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Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

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

Sigmund Freud, psychologist

He who puts up with insult invites injury.

Yiddish Proverbs,

Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.

Rene Descartes, mathematician

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

Benjamin Franklin, president

Insults should be well avenged or well endured.

Scottish Proverbs,

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

Billy Idol, musician

It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.

George Bancroft, historian

Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.

Socrates, philosopher

You make yourself and others suffer just as much when you take offense as when you give offense.

Ken Keyes Jr.,

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

Walt Whitman, poet

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

Marcus Aurelius, emperor

It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.

Tacitus, historian

Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised.


Slander expires at a good woman's door.

Danish proverb,

Even rabbits insult an dead lion.


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.

Plautus, playwright

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.

Edgar Allan Poe, writer

It is easy to forgive an insult, but harder to forget one.

Michael Lipsey,

Let nobody speak mischief of anybody.

Plato, philosopher

What is said of a man is nothing. The point is, who says it.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

A generous confession disarms slander.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shouted calumny.

Mary Stewart, novelist

A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.

Louis Nizer, lawyer

The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.

William Hazlitt, critic

If a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove, history could not be written.

Samuel Johnson, author

Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both.

Joseph Addison, writer

It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.

Epictetus, philosopher

Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.

St. Bernard,

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

Lord Chesterfield, statesman

Men are apt to offend ('tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive.

William Congreve, poet

Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

It takes an enemy and a friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart. The one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.

Mark Twain, author

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

Will Arnett, actor

Rebukes are easy from our betters, From men of quality and letters;But when low dunces will affront,What man alive can stand the brunt?

Jonathan Swift, writer

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

Raoul Vaneigem, philosopher

If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that's honey.

A. N. Wilson, writer

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.


Tax not so bad a voice to slander music any more than once.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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, critic

You are thought here to the most senseless and fit man for the job.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.

Russell Lynes, critic

I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has? Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances.

Benjamin Franklin, president

The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the knee plus ultra of art. What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?

Julia Kavanagh,

A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. Be gone, odious wasp! You smell of decayed syllables.

Norton Juster,

Never insult an alligator until you've crossed the river.

Cordell Hull, public servant

A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.

Herodotus, historian

Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination.

William Hazlitt, critic

You will find that silence or very gentle words are the most exquisite revenge for insult.

Judge Hall,

Calumny is only the noise of madmen.

Diogenes, philosopher

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.

Sam Brown, activist

You speak an infinite deal of nothing.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Each of us carries within himself a collection of instant insults.

Haim Ginott,

O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!

Walter Scott, novelist

I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign Secretary. If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.

Aneurin Bevan, politician

Insults are pouring down on me as thick as hail.

Edouard Manet, artist

No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.

Paul Gallico, writer

The slanders poured down like Niagara. If you take into consideration the setting -- the war and the revolution -- and the character of the accused -- revolutionary leaders of millions who were conducting their party to the sovereign power -- you can say without exaggeration that July 1917 was the month of the most gigantic slander in world history.

Leon Trotsky, revolutionary

Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.

Joseph Addison, writer

I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him, but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist

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

Epictetus, philosopher

Whatever insults my State insults me.

Preston Brooks, politician

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

Lionel Blue, clergyman

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, journalist

Oppression is more easily endured than insult.


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

Theodor Adorno, philosopher

Her majesty is one verb short of a sentence.

Jasper Fforde,

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

Billy Idol, musician

She...can talk brillantly upon any subject provided she knows nothing about it.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

They lie deadly that tell you have good faces.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

You have got to be careful quoting Ronald Reagan, because when you quote him accurately it is called mudslinging.

Fritz Mondale,

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, actress

I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

Adlai Stevenson, politician

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