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Nothing is so swift as calumny, nothing is more easily propagated, nothing more readily credited, nothing more widely circulated.

Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais Quotes , Source: Barbier de Seville (act III, 13)

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Calumniate, calumniate; there will always be something which sticks. [Fr., Calumniez, calumniez; il en reste toujours quelque chose.]

Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais Quotes , Source: Barbier de Seville (act III, 13)

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Nothing is so swift as calumny; nothing is more easily uttered; nothing more readily received; nothing more widely dispersed. [Lat., Nihil est autem tam voluere, quam maledictum; nihil facilius emittitur; nihil citius excipitur, latius dissipatur.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Cnoeo Plancio (XXIII)

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Calumny is only the noise of madmen.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Cnoeo Plancio (XXIII)

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A nickname a man may chance to wear out; but a system of calumnity, pursued by a faction, may descend even to posterity. This principal has taken full effect on this state favorite.

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Amenities of Literature--The First Jesuits in England

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Like Theon (i.e., a calumniating disposition). [Lat., Dens Theonia.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (bk. I, 18, 82)

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There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (bk. I, 18, 82)

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Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Laertes at I, III)

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If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, i)

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No might nor greatness in mortality Can censure 'scape; back-wounding calumny The whitest virtue strikes. What king so strong Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Measure for Measure (Vincentio, the Duke at III, ii)

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Praise her but for this her without-door form-- Which on my faith deserves high speech--and straight The shrug, the hum or ha, these pretty brands That calumny doth use--O, I am out, That mercy does, for calumny will sear Virtue itself--these shrugs, these hums and ha's, When you have said she's goodly, come between Ere you can say she's honest.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Winter's Tale (Leontes at II, i)

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