The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
In our appetite for gossip, we tend to gobble down everything before us, only to find, too late, that it is our ideals we have consumed, and we have not been enlarged by the feasts but only diminished.
How much an ill word may empoison liking!
Refusing to gossip is a beautiful decision to make. It not only creates richer friendships but, more importantly, it makes our relationship with the Lord more authentic and believable. We honor God when we honor each other.
Tell tales out of school.
Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?
He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.
If an American was condemned to confine his activity to his own affairs, he would be robbed of one half of his existence.
For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern.
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses.
People love gossip. It's the biggest thing that keeps the entertainment industry going.
You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town.
[Lat., Fabula (nec sentis) tota jactaris in urba.]
The subtle sauce of malice is often indulged in by maidens of uncertain age, over their tea.
She poured a little social sewage into his ears.
I will not say it is not Christian to make beads of others faults, and tell them over every day; I say it is infernal. If you want to know how the Devil feels, you do know, if you are such an one.
Never trust the teller, trust the tale.
It's weird how people who are the least close to me or who've never even met me purport to be experts on the real me; and then, sadly, there are those who could be in touch with me but prefer to gossip with strangers about me instead.
For pines are gossip pines the wide world through And full of runic tales to sigh or sing.
Not only is the world informed of everything about you, but of a great deal more.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
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