Gossip Wisdom

“It is easier to dam a river than to stop gossip.”
~ Moro

“Never apologize before you are accused.”
~ Charles I of Great Britain

“Little said is soonest mended.”
~ George Wither

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

“If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.”
~ Aesop

“Four horses cannot overtake the tongue.”
~ Chinese Saying

“Anyone who will gossip to you, will gossip about you.”
~ Unknown

“Not everything you hear is good for talk.”
~ Japanese

“The house of the loud talker, leaks.”
~ African proverb Zulu Tribe

“Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.”
~ Korean Saying

“Words once spoken can never be recalled.”
~ Wentworth Dillon

“You can’t sew buttons on your neighbor’s mouth.”
~ Russian Saying

“What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth.”
~ Jewish Proverb

“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

“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 is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.”
~ Joseph Conrad

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

“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

“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

“Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.”
~ Unknown

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

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

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

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

“Who brings a tale takes two away.”
~ Irish Proverb

“Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.”
~ Jane Austen

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