45 Of History’s Most Famous – And Hilarious – Insults

Published January 28, 2015
Updated April 2, 2021

Forty-five of history's funniest insults so witty and cutting that they've outlived the person who delivered them!

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

Best Insults From Mark Twain
Mae West Funny Quote
Groucho Marx Never Forgets A Face
Oscar Wilde On Happiness
45 Of History’s Most Famous – And Hilarious – Insults
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How amazing would it feel to deliver such a gut-wrenching one-liner? For even more of the best insults, check out our other posts on funny quotes and history's best comebacks. Then, have a look at the famous last words of well-known historical figures. And be sure to like All That's Interesting on Facebook.

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