Scandal Proverbs

Sayings about Scandal

Scandal is like an egg; when it is hatched it has wings. ~ African Proverb

The mouth of a canon is less dangerous than that of a scandalmonger. ~ Arabian Proverbs

A lie has no legs but scandalous wings. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Quotations about Scandal

If hours did not hang heavy, what would become of scandal? ~ George Bancroft

Scandal is what one-half the world takes pleasure in inventing, and the other half in believing. ~ Paul Chatfield

Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it. ~ Karl Kraus

Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever. ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

Scandal is the sport of its authors, the dread of fools, and the contempt of the wise.~ William Benton Clulow

There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us. ~ Francis H. Bradley

Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal. ~ Josh Billings

A little scandal is an excellent thing; nobody is ever brighter or happier of tongue than when he is making mischief of his neighbors. ~ Ouida

The mind conscious of innocence despises false reports: but we are a set always ready to believe a scandal. ~ Ovid

On eagle’s wings immortal scandals fly, while virtue’s actions are but born and die. ~ Stephen Harvey

No particular scandal one can touch but it confounds the breather. ~ William Shakespeare

Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it. ~ Benjamin Rush

An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent. ~ Edmund Burke

There are a set of malicious, prating, prudent gossips, both male and female, who murder characters to kill time; and will rob a young fellow of his good name before he has years to know the value of it. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

No one loves to tell of scandal except to him who loves to hear it. Learn, then, to rebuke and check the detracting tongue by showing that you do not listen to it with pleasure. ~ Saint Jerome

There’s a lust in man, no charm can tame, of loudly publishing our neighbor’s shame. ~ Juvenal

Scandal has something so piquant, it is a sort of cayenne to the mind. ~ Lord Byron

Scandals are like dandelion seeds–they are arrow-headed, and stick where they fall, and bring forth and multiply fourfold. ~ Ouida

Believe that story false that ought not to be true. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Mistakes, scandals, and failures no longer signal catastrophe. The crucial thing is that they be made credible, and that the public be made aware of the efforts being expended in that direction. ~ Jean Baudrillard

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run. ~ Ouida

Scandal breeds hatred; hatred begets division; division makes faction, and faction brings ruin. ~ Francis Quarles

There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out. ~ Mae West

The scandal of the world is what makes the offence; it is not sinful to sin in silence. ~ Moliere

Scandal: gossip made tedious by morality. ~ Oscar Wilde

Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection. ~ Lord Byron

I find great numbers of moderately good people who think it fine to talk scandal. They regard it as a sort of evidence of their own goodness. ~ Frederick William Faber

One should never make one’s debut with a scandal. One should reserve that to give an interest to one’s old age. ~ Oscar Wilde

Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. ~ Oscar Wilde

In the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the receiver is always thought as bad as the thief. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

A man dishonored is worse than dead. ~ Cervantes

Her tea she sweetens, as she sips, with scandal. ~ Samuel Rogers

A scandal can be broadly defined as an accusation or accusations that receive wide exposure. Generally there is a negative effect on the credibility of the person or organisation involved. Society is scandalised when it is made aware of blatant breaches of moral norms or legal requirements. In contemporary times, exposure is often made by mass media. Such breaches have typically erupted from greed, lust or the abuse of power. Scandals may be regarded as political, sexual, moral, literary or artistic but often spread from one realm into another. The basis of a scandal may be factual or false, or a combination of both. (Source)

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