67 Quotes about Gossips


Show me someone who never gossips, and I’ll show you someone who isn’t interested in people. – Barbara Walters

Rumor travels faster, but it don’t stay put as long as truth. – Will Rogers

Not everything you hear is good for talk. – Japanese Saying

Gossip is the Devil’s radio. – George Harrison

If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all. – Aesop

Who brings a tale takes two away. – Irish Proverb

The house of the loud talker, leaks. – African proverb

Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles. – Korean Proverb

You can’t sew buttons on your neighbor’s mouth. – Russian Proverb

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth. – Jewish Proverb

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. – Spanish proverb

What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away. – Chinese Proverb

Good gossip is just what’s going on. Bad gossip is stuff that is salacious, mean, and bitchy; the kind most people really enjoy. – Liz Smith

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back. – Michael Bassey Johnson

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. – Harry Truman

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. – Oscar Wilde

Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell. – Shana Alexander


Little said is soonest mended. – George Wither

In small towns, news travels at the speed of boredom. – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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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Gossip was usually a mindless distraction from a far too serious world. – Dianne Sylvan

Doesn’t matter what you do, or how you do it, your neighbors are gonna talk about you anyway. – Felder Rushing

The biggest liar in the world is They Say. – Douglas Malloch

Don’t let your hatred gossip. – Terri Guillemets

If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner, if I let it slip from my tongue, I am its prisoner. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order. – Francis Bacon

Gossip is nature’s telephone. – Sholom Aleichem

No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues. – Bertrand Russell

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. – Marie Curie

It is easier to dam a river than to stop gossip. – Unknown

Prophecy is the most gratuitous form of error. – George Eliot

Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules. – Douglas Adams

It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper. – Errol Flynn

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true. – Winston Churchill

Some secrets are fires so scorching, the only way to quench the burn is to tell someone. – Terri Guillemets

Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear. – Paulo Coelho

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy. – Marcus Aurelius

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Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. – Jane Austen

Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind. – Unknown

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. – Walter Winchell

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

It is presumptuous to draw conclusions about a person from what one has heard. – Jude Morgan

The worst thing about talk , is that there’s no way to lay it to rest. Every fresh breeze brings a new speculation. – Susan Wittig Albert

A boomerang returns back to the person who throws it. But first, while moving in a circle, it hits its target. So does gossip. – Vera Nazarian

It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things. – Lawrence G. Lovasik

Where there is smoke there is fire. – Unknown

Words once spoken can never be recalled. – Wentworth Dillon

Words spoken are like eggs broken. – Sheri Glewen


Gossip is saying behind their back what you would not say to their face. Flattery is saying to their face what you would not say behind their back. – Unknown

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. – Khalil Gibran

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights. – Shannon L. Alder

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It’s only gossip if you repeat it. Until then, it’s gathering information. – Mercedes Lackey

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. – Henry Thomas Buckle

He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue. – Mark Twain

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them. – Cato the Elder

If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends, you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue. – Alice Duer Miller

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run. – Ouida

Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don’t. – Earl Wilson

Gossip needn’t be false to be evil, there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around. – Frank A. Clark

Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. – Shannon L. Alder

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. – Marie Curie

Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts. – Anna Godbersen

Never apologize before you are accused. – Charles I of Great Britain

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

Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. – Liz Smith

If there is anything more annoying in the world than having people talk about you, it is certainly having no one talk about you. – Oscar Wilde