Quotation Explorer - 'Insult'

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War. - George Washington
Pity is an insult. Kindness is a miracle. - Patrick Ness
We are usually angered when someone insults us, until Divine Grace comes upon us. When we receive Grace, we no longer feel hurt when others insult us but remain quiet and peaceful, as though the insult was not directed at us at all. - Thaddeus of Vitovnica
I refuse to put God into a little box I can handle, for that would insult us both. - L.M. Fields
When you start with an insult and end with a compliment, most people only remember where you started. - Faydra D. Fields
There is one type of gambling which should always be encouraged. It is betting on goodness. When a person has wronged you, be good to him. If he adds insult to injury, double the bet. And keep on doubling it. You will surely win! - J.P. Vaswani
If one knows how to ‘digest’ an insult after attaining Self-realization, he will become a ‘Gnani’ [the enlightened one]. And if he ‘digests’ an insult before attaining Self-realization, he will become shameless (impudent). - Dada Bhagwan
After getting respect, one will get an equal amount of insult, if not in this life then the next. If you taste even the slightest of pleasure from this body-complex [pudgal], you will have to pay back an equivalent amount. Therefore become attachment-free (vitarag). - Dada Bhagwan
Even if you insult him, he gives you his blessings; such a one only is the Gnani Purush [The enlightened one]! - Dada Bhagwan
The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you've just told them. - Rachel Maddow
The freedom of birds is an insult to me. - Cormac McCarthy
Back on the block they probably call Big Al "Fat Albert" but here in the Nam we don't insult our friends. - Derrick Wolf
He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, for the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people. - Toni Morrison
I won't be protected. I will choose for myself what is ladylike and right. To shield me is an insult. - E.M. Forster
the only graceful way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you cant ignore it, top it; if you cant top it, laugh at it; if you cant laugh at it, its probably deserved - Russell Lynes
I’m creating a self help show called Self Talk. I’ll insult myself for an hour then open phone lines to a fitness coach & my mother-in-law. - Ryan Lilly
...Don't insult readers by questioning the extent of their imaginations. Most need only to be nudged to solve a good mystery. - Peggy Kopman-Owens
Well don't you know the sound of anger brings a dark result.And every insult is like a lightning bolt. - Third Eye Blind
...baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you. So don't let Mrs Dubose get you down. She had enough troubles or her own. - Harper Lee
The truth is: Everyone will judge you. But this depends upon your intellectual capacity whether you are able to distinguish constructive criticism between an insult coming from other people's opinions about you. - Anonymous
You don't have to disrespect and insult others simply to hold your own ground. If you do, that shows how shaky your own position is. - Red Haircrow
Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the river. - Haitian Proverb
A person with a large tuber of self-pride remains engrossed in the fear of, ‘Someone is going to insult me…someone is going to insult me’ or ‘From where can I get respect? From where can I get the respect? - Dada Bhagwan
The biggest insult to any parent is a child that lives up to society standards and not his or her full potential. - Unarine Ramaru
You should never let a word control you, intimidate you, or make you uncomfortable, and that applies to people of all races. Intent is where insult lies, and hate. Not in language. - Felix Clay
Christians sometimes make themselves into elephants afraid of mice. You have the Creator of the universe on your side; not to mention, you've been given eternal life. 'Whom or what shall you fear?' To be afraid of anything other than God himself is like an insult to God. - Criss Jami
[The answer of to the question 'Which is the most perfect popular government?']That where the least injury done to the meanest individual, is considered as an insult on the whole constitution. - Solon
REPARTEE, n. Prudent insult in retort. Practiced by gentlemen with a constitutional aversion to violence, but a strong disposition to offend. In a war of words, the tactics of the North American Indian. - Ambrose Bierce
Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered. - Oscar Wilde
Believing without questioning is an insult to the human conscience. - Abhijit Naskar
No one can insult me, because I do not want respect.No one can defeat me, because I have given up the idea of winning.How can you defeat me? You can only defeat someone who wants to win. - Lao Tzu
The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. - G.K. Chesterton
A person who has the slightest fear of insult cannot be called a Gnani [the enlightened one] and a person who desires self-recognition [maan] is not a Gnani [the enlightened one]. - Dada Bhagwan
Everything is an appreciation, even an insult provided you look at it with that angle. - Vipin Behari Goyal
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure that is all that agnosticism means. - Clarence Darrow
I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble. - John Wayne
Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. - Steven Weinberg
When someone attempts to insult you know that they are inadvertently giving away what would insult them. - Donna Lynn Hope
He understood (what so many fautlessly polite people do not understand) that a stiff apology is a second insult. He understood that the injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. - G.K. Chesterton
Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being. - Mahavira
I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. - Edmund Burke
Woman? Is that meant to insult me? I would return the slap, if I took you for a man. - Daenerys Targaryen - George R.R. Martin
Democracy is the worst insult to any society that is increasingly secular and growing in incivility for there it is more abused than used. - Newton G Kibiringi
Humans are very strange. When you need a hug, they throw you away, when you need condolence , they insult you, and when you need love, they betray you. - M.F. Moonzajer
To insult someone we call him 'bestial'. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult. - Isaac Asimov
A call to embrace democracy is the worst insult to a society that is still alien to civilisation. It is like being asked to dance to the tune of mob justice. - Newton Gatambia
It never cost a disciple anything to follow Jesus; to talk about cost when you are in love with anyone is an insult. - Oswald Chambers
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. - Margaret Cho
For how long will insult hurt a person? For as long as he covets self-importance. For as long as one covets temporary [non eternal] things. - Dada Bhagwan
Rap is supposed to motivate, humours, address societal issues & personal feelings, and also liberate me through art, not insult our women. - Unarine Ramaru
If you cannot insult a god, you yet do not "get" God. - Fakeer Ishavardas
An insult bestowed on your interior and exterior personality; for causes beyond control, kills you innumerably, till the last breath. - Aniruddha Sastikar
If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion. - Edmond de Goncourt
A husband should not insult his wife publicly, at parties. He should insult her in the privacy of the home. - James Thurber
You add insult to injury. (Injuriae Addis Contumeliam) - Anonymous
Hey, look—your girlfriend is saying something."Artemis had a vast mental reserve of scathing comebacks at his disposal, but none of them covered girlfriend insults. He wasn't even sure if it was an insult. And if it was, who was being insulted? Him or the girl? - Eoin Colfer
Fake people will insult you infront of the whole world but those who are true to you will insult you more but in private. - Shizra
It is a tremendous strength to be able to digest an insult. - Dada Bhagwan
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion - Steven Weinberg
Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I've told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to. - Janet Fitch
People will doubt you, but do you doubt your own self? People will insult your integrity, but do you trust yourself? If you are at peace with yourself and with God, you can be at peace with the world. - Nana Awere Damoah
To add insult to injury. - Phaedrus
Keep memories of insult on a short leash, and memories of blessing on a long one. - Alan Cohen
Its crazy when people of high moral standards, feel its okay for an intimate friend to insult them in a jovial way, forgeting that even casual friends can do just the same in a jovial way. - Michael Bassey Johnson
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