Gossip Quotes

Read the best selected gossip quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about gossip will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed. Erica Jong
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. Spanish Proverb
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Never trust the teller, trust the tale. D. H. Lawrence
Conversation is three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when one of them leaves. Herb Shriner
Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shop-talk of the scientist, and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past. Phyllis Mcginley
Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. Liz Smith
They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week. William Congreve
There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart; never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; and never to tell that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening while you tell it. Henry Van Dyke
Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need. Primo Levi
Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it? Johann Kaspar Lavater
The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them. H. L. Mencken
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues. Bertrand Russell
Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared. Erica Jong
Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie. Paul Scott
None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. Charles Caleb Colton
At every word a reputation dies. Alexander Pope
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory. Elbert Hubbard
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. Will Rogers
One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers. Titus Maccius Plautus
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will. Pythagoras
Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick. Pierre De Beaumarchais
Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone, you don't. Earl Wilson
Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world. Publilius Syrus
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Sight before hearsay. Danish Proverb
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them. Horace
Young people do not perceive at once that the giver of wounds is the enemy and the quoted tattle merely the arrow. Anonymous
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker. George Eliot
Of course we women gossip on occasion. But our appetite for it is not as avid as a man s. It is in the boys gyms, the college fraternity houses, the club locker rooms, the paneled offices of business that gossip reaches its luxuriant flower. Phyllis Mcginley
He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds. Henry Ward Beecher
Speak no evil of the dead. Chilo
She poured a little social sewage into his ears. George Meredith
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. George Bernard Shaw
Where no wood is, the fire goes out; so where there is no tale bearer, the strife ceaseth. Bible
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Anonymous
For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern. Victor Hugo
An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation. Anonymous
My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back. Francis Picabia
The inspired scribbler always has the gift for gossip in our common usage he or she can always inspire the commonplace with an uncommon flavor, and transform trivialities by some original grace or sympathy or humor or affection. Elizabeth Drew
There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die. William Harvey
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers
Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves. Rebecca West
When of a gossiping circle it was asked, what are they doing? The answer was, swapping lies. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Gossiping and lying go hand in hand. Proverb
Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend's friend has a friend; be discreet. The Talmud
Rumor grows as it goes. Virgil
The idea of strictly minding our own business is moldy rubbish. Who could be so selfish? Myrtle Barker
A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run. Ouida
Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C. Ambrose Bierce
Nobody's interested in sweetness and light. Hedda Hopper
What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth. Jewish Proverb
I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us. James Truslow Adams
A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings. Thomas Fuller
Your friend has a friend; don't tell him. Chinese Proverb
While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact. Andrea Dworkin
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys. Joseph Conrad
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself. Lisa Kirk
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too. Alexander Pope
Gossip is nature's telephone. Sholom Aleichem
Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out and parades up and down the words. Edwin H. Stuart
With well doing you may put to silence foolish men. Bible
Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. Walter Winchell
Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a gossip. Sir Richard Steele
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde
Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire. George W. Crane
Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands. Jewish Proverb
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal
Show me someone who never gossips, and I will show you someone who is not interested in people. Barbara Walters
I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true. Dorothy Parker
A malignant sore throat is a danger, a malignant throat not sore is worse. American Proverb
Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind. Anonymous
How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true. Logan Pearsall Smith
It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true. Oscar Wilde
Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. Henry Fielding

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