Best Quotes About Insults

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. -Moliere

Each of us carries within himself a collection of instant insults. -Haim Ginott

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

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

A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults. -Louis Nizer

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

To say 'we' and mean 'I' is one of the most recondite insults. -Theodor W. Adorno

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

Whatever insults my State insults me. -Preston Brooks

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

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

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

We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled. -Mason Cooley

Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want? -Mason Cooley

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

People look at you, and they've got just the perfect little box for you, the perfect category. Call you a redneck. Call you a hillbilly. Like those were insults. -Travis Tritt

For a long time, I thought I was ugly and disfigured. This made me shy and timid, and I often reacted to insults that were not intended. -Alice Walker

I didn't respond well to a firm hand and insults. -Terry Bradshaw

Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity. -Hillary Clinton

Where there seems to be a difference between guys being nuts and women being nuts is that guys are much more open in calling each other on stuff; lots of insults and dirty names. Whereas women will talk frankly and honesty, but there also seems to be more passive aggressiveness. -Paul Feig

A history of perceived humiliation, after all, lurks behind many acts of terror. And competing narratives of victimhood and insults sustain conflicts in the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and many other regions. -Serge Schmemann

When people direct insults at me, I can take it. -Eli Roth

I admit that invective is one of my pleasures. This only brings me problems in life, but that's it. I attack, I insult. I have a gift for that, for insults, for provocation. So I am tempted to use it. -Michel Houellebecq

I'm looking for laughs, you know? If it take me to flip over a table, if I have to go physical comedy, I will do it. But whatever the joke needs at that particular time, is where I'm dedicated to. I'm not into beating somebody down and beating myself up. I don't do insults and things like that. I don't do it – I'm a storyteller. -Bernie Mac

Debt is part of the human condition. Civilization is based on exchanges – on gifts, trades, loans – and the revenges and insults that come when they are not paid back. -Margaret Atwood

When people start hurling insults at you, you know their minds are closed and there's no point in debating. You disengage yourself as quickly as possible from the situation. -Judith Martin

It's hard to make out the difference between insults and bad advice. -Cass McCombs

Advertising isn't just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data. -Jan Koum

I think a lot of TV insults the audience. -Bernie Mac

I don't like yelling insults at someone who's never done anything to me. -Gillian Jacobs

I'm accustomed to Internet forums where rudeness and incivility are the rule, where too many people seem to take pride in their insults. -Bryan Burrough

People throw insults at you, and sometimes they hit a nerve – and it's about not showing that, because they will pick on that. Don't feed the trolls! -Maisie Williams

Reed Scott is really good at coming up with insults. -Timothy Simons

When trying to start a company, your enemy isn't criticism, anger or insults. Your enemy is apathy. -Gil Penchina

Social media websites are no longer performing an envisaged function of creating a positive communication link among friends, family and professionals. It is a veritable battleground, where insults fly from the human quiver, damaging lives, destroying self-esteem and a person's sense of self-worth. -Anthony Carmona

I love insults, devastating takedowns, things that could be described by Twitter hacks as 'shots fired,' and funny ad hominem attacks. -Alex Pareene

There was a time when I thought dudes had friendship all figured out. The focus on eating things in front of giant screens, pretending to punch one another, competing over who can utter the grossest and most profane personal insults imaginable – this struck me as the very apex of human social exchange. -Lynn Coady

As a child growing up in San Francisco in the 1950s, I sometimes met insults when I ventured outside of Chinatown or my neighborhood. I have even been spat on and threatened with a knife. I could have let my anger fester until it became hate. However, I realized they were isolated incidents, and I simply got on with my life. -Laurence Yep

Anti-Semitic insults by 'Svoboda' have caused outrage on number of occasions both in Ukraine and in Israel. -Avigdor Lieberman

What poor people go through, it's amazing they don't do more violent things! If they'd just give you a little dignity, it might help you stand it better. They suffer no heat, no electricity, while you're working, but then you've got to face all the insults, too. -Carolyn Chute

Unfortunately, I'm used to the insults. -Leslie Jones

In many ways, everything about my upbringing decreed that I wouldn't write a memoir because in the world where I grew up, in Chicago in the Fifties and Sixties, one key way of protesting ourselves – 'we' meaning black people – against racism, against its stereotypes and its insults, was to curate and narrate very carefully the story of the people. -Margo Jefferson

