Saturday, February 23, 2008

Gossip -

More people are run down by gossip than by automobiles.

Who gossips to you, will gossip of you.

GOSSIP: Something that goes in one ear, out the other, and over the back fence.

What should not be heard by little ears should not be said by big mouths.

A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.Prov. 11:13

A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.Prov. 16:28

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.Prov. 18:8

A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much.Prov. 20:19

Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down. Prov. 26:20

For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder. 2Cor. 12:20

A trouble shared is...gossip.-- Just a Minute, BBC Radio 4, 26 February 2001

There's so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it little behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us. John Brantingham.

And there 's a lust in man no charm can tame
Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame;
On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly,
While virtuous actions are but born and die.
Stephen Harvey (circa 1627): Juvenal, Satire ix
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980)

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them.
Louis Nizer (1902-1994) In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.- ROGERS, WILL (1879-1935, )

There is so much good in the worst of us, an so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us. - Robert Louis Stevenson

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