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I hate the man who builds his name
On ruins of another's fame.

I hate the man who builds his name
On ruins of another's fame.

by John Gay Found in: Slander Quotes,
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And truly, I'll devise some honest slanders
To stain my cousin with. One doth not know
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And truly, I'll devise some honest slanders
To stain my cousin with. One doth not know
How much an ill word may empoison liking.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Slander Quotes,
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Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation of his defense.

Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation of his defense.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Slander Quotes,
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That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect,
For slander's mark was ever yet the fair;
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That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect,
For slander's mark was ever yet the fair;
The ornament of beauty is suspect,
A crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air.
So thou be good, slander doth but approve
Thy worth the greater, being wooed of time;
For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love,
And thou present'st a pure unstained prime.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Slander Quotes,
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There are . . . robberies that leave man or woman forever
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There are . . . robberies that leave man or woman forever
beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer.

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

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

by Douglas Jerrold Found in: Slander Quotes,
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Where it concerns himself,
Who's angry at a slander, makes it true.

Where it concerns himself,
Who's angry at a slander, makes it true.

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I will be hanged if some eternal villain,
Some busy and insinuating rogue,
Some cogging, cozening slave, read more

I will be hanged if some eternal villain,
Some busy and insinuating rogue,
Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office,
Have not devised this slander.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Slander Quotes,
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Slanders are like flies, that pass all over a man's good parts to light on his sores.

Slanders are like flies, that pass all over a man's good parts to light on his sores.

by Anon. Found in: Slander Quotes,
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