Slander Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old slander quotes, slander sayings, and slander proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The tongue of slander is too prompt with wanton malice to wound the stranger. Aeschylus
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
Slander meets no regard from noble minds; only the base believe what the base only utter. John Bellers
Slander is the tool of cowards.  Vanna Bonta
Slander by the stream will be heard by the frogs. Mozambican Proverb
Slander, whose whisper over the world's diameter, as level as the cannon to its blank, transports its poisoned shot. William Shakespeare
Slander piles itself before the door of a widow. Chinese Proverb
If slander be a snake, it is a winged one, it flies as well as creeps. Douglas William Jerrold
The proper way to check slander is to despise it; attempt to overtake and refute it, and it will outrun you. Alexandre Dumas
Slander is an admission that you don't have anything else worthwhile to say. It is a clear indication of both your personal emotional bankruptcy and the paucity of whatever arguments you are advancing. Rebecca Hamilton
If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied. Abraham Lincoln
Remember, when incited to slander, that it is only he among you who is without sin that may cast the first stone. Hosea Ballou
A slander is like a hornet; if you can't kill it dead the first time, better not strike at it. Josh Billings
Slander, in the strict meaning of the term, comes under the head of lying; but it is a kind of lying which, like its antithesis flattery, ought to be set apart for special censure. Washington Gladden
Slander is more deadly than weapons; weapons wound from close range, slander hurts from a distance. Hebrew Proverb
Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation of his defense. Samuel Johnson
Slander is a secret propensity of the mind to think ill of men, and afterwards to utter such sentiments in scandalous expressions. Theophrastus
Slanders issuing from red and beautiful lips, are like foul and ugly spiders crawling from the blushing heart of a rose. George Denison Prentice
Whoever listens to slander is himself a slanderer. Muhammad Ali
Slander is a most serious evil; it implies two who do wrong, and one who is doubly wronged. Herod the Great
The slanders of the pen pierce to the heart; they rankle longest in the noblest spirits; they dwell ever present in the mind and render it morbidly sensitive to the most trifling collision. Washington Irving
Slander cannot destroy an honest man, when the flood recedes the rock is there. Chinese Proverb
Quick-circulating slanders mirth afford; and reputation bleeds in every word.  Charles Churchill
Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens.  Bernard of Clairvaux
Slander slays three people: the speaker, the spoken to, and the spoken of. Hebrew Proverb
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates
Slander lives upon succession, for ever housed where it gets possession. William Shakespeare
Slander-mongers and those who listen to slander, if I had my way, would all be strung up, the talkers by the tongue, the listeners by the ears. Plautus
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee. Immanuel Kant
Slander is a vice that strikes a double blow; wounding both him that commits, and him against whom it is committed. Bernard-Joseph Saurin