„Do not get a name either as lavish or as churlish; as a friend of rogues or as a slanderer of good men.“

—  Hesiod, buch Werke und Tage

Original: (el) Μηδὲ πολύξεινον μηδ᾽ ἄξεινον καλέεσθαι,
μηδὲ κακῶν ἕταρον μηδ᾽ ἐσθλῶν νεικεστῆρα.
Quelle: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 715.

Original

Μηδὲ πολύξεινον μηδ᾽ ἄξεινον καλέεσθαι, μηδὲ κακῶν ἕταρον μηδ᾽ ἐσθλῶν νεικεστῆρα.

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„I can call nothing by name if that is not his name. I call a cat a cat, and Rollet a rogue.“

—  Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux French poet and critic 1636 - 1711

Je ne puis rien nommer si ce n'est par son nom ;
J'appelle un chat un chat, et Rollet un fripon.
Satire I, l. 51
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„Men of the eleventh! the enemy say we are good at a long shot, but cannot stand the cold iron. I call on you to give the lie to that slander. Charge!“

—  Winfield Scott Union United States Army general 1786 - 1866

Address to the 11th Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Chippawa (14 June 1814) in the War of 1812, as quoted in The Military Heroes of the War of 1812 (1849) by Charles Jacobs Peterson, p. 152
Variants:
The enemy say that the Americans are good at a long shot, but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon the Eleventh to give the lie to the slander. Charge!
As quoted in Primary History of the United States (1913) by Waddy Thompson, p. 282
The enemy say that Americans are good at a long shot but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you to give a lie to the slander. Charge!
As quoted in Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations (1966) by Robert Debs Heinl, p. 48
The enemy say that Americans are good at a long shot, but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you instantly to give a lie to this slander. Charge!
As quoted in From the Ashes : America Reborn (1998) by William W. Johnstone, p. 54
The enemy says that Americans are good at a long shot but cannot stand the cold iron. I call upon you instantly to give a lie to the slander. Charge!
As quoted in Quotes for the Air Force Logistician (2001) by United States. Air Force Logistics Management Agency, p. 73.

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„More rogues than honest men find shelter under habeas corpus“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

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„Do-gooders fail to realize that most good is not done in the name of good but done in the name of self-interest.“

—  Walter E. Williams American economist, commentator, and academic 1936

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„This heir, you see, finds no pleasure in the best of his shepherds, while the flatterers and rogues have made him their subject and slave. Consequently the good love him not, while his supposed friends wrong and injure him most fatally. Take heed therefore when you return, not to put the flatterer before the friend.“

—  Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363

Myth at the end of Julian's oration to the cynic Heracleios, as translated in The Emperor Julian : Paganism and Christianity (1879) http://www.third-millennium-library.com/MedievalHistory/Julian_the_Emperor/CHAPTER_VI.html by Gerald Henry Rendall, Ch. VI : Julian's Personal Religion, p. 138
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Kontext: "Suppose that I and Athene, at the behest of Zeus", said Helios, "were to make you steward of all these in the room of him that hath the inheritance." Then the young man clung to him once more, and besought him greatly that he might remain there. But he said, "Be not very rebellious, lest the excess of my love be turned to the fierceness of hatred."
So the young man answered, "Most mighty Helios, and thee Athene, and Zeus himself, I do adjure, do with me what ye will."
After this Hermes, suddenly reappearing, filled him with new courage, for now he thought he had found a guide for his return journey, and his sojourn on earth. And Athene said, "Listen, most goodly child of mine and of this good sire divine! This heir, you see, finds no pleasure in the best of his shepherds, while the flatterers and rogues have made him their subject and slave. Consequently the good love him not, while his supposed friends wrong and injure him most fatally. Take heed therefore when you return, not to put the flatterer before the friend. Give ear, my son, to yet a second admonition. Yon sleeper is habitually deceived; do you therefore be sober and watch, that the flatterer may never deceive and cheat you by a show of friendly candor, just as some sooty and grimy smith by dressing in white and plastering his cheeks with enamel might finally induce you to give him one of your daughters to wife. List now to a third admonition. Set a strong watch upon yourself: reverence us and us alone, and of men him that is like us and none other. You see what tricks self-consciousness and dumb-foundering faint-heartedness have played with yonder idiot." Great Helios here took up the discourse and said, "Choose your friends, then treat them as friends; do not regard them like slaves or servants, but associate with them frankly and simply and generously; not saying one thing of them and thinking something else. See how distrust towards friends has damaged yonder heritor. Love your subjects as we love you. Let respect toward us take precedence of all goods: for we are your benefactors and friends and saviours."
At these words the young man's heart was full, and he made ready there and then to obey the Gods implicitly always. "Away, then", said Helios, "and good hope go with you. For we shall be with you everywhere, I and Athene and Hermes here, and with us all the Gods that are in Olympus, and Gods of the air and of the earth, and all manner of deities everywhere, so long as you are holy toward us, loyal to your friends, kindly to your subjects, ruling and guiding them for their good. Never yield yourself a slave to your own desires or theirs. …"

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„I ask you, what good is a big picture window and the lavish appointments and a priceless decor in a home if there is no mother there?“

—  Spencer W. Kimball President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1895 - 1985

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„The Fifth Amendment is an old friend and a good friend, one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized.“

—  William O. Douglas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1898 - 1980

An Almanac of Liberty (1954), p. 238
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„Do not repeat slander; you should not hear it, for it is the result of hot temper.“

—  Ptahhotep Ancient Egyptian vizier

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„For the task assigned them
Men aren't smart enough or sly
Any rogue can blind them
With a clever lie.“

—  Bertolt Brecht, Die Dreigroschenoper

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„Friends, I will disown and repudiate any man of my party who attacks with such foul slander and abuse any opponent of any other party.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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