Hearken For The Good Ole Days When Insults Had Class-- No 4 Letter Bombasts

These outstanding insults are from an era-before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words.


"He has all the virtues I dislike
and none of the vices I admire."
- Winston Churchill
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·"I have never killed a man,
but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
- Clarence Darrow
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· "He has never been known to use a word
that might send a reader to the dictionary."
- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).
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"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book;
I'll waste no time reading it."
- Moses Hadas
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"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter
saying I approved of it."
- Mark Twain
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"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends...”
- Oscar Wilde
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· "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play;
bring a friend, if you have one."
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
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"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ....
if there is one."
- Winston Churchill, in response.
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"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening.
But this wasn't it."
- Groucho Marx
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"I feel so miserable without you;
it's almost like having you here."
- Stephen Bishop
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"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope
without any address on it?"
- Mark Twain
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"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
- Mae West
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"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
- Oscar Wilde