Quotes about Calumny

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

William Shakespeare

Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh, that is to say over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of illness, of loneliness and of death. There is no real piety without heroism. Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.

Henri Frédéric Amiel

Nothing is so swift as calumny, nothing is more easily propagated, nothing more readily credited, nothing more widely circulated.

Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais

Nothing is so swift as calumny; nothing is more easily uttered; nothing more readily received; nothing more widely dispersed. [Lat., Nihil est autem tam voluere, quam maledictum; nihil facilius emittitur; nihil citius excipitur, latius dissipatur.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Calumny is only the noise of madmen.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

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.

William Shakespeare

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?

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.

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

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

Mary Stewart

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