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WHEN INSULTS HAD CLASS

WHEN INSULTS HAD CLASS – Part 1

These glorious insults are from an era when cleverness with words was still valued, before a great portion of the  English language got boiled down to 4-letter words, not to mention waving middle fingers.
 
The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, 'If you were my husband I'd give you poison,' and he said, 'If you were my wife, I'd drink it.' 
 
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.' 
 
'He had delusions of adequacy.' - Walter Kerr
 
'He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.' - Winston Churchill
 
'A modest little person, with much to be modest about.' - Winston Churchill
 
'I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.'   Clarence Darrow
   
'He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.' - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).
 
'Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?'  - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner) 
 
'Thank  you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it.' - Moses Hadas
 
'He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.' -  Abraham Lincoln

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