Theodore Roosevelt had a way with words. Over his lifetime, the eminently quotable president and author popularized many witty turns of phrase. And though he wasn’t fond of swearing, Roosevelt didn't always speak softly, either—he was capable of delivering a savage insult when he felt it was appropriate (though usually he saved his irritation for letters and didn't deliver the insult to his enemy’s face). Here are just a few of them.
The Best Insults From Some of History's Greatest Writers, Artists, and Thinkers
Please enjoy some of the harshest put-downs and comebacks from a few of history's most renowned politicians, writers, and actors.