Quotes by insult

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  • A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like that of a slight bow or cursory salutation - a proof of unwillingness to do much, even where there is a necessity of doing something.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    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.
  • Mario Puzo
    Mario Puzo
    American author, screenwriter and journalist 1920-1999
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    Accidents don't happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.
    Source: The Godfather
  • Ben Harper
    Ben Harper
    American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1969-
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    But I would never insult the people that love this music and I would never insult the blessing of music in my life and I would never insult myself by playing uninspired music.
  • Clarence Darrow
    Clarence Darrow
    American Lawyer 1857-1938
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    I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophists, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is gone forever.
  • Burgess Owens
    Burgess Owens
    American football player 1951-
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    If you apologize to me, I look at it as an insult because my parents, my grandparents, my great-grandparents, like every other culture out there, did exactly what they needed to do. They worked hard, and they became part of the American way, and they earned the respect of Americans across the board. We need to do the same.
  • Russell Lynes
    Russell Lynes
    American editor, criticus 1910-
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    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.
  • Edwin P. Whipple
    Edwin P. Whipple
    American essay writer 1819-1886
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    Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    It is not insult from another that causes you pain. It is the part of your mind that agrees with the insult. Agree only with the truth about you, and you are free.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
  • Cordell Hull
    Cordell Hull
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    Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
  • Paul Gallico
    Paul Gallico
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    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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