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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Insults:

A cold-blooded, calculating, unprincipled usurper, without a virtue; no statesman, knowing nothing of commerce, political economy, or civil government, and supplying ignorance by bold presumption.
~ Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon Bonaparte.

A crafty and lecherous old hypocrite whose very statue seems to gloat on the wenches as they walk the States House yard.
~ William Cobbett on Benjamin Franklin.

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

Nancy Astor: "If you were my husband, Winston, I should flavour your coffee with poison."
Winston Churchill: "If I were your husband, madam, I should drink it."
~ Winston Churchill & Nancy Astor.

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
~ Cordell Hull.

Really, this horrid House of Commons quite ruins our husbands for us. I think the Lower House by far the greatest blow to a happy married life that there has been since that terrible thing called the Higher Education of Women was invented.
~ Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband.

A lamentably successful cross between a fox and a hog.
~ James G. Blaine on Benjamin Franklin Butler.

A retail mind in a wholesale business.
~ David Lloyd George on Neville Chamberlain.

A tardy little marionette.
~ Randolph Churchill on Clement Attlee.

A Winston Churchill who had never been to Harrow.
~ H.G. Wells on Huey Pierce Long.

Ah! that quite does for me. I haven't a word to say... Too much care was taken with our education, I am afraid. To have been well brought up is a great drawback nowadays. It shuts one out from so much.
~ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance.

All thought is immoral. Its very essence is destruction. If you think of anything, you kill it. Nothing survives being thought of.
~ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance.

And, as for what is called improving conversation, that is merely the foolish method by which the still more foolish philanthropist feebly tries to disarm the just rancour of the criminal classes.
~ Oscar Wilde, The Critic As Artist.

But oh! My dear Ernest, to sit next to a man who has spent his whole life in trying to educate others! What a dreadful experience that is!
~ Oscar Wilde, The Critic As Artist.

... he insults the House of Lords and plagues the most eminent of his colleagues with the crabbed malice of a maundering witch.
~ Benjamin Disraeli on the Earl of Aberdeen.

He is a self-made man and worships his creator.
~ John Bright

Chamberlain is no better than a Mayor of Birmingham, and in a lean year at that.
~ Lord Hugh Cecil on Neville Chamberlain.

Dr. Dread-Devil... said that there were no trees in Scotland. I wonder how they managed to take him around without letting him see trees. I suppose that that lick-spittle Boswell, or Mrs Piozzi, tied a bandage over his eyes when he went over the country which I have been over. I shall sweep away at this bundle of lies.
~ William Cobbett on Samuel Johnson.

Every drop of blood in that man's veins has eyes that look downward.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson on Daniel Webster.

Examinations are of no value whatsoever. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.
~ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance.

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