No orator can top the one who can give good nicknames.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.
Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) English intellectual.