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Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation his defense

Saint John Chrysostom Quotes

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A generous heart repairs a slanderous tongue.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Odyssey (bk. VIII, l. 43), (Pope's translation)

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To murder character is as truly a crime as to murder the body: the tongue of the slanderer is brother to the dagger of the assassin.

Tryon Edwards Quotes

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Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; ere long she shall appear to vindicate thee.

Immanuel Kant Quotes

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The worthiest people are the most injured by slander, as is the best fruit which the birds have been pecking at.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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I am disgraced, impeached, and baffled here; Pierced to the soul with slander's venomed spear, The which no balm can cure but his heart-blood Which breathed this poison.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Mowbray at I, i)

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Soft-buzzing Slander; silly moths that eat An honest name.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Liberty (pt. IV, l. 609)

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A slander is like a hornet; if you can't kill it dead the first time, better not strike at it.

Josh Billings Quotes

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Slanders are like flies, that pass all over a man's good parts to light on his sores.

Anon. Quotes

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There are . . . robberies that leave man or woman forever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Felix Holt (introduction)

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I hate the man who builds his name On ruins of another's fame.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The Poet and the Rose

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If slander be a snake, it is a winged one--it flies as well as creeps.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: Specimen's of Jerrold's Wit--Slander

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Where it concerns himself, Who's angry at a slander, makes it true.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Catiline (act III, sc. 1)

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Cut Men's throats with whisperings.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Sejanus (act I, sc. 1)

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For enemies carry about slander not in the form in which it took its rise. . . . The scandal of men is everlasting; even then does it survive when you would suppose it to be dead.

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Persa (act III, sc. 1), (Riley's translation)

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Your tittle-tattlers, and those who listen to slander, by my good will should all be hanged--the former by their tongues, the latter by the ears. [Lat., Homines qui gestant, quique auscultant crimina, Si meo arbitratu liceat, omnes pendeant, Gestores linguis, auditores auribus.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Pseudolus (I, 5, 12)

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'Twas slander filled her mouth with lying words; Slander, the foulest whelp of Sin.

Robert Pollok Quotes , Source: Course of Time (bk. VIII, l. 725)

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. . . For slander lives upon succession, For ever housed where it gets possession.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Baltzhazar at III, i)

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No, 'tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds and doth belie All corners of the world. Kings, queens. and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Pisanio at III, iv)

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And truly, I'll devise some honest slanders To stain my cousin with. One doth not know How much an ill word may empoison liking.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Hero at III, i)

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God knows I loved my niece, And she is dead, slandered to death by villains, That dare as well answer a man indeed As I dare take a serpent by the tongue. Boys, apes, braggarts, Jacks, milksops!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Antonio at V, i)

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Done to death by slanderous tongues Was the Hero that here lies.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio at V, iii)

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I will be hanged if some eternal villain, Some busy and insinuating rogue, Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, Have not devised this slander.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Emilia at IV, ii)

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That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect, For slander's mark was ever yet the fair; The ornament of beauty is suspect, A crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air. So thou be good, slander doth but approve Thy worth the greater, being wooed of time; For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love, And thou present'st a pure unstained prime.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Sonnet LXX

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If I can do it By aught that I can speak in his dispraise, She shall not long continue love to him.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Proteus at III, ii)

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