When you're six years old, the word 'poo' is the funniest word on God's earth, but this insults my intelligence. -Jasper Carrott

Firing insults anonymously behind the keys of a message board, slandering other people's beliefs or opinions, this happens on a daily basis in my comment section or on my feed. Cyber-bullying and, further, online social ignorance, is a very real problem, typically without any real consequence. -Ryan McCartan

While writing, saying, and doing much, Mr. Trump is apologizing for his past sins. He's walking away from supporting abortion, hurling insults and more. Now, America needs to follow suit and apologize for the scourge of legal abortion that has left millions of empty cradles, wombs barren, women's health damaged, and families broken. -Alveda King

The violent rioting that is sometimes now being called protesting – it makes the emotions so high that you almost cannot see the insults and injuries that are the people are suffering. -Alveda King

I like to think I'm like the guy who goes to the office Christmas party Friday night, insults some people, but still has his job Monday morning. -Don Rickles

If the Islamic world is so suffused with rage and hatred of us – for our wars, occupations, drone attacks, support of Israel, decadent culture, and tolerance of insults to Islam and the Prophet – why should we call for free elections, when the people will use those elections to vote into power rulers hostile to the United States? -Pat Buchanan

The problem with generalizations and judgments, the words we hurl as insults, is that they deny our humanity and our stories. -Marti Noxon

'Liberal Fascism' is less an expose of left-wing hypocrisy than a chance to exact political revenge. Yet, the title of his book aside, what distinguishes Goldberg from the Sean Hannitys and Michael Savages is a witty intelligence that deals in ideas as well as insults – no mean feat in the nasty world of the culture wars. -David Oshinsky

Of course there's systemic misogyny in certain parts of our culture and systemic racism and a wider range of insults women have to face. -Jon Ronson

The data – on issues and on Trump himself – keep pointing back to 'one-in-four' as the true size of Trump's base. It is around one in four who like the tweeting, like the insults, the things other people say are mean or unproductive behavior. -Kristen Soltis Anderson

By stereotyping my work's audience as self-involved and prissy, women-only packaging also insults my readers, who could all testify that trussing up my novels as sweet, girly, and soft is like stuffing a Rottweiler in a dress. -Lionel Shriver

I realized that I get pleasure when I'm told, 'Don't listen to the haters; they're losers in their moms' basements.' I imagine these 'losers' and feel better about myself. Their insults hurt less if I label them 'pathetic.' I diminish their value in order to protect mine. I noticed that I'm quick to make a joke at someone else's expense. -Julie Plec

Reading Epictetus, I realized that most of the pain in my life came not from any actual privations or insults but, rather, from the shame of thinking that they could have been avoided. -Elif Batuman

It is an insult for me to have been alive through the times you are calling the so-called civil rights movement. I don't celebrate my humiliations and my insults. -James Meredith

You can do TV and radio without the personal insults. -Ed Schultz

All we need to remember is that Trump loves the hate. He thrives on criticism and insults. He delights in chaos and confusion. Taking to Twitter to call him names only fuels him and riles his base. -Omarosa Manigault Newman

I don't think that any campaign is ennobled by people trading insults. -Susan Collins

I am not disturbed by criticism or insults. It's all about having faith in yourself. -Gonzalo Higuain

In TV writing, Armando Iannucci's satire 'The Thick of It' is brilliant – equal parts hysterically funny, terrifyingly believable, and Oh-my-God-I-can't-believe-he-actually-said-that – and it's got the most satisfyingly creative insults ever. -Tana French

I don't want my fans to shout any insults at my opponent. -Oleksandr Usyk

I know people will criticise when you play bad; that is part of this job, and I am fine with that. That is not a problem. The problem is the insults. That is what hurts the most. -Edin Dzeko

It is a common thing for supporters of President Trump, even as early as when he was a candidate, to say, 'He fights.' And yes, he does fight. He fights everyone. He gets into all kinds of scraps that are pointless and unnecessary. He insults when he doesn't need to. -Ben Domenech

To be the coach of Real Madrid is an honour, and every coach has pride in that. However, one is also subjected to a wide range of critiques – some just, but others not. But when the criticism deteriorates into insults, which has happened many times, I don't appreciate that. -Manuel Pellegrini

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