Gossip

Gossip serves no purpose other than to hear yourself talk. Catherine Pulsifer

People who judge harshly, criticize and condemn others through gossip, rumor or bad word of mouth are setting themselves up for the same unfair trials. Scott Allan, Rejection Reset

Small minds with little to do. Irish Saying

Stay at home in your mind. Don’t recite other people’s opinions. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you sitting with a group of friends that are gossiping about people then you should raise your voice and tell the friends that this is none of their business to talk about people lives, lifestyle’s or what so ever, initially it can be, it hard to convince them but not impossible to evaluate. David Dashner, Self Improvement

If you must slander someone don’t speak it – but write it – write it in the sand, near the water’s edge! Napoleon Hill, The Law of success

Forget the slander that you hear before you can repeat it. Forget each slight, each spite, each sheer wherever you may meet it. Priscilla Leonard, Outlook

Attacks can come in many forms: rumors, notes, and other ways. When we invest our time in small talk (gossip), we can only accomplish small things, if anything. David DeNotaris

Let’s just be honest about it. Gossip, in its essence, is a form of retaliation. You’re trying to get back at the person who offended you by talking about them behind their back. Rick Warren

The more drastic action is to remove all those social media apps that do not provide benefits to your life, to your well-being or to your freedom of mind. This means that you remove, delete in fact, any social media application that does not meet your definition of being free from those who simply love to gossip, those who ask inappropriate questions, those who live each day focusing on social media rather than what I call real meaningful person to person exchanges, and from those who seem to spend their time devoted to the negativity around them rather than contributing to the positive aspects of life. Byron Pulsifer, No Social Media

Nothing productive is ever achieved as a result of spreading, or listening to gossip. Don’t waste your time! You can make more productive use of it. Catherine Pulsifer, The Principles of Gossip

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword. Robert Burton

If people have gossiped about you, make sure that your basic stance is for them. This doesn’t mean that you must trust them in the same way you did before they gossiped about you. It does mean you should want what is best for them, even at a personal cost. Matthew C. Mitchell, Resisting Gossip

Subjective secondhand speech is exemplified by gossip, which hearsay is sometimes likened to. Jennifer Andrus, Entextualizing Domestic Violence

I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center. Dwight Eisenhower

If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don’t harbor any dislike, don’t enter into any contests, and don’t get upset, angry, or resentful.” Zen master Yuanwu

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

Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility. Josiah Gilbert Holland

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. Spanish Proverb

The biggest liar in the world is They Say. Douglas Malloch

If you gossip – you need to hush. Now. If you listen to gossip – you need to stop. Now. If you are a victim of gossip – you need to become a victor. Now. Jeff Abrams, Sticks and Stones

Not allowing yourself to get dragged into gossip and talking behind people’s backs can be a challenge but is essential as part of the master plan. It is one of the Ten Golden Rules. M.D. Wilson, Never Gossip

A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. Proverbs 11:13 (NIV)

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

There is just two important things to remember about gossip for it to be caring and not harmful to the gossiper or gossipee. First, we need to be willing to repeat whatever we are saying directly to the person and do it. And, second, there has to be absolutely no judmentalism in it. If we are not clear on these two points, then we’d better keep our mouths shut. Anne Wilson Schaef, Meditations for People Who (May) Worry Too Much

Let the greater part of the news thou hearest be the least part of what thou believest. Quarles

Gossip needs no carriage. Russian Proverb

Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement. George Bancroft

Gossip is also double-edged: as fun as it may be to tell gossip, by doing so we give people good reasons to do the same about us, which is not so amusing. Phill Haloway, Dealing with Gossip

Deception takes place when you intentionally try to get someone to believe something you know is not true. It occurs in numerous forms, depending upon the creativity and the desire of the deceiver. Deborah Smith Pegues, 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue Workbook

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

The Bible refers to negative comments or stories regarding other people as “evil reports.” This may seem like a strong term, but a careful search through the Scriptures shows that our gossip and truth-stretching is much more than idle chatter. This type of speech carries with it far-reaching ramifications that affect not only the life of the speaker but the life of the listener. Dr. Michael D. Sedler, What to Do When Words Get Ugly

If you are prone to gossip, you may want to reexamine your own needs and wants. Byron Pulsifer, Give Yourself A Test

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

There isn’t much to be seen in a little town, but what you hear makes up for it. Kin Hubbard

Gossip . . . reflects the insecurity of those who initiate it. Oprah Winfrey Negative People

Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it’s the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people’s hearts lie. Paul Scott

Never believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary – and remember that God is listening while you tell it. Henry vanDyke

It is a pleasure to me people – who do not gossip. Grenville Kleiser

The truth is, words can hurt. And while they don’t physically break bones, they can damage your spirit. Susan Sprague, Coping with Cliques

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. Proverbs 16:28

A visiting minister began to share about the impact of gossip and criticism. Rather than focus on the harm done by speaking negative words, however, he taught about the damage done simply by listening to them. Dr. Michael D. Sedler, What to Do When Words Get Ugly

I’ve been the girl who gossiped about another, and I’ve been the girl who has been gossiped about. And guess what? It’s miserable both ways. Cara Alwill Leyba, Girl Code

Gossip is the act of spreading that which is unconfirmed or the revealing of what was once confidential information. In either situation, gossip is harmful to the gossiper as well as the receipient. The best thing about gossip is when it doesn’t occur in any situation or in any environment. Byron R. Pulsifer

That which is everybody’s business is nobody’s business. Izaak Walton

Rumors are nearly as old as human history itself, with some evidence dating back to ancient Rome. Alpha Traits, How To Combat Deadly Rumors, Gossip and Back Stabbing

Perhaps you haven’t been accused, exactly, but you have struggled with gossip which has made you look bad. These situations can be very powerful since they can set expectations for people you have never met simply because they hear the lie first, and so can form an opinion about you before you have had the chance to show them your true self. Robert Jirda, How to Sink the Rumour Mill

One of the most deadly diseases in the world today is gossip. David Kamara, Overcoming Gossips

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Proverbs 18:21 ESV

That awkward moment when you are sitting next to people who gossip too much that you are even scared of leaving them cause you know that you are next.