If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.

— William Shakespeare

Unbelievable Calumny Is quotations

No age is wanting in able men; it is the duty of wise masters to find them out, win them over, and get work done by means of them, without listening to the calumnies of selfish men against them.

I believe that the confidence of Hungary in me is not shaken by misfortune nor broken by my calumniators.

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.

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

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

The worship of God is, Honouring his gifts in other men each according to his genius, and loving the greatest men best; those who envy or calumniate great men hate God, for there is no other God.

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about.

Where there is calumny, there is Satan himself.

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.

There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.

Calumny is like counterfeit money; many people who would not coin it circulate it without qualms.

Calumny is like the wasp which worries you, and which it is not best to try to get rid of unless you are sure of slaying it; for otherwise it returns to the charge more furious than ever.

Calumniators are those who have neither good hearts nor good understandings.

We ought not to think ill of any one till we have palpable proof; and even then we should not expose them to others.

The Christian ought not to say anything behind his brother's back with the object of calumniating him, for this is slander, even if what is said is true. He ought to turn away from the brother who speaks evil against him?

Calumny is only the noise of madmen.

A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.

Contempt is the only way to triumph over calumny.

Neglected, calumny soon expires, show that you are hurt, and you give it the appearance of truth.

Nothing is so swift as calumny, nothing is more easily propagated, nothing more readily credited, nothing more widely circulated.

I never think it necessary to repeat calumnies;

they are sparks, which, if you do not blow them, will go out of themselves.

There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage.

A man who is truly humble is not troubled when he is wronged and he says nothing to justify himself against the injustice, but he accepts slander as truth; he does not attempt to persuade men that he is calumniated, but he begs forgiveness.

But silence never shows itself to so great an advantage, as when it is made the reply to calumny and defamation, provided that we give no just occasion for them.

After upwards of two thousand years Epicurus has been exonerated from the reproach that the doctrines of his philosophy recommended the pleasures of sensuality and voluptuousness as the chief good. Calumny may rest on genius a considerable part of a world's duration; what then is the value of fame?

His calumny is not only the greatest benefit a rogue can confer on us, but the only service he will perform for nothing.

A man's reputation is not in his own keeping, but lies at the mercy of the profligacy of others. Calumny requires no proof.

Taking our stand on the immovable rock of Christ's character we risk nothing in saying that the wine of miracle answered to the wine of nature, and was not intoxicating. No counter proof can equal the force of that drawn from His attributes. It is an indecency and a calumny to impute to Christ conduct which requires apology.

Calumniate, calumniate; there will always be something which sticks.

Calumny is a vice of curious constitution;

trying to kill it keeps it alive; leave it to itself and it will die a natural death.

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?

I am beholden to calumny, that she hath so endeavored to belie me.

-It shall make me set a surer guard on myself, and keep a better watch upon my actions.

To persevere in one's duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny

Hurl your calumnies boldly; something is sure to stick.

If our credit be so well built, so firm, that it is not easy to be shaken by calumny or insinuation, envy then commends us, and extols us beyond reason to those upon whom we depend, till they grow jealous, and so blow us up when they cannot throw us down.