"Slander is a poison which kills charity, both in the slanderer and the one who listens."
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"Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you."
"A generous confession disarms slander."
"Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination."
"If a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove, history could not be written."
"Let nobody speak mischief of anybody."
"To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness."
"Slander expires at a good woman's door."
"Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny."
"Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me."
"It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shouted calumny."
"What is said of a man is nothing. The point is, who says it."
"All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry."
"Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel."
"Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work."
"Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds."
"Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil."
"Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one."
"I pity them greatly, but I must be mum, for how could we do without sugar and rum?"
"The art of being a slave is to rule one's master."
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