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Gossip Quotes

These are some of the best 'Gossip' quotations and sayings.

An empty brain and a tattling tongue are very apt to go together; the most silly and trivial items of news or scandal fill the former and are retailed by the latter.

As to people saying a few idle words about us, we must not mind that any more than the old church steeple minds the rooks cawing about it.

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

Foul whisperings are abroad.

Gossip has been well defined as putting two and two together, and making it five.

Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility, and the young should not only shun it, but by the most thorough culture relieve themselves from all temptation to it. - It is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business.

Gossip is the henchman of rumor and scandal.

Gossip, pretending to have the eyes of an Argus, has all the blindness of a bat.

He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

I heard the little bird say so.

I hold it to be a fact, that if all persons knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.

In private life I never knew any one interfere with other people's disputes but that he heartily repented of it.

Let the greatest part of the news thou nearest be the least part of what thou believest; lest the greatest part of what thou believest be the least part of what is true. Where lies are easily admitted, the father of lies will not easily be kept out.

Narrow-minded and ignorant persons talk about persons and not things; hence gossip is the bane and disgrace of so large a portion of society.

News-hunters have great leisure, with little thought; much petty ambition to be thought intelligent, without any other pretension than being able to communicate what they have just learned.

Tale bearers are just as bad as tale makers.

Tattlers also and busy bodies, speaking things which they ought not.

There is a set of malicious, prating, prudent gossips, both male and female, who murder characters to kill time; and will rob a young fellow of his good name before he has years to know the value of it.

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

Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.