Insult Quotes

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

I’ve had a wonderful evening – but this wasn’t it.
– Groucho Marx

But one should never an insult for so long, “Insults should be written in sand, compliments should be carved in stone.”
– Arab Proverb

There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
– Sinclair Lewis

A husband should not insult his wife publicly, at parties. He should insult her in the privacy of the home.
– James Thurber

The way to procure insults is to submit to them. A man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
– William Hazlitt

I just don’t believe that you have to come in and insult people when you want to change things.
– Sydney Schanberg

I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.
– William F. Buckley Jr.

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination.
– Andrew Lang

They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.
– Thomas Brackett Reed

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
– Edmond De Goncourt

I like Frenchmen very much, because even when they insult you they do it so nicely.
– Josephine Baker

He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea, and that was wrong.
– Benjamin Disraeli

Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time.
– Suzanne Fields

I love it when someone insults me. That means I don’t have to be nice anymore.
– Billy Idol

The point of quotations is that one can use another’s words to be insulting.
– Amanda Cross

Adding “just kidding” doesn’t make it okay to insult the Principal.
– Nancy Cartwright

It seldom pays to be rude. It never pays to be only half-rude.
– Norman Douglas

Is he just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?
– Freddie Mercury

Take care how thou offend est men raised from low condition.
– Thomas Fuller