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1. "Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."
Author: Albert Einstein
2. "Such applications were sometimes granted because the GDR, unlike any other eastern European country, could rid itself of malcontents by ditching them into West Germany, where they were automatically granted citizenship. The Stasi put all applicants under extreme scrutiny. People who applied to leave were, unsurprisingly, suspected of wanting to leave which was, other than by this long-winded and arbitrary process, a crime. An ‘application to leave' was legal, but the authorities might, if the fancy took them, choose to see it as a statement of why you didn't like the GDR. In that case it became a Hetzschrift (a smear) or a Schmäschrift (a libel) and therefore a criminal offence."
Author: Anna Funder
3. "You can not libel the dead, I think, you can only console them."
Author: Anne Enright
4. "Now that the very name "space" seemed a blasphemous libel for this empyrean ocean of radiance in which they swam. He could not call it 'dead'; he felt life pouring in at every moment."
Author: C.S. Lewis
5. "Indifferent to truth, willing to use police-state tactics and vulgar libels against inconvenient witnesses, hopeless on health care, and flippant and fast and loose with national security: The case against Hillary Clinton for president is open-and-shut. Of course, against all these considerations you might prefer the newly fashionable and more media-weighty notion that if you don't show her enough appreciation, and after all she's done for us, she may cry."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
6. "Since neither black animosity nor the Left's falsehood of "racial tensions" is based on the actual behavior of the vast majority of white Americans, nothing white America can do will affect the perceptions of many black Americans or of the leftist libel."
Author: Dennis Prager
7. "I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ; I therefore hatethe corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial, and hypocritical Christianity of this land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity. I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels."
Author: Frederick Douglass
8. "Shower upon him every earthly blessing, drown him in bliss so that nothing but bubbles would dance on the surface of his bliss, as on a sea...and even then every man, out of sheer ingratitude, sheer libel, would play you some loathsome trick. He would even risk his cakes and would deliberately desire the most fatal rubbish, the most uneconomical absurdity, simply to introduce into all this positive rationality his fatal fantastic element...simply in order to prove to himself that men still are men and not piano keys."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
9. "A man is angry at a libel because it is false, but at a satire because it is true."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
10. "This is not a book. This is libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult, a gob of spit in the face of Art, a kick in the pants to God, Man, Destiny, Time, Love, Beauty ... what you will."
Author: Henry Miller
11. "All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more, that everyone's given up."
Author: Ian Hislop
12. "Wart hogs should sue for libel. It is a terrible name and they are fine fellows and devoted family men and it is rare to see one by himself; the little woman and the kiddies are usually close at hand."
Author: Ilka Chase
13. "It is better, however, for his own reputation that the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks."
Author: James Payn
14. "The Italians are said to be noisy and to gesticulate, but that is a libel dreamed up by the English."
Author: Jean Giono
15. "To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?"[To the Women of India (Young India, Oct. 4, 1930)]"
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
16. "If you call your opponent a politician, it's grounds for libel."
Author: Mark Russell
17. "Oscar Wilde was suing the Marquis of Queensbury in 1895 for libel accusing Wilde of homosexualityCounsel: Have you ever adored a young man madly?Wilde: I have never given adoration to anyone except myself."
Author: Oscar Wilde
18. "Il ventoIl vento a noi consolazione portòe nell'azzurro fiutammoali assire di libellulevibrazioni d'angolosa tenebra.E di minaccia di guerra ottenebròlo strato inferiore dei cieli rabbuiati,bosco micaceo membranosodi corpi volanti a sei bracciaNell'azzurro c'è un angolo ciecoe nei beati meriggi c'è sempre,come accenno di notti che si condensi,una tremula stella densa di fato.E a fatica aprendosi la stradanella squama delle ali storpiate,sotto la sua mano dall'alto prendel'universo sconfitto Azrail."
Author: Osip Mandelstam
19. "In the narrative of his third voyage Columbus wrote: "For I believe that the earthly Paradise lies here, which no one can enter except by God's leave." As for the people of this land, Peter Martyr would write as early as 1505: "They seem to live in that golden world of which old writers speak so much, wherein men lived simply and innocently without enforcement of laws, without quarreling, judges, or libels, content only to satisfy nature." Or as the ever present Montaigne would write: "In my opinion, what we actually see in these nations not only surpasses all the pictures which the poets have drawn of the Golden Age, and all their inventions representing the then happy state of mankind, but also the conception and desire of philosophy itself."
Author: Paul Auster
20. "In order to keep our freedom, we must place out of bounds all those things that would enslave us. James says, "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7.) Sometimes people bring disaster upon themselves when they fail to distinguish between freedom and irresponsibility, not recognizing that the right kind of freedom has limitations on it. For example, freedom of the press does not give anyone the license to commit libel against his neighbor. Freedom of the seas does not give anyone a pirate's license to take the treasures of others, nor does it entitle anyone to sink ships or destroy lives. A very important part of liberty consists in understanding where freedom ends and license beings. . . .Actually, no one is ever given any right to do wrong."
Author: Sterling W. Sill
21. "Humans fear there are no miracles. Aurans know everything is one." Aroll, jioth master, Libellula city."
Author: Taylor Grace
22. "Habent sua fata libelli. (Books have their own destinies.)"
Author: Terentianus Maurus
23. "Pro captu lectoris, habent sua fata libelli":"According to the capacity of the reader,books have their destinies.""
Author: Terentianus Maurus
24. "You know, fate intervened. I went on to the DCMS committee to have a quieter life before the phone hacking scandal broke, and then ended up investigating the company that had libelled me previously when I was a minister."
Author: Tom A. Watson
25. "I've stopped caring about skeptics, but if they libel or defame me they will end up in court."
Author: Uri Geller

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