Gossip Quotes

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Paulo Coelho
“Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”
Paulo Coelho

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

Socrates
“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”
Socrates

Mother Teresa
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

To speak as little as possible of one's self.

To mind one's own business.

Not to want to manage other people's affairs.

To avoid curiosity.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

To pass over the mistakes of others.

To accept insults and injuries.

To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

Never to stand on one's dignity.

To choose always the hardest.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

Marie Curie
“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”
Marie Curie

Steve Maraboli
“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

China Miéville
“Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which new stories fight, and on.”
China Miéville, Embassytown

Lemony Snicket
“The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Alice Roosevelt Longworth
“If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody come sit next to me.”
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Sean Covey
“Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?”
Sean Covey, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

Anna Godbersen
“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, Splendor

Marcus Aurelius
“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, Meditations

Honoré de Balzac
“It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Oscar Wilde
“Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can’t get into it do that.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Bertrand Russell
“No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.”
Bertrand Russell, On Education

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

Criss Jami
“Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Gail Carriger
“I never gossip. I observe. And then relay my observations to practically everyone.”
Gail Carriger, Timeless

L.M. Montgomery
“Gossip, as usual, was one-third right and two-thirds wrong.”
L.M. Montgomery, Chronicles of Avonlea

Will Rogers
“Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth. ”
Will Rogers

Criss Jami
“A rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses. However, the real danger is that so many people find rumors enjoyable. That part causes the infection. And in such cases when a rumor is only partially made of truth, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the information may have gone wrong. It is passed on and on until some brave soul questions its validity; that brave soul refuses to bite the apple and let the apple eat him. Forced to start from scratch for the sake of purity and truth, that brave soul, figuratively speaking, fully amputates the information in order to protect his personal judgment. In other words, his ignorance is to be valued more than the lie believed to be true.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Andy Warhol
“I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs.”
Andy Warhol

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

Coco J. Ginger
“Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue.
Words you can’t have back, so they linger.”
Coco J. Ginger

Criss Jami
“What man ever openly apologizes for slander? It is not so much a feeling of slander as it is that of a massive lie, a misdeed not only to the slandered but also to those manipulated in the process. He has made them all, every one, his enemies, thereupon he is so overwhelmed with guilt that he will deny it until his grave.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Lynn Dove
'Shoot the wounded... what we do to people who are the most vulnerable... we 'shoot the wounded.' As if they haven't suffered enough, we add to it by gossiping and treating hurt people like outcasts." ..."I think we killed Ronnie's spirit... Instead of coming alongside her and supporting her through this, I failed her...”
Lynn Dove, Shoot the Wounded

Diana Wynne Jones
“Nobody can buy a hat without gossiping.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle

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

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