Gossip

 

Author Unknown
"Sight before hearsay."
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Virgil
"Rumor grows as it goes."
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David O. McKay
"Slander is poison to the soul."
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Alexander Pope
"At every word a reputation dies."
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Author Unknown
"Gossiping and lying go hand in hand."
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N. Eldon Tanner
"Gossip is the worst form of judging."
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Author Unknown
"What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth."
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Will Rogers
“The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
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Billy Graham
“A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.”
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Pythagoras
"Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will."
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John Tudor
“A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.”
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Sir Philip Sidney
“No sword bites so fiercly as an evil tongue.”
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Will Rogers
“Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.”
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Author Unknown
“Some people will believe anything if it's whispered to them.”
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Author Unknown
“I don't repeat gossip so listen close because I’m only going to say once.”
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Charles Caleb Colton
"None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them."
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Author Unknown
“What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.”
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Joseph Conrad
"Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys."
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David O. McKay
"Gossip bespeaks either a vacant mind or one that entertains jealousy or envy."
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Author Unknown
To harken to evil conversation is the road to wickedness
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Shana Alexander
“Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.”
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Early Wilson
“Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don't.”
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Author Unknown
“What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away.”
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Bertrand Russell
“No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.”
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Author Unknown
“The easiest way to keep a secret is without help.”
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Author Unknown
“Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.”
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Exodus 20:16
“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.”
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Psalms 34:13
“Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.”
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Author Unknown
“Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.”
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Psalms: 101:5
“Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off.”
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Publilius Syrus
"Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world."
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Will Rogers
“So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.”
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Cato the Elder
“We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.”
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Victor Hugo
"For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern."
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Henry Ward Beecher
"He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds."
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Blaise Pascal
"If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world."
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Alexander Pope
"And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too."
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Walter Winchell
"Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid."
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Marvin J. Ashton
“Through microscopic examination one can find in almost every life incidents or traits that can be destructive when they are magnified.”
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Proverbs 11:13
“A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
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Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
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Frank A. Clark
“Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.”
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Dolley Madison
“It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.”
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Proverbs 26:20
“Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.”
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Edgar Howe
“When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.”
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Johann K. Lavater
“Never tell evil of a man, if you do not know it for certainty, and if you know it for a certainty, then ask yourself, 'Why should I tell it?”
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James Truslow Adams
“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.”
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Horace
"Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them."
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Proverbs  13:3
“He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.”
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Kahlil Gibran
“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”
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Matthew 7:3
“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”
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Matthew 12:36
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
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Matthew 15:11
“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”
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Luke 6:37
“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.”
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James 1:26
“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.”
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Douglas Adams
“Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules.”
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1 Peter 2:1
“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking…”
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Lisa Kirk
“A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself."
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Marvin J. Ashton
"How damaging is a habit that permits faultfinding, character assassination, and the sharing of malicious rumors! Gossip and caustic comments often create chains of contention."
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James 4:11
“Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.”
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Marvin J. Ashton
“Ugly reports and conversations are always available to those who would promote the sordid and sensational. None of us are yet perfect. We each have failings that aren’t terribly difficult to detect especially if that is the aim.”
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Benjamin Franklin
“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.”
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Phyllis Mcginley
"Of course we women gossip on occasion. But our appetite for it is not as avid as a man s. It is in the boys gyms, the college fraternity houses, the club locker rooms, the paneled offices of business that gossip reaches its luxuriant flower."
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Brigham Young
"If your neighbors talk about you, and you think that they do wrong in speaking evil of you, do not let them know that your ever heard a word, and conduct yourselves as if they always did right, and it will mortify them, and they will say, "We'll not try this game any longer."
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Henry Van Dyke
"There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart; never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; and never to tell that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening while you tell it."
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New Era Magazine
“Many people think gossip is the spreading of falsehoods or rumors. Of course, that kind of behavior is absolutely wrong, no question about it. But gossip also involves telling people personal things about another when it really is none of their business. Whether the information is true or not is not the issue. If telling others will do harm, cause embarrassment, or give faulty perceptions, then you have an obligation to stop the gossip by not spreading it to others.”

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