|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| There are * * * robberies that leave man or woman forever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer.|
George EliotFelix Holt. Introduction.
|I hate the man who builds his name|
On ruins of anothers fame.
GayThe Poet and the Rose.
|A generous heart repairs a slanderous tongue.|
HomerOdyssey. Bk. VIII. L. 43. Popes trans.
| If slander be a snake, it is a winged oneit flies as well as creeps.|
Douglas JerroldSpecimens of Jerrolds Wit. Slander.
| Where it concerns himself,|
Whos angry at a slander, makes it true.
Ben JonsonCatiline. Act III. Sc. 1.
Mens throats with whisperings.
Ben JonsonSejanus. Act I. Sc. 1.
| For enemies carry about slander not in the form in which it took its rise. * * * The scandal of men is everlasting; even then does it survive when you would suppose it to be dead.|
PlautusPersa. Act III. Sc. 1. Rileys trans.
|Homines qui gestant, quique auscultant crimina,|
Si meo arbitratu liceat, omnes pendeant,
Gestores linguis, auditores auribus.
Your tittle-tattlers, and those who listen to slander, by my good will should all be hangedthe former by their tongues, the latter by the ears.
PlautusPseudolus. I. 5. 12.
|Twas slander filled her mouth with lying words;|
Slander, the foulest whelp of Sin.
PollokCourse of Time. Bk. VIII. L. 725.
|For slander lives upon succession,|
Forever housed where it gets possession.
Comedy of Errors. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 105.
| Tis slander,|
Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue
Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath
Rides on the posting winds and doth belie
All corners of the world; kings, queens and states,
Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave
This viperous slander enters.
Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 35.
| One doth not know|
How much an ill word may empoison liking.
Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 85.
| Slanderd to death by villains,|
That dare as well answer a man indeed
As I dare take a serpent by the tongue:
Boys, apes, braggarts, Jacks, milksops!
Much Ado About Nothing. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 88.
|Done to death by slanderous tongues|
Was the Hero that here lies.
Much Ado About Nothing. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 3.
|I will be hangd, if some eternal villain,|
Some busy and insinuating rogue,
Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office,
Have not devisd this slander.
Othello. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 130.
|I am disgracd, impeachd and baffled here,|
Piercd to the soul with slanders venomd spear.
Richard II. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 170.
|That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect,|
For slanders mark was ever yet the fair;
* * * *
So thou be good, slander doth but approve
Thy worth the greater.
| If I can do it|
By aught that I can speak in his dispraise,
She shall not long continue love to him.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 46.
|Soft-buzzing Slander; silly moths that eat|
An honest name.
ThomsonLiberty. Pt. IV. L. 609.