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Never insult an alligator until you've crossed the river.

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.
It is easy to forgive an insult, but harder to forget one.
If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.
The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the knee plus ultra of art. What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?
You will find that silence or very gentle words are the most exquisite revenge for insult.
No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.
It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.
It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
Even rabbits insult an dead lion.
He who puts up with insult invites injury.
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
People think that they just want movies like Pretty Woman, when really they -- at least the ones that I know personally -- have been waiting for something that doesn't completely insult them.
Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised.
A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
Oppression is more easily endured than insult.
The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.
Calumny is only the noise of madmen.
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign Secretary. If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.
By indignities men come to dignities.
Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both.
You are an idiot, a retard, and whatever else you just called me

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