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Quotations on Insult

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He who puts up with insult invites injury.

~ Unknown

It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.

~ Epictetus

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.

~ Frederick Douglass

A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.

~ Louis Nizer

It seldom pays to be rude. It never pays to be only half-rude.

~ Norman Douglas

Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts,
Old age is slow in both.

~ Joseph Addison

The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.

~ William Hazlitt

Calumny requires no proof. The throwing out of maliscious imputations against any character leaves a stain which no after-refutation can wipe out. To create an unfavourable impression, it is not necessary that certain things should be true, but that they have been said.

~ William Hazlitt

It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.

~ Seneca

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

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