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A man calumniated is doubly injured - first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it. (Quote by - Herodotus)

It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shouted calumny. (Quote by - Mary Stewart)

There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage. (Quote by - Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

I never think it necessary to repeat calumnies; they are sparks, which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves. (Quote by - Herman Boerhaave)

Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

I have much to say why my reputation should be rescued from the load of false accusation and calumny which has been heaped upon it. (Quote by - Robert Emmet)

To persevere in one's duty and to be silent is the best answer to calumny. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

A nickname a man may chance to wear out; but a system of calumnity, pursued by a faction, may descend even to posterity. This principal has taken full effect on this state favorite. (Quote by - Isaac D'Israeli)

Cutting honest throats by whispers. (Quote by - Walter Scott)

Calumniate, calumniate; there will always be something which sticks. (Quote by - Pierre Beaumarchais)

There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report. (Quote by - Richard Le Gallienne)

No might nor greatness in mortality Can censure 'scape; back- wounding calumny The whitest virtue strikes. What king so strong Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue? (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Praise her but for this her without- door form- - Which on my faith deserves high speech- - and straight The shrug, the hum or ha, these pretty brands That calumny doth use- - O, I am out, That mercy does, for calumny will sear Virtue itself- - these shrugs, these hums and ha's, When you have said she's goodly, come between Ere you can say she's honest. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Calumny crosses oceans, scales mountains and traverses deserts, with greater ease than the Scythian Abaris, and like him, rides upon a poisoned arrow. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

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. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

Nothing is so swift as calumny, nothing is more easily propagated, nothing more readily credited, nothing more widely circulated. (Quote by - Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais)

Calumny is only the noise of madmen. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Calumniators are those who have neither good hearts nor good understandings. We ought not to think ill of any one till we have palpable proof; and even then we should not expose them to others. (Quote by - Robert Emmet)

If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Something of calumny always sticks. (Quote by - Nicolas Boileau- Despreaux)

Calumny is like the wasp which worries you, and 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. (Quote by - Sebastien- Roch- Nicolas de Chamfort)

Like Theon (i.e., a calumniating disposition). (Quote by - Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

The upright, if he suffer calumny to move him, fears the tongue of man more than the eye of God. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)


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