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Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

By indignities men come to dignities.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

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.

Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised.


Even rabbits insult an dead lion.


He who puts up with insult invites injury.

Jewish proverb

Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.