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The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The slanders poured down like Niagara. If you take into consideration the setting -- the war and the revolution -- and the character of the accused -- revolutionary leaders of millions who were conducting their party to the sovereign power -- you can say without exaggeration that July 1917 was the month of the most gigantic slander in world history.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes an enemy and a friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart. The one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our grandparents' home had racial slander and cursing on the garage door, and on the vehicle.More [03/23/2006 12:03:00]
Peter Parker: Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander.
J. Jonah Jameson: It is not. I resent that. Slander is spoken. In print, it's libel.More [03/18/2007 12:03:00]
Frank Costello: Arm.
[French directs Costigan to a pool table, making him hold out his casted arm]
Mr. French: Show me your arm. Flip it. mmhmmm, mmhmmm...
[French slams Costigan's arm on the table until the cast breaks, while Costigan screams in pain]
Frank Costello: It makes me curious to see you in this neighborhood. And if I can slander my own environment, it makes me sad. This, uh, regression. Plus, I don't know if it's beyond some fucking cop prick like Queenan to pull you out of the Staties and send you gift-wrapped to me. I just can't know. I wonder what they do in that particular department, anyway.
[Costello slams on Costigan's broken arm with Costigan's boot]
Frank Costello: [yelling] Are you still a cop?
Billy Costigan: [in severe pain] No!
[Costello whacks his arm again]
Frank Costello: [yelling] Swear on your mother's grave you're still not a cop?
Billy Costigan: [painfully] I'm not a fucking cop!
[Costello whacks his arm again, this time re-breaking it]
Frank Costello: [yelling] Are you going to stop doing coke deals with your jerk-off fucking cousin?
Billy Costigan: [weakly] Yes, yes, yes!
Frank Costello: Alright, alright. You're okay, you'll be alright. Get your hand taken care of.
[Costello throws down some money]
Frank Costello: I'm sorry, but it was necessary. As for our problem with Providence - let's not cry over some spilled guineas.More [03/22/2007 12:03:00]
Alexander: This isn't how I wanted to become King.
Olympias: No one blames you.
Alexander: They blame me already! Behind my back, in secret!
Olympias: Slander is not power.
Alexander: Shame is? Who killed my father? Tell me... tell me, or shall I put you on trial for his murder?
Olympias: Pausinias.
Alexander: He had help! Did you help him?More [03/23/2007 12:03:00]
[Otto dangles Archie out a window]
Archie: All right, all right, I apologize.
Otto: You're really sorry.
Archie: I'm really really sorry, I apologize unreservedly.
Otto: You take it back.
Archie: I do, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.
Otto: OK.More [11/11/2007 12:11:00]
[Otto dangles Archie out a window]



Archie:
All right, all right, I apologise.



Otto:
You're really sorry.



Archie:
I'm really really sorry, I apologise unreservedly.



Otto:
You take it back.



Archie:
I do, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.



Otto:
OK.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[Argyll refuses Mary's initial pleas for help]



Mary:
Your Grace, Robert finds himself in this position for taking Your Grace's part.



Duke of Argyll:
My part? When? And in what manner?



Mary:
He refused to bear false witness against you, when Montrose told him to slander your name at court, by saying you were a Jacobite.



Duke of Argyll:
Montrose asked this of him?



Mary:
In remission of this debt. But Robert refused.



Duke of Argyll:
I did not know your husband bore me such goodwill.



Mary:
Indeed, Your Grace, I think he favors you no more than any other great man. "As wolves at lambing," that is his word for you all. Robert refused, not for Your Grace, but for his own honor, which he values above his own family, his kin and his clan, and for which I have oft chided him. But were he otherwise, he would not be Robert Roy MacGregor. Robert would not approve of my coming here to ask you for help, nor come himself if he were here.


[stands]



Mary:
But I have no choice, unless I give him up entire to his enemies. And though I love his honor, it is but a moon-cast shadow to the love I bear him. As God sees me, I have his child inside me, and I would have a father for it.



Duke of Argyll:
[much affected] You do your man no dishonor, Mary. Faith, he is a man much blessed by fortune.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Mr. Gibson:
Is this true Cynthia?



Cynthia Kirkpatrick:
Molly knows it all.



Mr. Gibson:
Yes, I know that and that she has had to endure gossip and slander for your sake. But more she refused to tell me.



Cynthia Kirkpatrick:
Oh, she told you that much did she?



Molly Gibson:
I couldn't help it.



Cynthia Kirkpatrick:
Why did you have to say anything at all?



