Gossip Proverbs

Sayings about Gossiping

Gossiping and lying go hand in hand. ~ Traditional Proverb

Women never praise without gossiping. ~ Chinese Proverb

Whoever gossips about his relatives has no luck and no blessing. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Gossips always suspect that others are talking about them. ~ Yoruba Proverb

It is easier to dam a river than to stop gossip. ~ Filipino Proverbs

The more souls the more gossip. ~ Chinese Proverb

Wolves never gossip about each other. ~ German Proverbs

There is gossip every day, but if no one listens anymore the gossip will die. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who gossips and he who listens to it deserve to be thrown to the dogs. ~ Hebrew Proverb

A gossip’s mouth is the devil’s postbag. ~ Gaelic Proverb

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth. ~ Jewish Proverbs

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. ~ Spanish Proverbs

He who gossips to you will gossip about you. ~ Lebanese Proverbs

Gossip needs no carriage. ~ Russian Proverbs

Better lie than gossip. ~ Indian Proverbs

Gossipers are the devil’s trumpeters. ~ French Proverb

Quotations about Gossiping

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community in which you live. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

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

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. ~ Author Unknown

Half the gossip of society would perish if the books that are truly worth reading were but read. ~ Rev. George Dawson

Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need. ~ Primo Levi

Most women indulge in idle gossip, which is the henchman of rumor and scandal. ~ Octave Feuillet

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. ~ Will Rogers

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

Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way. ~ Antoine de Rivarol, Comte de Rivarol

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 the opiate of the oppressed. ~ Erica Jong

It is only before those who are glad to hear it, and anxious to spread it, that we find it easy to speak ill of others. ~ Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory. ~ Elbert Hubbard

It is among uneducated women that we may look for the most confirmed gossips. Goethe tells us there is nothing more frightful than bustling ignorance. ~ Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

All literature is gossip. ~ Truman Capote

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

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

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

Old gossips are usually young flirts gone to seed. ~ James Lendall Basford

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

Too many individuals are like Shakespeare’s definition of “echo,”–babbling gossips of the air. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

Gossip isn’t scandal, and it’s not merely malicious. It’s chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. ~ Phyllis McGinley

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

Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to. ~ Author Unkonwn

A gossiper is the devil’s postman. ~ Croft M. Pentz

Gossip has been described as halitosis of the mind. ~ Croft M. Pentz

There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us. ~ F.H. Bradley

Those base men who speak of the secret faults of others, destroy themselves like the serpents in ant-hills. ~ Chanakya

So live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. ~ Will Rogers

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

Conversation is when three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when one of them leaves. ~ Herb Shriner

If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Everybody says it, and what everybody says must be true. ~ James Fenimore Cooper

Gossip is nature’s telephone. ~ Sholom Aleichem

Gossip is putting two and two together, and making it five. ~ Ivan Panin

The easiest way to keep a secret is without help. ~ Author Unknown

The Puritan’s idea of hell is a place where everybody has to mind his own business. ~ Wendell Phillips

We are disgusted by gossip; yet it is of importance to keep the angels in their proprieties. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it. ~ Napoleon I, Maxims

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. ~ Benjamin Franklin

There are male as well as female gossips. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Female gossips are generally actuated by active ignorance. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

A long-tongued, babbling gossip. ~ William Shakespeare

Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality. ~ Oscar Wilde

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

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly becomes any of us to talk about the rest of us. ~ Edward Wallis Hoch

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

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

For my part, I can compare her (a gossip) to nothing but the sun; for, like him, she knows no rest, nor ever sets in one place but to rise in another. ~ John Dryden

Gossip is saying behind their back what you would not say to their face. ~ Author Unknown

Men have always detested women’s gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared. ~ Erica Jong

You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town. ~ Ovid

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

Gossip Proverbs

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