By indignities men come to dignities.
Even rabbits insult a dead lion.
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.
Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised.
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
He who puts up with insult invites injury.
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
Calumny is only the noise of madmen.
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.
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.