Slander Quotes

Slander slays three persons: the speaker, the spoken to, and the spoken of.

Never throw mud. You may miss your mark, but you will have dirty hands.

Slander cannot destroy an honest man – when the flood recedes the rock is there.

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.

He who blackens others does not whiten himself.

A tongue prone to slander is the proof of a depraved mind.

That thou art blam’d shall not be thy defect For slander’s mark was ever yet the fair;… So thou be good, slander doth but approve Thy worth the greater, being woo’d of time; For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love, And thou present’st a pure unstained prime. (Sonnet 70)

Done to death by slanderous tongues. (Much Ado About Nothing)

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. (Cymbeline)

Slander, Whose sting is sharper than the sword’s. (The Winter’s Tale)