Quotes about Insults

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A wound from a tongue is worse than a wound from a sword; for the latter affects only the body, the former the spirit.


An insult is twice as deep as an apology.


To insult your foes, don't try to win arguments.

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He who is affected by an insult is infected by it.
An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
The best way to procure an insult is to submit to them.
A wise man is superior to any insults which may be put upon him.


If someone's insults bother you; it is evidence that you respect her or him.
The man who offers an insult writes it in sand, but for the man who receives it, it's chiseled in bronze.


If I have said something to hurt a man once, I shall not get the better of this by saying many things to please him.
Think twice before you speak, and then you may be able to say something more insulting than if you spoke right out at once.


If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laught it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.
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.

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There are two insults which no human will endure: the assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.

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Because it expresses intense feelings in words rather than actions, Freud commented that the first man to hurl an insult rather than a spear was the founder of civilization.