Flow my tears, fall from your springs,Exil'd for ever: let me mournWhere night's black bird her sad infamy sings,There let me live forlorn.john dowland
Died some, pro patria, non'dulce'non'et decor'? walked eye-deep in hell believing in old men's lies, then unbelieving came home, home to a lie, home to many deceits home to old lies and new infamy; usuryage-old and age-thick and liars in public places.1920 Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, pt.4.
When squint-eyed Slander plies the unhallow'd tongue,From poison'd maw when Treason weaves his line,And Muse apostate (infamy to song!)Grovels, low muttering, at Sedition's shrine.james beattie
But man is a Noble Animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave, solemnizing Nativities and Deaths with equal lustre, nor omitting Ceremonies of Bravery, in the infamy of his nature. Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible Sun within us.Chapter V. (Part II)
Thou lovest like an infinite God when Thou lovest; Thou movest heaven and earth to save Thy loved ones. Thou becomest man, a babe, the vilest of men, covered with reproaches, dying with infamy and under the pangs of the cross; all this is not too much for an infinite love.françois fénelon
Again, there is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have also their altars and their religion.william hazlitt
there is no war not based on lies,there is no infamy alive withoutits kindred kin, deceit.l. ron hubbard
Men who prefer any load of infamy, however great, to any pressure of taxation, however light.sydney smith
Remember the Italian steward who put on women's clothes and so filched a seat in a lifeboat? "A cur in human shape, certainly he was born and saved to set a new standard by which to judge infamy and shame.William S. Burroughs
You base man you, how can you look me in the face after what hath passed between us? See here, perfidious wretch, how I am forc'd to bear about the load of infamy you have laid upon me -O Macheath! thou hast robb'd me of my quiet to see thee tortur'd would give me pleasure.john gay
I do here in the most solemn and bitter manner curse the Prime Minister of England for having cumulated all his other betrayals of the national interest and honour, by his last terrible exhibition of dishonour, weakness and gullibility. The depths of infamy which our accurst "love of peace" can lower us are unfathomable.enoch powell
Man has no right to kill his brother, it is no excuse that he does so in uniform. He only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.Percy Bysshe Shelley
To abandon your shield is the basest of crimes; nor may a man thus disgraced be present at the sacred rites, or enter their council; many, indeed, after escaping from battle, have ended their infamy with the halter.Tacitus
When squint-eyed Slander plies the unhallow'd tongue, From poison'd maw when Treason weaves his line, And Muse apostate (infamy to song!) Grovels, low muttering, at Sedition's shrine.james beattie
To abandon your shield is the basest of crimes; nor may a man thus disgraced be present at the sacred rites, or enter their council; many, indeed, after escaping from battle, have ended their infamy with the halter.Chapter 6. (Germania (98))
Art, thou hast many infamies, But not an infamy like this. O snap the fife and still the drum And show the monster as she is.R. Le Gallienne, The Illusion of War. Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 841-60.
infamy! infamy! They've all got it in for me!Talbot Rothwell
"infamy! infamy! They've all got it in for me!"kenneth williams
Pride breakfasted with Plenty, dined with Poverty, and supped with infamy.Benjamin Franklin, p. 485. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Under a more heroic Minister, and in a less self-seeking age, it is probablethat England would have preferred the risk, whatever its extent, to the infamy of betraying an ally whom she had enticed into peril. But our Ministry is not heroic; and our generation, though not indifferent to glory, prefers it when it is safe and cheap.Marquess of Salisbury Robert
The Hebrew race are my most inveterate enemies at home and abroad; they remain what they are and always were: the forgers of lies and the masterminds governing unrest, revolution, upheaval by spreading infamy with the help of their poisoned, caustic, satyrical spirit. If the world once wakes up it should mete out to them the punishment in store for them, which they deserve.Letter to Poultney Bigelow (14 April 1927), quoted in John C. G. Röhl, The Kaiser and his Court: Wilhelm II and the Government of Germany (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), p. 210.