Cussing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old cussing quotes, cussing sayings, and cussing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Swearing is an art form. You can express yourself much more exactly, much more succinctly, with properly used curse words.      

Coleman Young

When it comes down to pure ornamental cursing, the native American is gifted above the sons of men.     

Mark Twain

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.     

John Ruskin

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.     

George Washington

Swearing makes an excellent relief mechanism.     

David Crystal

Swearing doesn't make your argument valid; it just tells the other person you have lost your class and control.     

Shannon L. Alder

Cursing will create a hole in a whole heart.     

Naveed Baji

Some of us cling to our curses if we haven't anything better to cling to!     

Phyllis Bottome

You have to expect that if you cuss out the world, the world is going to cuss back.     

Andrew Young

Swearing can be fun, but doing it all the time causes a lot of problems.     


There is no such thing as too much swearing. Swearing is just a piece of linguistic mechanics. The words in-between are the clever ones.     

Peter Capaldi

Profane swearing never did any man any good. No man in the richer or wiser or happier for it.      

Robert Lowth

Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one's own and that of other people.     

Leon Trotsky

The art of cursing people seems to have lost its tang since the old days when a good malediction took four deep breaths to deliver and sent the outfielders scurrying toward the fence to field.     

Robert Benchley

On paper, swearing takes on a different attitude. It can make you sound very angry when you use it a lot.     

Joanna Coles