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A generous confession disarms slander.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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

 

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Backbite. To ''speak of a man as you find him'' when he can't find you.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has? Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson

 

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If a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove, history could not be written.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that's honey.
~ A. N. Wilson

 

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In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.
~ George Bancroft

 

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It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shouted calumny.
~ Mary Stewart

 

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It takes an enemy and a friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart. The one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.
~ Mark Twain

 

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Let nobody speak mischief of anybody.
~ Plato

 

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Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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Slander expires at a good woman's door.
~ Danish Proverb

 

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Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.
~ St. Bernard

 

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Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears.
~ Titus Maccius Plautus

 

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Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.
~ Socrates

 

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The slanders poured down like Niagara. If you take into consideration the setting -- the war and the revolution -- and the character of the accused -- revolutionary leaders of millions who were conducting their party to the sovereign power -- you can say without exaggeration that July 1917 was the month of the most gigantic slander in world history.
~ Leon Trotsky

 

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To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
~ Edgar Allan Poe

 

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