37 Quotes About Insulting People

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It is not easy to accept criticism. Depending upon how it is given and addressed, criticism can also be considered an insult to some. These quotes about insulting people capture the effects that this type of behavior can have on others.

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

“A joke is a joke. There’s an expression – I don’t know if you have it – that’s ‘adding insult to injury.'”

“An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.”

“An ‘insult comic’ is the title I was given. What I do is exaggeration. I make fun of people, at life, of myself and my surroundings.”

“Envy is an insult to oneself.”

“Even if you believe a creator god invented the laws of physics, would you so insult him as to suggest that he might capriciously and arbitrarily violate them in order to walk on water, or turn water into wine as a cheap party trick at a wedding?”

“Every day, women move mountains. It is an insult to have an international women’s day.”

“Everyone’s so timid and afraid to insult anybody, but in the end, it’s like we’re all trying to please everyone. In the end, we please no one.”

“Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth.”

“I admit that invective is one of my pleasures. This only brings me problems in life, but that’s it. I attack, I insult. I have a gift for that, for insults, for provocation. So I am tempted to use it.”

“I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, from the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.”

“I am suggesting that as we go through life, we ‘accentuate the positive.’ I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort.”

“I do sometimes accuse people of ignorance, but that is not intended to be an insult. I’m ignorant of lots of things. Ignorance is something that can be remedied by education.”

“I just don’t believe that you have to come in and insult people when you want to change things.”

“I love women. I’m trying to do beautiful things with them. I’m not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.”

“I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.”

“If anybody dared say wrestling was fake, you’d punch ’em. And you never used the word show. If you used the word show it was an insult.”

“If the Democrats want to insult women by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”

“If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.”

“If you can’t ignore an insult, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh it off; and if you can’t laugh it off, it’s probably deserved.”

“It’s hilarious a lot of times. You have a conversation with someone, and he’s like, ‘You speak so well!’ I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Do you understand that’s an insult?”

“It’s such an insult that foul gas comes out of a hole in our butt with a sound to announce itself. It’s the ultimate bad thing about being a person.”

“Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.”

“Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.”

“Never insult anyone by accident.”

“Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.”

“The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights.”

“The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult.”

“The fact people think that when you sell a lot of books you are not a serious writer is a great insult to the readership. I get a little angry when people try to say such a thing.”

“The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.”

“The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship.”

“The one indisputable reality of dictatorship is that dissent, insult, and malevolent language do not go unpunished if it is allowed at all.”

“The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality.”

“They always use the word ‘insult’ with me, but I don’t hurt anybody. I wouldn’t be sitting here if I did. I make fun of everybody and exaggerate all our insecurities.”

“To insult someone we call him ‘bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, ‘human’ might be the greater insult.”

“Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.”

“When I was a kid, it was a huge insult to be a geek. Now it’s a point of pride in a weird way.”

There are various ways you can deal with criticism and take it as something secondary to an insult.

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