Mr. Gibson:
Because her reputation was attacked for your misconduct and I demanded an explanation.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Slander is worse than cannibalismMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to youMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation his defenseMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Slander is a shipwrack by a dry Tempest.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Where it concerns himself,
Who's angry at a slander, makes it true.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A tongue prone to slander is the proof of a depraved mind.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Why slander we the times?
What crimes
Have days and years, that we
Thus charge them with iniquity?
If we would rightly scan,
It's not the times are bad, but man.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If thou dost slander her and torture me,
Never pray more; abandon all remorse;
On horror's head horrors accumulate;
Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amazed;
For nothing canst thou to damnation add
Greater than that.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If slander be a snake, it is a winged one--it flies as well as
creeps.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your tittle-tattlers, and those who listen to slander, by my good
will should all be hanged--the former by their tongues, the
latter by the ears.
[Lat., Homines qui gestant, quique auscultant crimina,
Si meo arbitratu liceat, omnes pendeant,
Gestores linguis, auditores auribus.]More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
'Twas slander filled her mouth with lying words;
Slander, the foulest whelp of Sin.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
. . . For slander lives upon succession,
For ever housed where it gets possession.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No, '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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I will be hanged if some eternal villain,
Some busy and insinuating rogue,
Some cogging, cozening slave, to get some office,
Have not devised this slander.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect,
For slander's mark was ever yet the fair;
The ornament of beauty is suspect,
A crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air.
So thou be good, slander doth but approve
Thy worth the greater, being wooed of time;
For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love,
And thou present'st a pure unstained prime.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am disgraced, impeached, and baffled here;
Pierced to the soul with slander's venomed spear,
The which no balm can cure but his heart-blood
Which breathed this poison.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Soft-buzzing Slander; silly moths that eat
An honest name.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt
you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get
the news to you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...A being so gentle and so virtuous slander might wound, but could not dishonor.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Thomas Merton, Monk, Spiritual Writer, 1968 While extremely sensitive as to the slightest approach to slander, you must also guard against an extreme into which some people fall who, in their desire to speak evil of no one, actually uphold and speak well of vice. If you have to do with one who is unquestionably a slanderer, do not excuse him by calling him frank and free-spoken; do not call one who is notoriously vain, liberal and elegant; do not call dangerous levities mere simplicity; do not screMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A really patient servant of God is as ready to bear inglorious troubles as those which are honorable. A brave man can easily bear with contempt, slander, and false accusations from an evil world; but to bear such injustice at the hands of good men, of friends and relations, is a great test of patience.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A slander is like a hornet; if you can't kill it dead the first time, better not strike at it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation of his defense.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The worthiest people are the most injured by slander, as is the best fruit which the birds have been pecking at.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
one of a group that jumps around looking for a hot spot so they can slander people without substantial evidence. It's disgraceful.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Look, in 1800 the sainted Thomas Jefferson arranged to hire a notorious slanderer named James Callender, who worked as a writer at a Republican newspaper in Richmond, Va. Read some of what he wrote about John Adams. This was a personal slander.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Did you imagine that you would make me believe ill of Sophy with your foolish and spiteful letter!' he demanded. 'You have tried to set me against her from the outset, but you over-reached yourself today, my girl! How dared you write in such terms to me! How could you have been so crassly stupid as to suppose that Sophy could ever need your countenance to set her right in the eyes of the world, or that I would believe one word of slander against her?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The generation that followed did not have the same concerns; none of its members attempted to follow the example of the past generation. There was no longer anyone with the noble determination to get to know the great men of the world, or if there were some individuals consumed with this curiosity, they were few in number. From then on, there remained only vulgar minds given over to hatred, envy and discord, who took an interest only in things which did not concern them, gossip, slander, calumny of one's neighbors, allMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of IslamMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You're an Attorney. It's your duty to lie, conceal, and distort everything, and slander everybody.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gossip and slander are not victimless crimes. Words do not just dissipate into midair. . . . Words can injure and damage, maim and destroy - forcefully, painfully, lastingly. . . . Plans have been disrupted, deals have been lost, companies have fallen, because of idle gossip or malicious slander. Reputations have been sullied, careers have been ruined, lives have been devastated, because of cruel lies or vicious rumors. . . . Your words have such power to do good or evil that they must be chosen carefully, wisely, andMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Tax not so bad a voice to slander music any more than once.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If slander be a snake, it is a winged one - it flies as well as creeps.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the last few days, I have been the victim of a campaign of slander and shameful lies, a campaign which has deeply shocked and hurt me. Enough is enough.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The political tactics of division and slander are not our values. They are corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your tittle-tattlers, and those who listen to slander, by my good will should all be hanged--the former by their tongues, the latter by the ears.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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