Quotes of Calumny

“ A man calumniated is doubly injured — first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it. ”

- Herodotus

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

- Juvenal

“ To persevere in one's duty and to be silent is the best answer to calumny. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ Calumniate, calumniate; there will always be something which sticks. ”

- Pierre Beaumarchais

“ Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ O the disgrace of it! - / The scandal, the incredible come-down! ”

- Max Beerbohm

“ You have got to be careful quoting Ronald Reagan, because when you quote him accurately it is called mudslinging. ”

- Fritz Mondale

“ Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ Praise undeserved is scandal in disguise. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ An you had any eye behind you, you might see more detraction at your heels than fortunes before you. - Twelfth Night. Act ii. Sc. 5. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Calumny is only the noise of madmen. ”

- Diogenes of Sinope

“ It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shouted calumny. ”

- Mary W. Stewart

“ Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you. ”

- Bible

“ The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans. ”

- Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf

“ You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal. ”

- Elizabeth Taylor

“ Alive, ridiculous, and dead forgot? ”

- Alexander Pope

“ It is often better not to see an insult, than to avenge it. ”

- Seneca

“ He that flings dirt at another dirtieth himself most. ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ As long as there are readers to be delighted with calumny, there will be found reviewers to calumniate. ”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“ As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Remember, when incited to slander, that it is only he among you who is without sin that may cast the first stone. ”

- Hosea Ballou

“ Slanderers are at all events economical, for they make a little scandal go a great way. ”

- Horace Smith

“ They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom. ”

- William Congreve

“ To persevere in one's duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny. ”

- George Washington

“ A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Macaulay is well for awhile, but one wouldn't live under Niagara. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Lloyd George could not see a belt without hitting below it. ”

- Margot Asquith

“ It seldom pays to be rude. It never pays to be only half-rude. ”

- Norman Douglas
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