Quotes of Detraction

“ ILLUSTRIOUS, adj. Suitably placed for the shafts of malice, envy and detraction. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Happy are they that hear their detractions, and can put them to mending. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ But silence never shows itself to so great an advantage, as when it is made the reply to calumny and defamation, provided that we give no just occasion for them. ”

- Joseph Addison
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