It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.
~ Errol Flynn
Gossip is a dark way to gain a sense of control by crushing another’s reputation with words. . . . Gossip repeatedly shows up in Scripture’s lists of heinous sins (with adultery, murder, and theft) because it kills the heart of another human being.
~ Sharon Hersh, in Brave Hearts
Bad news goes about in clogs, good news in stockinged feet.
~ Welsh proverb
No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.
~ Bertrand Russell