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A Quote by Lord of Rodchester on gossip and scandal

In my experince those who do not like you fall into two catagories: the stupid and the envious. The stupid will love you in five years, the envious, never....

Rodchester

Source: The Libertine

Contributed by: Whit

A Quote by William Congreve on custom, retirement, and scandal

Retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Double Dealer, 1694

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on courage, defense, duty, love, misfortune, neighbors, patience, scandal, silence, and words

What is Love? It's silence when your words would hurt, It's patience when your neighbor's curt, It's defense when the scandal flows, It's thoughtfulness for another's woes, It's promptness when stern duty calls, It's courage when misfortune falls.

unknown

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A Quote by Stephen Harvey on action, charm, death, immortality, lust, scandal, shame, and virtue

And there's a lust in man no charm can tame Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame; On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly, While virtuous actions are but born and die.

Stephen Harvey

Source: Juvenal, Satire ix.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on hope and scandal

No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Lucille Clifton on anger, babies, christmas, church, empowerment, encouragement, god, love, motherhood, scandal, time, and trying

I remember standing there on stage in my new Christmas dress, trying not to cry as the church members smiled, nodded and murmured encouragement from the front row. "Go 'head, baby." "Say it now, Luc." "Come on now, baby" But I couldn't remember, and to hide my deep humiliation, my embarassment, I became sullen, angry. "I don' wanna." And I stood there with my mouth poked out. It was a scandal! This fresh young nobody baby standing in front of the Lord in His own house talking about what she don't want! I could feel the disapproval pouring over my new dress. Then, like a great tidal wave from the ocean of God, my sanctified mother poured down the Baptist aisle, huge as love, her hand outstretched toward mine. "Come on, baby," she smiled, then turned to address the church: "She don't have to do nothing she don't want to do." And I was at the same time empowered and made free. . . .

Lucille Clifton (1936 -)

Source: On Strength Gotten from Others

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on beginning, death, music, poets, and scandal

For now the poet cannot die, Nor leave his music as of old, But round him ere he scarce be cold Begins the scandal and the cry.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: To ———, after reading a Life and Letters.

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A Quote by Jozef Hand-Boniakowski, PhD on certainty, children, cinema, college, competence, country, crime, democracy, dogs, friendship, generations, honesty, jobs, meaning, people, planning, reflection, scandal, sex, teaching, voting, wit, and work

An unsolicited email arrived which said, "I recently saw a bumper sticker that said, 'Thank me, I voted for Clinton-Gore.' So I sat down and reflected on that and I am sending my 'Thank you' for what you have done, specifically: 1. Thank you for introducing us to Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Dolly Kyle Browning, Kathleen Willey and of course Juanita Broaddrick, who told NBC that you raped her. Are there any others that we should know about? 2. Thank you for teaching my 8 yr. old about oral sex. I had really planned to wait until he was about 10 or so to discuss it with him, but now he knows more about it than I did as a senior in college. The cigar thing was also neat for the kids. 3. Thank you for showing us that sexual harassment in the work place (especially the White House) and on the job is OK, and all you have to know is what the meaning of "IS" is. It really is great to know that certain sexual acts are not sex and one person may have sex while the other involved does NOT have sex. Monica said frequently that while you were on the phone, she would work at one end and you at the other. What productivity! 4. Thank you for reintroducing the concept of impeachment to a new generation and demonstrating that the ridiculous plot of the movie "Wag the Dog" could be plausible after all. The people of the Sudan, Afghanistan and Serbia are all running to rent the videos, now that you made them part of the story. 5. Thanks for making Jimmy Carter look competent, Gerald Ford look graceful, Richard Nixon look honest, Lyndon Johnson look truthful and John Kennedy look moral. 6. Thank you for the 72 House and Senate witnesses who have pleaded the 5th amendment and the 17 witnesses who have fled the country to avoid testifying about Democratic fund raising. 7. Thank you for the 19 charges, 8 convictions and 4 imprisonments from the whitewater "mess" and the 55 criminal charges and 32 criminal convictions (so far) in the other "Clinton" scandals. 8. Thanks for remembering the families of the many deceased people who once were your friends, who served you and died so young and suddenly: Vince Foster, Jerry Parks, Ron Brown, Admiral Boorda, Les Aspin, Barbara Alice Wiese, Mary Mahoney, Jim McDougal et al." To wit, I offer a reply. . . .

Jozef Hand-Boniakowski (1949 -)

Source: January 2001 Metaphoria web site, KPFA radio, Berkeley, CA

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on privacy and scandal

To create a public scandal is what's wicked; to sin in private is not a sin.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

Source: Tartuffe, 11664, act IV, sc. v

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on love and scandal

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Love in Several Masques.

Contributed by: Zaady

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