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Insults IV

He is an old bore. Even the grave yawns for him. -- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

He is as good as his word - and his word is no good. -- Seamus MacManus

He is brilliant - to the top of his boots. -- David Lloyd George

He is just about the nastiest little man I've ever known. He struts sitting down. -- Lillian Dykstra (about Thomas Dewey)

He is mad, bad and dangerous to know. -- Lady Caroline Lamb

He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others. -- Samuel Johnson

He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death. -- H. H. Munro

He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up. -- Paul Keating

He is so mean, he won't let his little baby have more than one measle at a time. -- Eugene Field

He is so stupid you can't trust him with an idea. -- John Steinbeck

He is the same old sausage, fizzing and sputtering in his own grease. -- Henry James

He is the very pineapple of politeness. -- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. -- George Bernard Shaw

He knows so little and knows it so fluently. -- Ellen Glasgow

He looked as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food. -- Raymond Chandler

He looked like a half-melted rubber bulldog. -- John Simon

He looks as though he's been weaned on a pickle. -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth (about Calvin Coolidge)

He loves nature in spite of what it did to him. -- Forrest Tucker

He made enemies as naturally as soap makes suds. -- Percival Wilde

He makes a July's day short as December. -- William Shakespeare

He makes a very handsome corpse and becomes his coffin prodigiously. -- Oliver Goldsmith

He must have had a magnificent build before his stomach went in for a career of its own. -- Margaret Halsey

He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money. -- Moliere

He never bore a grudge against anyone he wronged. -- Simone Signoret

He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style. -- Leo Tolstoy

He never said a foolish thing nor never did a wise one. -- Earl of Rochester

He not only overflowed with learning, but stood in the slop. -- Sydney Smith

He strains his conversation through a cigar. -- Hamilton Mabie

He thinks by infection, catching an opinion like a cold. -- John Ruskin

He used statistics the way a drunkard uses lampposts - for support, not illumination. -- Andrew Lang

He was a bit like a corkscrew. Twisted, cold and sharp. -- Kate Cruise O'Brien

He was a great friend of mine. Well, as much as you could be a friend of his, unless you were a fourteen-year-old nymphet. -- Truman Capote (about Faulkner)

He was a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trilogy. -- Mark Twain

He was about as useful in a crisis as a sheep. -- Dorothy Eden

He was as great as a man can be without morality. -- Alexis de Tocqueville

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