A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. Be gone, odious wasp! You smell of decayed syllables.
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?
Wrongs unredressed, or insults unavenged.
There are two insults no human being will endure that he has no sense of humor, and that the has never known trouble.
An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Insults are effective only where emotion is present.
If someone offers you a gift, and you decline to accept it, the other person still owns that gift. The same is true of insults and verbal attacks.
Insults are only effective where emotion is present. Spock
We're big enough to take a few insults. Scott
After all, we're big enough to take a FEW insults. Scott
Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such little respect for the reader's intelligence that it amounts almost to outright insult.
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.
If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Insults should be written in sand, compliments should be carved in stone
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.
When will the public cease to insult the teacher's calling with empty flattery? When will men who would never for a moment encourage their own sons to enter the work of the public schools cease to tell us that education is the greatest and noblest of all human callings?
Envy is an insult to oneself.
To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.
I have met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
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.
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.
Never insult anyone by accident.
One insult pocketed soon produces another