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The report of my death was an exaggeration ~ Mark Twain

“Think of the slavery in which we are bound. Every sound of praise immediately attracts me. Every word of blame immediately repels me. Every fool has an influence over my mind. Is this a life worth living?”

– Swami Vivekananda

Here we have a collection of quotes on gossip.

“The worst thing about talk … is that there’s no way to lay it to rest. Every fresh breeze brings a new speculation.” ~ Susan Witting Albert

“Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see.” ~Unknown

“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” ~ Lawrence G. Lovasik

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

“Gossip is when you have a malice of intent or mindless, third-party conversation to someone about someone, something you haven’t said to that someone.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

“Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.” ~ Joyce Meyer

People gossip. People are insecure, so they talk about other people so that they won’t be talked about. They point out flaws in other people to make them feel good about themselves.” ~ Blake Lively

“They have the unique ability to listen to one story and understand another.” ~ Pandora Poikilos

“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

“Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

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

“Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It’s gossip.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“People love gossip. It’s the biggest thing that keeps the entertainment industry going.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

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

“People will question all the good things they hear about you but believe all the bad without a second thought.” ~ Unknown

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

“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

“Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?” ~ Sean Covey

“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

“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.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

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

“Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.” ~ Author Unknown

“I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“I wish they’d get a life so they can stop talking about mine!”~ Unknown

“Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.S ~ ShannonL. Alder

“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

“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

“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

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

“A great talker, A great liar.” ~ Proverb