Gossip Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gossip quotes, gossip sayings, and gossip proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If I maintain my silence about my secret it is my prisoner... if I let it slip from my tongue, I am its prisoner.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.

Francis Bacon

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

Errol Flynn

Some secrets are fires so scorching, the only way to quench the burn is to tell someone.

Terri Guillemets

Who brings a tale takes two away.

Irish Proverb

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.     

Jane Austen

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

Jude Morgan

The worst thing about talk ... is that there's no way to lay it to rest. Every fresh breeze brings a new speculation.     

Susan Wittig Albert

A boomerang returns back to the person who throws it. But first, while moving in a circle, it hits its target. So does gossip.      

Vera Nazarian

A dog that will fetch a bone, will carry a bone.      

R. Forby

If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all.      


Little said is soonest mended.      

George Wither

Where there is smoke there is fire.      


Words once spoken can never be recalled.      

Wentworth Dillon

Words spoken are like eggs broken.

Sheri Glewen

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

Douglas Adams

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

Richard Steele

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