Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?
It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
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.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.
Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.
I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.
I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.
Rumour is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures And of so easy and so plain a stop That the blunt monster with uncounted heads, The still-discordant wavering multitude, Can play upon it.
The biggest liar in the world is They Say.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures.
A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
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.
Gossip is called gossip because it's not always the truth.
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.
Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don't.
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