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    Assail'd by scandal and the tongue of strife,
    His only answer was a blameless life;
    And he that forged, and he that threw the dart,
    Had each a brother's interest in his heart.

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She was, for all her lifelong love affair with motion pictures, a reporter first. She would skewer her best friend read more

She was, for all her lifelong love affair with motion pictures, a reporter first. She would skewer her best friend on the greasy spit of scandal if circumstances warranted it.

by Paul Chatfield Found in: Scandal Quotes,
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The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant read more

The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them.

by H. L. Mencken Found in: Scandal Quotes,
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Scandal: gossip made tedious by morality.

Scandal: gossip made tedious by morality.

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Scandal Quotes,
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Scandal is what one half of the world takes pleasure inventing, and the other half in believing.

Scandal is what one half of the world takes pleasure inventing, and the other half in believing.

by Paul Chatfield Found in: Scandal Quotes,
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The mind conscious of innocence despises false reports: but we
are a set always ready to believe a scandal.
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The mind conscious of innocence despises false reports: but we
are a set always ready to believe a scandal.
[Lat., Conscia mens recti famae mendacia risit:
Sed nos in vitium credula turba sumus.]

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Her mouth is a honey-blossom, No doubt, as the poet sings; But within her lips, the petals, Lurks read more

Her mouth is a honey-blossom, No doubt, as the poet sings; But within her lips, the petals, Lurks a cruel bee that stings.

by William D. Howells Found in: Scandal Quotes,
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Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.

Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.

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To converse with Scandal is to play at Losing Loadum, you must
lose a good name to him, before read more

To converse with Scandal is to play at Losing Loadum, you must
lose a good name to him, before you can win it for yourself.

by William Congreve Found in: Scandal Quotes,
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Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.

by Josh Billings Found in: Scandal Quotes,
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