Gossip Quotes

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

Attitude    Explain    Gossip    Life    People    Public opinion    Time    Wisdom

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.

These are the few ways we can practice humility:
To speak as little as possible of one's self.
To mind one's own business.
Not to want to manage other people's affairs.
To avoid curiosity.
To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.
To pass over the mistakes of others.
To accept insults and injuries.
To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.
To be kind and gentle even under provocation.
Never to stand on one's dignity.
To choose always the hardest.

Acceptance    Bossy    Cheerful    Curiosity    Difficulty    Dignity    Dislike    Forgiveness    Forgotten    Gentle    Gossip    Humble    Humility    Injury    Insult    Kind    Mistakes    Provocation    Quiet    Rejection    Selfish

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.

Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which new stories fight, and on.

The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught.

The Blank Book

Lemony Snicket

The Blank Book

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

Gossip    Humor    Slander

Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?

Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.

Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.


Anna Godbersen


How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.

Acid    Attack    Bad people    Calumny    Chemical    Counterfeit    Deception    Decievers    Demon    Devil    Fake    Fake friends    Fault finders    Food for thought    Gossip    Haters    Hatred    Hurt    Incessant    Insanity    Negative    Negative people    Pessimism    Plot    Ploy    Pretence    Pretenders    Slander    Slanderers    Smiles    Strategy    Swindle    Sycophants    Toxic people    Trick    Troubesome people    Trouble    Villain

It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.

No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.

On Education

Bertrand Russell

On Education
Gossip    Vice    Virtues

Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.

Autotune    Bandwagon    Compassion    Culture    Fads    Flattery    Gossip    Knowledge    Love    Music    News    Peace    Pity    Pop    Pop culture    Pop music    Popular    Popular culture    Popular music    Propaganda    Singing    Tension    Trends

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.

I never gossip. I observe. And then relay my observations to practically everyone.


Gail Carriger


A rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses. However, the real danger is that so many people find rumors enjoyable. That part causes the infection. And in such cases when a rumor is only partially made of truth, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the information may have gone wrong. It is passed on and on until some brave soul questions its validity; that brave soul refuses to bite the apple and let the apple eat him. Forced to start from scratch for the sake of purity and truth, that brave soul, figuratively speaking, fully amputates the information in order to protect his personal judgment. In other words, his ignorance is to be valued more than the lie believed to be true.

Cancer    Deceit    Gossip    Introvert    Libel    Lie    Loner    Masses    Propaganda    Rumor    Slander    Social    Truth

Gossip, as usual, was one-third right and two-thirds wrong.

Chronicles of Avonlea

L.M. Montgomery

Chronicles of Avonlea
Gossip    Right    Truth    Wrong

Often people that criticise your life are usually the same people that don't know the price you paid to get where you are today. True friends see the full picture of your soul.

Adversity    Criticise    Critics    Friends    Friendship    God s plan    Gossip    Judgement    Rumors    Trials    Triumphs

People always did like to talk, didn't they? That's why I call myself a witch now: the Wicked Witch of the West, if you want the full glory of it. As long as people are going to call you a lunatic anyway, why not get the benefit of it? It liberates you from convention.

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.

I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs.

In small towns, news travels at the speed of boredom.

Often people that say they don’t care actually do. The moment they discuss you with their friends and family, compete with you, bad mouth you to others or react to anything you do or say is when they give themselves away. You can either be saddened or flattered that you effected someone so much. The perspective is yours to determine.

There's a kind of radar that you get, after years of being talked about and made fun of by other people. You can almost smell it when it's about to happen, can recognize instantly the sound of a hushed voice, lowered just enough to make whatever is said okay. I had only been in Colby for a few weeks. But I had not forgotten.

Keeping the Moon

Sarah Dessen

Keeping the Moon

What man ever openly apologizes for slander? It is not so much a feeling of slander as it is that of a massive lie, a misdeed not only to the slandered but also to those manipulated in the process. He has made them all, every one, his enemies, thereupon he is so overwhelmed with guilt that he will deny it until his grave.

Apologies    Deceit    Defamation    Denial    Enemy    Feelings    Feelings of weakness    Gossip    Grave    Guilt    Libel    Lies    Manipulation    Massive    Misdeed    Overwhelming    Slander

Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue.
Words you can’t have back, so they linger.

If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner...if I let it slip from my tongue, I am ITS prisoner.

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

'Shoot the wounded
... what we do to people who are the most vulnerable... we 'shoot the wounded.' As if they haven't suffered enough, we add to it by gossiping and treating hurt people like outcasts." ..."I think we killed Ronnie's spirit... Instead of coming alongside her and supporting her through this, I failed her...

No matter what you do, someone always knew you would.

Gossip    Small town    Truth    Wisdom

If there is anything more annoying in the world than having people talk about you, it is certainly having no one talk about you.

They have the unique ability to listen to one story and understand another.

Nobody can buy a hat without gossiping.

Howl's Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle

A boomerang returns back to the person who throws it.
But first, while moving in a circle, it hits its target.
So does gossip.

Attack    Boomerang    Cause    Circle    Effect    Gossip    Hit    Hitting    Karma    Return    Strike    Target    Verbal attack    Weapon

Doesn't matter what you do, or how you do it, your neighbors are gonna talk about you ANYWAY.

How often it is that we set ourselves in the high seat, judging others, not having read their book but merely having glimpsed the cover.

Gossip is never fatal until it is denied. Gossip goes on about every human being alive and about all the dead that are alive enough to be remembered, and yet almost never does any harm until some defender makes a controversy. Gossip's a nasty thing, but it's sickly, and if people of good intentions will let it entirely alone, it will die, ninety-nine times out of a hundred.

It's only gossip if you repeat it. Until then, it's gathering information.

Free your life from the fangs of gossips by not associating yourself with them. Anyone who helps you to gossip about someone can also help someone to gossip about you.

There is no friendship that cares about an overheard secret.

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers

People like to think the worst. They like to have hushed gossip sessions and point their fingers at someone's problems that are more obvious than their own.

Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot.

I give boring people something to discuss over corn.

Sometimes I think the human animal doesn't really need food or water to survive, only gossip.

Stupidity is to have amnesia over your own faults when the person you hate makes theirs.

Angry men    Cheaters    Convenience    Cruelty    Defaming    Evilness    Fake christians    Gossip    Gossipers    Human    Hurt    Hypocrisy    Imperfect    Jealous women    Judgers    Liars    Mistake    Pain    Players    Rumors    Sinners    Sorow    Stalkers    Stupid women    Stupidity    Unchristlike    Unkind

Prince or commoner, tenor or bass,
Painter or plumber or never-do-well,
Do me a favor and shut your face -
Poets alone should kiss and tell.

Gossip    Love    Men    Relationships



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