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23 Scandal Quotes

And there's a lust in man no charm can tame Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but borne to die.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (IX), (Harvey's translation)

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Scandal: gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

Henry Fielding Quotes

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Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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She was, for all her lifelong love affair with motion pictures, a reporter first. She would skewer her best friend on the greasy spit of scandal if circumstances warranted it.

Paul Chatfield Quotes

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Scandal is the press agent of old age

Peter Utley Quotes

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Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 31)

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To converse with Scandal is to play at Losing Loadum, you must lose a good name to him, before you can win it for yourself.

William Congreve Quotes , Source: Love for Love (act I, sc. 2), "losing Loadum" is an old game which one plays to lose tricks

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Assail'd by scandal and the tongue of strife, His only answer was a blameless life; And he that forged, and he that threw the dart, Had each a brother's interest in his heart.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Hope (l. 570)

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And though you duck them ne'er so long, Not one salt drop e'er wets their tongue; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but borne to die.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (IX), (Harvey's translation)

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The mind conscious of innocence despises false reports: but we are a set always ready to believe a scandal. [Lat., Conscia mens recti famae mendacia risit: Sed nos in vitium credula turba sumus.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Fasti (IV, 311)

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The mightier man, the mightier is the thing That makes him honored or begets him hate; For greatest scandal waits on greatest state.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Rape of Lucrece (l. 1,004)

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He rams his quill with scandal and with scoff, But 'tis so very foul, it won't go off.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Epistles to Pope (ep. I, l. 199)

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How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true.

Logan P. Smith Quotes

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Her mouth is a honey-blossom, No doubt, as the poet sings; But within her lips, the petals, Lurks a cruel bee that stings.

William D. Howells Quotes

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In Vietnam the CIA dressed as Viet Cong and in their uniform performed atrocities on Catholics and Buddhists. * (the same thing is being done to the Shiites and Sunnis by mosque bombers.. with the US military or Sharon operatives tagged as Sunnis for Shiites and Shiites for Sunnis).

Senator Stephen Young Quotes

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Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.

Benjamin Rush Quotes

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The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly becomes any one of us to talk about the rest of us.

Anon. Quotes

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Everybody says it, and what everybody says must be true.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

Saki Quotes

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Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

Josh Billings Quotes

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Scandal is what one half of the world takes pleasure inventing, and the other half in believing.

Paul Chatfield Quotes

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