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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.

Author: James Truslow Adams

Profession: American Statesman

Gossip is nature's telephone.

Author: Sholom Aleichem (1859-1916)

Profession: Ukraine-Born American Writer

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

Author: Myrtle Barker


Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick.

Author: Pierre De Beaumarchais (1732-1799)

Profession: French Dramatist

He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

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

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

With well doing you may put to silence foolish men.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Speak no evil of the dead.

Author: Chilo (560 BC)

Profession: Greek Sage

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

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

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

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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

Author: William Congreve (1670-1729)

Profession: British Dramatist

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

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

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

Author: George W. Crane


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.

Author: Elizabeth Drew (1887-1965)

Profession: Anglo-American Author, Critic