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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Calumny
 
A probable story is the first weapon of calumny.  1
Backwounding calumny the whitest virtue strikes.  Shakespeare.  2
Be thou as chaste as ice and pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.  Shakespeare.  3
Calumniate strongly and some of it will stick.  Latin.  4
Calumny and conjecture may injure innocence itself.  5
Calumny will soil virtue itself.  Shakespeare.  6
It is better to play the role of an assassin than that of calumniator; the assassin inflicts death but once, the other a thousand times.  Chinese.  7
Neglected calumny soon expires, show that you are hurt and you give it the appearance of truth.  Tacitus.  8
Nothing in its progress is so rapid as calumny, nothing more widely spread, nor more readily received.  Cicero.  9
Taught by calumny I pity the unfortunate.  10
There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage.  French.  11
We cannot control the tongues of others, but a good life enables us to despise calumnies.  Cato.  12
 
 
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