Had to share this example of how insults are disimproving with the passage of time:
Benjamin Disraeli was heckled by member of Commons: Sir, you’ll either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease!”. To which Disraeli replied: ” That will depend on whether I embrace your politics or your mistress!”
Which brought me to Google other great insults:
Oscar Wilde: “Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.”
Albert Einstein: “Only two things are infinite– the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not so sure about the former.