When insults had class

After reading these beautifully crafted insults, there’s clearly a need for university-level courses to promote the mining of our ironic ore deposits. How much poorer our language would be without wit like this!

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”

-Winston Churchill

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”

-Clarence Darrow

“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”

-Groucho Marx     

“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

-Mark Twain

“I feel so miserable without you, it’s almost like having you here.”

-Stephen Bishop

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.”

-John Bright

“He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.”

-Paul Keating

“He had delusions of adequacy.”

-Walter Kerr

“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination.”

-Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

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