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.
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
Men of the eleventh! the enemy say we are good at a long shot, but cannot stand the cold iron. I call on you to give the lie to that slander. Charge!winfield scott
The enemy say that Americans are good at a long shot but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you to give a lie to the slander. Charge!winfield scott
The enemy say that Americans are good at a long shot, but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you instantly to give a lie to this slander. Charge!winfield scott
The enemy says that Americans are good at a long shot but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you instantly to give a lie to the slander. Charge!winfield scott
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
I hate the man who builds his name On ruins of another's fame. Thus prudes, by characters o'erthrown, Imagine that they raise their own. Thus Scribblers, covetous of praise, Think slander can transplant the bays.john gay
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.john hay
Do not repeat slander; you should not hear it, for it is the result of hot temper.ptahhotep
For slander lives upon succession, Forever housed where it gets possession.william shakespeare
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.
American law as prescribed in the leading case of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan makes it very difficutl, if not impossible, for a public official to prevail and obtain damages for libel or slander.
Do not repeat slander ; you should not hear it, for it is the result of hot temper.
Reason is the Devil's harlot, who can do nought but slander and harm whatever God says and does.