To notice people's deceptions yet not reveal it in words, to bear people's insults without showing any change of attitude-there is endless meaning in this, and also endless function.
— Zicheng Hong
Never insult seven men when all your packing is a six-shooter.
— Zane Grey
I used to be an insult comic, and I didn't end up liking the way that I felt about myself.
— Zach Anner
Envy is an insult to oneself.
— Yevgeny Yevtushenko
People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they - at least the ones that I know personally - have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them.
— Winona Ryder
Flattery.... gets its kicks by flirting with insult and ridicule.
— Willis Regier
Prostrate on earth the bleeding warrior lies,And Isr'el's beauty on the mountains dies.How are the mighty fallen!Hush'd be my sorrow, gently fall my tears,Lest my sad tale should reach the alien's ears:Bid Fame be dumb, and tremble to proclaimIn heathen Gath, or Ascalon, our shameLest proud Philistia, lest our haughty foe,With impious scorn insult our solemn woe.
— William Somervile
... religious insults are considered acceptable even by those who decry slurs about race, ethnicity, and gender. Religious people seem to deserve such treatment.
— William Murchison
Don't insult me today just because I'm poor, you don't know what my future holds!
— William Kamkwamba
I would gladly say 'Heil Hitler!' and at once part company with him, realizing what a pitiable insult it is to such a great man to try to flatter him with such an imitation which he has always disdained. His way is for Germany, ours is for Britain; let us tread our paths with mutual respect, which is rarely increased by borrowing.
— William Joyce
I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.
— William F. Buckley, Jr.
When will the public cease to insult the teacher's calling with empty flattery? When will men who would never for a moment encourage their own sons to enter the work of the public schools cease to tell us that education is the greatest and noblest of all human callings?
— William Bagley
This pilot, by far, was the best I ever read - and I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on.
— Will Arnett
You English are like mad bulls... you see red everywhere! What on earth has come over you, to heap on us such suspicion as is unworthy of a great nation. I regard this as a personal insult... You make it uncommonly difficult for a man to remain friendly to England.
— Wilhelm II
Every day, women move mountains. It is an insult to have an international women's day.
— Waris Dirie
The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
— Walter Lippmann
Beauty, midnight, vision dies: Let the winds of dawn that blow Softly round your dreaming head Such a day of welcome show Eye and knocking heart may bless, Find our mortal world enough; Noons of dryness find you fed By the involuntary powers, Nights of insult let you pass Watched by every human love.
— W. H. Auden
Some important ideas from the book of early Christians which is called Philokalia: From Spiritual Directions of Diadochus of Photiki The acme of faith is... immersion of the mind in God. The acme of freedom from wealth is to desire to be possessionless even as others desire to possess. The acme of humbleness is to forget unfalteringly good deeds of oneself. The acme of love is to enhance your friendly attitude to those who insult and revile you.
— Vladimir Aleksandrovich Antonov
If you want to dance on a bar top, some of us will fall off the bar top. Some people will die as a result of liberalising bar top dancing... a young girl with a short skirt dancing on it may attract some insults from some other men, the boyfriend will start fighting and some people will die.
— Vivian Balakrishnan
[A] truly humble spirit humbles itself as much amid honors as amid insults, acting like the honeybee which makes its honey equally as well from the dew that falls on the wormwood as from that which falls on the rose.
— Vincent de Paul
With whose imperfections will you bear, and what insult are you capable of enduring, if a thoughtless word from your own Superior is unbearable?
— Vincent de Paul
Inner liberty can be judged by how often a person feels offended, foryou can no more insult a mature man than you can paint the air.
— Vernon Howard
The meek are positive and often colorful characters. They are not self-assertive nor self-seeking, to be sure, but rather they are unselfish and uncomplaining, genuinely interested in the welfare of others, creating opportunities to be of service to them, submissive in the face of injuries and insults, silent in the accidents and adversities of life, and bearing with equanimity the infamies and injustices heaped upon them.
— V. Raymond Edman
It is only when we decide that 'ordinary' is an insult, that we become the exquisite miracles we were born to be.
— Tyler Knott Gregson
As politicians we have to make very difficult decisions and one...is when freedom of speech actually insults public safety.
— Tulip Siddiq
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
If someone does something illegal on Twitter - like incite hatred, or make racist remarks, or threaten to rip someone's intestines out if they insult Justin Bieber - then there has to be some way of censuring them.
— Tony Parsons
Good satire is about attacking the powerful, and that tends to be more the purview of the left. Maybe there's something about the conservative mindset that confuses mean-spirited name-calling and insults with actual humor.
— Tom Tomorrow
They call me a right-winger, which is an insult - I'm simply a racist and a separatist.
— Tom Metzger
The miraculous revelation of the Old Testament and the New, the miracles of famous men, Jews, Gentiles, or Christians, - then Franklin had no religion at all; and it would be an insult to say that he believed in the popular theology of his time, or of ours, for I find not a line from his pen indicating any such belief.
— Theodore Parker
This impeccably researched study of the classic black insult game may be the funniest work of serious scholarship ever published.
— Terry Teachout
An interesting difference between African-American humor and Jewish humor, in it's kind of basic or maybe most austere type form is, African-American humor, some of it comes out of playing the dozens in which you insult the other person or insult the other person's mother, and so much of Jewish humor is like, you're insulting yourself. It's totally self-deprecating.
— Terry Gross
I didn't respond well to a firm hand and insults.
— Terry Bradshaw
Insults from an adolescent daughter are more painful, because they are seen as coming not from a child who lashes out impulsively,who has moments of intense anger and of negative feelings which are not integrated into that large body of responses, impressions and emotions we call 'our feelings for someone,' but instead they are coming from someone who is seen to know what she does.
— Terri E Apter
I will not insult you by trying to tell you that one day you will forget. I know as well as you that you will not. But, at least, in time you will not remember as fiercely as you do now - and I pray that that time may be soon.
— Terence Rattigan
I think ideology is toxic, all ideology. It's not that there are good ones and bad ones. All ideology is toxic, because ideology is a kind of insult to the gift of human free thinking.
— Terence McKenna
What we saw with both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, that their response, whenever you point to anything in their record, is just to yell, "Liar, liar, liar," and to get very personal and to make direct character attacks. And my approach, from the very beginning of this President's campaign, starting a year ago in 2015, is that I will not respond in kind. I do not intend to insult any of the candidates.
— Ted Cruz
I don't like what you`re doing, but I won't insult you. Why? Because who you are tomorrow may be better than who I am today
— Tariq Ramadan
If they had said my writing wasn't good enough, fair enough, that's an opinion. But to say it's too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young.
— Tanith Lee
If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists.
— Sydney Schanberg