Insults Quotes

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

I welcome this opportunity of pricking the bloated bladder of lies with the poniard of truth. (On Winston Churchill)

The difference between a misfortune and a calamity? If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, it would be a calamity. (on William Gladstone)

Calumny requires no proof. The throwing out of maliscious imputations against any character leaves a stain which no after-refutation can wipe out. To create an unfavorable impression, it is not necessary that certain things should be true, but that they have been said.

He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle. He (Clement Atlee) brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer afternoon at a cricket match.

Inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination. (On William Gladstone)

(On being criticised by Sir Geoffery Howe) Like being savaged by dead sheep.

Sir Stafford has a brilliant mind – until it is made up. (On Stafford Cripps)

He has not one single redeeming defect. (On William Gladstone)

Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.