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Slander Quotes


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

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A slander is like a hornet; if you cannot kill it dead the first blow, better not strike at it.

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.

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

Close thine ear against him that shall open his mouth secretly against another. If thou receivest not his words, they fly back and wound the reporter. If thou dost receive them, they fly forward, and wound the receiver.

Curst be the tongue, whence slanderous rumor, like the adder's drop distils her venom, withering friendship's faith, turning love's favor.

Divines do rightly infer from the sixth commandment, that scandalizing one's neighbor with false and malicious reports, whereby I vex his spirit, and consequently impair his healthy is a degree of murder.

Done to death by slanderous tongues.

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

He, who would free from malice pass his days, must live obscure, and never merit praise.

How frequently are the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or shrug! How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!

I am disgrac'd, impeach'd and baffled here, - Pierc'd to the soul with slander's venom'd spear.

If any one tells you a person speaks ill of you, do not make excuse about what is said, but answer: "He was ignorant of my other faults else he would not have mentioned these alone."

If any speak ill of thee, flee home to thine own conscience, and examine thine heart; if thou be guilty, it is a just correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction. Make use of both - so shalt thou distil honey out of gall, and out of an open enemy make a secret friend.

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

Life would be a perpetual flea-hunt if a man were obliged to run down all the innuendoes, inveracities, insinuations, and suspicions which are uttered against him.

Listen not to a tale-bearer or slanderer, for he tells thee nothing out of good will; but as he discovereth of the secrets of others, so he will of thine in turn.

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?

No one is safe from slander. The best way is to pay no attention to it, but live in innocence and let the world talk.

Oh! many a shaft, at random sent, finds mark the archer little meant; and many a word, at random spoken, may soothe or wound a heart that's broken.

Plato, hearing that some asserted he was a very bad man, said, "I shall take care so to live that nobody will believe them."


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