No orator can top the one who can give good nicknames.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
Profession: British Essayist
Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer