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Gossip is black magic at its very worst because it is pure poison.
Don Miguel Ruiz

Gossip is the Devil's radio.
George Harrison

Live so that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Gossip about a person and his shadow will appear.
Japanese proverb

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

It is easier to close a river than to stop gossip.
Philippine proverb

Whoever gossips to you will gossip of you.
American proverb

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

The small man gossips. The average man lets him. The great man stays silent and allows
what is said of him to make him greater still.
Stephen Mansfield

Gossip is the scum of water, action is the drop of gold.
Tibetan proverb

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

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

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

Do not leave your reputation to chance or gossip; it is your life's artwork, and you must craft
it, hone it, and display it with the care of an artist.
Robert Greene

Gossip needs no carriage.
Russian proverb

Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip.
Erma Bombeck

The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the
dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse than the latter, for the last only kills
the body, while the other murders the reputation.
Tryon Edwards

Gossiping is the worst habit and the biggest calumny.
Jewish proverb

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

By curbing his tongue, a man gains possession of his mind. The fool babbles, gossips, argues,
and bandies words. He glories in the fact that he has had the last word, and has silenced his
opponent. He exults in his own folly, is ever on the defensive, and wastes his energies in
unprofitable channels. He is like a gardener who continues to dig and plant in unproductive
soil. The wise man avoids idle words, gossips, vain argument, and self-defence. He is content
to appear defeated; rejoices when he is defeated; knowing that, having found and removed
another error in himself, he has thereby become wiser. Blessed is he who does not strive for
the last word.
James Allen

A gossiping woman is the root of trouble.
African proverb, Jabo

A slander is like a hornet: If you cannot kill it dead at the first blow, better not to strike at it.
Josh Billings

The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.
Dave Barry

A gossip's mouth is the devil's mailbag.
Welsh proverb

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

Gossiping and lying go together.
English proverb

Gossip is more horrible than a capital crime.
Jewish proverb

Be impeccable with your word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against
yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and
love.
Don Miguel Ruiz

The thief does not gossip about his accomplice.
African proverb, Jabo

Gossip: Nobody will tell you gossip if you don't listen.
Marlene Dietrich

A slanderer kills three: Himself, his listener, and the person who was slandered.
Jewish proverb

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

Wherever there is gossip, there will be quarreling.
Philippine proverb

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