Insults and Calumny Quotes and Quotations
. . . 'twill turn your eyeballs black and blue.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
It seldom pays to be rude. It never pays to be only half-rude.
Lloyd George could not see a belt without hitting below it.
Macaulay is well for awhile, but one wouldn't live under Niagara.
Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other a horse still.
Calumny is only the noise of madmen.
To persevere in one's duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny.
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you.
Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts, Old age is slow in both.
As long as there are readers to be delighted with calumny, there will be found reviewers to calumniate.
He that flings dirt at another dirtieth himself most.
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.
Calumny requires no proof. The throwing out of malicious imputations against any character leaves a stain which no after-refutation can wipe out. To create an unfavourable impression, it is not necessary that certain things should be true, but that they have been said.
It is often better not to see an insult, than to avenge it.
Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
Alive, ridiculous, and dead forgot?