70 Gossip Quotes
Gossip is a very negative thing. Read these quotes about gossip
to remind you that spreading rumors does more harm than good.
Gossip serves no purpose other than to hear yourself talk.
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
Words of Encouragement
Small minds with little to do.
Quote of The Day
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
Quotes to Live By
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.
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.
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.
Famous Quotes about Life
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.
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.
Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility.
Josiah Gilbert Holland
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
The biggest liar in the world is They Say.
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.
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.
Gossip needs no carriage.
Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters
and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.
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.
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
Quotes about Life
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.
There isn't much to be seen in a little town, but what you hear makes up for it.
Funny Quotes about Life
Gossip . . . reflects the insecurity of those who initiate it.
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.
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.
It is a pleasure to me people - who do not gossip.
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.
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
Top Ten Quotes
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
Quotes about Overcoming
That which is everybody's business is nobody's business.
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
Robert Jirda, How to Sink the Rumour Mill
One of the most deadly diseases in the world today is gossip.
David Kamara, Overcoming Gossips
Poems about Life
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Proverbs 18:21 ESV
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