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Calumny Quotes


These are some of the best 'Calumny' quotations and sayings.

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

Believe nothing against another, but on good authority; nor report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.

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

Calumny crosses oceans, scales mountains, and traverses deserts with greater ease than the Scythian Abaris, and, like him, rides upon a poisoned arrow.

Calumny is a vice of curious constitution; trying to kill it keeps it alive; leave it to itself and it will die a natural death.

Calumny is like the wasp that worries you, which it is not best to try to get rid of unless you are sure of slaying it; for otherwise it returns to the charge more furious than ever.

Calumny would soon starve and die of itself if nobody took it in and gave it a lodging.

Close thine ear against him that opens his mouth against another. - If thou receive not his words, they fly back and wound him. - If thou receive them, they flee forward and wound thee.

Cutting honest throats by whispers.

False praise can please, and calumny affright, none but the vicious and the hypocrite.

He that lends an easy and credulous ear to calumny, is either a man of very ill morals, or he has no more sense and understanding than a child.

I am beholden to calumny, that she hath so endeavored to belie me. - It shall make me set a surer guard on myself, and keep a better watch upon my actions.

I never listen to calumnies; because, if they are untrue, I run the risk of being deceived; and if they are true, of hating persons not worth thinking about.

I never think it needful to regard calumnies; they are sparks, which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves.

Neglected calumny soon expires; show that you are hurt, and you give it the appearance of truth.

Never chase a lie; if you let it alone, it will soon run itself to death. - You can work out a good character faster than calumny can destroy it.

No might nor greatness in mortality can censure escape; back wounding calumny the whitest virtue strikes: What king so strong, can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?

Opposition and calumny are often the brightest tribute that vice and folly can pay to virtue and wisdom.

The calumniator inflicts wrong by slandering the absent; and he who gives credit to the calumny before he knows it is true, is equally guilty. - The person traduced is doubly injured; by him who propagates, and by him who credits the slander.


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