Rumors Sayings and Quotes

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

Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.     

Shana Alexander

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.     

John Tudor

Rumors generally grow deformed as they travel.     

Edward Counsel

Rumors are like ripples in a cornfield. They are ephemeral, but they do indicate which way the wind is blowing.     

Susan J. Palmer

Those who feed on rumors are small, suspicious souls.     

Charles R. Swindoll

Rumors are mostly a projection of the individual who started them.     

Roya R. Rad

Rumors are like songbirds; they sound filling but make a poor feast.     

W. Michael Gear

Rumor grows as it goes.     


Nothing is swifter than rumor.     


Rumors are like a flame blown by the wind.     

Nellie Nae Batson

Rumors are the oldest form of mass media.     

Jean-Noel Kapferer

Rumors are like wildfire; you are burned up before you know it.     

Kenneth D. Mcllroy

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.     

Will Rogers

What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.     

Jewish Proverb

Foolishly play with the fires of rumor, only to risk being burned by its treacherous flames.     

Josh Homme

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.     

Bertrand Russell

Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.     

Brian Koslow

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

Kahlil Gibran

You know what rumors are like like a jar full of moths. Once they escape, they're all over the place.     

Rhys Bowen

Always remember... Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.     

Ziad K. Abdelnour

Rumors are as dumb as the people who started them and as fake as the people who help spread them.     


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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.     

Benjamin Franklin

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

Earl Wilson

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

Justin Timberlake

Old rumors never die; nor do they fade away. They simply lay dormant for a while until the next appropriate time appears.     

Terry Ann Knopf

Buy the rumor, sell the fact.     

Bob Wisner

Rumors are not news; but they sometimes foreshadow news.     

Ernest Hamlin Abbott

Rumors, at times, can be more severe than the truth.     

Fuwa Aika

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.     

Oscar Wilde