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
I don’t care what anybody says about me, as long as it isn’t true. -Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. -Unknown
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. -Oscar Wilde
Gossiping and lying go hand in hand. -Proverb
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. -Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Your friend has a friend, and your friend’s friend has another friend — so know when to keep quiet. -Jewish Proverb
Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands. -Jewish proverb
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 (1856-1900)
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. -Will Rogers
What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth. -Jewish proverb
Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip. -Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. -Spanish proverb
If someone cannot even keep his own secrets, don’t count on him to keep someone else’s. -Spanish Proverb
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys. -Joseph Conrad
No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues. -Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
Live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. -Will Rogers
He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue. -Mark Twain
How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true! -Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)
The most powerful force in the universe is gossip. -Dave Barry
In our appetite for gossip, we tend to gobble down everything before us, only to find, too late, that it is our ideals we have consumed, and we have not been enlarged by the feasts but only diminished. -Pico Iver
Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world. -Publilius Syrus
Better to be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one. -Scottish Proverb
Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. -Liz Smith
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too. -Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds. -Henry Ward Beecher
One eye-witness is better than ten hear-sayers. -Titus Maccius Plautus
If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. -Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980)
What do you think of these gossiping quotes?
Do you try to stay out of others’ business?
Are you trying but not yet perfect?