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What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.

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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

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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. Henry van Dyke

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Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it? Johann Kaspar Lavater

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A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings. Thomas Fuller

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Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

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Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.

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One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers. Plautus

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With well doing you may put to silence foolish men.

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When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

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Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.

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It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true. Oscar Wilde

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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. Horace

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Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip. Richard Steele

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Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world. Publilius Syrus

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At every word a reputation dies. Alexander Pope

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Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed. Erica Jong

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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

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Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves. Rebecca West

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I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true. Dorothy Parker

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I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal

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And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too. Alexander Pope

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

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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. Phyllis McGinley

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

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Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.

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The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. Will Rogers

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Never trust the teller, trust the tale. D. H. Lawrence

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An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation.

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Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. Henry Fielding

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He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds. Henry Ward Beecher

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Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back. Francis Picabia

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While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact. Andrea Dworkin

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For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern. Victor Hugo

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Sight before hearsay.

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

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Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend's friend has a friend; be discreet.

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The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them. H. L. Mencken

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She poured a little social sewage into his ears. George Meredith

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Where no wood is, the fire goes out; so where there is no tale bearer, the strife ceaseth.

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Young people do not perceive at once that the giver of wounds is the enemy and the quoted tattle merely the arrow.

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If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal

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Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C. Ambrose Bierce

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There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde

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Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shop-talk of the scientist, and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past. Phyllis McGinley

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None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. Charles Caleb Colton

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Rumor grows as it goes. Virgil

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Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.