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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Gossip (76 Quotations)

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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

 

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Gossip is nature's telephone.
~ Sholom Aleichem

 

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The idea of strictly minding our own business is moldy rubbish. Who could be so selfish?
~ Myrtle Barker

 

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Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick.
~ Pierre De Beaumarchais

 

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He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Where no wood is, the fire goes out; so where there is no tale bearer, the strife ceaseth.
~ Bible

 

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With well doing you may put to silence foolish men.
~ Bible

 

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Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Speak no evil of the dead.
~ Chilo

 

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Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

 

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They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
~ William Congreve

 

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Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
~ Joseph Conrad

 

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Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire.
~ George W. Crane

 

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The inspired scribbler always has the gift for gossip in our common usage he or she can always inspire the commonplace with an uncommon flavor, and transform trivialities by some original grace or sympathy or humor or affection.
~ Elizabeth Drew

 

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While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.
~ Andrea Dworkin

 

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There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart; never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; and never to tell that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening while you tell it.
~ Henry Van Dyke

 

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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

 

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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
~ Henry Fielding

 

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A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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