These insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words. Insults then, had some class!

    1. "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; Bring a friend, if you have one."

    George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, I will attend the second...If there is one."

    - Winston Churchill, in response.

    2. 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."

    3. "He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

    4. "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."

    - Clarence Darrow

    5. "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."

    - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

    6."Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."

    - Moses Hadas

    7. "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."

    - Mark Twain

    8. "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.."

    - Oscar Wilde

    9. "I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."

    - Stephen Bishop

    10."He is a self-made man and worships his creator."

    - John Bright

    11. "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."

    - Irvin S. Cobb

    12. "He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others."

    - Samuel Johnson

    13. "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."

    - Paul Keating

    14. "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily."

    - Charles, Count Talleyrand

    15. "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."

    - Forrest Tucker

    16. "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?"

    - Mark Twain

    17. "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."

    - Mae West

    18. "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

    - Oscar Wilde

    19. "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... For support rather than illumination."

    - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

    20. "He has Van Gogh's ear for music."

    - Billy Wilder

    21. "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."

    - Groucho Marx.

    22."He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

    - Winston Churchill

    ranma-official

    being a longtime follower of an average Tumblr blog is like walking into a cafe for a cup of coffee once and then continuing to go there every morning for nine years even though it’s now a mattress store

    hedwig-dordt

    and every now and again the shopkeeper just hands you a cup of coffee, just never when you expect it

    beingintime69

    Well Said!