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

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true.
Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.
Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone, you don't.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
Never trust the teller, trust the tale.
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.
Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
Conversation is three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when one of them leaves.
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
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.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
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.
Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.
Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.
Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.
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.
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.
Show me someone who never gossips, and I will show you someone who is not interested in people.
An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation.
Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
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.
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
At every word a reputation dies.
One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers.
My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them.
Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
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.
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 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.
Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.
Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
Rumor grows as it goes.
Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend's friend has a friend; be discreet.
Young people do not perceive at once that the giver of wounds is the enemy and the quoted tattle merely the arrow.
Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out and parades up and down the words.
How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies.
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.
Sight before hearsay.
What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.
A malignant sore throat is a danger, a malignant throat not sore is worse.
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
She poured a little social sewage into his ears.
A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shop-talk of the scientist, and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past.
Of course we women gossip on occasion. But our appetite for it is not as avid as a man s. It is in the boys gyms, the college fraternity houses, the club locker rooms, the paneled offices of business that gossip reaches its luxuriant flower.
Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.
Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared.
For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern.
Nobody's interested in sweetness and light.
There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.
Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire.
They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
Speak no evil of the dead.
Where no wood is, the fire goes out; so where there is no tale bearer, the strife ceaseth.
With well doing you may put to silence foolish men.
Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick.
The idea of strictly minding our own business is moldy rubbish. Who could be so selfish?
Gossip is nature's telephone.
Don't sit around like a duck Go out and find ways to get your bucks up if gossip not making you money tell it to shut up!