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“To like an individual because he's black is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn't white.”
E. E. Cummings
“I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.”
“If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.”
J. Russell Lynes
“Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted.”
Sammy Davis Jr.
“Insults should be written in sand, compliments should be carved in stone”
“An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.”
“The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.”
“One insult pocketed soon produces another”
“An eye can threaten like a loaded and levelled gun, or it can insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When you do not accept the insult some one casts on you, it goes back to the person who indulged in it first; a registered letter that is not accepted returns to the sender.”
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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