Only those afraid of the truth seek to silence debate, intimidate those with whom they disagree, or slander their ideological counterparts. Those who know they are right have no reason to stifle debate because they realize that all opposing arguments will ultimately be overcome by fact.
I will be hang'd, if some eternal villain, Some busy and insinuating rogue, Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office, Have not devis'd this slander.william shakespeare
It takes yourenemyand your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.
To reverence the King, as if he were Their conscience, and their conscience as their King, To break the heathen and uphold the Christ, To ride abroad redressing human wrongs, To speak no slander, no, nor listen to it, To honour his own words as if his God's.Tennyson
If we can only speak to slander our betters, let us hold our tongues.anne brontë
If you told me I was nearer to 40 than 35 when I first played for England in 1966, I would not sue for slander.basil d'oliveira
And nothing inhibited fourth-century orators in the assembly and the law-courts from indulging in savage slander, without a touch of humour in it.moses i. finley
They may veil their eyes, but they cannot hideThe sun’s meridian glow;The heel of a priest may tread thee down,And a tyrant work thee woe:But never a truth has been destroyed;They may curse it, and call it crime;Pervert and betray, or slander and slayIts teachers for a time.But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,As round and round we run;And the truth shall ever come uppermost,And justice shall be done.charles mackay
....it is not wise to keep the fire going under a slander unless you can get some large advantage out of keeping it alive. Few slanders can stand the wear of silence.mark twain
Where it concerns himself, Who's angry at a slander makes it true.Ben Jonson
O do not slander him, for he is kind. Right; as snow in harvest.william shakespeare
For slander lives upon succession, Forever housed where it gets possession.william shakespeare
'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.
Silence to man and prayer to God are the best cures for the evil of slander.
If slander be a snake, it is a winged one it flies as well as creeps.
Where it concerns himself, Who's angry at a slander, makes it true.Ben Jonson
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.
selected by IP 220.127.116.11 2005 Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite; Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~
Of the Jews there are those who displace words from their (right) places, and say: "We hear and we disobey"; and "Hear what is not Heard"; and "Ra'ina"; with a twist of their tongues and a slander to Faith. If only they had said: "What hear and we obey"; and "Do hear"; and "Do look at us"; it would have been better for them, and more proper; but God hath cursed them for their Unbelief; and but few of them will believe.
Comparing Israel to apartheid, which most consider slander and simply part of the assault on Israel, is especially sensitive in South Africa where apartheid was born, grew and died.
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
slander is a poison which extinguishes charity, both in the slanderer and in the persons who listen to it.
'T was slander filled her mouth with lying words, slander, the foulest whelp of Sin.robert pollok
Soft-buzzing slander; silly moths that eat An honest name.james thomson