Insults Sayings and Quotes

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

What ever the motive for the insult, it is always best to overlook it; for folly doesn't deserve resentment, and malice is punished by neglect.     

Samuel Johnson

A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.     

Louis Nizer

It is very clear that one way to challenge insults is to submit to them.     

Aime Martin

An insult directed at the wicked is not to be censured; on the contrary, the honest man, if he has sense, can only applaud.     


Don't argue. Never deign to deny. Meet insults with laughter.     

Leigh Bardugo

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.     


You don't take insults. You leave them with the insulter.     

Milton H. Erickson

If you take the the insults of your fellow human beings personally, you will be offended for the rest of your life.     

Deepak Chopra

These kind of hair-breadth missings of happiness look like the insults of fortune.     

Henry Fielding

If you speak insults you will hear them also.     


An insult is either sustained or destroyed, not by the disposition of those who insult, but by the disposition of those who bear it.     

Saint John Chrysostom

To insult a friend implies that you respect his masculinity enough to know he can take it without acting like a crybaby. The swapping of insults, like the fighting between brothers, becomes the seal of the male bonding.     

Frank Pittman

The way to procure insults is to submit to them. A man meets with no more respect than he exacts.     

William Hazlitt

Never insult a writer. You may find yourself immortalized in ways you may not appreciate.     

Garrison Keillor

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill.     

Charles Caleb Colton

A man who insults the modesty of a woman, as good as tells her that he has seen something in her conduct that warranted his presumption.     

Samuel Richardson