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

Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
William Shakespeare calumny quote

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
— Eric Hoffer

He has outsoared the shadow of our night; envy and calumny and hate and pain, and that unrest which men miscall delight, can touch him not and torture not again; from the contagion of the world's slow stain, he is secure.
— Percy Bysshe Shelley

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.
— calumny quotation by Robert Louis Stevenson