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Public opinion contains all kinds of falsity and truth, but it takes a great man to find the truth in it. The great man of the age is the one who can put into words the will of his age, tell his age what its will is, and accomplish it. What he does is the heart and the essence of his age, he actualizes his age. The man who lacks sense enough to despise public opinion expressed in gossip will never do anything great.

Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone, you don't.
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.
It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
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.
Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie.
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.
I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called scientific mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips.
The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesn't discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip.
An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation.
Journalism is organized gossip.
Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.
Conversation is three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when one of them leaves.
Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.
Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.
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.
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies.

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