|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Calomniez, calomniez; il en reste toujours quelque chose.|
Calumniate, calumniate; there will always be something which sticks.
BeaumarchaisBarbier de Seville. Act III. 13.
| Nihil est autem tam volucre, quam maledictum; nihil facilius emittitur; nihil citius excipitur, latius dissipatur.|
Nothing is so swift as calumny; nothing is more easily uttered; nothing more readily received; nothing more widely dispersed.
CiceroOratio Pro Cno Plancio. XXIII.
|Calumny is only the noise of madmen.|
| A nickname a man may chance to wear out; but a system of calumny, pursued by a faction, may descend even to posterity. This principle has taken full effect on this state favorite.|
Isaac DIsraeliAmenities of Literature. The First Jesuits in England.
Like Theon (i.e. a calumniating disposition).
HoraceEpistles. Bk. I. 18. 82.
| There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage.|
|Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.|
Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 38.
| Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.|
Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 138.
|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?
Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 146.
| Calumny will sear|
Virtue itself;these shrugs, these hums, and has.
Winters Tale. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 73.