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45 Of History’s Most Famous (And Hilarious) Insults

Below is a gallery of responses, retorts, and comebacks that are so witty that they’ve outlived the person who delivered them — enjoy our collection of history’s funniest insults:

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Famous Insults From Mark Twain

Mark Twain: "The trouble ain't there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right."

Famous Insults Mae West

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

Groucho Marx Never Forgets A Face

Groucho Marx: "I never forget a face, but in your case, I'll make an exception."

Oscar Wilde On Happiness

Oscar Wilde: "Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go."

Kurt Vonnegut Funny Insults

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: "If your brains were dynamite, there wouldn't be enough to blow your hat off."

Elizabeth Taylor Funny Insults On Men

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

Albert Einstein On Human Stupidity

Albert Einstein: "Only two things are infinite-- the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the former."

Famous Insults Beethoven

Beethoven: "I like your opera. I think I will set it to music."

Famous Insults Roseanne

Roseanne Barr: "We were trying to get pregnant, but I forgot one of us had to have a penis."

Kierkegaard On Martensen

Kierkegaard: "My opponent is a glob of snot."

Famous Insults Faldo

Nick Faldo: "We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately, the marriage lasted four and a half years."

Pope John Paul 23 On The Vatican

Pope John Paul XXIII: (When asked "How many people work in the Vatican?") "About half."

Dorothy Parker On Drunk

Dorothy Parker, after a drunk man commented "I can't bear fools": "Apparently your mother could."

Famous Insults Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo: "God was bored by him."

Catherine The Great's Funny Insult

Catherine The Great: "If you won't be a good example, then you'll have to be a horrible warning."

Hunter S. Thompson Epic Insults

Hunter S. Thompson: "They don't hardly make 'em like him anymore, but I think he should be castrated anyway."

Famous Insults Boyle

Frankie Boyle: "Nobody thought Mel Gibson could play a Scot, but look at him now! Alcoholic and a racist!"

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King Edward VIII: "The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children."

O Brien Foreign Policy

Conan O'Brien: "Sarah Palin met with world leaders to discuss her foreign policy expertise. The meeting lasted 90 seconds."

Winston Churchill On Americans

Winston Churchill: "Americans will always try to do the right thing-- after they've tried everything else."

Gandhi's Famous Comeback On Western Civilization

Mahatma Gandhi: "What do you think of Western Civilization?" "I think it would be a good idea."

MIlton Berle's Famous Insults

Milton Berle: "You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think."

Nero Insult

Nero, while look at a man he had just killed: "How could I have been afraid of a man with such a long nose?"

Billy Wilder: "He has Van Gogh's ear for music."

Billy Wilder: "He has Van Gogh's ear for music."

Hemingway Insult

Ernest Hemingway: "Poor Faulkner. He thinks big emotions come from big words."

Hitchens On Falwell

Christopher Hitchens: "If you gave Jerry Falwell an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox."

Timothy Leary Funny Insults

Timothy Leary: "Women who want to be equal with men lack ambition."

Famous Insults Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford: "Ronnie (Reagan doesn't dye his hair--he's just permanently orange."

Joan Rivers Prince Charles

Joan Rivers: "Prince Charles's ears are so big, he could hang-glide over the Falklands!"

Mark Twain On Jane Austen

Mark Twain on Jane Austen: "Every time I read Pride And Prejudice, I want to dig Jane Austen up and hit her over the skull with her own shin bone."

Oscar Wilde Funny Insults

Oscar Wilde: "Thinking is the most unhealthy disease in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any disease. Luckily, in England at any rate, thought is not catching."

John Lennon On Elvis

John Lennon: "Before Elvis, there was nothing."

William Shakespeare History's Funniest Insults

William Shakespeare: "The tautness of his face sours ripe grapes."

Famous Insults Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, on the media: "They're devils to me, and they eat my flesh!"

Famous Insults Mencken

H.L. Mencken on FDR: "If he became convinced tomorrow that coming out for cannibalism would get him the votes he needs so sorely, he would begin fattening a missionary in the White House yard come Wednesday."

Margaret Thatcher On Getting Things Done

Margaret Thatcher: "If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman."

Muhammad Ali

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

Famous Insults Tomlin

Lily Tomlin: "I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific!"

Dorothy Parker History's Hilarious Insults

Dorothy Parker: "The woman speaks eight languages and can't say 'no' in any of them."

Aristotle History's Funniest Burns

Aristotle: "It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of lying skillfully."

History's Funniest Insults

John Adams: "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress."

Groucho Marx He May Look Like An Idiot

Groucho Marx: "He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don't let that fool you-- he really is an idiot."

EE Cummings Insult

EE Cummings: "A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man"

Funny Insults By Charlotte Whitton

Charlotte Whitton: "Whatever women must do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult."

Calvin Coolidge Historical Burns

(On a performance) What do you think of the singer's execution? Calvin Coolidge: I'm all for it.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr Facts

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Martin Luther King Jr. is no doubt one of the most famous social activists in the world. Known for playing a critical, peaceful and persistent role in the American Civil Rights Movement, the Baptist minister delivered thousands of speeches and traveled countless miles to fight for equality.

Yet despite his high profile life—hundreds of streets, buildings, parks and schools now bear his name—there are still many things we don’t know about Dr. King. Here are 10 facts about Martin Luther King Jr. that might surprise you.

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It’s True: Spaniards Do Festivals Way Better Than You

When most think of festivals, images of various greasy foods, overpriced alcohol and some sort of music come to mind. And that’s all true in Spain, too, but in Tarragona, things are a bit different. At these festivals–which take place every two years–participants will compete with one another to form an incredibly tall and intricate castell, or human tower. Watch what happens in the video above.

The Most Extreme Tribal Traditions Still Practiced Today

World history has always been a story of blending and clashing cultures, but globalization and its technologies have made these events seem specific to our time. Nowadays people are not only intrigued by cultures vastly different from their own, but also have almost instant access to learn more about them, and appropriate some of their traditions. That being said, there are still some tribes whose traditions are still exclusively theirs. Here are a handful of them.

Lip Plates

Body modifications involving the lips are quite a common sight these days. But when compared to lip plates, your punk cousin seems tame. Also known as lip plugs or lip discs, lip plates are quite well-known all over the world. The procedure involves piercing a hole, typically in the lower lip, and then fitting a small plate inside it. As the lip becomes more and more stretched out, the plate gets replaced with a larger one.

Tribal Traditions Mursi

Mursi woman wearing traditional lip plate Source: Wikipedia

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