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A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.
People look at you, and they've got just the perfect little box for you, the perfect category. Call you a redneck. Call you a hillbilly. Like those were insults.
We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled.
A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
A close associate of his gave an interview in which the book was described as quotes 'fiction from being to end'. I suffered trial by tabloid for a couple of weeks, lots of insults in the press, in the columns - this man should be put in the tower and so on.
When people start hurling insults at you, you know their minds are closed and there's no point in debating. You disengage yourself as quickly as possible from the situation.
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
I love it when someone insults me. That means that I don't have to be nice anymore.
Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want?
I'm accustomed to Internet forums where rudeness and incivility are the rule, where too many people seem to take pride in their insults.
It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting.
For a long time, I thought I was ugly and disfigured. This made me shy and timid, and I often reacted to insults that were not intended.
Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially from violence that can never be justified. It comes from taking responsibility and advancing our common humanity.
To say 'we' and mean 'I' is one of the most recondite insults.
There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
Debt is part of the human condition. Civilization is based on exchanges - on gifts, trades, loans - and the revenges and insults that come when they are not paid back.
I'm looking for laughs, you know? If it take me to flip over a table, if I have to go physical comedy, I will do it. But whatever the joke needs at that particular time, is where I'm dedicated to. I'm not into beating somebody down and beating myself up. I don't do insults and things like that. I don't do it - I'm a storyteller.
Discrimination against Jews can be read in Thomas Aquinas, and insults against Jews in Martin Luther.
When people direct insults at me, I can take it.
Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
A history of perceived humiliation, after all, lurks behind many acts of terror. And competing narratives of victimhood and insults sustain conflicts in the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and many other regions.
Where there seems to be a difference between guys being nuts and women being nuts is that guys are much more open in calling each other on stuff; lots of insults and dirty names. Whereas women will talk frankly and honesty, but there also seems to be more passive aggressiveness.
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.
Whatever insults my State insults me.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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