Top 45 Gossip Quotes That Will Make You Rethink To Act

It is important to know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate uses of gossip so that you can use this tool in your favor.

Gossip has the power to divide people and tear down friendships. It can be a tool for good or evil. Gossip is like a virus that spreads quickly and is hard to contain, even when it causes harm. It is not necessarily a bad thing, and it can also be considered a form of communication. It helps people to communicate their thoughts and feelings about others without having to interact with them directly.

Here are 45 gossip quotes that will make you rethink to act

1. “Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.” ― Walter Winchell

2. “Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” ― Marie Curie

3. “Sometimes I think the human animal doesn’t really need food or water to survive, only gossip.” ― Steve Toltz

4. “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

5. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” ― Henry Thomas Buckle

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

7. “Gossip needn’t be false to be evil – there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.” ― Frank A. Clark

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

9. “It’s only gossip if you repeat it. Until then, it’s gathering information.” ― Mercedes Lackey

10. “Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules.” ― Douglas Adams

11. “Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.” ― Justin Timberlake

12. “Gossip is a very dangerous tool. We should be more wary of the gossiper, and not the gossip they’re trying to relay to you.” ― John Lydon

13. “Gossip is poison.” ― Gisele Bundchen

14. “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

15. “Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.” ― Erica Jong

16. “A session of boasting won’t attract any real friends. It will set you up on a pedestal, however, making you a clearer target.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

17. “History is nothing but gossip about the past, with the hope that it might be true.” ― Gore Vidal

18. “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” ― Socrates

19. “It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.” ― Honoré de Balzac

20. “Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.” ― Joseph Conrad

21. “Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don’t.” ― Earl Wilson

22. “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

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

24. “When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.” ― Marilyn Monroe

25. “Gossip needn’t be false to be evil – there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.” ― Frank A. Clark

26. “People like to think the worst. They like to have hushed gossip sessions and point their fingers at someone’s problems that are more obvious than their own.” ― Marcia Lynn McClure

27. “If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” ― Khalil Gibran

28. “Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren’t present.” ― P. J. O’Rourke

29. “Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.” ― Jane Austen

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

31. “Gossip is hardly uplifting.” ― Ginger Rogers

32. “The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.” ― Will Rogers

33. “Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don’t.” ― Earl Wilson

34. “Not everything you hear is good for talk.” ― Japanese (on gossip)

35. “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

36. “It is easier to dam a river than to stop gossip.” ― Moro (Filipino) (on gossip)

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

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

39. “Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.” ― Korean Proverb

40. “Four horses cannot overtake the tongue.” ― Chinese (on gossip)

41. “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

42. “Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.” ― Oscar Wilde

43. “Free your life from the fangs of gossips by not associating yourself with them. Anyone who helps you to gossip about someone can also help someone to gossip about you.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

44. “If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends, you’re safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.” ― Alice Duer Miller

45. “Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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