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Gossip Quotes

How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!

Author: Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)

Profession: Anglo-American Essayist, Aphorist

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.

Author: Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)

Profession: British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor

Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out and parades up and down the words.

Author: Edwin H. Stuart


Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.

Author: Publilius Syrus

Profession: Roman Writer

Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend's friend has a friend; be discreet.

Author: The Talmud

Profession: Jewish Archive of Oral Tradition

An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation.

Author: Source Unknown


Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.

Author: Source Unknown


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Author: Source Unknown


Young people do not perceive at once that the giver of wounds is the enemy and the quoted tattle merely the arrow.

Author: Source Unknown


Rumor grows as it goes.

Author: Virgil

Profession: Roman Poet

Show me someone who never gossips, and I will show you someone who is not interested in people.

Author: Barbara Walters (1931)

Profession: American TV Personality

Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.

Author: Rebecca West (1892-1983)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone, you don't.

Author: Earl Wilson (1907)

Profession: American newspaper columnist