Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:42 PM
One doesn't normally consider insults as signs of civility, but this collection of famous insults reminds me why I love pre-post-modern literature and oration.
A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain
"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others." - Samuel Johnson
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