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson insolent quote

Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.
— Mark Twain

And when night, darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
— John Milton

It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.
— insolent quotation by Junius