Dealing with Insults, the Stoic Way

Groucho Marx, master of insults

Remember that it is we who torment, we who make difficulties for ourselves — that is, our opinions do. What, for instance, does it mean to be insulted? Stand by a rock and insult it, and what have you accomplished? If someone responds to insult like a rock, what has the abuser gained with his invective? — Discourses I, 25.28–29