45+ Best Gossip Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Gossip is a chatty talk. Inspirational gossip quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Most Famous Gossip Quotes

Anyone who will gossip to you, will gossip about you. – unknown

Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles. – Korean Saying

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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

Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see. – unknown

Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear. – Paulo Coelho

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Four horses cannot overtake the tongue. – Chinese Saying

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. – Henry Thomas Buckle

It is easier to dam a river than to stop gossip. – Moro (Filipino) Saying

Not everything you hear is good for talk. – Japanese Saying

The house of the loud talker, leaks. – African proverb Zulu Tribe

If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody come sit next to me. – Alice Roosevelt Longworth

You can’t sew buttons on your neighbor’s mouth. – Russian Saying

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth. – Jewish Proverb

What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away. – Chinese Proverb

Gossip is never fatal until it is denied. – Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

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

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. – Marie Curie

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. – Khalil Gibran

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

A gossiper is the devil’s postman. – Croft M. Pentz, The Complete Book of Zingers

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run. – Ouida

It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things. – Lawrence G. Lovasik

Oh yeah, gossip. I heard you on the secret wireless. You know the devil’s radio child. – George Harrison, “Devil’s Radio”

Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don’t. – Earl Wilson

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

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

The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught. – Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. – Marie Curie

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. – Honor de Balzac, Pere Goriot

Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. – Liz Smith, Natural Blonde

Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. – Shannon L. Alder

Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights. – Shannon L. Alder

Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind. – unknown

He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue – Mark Twain

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them. – Cato the Elder

People everywhere are about the same, but … it did seem that in a small town, where evil is harder to accomplish, where opportunities for privacy are scarcer, that people can invent more of it in other people’s names. Because that was all it required: that idea, that single idle word blown from mind to mind. – William Faulkner, Light in August

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

Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks. – Shannon L. Alder

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

Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which new stories fight, and on. – China Mieville, Embassytown

Doesn’t matter what you do, or how you do it, your neighbors are gonna talk about you anyway. – Felder Rushing