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62 Gossip Quotes

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

Frank A. Clark Quotes

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You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town. [Lat., Fabula (nec sentis) tota jactaris in urba.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Art of Love (III, 1, 21)

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Foul whisp'rings are abroad.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Macbeth (Doctor of Physic at V, i)

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(Salerio:) . . . if my gossip Report be an honest woman of her word. (Solanio:) I would she were as lying a gossip in that as ever knapped ginger or made her neighbors believe she wept for the death of a third husband.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Salerio & Solanio at III, i)

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There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.

James Truslow Adams Quotes

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For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?

Jane Austen Quotes

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Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.

Unknown Quotes

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I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Bible Quotes , Source: I Timothy (ch. V, v. 13)

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Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. II, ch. XIII)

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Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility.

Josiah Gilbert Holland Quotes

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What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.

Edgar Watson Howe Quotes

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What some invent, the rest enlarge.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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Report, that which no evil thing of any kind is more swift, increases with travel and gains strength by its progress. [Lat., Fama, malum quo non aliud velocius ullum, Mobilitate viget, viresque acquirit eundo.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: The Aeneid (IV, 174)

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It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadayssaying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

Spanish Proverb Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Who gossips with you will gossip of you

Irish Sayings Quotes

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He's gone, and who knows how may he report Thy words by adding fuel to the flame?

John Milton Quotes , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 1,350)

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The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

Will Rogers Quotes

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He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue

Mark Twain Quotes

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History is merely gossip

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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