160+ Quotes That Will Help You Quit Gossiping

Just before you start gossiping about what your friend just told you, read these Gossip Quotes. You'll be glad that you did!

Do you ever find yourself gossiping? Chances are, yes! Most of us have done it before, and some of us even do it now. Gossiping can often feel like a harmless way to bond with friends or colleagues, but it can also be destructive. 

Many individuals gossip not to purposefully damage someone, but to satisfy the person with whom they are conversing. Some argue that gossip brings people together. It creates a hidden alliance and makes gossipers feel like members of a group.

So, how do we determine what constitutes gossip? A decent rule of thumb is that if you wouldn’t say something to someone, don’t say it about them.

Words are like swords. They are capable of causing harm. Once the rumor spreads, it is very hard to undo the harm. This is why spreading rumors is dangerous; you never know what the people who start them are up to.

The funny thing is, no one dreads hearing the things others say about them behind their back more than the person themselves. So, you see!

Now, here are 160 gossip quotes that will help you avoid gossip.

Definition of Gossip

Gossip Quotes - Gisele Bundchen

Gossip is poison.

Gossip, it appears is a past time for many just like discussing the weather. It leads nowhere and neither talking about others or talking about the weather will change either.

Gossip was usually a mindless distraction from a far too serious world.

Gossip never goes away, no matter where you are in life.

Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.

Gossip needs no carriage.

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

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

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.

Gossip is hardly uplifting.

Gossip Quotes - Ginger Rogers

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

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

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.

Gossip . . . reflects the insecurity of those who initiate it.

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.

Gossip is nature’s telephone.

Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.

Gossip is an imperative evolutionary characteristic that enables a community to stand strong and united.

Gossip Quotes - Gore Vidal

History is nothing but gossip about the past, with the hope that it might be true.

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

Josiah Gilbert Holland


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.

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.

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.

Gossip about a person and his shadow will appear.

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

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

Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.

People love gossip. It’s the biggest thing that keeps the entertainment industry going.

One of the most deadly diseases in the world today is gossip.

Gossip Quotes - David Kamara

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.

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.

Often he that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.

Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules.

It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.

It is presumptuous to draw conclusions about a person from what one has heard.

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.

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.

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

Gossip Quotes - Henry Thomas Buckle

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

It hasn’t always been that I have gossiped or lied. Sometimes I just talk too much. Or I repeated the words of others, which I should not have.

Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?

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

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

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