Tuesday, April 8, 2014

G is for Quotes about Gossip

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

  What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away.  ~Chinese Proverb

 No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.  ~Bertrand Arthur William Russell, On Education, 1926

  When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.  ~Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings, 1911

The easiest way to keep a secret is without help.  ~Author Unknown

The Puritan's idea of hell is a place where everybody has to mind his own business.  ~Wendell Phillips, attributed

Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.  ~Author Unknown

Show me someone who never gossips, and I'll show you someone who isn't interested in people.  ~Barbara Walters

Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.  ~Frank A. Clark

It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.  ~Dolley Madison

It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper.  ~Errol Flynn

 Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.  ~Shana Alexander

  A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.  ~John Tudor

The biggest liar in the world is They Say.  ~Douglas Malloch

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.  ~Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, July 1735

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.  ~Winston Churchill




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