Gossip Quotes

These gossip quotes will help you think twice about gossiping in the future:

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)

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    • J.B. Walker
    • February 25, 2011

    How true it is. ALot of people do it and they might not even be aware of what theyr’e doing. Keep up the great work shawn. We really enjoy everything you post….

      • shawn
      • February 25, 2011

      Thanks, JB. I like having you here. Where are you from?

    • Sushila
    • February 26, 2011

    All those quotes are absolutely true.Mind opening.

    • Laurie
    • February 28, 2011

    Shawn these quotes on gossip are all so true, I can’t pick only one that I especially like over the others. I’m writing these down, I hope you don’t mind. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    • Mary Joseph
    • March 3, 2011

    Thanks for this sharing… i love to read.. God bless you.

    • CHIKE
    • March 13, 2011


    • marilyn
    • September 19, 2011

    i couldnt have said it better thanks for all the beautiful honest qoutes

    • Ramesh
    • December 5, 2015

    Commendable. An apt reminder to keep a check on one’s not uncommon foible.

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