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Nature abhors a vacuum but why do most people hasten to fill in the blanks with garbage?

Vanna Bonta Quotes

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What some invent the rest enlarge.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Journal of a Modern Lady

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Enemies carry a report in form different from the original. [Lat., Nam inimici famam non ita ut nata est ferunt.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Persa (III, 1, 23)

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Some report elsewhere whatever is told them; the measure of fiction always increases, and each fresh narrator adds something to what he has heard. [Lat., Hi narrata ferunt alio; mensuraque ficti Crescit et auditus aliquid novus adjicit auctor.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses (XII, 57)

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The rumor forthwith flies abroad, dispersed throughout the small town. [Lat., Fama volat parvam subito vulgata per urbem.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: The Aeneid (VIII, 554)

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Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.

Shana Alexander Quotes

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Buy the rumor and sell the fact

Horace Quotes

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Rumor is not always wrong

Publius Cornelius Tacitus Quotes

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Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.

Edward Kennedy Quotes

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Nobody believes a rumor here in Washington until it's officially denied.

Edward Cheyfitz Quotes

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What is this the sound and rumor? What is this that all men hear, Like the wind in hollow valleys when the storm is drawing near, Like the rolling of the ocean in the eventide of fear? 'Tis the people marching on

William Morris Quotes

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And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Bible Quotes , Source: I Timothy (ch. V, v. 13)

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Idle rumors were also added to well-founded apprehensions. [Lat., Vana quoque ad veros accessit fama timores.]

Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) Quotes , Source: Pharsalia (I, 469)

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The flying rumours gather'd as the roll'd, Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told; And all who told it added something new. And all who heard it made enlargements too.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Temple of Fame (l. 468)

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I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas said to me.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel (canto II, st. 22)

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I will be gone, That pitiful rumor may report my flight To consolate thine ear.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Helena at III, ii)

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Rumor doth double, like the voice and echo, The numbers of the feared.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Warwick at III, i)

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Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures, And of so easy and so plain a stop That the blunt monster with uncounted heads, The still-discordant wavering multitude, Can play upon it.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Rumor at induction)

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The rolling fictions grow in strength and size, Each author adding to the former lies.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Tr. of Ovid--Examiner (no. 15)

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Every rumor is believed against the unfortunate. [Lat., Ad calamitatem quilibet rumor valet.]

Syrus (Publilius Syrus) Quotes , Source: Maxims

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Rumor does not always err; it sometimes even elects a man.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus) Quotes , Source: Agricola (IX)

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There is nothing which cannot be perverted by being told badly.

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Phormio (act IV)

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Straightway throughout the Libyan cities flies rumor;--the report of evil things than which nothing is swifter; it flourishes by its very activity and gains new strength by its movements; small at first through fear, it soon raises itself aloft and sweeps onward along the earth. Yet its head reaches the clouds. . . . A huge and horrid monster covered with many feathers: and for every plume a sharp eye, for every pinion a biting tongue. Everywhere its voices sound, to everything its ears are open. [Lat., Extemplo Libyae magnas it Fama per urbes: Fama malum quo non velocius ullum; Mobilitate viget, viresque acquirit eundo; Parva metu primo; mox sese attollit in auras, Ingrediturque solo, et caput inter nubilia condit. . . . . Monstrum, horrendum ingens; cui quot sunt corpore plumae Tot vigiles oculi subter, mirabile dictu, Tot linquae, totidem ora sonant, tot subrigit aures.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: The Aeneid (IV, 173)

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It (rumour) has a hundred tongues, a hundred mouths, a voice of iron. [Lat., Linguae centum sunt, oraque centum Ferrea vox.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: Georgics (II, 44), (adapted)

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