25 Most Clever And Piercing Insults In History

From politicians and leaders to actors and authors, these people are often the source of some of history’s greatest insults. Some of the insults are against individuals, some against groups of people (often men), and others against countries or nations. We say this as a sort of disclaimer and as a warning because we don’t want you to take offense at any of these. So, if you think you have some tough skin, these are 25 Most Clever And Piercing Insults In History!

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"If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you." - Muhammad Ali

Muhammad AliSource: wikiquote, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)
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"I like your opera. I think I will set it to music." - Beethoven

BeethovenSource: wikiquote, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain: author's life + 100 yrs)

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"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West

Mae WestSource: wikiquote, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain: published between 1923-1963)
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"Only two things are infinite-- the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

Albert EinsteinSource: wikiquote, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain: published between 1923-1963)

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"Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses." - Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth TaylorSource: wikiquote, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)


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