Maryannaville collected some great quotes for her blog post When Insults Had Class. I notice almost all were from or about men.

I am not insulted.

Here are some of my favorites, with a couple others I found.


I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
~ Clarence Darrow

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
~ Oscar Wilde

Shall we let them enjoy themselves a little longer, or had we better have your speech?
~ Unknown host asked this of Joseph Chamberlain

They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.
~ Thomas Brackett Reed

Iíve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasnít it.
~ Groucho Marx

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
~ Winston Churchill

He is a self-made man and worships his creator.
~ John Bright

Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.
Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."

A modest little person, with much to be modest about.
~ Winston Churchill

I desire that we be better strangers.
~ Shakespeare, From As you like it

He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.
~ William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

Does he really think big emotions come from big words?
~ Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; Iíll waste no time reading it.
~ Moses Hadas

He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.
~ Abraham Lincoln

I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friendÖ. if you have one.
~ George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend secondÖ If there is one.
~ Winston Churchill, in response to Bernard Shaw

Iíve just learned about his illness. Letís hope itís nothing trivial.
~ Irvin S. Cobb

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
~ Oscar Wilde

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts, for support rather than illumination.
~ Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

He has Van Goghís ear for music.
~ Billy Wilder

Source - When Insults Had Class

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