Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
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.
Even rabbits insult an dead lion.
Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised.
Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you.
Popularity is the only insult that has not yet been offered to Mr. Whistler.
Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears.
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier.
We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyones comfort - Arturo Binewski.
A generous confession disarms slander.
The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.
It is easy to forgive an insult, but harder to forget one.
A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
Let nobody speak mischief of anybody.
It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shouted calumny.
What is said of a man is nothing. The point is, who says it.
What ever the motive for the insult, it is always best to overlook it;
for folly doesn't deserve resentment, and malice is punished by neglect.
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.
It's hilarious a lot of times. You have a conversation with someone, and he's like, 'You speak so well!' I'm like, 'What do you mean? Do you understand that's an insult?
Envy is an insult to oneself.
I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
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.
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.
Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.
Why prove to a man he is wrong? Is that going to make him like you? Why not let him save face? He didn't ask for your opinion. He didn't want it. Why argue with him? You can't win an argument, because if you lose, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it. Why? You will feel fine. But what about him? You have made him feel inferior, you hurt his pride, insult his intelligence, his judgment, and his self-respect, and he'll resent your triumph. That will make him strike back, but it will never make him want to change his mind. A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.