Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

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I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.

Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.

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Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.


How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.

I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.

Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.

Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.

We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come.

When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies.

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.

Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can't get into it do that.

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.

Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.

Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.

Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.

With well doing you may put to silence foolish men.

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.

Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public.

Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire.

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.

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?

An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation.

Rumor grows as it goes.

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, an they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.

Where no wood is, the fire goes out; so where there is no tale bearer, the strife ceaseth.

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.

If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.

My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.

Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone, you don't.

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

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

All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary.

A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

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.

Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.

One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers.

And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.

Show me someone who never gossips, and I will show you someone who is not interested in people.

Sight before hearsay.

A malignant sore throat is a danger, a malignant throat not sore is worse.

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.

He who discommendeth others obliquely commendeth himself.